AAA Stamp Giveaway & Learn to Make a Shadowbox Card!

Is it Spring yet? Well, judging by the fresh new coating of white stuff on my trees, car and house I’d say no. Oh well, I at least think of Spring when I make a card. This is a shadowbox card, I learned to make one at a stamping party I went to this week.

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Isn’t that angel sleeping on a calla lily the sweetest? I was actually planning to use this stamp on some Christmas cards but didn’t get around to it but it works just as well as a spring card, I think it would be nice for a baby shower. This beautiful fairy stamp is by About Art Accents. How would you like to win it? Just leave a comment on this post and I will randomly draw a winner next weekend.

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So, do you want to know how to make the card? It is very easy and I’ll have a video tutorial for you in a few days but here are the written instructions:

  1. Cut two pieces of cardstock (or heavyweight patterned paper) the same size. Hint: The size you cut the paper is the size of the finished card so if you want a card that will fit in an invitation envelope cut the paper 5.5″x4.25″. 
  2. Score the right and left side of each paper 1/2″ and 1″ from the edge.
  3. Cut window from the center of the paper you want on top (I used a Creative Memories oval cutter but you can use whatever you have such as a die, colullze or Xacto knife.)
  4. At this point you may wish to decorate the inside (back piece) of the box. Try to keep it fairly flat if you want to mail it later.
  5. Now you need to fold on the score lines. Use the photo as a guide. You are folding the front panel forwards and the back panel backward to create a wide shadowbox in the center.
  6. Adhere the front and back of the card together on the edge.
  7. Decorate the front as desired.

Now the only drawback to this card is that you need to write on the back of it. It will fold flat in the envelope to mail and pop out when removed from the envelope. Neat huh?

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I also wanted to mention that I used purple glitter nail polish for the wings and I colored the image with Promarkers. Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win this stamp from About Art Accents! I will draw a name in a week, it could be you! While you are waiting you might want to check out About Art Accents awesome sales, they have many stamps 50% off and their regular prices are not bad either, in fact if you tell them I sent you (coupon code Lindsay10%) you can save 10% on all non sale items too! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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41 Responses

  1. Such a sweet card…and yes I’m ready for spring

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  2. WOW! I love the idea of using nail polish as glitter accents! The angel is adorable! Thanks for showing us how to make this cool card.

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  3. Send us some snow in South Jersey!

    Love the colors and the card! Thanks Lindsay! Have a toasty day!

    Peace & blessings,
    Marie

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  4. Looks like I could handle this card without a visual tutorial !! We’ll see!! Love it- please enter me!!

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  5. Hi Dearest, You sure OUT-DO-Yourself everytime! I can’t wait to see the video of actually how you made this wonderful type of card. I sure
    never would have thouth od useing Glittered nail-polish! Do you thinknit will last, I mean do younthinknit will stay ON the paper?? Also How, or
    Will you shiw how you would out this type of card IN an Envelope?? I would be afraid, that i woukd ruin the actual shape of the card, i.e. don’t you think it will then become lop-sided???
    Thanks Again for sharing w/us Your creations. You have a great day!
    Say whatever happened w/the Machine you got for free, I think it was some sort of print/cutting/machine, with all sorts of added pieces. You unpacked it on video, and said you would share w/us on videos, all the things thst could be made w/the new machine—once you knew what-and HOW-TO use it??

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  6. What a cute card. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy saturday!

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  7. What a cute card. All your cards and artwork on them are just beautiful.

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  8. Always enjoy your cards and all your tips/tutorials – this is a cute one and a great idea for my sister’s birthday next week – thanks!
    Anne

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  9. What a sweet card! I can definitely see that stamp for use as a baby shower card or spring, like you mentioned.

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  10. oh yeah baby, I would love a chance to win another stamp from here, lovely card!!!

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  11. that is a beautiful card. loved it and want to make it so bad.

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  12. This is so cute. Thanks for the tutorial. Adorable stamp that you used and I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

    Marjorie from TX

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  13. A shadow box Fairy, how cute is this!! I love the nail polish idea.

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  14. What a beautiful card! I love that you added nail polish to the wings added such a unique dimension to the card.

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  15. What a lovely card…I have to try this!

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  16. What a pretty card! Thanks for the instructions for making an easy dimensional card. Of course, winning something never hurts anybody! Lol! Thanks for your enthusiastic spirit! I really enjoy seeing all the things you do, especially because I know you are just being yourself. That is so special, that you share so much of yourself with us.

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  17. What a lovely image and a gorgeous card! I can’t wait for the video tutorial on this one! (I am secretly hoping that you have two cup of coffee before this one!) :)
    Valerie

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  18. What a cute little stamp! Love the card!

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  19. As always great job and beautiful color’s.

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  20. That card is so adorable!! Love the stamp!!

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  21. adorable stamp and adorable card thanks for the chance to win.

    later tater,
    laney

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  22. This card is awesome. I will be a grandma for the first time and I agree with you that it would make a wonderful baby shower card (with just a few changes). thanks for the great idea!

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  23. Thanks for sharing the directions for the shadow card. I know I will be able to make one now. I love the cute stamp. I could make amny cards using this stamp.

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  24. As always, I love your projects. This little angel is the sweetest. Thanks for all of your generosity.

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  25. Great idea, looks beautiful. ~Diane

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  26. What a great stamp…and card Lindsay – it really does make me think of Spring! Thanks for the ‘how to’…I will give it my best effort! Thanks too for the chance to win that adorable stamp.
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  27. that’s a neat idea and so simple. thanks

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  28. What an unusual card, Lindsay, I love it!! Thanks for the chance to win one of these stamps!! Looking forward to the video – because reading isn’t enough for me :)

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  29. Thanks Lindsay, I’ll give this a try later on today. I love new ideas for making a card “with a difference”. Beautiful little fairy stamp too.

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  30. So sweet. I love calla lilies! When my mom married eons ago……she carried white calla lilies. Whenever I see them, it makes me think of her.

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  31. Lindsay,
    I don’t usually like cards that have to be colored, but, this one is so sweet I would do it if I were lucky enough to win. Do you have any tips for left handed people who want to color and not smear? Looking forward to the video

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  32. As one frugal crafter to another, I enjoy your tips and making do with what you have.

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  33. This card is adorable, and I think just about every girl likes Beautiful
    delicate Fairies. I would love this stamp. Thank for the chance to win,
    and for all of your wonderful tips and tutorials.

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  34. so sweet…just love the polish idea ;) Looking forward to the video.

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  35. Such a sweet card. A caught myself saying “Aaaahhhhh” out loud…. What little (or big) girl wouldn’t enjoy a card like this? It’s perfect for everything from new baby congratulations to birthdays to thank yous. Love the glitter nail polish idea. I bought a lot of it for my niece, only to find it’s almost impossible to get off, so it will now go into the craft area and get used.

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  36. just adorable Lindsay – great use of colours :D Shaz in oz.x

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  37. Such a lovely card Lindsay. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win.
    Have a great week

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  38. Love the shadowbox card; thanks for the instructions (looking forward to the video). Sweet stamp. Thanks for offering it to us.

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  39. What a sweet stamp and card, I love interactive cards like this and of course appreciate your 10% of code, thanks so much.

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  40. I may be too late to be in the drawing but I still want to tell you how absolutely darlin’ this is. Thanks for the instructions and I look forward to your emails everyday. Sweet Stamps are great.

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