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Shadow Box Frame

The Shadow Box Frame is easy, fun and can be use in is so many ways.


1 – 12 x 12 Card stock (or you can use
            thick paper stock.)
1 – 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 heavy cards stock (great               
            place to use the cardboard that
            comes in the back of your DSP.)

1 – 7 1/4 x 7 1/4  Paper or Cards stock

1 – 7 x 7 Paper or cards stock

1-  6 3/4 x 6 3/4 cards stock.

Plus you will need your inside embellishments. Skies the limit.

First score your 12 x 12 card stock or thick paper at 1/2, 1 1/8, 2 3/8 and 3 on all 4 sides. Now with a pencil mark off blocks the 4 corners. In the example below you will cut off the “x” and the “T” will be a tag. Repeat in all 4 corners.

XX            XX 
XT            TX

XT            TX

Next, make an “X” in the middle of your paper crossing over the first score line closes to the center. Using you straight edge, create a box around the center “X”, large about 3 1/2 inches. Now cut on each line. When you are finished you will have 4  triangles, (do not discard). Fold on each of the score lines using your bone folder.

Fold your tag in and adhere to form all 4 corners.

Measure your 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 to be sure it is not too big. IF it is a tiny bit small that is okay, but if it is too big you need to trim it down now. Adhere the backing to the bottom, being sure the 1/2 inch scored section is folded to the inside.

Now let’s work on the top side. Fold and adhere the inside pieces down. Be sure the inside edges are square. You can do this with any straight edge, just stand it up to be sure the inside flap is not pushed too far back or too far forward.

You are ready to embellish the inside of your frame.

Here are some other Shadow Boxes that were completed in the class. A special thank you to the group for letting me share how creative they are.

To get your supplies for this project, come shop with me at     ElainePelletier.stampinup.net