KRAFTY TIPS & TUTES - SHADOW BOX CARD!

Good Morning Krafty friends, Krafty Girl Marilyn here!!  Today I'm going to show you how to make a "Shadow Box" card.  A Shadow Box card has an insert in the middle of the card with a 1/2 inch depth, like my card featured below.  


Supplies:  Cardstock, scoring tool, ruler, craft knife and tape. 
                  I used the LOVE STORY SENTIMENTS stamp for my card.


Cut your cardstock to 5 inches X 10 1/2 inches, and then score at 5 inches and 5 1/2 inches.  Fold along score lines.  This will give you a finished card size of 5 inches by 5 inches with a 1/2 inch depth for the shadow box.


Now to make the "box" part of the card.  This card will have a 3 inch square insert.  We are going to create score lines for this insert.  This will be done on the front of your card. 
You will measure and mark 1 inch from the outside edge of each side.  Then you will make score lines from 1 inch to 4 inches on all sides.  Then measure in a 1/2 inch from the first set of score lines and score from 1 1/2 inches to 3 1/2 inches on all 4 sides.  You should have two squares scored in the middle of your card like the picture below.  This is the inside.


Here is a picture from the outside with the scored lines.


We are going to cut the opening for the insert using the score lines that we just made.  On the inside of the card I usually put a small pencil mark on each corner so I will know where to end the cut.


Using a ruler and craft knife or paper cutter you will cut from corner to corner on a diagonal of the score lines forming an "X" cut in the square just like the picture above.  The cut goes from the outer score lines which I have placed a small pencil mark to the other pencil mark on the diagonal.

Then you open and crease each of the  score lines like in the pictures below.



You then add tape to the area that will hold the insert like in this picture.


Next cut a 3 inch square using the same card stock.  I also cut a 2 7/8 by 2 7/8 inch square of designer paper for decoration.  Then just place it into the opening and you will have your shadow box card. 


The sides of your card around the opening will be 1 inch wide.  I added a layer of card stock and then a layer of designer paper for a finishing touch.  Once you make the shadow box card there is no limit to how you can decorate it.  You can make this card any size with a larger or smaller insert.  The method will be the same. 

I hope you will give this a try!  It's a lovely way to showcase a stamp or to even create a scene within the box.  I'd love to see your creations and please share with us if you do on our Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Facebook group!  Have a fun and Krafty day!!


Challenge #317, LOVE


Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

The winner of last month's challenges is Dee Earnshaw!!!  Congratulations, be sure to email Kimmie to get your KKS Giftcard!

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb group??  It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!!

MAKE YOUR OWN SALE!!!!  Now through Sunday, February 8th you get to make your own sale!!  Use Code BDAY25 to receive 25% off of anything in the Krafty store!!  Thanks to the Birthday Girl, Kimmie!!!  Happy Shopping.

Will you be joining us for the Krafty Krop?  Lots of great challenges, chatting and prizes!!  Head over to the event page here, for details and to join in the fun!!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch.  The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card!  You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!  Here is February's sketch...

Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our THEME as a starting point for your creation!!!  You will have until February 12th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
Pull out those fabby stamps and play along!  Have some krafty fun and join us this week!! 

Hello Krafty Friends! 
Elisabete here as your hostess for this week's challenge! Since Valentine's
 is right around the corner what better way to celebrate than to have a LOVE challenge! 
Show us your Valentine's creations or anything that shows love for something.
For this week's creation what better way to showcase one of my favorite Disney love stories: the Beauty & the Beast! 
I used three stamps from three sets: Beauty, The Beast and the sentiment is from the set Love Story.
Make sure to join us!! Hugs











Make Your Own SALE!! Plus FREE Gift with Purchase!

It's my Birthday week so we're celebrating with LOTS of fun stuff!


First off, YOU get to decide what you'd like to be ON SALE!
Use coupon code BDAY25 until Sunday night 
to receive 25% OFF anything and everything in the shop INCLUDING our SALE items!
YOU get to choose what to use the coupon code on!
ALSO each and every order placed this weekend will receive a
FREE GIFT!  It could be a retired stamp or some twine or ribbon!  It could be some enamel dots or some buttons or a paper pad!
Sooo have fun creating your own SALE
and happy shoppin'!


OH and be sure to join us ALL DAY TOMORROW
for an ONLINE Krafty Krop!!
Let's inspire each other and create together!
Join us on the EVENT PAGE for challenges all day long,
krafty fun, prizes and giveaways!



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