DIY Shadow Boxes

Hello friends! 
I am back today with a very interesting post.
Don’t we all love shadow boxes…? These can be made in various themes and for many occasions. Shadow boxes are the trend these days. 

I recently made shadow boxes for Mother’s day and let me tell you they were super hit!
Today I will be showing you how to make these shadow boxes using a sheet of cardstock/Paper and a scoreboard all by yourself. Isn’t it exciting..? So let’s get on with it without wasting further time.
Take an A4 sized white cardstock and a scoreboard. 

Score it 4 times at an interval of 1/2″ from all the sides.

Out of the 16 scored squares at each corner leave one and cut off all the remaining squares. The Picture will help you understand better.
Repeat the process to all the corners.

This is how you have the trimmed cardstock. 

Now starting with the longer side, roll up the folds and fold in the scored area and stick to the base to form the wall. Repeat to the other side. 

Now on the shorter side, you need to trim the first to panels straight in line with the folded wall. Cut the third panel diagonally. 

Now apply glue to the loose square, tuck it in the gap of the longer wall. Apply glue to the tiny triangular part and the tuck in the entire side by sticking it to the base. 
Repeat the same to the other side.

Your structure of the box is ready.


 I have a video showing the above process step-by-step. Click HERE to watch the video. (Do not forget to subscribe if you wish to watch more such videos)

Some tips –

  • You can make shadow boxes of various sizes using different sized paper. Just remember that when you use a rectangle paper you make a rectangle shadow box and when you use a square paper you make a square box. The video tutorial show rectangular shadow boxes made using A4 sized cardstocks. 
  • You can use colourful/printed paper for making these. Keep in mind that the backside of your paper will form the wall of the box. And the front side of the paper will form the front of the box.
  • You can decorate it with various themes by using theme-wise embellishments/decorations and the base cardstock. 

I have made a few shadow boxes to show you all:

Mini Shadowbox
I made this box using an 8″x 8″ cardstock. Once the box was ready, I used Chalk paint to colour it. Created the background using distress oxides and adhered it to the box. Fussy cut some succulents and a sentiment from the 12″ x 12″ Succulents paper pack and adhered them to the box. Lastly, place handmade succulents from the Succulent Shelf colour pack.

Supplies used –

Baby Shadowbox
Made this using a 12″x12″ cardstock. Embellished with Baby boy wishes sticker pack.
Picture courtesy – Pixabay



Baby boy wishes sticker pack
Adonia Moonlight flowers
Beaded blooms moonlight

Friends shadowbox
Made this using a 12″x12″ cardstock. 
Embellished with lots of flowers from the

floral collection.

Picture courtesy – Pixabay
Sentiment courtesy – Google

Supplies used –
That’s all from my end today!!
Hope you enjoyed making these shadow boxes.
Your feedback is always greatly appreciated. I would love to read them out.










Celebrate – Single Page Scrapbook Layout

Hi there!

I’m so excited to share my first Little Birdie Design Team Project with you! I decided to design a single page scrapbook layout for my first project. A dear friend of mine recently had a birthday and this photo of hers and her daughter was just perfect for it.



Let’s start!

Step 1

I chose paper from the 12″x 12″ Cottage Lace Paper Pack Collection to layer on white cardstock. I used the Lace paper as background and trimmed it 0.5” smaller. The white cardstock base formed a frame. I fussy-cut the flowers from Wood-Plank paper and trimmed a piece of the wood paper to 4.5” x 6.5”. I tore along the right vertical side for an interesting effect.

Step 2

Then I distressed all the edges and made 2 small tears in the top right-hand corner of the Lace paper.  I placed the paper pieces and cotton lace as in the picture above and adhered it to the background with Little Birdie Acrylic Soft Gel Medium.

Tip: If you do not have a distress tool, you can also use a small pair of sharp scissors to distress the edges.

Step 3

The background was first splattered with some Golden Glaze Tinted Metallic Paint from Little Birdie, thinned with water. I used a flair brush for the splatters, and then applied 2 in 1 Mixed Media Paste (white) randomly through the “Spotty” stencil.

Tip: Remember to wash your stencils immediately to get rid of the left over paste.

Step 4

I wanted to paint the chipboard frame and words with the “Golden Glaze” Tinted Metallic Paint. Although Little Birdie Chipboard is primed already, I wanted to make sure the Golden Glaze stand out, so I painted the chipboard with a thin layer 2 in 1 Mixed Media Paste (white). It is a perfect and must have Mixed Media product – Gesso and Modeling paste all in one.

Tip: Thin the 2 in 1 Mixed Media Paste with a little water to apply it easily.

Step 5

To create additional dimension and interest, I used a some Little Birdie Sisal Fiber and adhered it with Little Birdie Acrylic soft Gel Medium to the area where the photograph will be placed.

Step 6

I layered the photograph with the gold frame in front and a piece of Little Birdie Cheese Cloth at the back. Then I build clusters of flowers with the Little Birdie Boutique elements roses and small flowers and leaves.

 Tip: To get more depth, I raised the photograph with some thin cardboard at the back.

 Step 7

The Little Birdie Crystal Drops are awesome to accentuate and add interest to your project. I used the Little Birdie Gel Medium to adhere them.  The Gel Medium dries clear and matt.

Step 8

The small painted chipboard word was adhered with Gel Medium in the right-hand corner, across the lace trim.

Step 9

Finish the layout off with a small bow made from Sisal Fiber and adhere it to the main flower cluster.

Here are some close ups of the layout:

I hope this layout leaves you inspired to create one of your own!

Thank you for stopping by.


Supplies used from LIttle Birdie: