Shadow Box Birthday Card

flattened card measures 8” x 5”

flattened card measures 8” x 5”

 

Create a very dimensional, very colorful birthday greeting with balloons in the foreground, cake and gifts in the middle and a backdrop of balloons and streamers. For the cost of 4 sheets of card stock and glue you can present this custom card to someone special. Once you download my free template, the only thing left for you to do is print out the 4 pieces, cut out the images and glue the pieces together. Flatten it to slip into an envelope. It will regain it’s boxy shape when opened.

Directions

step 1 - Download and print out the 4 piece shadow box card template with instructions. Each piece is numbered.
1= The front
2= The inside image
3= The back wall
4= The greeting/back flap

step 2 -  Using scissors or a craft knife, cut out all the images for each page. On page 1 - the front, cut around the large peach colored rectangle and the black outline in the center of the page. Make .50” folds away from you on the left and right side edges.

step 2 -  Using scissors or a craft knife, cut out all the images for each page. On page 1 - the front, cut around the large peach colored rectangle and the black outline in the center of the page. Make .50” folds away from you on the left and right side edges.

step 3 - On page 2 - the inside image, cut around the peach rectangle and around the cake, candles and birthday gifts.  It should be one piece.  Make a .50” fold away from you in the left and right sides of the peach edges.

step 3 - On page 2 - the inside image, cut around the peach rectangle and around the cake, candles and birthday gifts.  It should be one piece.  Make a .50” fold away from you in the left and right sides of the peach edges.

step 4 - On page 3the back wall, cut around the peach rectangle.  Make a 1” fold toward you in the left and right sides edges.

step 4 - On page 3the back wall, cut around the peach rectangle.  Make a 1” fold toward you in the left and right sides edges.

step 5 - On page 4 - the back flap, cut out the peach rectangle.  Make a .50” fold toward you on the left side edge only.

step 5 - On page 4 - the back flap, cut out the peach rectangle.  Make a .50” fold toward you on the left side edge only.

step 6 - Use a fine point glue pen to trace around and fill in the frosting on both cake layers.  Sprinkle white glitter on the card and shake off excess.  Allow the glue to dry.

step 6 - Use a fine point glue pen to trace around and fill in the frosting on both cake layers.  Sprinkle white glitter on the card and shake off excess.  Allow the glue to dry.

step 7 - Rub the colored side of the flaps of page 2 with a glue stick.  Align the bottom card edges and press the flap against both side folds of page 3.  Allow the glue to set.

step 7 - Rub the colored side of the flaps of page 2 with a glue stick.  Align the bottom card edges and press the flap against both side folds of page 3.  Allow the glue to set.

step 8 - Rub the glue stick on the blank side of the left flap of page 3.  Slide the glued flap into the fold of page 4.  Be sure the bottoms are aligned.

step 8 - Rub the glue stick on the blank side of the left flap of page 3.  Slide the glued flap into the fold of page 4.  Be sure the bottoms are aligned.

step 9 - To finish the card, rub the glue stick on the blank side of the flaps of page 1. Press the glued flaps against the blank flap of page 4 on the left side and page 3 on the right side.  The printed edges of page one should be up against the fold of pages 3 and 4.  Be sure the bottoms are aligned.

step 9 - To finish the card, rub the glue stick on the blank side of the flaps of page 1. Press the glued flaps against the blank flap of page 4 on the left side and page 3 on the right side.  The printed edges of page one should be up against the fold of pages 3 and 4.  Be sure the bottoms are aligned.


Supplies

At Amazon

  •  Diamond Glaze
  •  Zip Dry Paper glue
  •  square silver stud
  •  Silhouette Stencil cutting machine
  •  E600 adhesive

Miscellaneous

  •  scissors
  •  craft knife
  •  card stock

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