Shadowbox Style Valentine Greeting Card

  • 01 of 06

    Shadowbox Valentine Card Tutorial

    shadowbox style Valentine card
    Rita Shehan

    Valentines is a day filled with love, romance and gift giving. Cards, candy, flowers and dinners in a fancy restaurant are all part of the holiday. This year why not make a card by hand for the sweetie in your life? It will be extra special because it will be unique, unlike the other store bought cards.

    Give the one you love a shadowbox Valentine card handmade by you this year. The cards sentiment "I love you to the moon and back" lets them know just how special they are to you and how...MORE very much you love them!

    Supplies Needed:

    • 2 sheets  8.5 x 11 white card stock
    • 1 sheet 8.5 x 11 black card stock
    • 1 sheet 8.5 x 11 silver glitter card stock
    • 1 sheet 8.5 x 11 red card stock or any leftover card stock in the color red
    • glue runner
    • X-acto knife
    • digital die cut machine
    • dimensional foam dots
    • ruler
    • bone folder
    • die cut files and pdf template
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  • 02 of 06

    How to Make a Shadowbox Style Valentine Card: Step 1

    paper parts of shadowbox valentine paper crafts
    Rita Shehan
    1. Download the free die cut files and pdf template package.
    2. Cut out the five parts of the shadowbox card:
    • 1 red heart

    • Moon and stars from silver glitter paper

    • 1 white card stock square

    • 1 black card stock square

    • Front portion of card from white card stock

      *A quick tip: I recommend using a digital die cutter to make this card. It is possible to cut and assemble using an X-acto knife, bone folder and ruler but it will take quite a bit of time to produce.

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  • 03 of 06

    How to Make a Shadowbox Style Valentine Card: Step 2

    dimensionals on shadowbox card layers
    Rita Shehan
    1. Apply dimensional foam dots around the perimeters of the moon and stars cutout.
    2. Apply dimensional foam dots around the perimeter of the black card stock square.

    The foam dots will put some space between the card stock layers and add some dimension to the card.

     

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  • 04 of 06

    How to Make a Shadowbox Style Valentine Card: Step 3

    outer case of shadowbox card
    Rita Shehan
    1. Fold the front portion of the card along the score lines.
    2. Make sure that all folds are towards the inside of the card.
    3. You should now have what looks like the front of a shadowbox on the right outside portion of the card. 
    4. Glue the red heart cut out over the white heart.
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  • 05 of 06

    How to Make a Shadowbox Style Valentine Card: Step 4

    shadow box card upside down
    Rita Shehan
    1. Place the silver glitter moon and star cutout into the shadowbox portion of the card face down and press firmly with fingers to insure that the foam dimensionals adhere to the front of the card.

      *A quick tip: Make sure to check that your moon is facing the right direction in the front of the card. I placed mine upside down the first time and didn't realize it until I had finished the project.
       
    2. Place the black square foam dot side down over the back of the silver glitter moon and star cutout....MORE Press firmly with fingers to promote adhesion to the silver glitter cut out.
    3. Run the glue runner around the inside edge of the shadowbox and  press the edges over the black square cut out as in the photo above.
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  • 06 of 06

    How to Make a Shadowbox Style Valentine Card: Step 5

    inside of shadowbox card paper craft
    Rita Shehan
    1. Apply adhesive with a glue runner around the edges of the white square. Make an x with adhesive in the middle of the white card.
    2. Turn the white square over and place face down over the black square in the shadowbox.
    3. You are now finished with your card! Give it to your sweetie to let them know just how much you love them!