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How To Make A Simple Shadow Frame Card

Hello again!

Today I am going to show you how to make this super duper simple shadow frame card!

Cute isn’t it!..

Now just imagine the receivers photo, a gift card or a small memento mounted inside!

What a treasured gift it will be!

This card was made using the Kaisercraft ‘Everlasting‘ collection, Kraft cardstock and a few little string blings from my stash.

The Everlasting papers I have used are ‘Blushing’ and ‘Damask’ (which is a specialty flocked page)

For this project you will need:

  • 1 piece of 30x30cm card stock
  • Cutter or scissors
  • Scoring board or ruler/ mat
  • Glue & adhesive foam dots
  • Decorative papers and embellishments
Lets get started!
Step 1:
  • Cut 1 piece of card stock to 13cm x 23cm (this will be your card)
Step 2:
  • With your piece in a landscape direction score vertically at 11cm & 12cm (to create your card spine)
  • Fold and burnish the score lines – both are mountain (upwards) folds
Step 3:
  • Cut another piece of card stock to 13cm x 15cm (this will be your frame)
Step 4:
  • With your piece in landscape direction, score vertically at 1cm, 2cm, 13cm & 14cm (this will create your raised edges)
  • Fold and burnish the score lines – both are mountain (upwards) folds
Step 5:
  • Measure 2cm from each edge of your card and draw a rectangle
  • Cut out the centre of the rectangle to create the ‘frame’
Step 6:
  • Decorate the front/outer of your card
  • You can also begin decorating the background of your inner card now too
Step 7:
  • Apply glue to the top outer 1cm sections of your frame piece
  • Fold the edge piece under and adhere it along the outer edge of the inside of your card
  • Fold the other sides edge piece under and adhere it along the fold line of the spine of your card
Step 8:
  • Decorate the inside of your card
  • Voila! You clever thing you, you’re done! (Told you it was simple!)

Here’s a closer look..

I recently used the same Everlasting paper and collectibles to make this gorgeous pop-up box card..

Isn’t this collection just so lovely?!

Well, that’s all from me today.. Good luck, hug your cat and happy crafting!!


Tried It? Love It? I’d love to hear from you.. Leave your comments below!

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