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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 ya 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!!


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