EZ Step by Step Tutorial: Create a Shadow Box slider photo frame

Saturday July 25, 2020
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Do you love to create projects that have a special wow factor to them? Learn the step by steps to create a stunning photo frame perfect as a gift or as a piece of home decor! What photo would you put inside this frame?

Our Crafters Say:

"WOW !!! Amazing how such a tiny flower can make such a hugh statement. What a gorgeous collection." - Martie Johnson

"The wisteria flowers are so beautiful and your videos on how to assemble them is awesome!" - Dorothy M

Let's get crafting!


Step 1: Cut a piece of colored or white cardstock size 9 1/4” x 7 1/2 “ for the shadow box. Keep it horizontal and score at 1/2”, 1 1/4”, 8”, 9 1/4”, turn it vertically and score at 1/2”, 1 1/4“, 6 1/4” and 7”. 

Step 2: Cut the corners and fold the score lines. Glue the pattern paper from the Cascading Petals paper collection inside the box and glue the sides to make the shadow box. You can stamp a sentiment or paste a picture in the center.

Step 3: Cut two pieces of cardstock size 6 3/4” x 5”, one for the box front and the other for the slider pocket. Take one piece and glue a pattern paper cut the same size on it, now secure the oval frame die from the royal elegance frame die set in the centre and run it through the die cutting machine. Now adhere this piece with the frame window on top of the prepared shadow box and cover the outer sides of the shadow box with pattern paper.

Step 4: Now take the other piece of the cardstock to make the slider pocket. Mark 1 cm on both sides and align the large pocket die from the decorative pocket accents die set and cut on both sides.

Now cut a strip of thin cover plastic to fit in the pocket and glue the ends of the plastic with double sided tape. Cut another long piece of double-sided tape and glue it right above the place where the plastic ends meet.

Step 5: Cut two more pieces of cardstock size 6” by 4 3/4” for the slider cards and mat the pattern papers on the cardstock. Cut a few decorative pockets from the decorative pocket accents die set and glue on the sides of the cards from the back.

Now adhere the straight end of the card on the left side right above the tape, flip it over and glue the other card on the right side with the pattern paper side facing the front. Now check a couple of times if the slider works smoothly.

Step 6: Add foam tape on the sides of the slider pocket without interrupting the slider movement. Now take another piece of cardstock size 9 1/4” by 5” and score at 1”, 1 1/4”, 8” and 8 1/4” to create the back cover. Fold the score lines and cover the back side with pattern paper. Remove the backing from the foam tape and adhere the prepared slider card inside the cover. Apply glue on the folding edges and adhere it behind the prepared shadow box.

Step 7: Stamp the wisteria petals with Memento sweet plum on the deluxe flower shaping cardstock. Color the petals with three different colors - memento elderberry, sweet plum and lulu lavender. Cut using the coordinating die.

Shape the petals on the shaping mat using a groove golf tool, shape the petals closing inwards to create the hanging wisteria cluster and shape the petals opening outwards to create tiny flowers.

Step 8: Cut a small triangle from cardstock and glue the closed wisteria petals in descending order beginning  with the darkest color, creating a color gradient. Fill in any visible gaps in the cluster by gluing more petals over it.

Add prills to the center of the open flowers.

Step 9: Stamp the images from the cascading wisteria cling stamp set with archival fern green, color the images with coloring markers and cut them using the coordinating dies.

Step 10: Arrange and adhere the cut images on top of the shadow box and adhere the flowers over them. Lastly, dust the flowers and leaves with the Crystal clear glitter powder.

Step 11: To create the back stand take a piece of cardstock size 2” by 9” and score at 2 1/2”, 6”, 6 1/2”, 7”, 7 1/2”, 8”, 8 1/2” and 9”. Fold the score lines and adhere it on the back as shown. And It’s ready!

TOP TIP: Learn more techniques with the Cascading Petals collection in this video here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/how-to-create-wisterias-shaped-cards-with-the-cascading-petals-collection

Have fun creating your own projects! We love to see what you create too, share your projects with us on our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations 















Tutorial by designer Heena Shaikh.

See more of Heena's beautiful projects her blog and social media handle go by the name Heenascraftistry.

Looking for more creative inspiration? You can find all of our tutorials here https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/category/step-by-step-tutorials

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Other Products: Plum cardstock, Foam tape, 

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Lynda Maunder
I love the Heartfelt Creations products. You can make stunning cards and it is very useful to be able to look on website to see how to use them properly. Thank you.
July 28, 2020 at 5:32 AM
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