How to Create a Tropical Shadow Box Mini Album

Join Emma Lou LIVE in this class and follow her easy step by steps as she guides you through the techniques of creating a one of a kind Tropical Shadow Box Mini Album to preserve your precious moments spent with your loved ones, use it as a special gift for your friend, or a memorabilia book for your coffee table…. You don’t want to miss these latest techniques that will make you more confident and alleviate stress when creating shaker cards, using flip folds, shadow boxes and decorative dies. This class is designed by our very own designer, Rajni Chawla from India….her elegant timeless masterpieces and techniques are highly requested by crafters all around the globe.


Bonus: When you’re watching live, you will be able to interact with Emma Lou in a relaxed setting. Get registered today and don’t miss out on your spot in this highly sought after class! You don’t want to miss these latest techniques that will make you more confident and alleviate stress when creating shaker cards, using flip folds, shadow boxes and decorative dies.


What will this class benefit you?

  • Learn stunning coloring and flower shaping techniques on florals and leaves.
  • Learn the basics to creating a 3D shadow box mini album
  • How to create decorative pockets
  • Magnetic shaker embellishment enclosure
  • Secrets to adding the perfect finishing touch that adds that sparkle, shine to your flowers & embellishments.
  • LIVE interaction with Emma Lou which gives you the chance to get YOUR questions answered
  • $15.00 coupon you can use towards your next online shopping spree.


Other Basic Supplies Needed: Versamark ink, Funnel Tray, Die cutting machine, Scoreboard, Hot glue, Heating tool, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Foam dots, Glue


Have you wanted to create a project using shadow boxes in mini albums to preserve special memories... but don’t know where to begin? Maybe you’ve dreamed of incorporating shaker embellishments, and bright, beautiful, sparkling handmade flowers….or maybe you’ve wished the die cuts that you add for an extra accent to your projects were a bit stronger so they don’t get smashed…
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Class Length: 2 hours
Pre-recorded class, watch anytime

Teacher: Emma Lou

$29.99

Class Description

Join Emma Lou in this class and follow her easy step by steps as she guides you through the steps of creating a one of a kind Tropical Shadow Box Mini Album to preserve your precious moments spent with your loved ones, use it as a special gift for your friend, or a memorabilia book for your coffee table…. You don’t want to miss these latest techniques that will make you more confident and alleviate stress when creating shaker cards, using flip folds, shadow boxes and decorative dies. This class is designed by our very own designer, Rajni Chawla from India….her elegant timeless masterpieces and techniques are highly requested by crafters all around the globe.


Bonus: You don’t want to miss these latest techniques that will make you more confident and alleviate stress when creating shaker cards, using flip folds, shadow boxes and decorative dies.


What will this class benefit you?

  • Learn stunning coloring and flower shaping techniques on tropical fish and florals.
  • Learn the basics to creating a 3D shadow box mini album 
  • How to create decorative pockets
  • Magnetic shaker embellishment enclosure
  • Secrets to adding the perfect finishing touch that adds that sparkle, shine to your flowers & embellishments.


Other Basic Supplies Needed:  Versamark ink, Funnel Tray, Die cutting machine, Scoreboard, Hot glue, Heating tool, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Foam dots, Glue

Online Class Reviews

Read what customers thought of their online class experience!
I have taken all of the online classes, and each one is amazingly different and I learn so many techniques for making beautiful "heartfelt creations". This class is overflowing with techniques for shaping such pretty carnations, and they all look different. I always learn something new!
5/5
— Patricia Bowman
Andrea is a wonderful, patient and gifted instructor. I learned so much: how to color stamens, build a base from paper pack backs, to using the golf tool. I already have the tool but was reluctant. Now I feel confident. And the very elegant peonies she made by stacking 5 together was an amazing idea. I’m working on my own version for a wedding gift.
5/5
— Sabra Johnson
I truly enjoyed the class on today, I think Andrea was a great teacher as she would stop to show you how to shape the flower, I had never used the 3D Crystal lacquer, but I will start now, I enjoyed seeing the questions and answers from the classmates, loved that she showed such a large variety of different flower, and using the flower shaping modes. I have only taken Heartfelt Creations online classes, I'm heard of hearing and would never try too take a class at one of the Scrapbook Expo's or craft store.
5/5
— Joan Kennedy
I just finished the Decorating your Flip-Fold Album Pages class with Emma Lou and it was wonderful. I am definitely going back and ordering the previous class on how to add the the flip-folds to an album. Emma does a very thorough job of explaining everything.
5/5
— Pat
Wow I learned a lot of ways to use my boarder dies thank you so much. Making my cards fancier is wonderful . I love taking your classes in the privacy of my own work shop and can go back and review it over and over again.
5/5
— Carolynne Schley
This was my very first class so I had no idea what to expect. I was at work so I had to watch on and off so very much looking forward to watching it at home with no interruptions. I loved, loved, loved the class. I learned so many helpful hints. I consider myself a beginner at flower making but this gave me the courage and confidence to go play with my dies and shaping molds and let the fun begin. Thank you for giving me the nudge. And the fact that I can watch it over and over again is wonderful.
5/5
— Joyce E Coffey
I have made two albums prior to viewing this online class. I found this to be helpful because it simplified every aspect of the process. Thank you for the $15.00 coupon which I used as soon as I registered for the class.
5/5
— Sharon
Fantastic class! Love all of the techniques that were shown. I especially liked the watercolor technique. Also how to use your shadowboxes. I love how you broke down the steps so that they were not overwhelming. And above all - I appreciated the pace of the class - it was not rushed! I will be making these for my children ( I have 5) and my mother. And one for myself! Looking forward to taking more classes in the future.
5/5
— Kathy Hales
Another great class experience. Love the idea of using a sponge to add glue when glittering/embossing intricate pieces. I can see a camp themed book using the bear collection, bees and smores in the shaker. Also using frolicking frosty and snow flakes. Gonna need a LOT of shadow boxes.
5/5
— Jan Debnam
This was my first online class. Plus I'm new to card crafting. I enjoyed learning about water coloring and glitter. The class gave me the confidence to try it myself. Thanks
5/5
— Pat
Wonderful class filled with lots of great tips using Heartfelt Creations products! I took this class to learn how to create mini albums to use for gifts . I loved the live demo showing how to use the border dies and placing the pages together. I didn't realize how easy it is to create a beautiful mini album. I loved the extra details to create an elegant gift card holder. Thank you, Emma Lou for sharing these wonderful techniques and inspiring ideas to share our craft creations.
5/5
— Lori Sorrells
Another great class, learning how to use the technique of adding the stamens on the flowers just make the flowers pop out on the card. I always learn new ideas or techniques when I take these classes & Emma Lou you make it down to earth & understandable to everyone. The lilac collection is one of my favorite collections as reminds me of growing up with lilacs in the backyard & using them in our May Baskets, in Kansas it was usually late April or May when lilacs bloomed. A great class.
5/5
— Luetta
First class and I loved it! I just watched and took notes so I could go at my own pace later while watching the class and being able to stop it and then go on. Very great suggestions for adding pockets and the decorative accents for those. Magnet placement a very big plus (even though I had worked with those before), you made it makes sense so much easier than any other instructions I had gotten. I would recommend your classes to everyone that loves creating beautiful albums. Thank you so much!
5/5
— Pricilla Snyder
Thank you, Emma Lou for the great class today - Vellum Flower and Mini Album. You are an excellent teacher and your classes are so much fun. I always learned something new in every class you teach. like how easy it is to add magnets to a mini album. I love all the tips and tricks you share.
5/5
— Frances Lund
Another great show, Andrea did an exceptional job of explaining each flower used, they were all beautiful, how to use the 3D Lacquer showed a great way to keep the flower from being damaged when worn on a necklace. I enjoyed this class very much. Now you have two stars to instruct your classes. I look forward to the next class on the vellum flowers.
5/5
— Luetta
It's amazing how simple you make the intricate birdhouse come together. Every time I take a class from you, I wonder how come I think it is so difficult until I see you do it. Fantastic class as always.
5/5
— Kelli Smythe
Very informative. Peonies shaped 7 different ways-it is the bomb!! I liked the info on shaping 4-5 peonies together I have difficulty getting them just the right way. thanks again Sue
5/5
— Sue Louis
Loved you class today. I watched with a friend who makes many cards and albums. Love all the dies I learned a different technique this time with how your put your albums together.
5/5
— Madeleine Barnett
It was wonderful showing how to color i learn a lot never thought to put inks and colored pencils together thank you so much
5/5
— Diana vaughn
Fabulous class as always. Your enthusiasm for the products and the crafting that goes into them is very catching and makes most of us Heartfelt Creation addicts. You have a very easy style and delivery which makes watching the online courses enjoyable. Long may it continue. x
5/5
— Karen Rowe
Another great class from Heartfelt Creations. I learned step by step how to put together a beautiful double mini album, and learned some beautiful ways to create vellum flowers and a gorgeous vellum butterfly. What I really love is the fact that I can go back to view the class any time I want and as many times as I want. It's like having Emma Lou right here in my craft room with me!
5/5
— Patricia Bowman
Wow! Emma Lou, you are my crafting guru! I had an amazing time learning to make roses! When making the rose buds, I had glue all over my fingers and loving every minute of it - when we got to the glitter, I had glitter all over my fingers and loving every minute of that too! You went at a slow enough pace on the coloring, shaping forming the first rose that I could keep up and not get discouraged. The next online class I take, I will have my pieces colored ahead of time. Thank you -keep up the good work!
5/5
— Toni Rapp
Love the Heartfelt Creation classes. Great instructions, and you are able to ask questions as you learn. EmmaLou shows us new techniques in assembling, inking, and water coloring. Very helpful for beginners, and even a few AHHH- Haaa moments for long time crafters.
5/5
— Laura Klaiber
This was my second online class. I wasn't able to watch live but it was so easy to watch at my leisure. I just logged onto my account and clicked on online classes. I will be able to have Emma Lou by my side when I attempt my album. These online classes are full of extra tips. Thank you Heartfelt Team!! You are all awesome!!!!!
5/5
— Linda sauter
Excellent class. Had some basic techniques and some more advanced. I watch the last of it live and look forward to seeing the rest of the class later. My daughter Kristy enjoys the comments with the live and looks forward to the classes.
5/5
— Eldene
This was an awesome class - there were problems with our server so missed the live show earlier today. Having said that, I have learnt how to figure out the number of layers to make each of the roses - I will never forget 3 for the base! and the best thing I learnt was how to create the bud, I had mistakingly put petals side by side rather than across from each other - now I know - I will never get a flat cone again! I think I have a new found friend - Emma Lou - this class was easy to follow, Thank You
5/5
— Julie Quin
I thoroughly enjoyed todays class! I love love love! the blazing poppy & Heartfelt Creations!
5/5
— Melinda Galbavi
This was a wonderful class! So much useful information!
5/5
— Diane
A wonderful class. I learned so much; working with vellum, stamens, hot glue and designing and shaping my flowers. I would not hesitate to recommend this class to anyone. Didn't think I could do this project, but now I think I could (of course after watching the video a couple more times). You made it look so easy, thank you!
5/5
— gloria wheeler
Thank you for taking so much time to gently explain this detailed project. Such wonderful creativity and many suggestions for other projects. This has been a great experience. Looking forward to more great classes!
5/5
— Brenda Spear
Another wonderful class! Emma Lou is so talented and articulate! She does a terrific job explaining and showing exactly what she is doing. The camera work is so much better than when the videos first started - we really can see everything that she is doing.
5/5
— Melanie Havlik
Loved the class. I always pick up extra tips that go above and beyond what the class is focusing on. I love the tip on using multiple layers of card stock to make a shaker card and to use several layers of the lace borders to strengthen them. Those were some little extra gems that I picked up, over and above learning how to assemble the photo album. The classes are always full of lots of information, fun, and laughs. I can't wait to make mine. I have a very special person in mind for the recipient.
5/5
— Cindy miller
I have seen Emma Lou wearing these beautiful necklaces in her videos and wondered how they were made. Thank you, Andrea, for showing us how to create them. Now I will have a necklace that is one of a kind. Enjoyed the online class very much.
5/5
— Linda
Emma Lou, Thank you for offering this online class and having it as a REPLAY. It takes me a few minutes to grasp the details of creating the flowers and a FAST paced class is not the learning environment that works for me. This is my first online class with you and I look forward to many more. Thanks for all of the TIPS and TECHNIQUES to make flower shaping not as intimidating as it looks. This class is EXCELLENT for a beginner!
5/5
— Rosena G.
What a beautifull album. Have a Merry Christmas. enjoy how you teach for classes. Have learned a lot from your company
5/5
— Evelyn Coup
I have always stayed away from making mini albums...they looked so difficult...That was until I took the Mini Album Class...Emma Lou made it so easy to follow and understand...thanks you....now I have a new avenue to go down.
5/5
— Brenda Moyers
Loved learning how to put cards together, also great tips on coloring
5/5
— Flora
The class is my first class and it certainly won't be my last. It exceeded my expectations. Andrea is an excellent teacher. I could listen to her all day. She speaks clearly and is easy to understand. Kudos on building multiple flowers in the lesson. Thank you Andrea and HC.
5/5
— Cheryl Rutz
I loved this class, it was not as difficult as I thought it would be, just time consuming. What a lovely decorative piece for my home and a fantastic gift. I also want to do one with the wedding paper for a bridal shower. Thank you so much for taking the tine to teach us new ways to use our dies and paper. I am one of those people that needs to see to do. I love your videos, such a help. The next class looks beautiful, can't wait and I would love to do more decorative pieces,
5/5
— carolyn Bucklin
WOW! I have used your flip folds many times in beautiful albums.That said, I just finished the video and I learned so many new tricks and tips to make using the flip folds easier. You are an excellent teacher! I am anxious to get started on the next album.
5/5
— Betsy Mahoney
The great thing about HFC classes is that you get step by step instruction, tips and tricks. The classes range from card making, albums and this one was boxes and baskets. I have enjoyed making the items from these classes and friends and family have marveled at them. Thank you Andrea and Emma Lou for taking us further in crafting techniques and enjoyment. I will continue to take your classes and encourage others to take them too!! You can rewatch as many times as you need to. All for the same cost.
5/5
— Mary Lee Makinen
I’ve just finished the live class for the flip fold albums. I loved it. It was great to see and have the steps broken down so now I can make albums that look beautiful and are so special. Thanks for making it easy as those inserts can look a little scary.
5/5
— Lesley
I love taking Heartfelt Creations classes! Andrea explained everything very well. The project is very pretty and the directions and information in this class can be used with other flowers and layouts or cards. Thank you very much!
5/5
— Lisa
Not surprisingly, the class was excellent. I am glad to have received the email as to what packet would be used for each of the 3 albums. Two hours is sufficient as far as time. I found I was ready to stop at that time. My brain can only hold so much. Even though I am not a beginner, I just watched, took notes, and feel better about going back later to view what I learned. Thank you so much. I look forward to Aug 1.
5/5
— Kristine Maier
This was my first class with heartfelt and I loved it! Easy directions, clear video, and the product was amazing. I love your designs and creativity. I will definitely do more classes online. Especially since I can always go back and see it again so I can finish my album in my own time.
5/5
— Veronica L Hunt
What a fantastic class this was! Your explanations are so easy to follow along and I feel so much more confident now in doing my 8X8 album. I enjoyed seeing the different ways to use the tags and dies. Taking these classes also give me ideas on how to uses these in my card making. Thank you for this wonderful and informative class and will be looking forward to taking many more.
5/5
— Juanita Braun
I loved your class! For the first time I feel confident making rose buds! I learned several new things like turning the center rosebud upside down. In the next class it would be helpful to have a full list of supplies we need ready (ie hot glue gun) for the class. Thank you for making card making so easy and full of fun and love!
5/5
— Bonnie Hayden
After last class didn't think it could get any better but this class was the best. Loved all the tips and information. Especially about heat and glue guns. Each flower was unique and I am eager to try them all.
5/5
— Mary Jo Brown
This class has been the best ever. It helps me so much to watch and learn from Emma Lou and from the online comments. Our combined knowledge is amazing and very well worth the cost of the class. I always walk away inspired and want to put my life on hold and scrapbook! Love you all!
5/5
— Jeannie Miller
Thank you Andrea for another wonderful class. I had to miss the live class but watched the video later. I love these boxes and can't wait to make them. They are beautiful for Christmas but I am thinking ahead for birthday boxes. You just make this look so easy so I know I can do it too and the directions are so clear. Best part is I can go back and watch it over and over again for any questions I might have.
5/5
— Joyce Watts