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!
Great class for a beginner to learn shaping of three different flowers using the molds. This class is also great for learning flower arranging on a project. When complete, the project can be placed on a display stand or added to a shadow box so you can easily update the photo when you want.
5/5
— Teresa O
This was my very first online class and I loved it !! My favorite part was (everything ) . I really enjoyed learning how to shape the flowers and the placement of the flowers on the card, You gave a lot of great tips about the gluing process . I also loved the keychain , and what a great gift idea !!! I am going to make this for my granddaughter for Christmas .I love to try new craft , and I thank you for being an inspiration to all of us crafters . Looking forward to my next online class .
5/5
— Toni Twigg
Thoroughly enjoyed the class. It reinforced the techniques that I have been working on. I am very impressed with what professional looks you can get using the shaping forms and what a help they are in speeding up the process when making the flowers. It's all in the detail and Emma Lou is a great teacher. Cudos galore!!
5/5
— Jeannine Nida
This class was AWESOME! I know I can make this project now, but what struck me the most was Emma Lou didn’t move on to the next step until everyone’s questions were answered. She seems to get much joy from teaching and she’s GOOD at it! Every step of the project was broken down and thoroughly explained. Go ahead and treat yourself! Spend 2 hours with Emma Lou and the creative ladies who participate. This class has jump started my creativity and made me brave!! Many crafty hugs, Elaine
5/5
— Elaine
Another excellent class! I would never attempt doing one of these albums on my own if it weren't for the step-by-step instructions.. Thank you so much Emma Lou and the Hearfelt Creations team for bringing it to us! You're the best!
5/5
— Susan H.
Fast paced class packed with tons of tips on how to create a beautiful double sided mini album including waterfall pages, framed acetate slip pockets, lace borders and medallion edges with ribbon ties and twine tags. And the most beautiful vellum butterfly technique and peony flowers. Stunning project. Loved Emma Lou’s demo on blending oxide inks. My 13th HC online class and it was truly inspiring and fun to be a part of such a great shared crafting community!!
5/5
— Karen L
I've had a couple of the border die sets for almost a year, but haven't used them very much. I guess I felt a little uncomfortable with the detailed edges, but this class has given me lots of tips, tools and inspiration. I can't wait to use some of these techniques on Christmas cards! Thanks so much for all the effort that goes into hosting such a successful class.
5/5
— Judy Evans
I really loved this class. I did think it was a little too fast paced, but there was definitely a lot to get through. I would suggest that the next time you suggest inking the cut pages in your cut directions. I might have been better able to keep up if I had done that ahead of time. Probably my fault for not thinking of it myself but a gentle reminder would have been nice. The walk through of the embellishments was particularly helpful. I'm more of a minimalist and this helped a lot. Thank you, Trudy
5/5
— Trudy Bihlmeyer
I always enjoy these classes. Learn lots of new tips, in this class I learned about coloring on the front of the embossed flower. So Pretty, Thank You
5/5
— Jeanette Bradshaw
I learn so many great concepts from online classes. I feel as if I am sitting in the classroom with Emma Lou and Heartfelt Creations. The classes are educational and I can see step by step along the way how to create beautiful cards and crafts. I have taken classes with Heartfelt at Expos and they are great. Online classes however, allow me to review the class as many times as I need and the team at Heartfelt is easily accessible to answer questions I have during and after class. Thank you Heartfelt!
5/5
— Maria Pane
The Blazing Poppy Mini Album Class was fabulous. I really loved the flower techniques, but also how to use the flip fold inserts. To me, the flip fold pieces seemed intimidating, but with Emma Lou's instruction, I feel confident to take my mini album creating to the next level. Thank you, Emma Lou and the HFC Team, for a truly wonderful class experience!
5/5
— Tanya Thompson
Absolutely Loved the Lush Lilacs and Hydrangeas class today. I learned so many new and great technics, loved how the Hydrangeas were put together. I love how you can go back and watch the class over and over. I just watched today and interacted with the others taking the class, what Fun! I am looking forward to making the cards. Thank you again Emma Lou for another Amazing Class. Carol M
5/5
— Carol Meyer
Another great class. I learn so much from Emma Lou, from coloring to shaping the flowers. Her tips on how to make these Petunias are sooooo helpful. With every class I take I am feeling so much more confident about making the different projects and cards. I have become a much better crafter thank to Emma Lou and the Heartfelt Creations Team. I am so looking forward to the next class offered.
5/5
— Lori Roberson
Wonderful class! The pace was great, Not to slow nor not to fast! Thanks for calling and making me aware of what I was going to miss.
5/5
— Ann Everett
Once again Emma Lou out did herself, showing us how to use 2 stamps, 2 dies, and the shaping mold to make beautiful flowers. Heartfelt classes are worth every minute and I like the fact that I can go back and review the class again to brush up on techniques and get inspired to make new projects. I love to learn how to make a basket from the Gift of Love Box die set to be a holder for bouquets of flowers .
5/5
— Beverly Cagle
Due to other obligations, I only got to see the last half hour. But knowing it is available at my leisure makes me smile. So I got to sit back, enjoy Emma Lou and the various comments from the crafters. It is so helpful to watch Emma Lou and hear her tips. It is very kind to find out from the other crafters that I am not alone in my problems and lack of confidence. So not only are Emma Lou's classes very informative and confidence building but HFC's format to present those classes are just great!
5/5
— Debbie Carpenter
This was so much fun. Love all of your classes. They are so easy to follow and leave me knowing I can do it too. This one gave me so many ideas. Can not wait to get started.
5/5
— Rose Brewster
this was my first on-line class. I was a bit concerned about being able to follow along and finish the project, so as suggested I watched the video first. So glad I did! Because at age 70 I'm not always a "quick study". I think the pace is perfect for someone experienced in watching the on-line classes. Emma Lou did a wonderful job. Her explanations were clear and easy to follow. She appears to be a very patient and polite person. I look forward to the May Class.
5/5
— Barbara Norris
I really enjoyed the online class. I'm just starting to use flip pages in my albums and I found using your products and information very helpful. Thank You I can't wait until you next class!
5/5
— Nancy
This class really helped me get my borders straight. Sometimes I get a little off kilter because I'm left handed so I really appreciate being able to see someone actually do it correctly without guess work. I love these classes. They are very helpful. I do my crafting alone so without the classes and videos and the gallery I don't think I would ever get it right-too frustrating !! Thanks for sharing your expertise with us and thanks to the whole Heartfelt gang for all your great ideas.
5/5
— Sharon Minnis-Byrne
This was the most interesting class. I cannot wait to make a neckless but I will make some flowers for my great grand daughter who is 5 years old. She will like to make these along with me. . You answered a lot of the questions I was confused with. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
5/5
— Betty Lawton
I got up before the sun this morning to take my 9th on line class but it was my first live. It was well worth it. Being in the live class, seeing the conversation and taking part was so enjoyable. I also learnt new things in the first five minutes. Recommend it to you all.
5/5
— Cheryl Newby
The Insta-Album class really simplified this project for me! Emma Lou makes you feel like you're in the studio with her! She answers your questions and shows you step by step just how easy it is to create this beautiful album! I can't wait to get started!
5/5
— Brenda Savage
I thought the Instant Album class was very informative, it taught me a lot of things that I did not know about. Especially how to make the pockets which you can even use on a card. I have already bought my second Instant Album and plan to use a Christmas theme. All in all it was a very happy and knowledgeable class and I was very excited to be a part of. Thank you again Emma Lou for this class and I expect to watch it over and over again.
5/5
— Sharon DeHaan
Great class! I had just finished a birthday card for my son using this set. This class gave me so many new ideas for the next cards I need to make for two more sons in October. Lots of great tips and cute ideas I had not thought of. Thanks for the wonderful class and I can't wait until the next one!
5/5
— Jane Farnam
Loved the class! Can hardly wait to try my hand at making a necklace, they are so beautiful. Looking forward to the next class. I always work on Monday so have to watch them at a later date.
5/5
— Ruth Ann Hunter
Great class! Love all the new ideas!
5/5
— Vicki Pittman
What a wonderful and fun class! I enjoyed it and learned from it! She has such a calm and pleasant voice, it felt like a very special break from the stress of every day life :) This was my first class and I can't wait to do more!
5/5
— Mary Ryburn
Emma Lou does an excellent job of explaining how to make this beautiful Insta-Album. The class is organized, well thought out, and very informative. Every detail is explained in a manner that enables even the most novice crafters to understand the steps of how to make this album from beginning to end. It showed me that, once all the papers and dies are cut, it can be assembled in a couple of hours. How great is that! I am very inspired! Love the fact that I can watch this over and over. Thanks HC : )
5/5
— Lisa Guerard
Thank you Emma Lou you did a great job as always! I am looking forward to creating cards using my border dies! The Heartfelt Creation family always inspires others with great techniques for die cutting and coloring tips! Thanks again!
5/5
— Janet Strouse
Thank you for the wonderful inspiration in this peonies class. It was so helpful to see the variety of ways to color and shape. We’re never too seasoned to learn something new in every class. So often I just go back to a class for new ideas and relearn something I’ve forgotten. Thank you for your detailed demos, Emma Lou!!
5/5
— TINA Penner
What a great class. Learning how to make flowers in different ways makes them more versatile. My ah ha moment was learning how to make the flower arrangements so they would be ready to put on a card. I will be making those flower arrangements so I will be ready to make cards. I love Heartfelt Creations products.
5/5
— Nellyne Heath
Absolutely loved this class!! Emma Lou makes things easy to understand and things always seem much more doable after watching her. I was particularly :-) toked when she showed another book at the end of the class showing how to add more photos than it seems at face value you can. I purchased the OWIA when the flip books were released and feel like I'm FINALLY ready to go on the attack. Looking forward to more classes. I'm hoping there will be a follow-up to this one incorporating more complex embellishments
5/5
— Jan Debnam
With the technical difficulties Emma Lou was still her professional personal self! Grace under pressure! Loved the class, picked up several tips for using HC wonderful products.
5/5
— Oleary Margaret
You can't really make a whole album in 2 hours, even a small one, but Emma Lou does a pretty good job showing the bits that a lot of people might not know how to do. It's too bad that the discussions in the comment section (for instance double sided tape vs. wet glue) don't show up in the recorded version as they were some of the most informative parts of this class. The album is lovely and you should be able to make it after watching the video and following the instructions in the PDF.
4/5
— Pamela L
I love classes with Emma Lou! Her directions are clear and easy to understand, and she is so energetic and bubbly you can't help feeling excited and eager to make beautiful things.
5/5
— Marie Everman
Awesome class! Emma Lou did a great job sharing coloring and flower shaping techniques and tips. She used color combinations that are very pretty and unusual. All of the flowers are beautiful.
5/5
— Pat Dickerson
An awesome class. Emma Lou gets my creative juices flowing and I am eager to start this project. Heartfelt Creations showcases some of the most fantastic projects and the classes to help us create them. Thanks for your contribution to the crafting world.
5/5
— Mary Jo Brown
I have had the inserts and the album since the were a Black Friday special. I was over whelmed by where to start . I had lots of ideas, too many to know what to do.. The video gave me a place to start. I think I'll so the first album you did. to get my feet wet, and then follow the others more lously. It was fun Emma Lou is a great techer.
5/5
— Lee Titshaw
Loved this class! My fave was how Emma Lou showed how to create a bouquet all glued together! So easy to add to a card.. Thanks for all you do! Katrina
5/5
— Katrina
This class was packed! I learned things that I did not know before like using texture paste and how to get enough curl in the foam flowers. Emma Lou is a great teacher.
5/5
— Carol Davis
Great job Andrea. I enjoyed seeing how to apply the clear lacquer to the flowers. I would like to try to make some small rose earrings using this technique. I really enjoyed the class. It was very easy to follow along.
5/5
— Cindy miller
This was a great class. You anticipate the questions so you don't have many to answer. Smooth transition from thought idea to idea. Thank you and hope you teach again. I also, can now make a peony. Wow!!
5/5
— Darlene Ritterskamp
I loved this class! Emma Lou is always inspiring and encouraging to create when I'm in a rut!
5/5
— Bonnie Hayden
Thank you so much for offering this class. I have wanted to use your products to learn how to make the mini albums for some time now. The class was easy to follow and the live chat was very informative. I have already signed up for the next class just sorry it isn't sooner.
5/5
— Peggy Bates
Thank you Emma Lou for an outstanding class as usual!!! You are such an awesome teacher!That was my 6th class & I thought I knew a lot but you proved me so wrong! I learn so much from your class today! I loved it!! Your extra tips at the end was wonderful! The Lush Lilac collection is my favorite so far
5/5
— Iva Akana
Awesome class! Love all the different colour combinations and styles! Will watch it many more times1
5/5
— Janice Schreiber
Thank you Emma Lou your class is so interactive and easy to follow! I have enjoyed learning coloring techniques and flower shaping skills! I love the Petunia Flower Pot! You did a great job!
5/5
— Janet S.
This was the best class ever! I learned so much. Now I can make an album from scratch. The strengthening techniques for lace trims and coloring. I was mesmerized the whole time. Always so enjoyable to connect with Emma Lou and the "friends" from all over the world.
5/5
— Carol Davis
I really enjoyed the class on adding inserts and the fact that I can go back and watch as many times as I want. It was a great class and I learned a lot about inserts and realized they are not as hard as I thought. Looking forward to the Aug. 1st class. Thanks so much for the great instructions.
5/5
— Dorothy