Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Hello Everyone,

Shadow box cards are one of my favorite projects to do! When I discovered these two years ago, I was hooked! Yes they are cards, but they can double as a beautiful home d├ęcor piece. I HAD to use the newly released RufflesPKButterfly and ParkerPKflower! Both files are so cute and adds dimension without the bulk!
For this card, I cut an 8.5”x11” sheet of card stock in half. I scored both pieces at 1”, 1.5” 7” and 7.5” you will fold the papers using the mountain valley fold. These two pieces forms the box. Then you can use your BossKut Gazelle, BossKut die or punch to cut a shape in the middle of one of your panels. This will become the front of your card.

I typically decorate the inside before the outside of this type of card. Since the RufflesPKButterfly file and the papers are so pretty, I did not want to do too much. Usually, I add a nice sentiment in the inside, but it will go on the back so the focus will be on the butterfly. I added a rhinestone flourish. Once the inside is decorated, adhere the back panel to the front by meeting up the outer folds.

On my sample, I dry embossed the side panels for a decoration (do this before ad
hering to the back panel). I also added pattern paper to the front to coordinate with the pattern paper inside of the box. To decorate the outside, I used the ParkerPKflower file.

 I also used cherry blossoms (you can make these with the Forget Me Nots file J if you’d like) as fillers. That beautiful lace came from Ms. BossKut…ah, it is gorgeous (thank you)! This was also sprayed to match the pattern papers. I added flourishes and the sentiment to complete the outside.

The sky is the limit to what you do with these! I have made them to be interactive or stand alone as I did for this one! Please remember to pop on over to BossKut.com for files, die and supplies…you like how that rhymed LOL!

Have a wonderful day, Kenya~  Bosskut Design Team