Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Celebration Shadow Box Card

Hi crafters! I love doing shadow box cards!  My goal with this video is to just give you a little bit of inspiration to start doing your own shadow box cards.  They are so much fun!  

The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Love this card Sue, so happy and cheerful. Perfect.
Dorothy, so glad you have been able to pop back into the blog. Hooe you are coping with your hand in plaster, it is a long slow job but you are right to take care. Hope you are back to normal soon.
Donita, I soak my fruit in orange juice and alcohol fir a few days prior to making the cakes so they are very moist and rich, they wouldn't freeze well. I wrap them in foil and keep in an airtight container. I decorate them a couple of days prior to giving them. There is one for my team, one for my lovely nail technician. Maureen may get a food parcel lol. The house is filled with lovely Christmassy spicy smells during cooking. My daughters don't eat fruit cakes but my lovely sister in law does when she comes to stay at Christmas.
Little lamb, my canvas project had hessian and lace ribbon strip, lots of flowers, silk, paper, lace, satin and hessian, all themed natural colours, beads, Antiqued butterfly and MDF word Dream stained walnut and gold.
Elaine, think Trixi needs meds to make her better.
Carmen, I was in supermarket yesterday, lovely girl on till had accent, when I asked she was Canadian who moved to England when she married her Englishman. She misses her family too.
Lots of warming hugs to all, a few specially for poorly and missing friends.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a great birthday card, love the vibrant primary colours. Shadow box dies are brilliant and so versatile, because you can mix and match so many things. Have a good day everyone. Off to watch the video. Bx

Jan.moogie said...

WOW WOW WOW love it love it love it, Sue this is awesome, just like you. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Good morning Sue,

I had a go at making this one and it was very well received! Looking forward to creating more designs with them.

Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

hollyberry said...

Such a bright and cheerful card today.

Karen Drew said...

Lovely vibrant colours. Fab card
Karen xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a very cheery happy card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Marion Scott said...

Great birthday card Sue. I love shadow box cards, they are so versatile.
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, very bright and cheerful.

Barbara V

TDQ Karen said...

Great fun card, love the primary colours xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It's my birthday today and the sentiment fits perfectly lol! I love your shadow box dies and accessories you can do so much with them
and they are suitable for many occasions. What a great idea layering the three colours on the sentiment it really brings it together.
Hugs x
Heather T

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Brrr what a warm happy sample to help thaw a cold frosty Tuesday morning.
I love the amount of things you can do with the Shadow Box frame alone let alone the amount of ideas there are to 'dress them up' so to speak, the amount of accessories you have given us both as a collection or with the SB die is amazing and I hope there are many more to come. To any newbies that follow this blog, these Shadow Box are a must to start with as once you've made one, it will not only bring out the addictive side of you your collection of cards will grow and people will just love them and want more as I've found out lol it's a collection I need to make lots of as I was cleaned out of my New Arrival cards on Sunday especially as I'd personalized the onesie with 'born in 2017' so many New Arrivals due before the year is over plus I'd inherited a few SB baubles in the past so they were incorporated into the smaller apatures too. The world is our oyster with these dies and personally I just adore them and so useful for quick but beautiful cards to make ☺
So I'll send my usual love and hugs your way Sue, and again thank you for your wonderful daily inspiration xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous x
Shadow box cards are one of my go to cards. They can be as quick and simple or as detailed and elaborate as you want or need them to be x
All of your shadow box dies are a hit with me and I was over the moon when you gave us a square version of this brilliant 'staple' (in my opinion) x
A shadow box is the answer to any card for any occasion and gives the most amazing results. Especially when ones crafty mojo is having a holiday x
The colours you have used for this card are so perfect for anyone. Male, female, young or old. Love it x
Well I feel like a newcomer as I have been away for quite a while. Apologies for not having been here but I have been under the weather and completely lacking in energy and the ability to do anything. I am on the mend but going away for a few days to a friends as the boys have gone away for a few days to work and I am not trusted to look after myself!! Still very weak so going to be looked after by my bff x
So I know I have an awful lot to catch up on and when I come back on Friday I have the whole weekend to bring myself up to speed with current affairs. Being picked up at 8 for my 'mini break' so better get a wiggle on x
Sending happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone especially all my blog besties - I've missed you all x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely bright and cheerful card.Love the use of primary colours.
Jan x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, not surprising you and everyone loves these shadow box cards. The concept is so clever and making different cards easy. It's covers all events and occasions. X

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, love the bright colours xx hazel

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great birthday card.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful bright and cheery card.x

BenteS said...

Lovely and fun card :))
Thanks for the video!

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love it.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I too love the shadow box cards, I have made so many of them this year using the different dies you have produced for the inserts. Also the shadow box frame can be useful for any card, we all know how Sue loves to cut things down to make a different shape, go for it ladies, you know you want too.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, I adore Christmas cake, the spicy smells when they are cooking and then to eat them, I so miss one of my Aunties who was an absolutely fantastic cook and would make one for me every year, also a chocolate yule log, she was born in 1913 and went into service when she was 12, she made everything from scratch, never shop bought. 'Upstairs and Downstairs' is a program that reminds me of her so much. See what you have done Pam, awakened up the lovely memories for me just by mention the Christmas cakes... you thoroughly enjoy them.

Princess Pixie it is lovely to have you back on the blog, we have all missed you, take things easy, one day at a time. Oh will you be going to the royal wedding in the spring?. What a day that will be, I am so happy for Harry and Meghan.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Amazing card, I just love it and all your Shadow box dies, they make such brilliant cards.


Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous card, I've got this one and it's such a delight to use, not just for Birthdays either!

Krafty Runner x

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, lovely card. I haven't bought a shadow box die yet as there always seems to be others which I NEED, but the time has definitely come to buy one as I have 3 'special'birthday cards to make early next year. I love the balloons too. Hugs xx Pauline

Marleine Rayner said...

Morning Sue,

Delightful, cheery card. The words are my thoughts too. X

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue and all
Lovely card, i have invested in some dies baby and gardening tools looking forward to starting them next year.

Pam your project sounds amazing .
PP welcome back , just take things easy .

Off to the Doctors now hoping to get an appointment
Take care everyone.
Hugs to all .
Elaine H X

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Shadow box dies are the answer to so many problem cards, you have provided us with so many choices for filling them up, I just love mine. I made one much like this in blues and silver recently for a 30th card for a friend and she was very excited to receive it.
Happy birthday Heather !
Welcome back Princess Pixie- enjoy your break and take it nice and easy.
Muriel x

Rosemarie said...

Morni g Sue, I love shaddow box cards, there is do much you can do with them. They are great if you are lacking inspiration because there are only small areas to fill, so much better than being confronted with a completely blank piece of card.

Pam I can smell your cakes from here, they are lovely, and as June says bring back some lovely memories.

Love Rosemarie X X

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
What a fabulous card this morning, The Shadow Box dies are just perfect for all sorts of occasions with their perfect accessories!
Lesley S x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Suea lovely cheerful card to brighten anyones day.
Catherine V94 xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely cheerful card to brighten us up on this cold drab day

I reiterate all Pam has said and send love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all and wrap up warm

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

I love the shadow boxes, so clever a concept.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue I love my shadow box cards you have given us so many accessories to make our cards brilliant and they make the the people receiving them so chuffed thank you dear friend
Today’s card is beautiful so cheerful on this dull day
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely fun card, I will watch the video later.
B xx

karenlotty said...

I love shadow box cards too and have a few I’m always open to ideas This is a fun celebration one

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
This is a lovely card today, very bright and cheerful.
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - your amazing shadow box dies are always an answer for a particular occasion and never fail to make beautiful cards. Who wouldn't want to have this one as it is such a bright and cheerful birthday card to receive. Sending best wishes

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous card!....you certainly know the right colours to pick to make a "happy" card and all the Shadow Box dies are wonderful with the mix and match accessories to suit any occasion.


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxx

djones from k said...

A lovely bright and cheerful card to start the
day with. I' too, have a shadow box die; it gets
worked to death, then I put it away for a while,
then out it pops again!! In fact, I think the
time is now!

Doreen x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic way to showcase your shadow box dies with this wonderful fun filled card. The banner at the top is cure and yes, so many candles. Great video too, thanks for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Xxx
Heather, happy birthday enjoy your special day xxx
PP good to hear from you and to hear you are on the way up. Have fun on your mini break xxx
Tracey sending hugs xxx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Friendly Followers,

This card says fun, fun, fun! The primary colors are great for kids but even better for someone with a lot of candles. I think the sentiment should end with "hardly any wrinkles" or "so little cake" or "not enough firefighters."

I can see making this card as a Christmas card by changing the sentiment to Happy Birthday and spelling out Jesus.

Today my Tool in One lost all the bristles on its roller. Now it's just a pokey tool. I've been using a hairbrush to bang out the bits, then the pokey tool for the itty-bitty bits. Works pretty well.

Thank you, Diane Green and Pam for filling me in on what a Christmas cake is. Yours sound rich and delicious. Fruitcakes are the brunt of jokes in the U.S., about how everybody regifts fruitcakes, so they are mailed back and forth across the country, year after year, and never get eaten. They're usually dry, flavorless, and have odd candied fruits in them that just taste strange, not exotic and not the least bit yummy. Is there a difference between a British Christmas cake and an American fruitcake? And Pam, did you batch make your cakes, or do them one at a time, start to finish?

Glad you're back, Dorothy Macdonald. How wonderful that you enjoyed hours of catching up with surprising new card designs. People with a broken bone talk about how much they're bothered by an itch they can't scratch under the plaster, but it's another thing entirely to itch to make cards and not be able to satisfy it.

Soon enough. When you get your hands back, I hope they'll be good as new.

And welcome back to you too, Princess Pixie. How nice to have a friend who will look after you while giving you a getaway. I hope you enjoy some lovely naps while you're there. And I hope she does, too.

Crewe Trish, something tells me Santa has just the thing tucked away for you that your Mother will appreciate on her card.

Have a nice Tuesday everybody, and keep your envelopes dry.


Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. WOW card this morning and thank you so much for doing the video. I love the colours you have used. I did treat my self this shadow box as it works with peg board die set. I am going to pop the kettle on watch the video.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Very cheery card this morning. Lovely colours .... makes me feel like I want to get dressed up and party the night away..... I wish...lol. best wishes to all. Kind regards Ann Toppcards.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love your Shadow Box cards.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Unfortunately, this card would be quite appropriate for me these days. I don't know whether you would have seen an item on the UK news where 101 year old twins celebrated their birthday with a cake each with 101 candles on them (quite a fire hazard). This card would have been great for them.


Owlish said...

I love this card l can also see these cards being very useful for making kids cards i.e. I need to make a card with a bike on for a boy so be great for adding a m-phone and a balloon or cool dude etc etc

Anne said...

What a fun card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

theresa w said...

Fantastic card sue x the shadow box dies are so useful and are brilliant when your not quite sure what to do for someone x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Anonymous said...

This just goes to show I must get a shadow box die Sue they are so adaptable for some older dies and stamps too. Love this vivid coloured one today. Warms up a cold, cold day here in Cumbria.
VCCumbria xx

SueJ said...

Really lovely, colourful and happy.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card. I love your shadow box creations , they are just so versatile. I adore all of the little separate dies that come in the sets and the fact that things can be mixed and matched. Brilliant idea!
Yvonne(PP) glad to have you back and hope you're feeling much better.
June - I used to really enjoy Upstairs Downstairs too. At the moment I'm watching the re-run of the Duchess of Duke Street which I also love. They show 3 episodes on Saturdays on Drama but unfortunately the series must be nearly coming to an end I would think.
Hope everyone is managing to stay warm - it's another cold one up here.
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great all gender card - bright and colourful.
Doreen R

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a beautiful and uplifting card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card perfect for both genders!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the square shadow box.

Chris Curry said...

Love your shadow box dies, so versatile. Not sure I would want to receive this sentiment thought. LOL. Have a good day. Xx

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Morning Sue

This is one stunning and cute birthday design.... it really is fabulous!

Thank you for the video tutorial

June x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a great fun card. Your birthday shadow box card is so cute with all the tiny elements. Thanks for your video.

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue, I too have a box card set of dies and like everyone else I love mine, they make such lovely cards, hugs Johanna

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love the shadow box card. Unfortunately, like the
weaving dies, I never seem to get it right. They never turn out like the
pictures I see on the blog.
Still try, try and try again.
Evis M.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
love this shadowbox card, it's such a fun card. Colours are also brilliant.
Hugs, Rose

CraftyJo said...

What a very jolly card :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Live this ard, such great colours, a real fun card

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and bright celebration card Sue
Gr Karin

Rosemary Stickland said...

Really fun card.
Rosemary xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a wonderful card it is so bright and cheerful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A great birthday card. Very vibrant. If youn have a wet and dull day this will cheer you up.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am a great lover of your shadow box collections that and your happy die are my go to every time.Katie is making a shaker card using your square shadow box for her teacher for Christmas and is making a good job though it might be difficult to shake as it is nearly full of glitter but she is only 7.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

A lovely jolly card you have given us today. Shadow boxes give such a wonderfull finish to cards and set the smaller dies off perfectly.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue lovely card the shadow box dies are so useful & lots of fun too & you have provided us with four many different options to complete them
PP so lovely to see you back enjoy your stay with your friend & get your strength back
Donut a I love your suggestions for extra sentiments especially the one about the wrinkles!
Sending healing hugs to all who need them

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
This is a lovely fun card,love your shadow box die's they have lots of uses.
Brilliant video as ever,
Best wishes
Karen M

Kate's Cards said...

I always love your shadow box cards. xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A fun card, the shadow box dies are so versatile. Will watch the video soon. I have a stinking cold at the moment, with a sore throat like broken glass, swollen glands in my neck and it hurts to breathe. So feeling miserable. Have just taken delivery of a new die cutting machine, which I was so looking forward to arriving, but I can’t even be bothered to take it out of the box! Hopefully will do so in a couple of days.

Happy birthday to Heather, have a lovely day. X

Yvonne (PP) glad to see you back, have a nice time away and recharge. X

Love Helen xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the great video, love the square shadow box and use it lots
Happy birthday Heather T hope you have a lovely day
Tracy sending you big comforting hugs

Love and hugs to everyone

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. I do like the Shadow Box dies, The colourful look to this card is delightful. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I love this card!! I adore all of the shadow box dies so much...i have almost all of them!!! I use this set loads!!

val jones said...

Love this card. So colourful.
Thanks for the great video.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Jean said...

Stunning card!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Wonderful post...Not fussy, very effective and totally versatile for any member of the family (obviously with a change of sentiment though)...Brilliant - Right up there as a possible all time favourite when it comes to Birthday cards....

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love the card today and the video is great. I have a shadow box die, only the one but I live in hope ha ha.
Pam, ooh I've emptied the special cake box ready for the special delivery lol. Your mixed media sounds gorgeous. Hope you are bearing up at work.
Yvonne sorry you have been so poorly, please get well soon and come back - all is forgiven x.
Donita, I have no idea if your cakes and ours are similar but that's so funny that they get posted back and forth in the U.S.
Cr@fty Helen - happy birthday!!
Alimecca - I preferred the Duchess to Upstairs, Downstairs!
Crewe Trish, Katie's card will be much appreciated I am sure, no matter how much glitter goes in it!
Helen, oh I hope you feel much better soon.
Laine, thinking of you and hope you are o.k.
Tracy, sending special love and hugs.
Love to all
Maureen (friend of Myra) xxx

Nanny Jo said...

What a happy, colourful card today, Sue!! I love the shadow box cards...so versatile! Jo x

ursula said...

A super duper fun card today, beautiful....I love shadow boxes, they end up looking like framed pictures...so pretty..luv Ursula xx

barbara macaskill said...

Such a festive and pretty card! It is sure to bring joy to the lucky recipient! TFS!

sued99 said...

I love your Shadow Box Cards. So versatile. X

Theresa Pace said...

such a fun happy card, hugs xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful bright and cheery card!
Love the shadow box dies and use them a lot.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good evening Sue

Beautiful ...happy.....and fun card.

it would be a pleasure to receive this card,

Another set I would love.

love n hugs
Dorothy from chilly Baldock

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
I’m late again with my comment sorry !
Well what a lovely bright card this is I do so like your shadow box creations I need to add some more to my collection me thinks. Lol
Pam I love the smell of Christmas baking and xmas cake just warms the heart so many memories my husband makes ours and some for friends he is a brill cook but don’t tell him I said so will you. Lol
June Stewart’s aunt was in service and she too was a fantastic cook I miss her bless her Your So right this time of year brings back so many memories hopefully happy ones
PP nice to see you back hugs and good wishes to you Hun
I send my usual hugs and good wishes to everyone
Take care
Theresa G xx

Laura O' Connor said...

great card Sue ,love all the little bits ,Laura O Springfield

Tressa said...

A bright, cheerful and fun card.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous party card so fun and cheerful.


Annx without an "e"

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a great fun card. This would certainly bring a big smile to the recipients face.
Sweet dreams, Love Brenda xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I am unwell today so just a quick comment. I love your Celebrations square shadow box !!! I bought it as a bundle from Hochanda and it is fab !!! So easy to use and you can add whatever you like to the little appertures. I used my shadow box frame recently with your Barbeque die set. I was very pleased with the results. I bought your Alphabet grid die in the same bundle and I will experiment with making some bunting at some point to go on my cards. Your card and video today are both fab Sue !!! I love the colour combo to. Thank you for sharing. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Lots of love to all from Tres x x x

Eunice said...

This such a fun card Sue!! The Celebration shadowbox is something to think about.

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous fun card today, suitable for all ages, male and female. xx

Littlelamb said...

Love today's card Sue. It looks so cheerful. Thank you. Pam your canvas sounds lovely. Thank you for explaining what it looks like. Is it for you or a present. Trying to get things ready for a craft group,tomorrow. We are having two sessions because with the dark evenings some of the ladies do not like driving in the dark but some work during the day so need to come in the evening. Got 30 boxes to make or cut out and score and they will put them together. Echoing all Pam's comments today. Take care and hugs to all who need them.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

I thought that it is already weekend when I saw today's card, but I don't mind to have a party on Tuesday and every day of the week. This bright,joyful and fun card matched perfect with my day.If yesterday we had 2-3 degrees, today we enjoyed a sunny day and the temperature reached 14 degrees ... and I took a day off :)
Talking about party ... Happy birthday Heather!Hope you had a lovely day.
Pam - Your cakes sound so delicious. Hope Maureen will share her piece of cake with me :).
Dorothy-So sorry for you. Take it slowly and don't try to use that hand. Do you know what can be worse than one hand in plaster? To have both hands in plasters like one of friends.She broke both wrists 2 1/2 months ago; had surgeries a week after accident...long way to recover.
PP - Nice to see you back.Sending gentle hugs your way.
Tres - Hope tomorrow will be a better day day for you.
Maureen - We had news on Canadian TV about Price Harry and Megan starting on Friday when they said that looks like these two got engaged. All day yesterday was about them, in competition with The 105th Grey Cup, the other highlight of the day for Torontonians. We had more news about these two events today.

Hugs to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

DeCor said...

Live today's car. Your shadow box dies are a fav of mie

Pawprintx4 said...

I loved this card when I first saw it and I bought all the birthday dies as birthdays always call for special cards. I need to make one tomorrow and get it mailed off to my mother inlaw.
Hope everyone had a brilliant Tuesday and looking forward to Wednesday which you are already well into (am late posting).
Stephanie K

Latenight SandyH said...

Such a cheerful, jolly card today. Shadow boxes are so useful. Great video.

Heather, hope you had a lovely birthday.
PP, enjoy your few days away. Hope you are soon feeling 100%.

Take care everyone.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card today with such cheerful colours.Yvonne xx

Fikreta said...

like always amazing card!

Marie from Longridge said...

A lovely card Sue. I have never made a shadow box card and am so behind with my card-making that I will have to wait for the New Year to try something new. I love your videos Sue as I learn more from watching than from reading which I have difficulty with.
Hugs to all that need them and healing hugs to all who are sick.
Marie P.

Craftychris said...

This is such fun! Love it! xxx