Saturday, July 15, 2023

Shadowbox Bee Card Tutorial

Hi sweet friends! Today, I'm sharing a TUTORIAL on how to make this adorable little layered shadowbox card. Isn't it so pretty?! I made it for Lori Whitlock's blog using one of her amazing cutting files called Shadowbox Bee Card (links below). I can think of so many occasions this card would be great for. In this post, I give you all those details and some funny bee puns too! Check it out ...

Shadowbox Bee Card made with a Lori Whitlock cutting file

I chose a few papers from Lori's Bee Happy Collection that she designed for Echo Park. I used the honeycomb print called Life is Sweet, the solid green for the veining in the leaves, and the yellow for the bee. The red flowers were made with a 6x6 print from from Doodlebug's I Heart Travel Collection. I picked Bazzill's Jet Stream for the wings and Whirlpool for the tiny flowers, and Bella Blvd's Hearts & Ombre in guacamole for the leaves. I love the fresh colors against the white! (Product links below.)

Here's a quick tutorial on how I put the card together ... 

Cut out all of the white pieces first so that you can see how the colored pieces are going to be adhered.

Shadowbox Bee Card Tutorial by Artsy Albums

Add your colored patterned paper to the white cardstock pieces before gluing the 2 card bases together. 

Then adhere one of the base tabs to the back of the other base as shown above. The other tab (on the right side in the photo above) will be what you use later to secure the front with.

Shadowbox Bee Card Tutorial by Artsy Albums

Adhere all of the fun colored pieces to the 3 inside white scenes.  

Shadowbox Bee Card Tutorial by Artsy Albums

Then add the scenes inside the shadowbox base. Start with the blue flowers first, inserting the tabs into the slots on the sides.

Shadowbox Bee Card Tutorial by Artsy Albums

Repeat this for the bee scene, then continue with the last one that has the red flowers.

Shadowbox Bee Card Tutorial by Artsy Albums

Once they are securely in place, you can close the front of the card and adhere it to the tab on the left.

Shadowbox Bee Card Tutorial by Artsy Albums using a Lori Whitlock cutting file

And voila!! You've got an un-bee-lievably cute card to send to someone special. When it's open, it can stand alone on a shelf, desk, or a counter for display.

Shadowbox Bee Card Tutorial by Artsy Albums

When it's time to be sent through the mail or stored, it can be folded flat. 

Wouldn't this pretty card be wonderful for a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or Mother's Day? Or you could use it to send words of encouragement, well wishes or a "thinking of you" message. Don't forget to add a funny "bee" pun! Here are some ideas ...

  • Happy Bee-day
  • We Bee-long Together  
  • Always Bee Yourself
  • We're Meant to Bee
  • Have a Bee-utiful Day
  • Bee-lieve in Yourself
  • Bee Happy
  • Everything will Bee OK 

Below are the links for the products used. I hope you'll give this fun card a try and thanks for stopping by! 

Supplies: Affiliate links are used in this post at no additional cost to you. I receive a small amount of compensation when you click through and shop using the provided links. This helps me to continue building my small business. Thank you!

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