Retreat Swaps - Wishes & Wonder Shadow Box Card Tutorial

Wednesday 25 November 2020 United Kingdom

Last weekend myself and 114 other papercrafters, who are part of Michelle Lasts team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators called the Pinkies are attending the Pinkies Retreat - virtually!

I was thrilled that Michelle invited me back as a designer. The best thing about being a designer is seeing how everyone interprets your idea and makes it their own, it's truly wonderful to see the ideas and creativity flowing.

I created 2 make and take projects for the retreat which I have shared on Instagram and Facebook. 

You can use the hashtags #PinkiesRetreat2020 and #PinkiesTeam to see pictures shared from this event!

Today I am sharing with you the last of 3 swaps I created for this event! 

I joined three swap groups, each consisting of 5 people plus myself. Each swap group had a clear brief we had to follow, there was a large choice so I decided to go with these.
  1. Christmas group - a Christmas card 
  2. DSP group - a card with patterned paper as the main focus
  3. Any Bundle group - a card created using any bundle, typically a stamp set and a die or punch 
Naturally, we had to use current Stampin' Up! products!

I made six of each card and kept one for myself. 

All three style cards I created are fancy fold Christmas cards and I have filmed a tutorial for each one. 

You can find the YouTube video tutorial at the end of this page.

I'll be sharing pictures of the swaps I receive on my Facebook page. 

You can join my Facebook page here - just make sure you like my page so you can be notified when I post pictures of all 15 swaps, to see who has designed them and what products they've used!

Today's card was for the 'Any Bundle' swap group. I've created a Shadow Box card which usually is presented in a portrait orientation - however, I decided to mix things up a little and position it in a landscape setting.    

The only stamps and dies I have used are from the Wishes and Wonder bundle, which includes the Wishes and Wonder stamp set and North Pole Wonder dies. 


I also used this pattern from the beautiful Feels Like Frost DSP - this was perfect for my snowy sky background in the reindeer scene.

It's so difficult to capture how pretty the silver looks in these photographs, why not watch my video tutorial to see it in a better light

You'll see in my tutorial how I created every element on this card, including this silver embossed sentiment which you can see through this window.

If you fancy making this Shadow Box card and want to follow my video tutorial, here are the measurements you need to get prepared in advance

Whisper White cardbase: 
  • 14.9 cm x 29.7 cm
  • Score longside at 10 cm, 19 cm, 20 cm & 29 cm

Thank you for visiting my blog today, if you decide to give this card a try, do leave me a comment or thumbs up on YouTube to let me know - I hope you enjoy watching my video tutorial!


  1. Brilliant idea, have made my initial idea and ready to roll..thankyou. I really enjoy your emails. Happy Christmas.

    1. Thank you so much Jackie - I missed your comment but reading it now has just made my day!