Thursday, May 2, 2019


Welcome to the Creating Kindness blog hop!  We are delighted to have the wonderfully talented Heike Hulle-Bolze join us this month as we take a look at Shadow Box cards.  I used this opportunity to play with a new Stampin' Up! stamp which will be available June 4th in the 2019-2020 catalogue.  This shadow box was the perfect way to frame and showcase the utterly gorgeous Good Morning Magnolia stamp.

To make the shadow box card I followed a great little tutorial by Dawn Griffith which you can see HERE.  I did alter it slightly to fit metric measurements.  The beauty of these cards is that they are like a little theatre, but they still fold flat for easy postage.

I sponged my background card in Petal Pink and Pear Pizzaz inks and coloured my Magnolia images using Stampin' Blends before cutting them out with the coordinating Magnolia Memory dies.  The large Magnolia was adhered directly to the card background but I popped the Magnolia bud and leaf up on dimensionals to create a more 3D picture.

This was such a fun card to make and I can't wait to see what the rest of the team have made.  Click on the button below to go visit with my hugely talented friend, Jay Soriano!

Blog Hop Participants
1.       Heike Hűlle-Bolze - Guest Designer – Germany
2.       Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
3.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia
4.       Sara Levin - USA
5.       Paula Dobson – New Zealand
6.       Jay Soriano – UK
7.       Cheryll Miller – Australia
8.       Charlet Mallett - USA
9.       Marcy Denning – Canada
10.   Jerim Dickins – UK

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!


  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! xx

  2. Gorgeous color combo! And, it goes without saying that the recipient will love this card.

  3. You just amaze me every time. This is just so beautifully coloured and put together. I want to be you when I grow up! x

  4. Oh Paula, this is gorgeous! Love the colouring! And the sponging in the background totally takes your card to a whole new level. xxxx

  5. Gorgeous Paula! Love the sponged background to match the beautiful magnolias


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