Heartfelt Creations: Tropical Paradise Shadowbox

It’s Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations and today I have a fun and bright little project to share. Here is the complete tutorial for my Tropical Paradise Shadowbox.

Tropical Shadowbox-1

HCDP1-277 Tropical Paradise Paper Collection

HCCF1-445-3 6×6 Foldout Cards- Kraft

HCPC-3784 Tropical Parrots Cling Stamps

HCPC-3781 Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamps

HCPC-3783 Tropical Paradise Cling Stamps

HCPC-3782 Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamps

HCD1-7135 Tropical Plumeria Dies

HCD1-7137 Tropical Paradise Dies

HCD1-7136 Tropical Cockatoo Dies

HCD1-7138 Tropical Parrots Dies

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

245125 3D Crystal Lacquer

ANC850 Mini Prills- Spring Bling Pack

Other Products Used:

Cardstock- white, Spectrum Noir (Crystal Clear), Chameleon Pens (BR2, GR1, YG3, GR4, PK4, YO2, GR1, BV4, BL3, OR4, RD4, YO3), Stampin’ Up Ink (Crushed Curry, Early Espresso), Versa Color- Opera Pink, Ranger Archival Ink- Jet Black, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L (Kraft Photo Corners, 3D Foam Squares 1/2”, Extreme Double Sided Tape, EZ Runner Grand), Hot Glue

Tropical Shadowbox-2

Fold, ink and assemble your shadowbox. I kept the inner flaps to the left hand side of the shadow box where I had planned on adding the most foliage layers. Before completely sealing the shadowbox I added the 6×6 background piece of the teal woodgrain patterned paper. I then measured and cut pieces of blue patterned paper for the top and sides of the shadowbox. Then I cut smaller strips to cover the front frame of the shadowbox. They are cut to 6.125” in length, and the corners are mitred like a frame.

Cut 2 strips of red patterned paper that are 1×6. Adhere one to the inside bottom of the shadowbox and the other just right of centre in the shadowbox. I cut my photo down to 3.5×3.5 and matted it in white cardstock and blue patterned paper. I added kraft photo corners to the photo. Adhere to the middle of of the shadowbox using 3D foam squares.


Stamp and die cut 1 each of the smalls flowers and the medium flowers. I added colour to these using inks and daubers. Shape and assemble the flowers then add Prills to the middle of each using liquid adhesive. Stamp and die cut 2 large and 1 small palm leaf. I added colour to these using Chameleon pens. Stamp and die cut 1 each of the toucan, leaves & swirls and the leaf pair. I added colour to all of these using Chameleon pens. Stamp and die cut 2 of the curved fern leaves, add colour using a single Chameleon pen. Shape all of your leaves as well as the leaves in the toucan image.

Using the Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear pen, I added sparkle to the toucan and the flowers. Using the shadowbox flaps up the side of the shadowbox, I added the foliage using hot glue. Then did the same with the greens along the front on the bottom. Add the toucan to the bottom right hand corner of the frame using 3D foam squares. Then add some extra greens in behind. I added the flowers and the leaf pair to the bottom left hand corner of the frame.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

In case you missed it…

Tropical Paradise Layout

Tropical Paradise LO-1

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