Shadow Box Layout Tutorial

Hello, G45ers!

  Take your layouts to the next level with this Fairie Wings Shadow Box Layout tutorial.  This how to video has been created for us by by Cecilia Zertuche as a part of our #ClubG45LeveledUp series. This series is where we ask our Graphic 45 Brand Ambassadors to take a Club G45 project and take it to the next level by adding their own personal touches and techniques.  You are going to love all the added details and beauty.

Shadow Box Layout

By Cecilia Zertuche

“Hello dear G45ers! Cecilia here with a new project to share, I leveled up one of the Club G45 volume 1 projects designed by Maria Cole. I love the layouts so much, but always have the same concern: how can I store them? or how to place them in the house? So because Mother’s day is around the corner I made the layout with a kind a shadow box using the beautiful and sweet Fairie Wings paper collection, and two pics of my kids and myself, and now it’s display in my working surface to be inspired, but this can be a beautiful gift not only for Mother’s day, for a Sweet sixteen, or a dear friend, endless of possibilities. The products I used:


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Graphic 45 Fairie Wings 8”x8” paper pad

Graphic 45 Fairie Wings patterns and solids

Graphic 45 Fairie Wings chipboard

Graphic 45 Fairie Wings ephemera & journaling cards

Graphic 45 Fairie Wings die cut assortments

  Graphic 45 metal door plates

Graphic 45 tag, pocket & butterfly dies

Graphic 45 policy & decorative dies

Graphic 45 Rose bouquet collection, classic ivory & natural linen 


Other Supplies:

Liquid glue, Aleene’s tacky quick dry

Strong adhesive UHU

Pearls in different sizes and soft colors

Sequins, mini beads, glitter

White gesso and a sponge

Thin gold wire.

3 mm chipboard to make the box and some masking tape

Gold cardstock, about one A4 sheet

One pice of acetate


You will see in the tutorial all the measurements.


Video Tutorial:

Shadow Box Layout by Cecilia Zertuche | Graphic 45


Some tips….


TIP…. To add elements as the chipboard pieces, standing up, use leftover pieces on the back, and stick them to the floor or the wall.

TIP… To attach the lid use your finger to “feel” all around the edges if it’s properly centered, because we have flaps all around is not easy to see.

TIP… To embellish more the beautiful roses, add some beads, pearls, glitter with glue and a small brush, they look gorgeous!


I hope you will like this project and give it a try! Don’t forget to tag me when you share it please. Thank you so much, enjoy paper crafting.” ~Cecilia




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Happy Papercrafting!


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