This floral gazebo card is perfect for this spring into summer season!
Today I’ve got a pretty floral gazebo card that I tucked into a shadow box frame so it could have all that added dimension. I love being able to make little 3D objects with die cuts and this one makes me want to just grab a seat inside and enjoy all those flowers. To make this card I used the Square Shadow Box Frame, Gazebo, Leaves and Greenery, Flower Stems, Flower Buds, Grass and Small Butterflies.
The Square Shadow Box Frame and Card Base
- Cut a 5.50″ x 11.00″ white card base and score at 5.50″.
- Use blue cardstock to cut a 4.75″ square layer for the scene base.
- Cut the square shadow box frame using blue cardstock. Note: Die cutting machine Base-Width must be 7 inches or wider for this large die.
- Use the Scor-Pal to add deeper score lines on the frame. Note: The frame has the score lines built in to the die.
- Fold the frame sides in and use the bone folder to crisp up the crease on each fold.
- Apply 1/4″ double stick tape on two of the inside of the frame fold layers.
- Turn the frame face down, and insert the blue scene base face down in the frame.
- Remove the tape on both frame flaps, fold and secure the frame flaps closed.
- Turn the frame face up and push down on the scene layer and secure it in place to the taped frame flaps.
- Apply 1/4″ double stick to the back of the frame and attach it to the white card base.
- Check out my video showing how to fold and secure the shadow box frame.
- Use green cardstock to cut one 4.75″ x 1.50″ grass layer to use on the back base of the shadow box.
- Cut a second 4.75″ x 1.00″ grass layer to use on the front and set aside.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the taller grass section and attach it to the back base of the shadow box.
Assemble the 3D Gazebo
Before I start the description of this 3D gazebo I want to let you know that it was an experiment and I didn’t know if it would work or not. I was happily surprised to see that my feeble attempt actually worked. With that said I learned several things that I could have done to make it better the next time I put one together. I’ve included those steps in my description below.
- Use white cardstock to cut enough of the gazebo frame sections to create two assembled gazebos.
- Cut 14 lattice sections and two additional base strips using white cardstock.
- Use Kraft cardstock to cut two of the scalloped roof sections and four of the base structure sections.
- Cut a a 4.50″ x 1.00″ strip of Kraft cardstock to us as the roof.
- Assemble the two gazebo frames, top and bottom base sections and roof sections using glossy accents.
- Attach the lattice sections to both sides of the front gazebo frame using glossy accents.
- Cut an additional Kraft base section and additional white base sections into 1.50″ strips and score them at .25″ on each end to create the four connection sections.
- Attach the lattice sections to the connection sections using glossy accents.
- Fold the scored ends of the connection and lattice sections and attach them to the sides of the two gazebo frames to connect them together. Note: My gazebo picture may be a little confusing because you will not see the white and Kraft strips added to the sides and back of the gazebo. I’ve included those steps in my description because they will create the fully connected gazebo.
- Score the roof strip at 2.25″ and attach it to the two gazebos using glossy accents to finish.
The Gazebo, Flowers and Foliage
- Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back top and bottom sections of the back gazebo.
- Tuck the gazebo inside the shadow box frame and attach to the back of the frame.
- Cut several sections of the Leaves and Greenery and Flower Stems using green cardstock.
- Use blue, pink and yellow cardstock to cut the flowers.
- Place the flowers face up on the molding pad and push down in the center of the flowers using a small tipped stylus.
- Attach three flowers to each of the Flower Stems using glossy accents.
- Tuck the flowers and stems in behind the grass section inside the and attach them using glossy accents. Note: This was a little tricky because I had already set the gazebo in place but I wanted to fill in behind it with the colorful flowers.
- Use glossy accents to attach flowers to several of the trailing greenery sections from the Leaves and Greenery set.
- Trim the ends off the foliage and attach to the roof line and frame of the gazebo.
- Apply a strip of mounting tape to the second grass section and attach it to the front of the frame.
- Finish the card by attaching three yellow small butterflies to the card using glossy accents..
I turned my little 3D paper gazebo into a floral gazebo card but you could create yours as little pool house, a barbecue spot, a play space…..anything outdoorsy would look right at home in here. What will you do with this idea? Check out my Shadow Box Category for more fun projects ideas.