Thursday 15 January 2015

Challenge#45 - 3D Project using Cutting Dies & a Tutorial

Hello Everyone!!! 
Thank you so much for your active participation in Challenge#44,this is Tanvi here with a new challenge for the fortnight. Before I proceed i wanted to highlight that several entries were disqualified last time as they didn't follow the rules. Request all to please read all rules. We are highlighting the same again this time for you guys!

Challenge # 45
3D projects - Use cutting Dies

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Challenge#45 Rules

1. Get creative with you dies! Make a 3D project with cutting dies. Sorry using TEMPLATES will not qualify! But you can use electronic die cutting machines :)
2. Anything goes...............a box, a frame, a bag, a house or even a castle! Get creative!
But remember the dies must form the base of your creation & not just used for layering or embellishing.We would love to see what you create.
If you have any queries please feel free to comment & we will be happy to help.
3. You have time until 31st January 2015, 11:55 PM IST to submit your projects.

Now  here is what I made.........a shadow box! Yes you can make your own one of a kind shadow box using any of your nesting/large shape dies! Walk through the following tutorial with me to learn how easy it is to make a shadow box!

Some more pics to show you the embellishments.....

The edge of the die cut is inked & buffed with Inka gold........the dangling flower & birdie are embellishments made from shrink plastic.

This is how you will make the box -
1.   First cut two shapes using the largest die in the Spellbinders Nestabilities - Gold Majesty Circles set (TIP - use a sturdy card stock so that it holds your embellishments! Remember you can use any die you have.

2. I cut the center out of one of the die cuts to make an can do this manually if you do not have a coordinating die or use a smaller nesting dies.

3. Finally, to assemble the box I glued the to shapes with a paper strip (1" wide) & viola I made my own shadow box in 1-2-3 steps!

Hope you like my take on this challenge..........what better way to make the best of our resources  & we would love to see what you create!

And here's what the winner receives!

Memory Box Bali Corner Memory Die

Supplies from Lulupu Store:

Please link your entry below -


  1. Wonderful shadow box Tanvi and thanks for sharing the steps...challenge has nice theme but not for me...:(

    1. Why Shalu!! Thanks a lot, would love you participation!

  2. Everything about your project is just Wow !! Tanvi all the beautiful details and the way you have created a custom shadow box ..What a Clever idea !!..Thank you so much for the tutorial this !!!

  3. Loved the shadow box!! and soo nicely explained with simple steps! Cant wait to try out mine!! :) Thank you for the tutorial

  4. Loved the self made shadow box ! Thanks for sharing the steps Tanvi :)

  5. Shadow box looks gorgeous Tanvi!!! I will definitely try to make one. Tfs tutorial!!!!

    1. Do share what you make Neha.......thanks a lot!

  6. Tanvi. Lovely tutorial for the shadow box. Beautifully done. TFS :)

  7. What a beauty.Love the vibrant red and gold! Tanvi do you need to get any extra accessories for the Spellbinders gold dies...I read somewhere extras were required so only didnt pick them up?

    1. Thanks extras needed Sonia, just run it 2-3 times through the machine.

  8. Awesome idea & neat execution. Love those shrink plastic thing...:)

    1. I too love shrink plastic! Thank you Neha!

  9. thank you for the lovely challenge..I have linked my take on the challenge..

  10. Awesome challenge and creative topic .. Thank u for creating one :)

  11. Hi Lulupu team!
    This was a tricky challenge but was very interesting and boosted the creativity :) I have managed to create baby box with my bigshot and some dies.:)


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