Shadow Boxes de Frida Kahlo

Frida shadow boxes

July is the month that marks both the birth and death of famous Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo. I thought it would be fitting to make something in her honor to spread inspiration!

These shadow boxes are a perfect way to do that! Between the papers, the collage sheet and the die design, the mixing and matching was endless. I included links to all the supplies I used, you’ll want to use them for a lot of other projects all year round. For now, it’s all about FRIDA!

Here’s a video tutorial I made for you!


Here are the supplies I used:
Sizzix 657900 Big Shot Cutting/Embossing Machine with Extended Multipurpose Platform, Powder Blue/Teal

Sizzix Shadow Box Die

Ole Fiesta Paper Collection Sabor Papel 12 Inch x 12 Inch Hispanic Heritage 18 Sheets

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue Carded, 0.88-Ounce

Frida Collage Sheet


Cut the 12×12 sheets in half and place the paper on top of the die, add the clear pads on the top and bottom and run through the machine.

Side note – this paper is gorgeous and amazing! It’s from a new company called Sabor Papel! I’ve been wanting to make stuff with it and I finally had the chance! Check out their web site to see all the offerings! And their blog – they always have beautiful new projects and ideas!



Assemble your box by folding on the creases and glue the flaps. Cut out the designs from the collage sheet.

Frida shadow boxes

Layer everything in one by one! Check out the video for the step-by-step process!

If you liked this project and want another idea, my friend, Rina from made some fabulous card kits using Sabor Papel papers and Frida’s quotes! Here’s the link!

Thanks for checking out my project! Happy crafting!

Love & light,

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