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1) What is a shadowbox?

Our shadowboxes are cardstock layered into deep frames to create a 3-D image.

2) What materials do you use?

Cardstock paper (scrapbooking paper), adhesive foam dots, rubber cement, hobby knives/exacto knives, Silhouette Cameo and lots and lot of glitter.

3) Do you cut these by hand?

The short answer is no. We used to but like plushie makers use sewing machines, we have purchased a die-cutting machine to help us produce faster, more quality work.

4) I want to try building one of my own. Got any tips?

You are welcome to try building a shadowbox of your own. All we ask is that if you saw it here, to credit us for the idea. If you're looking for further instruction, you are more than welcome to sign up for one of our shadowbox classes (more details under the header "Shadowbox Classes")

5) Can you make a shadowbox of my OC?

Yes, we can. Please contact us through dA, Etsy, email or Twitter and give us either some reference photos or a detailed description of your OC plus any ideas on how you would like it (in our Sleepy version, filly version or some other way). We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

6) What if I want a design you've already done/something different that isn't my OC?

Contact us either through dA, Etsy, email or Twitter and send us a reference photo with a detailed description of what you want. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

7) How long does it take you to respond?

It really depends on but it shouldn't take us longer than 5 days to respond to you. If we haven't by then, feel free to get back in touch with us (sometimes things slip through the cracks but we try our best to be thorough about these sort of things).

8) How will I know if I'm on your list?

We have a widget on the opposite column of this page that we keep accurately updated all the time. If your name/commission appears on it, then you are on our list.

9) How much is my shadowbox going to cost?

That's generally up to you. Our shadowboxes start at $45 (for a 12x12 frame) to $50 (for an 11x14 frame) and go up depending on what you want in the box. Keep in mind that the more detailed your request (i.e. characters with a lot of clothing or really detailed backgrounds) the more expensive it will be. For more details, check out our "Shadowbox Commission Info" above. We do our best to get you an accurate price as soon as possible but a lot of the projects need to be sketched up before we can determine a pricing amount. If this is something you're concerned about, please let us know up front and we'll try to work with you.

10) How long does it take for you to build my box?

That depends on our list. If we are going to a convention, the wait time is drastically longer but we'll let you know up front. Generally speaking, it shouldn't take longer than a month for custom work and two weeks for designs already created (unless we are swamped). However, a lot of this process depends on how quickly you approve the sketches for custom work and purchase the boxes.

11) But I want to get a shadowbox for "x event" which is only in a few weeks!

If you have an event coming up that you need a shadowbox by, we'll do our very best to get it to you in time. Let us know the date you need it by and we'll work our hardest to have it done before then.

12) What are the typical size frames you use?

Generally speaking, we put most things in a 12x12 frame. For taller things, like human characters, we will always suggest an 11x14. For fillies, we usually do 8x10s. There are larger or smaller frames available depending on what you want. If you want something else, please let us know when you contact us for more options.

13) How does custom commissions work?

When you contact us, we'll make sure we understand what you are asking. Afterwards, we will draw up a sketch of what you have asked for and get back to you. When you approved the sketch, we'll then start on a mock-up (which is a full color digital work) of your box. We'll contact you with that (which is exactly what you're shadowbox will look like minus the layers) at which point payment is due. After payment is received we will build your shadowbox. You have full control to alter things throughout the process.

14) Do your shadowboxes come with a frame?

Yes, they come ready to hang on the wall!

15) Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we ship everywhere in the US, Canada and internationally.

16) What happens if my shadowbox arrives broken?

If something happens to your box in the mail, please let us know and we'll work with you get it fixed.

Shadowboxes Classes

1) What is a shadowbox class?

A shadowbox class is the perfect way for you to get tips on how we make our shadowboxes and ask us your questions. When you sign up, we provide a kit with all the pieces of your pre-selected pony as well as a few sheets of tabs (this usually costs around $20-$25 plus shipping). Then on the date and time provided we all meet up online and build together. We'll answer all your questions while instructing you on how to build your pony.

2) When are shadowbox classes/how do I get updates?

We will update our dA journal with all the information on when the next shadowbox class will be occurring and what the subject matter will be. We'll also update on Twitter and Facebook about the class at that time.

In the next few weeks, we'll try to put out a schedule detailing dates and subject matter for the next few months.

3) I'm not very crafty. Can I still build one?

Yes! As long as you can follow instructions, you shouldn't have a problem building with us. Just make sure to pay attention to our difficulty rating system and select something with a lower difficultly rating if you are unsure about your skill level.

4) How much do they cost?

In our kit, we provide the cut out of your selected character and two sheets of tabs. These kits will range from $20-$25 (plus shipping) depending on the type of paper we use. You will be responsible for purchasing a shadowbox frame, hobby knife, rubber cement, background sheet of cardstock (if applicable) and additional tabs (if applicable).

5) How long do they take?

It depends on the material. Usually they take 2 hours but for more difficult classes, it could be up to 4. We'll let you know in our dA journal.

6) How does the class work?

When you sign up, we'll send you a kit in the mail. On the allotted night, we'll all meet up on JustinTV at the allotted time and begin building!

7) What if I'm missing something in my kit?

We ask in an email that you let us know when you receive your kit and to make sure all the pieces are included. However, if you can't tell, you can let us know at any time and we'll get your missing piece in the mail to you.

8) What if I can't make the class?

If you can't make the class, we'll arrange another way to instruct you should you feel you need the instruction. The stream is available about three days after the class. However, we strongly urge that you attend the class to get the fullest experience out of your purchase.

9) Are spaces limited?

Yes, at this time we are only allowing 20 slots for the class so sign up quickly when the announcement are made.



11 x 14 Sheik and Zelda Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
11 x 14 Sheik and Zelda Shadowbox
Etsy listing:…

This design was drawn by :iconjadedjynx: and vectored by :iconcitizensmiley:. It was so nice to be able to hire other talented folks to make beautiful work for us to turn into paper. If you get a chance, go check them both out!

We have been itching to create a Sheik and Zelda shadowbox because of their epicness in game and how gorgeous their designs are. :iconjadedjynx: provided us some killer artwork of the two of them to go off of! We're so pleased with this design and cannot wait to get to the matching Link and Midna!

Sheik is surprisingly difficult. She has a deceptively simple design but all the wraps and lines on her outfit make for a lot of gluing. Plus they all look identical when cut! However, we think she came out fierce. We love the pose and the ferocity of her expression. Though she doesn't have any glitter paper, her harp is made from gold mirrorboard and blue glitter paper.

Zelda's armor was begging to be crafted out of gold mirrorboard so it shines. Her skirt is lined with white glitter and the crystals on her crown also are made of glitter paper. We knew when we played Hyrule Warriors that we wanted to have Zelda with a bow and arrow because she is so fierce with it!

Having grown up on Zelda, we are always excited to add a new Legend of Zelda design to our line-up!
11 x 14 NBC Jack and Sally Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
11 x 14 NBC Jack and Sally Shadowbox
Etsy listing:

We really wanted to do a new Jack and Sally design that showed their gorgeous detailing and didn't have so much lighting so you could see their true colors.  With this piece, we wanted something soft and romantic which I think we achieved.

For their overall simple appearance, these characters were pretty difficult to build because of their patterned clothing. Jack's stripes to a while to glue and keep clean and his lanky figure makes it tricky to put tabs under him.

Sally also has a lot of pattern on her dress which takes a while to achieve. We love how soft her face turned out.

Of course, we added the iconic curling hill in the background and decided to make the cloud shades out of glitter to give the whole box a little sparkle.
Frozen Fever's Anna and Elsa Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
Frozen Fever's Anna and Elsa Shadowbox
Etsy listing:…

We've been wanting to do a shadowbox of the sisters together for a long time and we're finally able to fit them on our list! We decided to go with their new outfits since it was something fresh!

Anna has a lot of detail on her dress since there is a lot of pattern. All of it was cut out of cardstock and glued on. Most of the pattern is crafted out of glitterstock and cardstock to make it sparkly. The skirt of her dress is also glitter. We love her freckles and made sure to add them as well.

Elsa's entire dress is crafted out of glitter since she is always in something sparkly! The flowers in her hair and her cape is also made from glitter, making her really twinkle!

This box is a lot of work since both of the characters are fully detailed. We can't argue with the result though!
12 x 12 Magica Madoka Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
12 x 12 Magica Madoka Shadowbox
Etsy Listing:…

This design was drawn by 
:iconleekfish: and vectored by :iconcitizensmiley:. It was so nice to be able to hire other talented folks to make beautiful work for us to turn into paper. If you get a chance, go check them both out!

Madoka is so sweet and we think she works perfectly with Leekfish's art style. Madoka's red trim, all of her bows, and all the white on her dress are made from glitterstock. Her light arrow is a mixture of glitterstock and pink mirrorboard. Kyubey even makes an appearance! The pink pattern in the background is crafted out of glitter and compliments Homura's background!
12 x 12 Madoka Magica Homura Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
12 x 12 Madoka Magica Homura Shadowbox
Etsy listing:…

This design was drawn by :iconleekfish: and vectored by :iconcitizensmiley:. It was so nice to be able to hire other talented folks to make beautiful work for us to turn into paper. If you get a chance, go check them both out!

Homura and Madoka's backgrounds mirror each other and hint at what they become in the series. Homura's leggings are made from black mirrorboard, her purple accents are all done with glitterstock and her shield utilizes many different textures of shiny cardstock and mirrorboard. The black in her background is crafted from glitterstock.

We love how determined she turned out!

Babscon 2015 Info and Class Sign up

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 16, 2015, 4:43 PM

Babscon 2015 Location

With Babscon 2015 right around the corner, we wanted go over a few things. First of all, you can find us at E4 so make sure you stop by and say hello!

Babscon-vendor-map by The-Paper-Pony
Babscon 2015 Exclusive

2015 Babscon Exclusive Twilight Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony

Don't for get that our Babscon 2015 exclusive is going to be Twilight Sparkle and that Tara Strong will be there to sign her! We have 20 of these so if you want her to sign yours, make sure you snatch it early. If they do sell out, we will be taking orders at the convention for them.

Also, this month is your last to sign up as a Patreon in order to order one during the convention. Their will only be a limited number of these available to Patrons online during the convention so if you want one but can't make it to the con, this is your only way to get it! They will be $75 .

Babscon 2015 Class Sign up

We will be doing a class this year again. Unless something changes, the class will be Friday from 7 PM-8PM in Panel Room 2 (Lunar Hall) . There will be 30 slots available. We will be building the convention mascots which is a first ever and each kit will come with a frame! Here are the designs:
Mascots by The-Paper-Pony

You can choose between filly Silver Span, Golden Gate or Copper Chip. The class will cost $15 and we will provide everything you need to build your box. All we ask is that you wash your hands before you come to keep the paper clean! Again, 30 slots, first come, first serve. 

Please note us or email us to purchase a spot in the class with your full name and whether you will be building  filly Silver Span, Golden Gate or Copper Chip.

Class Roster:

Commission Status




Awaiting Shipment:

1) Email KP
Katara, Zuko/Katara
The Last Airbender: Katara Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony
Gala Rarity
Zuko/Katara shadowbox
Avatar, the Last Airbender Katara and Zuko Mock Up by The-Paper-Pony

On My Table:


1) :icontaharon:
2 OCs

Mock Up Completed:

Sketch Completed:

1) :iconfoxchibi:
Dragon Shadowbox Commission: WIP Chaos Emporium shadowbox mockup by The-Paper-Pony :star:

In Development:

1) Etsy User AS
4 Habitat Boxes (X)

2) Etsy User Karen
8th Doctor

3) :iconacesleeves:
OC pony

4) :iconmunchforlunch:
Ghost box

5) Etsy User KK
Cadence and Twilight

6) Email User
Link boxes forever

7) :iconPete933:
2 OCs

8) :iconchuchurei:
Nightmare Rarity

9) Etsy PJ
4 Princesses

10) :iconanimatedmelchior:
Samurai Champloo

The Paper Pony and Silver Slinger are teaming up to do an epic 19" x 19" art piece for charity! Which design should we do? 

69 deviants said Tirek vs. Twilight
58 deviants said Twilight's castle and Mane 6
52 deviants said Unlocking Rainbow Power
24 deviants said Rainbow Rocks Band


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Blackmageheart Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Your shadowboxes are beautiful! One day I will own one, but for now I must content myself with looking through your gallery!
I've also just featured some of your work on, I'm sure our readers will love the boxes too!
Lanxide Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Saw you guys at Megacon. Maybe I should've commissioned you guys during that time instead of waiting for open spots.
Yirashi Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Your Shadowbox are awesome D:
MoonshardsArt Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I met you at BABScon when you taught me (alone) how to make a shadowbox! Do you remember me? And please watch me.
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Greetings to you, fair the-paper-pony. You were featured 7 times in this Equestria Daily Post… Thank you for providing quality material for all of us to enjoy :) (This bot is unofficial, it is NOT affiliated with Equestria Daily. If you do not wish to get these notifications anymore, please just block this account.)
cruelhazel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Hi! Are you planning to do another workshop at Bronycon this year? Last year's was so much fun!
The-Paper-Pony Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
We would like to have another workshop. It just depends on if Bronycon accepts it or not but we will be putting in a workshop request so hopefully!
Ask-SnowTheDachsund Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  New member Student Artist
Can you make a rainbow dash screen saver?
AffinityPony Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Filmographer
Happy Birthday!
:iconparty1plz: :airborne:
NightFyreDragon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
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