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Shadowboxes

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.

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Bronycon 2016 Info

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 1, 2016, 3:06 PM
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This con season has flown by. It is already time for Bronycon and with that, we are throwing up our info post all about where you can find us, what we'll have and of course, info on our class. If you're going, please stop by and say hello. We love meeting everyone!

Bronycon 2016 Vendor Hall Map

2016 Bronycon Map by The-Paper-Pony

You can find us at booth 612 this year. We'll be sharing with Grennadder and Matchfire Electronics. Make sure to drop by and say hello! We're going to have a good selection of pony/non-pony selection this year so you'll be able to find whatever it is that you're looking for!

Bronycon 2016 Exclusives
Luna by The-Paper-PonyUntitled-2 by The-Paper-Pony

Luna and Celestia are our 2016 Bronycon exclusives this year. They will be selling individually for $80 or $150 for the pair. You may only get them if you are attending the convention or are one of our Patreons. 

Escape Equestria

Banner by The-Paper-Pony

You'll notice our response times and uploads have been a bit slow lately. That's because we've been working on a brand new venture with two of our friends. This year, Bronycon will have the first ever MLP themed escape room put on by us! As reported over on Equestria Daily, an escape room is "a game where 4-8 players are "locked" in a room and must solve puzzles and clues together with their team to "escape" within a set time limit. Utilizing hidden objects, trivia and more, these puzzles test the mind and promote interaction with your group!" (That whole article about the escape room was actually written by me!)

Bronycon is the first place we will be running it so make sure you are one of the first to try to beat the clock! Our theme is "Doctor Whooves Time Crunch". He has been lost somewhere in time but his time machine has returned to his lab. It is up to your team to follow the clues he left around his office to find the key word to send it back to him.

If this is something you are interested in doing, check out our website: www.escapeequestria.com/.

If you've seen it and want to book, you can get $5 off the admission price (so $30 online or $35 at the door) if you book early: www.escapeequestria.com/bookin…


Bronycon Shadowbox building Class

As always, we've gotten a lot of notes already about our class. We were running a bit behind on getting the designs finished but have finally released them. That means we are now accepting early sign-up for the class. Since Bronycon is so big, we are doing 2 classes. 

Friday night class:
Bronycon class Luna by The-Paper-Pony

Friday night we will be building this Luna design only. We will only be building her on Friday so if you sign up for the Saturday class, we will be doing Celestia. Our class on Friday is at 9 PM in the Pastel Pastures . There are 30 slots available for this class and it is first come, first serve. 

Saturday night class:
Bronycon class Celestia by The-Paper-Pony

On Saturday night, we'll be building Celestia! There are 30 slots for this class and each kit costs $15 (including a frame to put your completed pony in). This class is at 9 PM in Pastel Pastures .

If you would like to sign up early, please either note us, DM us on Twitter or email at mitcheb0219@gmail.com with your full name (and fandom name if you prefer, if it is provided, I will likely use it during role call) and day you would like to participate in the class. We will send you info on how to pay and won't reserve your spot until we've received payment through Paypal.

That's all the info you need to know! If you are going to Bronycon, we hope you'll stop by and visit but if you can't make it, have a wonderful convention!





Everfree Northwest 2016 Info Post

Journal Entry: Fri May 6, 2016, 2:41 PM
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We can't believe it is already time for Everfree Northwest but it is upon us! Everfree NW will be going on May 13-15th in Seattle Washington so if you are going, we'll see you there and if you are in the area and just now hearing about it, hopefully you'll decide to go! Here's our post with all the info you need to know in order to see us there!

We'll be Community Guests again this year and can't wait to see everyone. 

Everfree 2016 Vendor Hall Map

Everfree map by The-Paper-Pony

*Full disclosure, I've seen other vendors do this sort of thing and thought it was cool so tried it out. Most recently, I saw LeekFish make a map that was a lot prettier than this one but I am in no way trying to take credit for the idea. 

We'll be at booth 35 on the right hand of the hall again this year. Come by to see some of our new designs listed above or check out some of our old favorites! We have quite a big selection but as always, limited numbers of everything. You can order things for a shipping discount if we run out so make sure to ask us about that if the box you wanted disappears!

Also, we have loads of amazing vendor type friends going to Everfree NW. I'm going to miss a lot of them but make sure to stop by JaDeDJynX, LeekFish, BumbleBun, Grennadder, viwrastupr, Ardail, EquestriaPlush, Cutie Corral and more! I'm sure I missed a few and I'm sorry, you are all awesome!

Also, make sure to check out our 2016 Everfree NW convention exclusive Cadence and Chrsyalis!

2016 Everfree NW Exclusive Cadence Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony2016 Everfree NW Exclusive Chrysalis Shadowbox by The-Paper-Pony

As with all of our con exclusives, they are only available on site or if you are a Patron so make sure to snag one if you want them! They will be $80 each.

Everfree NW 2016 Charity Pieces

We have two charity pieces this year, one by JaDeDJynX and the other by BumbleBun.

MORE INFO ON THOSE COMING SOON!

But one hint, these little fillies will be there to sign it! As always, they are two-of-a-kind, one for the artist and the other for the charity auction.

Everfree NW 2016 Shadowbox Building Workshop

There have been a lot of inquiries about the class so my suggestion would be to contact us ASAP if you want to join in. For Babscon, we'd sold all but 12 slots by the time we got there and we've had even more folks asking about our Everfree class so there is a good chance it will be sold out.

Here are the designs we will be making:
Ab by The-Paper-Pony  Sb by The-Paper-Pony  Scoots by The-Paper-Pony

We will be building the CMCs in our filly design! This is cool because we have never done them in these designs before and all three VAs will be there so if you want to get a box that you made signed, you can! We thought since Everfree NW had all three CMCs, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to let you all build them.

As usual, we will have 30 slots available for the class. We have cut out 10 of each design and once that pony is gone, we won't have anymore. They cost $15 per kit.

Our class this year is FRIDAY, from 7:30 to 8:30 PM at Cadence Room . This is sort of a tight time slot so if we are booted out and someone isn't done, I'll hang around outside to help out. We'll be going quick in this class to make up for the time so come with your learning pants on!

If you would like to sign up early, please either note us, DM us on Twitter or email at mitcheb0219@gmail.com with your full name (and fandom name if you prefer, if it is provided, I will likely use it during role call) and pony of choice. We will send you info on how to pay and won't reserve your spot until we've received payment through Paypal.

Donations Jar

Erica by The-Paper-Pony

If even of you visited us at Babscon, or follow us on Twitter, you already know that our dear friend, Jon Roman passed away suddenly right before Babscon. It was shock to all of and something we are still reeling from. He was 32 years old and healthy but unfortunately, he had a heart condition that went unnoticed.

He left behind his wife, Erica, who is also our dear friend, and their daughter, Jocelyn. We just recently found out that Jon left behind one other gift... Erica is pregnant. 

At Babscon, we had a donation jar set out for them and collected close to $500. We will have a donation jar at our table at Everfree as well. If you are going and have a few spare dollars, please consider donating. Brian and I are planning to match the donations up to $500. 

This would mean so much to his family and us. We loved him so much. 

If you aren't able to make it but still want to donate, this is the website to their indiegogo: www.generosity.com/memorial-fu…



As always, we are looking forward to seeing you all there!

11x14 Ember Shadowbox
Etsy link: www.etsy.com/listing/279297382…

After watching the episode with Ember in it, we knew we had to make a shadowbox of her! Not only was she adorable in the show but we knew we could make a pretty cool design and that she would look amazing in paper. She is pretty difficult to build, being a dragon and all. She has a lot of detailed skinny lines and tiny dots that make her hard to craft. Her scales, the crystal on her staff and the shadows of the dragons in the background are crafted from glitter. Plus, she has a pretty full background! She is made for an 11x14 frame.
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11x14 Sunburst Shadowbox
Etsy listing: www.etsy.com/listing/279296322…

When we saw Sunburst, we thought his design was really cool and would lend itself well to paper. We wanted to give him a pretty detailed background with lots of books since that is where he seems most comfortable! His cape and the stars on it are crafted from glitter paper. He is made to fit an 11x14 shadowbox frame.
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11x14 Frolicking Celestia Shadowbox
Etsy listing: www.etsy.com/listing/279295122…

This was a draw request by one of our Patrons that we liked so much, we ended up making it into a shadowbox. We made a Luna shadowbox that matches it.

We loved this idea because when we usually draw the princesses, they are somber and beautiful. In this one, Celestia is beautiful because she is joyful. Her mane and tail are crafted from glitter and her shoes are made from gold mirrorboard.
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Bronycon 2016 Info

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 1, 2016, 3:06 PM
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This con season has flown by. It is already time for Bronycon and with that, we are throwing up our info post all about where you can find us, what we'll have and of course, info on our class. If you're going, please stop by and say hello. We love meeting everyone!

Bronycon 2016 Vendor Hall Map

2016 Bronycon Map by The-Paper-Pony

You can find us at booth 612 this year. We'll be sharing with Grennadder and Matchfire Electronics. Make sure to drop by and say hello! We're going to have a good selection of pony/non-pony selection this year so you'll be able to find whatever it is that you're looking for!

Bronycon 2016 Exclusives
Luna by The-Paper-PonyUntitled-2 by The-Paper-Pony

Luna and Celestia are our 2016 Bronycon exclusives this year. They will be selling individually for $80 or $150 for the pair. You may only get them if you are attending the convention or are one of our Patreons. 

Escape Equestria

Banner by The-Paper-Pony

You'll notice our response times and uploads have been a bit slow lately. That's because we've been working on a brand new venture with two of our friends. This year, Bronycon will have the first ever MLP themed escape room put on by us! As reported over on Equestria Daily, an escape room is "a game where 4-8 players are "locked" in a room and must solve puzzles and clues together with their team to "escape" within a set time limit. Utilizing hidden objects, trivia and more, these puzzles test the mind and promote interaction with your group!" (That whole article about the escape room was actually written by me!)

Bronycon is the first place we will be running it so make sure you are one of the first to try to beat the clock! Our theme is "Doctor Whooves Time Crunch". He has been lost somewhere in time but his time machine has returned to his lab. It is up to your team to follow the clues he left around his office to find the key word to send it back to him.

If this is something you are interested in doing, check out our website: www.escapeequestria.com/.

If you've seen it and want to book, you can get $5 off the admission price (so $30 online or $35 at the door) if you book early: www.escapeequestria.com/bookin…


Bronycon Shadowbox building Class

As always, we've gotten a lot of notes already about our class. We were running a bit behind on getting the designs finished but have finally released them. That means we are now accepting early sign-up for the class. Since Bronycon is so big, we are doing 2 classes. 

Friday night class:
Bronycon class Luna by The-Paper-Pony

Friday night we will be building this Luna design only. We will only be building her on Friday so if you sign up for the Saturday class, we will be doing Celestia. Our class on Friday is at 9 PM in the Pastel Pastures . There are 30 slots available for this class and it is first come, first serve. 

Saturday night class:
Bronycon class Celestia by The-Paper-Pony

On Saturday night, we'll be building Celestia! There are 30 slots for this class and each kit costs $15 (including a frame to put your completed pony in). This class is at 9 PM in Pastel Pastures .

If you would like to sign up early, please either note us, DM us on Twitter or email at mitcheb0219@gmail.com with your full name (and fandom name if you prefer, if it is provided, I will likely use it during role call) and day you would like to participate in the class. We will send you info on how to pay and won't reserve your spot until we've received payment through Paypal.

That's all the info you need to know! If you are going to Bronycon, we hope you'll stop by and visit but if you can't make it, have a wonderful convention!





Commission Status

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Who should be our Bronycon 2015 exclusive? 

51%
106 deviants said Vinyl Scratch and Octavia set
30%
63 deviants said Princess Luna and Princess Celestia set
13%
26 deviants said Princess Luna
3%
6 deviants said Vinyl Scratch
3%
6 deviants said Other (comment below)

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