Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
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let the adventure begin graduation shadow box

Looking for a unique gift to give the graduate in your life? Make this Let the Adventure Begin Graduation Shadow Box! It's easy with your Cricut® machine and the design link below!
Step 1

First, click here for the design in Cricut® Design Space™. 

Step 2

If needed, size the design to fit your shadow box and then click ‘Make It’ in the upper right corner and then click ‘Continue’ in the lower right corner of your screen. 

Step 3

Place your vinyl, grid-side down, onto your cutting mat and load it into your Cricut® machine. Select your material and follow the prompts to cut out your design. Once the machine has finished cutting, gently peel the vinyl away from your mat. 

Step 4

Choose a sheet of scrapbook paper for your world and place it, print side up, on your cutting mat. Change your material and follow the prompts to cut out your design. Once the machine has finished cutting, gently peel the paper from your mat. 

Step 5

Use scissors to cut away the vinyl around your quote. Next, use your weeder tool to peel away the remaining negative space surrounding the initial and name. When you’re done, only the design itself should be left on the backer paper.

TIP: Be sure your glass is clean and dry before you continue. 

Step 6

Cut a piece of transfer tape that’s just a bit larger than the design. Peel away the tape’s backer paper and place the tape, sticky-side down, over this part of the design. Burnish the vinyl so that it’s completely stuck to the tape. 

Step 7

Now, gently peel the white backer paper from the cut-out design, which now should be stuck to the transfer tape. 

Step 8

Hold the transfer tape with the design over the glass to determine where you’d like it placed. Make sure it is centered and straight; then press it onto the glass. Burnish the vinyl once more to make sure it’s completely stuck to the surface and gently peel away the transfer tape, leaving the vinyl transferred to your surface. 

Step 9

Attach a second piece of paper from your paper pad to the back of the shadow box. 

Step 10

Place several dimensional foam squares to the back of your word and place to on top of the scrapbook paper you attached to the back of your shadow box but align it under the quote when the box is closed.

TIP: If you want a more dimensional look. Stack dimensional foam squares on top of each other so the world sits up higher.

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    • Size: 1/2 in
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