Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

shadow box "travel memories"

This is a great project to give or to make for yourself. Capture those special vacation photos and memorabilia in a shadow box, then personalise it using your Cricut® and some vinyl.
Step 1

First, type in any words and/or locations in Cricut® Design Space™.

Step 2

Choose a font and size to fit your surface.

Step 3

Now, click ‘Make It’ in the upper right corner and then click ‘Continue’ in the lower right corner of your screen.

Step 4

Place your sheet of vinyl, grid-side down, onto your cutting mat and load it into your Cricut® machine. Select ‘Vinyl’ as 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 5

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

Step 6

Cut a piece of transfer tape that’s just a bit larger than each layer of your design. Peel away the tape’s backer paper and place the tape, sticky-side down, over the cut-out design piece. Burnish the vinyl so that it’s completely stuck to the tape.
TIP: Make sure the glass on the shadow box is clean and free of lint or dust.

Step 7

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

Step 8

Hold the transfer tape with the design over shadow box to determine where you’d like it placed; then press it onto the glass. Burnish the vinyl once more to make sure it’s completely stuck to the glass and gently peel away the transfer tape.

Step 9

Line the back of your shadow box with a piece of cardstock.

Step 10

Back your photos with black cardstock, then position them in the shadow box.

Step 11

Raise one photo over another using adhesive foam squares. Stack the squares needed for desired height.

Step 12

Add memorabilia and close the box.

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