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

xo shadow box

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Step 1

Step 1 Attach your photo to Gold cardstock, then cut it out with an 1/8" border all the way around the photo.

Step 2

Step 2 Remove the back of the shadow box and use a tape runner to secure a sheet of scrapbook paper to the back.


Step 3

Step 3 Now, use dimensional foam dots to attach the photo near the upper left corner of the scrapbook paper. Set aside.


Step 4

Step 4 To make the paper hearts:

  • Start a new project in Cricut® Design Space™.
  • Click the ‘Shapes’ icon in the left panel and choose the heart.
  • Click the ‘Shapes’ icon in the left panel and choose the score line.
  • Move the line so it is down the center of the heart.
  • Select the heart and score line, then click ‘Attach’ in the bottom right corner.
  • Duplicate this design two times so you have a total of three hearts and size them into three different sizes. (The featured hearts are ¾", 1" and 1¼".)
Step 5

Step 5 Click ‘Make It’ in the upper right corner. Click ‘Continue’ in the lower right corner of your screen.


Step 6

Step 6 Place your cardstock onto your cutting mat and load it into your Cricut® machine. Select your material and follow the prompts to cut out your design.

TIP: The machine will tell you when change the tool in clamp B to score and/or cut the cardstock.

Step 7

Step 7 Once the machine has finished cutting, gently peel the cardstock away from your mat. Repeat for each color of cardstock.


Step 8

Step 8 Fold all the hearts in half, down the score line, to give them a bit of dimension.


Step 9

Step 9 Place all of the hearts in the shadow box and re-place the back.


Step 10

Step 10 To create and attach the vinyl “XO”:

  • Next, start another new project in Design Space®.
  • Click the ‘Text’ icon in the left panel and type “XO”.
  • Choose a font and size it to about 5" tall.
  • Cut the “XO” out of white vinyl, weed it, then cover it with transfer tape.
  • While your vinyl is cutting, clean the glass on your shadow box with a household glass cleaner. Be sue to clean both sides.
  • Burnish the design, peel the backing from the transfer tape so the vinyl letters are transferred to the tape.
  • Place the design onto the glass, burnish it and then gently peel the transfer tape away from the glass, leaving the vinyl adhered to the glass.


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