Create an easy to make Groundhog Day Shadow Box Card
Is Spring almost here or do we have six more weeks of winter? Groundhog Day is coming up and I thought it would be cute to create a shadow box card for the occasion.
I will show you how to create this easy to make Groundhog Day Shadow Box Card using your Cricut Maker.
Do you have a favorite Groundhog that you check to see if he saw his shadow on February 2nd – Groundhog Day? Being I live in Western Pennsylvania we have the famous Punxsutawney Phil, although I have never been to Gobblers Knob for the annual tradition of seeing Punxsy Phil.
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- 1 Sheet of Blue Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Cream Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of White Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Light Green Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Green Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Black Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Brown Cardstock
- Liquid Pearls Opal
- 2 Embellishments
- Cricut Maker
- Standard Cutting Mat (Green)
- Scoring Wheel or Stylus
Cutting Out the Groundhog Day Shadowbox Card
Upload the groundhog shadow box card SVG file. Check to make sure the size is correct.
Select all and ungroup
Next pull apart the different pieces of the card
Select the dotted lines on the blue front card piece
Change them from basic cut to score lines
Next select all of the blue front card pieces
Next select the dotted lines of the cream back card piece
Change them from basic cut to score lines
Next select all of the cream back card pieces
The next screen that will appear is the "Prepare" screen.
Next you will click on "Make It" and the prepare mat screen will appear.
Now if everything looks correct on it, click on the continue button
The next screen will be where you will select the type of card stock you are using. If you do not see the material in your material favorites, click on "browse all materials" to find the weight of cardstock that you are using. For example the blue Cardstock I used is medium weight, you will need to select "Medium Weight"..
Once you have Design Space set, you are now ready to prepare your mat. I used a brayer when placing the Cardstock on the mat, this helps in making sure that the paper is adhered to the mat and will help in keeping the paper from ripping or moving when it is being cut.
Assembling the Groundhog Shadow Box Card
Starting with the back of the card
fold it on the score lines
You will fold the inner fold in and the fold next to the outside of the card out (as seen in the photo above)
Next take the front of the card
Fold the inside score line backwards and the outside score line towards the front. (please see video)
Next take the grass pieces
Put glue on the back of the larger of the two
Then glue it underneath the opening on the front of the card
Then take the smaller grass piece and put glue on the back of it
glue it with the bottom aligning up to the bottom of the card
Next take the groundhog brown piece
and the arms and legs for the groundhog
glue the legs, arms on to the body
then take the face
and put glue on the back of it
and glue it to the groundhog
Then take the two black circles for the eyes
and glue them on the groundhog face
Put glue on the front of the card to glue the groundhog on
Place the groundhog on the front of the card
Next take the light green Think Spring piece put glue on the back of it
make sure to put glue over where the lettering is cut out
Glue the light green piece to the medium green piece
Take the black groundhog piece
Put glue on the back of it
and glue it to the back of the card (I put the front of the card on top to figure out where the black shadow should go (Please see video)
Then put glue on the front of the think spring banner
and glue it on the back of the front card piece showing the wording through the opening
Next put glue on the flap on the right side of the back of the card
Line up the front of the card with the back of the card and glue the side together
Then put glue on the other side of the back of the card and glue it to the front of the card
Now that you have the front and back of the card glued together
Take the white flower pieces for the front of the card
Put glue on the back of two of them and glue them to the top corners on the front of the card
Continue putting glue on the back of the flowers
Add the last two flower pieces on top of the first two to make the flowers fuller
Add the embellishments to the center of the flowers on the front of the card
The using liquid pearls opal put a dot of liquid pearls in the center of each eye.
Now your groundhog day shadow box card is complete
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