Groundhog Shadow Box Card

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.

Groundhog Day shadow box card

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.

Groundhog Day shadow box card looking down at it

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Materials Needed

  • 1 Sheet of Blue Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Cream Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of White Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Light Green Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Black Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Brown Cardstock
  • Liquid Pearls – Opal
  • 2 Embellishments
  • Barely Arts Glue
  • Design #44

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Groundhog Day Shadowbox Card

Materials

  • 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
  • Glue

Tools

  • Cricut Maker
  • Standard Cutting Mat (Green)
  • Brayer
  • Spatula
  • Scoring Wheel or Stylus

Instructions

Cutting Out the Groundhog Day Shadowbox Card

Upload the groundhog shadow box card SVG file. Check to make sure the size is correct.

Groundhog Day shadowbox card in design space

Select all and ungroup

Next pull apart the different pieces of the card

Select the dotted lines on the blue front card piece

Groundhog Day shadowbox card in design space select dotted lines of front of card and change to score lines

Change them from basic cut to score lines

Next select all of the blue front card pieces

And attach

Next select the dotted lines of the cream back card piece

Groundhog Day shadowbox card in design space select dotted lines of back of card and change to score lines

Change them from basic cut to score lines

Next select all of the cream back card pieces

And attach.

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

Groundhog Day shadow box card back of card piece

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

Groundhog Day shadow box card front of card

Fold the inside score line backwards and the outside score line towards the front. (please see video)

Groundhog Day shadow box card front of card folded

Next take the grass pieces

Groundhog Day shadow box card grass pieces

Put glue on the back of the larger of the two

Groundhog Day shadow box card large grass piece putting glue on the back of it

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

Groundhog Day shadow box card large grass piece glued to card front

glue it with the bottom aligning up to the bottom of the card

Groundhog Day shadow box card small grass glued on card front

Next take the groundhog brown piece

Groundhog Day shadow box card groundhog body

and the arms and legs for the groundhog

Groundhog Day shadow box card arms and legs of groundhog

glue the legs, arms on to the body

Groundhog Day shadow box card arms and legs glued on groundhog

then take the face

Groundhog Day shadow box card face for groundhog

and put glue on the back of it

Groundhog Day shadow box card putting glue on back of face

and glue it to the groundhog

Groundhog Day shadow box card arms legs and face glued on groundhog

Then take the two black circles for the eyes

Groundhog Day shadow box card eyes for groundhog

and glue them on the groundhog face

Groundhog Day shadow box card eyes glued on groundhog

Put glue on the front of the card to glue the groundhog on

Groundhog Day shadow box card putting glue on the front of the card to glue groundhog on

Place the groundhog on the front of the card

Groundhog Day shadow box card groundhog glued on front of card

Next take the light green Think Spring piece put glue on the back of it

Groundhog Day shadow box card putting glue on think spring piece

make sure to put glue over where the lettering is cut out

Groundhog Day shadow box card putting glue over the letters on the think spring piece

Glue the light green piece to the medium green piece

Groundhog Day banner glued together

Take the black groundhog piece

Groundhog Day shadow box card black shadow

Put glue on the back of it

Groundhog Day shadow box card putting glue on back of black groundhog piece

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)

Groundhog Day shadow box card black shadow piece glued in place

Then put glue on the front of the think spring banner

groundhog day shadow box card putting glue on the front of the think spring banner to glue it in place

and glue it on the back of the front card piece showing the wording through the opening

Groundhog Day shadow box card gluing the banner in place with the think spring showing through the opening

Next put glue on the flap on the right side of the back of the card

Groundhog Day shadow box card putting glue on the flap of the back of the card to glue to the front of the card

Line up the front of the card with the back of the card and glue the side together

Groundhog Day shadow box card gluing the front and back of card together

Then put glue on the other side of the back of the card and glue it to the front of the card

Groundhog Day shadow box card gluing the other side of the front to the back of the card

Now that you have the front and back of the card glued together

Groundhog Day shadow box card front and back of 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

Groundhog Day shadow box card gluing flowers to front of card

Continue putting glue on the back of the flowers

Groundhog Day shadow box card putting glue on the back of one of the flower pieces

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

Groundhog Day shadow box card embellishments added to flowers

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

Groundhog Day shadow box card complete

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Carla

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