other crafts

Unicorn shadow box

I’ve seen a lot of shadow box designs around and, while I think a lot of them are really clever, they’re not the sort of thing I would make for myself. They are, however, a great way to experiment with my Cricut Maker and try out different types of card with it.

Luckily we have a friend who has a young daughter who is mad about unicorns and pink, so when I spotted this design I had the perfect excuse to make it. The cut file bundle includes a bear, a deer, and a Christmas landscape as well.

Most of the card cut beautifully first time, but I did have to have several goes at finding the right setting for the Hunkydory Adorable Scorable card (pretend it’s glitter card and cut with “more pressure”). Then came the time consuming job of sticking the layers together. I used narrow foam tape around the edges; it’s surprising how much foam tape you can get through stacking up seven layers (I added a solid layer at the back).

I was really happy with how it turned out and, more importantly, the recipient loved it too.

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