Tri-Fold Shadow Box Card Tutorial with Courtney

Hey all! It’s Courtney Lee from Court’s Crafts here with your Thursday tutorial!

Okay, so this is both a tutorial and a “what you can do with the product” tutorial so I am going to show you the traditional way this is put together, but I am going to then deviate slightly by making the stars into mini shakers.. so hang with me.

Before you start anything when you import to the Cricut Design Space software you want to right click and ungroup everything. Then you want to highlight a whole segment and “attach”. The reason you want to do this is so that the scoring lines actually end up in the correct places. It’s a weird funny “glitch” but if you don’t then the scoring lines think they want to cut out of black and even if you make them white they still will try to “cut” as a different object. This took me quite some “you-tubing” to figure out.:)

First of all I duplicated both the mirror looking layer and the background rectangle. The extra mirror looking layer is for the front of the card and the extra background rectangle is for acetate to make this a shaker-shadow box. Those are shown as a red piece and a black piece (not pictured) respectively on my screen shot. I’m so sorry I cannot get all of it into view! The Cricut software doesn’t put it on different mats it just puts it in different colors (or you choose them) and it divides it onto different mats accordingly. I LOVE it for saving me time, but it’s not super for pictures for a tutorial.:)

Step 1: I adhered the red polka dot panel (the extra mirror looking layer) to the front of the card.

Step 2: I adhered the red polka dot rectangle to the back middle of the card.

Step 3: Adhere the acetate to the back of the tan and white polka dotted panel.

Step 4: I added the foam dimensional tape around the stars and then added a second layer of tape to increase the thickness and then fill the stars with sequins.

Step 5: Put the cream layer upside down onto the foam dimensional tape. Line it up by using the top and the bottom line of the bottom panel.

Step 6: Put liquid glue on the skinny sides of the cream layer, the outside of the whole panel you have been working on, and the top and bottom of the “box”.

Step 7: Tuck the top and bottom of the box in between the cream layer and the rocket layer.

Step 8: Adhere the panels to the sides of the frame and decorate!:)

Recipe:

Lori’s Shop: Tri-Fold Shadow Box Card: Birthday

Silhouette Shop: Tri-Fold Shadow Box Card: Birthday

Lori Whitlock’s Pinstripes collection for Echo Park Paper

Pinstripes: Boy Bingo Cards (PS104010)

Pinstripes: Rocket Ships (PS104005)

Pinstripes: Alpha Stickers (PS104015)

Pinstripes: Adhesive Chipboard (PS104022)

Pinstripes: 6×6 Paper Pad

acetate

liquid glue

tape runner

Chalkboard Card for a Teacher Using Cricut Design Space with Karin

I made this adorable chalkboard card that you can use to give a special teacher a gift card.

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To make the card, I brought the files into Design Space by choosing Upload Image.

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I opened the image of the cutting file (JPG) in Preview on my Mac and just moved that window onto the screen next to the cutting file pieces so I could see the colours used in the original project. In this case, I loved the colours because they are nice and bright so I used all the same colours for my card. I even had a great piece of wood grain patterned paper.

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To change the colours of the components in Design Space, all I did was click the piece, that piece is highlighted in the Layers panel, then I clicked the scissors icon and then the colour I wanted for that piece.

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Here you can see that I changed the colour of these tabs to red.

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Before clicking Go, I selected the individual pieces by drawing a rectangle around them and then I right clicked and chose Attach. This is so that the little circular cuts and scoring lines stay in the right place on that particular piece.

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After I cut and assembled the pieces, I used some baker’s twine to string the banner pieces along.

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I put knots in the baker’s twine to attach the legs at the front and back.

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I just used my ATG gun to put adhesive on the back of the iTunes card and attached it to the back of the card.

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I stamped a sentiment on the front of the card. The You Rock stamp is from the Avery Elle Celebrate Stamp set. I used American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder in White Opaque Finish, my VersaMark watermark stamp pad and my Ranger Black Heat Tool for the sentiment.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Please visit my blog for more fun projects. Also, if you would like to be informed whenever I upload a new Cricut video tutorial, you can sign up for my Cricut Tutorials mailing list.

One Buck Wednesday at Snap Click Supply Co.

Sweet Memories Papers

Sweet Memories Elements

Be sure to go grab these great deals while you can. These offers will end at midnight!

There are specials in my SVG Shop as well! Don’t forget about the May Kit of the Month! If you spend $20 in the SVG Shop (in one transaction) you can get the Kit of the Month for free! Simply add the May Kit of the Month to your shopping cart along with ANY $20.00+ purchase from the SVG Shop and this file is yours FREE. These would be perfect for Mom or a Teacher! Be sure to use Coupon Code: MAYKOTM (case sensitive) at checkout. This offer is good through May 31st!

(Your cart must reach at least $20.00 before the coupon will be applied and then $7.95 will be subtracted from your total at checkout. The files will be available for immediate download after you pay for your order by visiting MY ACCOUNT>COMPLETED ORDERS>ORDER DETAILS inside of your account. Only one discount code per order allowed.)
 

We also have this week’s free file!  Simply add this 3D Card – Birthday file is to your shopping cart along with ANY $1.99+ purchase from the SVG Shop and this file is yours FREE.  Be sure to use Coupon Code: BALLOONS (case sensitive) at checkout. This offer is good through next Sunday.

(Your cart must reach at least $3.98 before the coupon will be applied and then $1.99 will be subtracted from your total at checkout. The files will be available for immediate download after you pay for your order by visiting MY ACCOUNT>COMPLETED ORDERS>ORDER DETAILS inside of your account.  Only one discount code per order allowed.)
 

 

Have a great day!

Silhouette Featured Artist!

I have some exciting news to share with you today! I am the featured artist over in the Silhouette Design Store this week! This means that Silhouette is giving away one of my new designs as their Free Shape of the Week! Take a peek…

This 5×7 Tiered Cake Gift Card Holder is perfect for many different occasions including birthdays and weddings! You can visit the Silhouette Blog to see a fantastic tutorial on how to make some creative cards with this file. Make sure to stop by the Silhouette Store and get your FREE gift card holder today ! You can see my entire portfolio in the Silhouette Store HERE!

Lori

Tuesday Freebie and New in Shop

ALL WEEK, this SVG file is FREE with any $1.99 purchase!

We have a FREE file with purchase all this week! Simply add this 3D Card Birthday file is to your shopping cart along with ANY $1.99+ purchase from the SVG Shop and this file is yours FREE.  Be sure to use Coupon Code: BALLOONS (case sensitive) at checkout. This offer is good through next Sunday.

(Your cart must reach at least $3.98 before the coupon will be applied and then $1.99 will be subtracted from your total at checkout. The files will be available for immediate download after you pay for your order by visiting MY ACCOUNT>COMPLETED ORDERS>ORDER DETAILS inside of your account.  Only one discount code per order allowed.)

In addition, don’t forget about this special available the entire month of May! You can get this Free Kit of the Month with any $20 purchase (Purchase must be in one transaction.) Simply add the May Kit of the Month to your shopping cart along with ANY $20.00+ purchase from the SVG Shop and this file is yours FREE. These would be perfect for Mom or a Teacher! Be sure to use Coupon Code: MAYKOTM (case sensitive) at checkout. This offer is good through May 31st!

(Your cart must reach at least $20.00 before the coupon will be applied and then $7.95 will be subtracted from your total at checkout. The files will be available for immediate download after you pay for your order by visiting MY ACCOUNT>COMPLETED ORDERS>ORDER DETAILS inside of your account.  Only one discount code per order allowed.)

 

Check out our awesome SVG files releasing this week! And, just like always, the NEW files are ON SALE 25% OFF through the weekend in the SVG Shop! These downloads include SVG files for sure and PNG or PDF files when appropriate. No coupon code necessary, the files are all discounted in the shop! Be sure to go get them while they are on SALE this week.

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