3D Pumpkin Shadow Boxes

layered pumpkin shadow box
layered pumpkin shadow box

LEARN HOW TO MAKE THREE DIMENSIONAL PUMPKIN SHADOW BOXES USING LAYERED CARDSTOCK WITH YOUR CRICUT

You have seen these 3D layered designs everywhere lately, haven’t you? I have too. I love the way they look. I needed something to add some whimsy to my fall mantel so I set out to create these 3D Pumpkin Shadow Boxes!

Using several layers of cardstock and a shadow box frame, you can create beautiful decor for the fall season that will last you all the way until we put the tree up!

In this tutorial, I’ll give you my step by step instructions and tell you what materials I think work best when making this project.

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3D PUMPKIN SHADOW BOXES – MATERIALS LIST

layered pumpkin shadow box

3D Layered Pumpkin Shadow Boxes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This is such an easy way to add fall whimsy to your decor!

Materials

  • My FREE 3D Layered Pumpkin SVG Cut File
  • Cricut Cardstock in your choice of colors
  • Shadow Box
  • Foam squares or dots to add more dimension to your layered decor. This is totally optional!

Tools

  • A way to cut out your cardstock. I am using my FABULOUS Cricut Maker!
  • Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)

Instructions

STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

Download the SVG Cut file for the 3D Layered Pumpkin (#32) from The File Vault. Get access by joining the club.

STEP 2 - UPLOAD THE SVG FILE TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE

If you aren't familiar with uploading SVG files into Design Space, take a look at my quick and easy tutorial here. Using your smartphone? Click here for my step-by-step guide on uploading SVG files with the Cricut App.

STEP 3 - MEASURE THE INSIDE OF YOUR SHADOW BOX

You will want to measure the interior dimensions of your shadow box before moving to the next step. Based off the shadow box you are using, adjust the size of your design accordingly. The shadow box that I have linked in the description has an interior mesurement of around 6 inches square.

STEP 4 - UNGROUP DESIGN LAYERS

Now that you have adjusted your design as needed, hit the UNGROUP button to separate the layers.

layered pumpkin shadow box

Click the GREEN Make It Button.

layered pumpkin shadow box

STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS

I am using Cricut Medium Cardstock for my project. Prepare your mats as prompted by Design Space.

STEP 6 - LOADING YOUR MATS AND CUTTING YOUR MATERIALS

Attach your cardstock to the Cricut StandardGrip Mat.

To load the mat into the machine, press the double arrows button. Do make sure that the mat is positioned under the mat guides.

layered pumpkin shadow box

Hit the "C" button once it begins to flash and you are on your way to cutting out your pumpkin!

layered pumpkin shadow box

Once the cut is complete, the double arrows will flash again. Press it and the mat will unload. Carefully peel the mat away from the cardstock to help prevent any tearing of your design!

Repeat Step 6 until all layers are cut.

STEP 7 - ASSEMBLE YOUR SHADOW BOX

Now that all layers have been cut, it is time to start putting it all together.

layered pumpkin shadow box

Taking a look at Design Space, start placing your layers into the shadow box starting with the top layer. This layer is also the THINNEST of all the layers.

layered pumpkin shadow box

Continue working your way from THINNEST to LARGEST referring to Design Space as needed.

layered pumpkin shadow box

You can add foam squares or dots to the backside of each layer if you choose. However, I am not doing this for my shadow box. In fact, I have a little trick with this particular brand of shadow box!

Once your layers are in the frame, grab the fabric wrapped backing.

layered pumpkin shadow box

In the kit, you will receive push pins meant to pin mementos to the shadow box. Arrange them with one in each corner and one in the center. These pins will help create dimension in your shadow box. No fussing with foam squares or spacers - unless you want to!

layered pumpkin shadow box

Your shadow box is all ready to display in your fall decor!

layered pumpkin shadow box

I absolutely love how these turned out! The colors are so warm and inviting and adds another element to my fall decorations!

If you liked this 3D Pumpkin Shadow Box, I have some more designs I think you would be interested in. Check out my 3D Layered Pumpkin SVG Cut Files in The Bearded Housewife Shop!

layered pumpkin shadow box

Designs available are Leaf, Mandala (intricate), Sunflower, and Mandala (thick). You can purchase one design to compliment the basic pumpkin in this tutorial or buy all five at discounted bundle pricing!

Post a photo in the comment section or tag your projects on social media @thebeardedhousewife using the hashtag #beardedhousewife! I’d love to know what you think!

Love,

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