How to Make Sailboat by the Beach Shadow Boxes

LEARN TO MAKE CUTE SAILBOAT BY THE BEACH SHADOW BOXES ON YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

I love this design. Perfect for a lake house or boater!

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.

This project was part of Summer Craft Party 2023.

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SAILBOAT BY THE BEACH SHADOW BOX – MATERIALS LIST

Sailboat by the Beach Shadow Box

Sailboat by the Beach Shadow Box

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This tutorial will show you how to make a cool sailboat shadow box.

Materials

  • My Sailboat by the Beach Shadow Box SVG Cut File
  • Cardstock
  • Foam Squares (optional)
  • Shadow Box

Tools

  • A way to cut out your cardstock. I am using my FABULOUS Cricut Maker but you can use any current Cricut machine.
  • Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Cricut Scraper

Instructions

STEP 1 - PURCHASE & DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

You can purchase the SVG Cut File for the Sailboat by the Beach Shadow Box in my shop here.

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 - RESIZE DESIGN (OPTIONAL)

I have sized the project to fit into the shadow box I list in the Materials List. If you want to use another shadow box, follow these steps.

Using the sizing bar, resize your shadow box to the inner dimensions of the shadow box you are using. Make sure to leave the proportions locked.

Click the GREEN Make It button.

STEP 4 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS

You will see the layers for this project in the mat preview.

Click the CONTINUE button.

For this tutorial, I am using Medium Cardstock. Select your materials accordingly.

Attach your cardstock to the Cricut StandardGrip Mat using the Cricut Brayer.

STEP 5 - LOADING YOUR MATS AND CUTTING YOUR MATERIALS

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

You will know the machine is ready to cut your material when you see the flashing "C" button. Press that to start the cut.

Follow Design Space prompts to change out the mats.

Once the cut is complete, make sure to peel the mat away from the cardstock rather than the cardstock from the mat. This will prevent any curling of your design.

Repeat Step 5 for until all layers have been cut.

STEP 6 - ASSEMBLE YOUR SHADOW BOX

Now that everything is cut, we can start to assemble the shadow box.

Add foam squares to the back of the layers if desired.

Prep your shadow box by removing all packaging and taking out the backing.

Begin adding the layers to the shadow box.

I have included a Layering Guide to help you visualize how to layer everything together.

I like to add the pins included with the shadow box to help create more depth.

Seal up the shadow box.

Your project is complete.

Post a photo in the comment section or tag your projects on social media @thebeardedhousewife using the hashtag #beardedhousewife! I’d love to see how yours turn out!!

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  1. I’m so sad there’s only 1 day left. I have thoroughly enjoyed your series and greatly appreciate all the free SVG’s. Your presentations and written tutorials are so easy to understand and follow. I’m going to have to make a Shadowbox wall to display all my new projects! 💕

  2. I am loving all the palm trees & tropical foliage in these projects. Every day I look forward to seeing what the next project is, & it is always so amazing, I wish it was an endless summer. The projects are so lovely, I can’t wait to get over the ‘flu I currently have, (which my husband passed on to me), so I make these.
    Thank you so much for these beautiful files & tutorials.

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