If you have ever spent time with me in my craft-room, you will learn quickly how much I enjoy using my Cricut® machine. I not only use it for scrapbook pages and cards, but I often use it to create some home decor items for family and friends. You may recognize this week’s project from a Cricut® class that I taught last fall. This You Are My Sunshine shadowbox was designed specifically for my daughter, at her request, after she saw the class sample I made.
This home decor piece began with a simple 10-inch shadowbox I purchased from a craft store. My daughter had already chosen the sentiment. I uploaded the quote into Design Space™, resized it, mirrored it, cut it from vinyl, and applied it directly to the inside of the glass. She had requested that the flowers be made from Saffron, White, and Black cardstock so I chose to create the background using a beautiful leaf paper from our Fresh Air pack. I love the contrast of the Juniper and Glacier against the Saffron flowers. The Wreath image was cut from our Flower Market collection at 8.5″, inked, and added to the background paper using Foam Dots, then the completed flowers were applied to the wreath. (You can find a tutorial of the flowers here.)
I was delighted with the way it turned out and elated to find out that my daughter immediately hung this onto her wall. You can easily replicate this design using any sentiment or vinyl color of your choice. You could even choose to use another type of flower from our Flower Market collection. There are so many to choose from. If you haven’t had the chance to take a look at this Cricut® collection, you can view the entire shape index HERE on my website. There are some beautiful floral images and wreaths that you could use on this project. I can’t wait to see what you create!
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