Create the Bethlehem Shadow Box in Cricut Design Space©

Remember that beautiful Bethlehem Nativity shadow box I created for the Heart2Heart challenge? Many of you asked for a tutorial that would show you how to create one for your home, and, today, that tutorial is ready for you to view.


You will need to change the sizes of the papers and images to fit your own personal shadow box. The one I used is a 7 Gypsies Solo Shadow box that was purchased at a local craft store and all of my cuts were made to fit the specific dimensions of this particular shadow box.  You will find the complete list of supplies I used on my project at the very bottom of this post. 

After stamping and heat embossing the Joy to the World sentiment, I started creating my images in Design Space©. The town of Bethlehem comes from our Complete Creativity Collection which can only be purchased from my website. Each image was cut and manipulated to fit this shadow box using the Slice and Contour features in Cricut Design Space©. When you view the video, you will be able to see how I used these features on each of the images.

The Poinsettia comes from one of my favorite collections – Flower Market. After adding some Black & White Shimmer, I assembled the flower and attached it to the side of the shadow box.  Those of you who are members of my VIP Group were able to watch a live tutorial on how I put this flower together.

The final step was to add some pine boughs from the Complete Creativity Collection and add a few little embellishments.  If you would like to watch the full video tutorial and create a Bethlehem Nativity Shadow Box for your home, you can view it below.

I hope that this project has inspired you to dust off your Cricut© and create something beautiful for your home this Christmas. Most of the supplies I used on this project will be retiring on December 31st, so make sure you stop by my website and snag them before they are gone. Please feel free to comment below with any questions you have about this project.

 I can’t wait to see what you create!


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Here is a list of the supplies used on this project

Joy to the World
Joy to the World Stamp Set

Mix- In Paper Packet

Holiday Mix-In Paper Packet

12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

12 x 12 Black Cardstock

product image
Shimmer Brushes

White Daisy Pigment Ink

12 x 12 Vellum Paper

VersaMark Ink Pad

White Super Fine Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder

Complete Creativity Collection

Flower Market Collection

Cricut Air 2

Portable Trimmer, 12"
Cricut Portable Trimmer

Weeding Tool Set
Weeding Tool Set (Tweezers)

Heat Tool

Stamping Platform

Micro-Tip Scissors

Art Glitter Glue with Fine Tip

Weeding Tool Set
Weeding Tool Set (Tweezers)
Silver Glitter Gems
Foam Dots
All Purpose Mat
Foam Tape

You Are My Sunshine Shadowbox

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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