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Shadow Boxes made with Silhouette Cameo: How to?

Shadow Boxes made with Silhouette Cameo: How to?


Shadow boxes, also known as deep frames, are a great way to showcase and preserve special items and memorabilia. These boxes are typically made out of wood or plastic and have a shallow depth that allows for items to be arranged in a three-dimensional way. With a Silhouette Cameo, a popular electronic cutting machine, it’s now easier than ever to create customized shadow boxes that beautifully display your cherished memories and objects. In this article, we will explore the world of shadow boxes made with Silhouette Cameo and learn how to create your own unique designs.

Materials Needed

  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Cardboard or foam board
  • Wood or plastic shadow box frame
  • Design software like Adobe Illustrator or Silhouette Studio
  • Construction paper in various colors
  • Adhesive like glue or double-sided tape

Creating a 3D Layered SVG

Step 1: Choose a Design

The first step to creating a shadow box with Silhouette Cameo is to choose a design. There are many free and paid multi-layered SVGs available online that you can use as a starting point. You can also create your own design in Adobe Illustrator or Silhouette Studio. Just make sure your design has multiple layers to give your shadow box a 3D effect.

Step 2: Cut Your Design

Once you have your design, it’s time to cut it out with Silhouette Cameo. Use a sturdy cardboard or foam board as your base and then cut out each layer of your design using different colored construction paper. This will give your shadow box a vibrant and layered look.

Step 3: Assemble Your Shadow Box

Now it’s time to assemble your shadow box. First, attach your design to the back of the shadow box frame using adhesive. Then, layer each of your paper cutouts on top of each other, making sure to use foam tape to create depth between each layer. Finally, place your finished design into the shadow box and secure it in place.

Free SVG for Needed

  1. Basic design skills in Adobe Illustrator or Silhouette Studio.
  2. A Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine.
  3. Patience and attention to detail.


Creating a shadow box with Silhouette Cameo is a fun and fulfilling way to showcase your memories and prized possessions. By following these simple steps and using your creativity, you can make a truly unique shadow box that will be cherished for years to come.