And for the second post today… 🙂

This week my layout and template was featured on Jessica Sprague’s blog Digi Lovely. If you read nothing more, know that the papers I used for this layout are $1.00 today (ONLY) for One Buck Wednesday!

To download my template please click HERE.

For my layout, I used Echo Park‘s For the Record, which just happens to be $1.00 today (TODAY ONLY) over at so if you’re interested in recreating my layout, or doing something else with that paper line, please head over to now.

And, since we’re talking about Jessica Sprague… I have another post over at Mouse Paper Lovely.

Materials used:

Jessica Sprague Snorkel Paper Pack

Jessica Sprague Snorkel Candy Candy
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Tiger Lily Red Orange
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Tiffany’s Blue
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Opal Sea Oats
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Tibetan Poppy Teal
Hug Snug Seam Binding on Etsy
Cricut cartrdige Life’s a Beach
Mudd Puddles Sand and Shells
Darcies Acrylic Shadowbox Heart

Begin by trimming the base of the heart. Apply Tiffany’s Blue, let dry.

Using the Cricut cartridge, cut four 11″ waves and one sail boat. Apply Tiger Lily Red Orange to the sail boat, and Tiffany’s Blue to the waves.

Lay one layer on the base of the shadow box and use a pencil to outline the inside edges of the heart. This will tell you where NOT to put your sand. Apply sand using craft knife or spoon. Apply dimensional lacquer to seashells, and add them on top of the sand.

When the sand is dry, you may begin assembling your shadow box. Apply your choice of adhesive to the sail boat, and attach to base. Do the same with the first wave, apply adhesive to the bottom of your first wave. This wave will lay on the base of the shadow box, over top of the sail boat.

Each wave after that will be added to the layer above, creating a 3-D effect. Remember not to put adhesive (wet or dry) in areas that will not touch the shadow box.

Once the waves are added, adhere the fish to desired location. Add sun, clouds and other desired embellishments.

Cover the top of the shadow box with your choice in paper, I used Cosmo Cricket’s Umbrellas. I applied Opal Sea Oats for a glittery finish. It helps if you have some kind of sanding tool to achieve a clean finish. I prefer the Big Brother from Creek Bank Creations.

I used seam binding to give my project a way to hang. I used Tibetan Poppy Teal to give it color!

I also printed my papers on Red River Paper Company’s 60 lb polar matte, which is double sided. I had great results, and the color between Cosmo Cricket’s paper that you would pick up at the store, and what I printed at home, is so incredibly close… and I think the quality of the paper printed at home is amazing. It does really well in the Cricut, and it holds up really well when using water based products like Lindy’s Stamp Gang materials.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my tutorial, check out to see what other awesome papers could be used in an Under The Sea themed project, and while you’re creating those beautiful projects, check out Lindy’s Stamp Gang to enter their Under The Sea contest!!


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