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Always my Mother Heart Shadowbox

Always My Mother Forever My Friend

Instant Digital Download

Personal and Commercial Use


What’s Included

Always my Mother, Forever my Friend. Heart Mandala Layered Papercut Shadowbox.

This is a digital file download. No physical item will be sent to you.
10 layers of papery goodness for you to cut and assemble yourself. It’s not as complicated as it looks!
Includes 13 alternate name layers: Mom, Mum, Sister, Daughter, Grandmother, Grandma, Cousin, Aunt, Baby, Nana, and Always my (blank space) forever my friend where you can add your own special name.
Also includes an empty heart where you can add your own words or use this to create a frame shadowbox.
13 alternate layers in all.

This template is for personal and commercial use.

Sized for 8 x 8 inch shadowbox frame (it looks great unframed too!), but can be resized easily with your machine cutting software or through your printer settings.
Add fairy lights between the layers, or leave it unlit. The results will be spectacular.

10 layers assembled with double sided foam tape between the layers will be 1/2″ to 1″deep.

1 file contains the Basic Shadowbox layers with always my Mother. Alternate name layers are in separate files.
Upload or print the Base layers, then upload or print the name layers then cut. It’s very simple and includes instructions for cutting and assembly.


This template download contains many elements:

1 PDF Instruction file. Download this first. Then download only the cutting file versions that you need.

SVG files for Cricut users. 1 with layers stacked for color selection, 1 with layers unstacked, 13 alternate layers Zipped file.

DXF files for Silhouette machines. Zipped file.

JPGs for printing, resizing and hand cutting. 8 x 8″ white on a gray background with Individual files for each layer. Zipped file.

PDF files for hand cutting. Letter and A4 size white on a gray background with individual files for the alternate layers.

EPS files for whatever you use.

Download, then unzip and extract the file format that you need.


Suggested papers and machine settings:

Assembling the shadowbox is quick and easy.
Video for putting it all together:

Adding your own custom name/phrase using Cricut Design Space:

This file is for Personal and Commercial small business use.
You may gift or donate the finished project. You can make as many as you like for friends, family, gifts… etc.
You may cut this by hand or with your cutting machine. Use it for paper or vinyl or wood or whatever makes you happy.

YOU MAY SELL ITEMS that you create with this template. Small business use means up to 200 items can be created and sold.

You may not:
Sell the files. Sell the printed uncut design.

Please do not share or sell the digital file/files.
I work hard to create these products and appreciate your support tremendously.
If you have any questions concerning the files or use of these files and images please contact me.

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