Under the Sea Aquarium

9/15/22 Top 3 at Sparkles Monthly Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday – I hope you’re having a great week! I’m stoked to be back on the Printable Cuttable Creatables blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Have you ever seen a paper aquarium?! I never have so I made one featuring the Under the Sea Cutting File Scrapbook Title, Cute Mermaid SVG File and Seaweed SVG File! It’s a lot like a box card but 8″ square when standing, has acetate across the front, and it folds flat for mailing if desired!

I started by constructing the aquarium (with two inside strips) from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock. I cut layering panels for the inside and outside along with die cut waves (using the My Favorite Things Slimline Ocean Motion Die-namics) from The Paper Cut Blue Crinkle Paper, and adhered them in place.

I cut the pieces in the Under the Sea title, assembled it, and adhered it to the back wall of the aquarium. I moved the small seaweed down to the middle wave panel. I then cut the pieces in the Cute Mermaid SVG file after flipping the file, assembled her, and adhered her on the bottom wave panel. I embellished her with pearls and gemstones. Then finally I cut the pieces for one of the options in the Seaweed SVG file, assembled it and adhered it on the bottom wave panel. The final step was adhering a panel of acetate across the front. Acetate is very hard to photograph but this close-up photo actually came out pretty cool-looking because it yields a rippled effect which is somewhat realistic of an underwater scene! I can assure you that all the elements are actually flat! ;)

Here is an overhead shot so you can see the simple box card type construction, and a shot of it folding flat for mailing if desired.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202208 – August Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: August #8 2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #082022 – Anything Goes w/optional By The Book (The Little Mermaid)
4. Classic Design Challenge: August #8 – Anything Goes
5. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #129 – Fun Folds
6. Creative Creases: #39 – Anything Goes with a Fun Fold
7. Little Red Wagon: #668 – A Day at the Beach
8. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges: #528 – Anything Goes with Paper
9. QKR Stampede: #450 – Anything Goes
10. Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #155 – At the Beach
11. The Creative Crafters: #55 – Anything Goes
12. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: August Challenge – Anything Goes

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Printable Cuttable Creatables products used:
Under the Sea Cutting File Scrapbook Title
Cute Mermaid SVG File
Seaweed SVG File

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Eris, Stardream Metallic Lagoon, Stardream Metallic Flame, Stardream Metallic Fairway, Stardream Metallic Amethyst, Basis Teal, Basis Coral, Basis Dark Orange, Basis Green, Basis Light Lime, Basis Dark Purple, Pop Tone Tangy Orange, Pop Tone Orange Fizz, Pop Tone Hot Fudge, Royal Sundance Fiber Kraft, Sandcastle; The Paper Cut Blue Crinkle Paper
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Slimline Ocean Motion Die-namics
Accessories: Brother Scan N Cut, Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tape Runner, Big Shot, Grafix Craft Plastic, 1/2″ Scor-Tape, Eyelet Outlet 3mm white pearl bling strip and 3mm purple jewel bling strip

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get out that electronic cutting machine! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies in the Printable Cuttable Creatables store – you’ll have a blast and there are tons of freebies to get started! Save 15% off your order at Printable Cuttable Creatables by using coupon code love2scrap15 at checkout! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube for lots of crafty inspiration! And while you’re at it, join our Crafting with Printable Cuttable Creatables Facebook Group for more inspiration and to share your projects! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

12 thoughts on “Under the Sea Aquarium”

  1. How adorable is this 3-D scene…wow! I love all of the dimension to this underwater adventure. Cute mermaid. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create’s August, “Anything Goes” Challenge.

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  2. Leslie, this is wonderful! I love the dimension and the beautiful colors. Great scene!! Thanks for joining the fun at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    :) Janis

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  3. Leslie, your little mermaid is so cute. This is the second time today I have seen cards made with cutting files and I had never heard of them before (maybe it was your other entry!). Your fun folds are just that, fun! Thank you for entering the Creative Creases Challenge.
    Karen, DT

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  4. What a great fun fold card, Leslie! I am wanting to hold it to see if I can make it “by hand.” The mermaid is so sweet as are all of the other wonderful elements you created. Love it! Thank you for playing in my Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping

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