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Personalised Fathers Day Frame

Personalised Fathers Day Frame
Personalised Fathers Day Frame

Personalised Fathers Day Frame. This was originally designed and made as a gift for my father. I never know what to buy him so I came up with this idea and it turned out lovely.

This would make a great personalised gift for any occasion i.e. Fathers Day, Birthdays, Christmas etc. You could also make a female version too.

To clarify this Christmas ornament project was created on a Cricut Maker.

Personalised Fathers Day Frame

Materials

Firstly, you will need a shadow box frame. The frame shown in the pictures for example, is a grey 18cm x 18cm shadow box frame. Here is the link:

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/grey-shadow-box-frame-18cm-x-18cm/651107-1000#qb_pr002_update

Also, you will need silver/charcoal glitter cardstock for the background. Here is the link to the one used in this project:

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/grey-coloured-paper-pad-a4-24-pack/650960-1008

Furthermore, you will also need a 18cm piece of permanent vinyl for this project. This is the link for the vinyl I have used in this project (I used a white sheet out of this pack)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Adhesive-Pack-Gloss-12-Colours-52-Transfer/dp/B07WGVPC1L

Personalised Fathers Day Frame

Process

Firstly, you will need a Cricut Maker machine and the design. The design is a saved project of mine in Cricut Design Space. However, to access this you may need a Cricut Access subscription. This is my link for the project:

https://design.cricut.com/landing/project-detail/603368291e2ac90cc0ac4d23

Personalised Fathers Day Frame SVG file
Personalised Fathers Day Frame

Load the project onto Cricut Design Space, then click CUSTOMIZE. The names in the project are fully customisable. To compensate for different name lengths, the hearts may need to be adjusted.

As soon as you have customised all of your names, make sure that you select all of the project and click ALIGN then click CENTER HORIZONTALLY.

Important: Once you are happy with your design you will need to select all the text (except the square box, as this is for the background) and click WELD. This will keep all of the text together and will cut in one piece.

For Information: The fonts used in the design are ‘Chip Decor – Chipboard’ for the Dad, Grandad, Great Grandad text. The font is ‘Easton’ for the names of the children. With added small heart shapes in between the names.

Also, included in the project is a square box for the background. This background may need the size adjusted to fit your frame. To do this, measure the inside of the shadowbox frame and adjust the square to fit.

Personalised Fathers Day Frame

Make it

Start the project by loading the Cricut machine with the mat and cardstock then press MAKE IT. Once completed, remove the mat and load the next mat with the white vinyl sheet. Before cutting the vinyl, check the MIRROR box then press MAKE IT.

As soon as the Cricut has finished cutting, eject the mat and carefully remove the cut vinyl sheet. At this stage you can proceed to weed your design.

TIP: for small writing, intricate designs etc. place transfer tape over the whole design before weeding it. Turn the design over, take the backing paper off and weed straight off of the transfer sheet. As a result this keeps all the tiny letters firmly stuck down and stops them moving about.

Personalised Fathers Day Frame

To Finish

Start with opening the shadow box frame and carefully take the glass front out. Make sure it is clean, as any dust or smears may prevent the vinyl from adhering.

Then place the vinyl and transfer sheet centrally on the glass, burnish and remove transfer sheet carefully. Making sure all letters, including full stops and hearts, have adhered to the glass. Wipe over the glass with a lint free cloth to remove any smears or dust.

Replace the glass back into the frame then follow with the inner frame. Place the glitter square box cardstock cut out (background). Finally, attach the back of the shadow box frame.

All done! I hope you have enjoyed this project, let me know how yours turns out. Please leave a comment or contact me if you have any issues.

Furthermore if you don’t use or have a Cricut machine, these Personalised Fathers Day Frame are for sale in my facebook shop Beejui Creations | Facebook

Check out my other Shadow Box Posts:

Notice: The pattern and images on this page are for personal use only. Do not copy, sell, translate or distribute these images or pattern in any way. Please feel free to share this blog post and give credit to Beejui Creations as the designer, if sharing your completed project anywhere.  Thank you! 

© Beejui Creations 2020

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Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern – Free

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Created by ©Beejui Creations 2020

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern – Omg look at these little cuties! These have been so popular, I’ve made loads of them for my family and friends.


This Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern was designed by me because I love elephants, tell me who doesn’t?!

Handmade Crochet Elephant Grey and Pink
Pink Elephant

For your Handmade Crochet Elephant you will need:

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Stitches / Abbreviations: (US Crochet Terms)

  • MR – Magic Ring
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • INC – Increase
  • DEC – Decrease
  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • SS – Slip Stitch
  • St/Sts – Stitch / Stitches

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Head – Grey (Main Body Colour)

  • Make a magic ring (MR), 6sc into MR (6sts) – do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • Inc in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1sc, inc x 6 (18sts)
  • 2sc, inc x 6 (24sts)
  • 3sc, inc x 6 (30sts)
  • 4sc, inc x 6 (36sts)
  • 5sc, inc x 6 (42sts)
  • 6sc, inc x 6 (48sts)
  • 7sc, inc x 6 (54sts) (stop inc)
  • 54sc x 9 rows 
  • 7sc, dec x 6 (48sts) (start dec)
  • 6sc, dec x 6 (42sts)
  • 5sc, dec x 6 (36sts)
  • 4sc, dec x 6 (30sts)
  • 3sc, dec x 6 (24sts)
  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing to body) and stuff with soft toy filling
Handmade Crochet Elephant - Yellow
Yellow Elephant

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Body – Grey, Main Body Colour 

  • Make a magic ring (MR), 6sc into MR (6sts) – do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • Inc in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1sc, inc x 6 (18sts)
  • 2sc, inc x 6 (24sts)
  • 3sc, inc x 6 (30sts)
  • 4sc, inc x 6 (36sts)
  • 5sc, inc x 6 (42sts)
  • 6sc, inc x 6 (48sts)
  • 7sc, inc x 6 (54sts) (stop inc)
  • 54sc x 5 rows
  • 7sc, dec x 6 (48sts)
  • 48sc x 5 rows
  • 6sc, dec x 6 (42sts) 
  • 42sc x 5 rows
  • 5sc, dec x 6 (36sts) 
  • 36sc x 2 rows
  • 4sc, dec x 6 (30sts) 
  • 30sc x 2 rows
  • 3sc, dec x 6 (24sts) 
  • 24sc x 3 rows
  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing to head)
  • Stuff with soft toy filling and sew to head

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Trunk – Grey, Main Body Colour

  • Make a magic ring (MR), 6SC into MR (6sts) do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • Inc x 6 (12sts)
  • 1sc in each st BLO (12sts)
  • 1sc in each st x 5 rows (12sts)
  • 6ss, 6sc x 3 rows (12sts)
  • 1sc in each st x 5 rows (12sts)
  • 2sc, inc x 4 (16sts)
  • 3sc, inc x 4 (20sts) 
  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing together) and stuff the trunk lightly with soft toy filling then sew to the head) 
Handmade Crochet Elephant - Blue
Blue Elephant

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Inner Ears x 2 – Contrasting Colour

  • Make a magic ring (MR), 6sc into MR (6sts) do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • Inc in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1sc, inc x 6 (18sts)
  • 2sc, inc x 6 (24sts)
  • 3sc, inc x 6 (30sts)
  • 4sc, inc x 6 (36sts)
  • 5sc, inc x 6 (42sts)
  • 6sc, inc x 6 (48sts)
  • 7sc, inc x 6 (54sts)
  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a piece of yarn for sewing)

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Outer Ears x 2 – Main Body Colour

  • Make a magic ring (MR), 6sc into MR (6sts) do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • Inc in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1sc, inc x 6 (18sts)
  • 2sc, inc x 6 (24sts)
  • 3sc, inc x 6 (30sts)
  • 4sc, inc x 6 (36sts)
  • 5sc, inc x 6 (42sts)
  • 6sc, inc x 6 (48sts)
  • 7sc, inc x 6 (54sts)
  • Attach contrasting colour ear piece (wrong sides facing together)
  • 1sc in each stitch, through both outer and inner ear pieces (60sts)
  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a piece of yarn for sewing) – Sew each ear to side of elephants head

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Legs x 4 – Contrasting colour

  • Make a magic ring (MR), 6sc into MR (6sts) do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • Inc in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1sc, inc x 6 (18sts)
  • 2sc, inc x 6 (24sts)
  • 3sc, inc x 6 (30sts)
  • 30sc in BLO (30sts)
  • 30sc x 2 rows – Change colour to main body colour at the end of this row
  • 3sc, dec x 6 (24sts)
  • 1sc in each st x 24sts for 6 rows
  • Dec 1, 1sc in each st (23sts)
  • Continue decreasing 1 stitch in each row until you have 18sts
  • 1sc in each st (18sts)
  • Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing together) and stuff each leg lightly with soft toy filling then sew to the body) and sew to sides of elephants body

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Tail – Main Body Colour

  • Ch 6, SC into 2nd CH from hook and SC into each st to end, CH1, turn
  • 1sc in each st to end, CH1 – repeat for 5 rows
  • Fold tail in half & SS x 5sts (joining both pieces together) 
  • Fasten off (leave long threads for sewing onto body) 
  • Change colour to contrasting colour and SS to end of tail (opposite end to threads)
  • *Ch 10, SS back into starting SS, then SS into next stitch* repeat *-* 5 times
  • Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing together) and sew to elephants body

Make sure you are happy that all pieces are securely attached and sew eyes in white & black yarn onto the elephant’s face.  

Add ribbon to neck if required.

Other Colour Elephants

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern
Cream with Pink Ribbon
Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern
Cream with Blue Ribbon

I hope you have enjoyed making your very own Elephant Plushie.  If you need any further guidance please contact me at Beejui Creations 

Notice: The pattern and images on this page are for personal use only. Do not copy, sell, translate or distribute these images or pattern in any way. Please feel free to share this blog post and give credit to Beejui Creations as the designer, if sharing your completed project anywhere.  Thank you! 

© Beejui Creations 2020

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Lockdown Christmas Acrylic Ornament

Lockdown Christmas Acrylic Ornament
Lockdown Christmas Acrylic Ornament

Lockdown Christmas Acrylic Ornament 2020 – sublimation printed. The digital design used was created by Beejui Creations on the Affinity Designer program.

These were popular and a great reminder of our first ever Christmas spent in lockdown 2020. Hopefully though, Christmas’s going forward will not be like 2020 without seeing all our family and loved ones. I hope this ornament will act as a reminder to cherish each and every moment surrounded by our loved ones at Christmas time.

Lockdown Christmas Acrylic Ornament

Sublimation Process:

Firstly you will need a Sublimation Acrylic Blank. Please make sure the acrylic is cast not extruded as extruded does not work with the sublimation process. The ones shown in the pictures for example are 8cm Acrylic 3mm thick discs in white from Woodform Crafts. Here is the link: 

https://www.woodformcrafts.co.uk/product/10-x-white-acrylic-8cm-hanging-circle-wc1061/

Secondly you will need a design to print. You can use any design you like but for the above I designed my own PNG file in Affinity designer. Once you have picked a design, print it out and tape the design onto the acrylic blank using heat tape. Then use a heat press to set the design onto the acrylic circle.

The heat settings I use for this are 180C for 180sec. When the heat press has finished, place the acrylic under a heavy object until it is cool. This will prevent the acrylic from warping. Also just to add, the sub paper sometimes sticks to the acrylic or leaves a dull finish. Therefore, to remove this use a washing up sponge, warm water and scrub the printed surface, this should fix it.

Lastly, you will need approximately 15cm of ribbon or cord to make the hanger for your ornament. I prefer the cord for a neater finish so I used cord from Hobbycraft, link below.

Silver Ribbon Knot Cord 2Mm X 10M | Hobbycraft

Lockdown Christmas Acrylic Ornament

Check out my other designs of Acrylic Ornament Posts:

Notice: The pattern and images on this page are for personal use only. Do not copy, sell, translate or distribute these images or pattern in any way. Please feel free to share this blog post and give credit to Beejui Creations as the designer, if sharing your completed project anywhere.  Thank you! 

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Greatest Gift Personalised Ornament

Greatest Gift Personalised Ornament. The greatest gift definitely is family! I finally got around to making myself something and I absolutely love it!

To clarify this Christmas ornament project was created on a Cricut Maker.

Greatest Gift Personalised Ornament
Greatest Gift Personalised Ornament

Greatest Gift Personalised Ornament

Materials

Firstly, you will need an acrylic blank ornament. The ornament shown in the pictures for example, is a mirrored 8cm Acrylic 3mm thick circle from Woodform Crafts. Here is the link:

Silver Mirrored – https://www.woodformcrafts.co.uk/product/10-x-silver-mirror-acrylic-8cm-hanging-circle-wc1061/https://www.woodformcrafts.co.uk/product/10-x-silver-mirror-acrylic-8cm-hanging-circle-wc1061/

Secondly, you will need a Cricut machine and the design required for this is in Cricut Design Space. Subsequently, to access this you will need a Cricut Access subscription. This is the link for the file required:

https://design.cricut.com/landing/project-detail/6037851537908b0cf4a26632

As soon as you have loaded the design, you can customize it more and add in text for the names and extra hearts etc.

Before clicking ‘Make it’ hide the 8cm back circle and select all of the design, then WELD.

This design uses timberly script font but if you do not have you can choose a font available to you. Or purchase the font from https://fontbundles.net/bundles (this was free on 25.02.21).

https://fontbundles.net/free-fonts/script-fonts/timberly#gtmList=5&gtmPos=2

Furthermore, you will also need a 10cm piece of permanent vinyl for this project. This is the vinyl I have used in this project:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TECKWRAP-Permanent-Adhesive-Vinyl-Glossy/dp/B07KYQTBKP

Process

Start the project by loading the Cricut machine with the mat and vinyl then press start to cut. Above all please make sure that you use the correct material settings for the vinyl being used.

As soon as the Cricut has finished cutting, eject the mat and carefully remove the cut vinyl sheet. At this stage you can proceed to weed your design.

TIP: for small writing, intricate designs etc. place transfer tape over the whole design before weeding it. Turn the design over, take the backing paper off and weed straight off of the transfer sheet. As a result this keeps all the tiny letters firmly stuck down and stops them moving about.

Lastly, you will need approximately 15cm of ribbon or cord to make the hanger for your ornament. I prefer the cord for a neater finish, link for this is below.

Cord – https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/black-ribbon-knot-cord-2mm-x-10m/568020-1003

Furthermore if you don’t use or have a Cricut machine, these Acrylic Ornaments are for sale in my facebook shop Beejui Creations | Facebook

Greatest Gift Personalised Ornament

Check out my other designs of Acrylic Ornament Posts:

Notice: The pattern and images on this page are for personal use only. Do not copy, sell, translate or distribute these images or pattern in any way. Please feel free to share this blog post and give credit to Beejui Creations as the designer, if sharing your completed project anywhere.  Thank you! 

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New Home Personalised Ornaments

New Home Personalised Ornaments
New Home Personalised Ornaments

New Home Personalised Ornaments – Love love love these! They’ll look gorgeous on the Christmas tree this year.

To clarify this Christmas ornament project was created on a Cricut Maker.

New Home Personalised Ornaments

Materials

Firstly, you will need an acrylic blank ornament. The ornament shown in the pictures for example, is a mirrored or white 8cm Acrylic 3mm thick circle from Woodform Crafts. Here is the link:

Rose Gold Mirrored – https://www.woodformcrafts.co.uk/product/10-x-rose-gold-mirror-acrylic-8cm-hanging-circle-wc1061/

White – https://www.woodformcrafts.co.uk/product/10-x-white-acrylic-8cm-hanging-circle-wc1061/

Secondly, you will need a Cricut machine and you will need to customise the file in Cricut Design Space. Subsequently, to access this you may need a Cricut Access subscription. Link to my file:

https://design.cricut.com/landing/project-detail/5f92d464737f400c4cc65575

Note: This design file contains a non-Cricut font for Christmas and the names. You can change the font to one you already have access to, or download the font I have used. The font used is called ‘Alberto’ and you can download this free from Fontbundles.net, here is the link:

https://fontbundles.net/free-fonts/script-fonts/albertho#gtmList=5&gtmPos=7

Before clicking ‘Make it’ hide the 8cm back circle and select all of the design, then WELD.

Furthermore, you will also need a 10cm piece of permanent vinyl for this project. This is the link for the vinyl I have used in this project (I used the black sheets out of this pack)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Adhesive-Pack-Gloss-12-Colours-52-Transfer/dp/B07WGVPC1L

New Home Personalised Ornaments
New Home Personalised Ornaments

Process

Start the project by loading the Cricut machine with the mat and vinyl then press start to cut. Above all please make sure that you use the correct material settings for the vinyl being used.

As soon as the Cricut has finished cutting, eject the mat and carefully remove the cut vinyl sheet. At this stage you can proceed to weed your design.

TIP: for small writing, intricate designs etc. place transfer tape over the whole design before weeding it. Turn the design over, take the backing paper off and weed straight off of the transfer sheet. As a result this keeps all the tiny letters firmly stuck down and stops them moving about.

Lastly, you will need approximately 15cm of ribbon or cord to make the hanger for your ornament. I prefer the cord for a neater finish, links for both the cord and organza ribbon are below:

Cord – https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/black-ribbon-knot-cord-2mm-x-10m/568020-1003

Organza ribbon – https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/black-organdie-ribbon-6mm-x-8m/569762-1003

Furthermore if you don’t use or have a Cricut machine, these Acrylic Ornaments are for sale in my facebook shop Beejui Creations | Facebook

Check out my other designs of Acrylic Ornament Posts:

Notice: The pattern and images on this page are for personal use only. Do not copy, sell, translate or distribute these images or pattern in any way. Please feel free to share this blog post and give credit to Beejui Creations as the designer, if sharing your completed project anywhere.  Thank you!