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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 design and images on this page are for personal use only. Do not copy, sell, translate or distribute this design 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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Greatest Gift Personalised Ornament

Greatest Gift Personalised Ornament
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

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:

The Greatest Gift Is Family #MA7F90EE

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

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:

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Baby’s First Christmas Personalised Mirrored Acrylic Ornaments

Love love love these! They’ll look gorgeous on the Christmas tree this year.

I made these with 8cm Mirrored Acrylic discs from Woodform Crafts 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/

The permanent vinyl I used was Teckwrap permanent vinyl in glossy white https://www.amazon.co.uk/TECKWRAP-Permanent-Adhesive-Vinyl-Glossy/dp/B07KYQTBKP. For the pink and blue I used sheets out of this pack https://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Adhesive-Pack-Gloss-12-Colours-52-Transfer/dp/B07WGVPC1L

I designed my own SVG and cut it out on the cricut maker.

I’ve added cord or ribbon in corresponding colours. All the ribbon and cord was from Hobbycraft.

Cord – https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/white-ribbon-knot-cord-2mm-x-10m/568020-1016

Organza ribbon – https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/white-organdie-ribbon-12mm-x-6m/569761-1017

These are for sale on my Facebook page Beejui Creations

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3D Mandala Letter ‘B’ – Free SVG Link

Purple letter B in mandala style

3D Mandala Letter ‘B’ – Free SVG Link. Another great mandala project. This was a really fun project, I really enjoyed making this for my craft room.

3D Mandala Letter 'B' - Free SVG Link
3D Mandala Letter ‘B’ – Free SVG Link

To make this project you will need:

Cricut Maker

Cricut design space

3D Mandala Letter SVG (link below)

5 different colours of card

I used all 5 colours from the A4 Premium Card Pack – Purple Shades from hobbycraft. They have loads of lovely colours in this range.

Link to the card I used: https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/purple-premium-card-a4-50-pack/626609-1011

(I am not affiliated with hobbycraft, I just love their stuff lol)

Adhesive Spray

I used adhesive spray for this project. All layers except the very top one I have used the adhesive spray on. This gives a flat kind of look to the project.

(NOTE: Open the window and cover your workspace, this spray smells really strong and even though I had a A3 pad covering my workspace it still got everywhere lol).

The adhesive spray that I used is not showing online but I bought from Hobbycraft and it was called ‘Permanent Adhesive Spray 200ml’

If you want a more 3D look use foam pads in between the layers. (NOTE: try to hide the foam pads under each layer by cutting them to size so you can’t see them).

Self Adhesive Vinyl for the very top layer

I used the light purple out of this pack from Amazon : https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07WGVPC1L/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I find that the very top layer has very small intricate cuts and the foam pads/glue is hard work to get it to adhere. So you can either cut out of card and spray glue the top layer on to the layer below or use the self adhesive vinyl.

Blue Light Grip Cricut Mat

I used the blue light grip mat for all the layers.

Settings:

Cricut settings

I made the SVG smaller to fit the paper I had – 20cm wide x 18.5cm length.

Material setting for the self adhesive vinyl – PREMIUM VINYL

Material setting for the other layers – LIGHT CARDSTOCK – 60lb (163gsm)

NOTE: there may be better settings but these are the ones that worked for me.

Here is the link for this gorgeous mandala letter SVG file:

https://specialheartstudio.com/free-layered-alpha-mandala-svg-set/

3D Mandala Letter 'B' - Free SVG Link
3D Mandala Letter ‘B’ – Free SVG Link

Check out my other posts for more 3D Mandala Letter SVG links and more:

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3D Mandala Letter ‘I’ – Free SVG Link

3D Mandala Letter ‘B’ – Free SVG Link. Another great mandala project. This was a really fun project, I really enjoyed making this for my craft room.

3D Mandala Letter 'I' - Free SVG Link
3D Mandala Letter ‘I’ – Free SVG Link

To make this project you will need:

Cricut Maker

Cricut design space

3D Mandala Letter SVG (link below)

5 different colours of card

I used all 5 colours from the A4 Premium Card Pack – Turquoise Shades from hobbycraft. They have loads of lovely colours in this range.

Link to the card I used: https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/turquoise-premium-card-a4-50-pack/626609-1008

(I am not affiliated with hobbycraft, I just love their stuff lol).

Foam pads

I used adhesive foam pads for this project. All layers except the very top one I have used the foam pads to give a bit of depth to the project.

(NOTE: try to hide the foam pads under each layer by cutting them to size so you can’t see them).

Link to adhesive foam pads: https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/white-adhesive-foam-pads-25mm-x-12mm-x-2mm-40-pieces/606180-1000

If you want a flat look use adhesive spray in between the layers. (NOTE: Open the window and cover your workspace, this spray smells really strong and even though I had a A3 pad covering my workspace it still got everywhere lol).

The adhesive spray that I use is not showing online but I bought it from Hobbycraft and it was called ‘Permanent Adhesive Spray 200ml’

Self Adhesive Vinyl for the very top layer

I used the light blue out of this pack from Amazon : https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07WGVPC1L/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I find that the very top layer has very small intricate cuts and the foam pads just wont work to adhere. So either cut out of card and glue the top layer on to the layer below or use self adhesive vinyl.

Blue Light Grip Cricut Mat

I used the blue light grip mat for all the layers.

Settings:

Cricut settings

I made the SVG smaller to fit the paper I had – 20cm wide x 18.5cm length.

Material setting for the self adhesive vinyl – PREMIUM VINYL

Material setting for the other layers – LIGHT CARDSTOCK – 60lb (163gsm)

NOTE: there may be better settings but these are the ones that worked for me.

Here is the link for this gorgeous mandala letter SVG file:

https://specialheartstudio.com/free-layered-alpha-mandala-svg-set/

3D Mandala Letter 'I' - Free SVG Link
3D Mandala Letter ‘I’ – Free SVG Link

Check out my other posts for more 3D Mandala Letter SVG links and more: