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Give a beautiful handmade gift to your favorite person this year! Made using the Cricut Explore Air 2.
Do you love giving personalized gifts too? It is such a great way to show the other person that you love and care about them!
These shadow box frames filled with beautiful paper flowers, with a last name and date, are fun to make and are a great gift for any occasion. Not just the holidays!
Supplies Used to Make a Last Name with Date Shadow Frame
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- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Design Space
- 3D Flower #M3CBDF
- Babbette Font
- Belwe Std Medium Font
- StandardGrip Mat
- Red Tones Cardstack Pack
- Bone Folder
- White Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Rubber Cement or Hot Glue
- Weeding Tools
- Slotted Quilling Tool
- Shadow Frame
- Paper Trimmer
Last Name with Date Shadow Frame Video Tutorial
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Cutting the Rolled Flowers from Cricut Design Space
Cricut Design Space has many different rolled flower options to choose from. The one I used is called 3D Flower #M3CBDF.
To know how big to cut the flowers takes a little bit of easy math. Measure the diameter of the center circle of the flower. Once the flower is rolled, the total diameter of the finished flower will be about double that size.
So I cut my flowers with the center circle of about 1-inch and the finished rolled flowers were about 2-inches.
Send the cut to the Cricut Explore Air 2 and cut out your flowers.
You will need to cut a lot of flowers but it really depends on the size of your frame and the size of your finished flowers as to how many you will need.
Assembling the Rolled Paper Flowers
To begin, take a bone folder to the petals of the flower to give them a bit of shape.
Using the quilling tool begin rolling the flower from the outside in.
Once the paper begins to roll easily I like to take the tool out and continue rolling the flower with my fingers, but whatever works best for you is fine.
Roll all the way down to that base circle.
Apply a gob of glue to the base circle, and let go of the rolled flower just a bit. This will loosen that roll, and then stick the rolled base of the flower onto the circle base.
If you use rubber cement you will have to hold the flower for a bit for the glue to take hold. Hot glue is quicker but makes the flower harder to shape one dry.
Repeat until all of your flowers are made! Don’t they look pretty?
Arrange Rolled Flowers in Shadow Box Frame
Remove the back of the shadow box frame and place the flowers with the front side down into the frame. You can arrange randomly or go with an ombre stripe.
Measure inside of the frame. Even though my frame is an 8×10 the inside actually measures 9.5 x 7.5 inches.
Cut a piece of matching cardstock to the size you just measured. This sheet of cardstock is going to go behind the rolled paper flowers.
Put a dab of rubber cement on the base circle of each flower and then place the sheet of cardstock onto the back. Weigh this down with a small book, while the glue dries.
Once the glue is dry and the flowers are secure to the back cardstock sheet, you can put the back of the frame into place.
It is already looking really pretty and it doesn’t even have the name on it yet!
Creating the Personalization in Cricut Design Space
In Cricut Design Space create your design using two different fonts. The fonts I used are Babbette and Belwe Std Medium, but of course, you can use whatever fonts you like.
Size the design to the size of your frame. My frame is 8 x 10 inches, and I made mt design 6 x 8 inches.
Weld the design to attach the letters together and cut out the design out of white vinyl.
Weed out the negative part of the design, leaving the text.
Lay a sheet of transfer tape over the top of the vinyl design and go over several times with the scraper tool.
Peel back the transfer tape, and the vinyl should come up with it.
Carefully center the design and press into place.
Peel back the transfer tape and the vinyl should stay on the glass frame.
The finished personalized frame looks so great!!!
Don’t those rolled paper flowers look amazing under the glass?
This one is for my Mother-in-Law but I had to make one for my mom too!
This time I did the ombre stripe with the flowers.
Which design do you like better? Random or ombre Stripe? Share and leave a comment below!
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