Cricut Father’s Day Frame
Celebrate the rock star Dad in your life with this easy Cricut Father’s Day Frame!
Author: Beth Kingston
- photo frame (this one is 3×5 but you can size the SVG to fit a larger frame)
- multi-surface or chalk paint (if you want to repaint the frame)
- Cricut machine (could be done on a Cricut Maker, which is available at Cricut, Michaels, and HSN)
- Standard Grip Mat
- Cricut Premium Vinyl – we used White
- one sheet patterned paper
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tool
- Rock’n SVG cut file
- Small Pebbles
- Hot Glue Gun with clear craft glue
PREPARING THE FRAME:
Disassemble the photo frame, removing the glass. Set aside the glass for later. Paint the frame with 1-2 coats of paint if desired. Set frame aside to dry.
Turn on the glue gun. Once it is hot, starting in one corner of the picture frame, apply a dab of hot glue. Working quickly and carefully, press one small pebble into the glue.
Continue covering the surface of the frame with pebbles until finished. Set aside.
UPLOADING THE SVG PATTERN:
Grab the Father’s Day Rock’n Phrases SVG file by completing the form above.Upload Father’s Day Rock’n Phrases SVG File into Design Space. Click Ungroup. Click and drag over each of the phrases separately. With the phrase highlighted, click on the “Weld” button”. Repeat for all phrases.Adjust phrase sizes to fit inside the picture frame accordingly.
Insert one square shape onto the Design Space canvas to create the photo frame backing. Resize the square (don’t forget to “unlock” the shape so you can make it a rectangle) to match the size of the picture frame, in our case it was 3.5” wide x 5” high.
Use the color sync tab to assign colors to the images for different material types: Premium Vinyl and Cardstock (Deluxe Paper).
Select “Make It” in Design Space.
For the vinyl phrases, set the material type to Premium Vinyl. Follow prompts for loading the mat into the Cricut Maker or Cricut Joy and cutting the Premium Vinyl. When prompted, unload the mat from the cutting machine.Remove the Premium Vinyl from the mat.
For the paper photo frame backing, set the material type to cardstock, medium weight (unless you are using a specialty paper). Follow prompts for loading the mat into the Cricut Maker or Cricut Joy and cutting the paper. When prompted, unload the mat from the cutting machine.
Remove the Deluxe Paper from the mat.
HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE FRAME:
Place the glass from the photo frame on a flat surface.
Cut around the vinyl cut phrase with a pair of scissors.
Using the weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl around the cut phrase and discard.
Cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the size of the phrase.
Peel away the transfer tape backing and place the transfer tape overtop of the cut phrase. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.Peel away the vinyl backing, leaving just the phrase adhered to the transfer tape. Position the phrase with the transfer tape on to the glass and press in place. Press the vinyl phrase down with your fingers or with the Cricut scraping tool to help it to stick to the glass surface.Slowly and carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl phrase on the glass. Place the glass back into the pebble picture frame.Place the cardstock into the frame against the glass. Reassemble the backing into the frame.