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Crafting Month: Create a DIY 3D Initial Frame

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Posted on March 2, 2023 by Creative Fabrica Freebies

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a personalized 3D initial frame. This is a perfect DIY project for your home décor and makes for a lovely unique gift!

Create This Project With Designs From Creative Fabrica

  • Crafting Month Free Bundle: Cute Paper Craft SVG Mega Bundle
    For this project, you can use any SVG file in this free bundle – to re-create the projects in this tutorial you can use the Laser/paper Cut Layer Flower SVG Bundle included in the free bundle.

Other Supplies

  • Die-cutting machine (For this project a Cricut Joy was used)
  • White pallet board
  • Letter ‘N’ (or any other letter)
  • Cardstock in various colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Pencil or chalk
  • Tape measure

How to Create This Project

  1. Prepare and measure the pallet board and decide where you’ll be putting everything.
  2. Download the free Cute Paper Craft SVG Mega Bundle from Creative Fabrica
  3. Select the Laser/paper Cut Layer Flower SVG Bundle, upload the designs to Cricut Design Space, or the die-cutting machine software of your choice, and size the flowers accordingly with your placement. It’s better if the flowers are smaller, as you move to the center of the flowers.
  4. Cut each flower separately, unless you have a more advanced Cricut machine.
  5. Once uploaded, select the image, paper, and cut selection on your screen.
  6. You’ll also be able to adjust your size here before cutting. This is what you pre-measured in step one.
  7. Cut the designs on your cutting machine. If you are using a Cricut Joy should automatically connect via Bluetooth, and then select your material, and click GO once you’ve loaded your vinyl into the Cricut Joy.
  8. After each template is cut, start layering your board and use the glue gun to put everything together. Your project is now complete!

cutting machine cricut project

Tips To Make This Project Successful:

  1. Pre-measure every design before cutting.
  2. Pre-layer the colors of each cardstock, this way you’ll know how it looks before cutting.
  3. When cutting textured cardstock, it’s easier to cut the textured side up. The same applies when inserting the cardstock into the cutting machine.
  4. Design Space is available on every device; however, using a computer or iPad for this project is easiest for being able to size all your designs on a bigger screen.
  5. In Design Space, you can assign a matching color of the Cardstock to the file you are layering so to avoid any confusion.
  6. Pre-measure and cut you cardstock because if your Cricut Joy has a minimum sizing.

This tutorial was created and written by Creative Fabrica The Artistry writer Kami Gocool.

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