Mom Frame
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Mom Frame

This frame is a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day. You’ll be surprised at how quickly it can be done with the Cricut Expression and Cuttlebug machines!
Designed by Betsy Veldman
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Cricut Expression® Personal Electronic Cutter
  • Cricut® Plantin SchoolBook™ Cartridge
  • Cricut® Fabulous Finds Cartridge
  • Cricut® Solutions Home Accents Cartridge
  • Cricut® Solutions Indie Art Cartridge
  • Cuttlebug® Die Cutter and Embosser
  • Cuttlebug® A2 Embossing Folder, Swiss Dots
  • Cardstock: Kraft, White, Green, Pink, Light Blue
  • Black and White Photograph
  • Pink Rhinestones (2)
  • Pink Buttons (3)
  • Green Ribbon
  • Jute
  • Sentiment Stamp
  • Brown Ink
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Adhesive

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Cut frames. Using Fabulous Finds cartridge and kraft cardstock, select Windows feature, press Shift, and cut one 5¾-inch <trialbm2>. Repeat cut using kraft cardstock and Blackout feature.

Step: 2

Cut inserts. Using white cardstock, select Inserts feature, press Shift, and cut two 5¾-inch <trialbm2>. Emboss inserts using Cuttlebug machine and Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Step: 3

Crop photograph to fit inside circular window. Adhere behind frame’s circular window. Layer frames and inserts and adhere together.

Step: 4

Cut frame. Using pink cardstock, select Windows feature, press Shift, and cut one 5¼-inch <trialbm2>. Cut panels apart. Emboss panels. Adhere panels to frame base using foam adhesive.

Step: 5

Cut butterflies. Using Indie Art cartridge and green cardstock, select Blackout feature and cut two 2-inch <Buterfly>. Adhere over rectangular windows. Accent centers with rhinestones.

Step: 6

Cut flourishes. Using Home Accents cartridge and light blue cardstock, cut three 1¾-inch <Corner3>. Adhere beneath windows as shown. Knot jute through buttons and adhere to flourishes.

Step: 7

Cut title. Using Plantin SchoolBook cartridge and green cardstock, cut ¾-inch letters to spell MOM. Adhere above photograph.

Step: 8

Punch a hole at the top of the center panel. Thread ribbon through hole and tie into a bow.

Step: 9

Cut tag. Using Plantin SchoolBook cartridge and light blue cardstock, cut one 1-inch <tag>. Stamp sentiment with brown ink and tie to bow with jute.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.