A Perfect Cricut Idea Using Your Cricut Expression and a Wooden Picture Frame

Have you ever wanted to make the perfect birthday gift for that special person?  Well I did and I think that I have succeeded.

When my Sister-in-law came to visit this summer, we had such a fantastic time.   We laughed, cried, drank and ate.  That’s right we ate.  We love food and her saying was “Food is Love”.  So the perfect gift to make was that saying in a wooden picture frame.

One afternoon I sat down with my Gypsy and found the perfect font to use and designed this gift.  I used the Jasmine Cricut cartridge and the Italic function key for the letters and then I used the Love Struck Seasonal 2010 cartridge for the hearts.  Everything was cut by connecting my Gypsy to my Cricut Expression machine.

I cut my background paper (it is from a value pack that I got at Hobby Lobby) and glued everything to it with my Zig 2 way glue pen, put the backing on the frame and it’s done.  Well it needed something else,  so I finished it off with some raffia that I wrapped around the frame and made a bow.  Then I used my small heart punch by Fiskars and punched lavender hearts and added them with Scrapbooker’s Glue by Scotch to the ends of the raffia for that special touch.


I hope that Fran likes her gift because it was so much fun making this present.  It brought back all of the fun memories of our visit together this summer.

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!


  1. I did pout the glass on there but depending on how many layers you use, you might not want to.

  2. I love your website… I am always looking for ideas for my cricut, and sometimes get lost. U have inspired me, keep them coming, you have a new fan.

  3. Ok, I am posting on an older entry so I am not sure if you will see my comment or not 🙂 AND this is a silly question so I apologize. I am new to following Cricut blogs and I love your projects! I want to make something like this for my mother in law and that is how I found your page. Did you put the glass back on the frame? I know that sounds silly but I can’t seem to figure out if I should or should not. Thanks!!!

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