Crafting a Mother’s Day Gift

It’s that time of year again… time to show your love, admiration and appreciation for the woman who gave you life — Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there!!

Since purchasing my Cricut Explore Air 2, I have really been enjoying the creative process for several different crafts.  It really did not take long to decide what I would make my mother for her Mother’s Day Gift.

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The first step to creating the best Mother’s Day gift was to find the perfect frame. I found this shadow box mirror style frame at a local Dollar Store for $4.99. Great deal!

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This project could have easily been completed with card stock – in actuality, that was my plan… until I discovered that my children had used ALL of our cardstock during their last History project. After finding the perfect design that my mother would love, it was time to send it to the Cricut and start the cutting process.

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Since I would not be using cardstock, I had to clean and prepare the mirror surface for the vinyl application. After this I completed the weeding – which was quite time consuming.

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After the vinyl application.

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And the project is complete!  It never occurred to me how difficult it would be to take a picture of a mirror. And this picture really does not do the final product justice.  I love how this turned out… so much so, that I have a similar project in mind for Father’s Day!

 

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Here is a closeup of the intricate design…  I simply love this!  If you are interested in this, or similar designs, please check out one of my favourite Etsy shoppes: Fox Sister.

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