Frame Cutting Tutorial-Nate's ABC Cartridge

Good morning Crafters,

Today’s post is for the Creative Cutter Room Quick Tip Tuesday. I created this layout using Nate’s ABC Cartridge.

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My tip is: I used only one sheet of “Yellow” cardstock to complete this layout. I did this by “cutting out” the inside of the yellow to create a “frame”.
This is a great option when you have only 1 piece of cardstock of a particular color to work with.

Using your cutter, line your paper up to the 11” inch mark.

Be sure to start your cut or blade at 1”
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Trim your paper but only to the 11” mark. Do NOT cut all the way “through”.
11 inch cut-500

Once you have done this, turn your paper a quarter turn and repeat three more times. Once this is completed, your “center” piece will come out. You will have a 12 x 12 frame with a 1” thickness. Conversely, you will have a 10 x 10’ piece of yellow left over.


Here is a shot of what the completed layout looks like in the back. Again, this is a great alternative when you only have one piece of a particular color cardstock and you need to stretch it out. Please note: this doesn’t work out quite as well if you are using “thinner” grade paper. The cardstock I used in this project was Bazzill.
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Here is the layout again.
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Here is a close up of the little boy piecing.
cricut nate boy close up

Here is a close up of the title block.
Hope you enjoyed this. Please be sure to head over to CCR blog and join our Lucky To Have U Challenge HERE.

This layout also fits in with our challenge going on here at CWC. It is the last day of our Time to Spring Forward challenge. There is still time to join us! Click HERE!

LASTLY, Be sure to head over to PCW’S Blog for the current FREE cutting file.

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Great LO and great tip! TFS :)

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [16 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria


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