Cricut Disney Best of Pixar: Finding Nemo Layout


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Nemo-layoutsand seahorse

Finishing up those one picture layouts. These are all cuts from the Disney Best of Pixar cart. My favorite part of this layout is that it is the first one designed entirely on my iPad! I spend so much time in therapy waiting rooms that designing away from home is a must for me. I loved my Gypsy for years. Now I am really loving the Design Space app.

My second favorite part is the sand. I made it by covering the paper with embossing ink and using Tim Holtz’s Distress Embossing Powder. It turned out exactly how I wanted.

Details: Cardstock: Recollections. Embossing Ink: Perfect Medium. Embossing Powder: Tim Holtz Distress in Antique Linen.

Cricut Explore: Print and Cut Aurora Layout


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Sleeping-Beautyfairies Aurora

This was my first time using the Cricut Explore’s Print and Cut feature on a layout. Those princesses from the Happily Ever After cartridge can be a pain at smaller sizes, especially those eyes. I like the look of paper piecing but I’ll be honest, those faces can look a little messy if the cuts are too small.

Print and Cut allows me to print just what I want-in this case, I printed Aurora’s face and hands and the rest of her I left black for my background layer. Then I cut her hair, dress, necklace and crown and layered them over the printed black background like normal. So no messing with those tiny eyes and lips!

I also Print and Cut the fairies. There is no way they would have cut well at that size. The Explore does a great job with this feature. Look at how it cut around that thread-thin wand.

The castle was cut and pieced normally.

Details: Cardstock: Core’dinations.

Cricut Explore: Jasmine Layout


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Back to my Disney layouts! I still have a few characters left that only have one good picture to be scrapped. This time it’s the lovely Jasmine. We met her at the Akershus breakfast in Epcot. I have since learned that when my sons are asked to choose between eating and meeting characters, they will choose eating every time so we now pick cheaper breakfast options.

I didn’t want to use the Cricut carts for all my Disney layouts because I wanted my pages to have a variety of styles. (I also have to justify all that money I spend on other artists’ files by actually using them!) These designs are from Too Cute by Jessica.

I did a little chalking and that’s a genuine Swarovski crystal in her headpiece. Bling!

Details: Pattern Papers: DCWV Taj Mahal stack, Recollections Mercury Glass stack. Cardstock: DCWV Foil cardstock and Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress cardstock.

Cricut Explore: Snowflake Cards


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Two simple snowflake themed cards. On the first one, I stamped and embossed a bunch of snowflakes. Some of the stamps did better than others. I may just have to stop buying the Recollections clear stamps. They don’t stamp as clear as other brands. The Merry Christmas was cut out of blue and silver foil paper. I don’t remember which cartridge the design is from. Sorry.

The snowflakes on the second card were cut using a Martha Stewart punch and the Explore. They were from a variety of cartridges. The title was cut with the Silhouette Cameo.

Details: Cardstock: Recollections. Card Base: Canson 140 lb. watercolour paper and 100 lb. Bristol. Stamps: Hero Arts and Recollections. Ink: Tim Holtz Embossing Ink. Embossing Powder: Ranger and Recollections.

Silhouette Cameo: Shadow Box Christmas Card


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I made several of these shadow box cards this year. They were very simple to cut and put together, and they fold easily into an envelope. They are Lori Whitlock designs, and they are available through her shop and at the Silhouette Online Store. I hope she does some for other holidays, too.

I just passed 150 posts! Sometimes I feel like I don’t get a chance to do as much crafting as I would like, but the fact that I have done at least 150 projects I liked enough to share with an audience makes me feel better.

Details: Cardstock: Recollections. Base Paper: Canson 140 lb. watercolour paper.

Silhouette Cameo: Giraffe Christmas Card


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I made this card for a big fan of giraffes. It is a design from the Silhouette Store, an Emily Dyer design.

Details: Cardstock: Recollections and Core’dinations.

Silhouette Cameo: Christmas Treat Boxes


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I made these boxes for the kids at school. They are designs from the Silhouette Online Store. They were very fast and easy to assemble. I used the default size and they were big enough to hold a large handful of Kisses and a giftcard.

Details: Cardstock: Recollections. Box Base: Canson 140 lb. watercolour paper.

Cricut Explore: Peek a Boo Santa Cards


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The Santa Claus is from My Scrap Chick. I chalked up his rosy cheeks and nose, and I stamped and embossed a simple sentiment.

Details: Cardstock: Recollections. Card Base: Canson 140 lb. watercolour paper. Stamp: Hero Arts. Ink and Embossing Powder: Recollections.

Silhouette Cameo and SVGCuts: Santa Box Card


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I made these box cards using the file from SVGCuts, another great resource for designs. If you get over there right now, their newest collection is free for everyone!

Details: Patterned Paper: MME Wonderful Winter stack. Cardstock: Recollections.


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