Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Freshmen Layout

Good morning Everyone!
Today is Day 2 of the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl! I am so super excited to be a part of this hop. It is my first ever :-) So to continue with the theme, I made this project. It is a layout of my DD on her first day of High School! She was so excited!

To create today's project, I used the following cartridges: Lacey Labels, Forever Young, Cursive 101, Cake Basics and my Gypsy.

Here is a view of the entire layout. I used the Lacy Labels cartridge to cut out the frame. The frame-label was cut at 8.5". I spritzed the frame with some crushed shells glimmer mist and inked the edges lightly with my Chestnut Roan chalk ink.
Here is a closeup of the title I made. I used the Cursive 101, Cake Basics and the Gypsy to weld.
Here is a closeup shot of the small flowers. You can kind of see the shimmer and depth in this shot. They are really pretty in person.
Here is a closeup shot of the large flowers.
To make the flowers: I started with flowers from the Forever Young Cartridge. I cut them in sizes starting at 1.75" and worked my way down to .75". I did them in layers of three. These were cut with plain white cardstock.
  1. I ran the flowers through my cuttlebug using the Victorian embossing folder.
  2. I spritzed them with some Fall Breeze Glimmer mist and then
  3. Inked the edges with my Chestnut Roan chalk ink.
  4. I layered and staggered them. Curled the edges and then dotted the centers with some Perfect Pearls.
Well, I think that covers it: Be sure to leave a comment on this post and yesterday's post for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate from Page-Kits.com. Also be sure to see yesterday's post so you can "Hop" your way through the Fantabulous Cricut "Crawl-Hop"!

If you would like the FREE Gypsy Freshman title I created: Click HERE.
Reminder: You will need the Gypsy, Cake Basics and Cursive101 to cut this file.

28 comments:

Bobbi said...

What a beautiful layout.

Scossie Jane said...

Stunning layout - the colours are beaut together. Love the title, the frame is beautiful and the flowers are just gorgeous - love the shimmer.... Hugs x

Tammy said...

That was such a neat way to do the word "Freshman". I have boys so it would not work for me. Lovely layout!!!
smiles...Tammy

Gloria Westerman said...

Just Gorgeous.....

4kids4 said...

Such a lovely layout...those flowers are fab! TFS!

littlen said...

very nice lo. great work. tfs.

Valine said...

I adore those flowers, they are just beautiful! The whole LO is! GREAT work!

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Heather said...

Beautiful! I love the lacy labels cartridge!
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Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

Thanks for the turotial/instructions on making the flowers!... spritz, huh
... I am still thinking about the bookworm! love it!!!

Lynda said...

This page is beautiful!!!

Jennybean said...

I love the flowers!

Jamie said...

i love how vintage it is.. its very cute! tfs.
-jamie
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HappyExpressions said...

Beautiful LO! The flowers are so pretty, I can't see the glimmer mist but I can imagine how they would look. TFS!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Flowers post on Sep. 15, 2010. Thanks again.

Angie said...

beautiful layout,I love the flowers

Jenna said...

I love the flowers! I may have to give them a try!

Kards by Kathi said...

Great blog and I will make sure to sign up. Thanks for your time and talent.

pennykitz said...

Your work is so lovely. I thank you for sharing your wonderful work for us. I wish I was a freshman again. lolol
pennykitz@charter.net

Melissaward said...

What a beautiful project! You make some of the best stuff!! you are so talented and thank you for sharing with the rest of us.. me for example just starting out. I love seeing things you made and trying to get better at it!

Hugs!!!!

KaraT said...

Gorgeous layout...thank you for sharing. I love seeing the things you make...gives me so much inspiration!!

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Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

beautiful! I like the distressed look of the lo!

Rhonda said...

That's an awesome layout! I love the flowers!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

The flowers on this are amazing!

Kim. said...

Oh wow this is another gorgeous layout, you are so creative.
Kim xXx

littlen said...

Beautiful LO. Looks like you put a lot of work into this one, but it was worth it.

Scrappin' Sista said...

Very nice layout. I love how you used the glimmer mist!

Lori (THCEO) said...

Another gorgeous creation! Lacy Labels is definitely on my wish list! :)

Die Cutting Machines said...

I do like how cricut gypsy makes a beautiful crafts.