Joy Layout-Cricut

Hello Everyone,
Here is a layout I made with a couple of challenges in mind. I used the sketch from the SOUS challenge blog this week. Over at Stampin' Sisters In Christ challenge blog, our challenge was to use something that would require a blueprint to complete, i.e. a house and in my case, a birdhouse :-)
Here is a view of the entire layout.

This flourish came from the Botanicals Cricut Lite cartridge.

I cut these scalloped circles in three sizes. These were from the Cindy Loo cartridge, but I know other cartridges have a scalloped circle that you can use.

I used the following cartridges to complete this layout:

  1. Botanicals - birdhouse, flourish and JOY lettering
  2. Cindy Loo - Scalloped circles for "flowers"
I used an EK success Daisy punch for the daisy strip and an EK success border punch for the "lacey" looking border.
The Girls' Paperie Patterned Paper - Shabby Flower and Paisley
This paper is double sided so I only used two pieces of paper to get all four patterns :-)
  • I cut ALL the Cricut elements in plain white cardstock.
  • I chalk inked the flourish and JOY letters with dark brown chalk ink.
  • I colored the birdhouse with my copics and then hit it with my dark brown chalk ink to give it a more aged look and to "knock back" the colors.
  • I stamped the white scallops with a MS stamp and then inked the edges with Pastel Pink Chalk Ink. I then added a dew drop in the centers.
  • I punched the Daisy border in white cardstock and then inked it in dark brown chalk ink.
  • I punched the Flourish border in pink cardstock and then inked it slightly on the edges with my Chestnut Roan chalk ink to give it a bit of "shabbyness".
I hope you enjoy this. I will be back later with a little different version of this layout which will feature a FREE file for my SCAL and MTC Cricut crew as well as all the other cut file "collectors" out there :-)


  1. Very, very pretty! I just love how you showed the details! Thank you so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week. Hope you have a week filled with blessings!

  2. What a gorgeous layout, such gorgeous details. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week, hope to see you next week.

  3. Love your layout, especially the cute bird house and flowers.

  4. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am really into birdhouses lately...and I just LOVE how your's came out!!!


  5. Fab layout . love the colors you chose. And oh, my, I wasn't even wanting that Lite cart ... thanks for enabling LOL Anyway, thanks for joining us at Stuck on U this week!

  6. I love that image and all you have done with it - gorgeous details - in every way! It is perfect for this weeks challenge! Love it! Thanks for playing along this week - we would love to see you again! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  7. I love this layout! it's gorgeous!


Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it so very much. Due to excessive spam, all comments are moderated. -Melinda