Cricut Artiste Giraffe Bear Piecing Layout

Good morning crafty friends,
I hope you are having a great start to your week thus far. Today I am sharing a layout I created over the weekend using the Cricut Artiste Cartridge. While the majority of my posts have not been “cricut” related, I don’t want those of you who use your Cricut and Cartridges to think that we no longer share Cricut-Related projects. I will definitely still be sharing them. Plus Monday’s used to be days in which we would share Cartridge Showcases, so I thought it would be a good idea to still share Cricut projects on Mondays too. Anyway, let’s get started.

So Adorable Cricut Artiste Layout
cricut artiste scrapbook layout Giraffe bear-450
Here is my layout. All the cuts on this spread were created using the Cricut Artiste Cartridge. Yep, that’s right…even the bear and the Giraffe.
I did NOT use my Gypsy, Design Studio or Craft Room. These are what I call “Straight Cricut Cuts”.

I used only my Expression and the Artiste Cartridge.  I love challenging myself to try and “find” a cute little critter within the pages of the handbook. It is a challenge that allows me to try and express myself without being limited to what I plainly see in front of me….to think outside the box…er….in this case the cut…rofl Smile

cricut artiste giraffe 450
Here is a closer look at the little Giraffe. He was a lot of fun to create.

cricut artiste bear piecing topper 450
Here’s a closer look at the cute little bear. I have made a few bears from the Artiste Cartridge.

flowers close up-450
Here’s a closer look at the pretty flowers. I cut them in a “sunshiney” orange and in the pink patterned paper from my DCWV Baby Girl Stack.

I used the following products to complete this project

dcwv baby girl stack
DCWV Baby Girl Stack
Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Cricut Expression
chestnut roan
Chestnut Roan Cat’s Eye
orchid pastel
Orchid Pastel Cat’s Eye
creamy brown
Creamy Brown Cat’s Eye
Tangerine Cat’s Eye
Z1767-chalk marker
CTMH Chalk Marker
basic brights
Pebbles Chalk-Basic Brights
white opal pearls-155
White Opal Liquid Pearls
Z1151-foam tape
3-D Adhesive Foam Tape
1514-tombow adhesive
Tombow Adhesive

Offray Sheer Ribbon
Tangerine, White, Tan, Cream, Brown and Clay Pot Colored Cardstock

If you would like to see my other "Cricut Paper Piecings"
I think that about covers it for today. Be sure to stop back by tomorrow as designer Larelyn shares another one of her wonderful creations with us!


  1. that giraffe is so adorable...great colors

  2. such a beautiful and cute LO. I loved your write up about it, and all the details on how you made it. TFS

  3. These critters are so cute! Sure would like to see a tutorial on using only a cartridge and a Cricut to make such wonderful things.

  4. I would love to see a tutorial on creating cute little animals this way.

  5. Love your layout and how you create all the sweet animals with cuts on the Cricut.

  6. Great layout! Your Giraffe is so cute!

  7. Sweet layout! Your Giraffe is so cute!

  8. This is too stinkin' cute Melin!! That little giraffe can't get any cutter!! Lost the soft colors and pretty patterns of the paper too. You are way to talented Melin!! I just couldn't see myself pulling something like this off! lol Hugs!


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