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April 22, 2010

Sporty Fowl Layouts

Hi, everyone!
 Birds of a feather flock together so we are all here to enjoy our crafting passion as /*one*/. 
This is imafarmgirl with some beginner style gypsy/cricut fun for you. Thank you for having me as your designer today. I am very humbled. I feel I am a beginner in the world of designing as I never used design studio as many of our fellow crafters were well versed in. After I tried the Gypsy at a Gypsy demonstration ,I knew she had to go home with me and the new learning curve started! I would not have been able to learn the ins and outs of the gypsy without the supportive help from all of you on the cricut message board through posts, photos, and video. What a helpful "flock!"  When people post their creations with cuts, I would practice them myself. I've built some awareness with the ability to navigate the gypsy and am feeling more and more comfortable with the gypsy and creating.  I hope all "new and experienced birds" can all have fun with these layouts and their gypsy. Thank you for having me. Imafarmgirl
  1. Layout: A little bird told me…
    Supplies Used:
    Cricut Cartridge: Straight from the Nest
    Paper: Stampin’s Up! Sending Love Specialty Designer Series, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
    Embellishments: Pearls Kaiser Basics, red faux rhinestone from Recollections
    Details of the cuts: bird corner from the Corner function key 4”. (Pg. 29) Select the Advanced tab and flip the image. Cut bird corner at 4”. Cut the bird corner shadow at 4”
    Phrase & phrase shadow-pg. 29 “A little birdie told me”: 3.65”
    Flower: 3.75”
    Border- pg. 29- select 2 sets, flip one set, weld: 1.26”
    Tree-pg 38 cut 3 times at: 8”, 5.50”, 4.50” When I cut the top of the tree I actually had to do it manually with the cartridge in my Expression. My gypsy would cut the swirls too fast never cutting slow. The result was it would either rip the swirls or not make the complete cut on the swirls. So I cut the tops of the trees lowering my speed to low using the cartridge.
    Photo mats : cut 3 at 6-1/4” X 4-1/4” 



  1. Layout: Whoos Graduating
    Supplies Used: 
    Cricut Cartridge: A Child’s Year, Straight from the Nest
    Paper: Stampin’s Up! Bashful Blue, Real Red cardstock, Bazzill brown, DCWV The Grade School Stack, B&W Alphabet Rusty Pickle, basic black & white from Joann’s.
    Embellishments: buttons, brads from Making Memories, white signo pen for faux stiching,
    Details of the cuts: 
    Owl, owl layer/shadow, layer pieces-SFTN-pg 30- 3.0” 
    Diploma-ACY-2.13” Flip and weld the diploma to bottom of the owl.
    Font-ACY Whoos graduating 1.5” weld, Look 1.21” weld
    Graduation mortarboard-ACY: 3.0”  black, 3.32” white. I wanted to off set it and there is no shadow function for this. I offset it using pop dots under the black piece.
    Photo mats: cut 4 at 6-1/4”  X 4-1/4”. 
    Photo corner: hand cut off a scrap.













  1. Layout:   Swish
    Supplies Used: 
    Cricut Cartridge: Sports Mania, Basketball (Solutions) Don Juan
    Paper: Martha Stewart craftstock grey,
    Embellishments: fortune cookie strips, Making Memories page pebbles & black staple, buttons, black glaze pen for faux stiching
    Details of the cuts:  Basketball boy and blackout-SM-3.75” Flip the image
    Border-SM- pg.52- select 2 images, put on mat weld arms, copy to make 2 cuts for each side of the layout.
    No Harm NO Foul phrase and blackout- Basketball-3.5” basketball and blackout-1.75”
    Swish-Font: Don Juan-2.0”  Weld
    Photo mats:  cut 3 at 6-1/4”  X 4-1/4” mat: cut 3 at 6-1/2”X4-1/2”




  1. Layout : Swoosh
    Supplies Used:  Stampin’ Up! corner rounder, hole punch
    Cricut Cartridge: Sports Mania
    Paper: Bazzill red, brown, black, basic black Joann’s, orange basketball paper Joann’s
    Embellishments: Making Memories washers & black brads, Bazzill red brad, Moments Remembered journal tablet Little Yellow Bicycle, Joann’s ribbon, Cougar sign
    Details of the cuts:  SM-pg 54-swoosh-image, shadow and layer -3.5”
    Photo mats: cut 3 at 6-1/4”  X 4-1/4”











11 comments:

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow look at all these layouts! My eyes are full!!! They are ALL GREAT, but my favorite is a little birdie told me... i have that cart and never saw that tree! Love them all.

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Look at the beautiful layouts. I flows. we can see the movement... And the blackboard in the first one. Wowee!! Way to go =D>

love2create said...

Very cute. Love the tree on Straight From the Nest, but don't have that cart yet. And I love your basketball LO's. I just completed mine this week for both my kids. Think it took about 4 hours to get them laid out, cut and embellished. It's a labor of love. Great job!

Kelly M said...

Fabulous layouts. I need to look a lot more closely at straight from the nest. I love that tree and the bird border.

Dawn said...

holy car batman. that is great. Love the layouts. thank you for sharing.

FitterTwit said...

OMGosh... those are seriously GREAT!!! :) And I'm with lovetocreate... I love that tree!!!

Dakota Bear said...

Great layouts! I really like the first basketball one. It gave me an idea on how to do my grandsons' pages of basktball pictures. I bought Sports Mania just for that purpose.

Larelyn said...

wonderful layouts and thanks for the simply-said directions. I appreciate basic and simple, although your layouts are really much more. Awesome work.

Jodie R said...

Awesome LO's! I love all the little details! The faux stitching is very nice.

CraftyGirl said...

Great LOs!! Love the variety you showed us!! Thanks for sharing them!
Barb :)

Java Jen's Creations said...

Wow!! Super layouts!! They inspire me to get to scrappin'!! Thanks so much for sharing!!