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May 17, 2010

Layout using Gypsy Font & Mother's Day Cartridge


I have been crafting, sewing, quilting, etc. most of my life but I am fairly new to the Cricut, Gypsy, scrapbooking & please be gentle :) I'm still in the "early learning" stage!

I don't have the cartridge you all are working from so I hope you won't mind my project. I did a simple layout using Gypsy Font & the Mother's Day cartridge. I do not have any video equipment - sorry.

The background paper is from DCWV "Be Mine" stack.

Stickers are from EK Success "Heaven Sent".

Plain cardstock from "the Paper company".

Martha Stewart edge punch "Doily Lace".

1/8" white ribbon "Spool o Ribbon".

Glitter glue.

I used my Gypsy & the Mother's Day cartridge & I cut the lace doily from tan cardstock at 8.12" wide x 7.62" high. I used a brown ink pad & a foam brush to ink the edges of the doily. This was glued to the DCWV base/Be Mine page.

I placed the "Heaven Sent" stickers above the doily on the base.

I trimmed my photo down. I then cut strips of white card stock a little longer than my photo edges & punched them with the MS doily lace punch. I used my quilting ruler to help mark & score the 45 degree angles on these strips to miter the corners & glued them together forming a frame for my photo. The edges were rounded with a corner rounder. The photo was glued to the back of the white frame & then glued to the doily.

I used Gypsy Font for the fancy lettering for "Grandma". This was cut at 8.22" wide x 1" high out of green cardstock. I cut shadows at 9.34" wide x 1.11" high out of black cardstock & glued the green & black pieces together. I layed them out where I wanted them on my page & used repositionable tape to hold them in place so I could put the ribbon underneath. I slightly twisted the ribbon & slid it under each letter & then glued the letters down. I tied a bow & used a glue dot to hold it on to the top of the first letter & the last letter.

I cut 4 of the 3D flowers/leaves & put one on each corner of the frame. I used a little brad thru the center of the flower to hold it together & glue dotted them down. The leaf portions were cut at 1.39 wide x 1.34 high. The flower was cut at .87 wide x 1.34 high. ***for some reason some items have an outline box around them that is bigger than your object & is included in the dimensions but the flower is proportionate - it's not really 1.34" high***

I used some scraps of paper to make the 2 little tags out of green CS shadowed with black. I used a hole punch for the hole so I could attatch the ribbons & glued these to the sides of the page. I used gold glitter glue to add a little sparkle around the doily.

The photo is of me holding my very 1st brand new grandbaby, Cade, for the first time...what a blessing!!! Even if my project is simple you might get some enjoyment from the photo.

Thanks for letting me play with the "big kids"!!!


Cricut MB - SherryBarnes1


FitterTwit said...

Wow! Ok newbie...this amazing layout can tango with the best of them!!! :)

shari said...

Your layout is not simple! It's beautiful!!! You did a awesome job on all the detail. Keep up the good work. Shari (cricutrookie)

Sharon said...

Can't believe you are a newbie! No Way!! This is just one of the most beautiful layouts I've seen!! Keep up the wonderful work! :)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is a great layout and for a 'newbie' just think of how much you will accomplish in a couple of months! My first layouts were not this nice!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Grl yo may be newbie to the G but not to scrapping as I can see from you work. Lovely layout. Claps

love2create said...

Beautiful lo!

Jodie R said...

Very pretty! It's so lacy! I love that look!

nikki said...

I love that layout! Love the colors and how everything comes together. As for being a Newbie - you should see some of my first layouts!! OH BOY! In fact, I think it would be a fun post on the MB for us to post pics of our first layouts. I know mine were horrendous!! :)

Thanks for joining Tuesday Treats!

Kelly M said...

Fab Layout. Love the colours used. I love the flower shape behind the pictures. Very clever.
I must get the mother's day cart.

217 Creations said...

Just beautiful!!!

TraciVee said...

Great layout!

Sherry said...

I wanted to say thanks to everyone for making me feel good about my layout. I was really nervous - there are so many talented people on here that make some unbelievable things. So, thanks again for being so kind :)

Shawnee said...

A beautiful layout!