Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cricut Fears

Hey guys!  Just over a week til I go back to work.  Terrible!  I've really enjoyed having the time off to spend with my girlfriend and family and to work on all kinds of scrapbooky goodness. 

I have another birthday layout to share today! 

Birthday Wishes

This was such a fun layout!  I did something I've been scared of doing for awhile...I actually used the Cricut I got for Christmas last year! 

I'm not sure how well you can see it in this shot, but the background cardstock is this amazing woodgrain finish cardstock by American Crafts. 

I used some old Scenic Route paper to make the background piece of this flower embellishement.  Here I used the Cricut Plantin SchoolBook cartridge to cut the flowers, hearts, and circles out of a variety of patterned papers.

I'm beginning to think that it's impossible for me to create anything anymore without SOME October Afternoon thrown into the mix somewhere. 

The "spread the love" die cut is from the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook line by American Crafts.  I thought it added a nice touch.

Here you can better see that awesome woodgrain cardstock!  I used two different die cuts from Cricut's Graphically Speaking cartridge to create my title.  One was "happy birthday" and the other said "warm wishes".  I just tucked the leftover words away for another project.  I think adding the Doodlebug pearls to the title gave it just a little something extra!

I'm really glad I broke the ol' Cricut out for this layout and since, I've been using my paper scraps to create a barrel (pretty literally, but I'll explain further on another post) full of pre-cut shapes using my cartridges. 

Those of you that are still in the Dark Ages with a Cricut like me (instead of being on the Silhouette bandwagon, which seems to be pretty much everyone!), what are your favorite cartridges?

Supplies:  patterned paper - My Mind's Eye, Jillibean Soup, Scenic Route Paper Co.; crocheted flower - Bella Blvd; die cuts - Amy Tangerine (American Crafts), October Afternoon; flair - October Afternoon; pearls - Doodlebug Designs; sequins - Pebbles; Other -   Cricut cartridges - Graphically Speaking, Plantin SchoolBook

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Tomorrow I'll be back with a brand new feature and my first EVER tutorial! 


  1. Great layout!
    I too am in the dark ages & only have a Cricut. I use my font cartridges for the most part. I often weld letters together using my gypsy.

  2. OH fab layout.. Confession I'm kind of hoarding that woodgrain paper Ha.. I need to get brave & use it huh? HMMMMM :)

  3. Great layout-those Doodlebug pearls are perfect for that title!

  4. Fun layout full of wonderful details!

  5. your gonna have so much fun with your cricut!!!
    and that woodgrain background is awesome, love it!!

  6. I so love my Cricut, glad you finally broke yours in! Cute layout.