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Monday, January 27, 2014

"The Magic of Winter" Layout and A New Challenge at Exploring Cricut!

Good Morning My Crafty Friends! How was your weekend? Hopefully it was wonderful, restful and productive! Ours was terrific with our busy Saturday and Sunday family dinner. I do cherish anytime the big kids are able to make it over for a visit!

Ok, now on to our amazing new challenge at Exploring Cricut.
Challenge "Cricut Choice"  Create a card, layout or paper craft using any cartridge you would like.  It must include the color blue, two Cricut cuts, and at least one pattern paper. What are you going to make for your entry? Be sure to visit the blog to see what the other talented designers have created for their twist and take on this week's challenge!

Our family has a snow trip coming up so I thought a layout would be a great idea. (of course, living in California right now, we don't have much snow. We love the warm weather, but we do need the rain for sure!) I love 2-page layouts as we have a large family and typically alot of photos!

I decided on  the Winter Woodland and Elegant Edges Cartridges.

Magic of Winter image on page 68 cut at 4.50" including the layers
Squirrel image on page 57 cut at 2.25" including the layers
Rabbit image on page 58 cut at 2.25" including the layers

The photo mats are from Elegant Edges oval image on page 25 cut at 3.50" and 4.0"

There were a couple of snowflakes on the word art and I cut those several times on white glitter paper and used four of them in the word art for extra dimension. I had a few left over and used those in the layout as well. The little squirrel and rabbit were adhered with foam tape and I used the Cuttlebug for some embossing. The only extras I added were a few pearls. The background paper is from DCWV The Four Seasons stack and since it already had some images and prints, I didn't need to add many extras.

Are you ready to get started on your challenge project?  Be sure to head on over to Exploring Cricut to link up! Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Diane said...

Beautiful layout and I will send you some of this nasty winter for sure!!! Can I come stay with you where its warm??? lol

Annette said...

Great layout and thinking ahead for your trip pics! The little critters are so cute:)

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Faith Wallace said...

Love the details - like the embossing on the die cuts. Don't you just love Elegant Edges. Such a great cartridge.

Michelle N. said...

Great layout-love the embossing and papers you chose!

Julie518 said...

What a wonderful layout! I just love that background paper with the birds on it!!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful layout!! I love using bg papers with patterns on it for my layouts. :)