Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Freshmen Layout

Good morning Everyone!
Today is Day 2 of the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl! I am so super excited to be a part of this hop. It is my first ever :-) So to continue with the theme, I made this project. It is a layout of my DD on her first day of High School! She was so excited!

To create today's project, I used the following cartridges: Lacey Labels, Forever Young, Cursive 101, Cake Basics and my Gypsy.

Here is a view of the entire layout. I used the Lacy Labels cartridge to cut out the frame. The frame-label was cut at 8.5". I spritzed the frame with some crushed shells glimmer mist and inked the edges lightly with my Chestnut Roan chalk ink.
Here is a closeup of the title I made. I used the Cursive 101, Cake Basics and the Gypsy to weld.
Here is a closeup shot of the small flowers. You can kind of see the shimmer and depth in this shot. They are really pretty in person.
Here is a closeup shot of the large flowers.
To make the flowers: I started with flowers from the Forever Young Cartridge. I cut them in sizes starting at 1.75" and worked my way down to .75". I did them in layers of three. These were cut with plain white cardstock.
  1. I ran the flowers through my cuttlebug using the Victorian embossing folder.
  2. I spritzed them with some Fall Breeze Glimmer mist and then
  3. Inked the edges with my Chestnut Roan chalk ink.
  4. I layered and staggered them. Curled the edges and then dotted the centers with some Perfect Pearls.
Well, I think that covers it: Be sure to leave a comment on this post and yesterday's post for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate from Page-Kits.com. Also be sure to see yesterday's post so you can "Hop" your way through the Fantabulous Cricut "Crawl-Hop"!

If you would like the FREE Gypsy Freshman title I created: Click HERE.
Reminder: You will need the Gypsy, Cake Basics and Cursive101 to cut this file.


  1. Stunning layout - the colours are beaut together. Love the title, the frame is beautiful and the flowers are just gorgeous - love the shimmer.... Hugs x

  2. That was such a neat way to do the word "Freshman". I have boys so it would not work for me. Lovely layout!!!

  3. Such a lovely layout...those flowers are fab! TFS!

  4. I adore those flowers, they are just beautiful! The whole LO is! GREAT work!


  5. Beautiful! I love the lacy labels cartridge!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Thanks for the turotial/instructions on making the flowers!... spritz, huh
    ... I am still thinking about the bookworm! love it!!!

  7. i love how vintage it is.. its very cute! tfs.

  8. Beautiful LO! The flowers are so pretty, I can't see the glimmer mist but I can imagine how they would look. TFS!

  9. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Flowers post on Sep. 15, 2010. Thanks again.

  10. beautiful layout,I love the flowers

  11. I love the flowers! I may have to give them a try!

  12. Great blog and I will make sure to sign up. Thanks for your time and talent.

  13. Your work is so lovely. I thank you for sharing your wonderful work for us. I wish I was a freshman again. lolol

  14. What a beautiful project! You make some of the best stuff!! you are so talented and thank you for sharing with the rest of us.. me for example just starting out. I love seeing things you made and trying to get better at it!


  15. Gorgeous layout...thank you for sharing. I love seeing the things you make...gives me so much inspiration!!

    ktulanko AT gmail DOT com

  16. That's an awesome layout! I love the flowers!

  17. Oh wow this is another gorgeous layout, you are so creative.
    Kim xXx

  18. Beautiful LO. Looks like you put a lot of work into this one, but it was worth it.

  19. Very nice layout. I love how you used the glimmer mist!

  20. Another gorgeous creation! Lacy Labels is definitely on my wish list! :)


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