First I started off making a collage of photos from some of our favorite things we did this summer. It was super easy. Walgreens now offers a collage option where you can just add up to 20 photos and it creates a wonderful collage for you. You can even change the background designs and colors. I had mine printed at 8X10 size.
I made the sun in two layers using CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. To give more dimension to my Cricut cuts I often like to use an alcohol marker to trace around the edges. I used Distress Marker in Spiced Marmalade here. I then added small foam dots to pop up the two pieces of patterned paper. I am using Echo Park's Hello Summer patterened paper in my layout.
To make the Happy Summer 2012 title, I started with a label shape from CTMH Art Philosophy.
I also welded together using my Gypsy the 2012 numbers from the same cartridge.
The "Happy Summer" is from Summer Celebrations cartridge and was cut in
two different patterned papers and then layered one on top of each other slightly off set.
I then adhered the label to the 2 dimensional sun.
Washi tape is so fun to use and I could not resist adding a bit to the border area
of my background page. As you will see in my final layout version, the great thing about washi tape is that you can peel it up easily and change where you place it :)
Still using CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, I made these little
tag shapes and added the word FUN also cut from the same cartridge.
And a layout isn't really complete without a bit of journaling. I cut a piece of patterend paper as a base, then used my Dynamo Tape maker to print out the words. Makes it easy to add to the paper since it already has adhesive. I cut a couple of little slits in the paper and added some gorgeous twine to give it a little umph !
Happy Summer 2012 is all ready.
Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed By: Debbie O'Neal
Cricut Machine Used: Expression, Gypsy
Cricut Cartridges Used: Art Philosophy, Summer Celebrations
Other Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Echo Park Patterened Paper, Washi Tape, Twine,
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