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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thankful for Layout

Hello!  Michele here from MicheleGreen.com.  I can't believe how fast the months are flying by!  Do you know this is the third month of our Cricut FANatics blog already?!  Wow!

Today I am going to share a layout with you.  I created this based off of one of the layouts in the Scrapbooking with Cricut book. It came together really quickly.  I would definitely recommend it :)

 The papers are from a Fall Stack I received in a swap. It's hard to tell but the base dark red one is printed with leaves so it adds an extra touch of fall.  The tiny stickers are from Archiver's.  The embellishment pieces are from K&Co.  The red polka dot was an oval cut with Plantin Schoolbook at 11.5", trimmed to 8".  The font was from Kate's ABCs at 1.5".

So you know how sometimes you pay too much for paper but you want the quality stuff?  I got this tan sheet from Archiver's.  So that's $0.69 for one piece!  I double dipped a little bit by using my rotary cutter to cut out the matting for my photo right out of the center of the sheet.

I did the same for the red leaf piece.  When they are put together it looks like this:

But then you put the front pieces on and you would never know!  Tricky, huh?

I hope you enjoyed my layout today and I wish you a happy fall!  Fall always makes me feel home-y and want to snuggle in.  My family is the absolute best thing in my life!  What are you thankful for?

Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed By: Michele Green
Cricut Machine Used: Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridges Used: Plantin Schoolbook, Kate's ABCs
Other Supplies Used: Cardstock, brads, K&Co fall embellishments 


  1. You call it tricky, I call it SMART!! Great layout Michele!

  2. Great pic of you & your family...& a great layout!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love the layout. What a very nice/clean layout.

    OK I have to admit I thought I was the only one who did this little trick of cutting out where my photos are at to gain extra paper.. Thankful my layouts are in an album and you can't see the back.

  4. Clever! Will definitely be doing this little trick. Great layout.

  5. You are so smart, Michele! Love your layout and your trick!

  6. Great reminder with the tip for cutting the mat out of the background piece and then covering it up with embellshments. Cute layout too!

  7. What a cool layout! I agree, sometimes you need a more quality paper for certain projects, This was well worth it!

  8. Definitely didn't realize how many people do the same thing with paper! As long as no one looks at the back sides of my pages - it all works out. Beautiful layout.

  9. I loved seeing your process! The way you handled the text is my favorite part of this! Great LO

  10. Really nice layout! That's a neat trick I hadn't thought of!

  11. Now that's a money saver, 1 piece of paper can provide your background and matting. I love your take on the layout, I think it's quite lovely.


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