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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

oh Happy day

Hello there! This is Michele from Scrap -n- Dance!  Let's take a little break from the holidays for just a moment! I have to admit that I am getting a little overwhelmed by it all, so I'm going to post a layout idea I had that has nothing to do with Christmas! (officially that is... who knows what pictures may end up on the layout eventually! lol)

I love looking at quilts, and wish I had the patience for quilting myself. I've also seen a few scrapbookers use quilts as an inspiration for their pages. That that is where I too decided to look for inspiration!

The bottom half of this layout is made with quite a few "squares" pieced together to look like a quilt. I cut half of them from a blue patterned printed paper and the other half of them from an off-white pattered paper. The "squares" are not true squares at all. The edges curve slightly inward. The shape is button 14 on CTMH Art Philosophy. The edges are inked to give them more depth. Behind these squares is red cardstock, to give the shapes a contrasting background.

The flowers come from Flower Shoppe; the words "oh" welded from Songbird, "Happy" from Cake Basics, and "day" from Graphically Speaking. Oh and the blue scallop border is also from Art Philosophy! I just cut two at an inch so that the two would equal 12".

I will say, getting the "squares" lined up like this was painstaking work at first. Repositionable adhesive tape really helped! But I think the result was worth it. I won't be able to cover the all that "quilting" with pictures, that's for sure!

Cricut Info and other supplies used:
Designed by Michele Donner-Ramsey

Cricut machines:  Expression and Gypsy
Cartridges used:  Cake Basics, Art Philosophy, Songbird, Graphically Speaking, Flower Shoppe
Supplies: Off-white and red colored cardstock, Printed cardstock, buttons, ink, adhesive


  1. What a beautiful layout, I love your quilted squares along the bottom...great job.

  2. I am loving the quilt pattern!!

  3. Great layout. Love the quilted look.

  4. What a very pretty layout. Love the quilted paper at the bottom great job w/ that.

  5. Love this layout and love that you do not knwo what you will use it for...gives you a quick page when you have the right photos.

  6. I love the quilted look - inspiration can be anywhere and I love that you brought that up!


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