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Friday, January 18, 2013

We Are Together

Hello fellow Cricut Fans!  This is Michele, from Scrap-n-Dance.blogspot.com! (Dancingarden on the MB)  I am so honored to be  your designer today, and I have a layout for you that could be used for family gatherings. 
We just came from a couple months of doing things with our families. Not all of it may have been holiday related! I design these kits for a few friends of mine and they like these more general pages sometimes.  :)  As a bonus, everything in this layout was from my stash!

I really like the "bird on a wire" imagery I found in the printed papers. I wanted a border along the bottom that mimics the print. I did a search on my Gypsy and didn't find anything like that on any cartridge I had. So, I created my own!  I am providing a link to the gypsy file below, please feel free to use it on your own pages! If you post it on your blog, let me know, I'd love to see it. :)

The images I chose are a little whimsical but kind of formal. I wanted a bird image but I also chose the chair because when we visit some of my family, we spend a lot of time sitting and watching the birds through their patio doors. The images evoke those wonderful memories of past gathers for me.

Adhesive-backed pearls add accents to the cuts.
I design on my Gypsy and sometimes I don't pay much attention to sizes. I will list the sizes here but if you don't have a Gypsy, you can always round the size to the nearest quarter inch.

The bird and birdcage are from Sophie, and were cut at 5.38"
The label behind is cut from Elegant Edges at 4.7"
"Together" is from Sophisticated and cut at 2.75"
"we are" is also cut from the Sophisticated font, cut at 1"
The chair is from Sophisticated and cut at 5.69"
The birds on a wire were welded from several cartidges: a stretched dash from Plantin and birds from Heritage, Everyday Pop-up Cards and Picturesque.

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

Cricut machines used:  Expression, Gypsy
Cartridges used: Sophie, Elegant Edges, Sophisticated, Plantin, Heritage, Everyday Pop-Up Cards, Picturesque
Other Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock, We R Memory Keepers Antique Chic printed cardstock, adhesive flat-back pearls, Distress Ink Black Soot, adhesives


  1. Michele -

    This is SO pretty - love the colors, the birds, the chair and all of the great details you have added. The title is perfect - the patterned papers from your stash are gorgeous. Wonderful wonderful wonderful!

  2. This is such a gorgeous layout Michele! I really love the bird design you've created. Those papers are fabulous, too! I love the whimisical, yet elegant feel you've created and those colors are perfect! Love this!!!

  3. I love, love, love this!!! It is simply perfection.

  4. I'm not a layout person, but this one is really nice. I love the old fashion/vintage feel it has. I notice the carts you use are some of the one that would give you an elegant layout. Thanks for sharing your work with us here. Congrats on being the guest designer, Michele.
    I'm off to visit your blog.

  5. The colors, the style of it, the whole look just wonderful.

  6. Wonderful layout. Love the colors and the bird border you created.

  7. Perfect LO! Love that bird-on-a-wire border!

  8. Love this Michele! The papers and element pieces are wonderful, but it's the story you tell that has the most impact on me. The LO fits it perfectly!

  9. I love your layout!!! I am sooo glad there are still wonderful Cricut craft blogs for us to see. TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

  10. Great LO. Love your bird theme.

  11. What a fantastic layout! All the details make it just right.

  12. What a totally cool layout. I love your bird paper! Wonderful job!!

  13. Anything made with that Sophie cartridge is a hit in my book. Never saw a project I didn't like. Your layout is exceptional, one for the scraplifting list...Thanks for sharing.


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