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Monday, February 18, 2013


Hello all!
This is Michele from Scrap-n-Dance. Today I have a layout for you as well as a cut file!

You know how certain iconic items become all the rage? I've seen things like those old rotary fans, coffee stain stamps and more. Lately I've seen the viewmaster disks around. what memories those bring back!

Just recently someone on the Cricut message board asked me where I get my ideas for layouts. I get inspiration from everywhere, but I have no problem scraplifting! Especially if I want to experiment in a style of crafting that I'm not used to doing... as is the case with this layout... I am never quite comfortable doing layouts like this... But I like how it turned out. Sometimes I just see one little thing somewhere that inspires, sometimes the whole layout inspires me. In the latter case, I often translate someone's layout into a "sketch" and go from there, using my own supplies to re-interpret the "sketch". Today's layout is definitely scraplifted! It was her viewmaster disk that caught my eye at first, but then I fell in love with the whole layout. To see my inspiration, click here.

However I did not have any viewmaster disk embellishments. So I had to create one! That meant a little research. It turned out that Capadia had made a tutorial for a cut file for a different machine. I was able to translate that to my gypsy and created my own viewmaster disk cut file for my cricut on my gypsy. You can download the Gypsy viewmaster disk file from Box.com by clicking here.

The gypsy file includes the disk in two sizes, the smaller one is based on measurements I found for the disks... close but not quite exact I am sure. The larger one was the size I wanted for my layout. The images are grouped separately so you can move them or resize them as you please. On the second layer is a blackout version of the disk, in case you want a black background for the photo holes, as I did in this layout.

By the way, this layout was made entirely with stash that I've had from 4 months to 4 years. :)  I dug out several things I'd made ages ago and stored away (grungepaper flowers, UTEE'd heart).

Thanks for coming to see my project today!

Cricut Info and supplies used:
Designed by: Michele Donner-Ramsey
Machines used:  Expression, Gypsy
Cartridges used:  Elegant Edges, viewmaster file: B is for Boy, George, Plantin
Other tools: Sizzix, Tim Holtz rosettes dies, EK notebook punch
Other supplies:  The Girls' Paperie letters, Printed cardstock from Graphic 45, Studio Calico, Simple Stories. Camera rubon from Kaiser, seam binding, Art Parts hand, grungepaper, buttons, Charlene's Button Box button (yellow square button). twine.


  1. Oh, I love your layout, Michele! It is fabulous! I have started to notice the viewmaster disk everywhere also and now, thanks to you, I can cut them out with my Cricut! I very clever you are! Thank you

  2. Another fabulous layout and I love your "Cricut-ation" of the viewmaster cut. Awesome!!!

  3. This layout is just super fun. Love the colors and the fun snapshot title

  4. Oh thank you, now I don't have to wait until the TH/Sizzix die comes out for a viewmaster disc. Love the layout.

  5. Thanks ladies!! Let me know if you have a problem with the gypsy file! the first time I tried to download it from my gypsy it didn't work. I am pretty sure it did the second time though.

  6. Love, love, love this Michele!

  7. Thank you so much for the file. You are ever so talented. I love your layout, it is so very clever.


  8. WOWzers Michele ! Your layout is gorgeous and I love the fact you incorporated one of those iconic images, the view master disk. I keep seeing those too and have no idea what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration !

  9. Magnificent layout Michele! The viewmaster disk definitely brings back memories.

  10. layout is awesome...thanks for the cut file!

  11. Michele, you are one creative lady! I always enjoy you artistic layouts. I am pinning this one for future reference.

  12. thanks for sharing this great layout and the link to your inspiration! I always think it is a compliment when someone spraplifts my idea..... is there really anything new under the sun!!!!

  13. Your layout is wonderful! Love all the different elements you used.

  14. Awesome, Michele. I love the viewmaster idea. It does bring back a lot of memories.

  15. This is awesome! I love that you created your own viewmaster disc cut! So clever and just perfect on this LO!


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