Friday, August 2, 2013

Cricut Artbooking - A Heritage Christmas Layout

I had some old 1960's photos to scrapbook. They show my younger siblings at Christmas and on birthdays.  I'm adding this layout to an album I've been making of Christmas past that I take every year to my family Christmas gathering. My kids really enjoy seeing their relatives as young children.

I started this layout with some older Basic Grey paper and letter stickers, a Technique Tuesday title in a circle, and red velvet scalloped ribbon, . Then I got stuck and set it aside because I wasn't sure how to embellish this layout.

I opened my new Cricut Artbooking cartridge and found the answer! The snowflake border (p. 76) and individual snowflakes were great, especially with some extra sparkles. The brick overlay (p. 56, cut with real dial size) fit perfectly into one empty space beside the photo of my youngest sister visiting Santa. That segment seemed to need a little more, so I added the reindeer (p. 57). (Aren't they supposed to prance around on the roof beside the brick chimney?) 

The Artbooking cartridge is now available here!  I hope this layout gives you some ideas for your own layouts. I also hope it will give you the incentive to scrapbook older photos, something many of my friends want to just leave in boxes.

Come back to my blog early Monday morning (or after 8 p.m.CDT Sunday evening) and you'll be able to see lots of Cricut Artbooking projects. I'll be part of an Artbooking in August Blog Hop. Forty crafty artists will be sharing their layouts, cards, mini-albums, and 3-D/giftable items using this fun cartridge.

I'm sharing this layout with the following challenges:
Anything But a Card #24 - Christmas in July
Crafting for All Seasons #57 - Christmas in July
Crafty Ribbons #55 - use at least one circle (Technique Tuesday title and velvet scalloped ribbon)
Deep Ocean Challenge #57 - Christmas in July
Die Cuttin' Divas #126 - Anything goes
D.L.Art Thankful Thursday #114 - Christmas in July
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Anything goes
Hiding in My Craft Room #108 - Christmas in July
Inspire Me Fridays #114 - Anything goes
Lasting Memories #150 - Christmas in July

Lasting Memories


Michele said...

Well this is super lovely!! I just love the distressed look along with the fun die cuts! Looks like a fun cartridge for sure! Thanks for playing along with us at Lasting Memories this week. :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great layout, thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

Jenscrapstoo said...

A wonderful Christmas layout!! Love the Artbooking elements!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Denise Pustelniak said...

This is very eye catching! Love the colors!
Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories

Kimberly Clark said...

ohhh i can't wait to get my artbooking cart!!! super excited should be here any day - amazing what you did with it! so glad you were able to join us this week at Lasting memories hope you join us tomorrow for a new challenge - kimberly DT

carol said...

lovely SB page, looks fab, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY RIBBONS this week, x carol

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas layout, thank you so much for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Margaret said...

Your layout looks fantastic and I love the reindeer by the chimney! The snowflakes are so ornate too! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!