Tuesday, February 11, 2014

You And Me - Artbooking Layout

I am finally getting around to working on our 2008 Cruise Vacation to the Caribbean and thought it is a perfect time to pull out my Cricut® Artbooking cartridge and put it to good use. 

Here is a quick video where I explain how I put this together, if you don't have time to read the entire post. But all dimensions are here.

I started out by trimming down our 8" X 10" photo to 7.5" X 9.5". I then took a 7-11/16" X 9-11/16" piece of Indian Corn Blue cardstock and mounted the picture onto that. Next I mounted this panel onto an 8" X 10" piece of from the Sarita Paper Packet. I set this panel aside for later.

Using my Cricut® Artbooking cartridge I took another piece of patterned paper from the Sarita Paper Packet and cut out a 5" X 5" scalloped square found on page 59. Using the Photo Mat 1, Real Dial, Shift, and the 's' keys, I cut this image out. I then cut it in half. I also cut out the "You+Me" from the same piece of paper. This was done by using the Title, Real Dial Size, Shift and 'a' key. I cut this image at 2-1/4".  This image is found on page 58. Next I used a piece of Colonial White cardstock and repeated this same cut three times. I then glued all three together with my glue pen and added the patterned paper piece on top. I did this to create a 'chipboard' effect.

Next I cut out the rectangle heart overlay, found on page 59, using the Overlay, Real Dial Size, Shift and 's' keys. This was cut at 2-1/2" out of the same patterned paper as I used to mount the photo. I then mounted this piece onto a piece of Daisy White cardstock and trimmed it down to the size of the overlay. Then I attached the "You+Me" piece to this overlay.

The two sweetheart birds where cut at 1-1/4" from Indian Corn Blue cardstock and are also found on page 59.

Next I cut the fancy shape (don't really know what to call it) out of piece of Daisy White cardstock at 4". This shape is found on page 81. I used the Icon and "10 Things" keys. I used a stamp from the "Sweet & Lovely" Cricut bundle and stamped it in Outdoor Denim ink. I then wrote my message with a Outdoor Denim marker. To get the same fancy shape in a slightly larger size, I went online to the Cricut Craft Room and sized the shape to create a mat. Then cut it out using my Expression from Indian Corn Blue cardstock. I mounted the first piece onto the second piece with 3D Foam tape.

I cut a piece of 12" X 12" Goldrush cardstock down to 11" X 11" and then attached the two scalloped pieces to opposite corners. The larger piece on top. Next I stamped the "YOU mean the WORLD to me" stamp from the Pemberley Workshop stamp set (no longer available) onto the 12" X 12" Daisy White cardstock. I then lined the Goldrush paper up where I wanted it and figured out where I was going to stamp the second line of the stamp. 

Now I was ready to assemble the page. I attached the Goldrush panel to the Daisy White paper leaving a 1/2" boarder all around. Then I attached the photo panel. I did not apply any adhesive to the area where I was going to put the Love Birds so that I could tuck one end under the photo panel. Next I attached the overlay panel with 3D foam tape only on the left side. I attached the right side with glue. Now I attached the Love Birds. I put 3D foam tape under the birds and used glue at the ends of the branch. Now I took the sentiment panel and attached that with glue keeping it centered between the overlay and the birds.

I had a little booboo when I went to remove the washi tape that I was using to hold the page in place. When I removed the washi tape from the bottom right corner it took off some of the paper. So I attached the flowers to cover that up and then decided to add the flower at the top left-hand corner to balance everything out.

Well that is it. If you have any questions or comments, I would love for you to leave them below. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and in the meantime!
Happy Paper Crafting

All products from Close To My Heart unless otherwise stated.
StampsSweet & Lovely (Artbooking Cricut Bundle), Pemberley (no longer available)
PapersGoldrush, Indian Corn Blue, Sarita Paper Packet, Diasy White, and Coloinial White
Inks/Markers: Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink and Markers
Dies/Punches: Cricut® Artbooking Collection

Accessories:  Recollections flowers, Stampin' Up-Buttons N Blossoms clay molds

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  1. Wow, that is a beautiful layout. Thank you so much for providing such detailed instructions!

    1. Thank you so much. I don't usually like to make my posts so long, but this one needed it.


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