Easy to Make Scrapbook Layout with your Cricut

This is a simple and easy scrapbook layout that I made using my Cricut personal cutting machine and a Fiskars corner punch. I like to use as many photos as I can in a scrapbook layout so I don't use alot of extra embellishments on my pages; the photos tell the story and bring back the memories.

Cricut has a huge array of Cricut cartridges to use with their personal cutting machines. For a scrapbook layout I like to use a square shape for a background mat for the photos I choose for the layout. Cricut's Sweethearts cartridge has a great square shape (which they use as an envelope cutout)

The corner punch I have is made by Fiskars and is available at any craft store. I like the way the photos and mats look with the corners punched.

Photo size vs mat size

I first cut the photo to the size I need; making sure to stay in increments of 1/4", 1/2" measurements. This way the Cricut cutout that I use can be made easily because the Cricut personal cutting machine also uses the same increments.

I then cut the Cricut shape (for the photo mat) to be usually cut 1/2" bigger than the photo.

Photo and Mat portrait
Photo and Mat portrait
Photo and Mat landscape
Photo and Mat landscape
Photo and Mat portrait
Photo and Mat portrait
Fiskars corner punch
Fiskars corner punch

Pictured are the three sizes that I used for my two scrapbook layouts.

  • Your photo is 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" you would use the 3" measurement on the Cricut machine. The Cricut machine will cut the shape to be 3" x 4".
  • Your photo is 2" x 2 3/4" you would use the 2 1/2" measurement on the Cricut machine. The Cricut machine will cut the shape to be 2 1/2" x 3".
  • Your photo is 2 1/4" x 3" you would use the 2 3/4" measurement on the Cricut machine. The Cricut machine will cut the shape to be 2 3/4" x 3 1/2".

Your photos can be used either portrait or landscape orientation.

It takes a bit of practice to size the photo vs mat. Generally if you use a 1/2" size measurement (larger than one side of your photo) on the Cricut machine, the mat will come out right.

Pictured is the Fiskars corner punch I use.

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