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Easy to Make with Cricut Scrapbook Page Idea: Christmas fun

Updated on August 25, 2011

Here I go again, continuing to make the scrapbook spanning 20 years of childhood. Scrapbooking is so much fun, you get to see the photos you've taken of your children and friends over again and with some imagination and a Cricut personal cutting machine you can display them on a scrapbook layout with cardstock.

The scrapbook album I am making will be a book filled with memories for my daughter and her child; something I hope that she will cherish for years to come.

Using the Cricut personal cutting machine or die-cutting machine makes the process so much more fun and special too. I have so many choices on shapes, sentiments, and frame mats for the photos. I've also begun to use acrylic and rubber stamps to add embelishments and sentiments to my scrapbook layouts.

Specifics

Cricut Cartridge: Simply Charmed

Stamps: Close to My Heart "Holiday Jubilee" collection

Scrapbook cardstock: Medium to Heavy Weight

Cricut Machine Pressure: Max

Cricut Machine Speed: Medium

Cricut Cutouts: I used the wider "Present" cutout; however, the same layout can be made using the taller, thinner cutout.

Cricut Machine Blade Depth: #2

Cutout removed; outline used for stenciling
Cutout removed; outline used for stenciling
Stenciling
Stenciling
Shadow, Base, Layer 2, 4 and photo
Shadow, Base, Layer 2, 4 and photo
Base, Layer 2,4, and Shadow
Base, Layer 2,4, and Shadow
Base, Layer 2,4, and Shadow
Base, Layer 2,4, and Shadow
Layer 1, Shadow, Layer 4, and Layer 2
Layer 1, Shadow, Layer 4, and Layer 2
Cutout shapes adhered together
Cutout shapes adhered together
CTMH Stamp "Holiday Jubilee"
CTMH Stamp "Holiday Jubilee"
Layer 1 cutout with Layer 2 Cheeks: use to journal
Layer 1 cutout with Layer 2 Cheeks: use to journal
Layer 1 and Layer 2 adhered together
Layer 1 and Layer 2 adhered together
Adhere to scrapbook background paper
Adhere to scrapbook background paper

Step by Step

Choose a subtly patterned piece of scrapbooking cardstock. I chose a green piece because of the Christmas themed scrapbook layout.

Cut one each <Ornament>, pg 62, size 3 1/2" and 2 1/2". Use the white cardstock because it won't matter the color of cardstock. Poke out the ornament cutout and save the outline by cutting around it, leaving some edge to the square.

With a scrapbooking thick tipped pen or a sponge from Stampin'Up! rub the image of the ornament all over your scrapbook layout paper. You can either use the outline or completely fill in the ornament shape.

Cut your photos to a desired size or cut out the Cricut shape first, then cut the photo to fit.

Photo Mats:

I cut each <Present2>, pg 67, sized 5", 4" and 3 3/4", and 3 1/2" for the different photos I had. Use the following keys:

  • Using the Shift andBase keyboard key. This will cut out the top layer for your photo to adhere to.
  • Using the Shift, Layer 2 and base keyboard key. This will cut out the main Bow cutout.
  • Using the Shift, Layer 4 and base keyboard key. This will cut out the bow's ties.
  • Using the Shift, Shadow and base keyboard key. This will cut out the bottom larger layer.

Adhere Photos

For each photo: To the bottom shadow layer adhere the Base key layer, add the photo, then adhere the bow and bow ties on top.

Embellishment Presents (Use plain cardstock to journal if you wish):

Cut one <Present2>, pg 67, size 3 3/4" and one 4" using the Shift, Layer 1, and base keyboard key. This will cut out the present with the smily face.

Cut one <Present2>, pg 67, size 3 3/4" and one 4" using the Shift, Layer 2, and base keyboard key. This will cut out the present's bow and cheeks for the face.

Cut one <Present2>, pg 67, size 3 3/4" and one 4" using the Shift, Layer 4, and base keyboard key. This will cut out the present's bowties.

Adhere Embellishment Presents

Adhere the three layers together.

Arrange the adhered layered cutouts to your scrapbook layout page.

Stamping:

Using the "Merry Christmas" stamp from Close to My Heart, I randomly stamped the sentiment all over the scrapbook layout page.

Journaling:

Cut one <Present2>, pg 67, size 3 1/2" using the Shift, Shadow, and base keyboard key. I cut mine in white cardstock.

Cut one <Present2>, pg 67, size 3 1/2" using the Shift, Layer 2, and base keyboard key. This cutout the bow and cheeks.

Using a milky white scrapbook pen, I wrote on the embellishment presents; then a darker scrapbook pen on the white journaling "present" i cutout.

Done!

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