How to Make a Winter Themed Scrapbook Layout
Wintertime scrapbook layouts are fun to do, there is a wealth of scrapbooking cardstock with patterns, stickers, stamps, and Cricut Machine cutouts to be had, all with a winter theme. Scrapbooking cardstock has evolved from plain colored paper to wonderful patterns.
This was a easy layout to create. The theme was wintertime cross country skiing and the Cricut cartridge I used was the Winter Woodland one. This cartridge has tons of cutouts all dealing with outdoor winter sports and activities. Small animals you might see outdoors when it is cold out along with ice skates, skiis, and a few variations of trees, including pine trees which are the only tree with color in the northeast.
1. I chose a 12"x12" piece of cardstock with a "quiet" pattern to not take away from my special photos.
Skiis and Poles
I cutout two variations of skiis & poles. One set had a third layer of a more intricate cutout of the ski pole only, the skiis only have 2 layers. My other set I cutout with just two layers.
For each set of Skiis and Poles with a Intricate Top Layer
Cut one <Skis>, pg 52, size 3", using the Shadow/Blackout and Skiis keyboard key for the bottom larger layer of skiis and poles.
Cut one <Skis-s>, pg 52, size 3", using the Shift, Shadow/Blackout and Skiis keyboard key for the middle layer of skiis and poles.
Cut one <Skis>, pg 52, size 3", using the Shift and skiis keyboard key only for the top intricate layer of the ski pole.
For each set of Skiis and Poles with 2 layers, cut only the Bottom layer and Middle layers.
Assemble each ski and pole with larger shadow layer on the bottom, then the middle layer and if you cut it, the top intricate layer of the pole.
The trees come in groups of three.
Cut one <Trees>, pg 37, size 3" using just the trees keyboard key. This is the tree body cutout. I used Green cardstock.
Cut one <Trees-s>, pg 37, size 3" using Shift and trees keyboard key. This is the tree trunk cutout. I used a dark brown cardstock.
Cut one <Trees-s>, pg 37, size 3" using the Shift, Shadow/Blackout and trees keyboard key for a middle layer. I used white cardstock to depict snow peaking through.
Cut one <Trees>, pg 37, size 3" using Shadow/Blackout and Trees keyboard key for the bottom larger layer. I used a light brown cardstock.
Cut one <Trees>, pg 37, size 3" using the Layers and Trees keyboard key for the snow on top of the trees. I used white cardstock.
Assemble the trees with the larger shadow layer on the bottom, the white layer, green layer, tree trunk layer, and snow on top.
Winter Fun sentiment
Cut one <WntrFun>, pg 71, size 3" using the keyboard key for the top layer of the sentiment.
Cut one <Wntfn-s<>, pg 71, size 3" using the Shift and keyboard key for the bottom layer of the sentiment.
Cartridge: Winter Woodland
Blade Depth: #2
Cardstock: A heavier weight to accurately cut out the trees and skiis
I've just discovered the art, well I'm beginning to try the art, of STAMPING! I just attended my first club meeting of a local Stampn' Up group.
The stamps are beautiful and so accurate. I plan to use them very soon with my Cricut Personal Die-Cutting Machine crafting.