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How to make an easy Scrapbook Layout with Cricut

Updated on April 7, 2011

This scrapbooking layout has to do with the fall season, although I wish I had taken more "leaf raking" photos. I find that I am learning so much about what works with the Cricut Personal Cutting Machine and what doesn't cutout as well. For smaller more intricate cuts, you need to use a heavier weight cardstock; if you don't the paper will rip and ruin the cutout.

In addition to the cutting mat included with the Cricut Machine, I have 2 additional Cricut Cutting Mats, which came with the Cricut Essentials Tool Kit. Two of mats I use constantly, I saved one of the mats for small, intricate types of cuts. I use it only for cut where there are tiny areas to cut out. I am on a mission to find out how to properly clean the mats, to regenerate if possible the stickiness.

In my effort to instruct the beginning Cricut Machine user, I want to make sure the reader knows that each cutout desired has a specific keyboard key, the large pictures on the left in the booklet are what you will see on the key. It can get confusing as the cutout will change depending on the combination of keys used. The keyboard key is often used alone as well as in combination with other key such as shadow or layer. In my step by step instructions, I will refer to it as the Picture Key. When I use "Picture Key" I mean for you to use the cutout's keyboard key only.

When combinations of keys are used, although not specifically mentioned, the Picture Key is always used.

Specifics

  • Cricut Cartridge: Heritage
  • Speed: Medium
  • Pressure: High
  • Blade Depth: #2

The background paper was traditional light-weight cardstock and the cutouts were made using a heavier-weight cardstock.

*Fence Cutout and Photo Corners Details

The <Fence1> cutout has a larger post at one end and you will want that larger post to be on the outside when place on either side of the <School>. To do this you will have to cut two of each color. If your paper is colored or textured the same on both sides, use the button 2 times on the same piece of cardstock: <Fence1> <Fence1>. If your paper is colored or textured only on one side, using the same piece of paper in the Cricut cut: <Fence1> and when it is finished use the Flip Key and <Fence1>. This will cut out a flip of <Fence1> with posts on each end.

The <Accent9> cutout is used to frame each corner of each photo. You can cut the 4 of each color needed in one step, using Shift key 4x as follows: Shift Key, Accent9 Key, Shift Key, Accent9 Key, Shift Key, Accent9 Key, Shift Key, Accent9 Key.

Step 1 and Step 2
Step 1 and Step 2
Step 3
Step 3
Step 4, Step 5, and Step 6
Step 4, Step 5, and Step 6
Step 4, Step 5, and Step 6
Step 4, Step 5, and Step 6
*Step 7, Step 8
*Step 7, Step 8
Step 9, Step 10
Step 9, Step 10
Step 11
Step 11
Step 12, Step 13, and Step 14
Step 12, Step 13, and Step 14
Step 15
Step 15
Step 15
Step 15
Finished!
Finished!

Easy Step by Step Instructions

Choose a background piece of 12"x12" cardstock; adhere to the base cardstock piece by using the adhesive sparingly.

  1. School: Cut one <School>, pg 36, using Picture Key Only, Size 5", My color choice: White.
  2. School: Cut one <School>, pg 36, using Shadow Key, Size 5", My color choice: Burgundy.
  3. Glue the Intricate School cutout (White) to the Shadow cutout (Burgundy) and adhere it to the center of your scrapbook page. *Next is the fence, before you cut it refer to the hints above.
  4. Fence: Cut one <Fence1>, pg 43, using Picture Key Only, Size 2", My color choice: White.
  5. Fence: Cut one <Fence1>, pg 43, using Shadow Key, Size 2", My color choice: Yellow.
  6. Glue the Intricate Fence Cutouts (White) to the Shadow Cutouts (Yellow) and adhere them to either side of the School, overlapping a bit, making sure the large post is on the outside.
  7. *Photo Corners: You need four of each of the cardstock colors you choose. One color will be glued to each photo. Cut four <Accent9>, pg 62, using Shift Key, Size 2". My color choices: White, Yellow, Burgundy, Green.
  8. Glue each photo corner to the photos as shown.
  9. Scroll: For scrapbook layout notes, Cut one <Prchmnt1>, pg 31, using Shift Key, Size 3 1/2". My color choice: White.
  10. Scroll: Cut one <Prchmnt1>, pg 31, using Shadow Key and Shift Key, Size 3 1/2". My Color Choice: Burgundy.
  11. Glue the White scroll to the Burgundy scroll then adhere it to the bottom center of the scrapbook layout.
  12. Pen: Cut one <Quill>, pg 30, using Shift Key, Size 2 1/2", My color choice: Burgundy.
  13. Pen: Cut one <Quill>, pg 30, using Shift Key and Shadow Key, Size 2 1/2", My color choice: White.
  14. Glue the Burgundy pen to the White pen and adhere it just above the scroll.
  15. Embellishments: To add interest I added a few small buttons to the layout. One on the Quill base and more on the school house top. I also added a small stick-on Flower to the scroll's upper edge.


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      bugslady8949 7 years ago from The Bahamas

      you did a nice job on the scrapbook layout.

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