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Easy to Make with Cricut Scrapbook Layout-Fun in the Water

Updated on May 16, 2014

Summertime fun is always a great source of photos for a scrapbook layout and having a Cricut Die-Cutting machine and new rubber stamps makes the entire scrapbook layout fun, colorful, and easy to design and make.

The water and kids having a good time gave me the idea to use a "wavy" pattern for the layout, both on the background of the scrapbook layout and for frames for the photos.

My daughter spent alot of time in our backyard pool while she was growing up. Many times she was the only child and brought along her Barbie dolls for fun in the swimming pool. I got one great photo of her floating with the "ladies".

The Layout

I used a watery colored scrapbook cardstock 12"x12" for the background of the layout. I also had a piece of 9"x12" Foamie style material with a 2mm thickness to add a 3D effect to the scrapbook layout. It gave me the feeling of water. I cut the Foamie carefully in half with an X-Acto knife making a wave pattern.

My Cricut die-cutting machine was put into use making frames for the photos I chose. I decided to use the Stamping cartridge because it has some nice frames to choose from, including a wavy patterned frame.

Scrapbook Layout made with a Cricut Machine
Scrapbook Layout made with a Cricut Machine

Specifics and a Hint

When making a scrapbook layout with a Cricut machine and photos, cut the frame to size first, then cut and trim the photos. That way you will have the frames covering the photos perfectly.

Cricut Cartridge: Stamped

Speed: Medium

Blade Depth: #2

Pressure: Max

Cardstock: Use a heavy weight cardstock to cut out the frames and frame backgrounds

Step by Step

I chose a background scrapbook 12"x12" cardstock that had a "watery" feel to it. Then I adhered it to a plain piece of 12"x12" white scrapbook cardstock.

From the piece of Foamie I cut in a wave pattern diagonally down the length of the 9"x12" piece. Then adhered it to the scrapbook base.

After a few test runs, I determined my photos needed to be 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" for a 3 3/4" frame cut with the Cricut machine. As you can see my photos need to be left a bit bigger, which is why I included the hint to cut frames first, photos second.

For each 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" photo:

Cut one <SclpFrm1>, size 3 3/4" using the sclpfrm keyboard key. This cuts the intricate top layer of each frame.

Cut one <SclpFrm1>, size 3 3/4" using the Shadow and sclpfrm keyboard key. This cuts the larger bottom layer of each frame.

For the large 4 1/2" x 4" photo:

Cut one <SclpFrm1>, size 4 3/4" using the sclpfrm keyboard key. This cuts the intricate top layer of the frame.

Cut one <SclpFrm1>, size 4 3/4" using the Shadow and sclpfrm keybaord key. This cuts the larger bottom layer of the frame.

Adhere the bottom layers of each frame to the scrapbook base, positioning them in a pattern along the Foamie wave cut.

Adhere the top layers of each from on top of each photo. In hindsight again, I think I should have place the photos so the blue frame were not next to each other, but another scrapbook page awaits to learn from.

Cut one <GoodTime>, size 2 1/2" using the goodtime keyboard key. This cuts the top intricate layer of Good Times sentiment.

Cut one <GoodTime>, size 2 1/2" using the shadow and goodtime keyboard key. This cuts the larger bottom layer of Good Times sentiment.

Adhere to the top of the scrapbook layout.

Add the journaling as always. I use a fun milky white pen for darker scrapbook cardstock.

Stamping: My newest passion! I use stamps from Stampin' Up. They are so incredibly accurate, with defined lines. The patterns are endless too. Slowly I will replace my less expensive (I'm being nice) stamps for the fantastic quality stamps from Lynn at Stampin' Up.

Cricut Solutions Cartridge, Stamping
Cricut Solutions Cartridge, Stamping

This is a shape cartridge for use with all Cricut machines. It has 2 Creative Features: Shadow and Blackout and is simple to use. Includes phrases, frames, and icons

Also used for creating your own stamps

* Layer with shadows and blackouts for new effects

 

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      momof 2boys 

      7 years ago from WIsconsin

      Very Cute layout!!

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