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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Halloween Layout using Artbooking

I'm currently on vacation in Maine but I couldn't stay away from the blog for too long. I brought along on my trip my Cricut Expression, Artbooking cartridge, stamps, inks, and cardstock. Well there was one rainy day that allowed me some time to create. I thought it would be fun to create a Halloween scrapbook layout. I think it's been a while since I last created one.

I used the For Always Paper Packet, Sunset cardstock, Smokey Plum cardstock, White Daisy cardstock, Black cardstock, scrap of Crème Brulee cardstock, Black glitter paper, Natural Baker's Twine, and of course Artbooking Cricut cartridge.
The Haunted House, picture mats, moon, bats, and lattice work were cut using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. To recreate these items I will refer to the Artbooking booklet/manual.
  • The Haunted House is on page 71, select: Border, Shift, and V. Cut item at 10" on Black cardstock.
  • Framed mats can also be found on Page 71, select: Photo Mat 2 and V, cut frames at 7".
  • The Latice work was cut to Fit Page, image found on page 71. The Latice work can be recreated by selecting the "Overlay" function, Shift, then V.  I did trim a portion of it to fit this layout.
  • Needs some bats. They can also be found on page 71, I cut various of them by selecting "Icon", "Shift" and then "V".
  • The title Spooky, is also an Artbooking perk. It can be found on page 70, cut to size 7" in black glittery paper. To recreate select "Title", "Shift", and "C".
Again using the Artbooking cartridge I cut most of these pieces found on page 70 in the manual.
  • To create the title select: "Title", "Shift", and "C". I cut the title out of Smokey Plum cardstock at 7 inches.
  • Spider web corner were cut by selecting "Overlay", "Shift" and "C" cut at 7 inches as well.
  • Now we can't forget our spiders. Select "Border", "Shift", and "C", cut one spider at 5" and the second at 3". Using Natural Baker's Twine I just used a glue dot from the spider web to the spider to create a string.
  • Web Frames are just so neat. I left corners unglued so that I can just slide a picture in there. They were cut at 7" and 6" by selecting "Photo Mat 1", and "V." This image is found on page 70.
  • The only thing that needs to be added are pictures and a journal that fits perfectly on the bottom left corner.

I hope you enjoyed this layout as much as I had fun creating it. I didn't give paper dimensions because I would love to see what you create using the Halloween paper cut outs using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge and your scraps just like I did.
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Until next time, happy crafting!

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