Friday, December 7, 2012

Santa's workshop layout made using Hannah Montana and Happily Ever after cartridges.

Hello, friends!

Tis the season to get the flu I suppose. My little one came home sick Tuesday and is still quite poorly. I have also come down with a stomach bug, so there is not fun to be had at my house. That being said I am re-running a favorite layout that I did several years ago. The cartridges are all oldies, but goodies!

Today I have a single page layout for all of you scrapbookers out there. The Layout is made using the Happily Ever After cartridge and the Hannah Montana cartridge.



When designing this layout, I had a purpose in mind. I wanted a layout that could easily be used for those pictures of your children with Santa. Every year, I haul my little one up to one of our local malls to get his picture taken with Santa. He absolutely loves it. It is also a great picture to scrapbook. So, the idea to make a page that would be easily duplicated for this purpose was born.

The Happily Ever After cartridge is perfect for such a layout because of the the little Snow White cottage. With a few color changes it easily turns into Santa's Workshop. This was cut at 3" on my Cricut. Just so you know, this cut has a few little pieces so at 3" it has the potential to be a bit of a challenge. Don't let that scare you though. Crafting tweezers eliminate most complications with the small pieces.



The trees are also from Happily Ever After. They are cut at 1 1/4" and 1 1/2". These were very easy to assemble.

The center window is made to look as though you are looking right into Santa's Shop. It was cut at 10", I also trimmed the extra fancy piece at the top and the bottom most tier of the window itself. I did this mainly so it would look better on the page, but also I wanted it to look more like it was a window of the cottage. With those extra bits, it looks more stately.



The title is from Hannah Montana using both the 'pop princess' font and the regular font. Here is the cut file.





I used liquid applique on the cottage for the snow effect. I also did some faux stitching with my zig two way pen.

 Don't forget that I am giving away a Snow Folks cartridge this week!




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December Specials


I am giving one Pink Cricut machine away to one lucky customer. To be eligible to win all you have to do is purchase something in the month of December! I will draw the winner January 2nd!



Second, everyone enjoys shopping the deals this time of year, and you’ll be tickled to learn that Close To My Heart is making more fabulous deals available to you. At 12:00 AM (MST) on December 1, Close To My Heart will add new items to the “While Supplies Last” section my shopping page. Among the new additions you will find a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories, all with a substantial markdown. You will also find that most of the items that are currently available will also see a further markdown at that time. Click here to check it out ==> Close To My Heart SALE

Next, the December stamp of the month is a good one. It covers everything and it is a must have it you are new at stamping.  It is called Year Around Cheer and that pretty much sums it up!

Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 (S1211A) when you place an order of $50 or more in products! 



 Lastly, don't forget that you can still buy the fabulous Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges, so if you have not taken the plunge yet, come on in the water is great! Also, if you want one of these cartridges for Christmas send your husbands or family members my way. I will help them get what you want under the tree ordered. However, you can always order these things as a gift to yourself. That way you for sure get what you want for Christmas. You have been good this year, right?



To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website


Have a WONDERFUL Weekend!
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51 comments:

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful layout. Always wanted Hannah Montana cartridge but it is no longer in stores and is too pricey online.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Joan Smith said...

Oh my goodness Melanie what an awesome LO I am so lovin' it I will be scrap liftin' this one Yea for a LO hope you do more of them it's so fun to see your LO if you ever have time how about a you tube video of you in action??? Your fans would love it...you do make great videos!!
Thanks for all your dedicated and hard work to put this all together you ROCK!!!

Anonymous said...

Great LO!! Your imagination and creativity is limitless. Hope your and your son start to feel better soon.

LST in Colorado

jkstiles77 said...

What a great layout ... perfect for those Santa pictures! Wish I had those cartridges :( Hoping you and your son feel better soon so that you can enjoy the holidays!

Marianne said...

i love that layout. Cool. Thanks for sharing

Nanette said...

Super cute layout!

snappy scrappy said...

Cute LO...fell better soon!! Lee-Ann :)

Sue D said...

Wonderful layout for Santa pictures! Hope your family feels better soon.

Stephanie said...

Perfect L/O for a Santa picture. Love the cottage cut. Unfortunately, when I decided I needed this cart it was too late. Thanks for the giveaway.

Brenda Moore said...

So creative, thanks for the inspiration!

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Mary Montecalvo said...

Melanie this is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it. You are so unbelievably talented. TFS~ Mary
http:??Mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com

Lorieann29 said...

That layout is great! I can see those little ones on Santa's lap - adorable!

Diana said...

I'm sorry ya'll are sick, hope ya'll to feeling better soon. Love your layout, it is awesome!

bdcampers@msn.com

Megan H. said...

This is a great layout. I love how you use cartridges that are not Christmas to make something Christmas. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

ScrappyK523 said...

I love this Santa's workshop layout, it's adorable, warm & inviting! I'm envisioning myself snuggled up next to the fireplace (which I'm assuming is inside the workshop)! :) ~Kathy

a*sweet*indulgence said...

Always love your work, that's a great layout for a Santa picture.

Mrs. Wiggles said...

Melanie, I love your work. Thank you for all your inspiration and your generous contest offerings. Merry Christmas!

Miranda said...

What an awesome LO! Thanks for the inspiration!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

surfnfroggie said...

Oh Melanie I am sorry to hear that you and your little one are sick! Saying an extra pray for you today!

lmkindell1 said...

Love the window so cute.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

TeresaK said...

Hope you feel better soon!
Your layout is just darling!
Teresa
www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

sewnsew1943 said...

Santa's layout is very nice. I would never have thought of using those cartridges for that. That is why you are such a valuable resource to those of us who need to learn how to use our cartridges in a creative manner.
Your blog is one of the very first I subscribed to after I got my Expression. I have learned so much from you.

Heather said...

This is such an awesome LO! I love that window!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Great layout! I hope you and your family are well soon.

Momof4inArlington said...

I'm so sorry you and your son are commiserating! "Tis the season!" Thank you for thinking of us, despite the way you're feeling! I hope you both rest and recover over the weekend.

scrappingnana said...

What an adorable layout. Love all the details. Thanks for sharing all the info.

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card love the layout. Hope you all fell better soon. Caroline xxx

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Exquisite! I am moving toward creating scenes in my scrapbooking. This has definitely inspired me. Thanks for the giveaway as well.

La-Vie
L_BORDE at yahoo.com

tndj said...

That is so cute. Forget the pictures on the layout - just have the layout. It is adorable.

Debbie said...

Such a cute layout! Can be changed & made for any occasion. Thanks!

Karee Sue said...

Super cute layout, it's nice to know that you can use those cart for so many different designs, just change colors and alter a few pieces and you've got a whole different theme.

scrapinggamma said...

Great lo, gave me an ideal as to how to scrap my grandchildren's Christmas pictures. Thanks for sharing and hope you get to feeling better real soon.

flscraplady said...

Great LO. Feel better soon!

Barb D. said...

Your great layout is giving me ideas and inspiration. Hope you and your little one get well soon.

Patty said...

Super cute layout...I don't have either one of those cartridges!!

Crhiga said...

Great layout page!

Carol

littlen said...

what a clever lo. tfs.

Cheryl W said...

This is a super layout. I just love that little cottage. Hmmmm, wonder if I can find that cartridge on eBay!

Anonymous said...

Rose said...
Cute LO! My son was aways terrified of Santa! I like it when you do some of the oldies! Hope you are feeling better soon.TFS
Rosebud222222222

mimi2six said...

Beautiful LO, would never have thought to use these 2 carts for a Christmas LO, I need to revisit some of my carts, thanks!!

marg0006 said...

Such a pretty LO. So Christmasy. What a surprise on the carts. you used.

Jennifer Rose said...

This is a beautiful layout! Hope everyone starts feeling better at your house!! I'm a new follower of your blog & I'm already in love with all the projects & your giveaways! Keep up the good work & feel better!

Jennifer.rose112@gmail.com

Creative M said...

WOW!!This LO is Seriously BEAUTIFUL!!
Have a Fabulous weekend,
Migdalia

Luria said...

What a fun and playful layout love how it came together.

Luria

Jan Lynn said...

Darling Layout. This would be great for the photos I took just last night at the Christmas Tree lighting for a small town just up the road from where I live. I got photos of my grandson's with Santa.

Tammy said...

I love your layout. It is precious. Too bad I don't have all the cartridges you used.
I will look through mine and see if I can find something similar.

Great project.

carolyn's creations said...

This is a great layout, love it!! I hope both you and your little one are feeling better real soon!!!

AJoy said...

Sorry to hear your little one is under the weather.

Cute layout. I like the idea behind it.

April
nginerd at gmail dot com

Peggywhiz said...

love love snowmen, so hope I am lucky enough to win the cartridge.thanks for the chance. love your blog.

CyndiU said...

Great layout. Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome cart.
Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2 at yahoo dot com

 
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