Thursday, June 20, 2013

Growing Up layout made using The First Few years cartridge.

Hello, friends!

I noticed a comment a few weeks ago from a follower asking if The First Few Years cartridge could be used for older boys. Well, I thought "challenge accepted"! Below is the single page layout that I put together. Now, this cartridge has a blueprint of sorts to help you know how to put the layouts together. However, I am not one for following instructions. It stifles my creativity *wink*! Instead, I customized this layout to meet my needs. 

There have also been questions asking if this cartridge is designed to make double layouts. Unfortunately, it is not designed to do that job specifically. I suppose you could go rogue and with a little bit of creativity come up with something. This cartridge's strengths are really simple single layouts which is great if you are having to make a quick album for the kids.

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/hoq4jwt9x8zg5nzk5u8j
GYPSY file: https://www.box.com/s/4sna1yycsm3uj2denvkj



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37 comments:

Joan Smith said...

WOOOT WOOOT to you Melanie I love how you chose to do your LO just shows to go ya that you have good vision and glad you are having fun with this new cartridge I think it rocks and can't wait 2 C what else you come with. Love the papers you chose too. You really always do great and fantastic LO's want 2 C more, more and oh yes MORE!! (LOL) I always look 4ward 2 C what U have each and every morning.

snappy scrappy said...

Adorable LO, love the paper!

Linda said...

Love the layout and the paper!

Linda
http://www.craftingwithnana.blogspot.com

Jeanette said...

Love the paper. Will be a shame to cover it up with photos.

Sue D said...


Great colors and patterns.

Janice P said...

nice layout!

D- said...

Wow your layout is terrific. Challenge accomplished. Great colors and use of pattern papers. TFS.
D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
(love following you by email)

Barb said...

What a great idea! I enjoy seeing how you expand on the possibilities of a cartridge.

Crystal said...

Great layout.....love the colors!!!

CathyinMN said...

Love the colors and paper patterns in this layout! So fun!

managermom12 said...

I have Wild Card 1 and love using it. I have created some wonderful projects and given them all away to very happy recipients.

Marianne Barkman said...

Love seeing what you create. Great layout. Thanks for sharing

Patty said...

Really cute layout!! Love the colors and the use of the arrows!

Josie0602 said...

Great question from a reader because I thought it could probably be used to do layouts for other circumstances besides kid layouts. I of course love what you have done with it!!
Tracy

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layout! I love how graphic and bold it is!

UnikByYes said...

Love this LO, Melanie! Fabulous color combo and paper selection, thanks for sharing!
Have a wonderful day!
Liz O.

tndj said...

Wow! Those colors and the paper just make the layout pop. Don't need pictures. lol

LaurieD said...

Oh my gosh, the patterns, the colors, the arrows for flow... Fabulous layout!

Maria B. said...

Nice take on this. Love your colors. I wasn't able to play with this cartridge when it was free at CCR. Too bad.

Barbara said...

Very nice. Your knack for choosing papers is awe inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing.
Barbara

Karee Sue said...

Cute layout, love your color selection.

Anonymous said...

Cute layout , love your paper.
Thanks for all the great ideas.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Jennifer Earley said...

Love the LO! Great colors and love those titles and arrows!
~Jen
ScrappyJenE@gmail.com

Megan H. said...

Thanks for sharing. I have this cartridge and love the ideas you share. Thanks for the chance to win the Wild Card 2 cartridge also. I don't have that one yet ;).
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful use of the arrows.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Susan said...

I like the arrows.

Sukie said...

Great layout, love the colors and papers you selected!

Cheryl W said...

I like this layout a lot, and I think it could be used (with a different sentiment image) for lots of purposes.

Crystal said...

Nice layout. It almost makes me want to start scrapbooking instead of card making & paper crafting
Almost...If rather have the wild card 2 in the over ask scheme of things!

Debbie Z said...

Great layout! Love to see pages for boys. It's hard to find or come up with many. Thanks!

Vanessa said...

Perfect layout for an older boy! Thanks again for the inspiration!

Ruth G said...

I love the colors on you LO! Perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jan Lynn said...

I think the cuts on this cartridge could be used for many LO and cards as well. I believe creativity's main ingredient is thinking outside the box.

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful layout and wow...LOVE the paper!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Peggy Whisenhunt said...

What a great card for a young person. I love it. thanks for the chance to win the cartridge to.

flscraplady said...

Fun card!

Luria said...

This looks like a very simple LO love your choice..

Luria

 
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