Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cricut ARTBOOKING Give Thanks layout!

Hello, friends!


Today I have a layout made using the Artbooking cartridge. However, before I get going on the specific of this layout I wanted to answer a couple of questions I got yesterday in the comment section.

#1 Q - Will you do a bow tutorial?  A - At this point I have no plans to do so as the logistics of this is pretty complicated. Filming bow tying would be really hard to do. I will tell you that practice makes perfect and if all else fails, buy one of these ==> bow easy You are not going to tie an ugly bow again, promise!

#2 Q - How do you make the overlay multi-colored? A - This is actually so darn easy to do! I simply used 'hide and contour' in the Cricut Craft Room. If you want to make better projects, you should acquaint yourself with this program! It is super easy to use and when you have a cartridge with out lots of layers or shadows, you can make your own quickly and simply! I am sure you can do lots of things with the Gypsy as well, however, I have never been very proficient with that tool. Remember, I include cutting files for almost all of my projects. If you use the Gypsy/CCR you just have to download the file and you are off and running. I am going to have a step by step of the 'hide and contour' tool in the CCR as it relates to overlays very soon. Until then, just play with the CCR. You will be amazed at what you can do with cuts once you start manipulating them!

Ok, now back to the layout. This particular layout is one half of a 'stock' layout. Again that is another one of the great things about this cartridge is the versatility. You can mix and match stock layouts. Make them single layouts instead of doubles. Also, you can just go rogue and mix aspects of one layout with another. This cartridge just gives you a great jumping off point!



CCR file: https://app.box.com/s/0wbla3arpkztw8wqgty5
GYPSY file: https://app.box.com/s/j1qx5snxu1bapyq0c500



I used the Huntington patterned paper pack, Outdoor Denim, Cocoa, Autumn Terracotta, Colonial White, Topiary, and Cashmere CTMH cardstock.
I also used some sparkles to add just that little bit extra!

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47 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Your LO is really pretty. The colors definitely scream Fall. You do a great job creating LO even tho this cartridge does give everything needed to create it it's what you chose to do it that makes it so special. Thanks always for so what you do and how you do it. You are definitely very passionate about what you bring to show us and it comes thru loud & clear!

Melinda said...
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Melinda said...

Oh - just when I said I wasn't going to buy any more carts for awhile...Artbooking came out - geez! Love the possibilities... I can see having to break my own promise to myself to buy it! Beautiful card again Mel...
Melinda Strange
Huntsville, TX
csi275@yahoo.com

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful LO, love the bling!!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Awesome fall layout! Love the layers and bling bling:-)

Sue D said...

Love the tree on this layout!

Martha Herrera said...

Love the layout! Especially the tree!

RLS Innovations said...

Its hard to believe its almost Thanksgiving again. Of course we can give thanks any day.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful layout! The papers you picked and the rhinestones you added gave it that extra special touch.

Jackie B said...

Very nice layout. Love the way you present your work. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Kathy:) said...

This is a beautiful card. Thank you for answering my questions. You are the best! Thanks so much.
Kathy U:)

Kathy.unger113@gmail.com

tndj said...

Thank you for answering some questions - looked for that bow maker everywhere. Love the layout. TFS

Melissa said...

Love the colors of this layout! Just got my cart...can't wait to play!!

Marianne Barkman said...

Stunning job, as always, Melanie! I love your dedication and seeing your talent, not only in the projects you bring to us, butnhownyou display and explain it! Thanks again!

Karen Wedding said...

Love the layout. Very nice.

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Great layout! I'm going to have to play with CCR more. Thanks for sharing.

Diane a. said...

What a beautiful card - I'm getting in the mood to make some cards.

KitnM said...

3 girl jam also sells a bow maker and they have a tutorial on their site. It was very reasonable and easy to use; also they shipped quickly. I love it and have used it on several projects. I too had a hard time making the perfect bow...no longer a problem!
http://3girljam.blogspot.com/p/3gj-bow-maker_1.html

I have put their blog address above.
Love the layout for today. I have been hesitant to purchase this cartridge because I primarily do cards, not scrap booking layouts; however, I appreciate you showing how versatile the cartridge is going to be!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the tree cutout on the layout.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Julie said...

I'm really beginning to like this cartridge! I LOVE that tree! Thanks for sharing the step by step directions, too. Those are always so helpful!

LST in Colorado said...

Great LO and the colors are soooo fallish. You are really trying my will power to refrain from buying this package too soon. You are really rocking this cart,

LST in Colorado

Kim said...

Great layout. Love the bling.

Anonymous said...

I understand why so many people ask for a bow tutorial. You tie the most beautiful, perfect bows ever!

Katie's Mom

Kim B. said...

this is an amazing layout! so beautiful!! I really need to save up for this cartridge!!!

D- said...

Your layout is wonderful. What a fun one. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
(email follower)

littlen said...

beautiful lo. great colors. tfs.

Sarah said...

pretty layout that would be great for
Thanksgiving, thank-you

Anonymous said...

Love the layout, thanks for all the great ideas.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Karen Sue said...

Love the layout, love the tree mat, I'm so gonna try doing this, TFS.

Vanessa said...

Beautiful layout! I love that touch of bling in the title! Thanks for sharing.

jordanbev5 said...

Such a beautiful layout for Thanksgiving! Awesome cartridge!

Anonymous said...

Just came back from school shopping with my granddaughter and we used the Artbooking cartridge to dress up the from of her plain
3-ring binders they look awesome now! rosebud114

Anonymous said...

sorry that should say the front of her 3-ring binders. I was still so excited about how they came out I forgot how to type! rosebud114

Debbie said...

great simple Lo thanks for showing. Love the layers
upnurse at aol dot com

Peg Toth said...

another really nice layout that can easily be adapted to a beautiful Thanksgiving day card. Thanks!

ScrappySue said...

Great card again with Artbooking cartridge. I also would like a little tutorial on 'hide and contour' in the CCR. Thanks

Lara said...

Love the colors you used. Pretty!

Erin L. said...

Oh, I am loving this cartridge more and more with each project you show!

JustJules said...

I love this cut out tree!! Very creative LO! TFS!

Julie

Crafty Zoo said...

What a cute layout! I love the tree and the accent of the jewels is the perfect touch! Thank you for sharing with us! Could always use new inspiration for the holidays!

Gail said...

Courtney - this is a lovely card - love the tree cut and the jewels as well - a lovely creation! Thanks for the inspiration! Gail
utb 01 @ att do net

Deneen said...

Love the LO! Love the colors! Fall is my favorite time of year. I can't wait for it's arrival.

Debbie Z said...

Love the Layout! Thanks!

Stephanie A. said...

This cartridge has it all! Your brilliant mind just keeps coming up with great ideas. love this card

ncasper929 said...

Great fall colors and layout. I now want to try and make it card-sized but without photo frame. You continue to inspire with your wonderful ideas. I am LOVING my new Artbooking cartridge more than I thought possible! So much potential!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, this is Janice from Winston Salem, NC. Would love to win the Anna Griffin Winter Wonderland cartridge. I screwed up my order fir this cartridge and ordered the Artsie cartridge, which I already had.

Anonymous said...

Artbooking...gotta get it. Anna makes some of the most beautiful things, gonna have to get that one too! Sherry

 
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