A Magical Birthday Layout using Everyday Moments Unicorn Key

I was honored, once again, to be asked by Close to My Heart to create design using the Everyday Moments collection.  This time, I was asked to use the Magical Unicorn key, and, to be honest, I was terrified.  Rarely do you see unicorns in our home full of blue, but I was determined to use this design.  In a box of undocumented photos, I found these, of my daughter’s princess party, and decided to make a layout that reflected her personality at that age.  

Not only did I create an adorable layout using that Everyday Moments Unicorn key, I also created a list of supplies used and a process video for you to follow to create a layout of your own. Before we take a look at the video, let me show you a few details on this layout.  

This unicorn is fit for a young princess – all full of flowers and sparkles.  To create all the glitter and shine, I used our Holographic papers on the flowers and top border, White Glitter paper for the horn, and Gold Foil paper to create the crown. 

I did make a few changes to the original flowers in the design. Mine are a little larger and have a few more layers to add to the whimsy of this layout.  The title was layered on top of the Gold Foil crown and cut from Black & Raspberry cardstock.  I love how “Disney-ish” this looks. 

The Magical Unicorn design is intended to be an 8½” x 11″ page.  I am one who scrapbooks 12″ layouts, so I do show you in the video how easy it is to turn this layout into a 12″ x 12″ page.  

Close to My Heart requested that I create both the original design, as shown in the Everyday Moments collection, and a re-imagined design.  What else can someone make with a Unicorn?  Well, you will find out soon enough.  Make sure that you follow me here, on my blog, or on Facebook or Instagram so that you will get a chance to see my re-imagined Magical Unicorn page.

I hope you were inspired to take another look at the Magical Unicorn key in the Everyday Moments Cricut collection.  This collection is not available for purchase through Access or Cricut, it is only available through my affiliate link.  If you wish to purchase this collection to create your own Magical Birthday layout, you can find the link in the supply list below.  

Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. By clicking on those links and making a purchase, you are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Here is a List of the Supplies Shown Today (view all my supplies)

Spooktacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spooktacular Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our our Spooktacular special. 70961509_10156748199832686_5214103289620070400_n.jpgIf you have come here from Michelle Loncar’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

Like many of you, our family does not do much for Halloween, so when I signed up for this blog hop I immediately began racking my brain trying to figure out what I was going to create.  I looked through the Spooktackular papers & stickers and was elated when I realized that the patterns not as ghoulish as I had anticipatedand I knew exactly what to make.


These photos are over 16 years old and the memories attached are still embedded in my child’s mind. We had just lost a grandparent unexpectedly, moved into a new neighborhood in a much smaller town, enrolled the kids into a new school, and my son was turning nine.  I had the “brilliant” idea to invite some boys we barely knew into our home for a Creepy Crawly birthday party in hopes that this would spark some friendships.  (Don’t ever do this to an introverted  child.)MissCarriesCreations-SpooktacularBirthdayLayout.jpg

As you can see in these photos, it wasn’t what any of us expected. A house full of elementary school boys was quite the eye opening experience. 🤣 On this layout, I took advantage of the bright colors, the creepy crawly spiders, and added a few Cricut™ cuts to portray the creepy crawly theme.

The title of the layout was also created using my Cricut™, then shaded using the Jade TriBlend Marker.  Having three colors in one allowed me to create an ombre effect on the title and I love how it turned out.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Lauren Moore’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. These adorable Spooktacular products are available, while supplies last, through October 31st. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or Promotions Tab of my website to see how you can can save 20% on this special bundle.

I can’t wait to see what you create!


Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Spooktacular Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
Spooktacular Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
Spooktacular Coordinating CardstockSpooktacular Coordinating Cardstock White Daisy Cardstock
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock
Mint Cardstock12 x 12 Mint Cardstock Vellum Paper
12 x 12 Vellum Paper

Jade Green TriBlend™ Marker
Jade Green TriBlend™ Marker

Digital Image Set, Close To My Heart - Complete CreativityCTMH Complete Creativity

cricut-explore-air-2-cutting-machine-mint-d-20180712145726333_631711Cricut Air 2

Machine Mat Variety Pack, 12" x 12" (3 ct.) Cricut Machine Mat

Thread SnipsCricut Thread Snips

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine
Holly Jolly Dots

Multi Square Windows Thin Cuts

Mint Exclusive Inks Re-Inker
Texture Paste Trio
Black Journaling Pen
Liquid Glass Fine Tip Applicator
Liquid Glass
Foam Dots


Birthday Time Layout

Birthdays are major events for some, happy days for others, and a way to celebrate another year on earth with your family and friends.  This “One Year Older” layout is a great way to showcase those photos celebrating another year blessed.  Throughout the month of March, I will be posting birthday themed projects using our Birthday Time stamp of the month that you can use as inspiration.  As always, the list of supplies used on this layout can be found at the very bottom of this post.


Wherever I go through my paper scraps, I have found that most of it includes our PML (Picture My Life) papers. These pages have been designed for pocket scrapbooking, but they are also great to use as photos mats, on card fronts, and, as I did, to decorate a scrapbook page.

Here are a few ways that I used my leftover Chelsea Gardens PML cards:
• The Diagonal PML was used as the background for the “One Year Older” title. It wasn’t quite long enough, so I cut it in half and used part above and part below the image.
• I included the Grey Dotted PML in the background.  My background was designed using a hodgepodge of paper scraps including some PML cards and zip-strips –  kind of like a crazy quilt.
• Since the Complements are a dark grey, I needed a way to create some matching paper strips for the “It’s Your Birthday” embellishment.  The dark grey on the “True Story” PML matched perfectly.
• I wanted a place to include journaling, so I cut up the “Lined Butterfly” PML to the size I needed, stamped “Date”, and added it to the layout with some Complements.


I added a few more embellishments using the Birthday Time stamp set, along with the Basic Banners, Scallop Border and Oval Thin Cuts. (Don’t forget that these Thin Cuts are on sale this month, while supplies last.) 

The Birthday Time stamp set is available for purchase on my website through March 31st.  You can purchase it for $17.95 or for only $5.00 with a qualifying $50.00 purchase.  I will be posting more projects using this stamp set throughout the month, so make sure to visit often.  I can’t wait to see what you create!


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Birthday Time Stamp Set

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Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Linen Cardstock

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12 x 12 Glacier Cardstock

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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Heather Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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My Acrylix Blocks Starter Set

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Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Chelsea Gardens Complements

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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Basic Banners Thin Cuts

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Basic Ovals Thin Cuts
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Thin 3D Foam Tape
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SureCut Deluxe Paper Trimmer