Creative Ways to Use Alphabets on a Simple Summer Layout

Welcome to another Creative Design Team Video Collab! This month, our talented Creative Design Team is showing you creative ways to use Alphabets and you are going to be amazed at the projects we came up with.  When you have finished watching my video tutorial, you can click on the next video in the hop.  A complete list of the Creative Design Team & their creations can be found here on my blog

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This layout began with two simple photos of my brother with his niece & nephew.  When he was eleven years old, he already had SIX who called him “uncle”.  At that age, he acted more like a sibling than an authoritative uncle.  These photos were taken in the summertime, and I wanted to reflect the joy all the kids felt when their uncle came to play, so I chose to use some of our new Stitched Together papers in the background. 

In the video you will learn how I used two alphabet products to create the title and the tags on this layout.  The title was created using our Foam Alphabet Letters and I show you in the video how I used wax paper to make sure they were straight and evenly spaced apart. These letters can also be shaded to any color you like using inks, shimmer pens, markers, or paints.  Check out how I did that on my Valentine Card. 

You will also learn how I created that adorable little tag full of summer phrases and added the date onto the tab.  Both the tag and the tab were created using our new Tabs & Tags Thins cuts. You are going to want to get yourself a set of these before next month’s stamp of the month arrives (hint hint

The phrases themselves were stamped using the colors listed on the Stitched Together zip-strip with our Modern Typewriter Alphabet. In the video, I show all of the inks I used to create this tag.  I also took advantage of some patterns in our Stitched Together PML cards to add a little more layers to this layout.  I love using our pocket cards on my scrapbook pages!


I hope you take a few minutes to “hop” through all of our Creative Design Team video tutorials. Each one of these talented ladies did an amazing job with their projects.  

Remember, the entire list of Creative Design Team Designers can be found here on my blog, or in the description of my video.  While you are watching, make sure to take a few minutes to subscribe to each channel and hit that notification button so that you will be notified when we upload a new Creative Design Team video collab. 

I hope you learned something new today and were inspired to use your alphabets. 

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Here is a List of the Items I Used Today

Everyday Moments Video Collab

Forever Friends Reimagined

Our Creative Design team was so excited about the New Everyday Moments Cricut Collection, that we decided to create an additional YouTube Video Hop to share with you this month.  We were each challenged to make a project using the pre-designed Forever Friends Layout in the Everyday Moments collection.  When you have finished watching my video tutorial, you can click on the next video in the hop.  A complete list of the Creative Design Team & their creations can be found here on my blog


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I had so much fun creating this layout using images from the Forever Friends design and a few additions from other images in the Everyday Moments collection. Before I tell you a little more about my layout, let me remind you that the Everyday Moments Cricut collection is ONLY AVAILABLE through the link on my website. You cannot get these images in Access or through the Cricut shopping site. 

While viewing my video tutorial, you will notice that I did use quite a few images from the Forever Friends design. Here is a side-by-side comparison of the two layouts. Do you see that little pink torn piece of paper?  That is what I used for the yellow base of my layout! 

Along with a few additional images from other designs in the Everyday Moments Collection, I also added a faux stitched border to my layout using the Perforation Blade in my Cricut Maker. It’s very faint in this photo, but if you look outside the dotted border you will be able to see that line I created to look like stitching.

To keep this design bright and summery, I chose to use the new Mix-Ins paper packet.  Those bright Canary & Sapphire shades went well with her red summer dress and the floral design of the layout. 


I hope you take a few minutes to “hop” through all of our Creative Design Team Designs. Each one of these talented ladies did an amazing job with their layouts.  You are going to learn SOO MUCH from each one of their tutorials. 

Remember, the entire list of Creative Design Team Designers can be found here on my blog, or in the description of my video.  While you are watching, make sure to take a few minutes to subscribe to each channel and hit that notification button so that you will be notified when we upload a new Creative Design Team video collab. 

I hope you learned something new and were inspired to dust of your Cricut and create today.  Feel free to comment below with any questions you have about the layout I created or the Everyday Moments Cricut collection. 

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Here is a List of the Items I Used Today

Create Scrapbook Borders in Cricut Design Space

Using the Slice & Weld Tools

Earlier this month, I created a Chevron Border layout and promised you a tutorial showing you how I created the Cricut cut scallop border.  Many of you struggle to create a border for your scrapbook pages that fit across the page or fit the design of your layout. If this is something you are wanting to learn, then you are going to enjoy today’s tutorial and video designed to help you create the borders you need for your scrapbook pages. 


Since many of you have told me that you enjoy a written tutorial, I am going to walk you through a few of the steps shown in the video to create your border. 

You will first need to chose a border in your Image Library and insert it into your Canvas. I chose one from the ArtPhilosophy collection.  After using the SLICE tool to remove the top portion of the image, I downsized the border so that each scallop was only ¼” wide.  This caused the width of my border to scale down to less than four inches, but I need it to be ten inches long for my layout. This is where I will use the WELD TOOL.


I will DUPLICATE the image until I have four scallop borders.  You can find the Duplicate option in the Layers Panel on your desktop or under Actions on your Android or iOS device. 


Drag each border piece so that it is touching end-to-end and ALIGN to Top.  (Align can be found under EDIT on your tablet.)


I will now SELECT ALL and WELD the images together. This creates a border long enough for my layout. At this point it is over twelve inches long, but I need it to be ten inches in length. This is where the SLICE tool comes in handy. 


Insert a SQUARE shape and resize it to 10″ wide by 1″ high. The width is the size you need your border to be for your layout design and the height is a little taller than your border. 


Now I will SELECT ALL and SLICE the images which gives me the ten inch border I need for my project.  I can delete the unwanted images from my canvas. 


In my video tutorial you will also learn how to create two twelve inch borders and how to “fool” Design Space so that you can cut a twelve-inch border on a 12″ Standard Size mat. 

I hope that you have enjoyed today’s Design Space tutorial and learned how to create a few borders for your scrapbook pages using your Cricut.  If you would like to learn more about Design Space, you can view past tutorials here on my blog or on my YouTube channel.  I also offer local and online classes that focus on specific topics in Design Space. 

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