April Scrapbook Kit of the Month

We all need to remember to stop and “capture the details” in life. Whether it’s the smiles of little ones, the unfolding of spring, or the soft fur of a pet – all these bringers of joy need to be remembered and captured. That is why I created the April Kit of the Month titled “Capture the Details”. MissCarriesCreations-CapturetheDetailsLayout

Each month, I create a modest, uncluttered scrapbook layout for my Kit of the Month subscribers. This month’s kit features our Feels Like Home papers as well as our Sugarplum color of the year.

All of my yearly subscribers receive a discount on each kit, as well as a few additional perks for joining my monthly club.  You can visit my online store to purchase my kits or order the cutting guides to make the layouts using your own papers and cardstock.  You will need to own the Cricut™ Collections I used to cut out the images in Design Space™. MissCarriesCreations-CapturetheDetailsLayoutSM

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I design each kit to allow you to alter it as needed using your own photos.  I plan on using this layout for a wedding album since the color palette matches perfectly, but you can choose to make this layout to record any of your own special memories.  Once you have finished your layout, please feel free to post it on my private VIP Facebook Group page for others to enjoy.  I always love seeing how people use these layout designs.

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Happy Heart Layout

I hope you have enjoyed all of the Boutique creations I have shown you throughout the month.  As we near the end of September, I wanted to make sure that I posted one of my most favorite layouts I made using our Boutique products.  This is one that truly makes my heart happy.

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This fall, we were blessed to see our son marry a wonderful woman who God designed perfectly for him.  It made my heart so happy to see his joy and I wanted to be able to scrapbook all that I felt.

 

 

Our Boutique papers not only matched their wedding colors, but they made the perfect backdrop for these engagement photos. I was able to use the Boutique Cardmaking Stamp Set along with our Sugarplum Ink to create the perfect title which I cut out using our Fancy Tags Thin Cuts.

 

 

I added some Sugarplum Glitter paper, a few Boutique Complements, some adorable Sugarplum Gems, and the layout was complete. This is the one of the many layouts I was able to showcase at Convention this year, and I plan on completing a second page once I finished deciding which photos I want to use. (There are so many to choose from.)

Make sure to visit my Facebook, Instagram or VIP Group to see even more projects I created using Boutique. I hope you have been inspired this month. Make sure to snag a few of those Boutique products on my website and, please, send me a photo or two of what you have made. I can’t wait to see what you create with Boutique.

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Bloom & Grow Layout

Throughout the month of January, I have been creating projects that you can make using our Bloom and Grow stamp of the month.  This week, I created a gorgeous layout using our Artistry Cricut® Collection and our Fundamentals papers.  I am truly in LOVE with this layout and so excited to share how I created it in Cricut® Design Space. As always, you can find the list of supplies used on this project at the very bottom of this post.

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I am often asked how I determine the size of the images when I am creating a layout.  Some people like to sit with a ruler, size and re-size, cut and re-cut, and, after much wasted time and paper, they have a layout.  Well, I am a cheapskate and a lazy crafter.  I like to spend the least amount of time and paper when creating.  So, here are a few tips for creating images for your scrapbook layouts in Cricut® Design Space:

  • I had already designed the space where my flowers were going to go on my layout, so I created those images in Design Space by inserting SHAPES sized to the exact size of the paper on my layout.  I will not be cutting these out on my Cricut®, but simply using the images as a reference for the flower images I will be adding. (NOTE: Before cutting out your final images, HIDE or DELETE these shapes so that they do not cut.)
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  • After looking at the floral IMAGES I owned, I decided on these flowers from our Artistry Collection.  I like choosing images from the same collection or designer because they often have the same “feel” to the design.
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  • I placed my flowers around the photo mat, resized and flipped as needed, then decided on color shades.  Since my layout consists of Charcoal and Glacier, I decided to use the darker side of the Charcoal and White Daisy.  I love using the COLOR SYNC feature for this step.  I can simply drag and drop images into the color slots.
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  • This is what my design looked like once I was finished.  Having those background images helped to make sure the size ratio was on point and gave me a good overall view of what my layout would look like.
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Of course, my finished layout looked a little different.  Once I added the stamped image, I decided that I didn’t like the flowers competing.  Remember, the Bloom and Grow stamp set is only available until January 31st!  Visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.  Visit my blog each week for more ideas and tutorials.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Bloom & Grow Stamp Set

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12 x 12 Charcoal Cardstock

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Glacier Cardstock

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Artistry Cricut Collection

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White Pearls

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Basics Fundamental Paper Packet

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Cricut® Air 2

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Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packet

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Basics Ribbon Pack

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Chalk Marker

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VersaMark Ink Pad

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Ranger White Embossing Powder

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Craft Heater
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4 x 5 My Acrylix Block
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3 x 3 My Acrylix Block
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Micro-Tip Scissors
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SureCut Deluxe Paper Trimmer
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Thin 3D Foam Dots
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