Cute as a Bug Scrapbook Page | Video Collab

I am so excited to share with you another video collab from our Creative Design Team. This group of ladies has been such a blessing to me and it all started because sweet Jayma Malme had the idea to get all of us together to create some projects each month – JUST FOR YOU. This month, we are showing you some Creative Ways to use Tags and you are NOT going to be disappointed.

I decided to create a Sweet as a Bug layout with an”extended tag” background for these adorable photos of my nephew.  Isn’t he the sweetest??  He happens to be almost 21 right now, so I am sure he is going to roll his eyes when he sees this layout.   

For those of you who prefer to head right on over to the video collab, you can click on the video below and it will take you to the list of tutorials on YouTube.  For those of you wish to see a few more details about this layout, you can keep on reading. 

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This layout was created using a variety of scraps from the Stitched Together & Mixed-in Papers.  I chose to use our Tags & Tabs Thin Cuts to create the illusion of an elongated tag behind the photos. All I did was cut two of each tag from Stitched Together and Mix-Ins paper AND a PML Card from the Stitched Together pack. 

I love having PML (Picture My Life) cards on hand for projects.  They are designed for pocket scrapbooking, but I have found that they are great to use as photo mats, journalling boxes, and for little accents like that tag when you don’t have a paper to match. 

In fact, I used quite a few of those PML cards on this project. One as a journaling box, one as a sentiment accent, one for the tags, and one for that adorable large ladybug. Yep, I cut that little gem out by hand and I am glad I did.  It is the perfect accent for this page. 

I also added a few Ladybugs from the sticker sheet and some delightful wooden buttons onto the page.  At the time, I wasn’t quite sure if I would use “Cute as a Button” or “Cute as a Bug” for the title, so I decided to add both elements on this layout. 

To create movement, I added thread trails with White Twine to help those buttons to feel “grounded” and create the illusion of flying ladybugs.  When making a thread trail, simply draw loops onto your page with a pencil then trace the lines with a fine tip glue pen. (I like Art Glitter Glue & Tombow glue pens because they dry clear.) The twine is laid down onto the glue trails and topped with a few wooden buttons. Really simple to do and it makes a fun addition to any project. 

My last minute addition to the page was the title.  Like I said earlier, I was struggling with this and wanted something to fill that empty corner of the page.  

I started out trying to created something on my Cricut, then realized that I hadn’t use stamps for a title in a long while, so I dug out that big, bold Chronicle Type alphabet and went to work.  I used a stamping platform to avoid making any stamping mistakes, added a few tiny hearts, and label-maker label to complete the title.   


All in all this layout turned out super cute and I can’t wait to add it to my scrapbooks.  I hope that you enjoyed this video collab project and that you learned a few new ways to creatively use tags.  You can view the full list of Creative Design Team creations HERE on my blog or in the description of my video

For those of you who wish to recreate this layout, you can find a complete list of supplies I used below.  Please tag @misscarriescreations when you post your creation so that I can see what you made. 

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Here is a List of the Supplies Used on My Project

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 Supplies Used on My Project

Create a Stencil for Your Swimming Scrapbook Layout

A Creative Design Team Video Collab

Welcome to another Creative Design Team Video Collab! This month, our team was challenged to create something with stencils 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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I truly enjoyed showing you how I used the stencil I created in Cricut Design Space along with some of our Seas The Day products to create my Swimming Lessons layout.  Even though these memories are from many years ago, I am happy to see them on a page and ready to share in my family albums.

As you saw in the video, I created the wave background using a stencil that I created in Cricut Design Space.  After cutting it out from our Stencil Sheets, I inked the waves in Mint & Glacier Ink. Once the background was assembled, I began embellishing the layout with Seas the Day Stickers. 

To finish the layout, I dug through some of my stash and found some red round paper clips. If you have loved Close to My Heart as long as I have, you probably recognize these.  The clips were used to create a simple whimsical border on the layout.  I love how it turned out! 


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 projects. 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 something using a stencil today. 

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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 Supplies Used on My Project

Create a Folded Chevron Border for Your Scrapbook Layout

Welcome to another Creative Design Team Video Colab!  This month, we are treating you to a variety of Fancy Fold designs you can make using your Close to My Heart products.  For my Fancy Fold project, I am showing you how to use the Yesterday & Today papers to make this Folded Chevron border. There is even a Cricut tutorial you can follow, showing you how to create this border in Design Space. 

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The base for this layout was created by splattering two pieces of French Vanilla cardstock with Almond Ink and Gold Shimmer in a spray pen. I used the same ink mixture to create some distressed butterflies.  After spraying the Art Philosophy cut butterflies, I carefully scrunched them up, then opened them up flat to dry. 

Once I had adhered all the background paper strips down, I began creating the Chevron Border.  In my video I show you how to fold each piece by hand, but I found that creating the pieces in Design Space was more efficient, plus it gave me an excuse to play with my new Cricut Maker. 

The Vintage Family layout came together quickly and was easy to embellish using the Yesterday & Today Stickers, Vellum Die Cuts, and Foil Die Cuts.  This is one of my favorite parts of creating a layout – adding all the layers of beautiful vintage designs. 

Here is a little tip: Follow the “Rule of Threes” when you are adding your die cuts.  

If you look at my layout above, you can see that the butterflies, vellum shapes, and stickers all form a triangle.  This allows the eye to flow through the layout and give it a balanced  design.  

I hope that you enjoyed today’s project and that you were inspired to try this Fancy Fold Chevron Border.  After you have viewed my tutorial, make sure to continue through the rest of the Creative Design Team videos. 

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Each one of these lovely ladies has create some amazing Fancy Fold projects for you to try.   I know that you will enjoy each tutorial and be inspired to try something new. 

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