February 4, 2012

Using Reverse Cuts!

Hello!  Michele here from http://www.michelegreen.com/.  I'm excited to be sharing with you on SweetSassyDiva today!  The challenge is to create either a layout with hidden journaling or a card with a hidden sentiment.  I took this as the perfect reason to get some scrapping done!  I know, this is a Halloween layout in the middle of all the Valentine posts you are seeing around but it's where I'm at in my latest scrapbook.  I also believe that people who scrapbook in chronological order like myself, are not always scrapping along with the current seasons or holidays. 

Today I am sharing with you a  double 12x12 layout that I made:

Awhile back I made 3.5" squares of the patterns available on the Cricut Imagine carts I own.  This created a bunch of papers that have 9 holes in them.  I kept them to try a layout just like this.  I love the way it turned out!

Since these are just white pages, I inked the papers with black ink, then orange.  I then went back and added more black to the corners and places where the rows crossed.

Once I had that done, I arranged my photos and cut them to be just under 4" square.  This way I could adhere them to the back of the grid.

Next up was cutting the Cricut pieces I wanted.  I used the Wrap It Up cart - tag feature.  The bat and spider tag on this page were cut at 2". 

Eeek is a Studio G stamp, while Boo came from this baby stamp set.  I didn't have any other Halloween saying small enough so I decided to use a Fantastix to ink just the Boo in Booty and use that!

For the right side of the layout, the title phrase was cut at 3", as was the witch tag.  I used orange Stickles on the pumpkin to make it shine. All of the tags have Trendy Twine tied on them. The purple paper is from a Recollections Halloween stack from this past year.

The journaling block was created by creating a card of sorts. I used the Martha Stewart Goo punch to create a fun edge.  The orange card is glued into the last grid space.

I always practice my journaling to make sure it is going to fit before I put it on the layout.  Here, I had a failed attempt at the insert so I used that to practice. 

A funny thing about me is that I always write bigger while practicing than I do on the actual page so I knew my writing would fit just fine.  It was close but it worked!

I hope you enjoyed the layout I shared with you today.  Thank you SweetSassyDiva for having me!


Brenda said...

What a fabulous double layout Michele!! I love how you used your paper with the blocks cut out, great thinking out of the box!!! I also love how you hid your journaling!!

L.B. said...

This turned out great..I love using grids on my layouts...so many photos in one place is great. Love the journal card on yours.

bird said...

Very cute layout..

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Great idea to save those frames. I love that you got so many pics on the pages.

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