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April 30, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Here is my first entry into the cricut expression 2 anniversary edition contest.

I printed the cricut bug using my imagine and storefront cricut cartridge. It was also used for the photo mat.

I also sewed the ribbon to the paper and then folded it to sew again.

I used a zig zag stitch to sew the paper strips to the base.

I picked this cosmo cricket line as it had a nostalgic feel and computer circuitry. The inside of the cartridges and cricut machine has circuit boards as well.

I sewed around the sticker and if you look at the layout, I also adhered irock silver pieces to the circuit board.

I cut this from sweet treats along with the happy birthday title. I also stickled it. The sewing gives it added detail.

I used the irock to add a gem instead of a dotted I.

I then added the stickles to the birthday to bling it.

Here is the back of the layout. Look at all the sewing.

The photo mats were each sewn twice.

Then, finally sewn to the back of the layout to give added strength for the tag in the pocket.

There is a tag behind the cricut machine and the cricut bug head is a tag!

Here is the tag that is behind the cricut machine.  It is pictured folded open.  When you first pull it out, it has the phrase "caught a bug?"

The other side has some room for journaling.

Did you notice all the sewing on the front and back of the tags as well?

Here is the cricut head tag that tucks behind the photo mat. 

When you take the tag out and open it, there is the original bug and the current new logo.

On the back when you flip the tag, there is more journaling room.

Again, I used the irock and some divine twine from through the button.

Everything was sewn and inked.

Of course more ribbon was added and a cute charm. I thought to add my circle charm but, as these layouts aren't returned, I didn't want to lose my charm.

But, the circle pin and charm would go great!

and of course some coordinating flowers to give it an added finished touch.

You too can make this layout with cricut imagine, storefront, sweet treats, and everday cricut.

Click here to see completed layout video!

If you missed some of the layouts on HSN during the launch, I have some snips from the launch.  If you are on email subscription, you can view them on

Congratulations to all the winners as well as those that had their layout shown on HSN.

SweetSassyDiva will be participating in the blog hop! Be sure to mark your calendar and check it out!

There will be a GRAND PRIZE of a Gypsy being given away. Just find the two "Hidden Mickey" blogs in the hop, one from each day, to enter to win a Gypsy donated by Marlo of Scrap N Tote! I hear she is also donating a scrap'n tote and scrap'n easel! 

You can see the video that I made with the scrap'n easel below or if you are on email subscription, click here and view on my blog on the right hand side.

For more information and current sales offers on the scrap'n tote and scrap'n easel, click on the picture of them below.  They are having a sale and you can get the details and special codes by clicking the picture below.

I am so excited that my subscribers will have an opportunity to enter for a chance to win one of these fabulous prizes! I absolutely love mine!

Did you see the new color offered in the scrap'n tote! wow!!! love it!

Here are some more projects that I have made but, not all inclusive!  Click Here!

For more information on the 2 page layout, click here!

Posted from my iPhone


TinaGAle said...

OH this is gorgeous too and soo much work you put into it. Too bad we didn't win. But I see we both ordered. LOL Mine has shipped but I don't have it yet.

littlen said...

very nicely done. thanks for all the step by step photos and the video. always nice to see how the end result was achieved. tfs.

Works From The Attic by Linda said...

I love all the detail with sewing and the YouTube how-to!
Have a sunny day
Linda Marino

Scrapper69 said...

You put a lot of thought and effort into this Layout... and it certainly shows... it came out WONDERFUL! Sorry you didn't win but you are amazingly talented! :o)

MulticrafterAmy said...

Love your entry page! You had such great details put into it.Thanks for posting the HSN clips of the entries! I only was able to catch my robot entry on TV. I was attending to my youngest boys needs at the time. Mine were the blue green and silver robot and pink and purple princess one. You can see how I made them on my blog if you want.
Thanks !!!!

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