Adding Pictures to Scrapbook Pages

Adding pictures to scrapbook pages is easy.  It can require a scanner but usually pictures are taken on our phone and are already in a digital format.

So what picture do I add?  Why, The Crazy Cricut Lady picture of course.  I know you don’t want a scrapbook page about me.  LOL But many of you think of yourselves a a crazy cricut lady (or gentleman).  Or maybe you want to include a picture of a Crazy Cricut Lady project.  I would love to start a scrapbook of my followers!  Send me a picture of your page and I will send you a crazy cricut lady button.  I will make hundreds if necessary!

What You Need:
Paper Selection

I only show the sheet that was cut to 11.5 by the cricut.  Another sheet of 12 X 12 paper goes under this one to fit into a scrapbook.  One of the 12 X 12 cardstock sheets can be patterned paper but not both.  It is just too confusing.  If it is the top sheet the pattern has to be small and light so that the writing shows up.  The other embellishments can be any paper.  I used paper from my scrap bin.  Since the theme of my web page is pink, that is the color I used.  Use your favorite colors.

Cutting the Crazy Cricut Lady Page

A little bit of prep work is needed, like selecting your pictures first and moving the text to the appropriate spot  Cricut is wonderful; for writing on your page and adding titles.  For best results, use a fill in font for the title (here is the link to my fill in fonts) if it is drawn or use a cut out font if the title will be paper.  I used my font CMZ Zebra and a red marker to make my title.

The electronic picture can be uploaded and saved as a Print/Cut image is Design Space.  If you need help with uploading pictures, I will add a section at the end of this tutorial on how to do that.  If you need to know how to do Print/Cut, there is a tutorial included in Design Space- There is Nothing to be scared of videos here.  While you are there check out my other beginner tutorials there.

Design Space cuts the top page to 11.5 X 11.5 inches, making a 1/4 inch border around the whole page.  (I haven’t included the bottom sheet in this tutorial.)

Assembling Your Crazy Cricut Lady Page
The assembly is easy.  Start by assembling the picture and frame, the flower bouquets and the other parts before assembling the page.
The picture can be fitted to the size of the frame using the arrows on the image.  The bottom solid layer of the frame gives you the room to make it a little bigger if you need to but it is roughly 3 X 4 (a standard picture size).  That size allows the edges to be covered up by the frame.  If you want to resize it, select both parts of the frame and the picture at the same time and make it bigger if you want.  Smaller makes the frame hard to cut.
The flower is assembled like the picture below up, from left to right.  The Design Space file includes the “guide cuts” shown.  The SVG file doesn’t have them but parts are still assembled in the same order. This is one of my favorite flower images and I use it often.  It is a slightly altered Access image.

The other parts are easy assembled because they are only two or three layers and you can see them in the picture above.

After assembling the embellishments, add them to the base of the page as in the picture or arrange them in your own way.  Your imagination is your only limit!  

Your Crazy Cricut Lady Scrapbook page is done and you know how to add a picture to your scrapbook pages

Uploading a Picture to Design Space

I included my picture in the Design Space file.  It is not in the SVG file.  Inkscape doesn’t work well transferring that many color layers into Design Space, (but if you really want it I will send it to you.)  If you want to upload your own picture, that can easily be done.

First, start Cricut Design Space.  Then, start a new project.  Click the Upload button (the little cloud bottom left).  Then, click Upload Image in the center of the page and navigate to where your picture file is on your computer and select it.

Click Open.  If it is not an SVG image (most wont be) then click complex.  Remove anything that you don’t need.  Your picture, in this case. should be a rectangle and there wont be anything to remove.  Now, click continue.  Save the image as a print/cut image and it will be placed in the list of recent uploads.  Now open this project and click upload.  Select the image and insert it into your project.  Finally, size it appropriately for this project.


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