Crazy Horse Memorial Scrapbook Page

This Scrapbook page is about us visiting  the Crazy Horse Memorial.  It also serves as another tutorial on creating scrapbook  pages in design Space.

With this page some of the Indian artwork was just to detailed to cut from cardstock and try to glue.  So I decided to cut them from vinyl.  It doesn’t really matter if it is permenant or removable.  Either will work.

What You Need:
        • Download File
        • 4 sheets of 12 X 12 cardstock
        • tape and liquid glue
        • pen
        • painters tape or transfer paper
        • weeding tools
        • vinyl
        • various scraps of cardstock
        • pictures
Cutting the Paper

One set of the 12 X 12 cardstock sheets can be patterned paper but not both.  It is just too confusing.  The white on these pages is vinyl.  The intricate close cuts are difficult to glue down with cardstock but vinyl will stick to paper too.

I chose shades of brown for these pages.  It just seemed appropriate.  Cricut will write the words on each page.

Design Space cuts the top page to 11.5 X 11.5 inches, making a 1/4 inch border around the whole page.


Assemble all the embellishments.  Cut and weed the vinyl for the white pieces.  The Indian face and leaves stay in proportion and lined up that way.  Since the pieces are small, I used painters tape as the transfer medium.  First attach the vinyl to the top sheets and then add the other embellishments and your pictures.  

Now you can attach the two pages together with the top page centered on the bottom page.  Notice the border around the top page.  I think it adds a touch extra to the page.

 Your page is finished.

Crazy Horse 2 page Layout

Congratulation on Your Weight Loss Card

My friend Faith recently posted about reaching another weight loss goal so I made her this Weight Loss Card.  I know she follows this blog so. way to go Faith.

I used some rolled flowers I made.  To see how to make them go here.  I also used a butterfly I made.  To see that tutorials go here.

This card is called a slanted easel card.  It fits nicely in an A2 envelope.

You will need:

        • Heavy cardstock for the base
        • various pieces of cardstock 
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • Foam tape
        • Butterfly and Rolled Flowers (see links above)

Cutting the Card

I made this card out of plain cardstock but the dark red colored paper could very easily be patterned.  The light pink needs to be solid for all the writing to show up.

Cut the card base and the cricut will do the writing.  I used a black pen.  If you want to change what the card says, that can easily be done before cutting.  

Once the card is cut re-crease the folds and work the card a little.  First assemble the embellishments.  Don’t glue down the scale until the rest of the card is assembled.  Attach the front of the card to the inside of the top triangle of the base card only.  This allows the card to stand.


Then fold the card forward, so that the front stands up.  With little pieces of foam tape attach the scale so that it catches and holds up the front of the card.


The card fits in an A2 envelope.  I would put a little padding in so the embellishments aren’t crushed.And you’re done. Enjoy

Halloween Spiral – I Can’t Stop Making Them

This Halloween Spiral decoration is cute and fun.  And it is easy to make.   Now  I can’t stop making them.  And I found so many ways to arrange them.

You can make this Halloween Spiral bigger if you want, just change the size in Design Space but I designed it to make four per sheet.   Make a whole bunch  of them and decorate for your Halloween Party  or classroom.

Martha Stewart inspired this decoration.  I have her “tool” to cut them by hand but, as you know, I can’t cut a straight line if my life depended on it.  That’s why I own a Cricut.

What you will need

        • Cardstock 
        • glue gun
Flower from Halloween Spiral
Paper Selection

The cut file is very simple and can be cut from anything.  I have designed it so that four of the spirals can be cut from on piece of 12 X 12 cardstock.  So you are in total control of your final project.  Use your imagination.

If you use one sided paper, like the orange ones, then the white side adds more color.  But solids work too.  I really like the glitter paper and want to try vellum next.

Once they are cut, be careful taking them from the mat.  Depending on your paper they can tear easily.


Halloween Spiral Placement 2

Starting with the center cuts, join the points together in the center with a glue gun.  I tried liquid glue and it just isn’t strong enough or dry fast enough.  Then work your way out, alternating front and back until the spiral is done.  I didn’t glue them together until I made the last one below.  That way I had the ability to try different arrangements.  I have tried lots and I am trying more.  I will add them when I do.

They can be hung individually or combined in many ways, as you can see, to make a decoration

Alternating colors all glued together
Alternating colors all glued together