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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Celebrate The Occasion: Birthday with a Balloon -- 12x12 Layout... :)

Happy Tuesday everyone!!  It's one of my FAVORITE days -- and time for another challenge at Celebrate The Occasion!!!  This week we were asked to create a card, layout, or 3D project with a Birthday Theme AND at least one balloon!!  Sometimes it's the "twist" that catches me up, so I'm so glad I remembered to add a balloon (or three) to my project!! :)

The AWESOME Design Team has some WONDERFUL inspiration for you, so I really hope you'll pop over and check out all the GREAT ideas!!  For my project, I created a bright and colorful 12x12 layout using two of my "oldie but goodie" Cricut Cartridges -- Lyrical Letters and Celebrations!!
If you have the Celebrations Cricut Cartridge, but haven't had it out for a while, I really encourage you to dust it off and give it another look-see -- There are so MANY fun cuts on this cartridge!!  To help you discover a few of the hidden treasures on this cartridge, I'm sharing one of my Cricut Cartridge Tutorials with you today...  Feel free to click on each of the following pictures to enlarge them and print them off on 8.5x11 paper to find out how to create every cut on this page!!  For a little more "pizazz" you can substitute some decorative paper or add some embossing and pen work...  One of the GREAT things about this tutorial is that you can create this entire layout using mostly SCRAPS!!  Here are all the details...



I hope you will enjoy creating this layout for yourself -- And hopefully you will find a few new features hidden in these cartridges too!! :)  If this cartridge tutorial is something you enjoy (and find helpful), please be sure to leave me a comment letting me know -- It really helps me to know if this is something I should do again!! :)

Now, pop on over and visit my creative friends at Celebrate The Occasion to link up YOUR card, layout or project celebrating a Birthday (be sure to use a balloon) for a chance to WIN this month's PRIZE!!  You have until Sunday, September 25th at 11:59pm to add your take on the Challenge!!  Hope to see you there!! :)



Until next time,

12 comments:

Georgiana said...

I love your layout. I think it is all those vibrant colors on the black. Oh, and definitely the banners and balloons!

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Nicole said...

Bold colors!! Love it! Great tutorial also.

Nicole

Esther said...

Really cute LO!

Brenda said...

I so love the bright colors on the black background. I wish I had this cart, it looks like a lot of fun. Great job as always
Hugs
Brenda
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Lisa said...

I really love this layout!!! black is not a color i would think to sue for the base color on a birthday page but wow did you make it turn out breathtaking!!!!!

Have a scrap- happy day!
Lisa G
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

Kelly S said...

Great layout, Amy! The colors really pop off the black background. Love it!!!

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Such a beautiful layout as always!

Laurie said...

I love this layout!!! It's so cute! Laurie fellow dt member
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out! Love the colors!

Charlotte said...

Amy, This is a wonderful LO. I love these beautiful bright colors.

Sue said...

Amy, this is so neat. I'm always a little timid about lay outs. 24 square inches always seems so huge, and often I'm only doing one picture. I really like this LO. Thanks so much for the detailed instructions - a real blessing for me. I don't have the Celebrations cart but I hope it is still available! TFS
Sue

Trail of Treasures said...

Such a fabulous layout Amy!! The colours are so bright and cheery!! People are gonna love the layout tutorial!! Just stunning!

Hugs,
Tracey - fellow DT member
www.trailoftreasures.com

 
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