by Richelle Naegle

Cricut Happy Spring LayoutThis fun springtime layout was created using the Edge to Edge Cricut cartridge for the background of the layout as well as the Create a Critter, Ribbons & Rosettes, and Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art cartridge for the rest of this layout. I know that’s quite a few cartridges for one layout, but I love how it turned out.

Creating a Layout with Edge to Edge

[caption id="attachment_831" align="alignleft" width="192"]Edge to Edge Cricut Cartridge ideas This is just the layout with the Edge to Edge Cricut cut[/caption]

The main goal was to show you what you could do with the Edge-to-Edge cartridge. As I was trying to figure out what to do with the layout and image, it just wasn’t working. So after thinking about it, I figured that this cartridge is best used for a scrapbook layout as a decorative background. Instead of spending money on expensive paper or searching for the perfect colors of background paper, you just use this cartridge to create your own.

So that’s what I did, used this cartridge for the background image. I cut it out at 11 ¾ so that I could get it the largest it would fit on a 12 x 12 sheet. You can easily just select the fit to page size on your machine and let it calculate it, it’s self so you don’t have to worry about how big you can actually fit the image.

Finishing Touches

Now for the rest of this layout! The grass at the bottom is from Ribbons & Rosettes Cricut cartridge I used the border 1 x 3 and cut the cardstock out at 1.12” using my gypsy. In order to get the grass to go from one edge to the other without having an edge I made it longer and used a 12 x 24 but only a 12 x 12 paper so that it would cut on the mat just a little on each side but not leave a border on the grass.Spring sun layout

From Create a Critter I cut out the sun at 3” and the tulips at 4” and the butterfly’s out at 1.5” with all their layers. I added a few pop-up dots between the layers on the sun to give it some dimension. As well as embossed all the little parts of the butterfly, sun, and flowers to give them some fun dimension as well.

Happy spring was cut out from the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art cartridge at 3” and the photo squares are made for two 4 x 6 photo’s as well as 4 3 x 3 photos.

Share Your Edge to Edge Creations

Do you have any fun Edge to Edge Cricut cartridge ideas that you have to share with us? This is definitely one of my new favorite cartridges so I want to see your ideas. Share them on our Paper Crafting Fanatics Google + page or Facebook or just leave me a note in the comments about what you would like to do or think would be fun to use this cartridge for. I love to be inspired by all of you!

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Happy creating