This weekend I have been scrapbooking a lot and making many pages, trying to get caught up on life’s most recent events. Scrapbook pages can take a lot of time, and much of that time is wasted searching for matching cardstock and embellishments. I don’t enjoy spending my time doing this, and that’s why I so often go with Simple Stories Collection Kits! The 12″ x 12″ patterned cardstock sheets and included embellishments already match. Look what I made with the Easter Collection Kit: Continue reading “Easter Scrapbook Layout Tutorial – Silhouette Project” »
For April, we have a few fun new designs by Aaron Meyers. April showers bring May flowers, and while you’re inside this rainy season, maybe kill some time by doing a few of our free .SVG designs. These designs will work with your favorite electronic cutting machine. In this installment, we have two very fun solutions for you: (1) complete Easter scrapbook layout and also a (1) die-cut motorcycle shape.
To get the designs, just scroll to the bottom of this post and click on the links (if you are in the blog feed, you will not see the download links until after you click on the blog post title). Upload the designs to your CAMEO 3 or Cricut Explore Air and let the machine do the cutting for you. You can save on all the craft material for your project here, whether you need patterned paper or poster board.
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I consider myself to be a “cute” scrapbooker, meaning that I am drawn to designs you might refer to as adorable shapes and vibrant, bright colors, particularly pastels, which is why Easter is one of my favorite holidays. I think the fact that I have kids is one of the reasons I’m so partial to cute designs. When I’m making a layout for my boys, cute designs are typically better thematic matches for my photographs and memories. Or maybe I’m just a big kid at heart, either way I feel like I am #winning.
So for this first layout, I thought I would change the pace and go for a more classic look. The background for this layout is from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge. It only has the scallops on the one side, so I added two of them and welded them together. Dimensions = 11.25″ x 11.25″.
The circle doily is from the Edge to Edge Cricut cartridge and was cut out at 11″. The flower (4″) is cut from Kate’s ABCs, the final piece is the tag and it is is also 4″ and the Happy Easter was drawn on using the Cricut Explore. Just added a little bit of faux stitching and that’s it! I really enjoyed making this layout, and I just couldn’t stop there. I had to make myself something cute, too…
…so I went with this darling rabbit and made another fun Easter scrapbook layout. This one took a little more time than I’m used to. I started out with my Cricut machine, but then ended up using the Silhouette CAMEO, as well.
I just couldn’t find the perfect bunny on any Cricut cartridges (Cricut does have a lot of cute bunnies, though) and I when I was running through some Silhouette images, I immediately fixated on this little guy.
I guess that’s why some people own both electronic cutters – you get the best of both worlds! If you only have one or the other, no big deal, they are both great machines. You can make due with just one electronic die-cutting machine.
if you have access to Silhouette designs, they have some very cute eggs and Happy Easter phrases that you can use, or if you craft with Cricut, you can find a cute bunny to sub in (try the Create a Critters cartridges).
This layout has so many components, I thought a boring list of bullet points would be the best way to go over the details:
- The Eggs: Easter Magic are cut at 3.75″ each
- Happy Easter: Easter Magic at 3.00″
- Bunny Backside: Is just made up of shapes Bum
- Bum: 3.50″ circle
- (2) Feet: 2.25″ oval
- (6) Toes: 0.30″ circle
- 12″ x 4″ stip
- (3) 3.75″ squares
- (3) 3.50″ squares
- Bunny is 5.00″ and is called Bunny w/ Large Egg in the Silhouette Design store (his eyes are stamped).
Finally, I made a few quick cards that were mostly created with scraps of material! I always have small amounts of beautiful craft paper and it’s hard to find uses for them. Well, this is where you use those! These are all 4″ x 4″ cards. Various cartridges give you an option to cut blank cards or (Pro tip) you can just use a 4″ x 8″ rectangle, score it in half, and now you have a card.
When the machine comes into play, you need to attach the bunny, or egg, or whatever simple image you are using for the card so that when it cuts, you will be left with a silhouette of the image. If you are using the Cricut Explore, don’t forget to add a score line.
When I say simple image, I mean shapes without much detail. I used the Holiday Cakes Cricut cartridge for these cards. The bunnies are cut at 2.71″, Happy Easter at 2.30″, and the Eggs at 3.35″.
Now for the fun and easy part! Gather all your tiny scraps we talked about and cut them into about 3.50″ lengths and whatever width you want (I didn’t measure mine – I just started cutting them out). Then, glue them to about a 3.50″ x 3.50″ square piece of paper. Get creative: you can overlap the materials or do whatever makes you happy! Once you have the 3.50″ square filled up adhere to the inside cover of your card. That’s it! It’s seriously that easy!
After I made the first three cards, I couldn’t stop! So, I made a few more and added some fun easy embellishments to them. If you are looking for ways to add a little something extra, here are some of the easy quick embellishing ideas I include to make them stand out more:
- emboss the card
- emboss the strips
- add some ink around the edges
- Sparkle Lightz
- faux stitching
You get the picture. You can add just a little bit to these cards and end up with a lot of character!
Happy Easter, Passover, and creating!
Wait until you see what we have in store for you with our free March .SVG downloads. Did you know that Easter is coming early this year? That’s right, it’s on March 27th, so don’t get caught by surprise – get your Easter card-making projects done early.
This month Aaron Meyers graces us with (2) St. Patty’s day cards, (2) Easter themed cards, and (1) calendar page design with (2) icons, one for each of the major holidays this month. Just use your favorite electronic cutting machine to create these designs out of your patterned paper.
We’ll start with this gem:
Check out part 1 of this post.
I love Easter so much I have another project, but if you’re getting sick of them, I promise this is my last Easter card post for the year! I generally don’t do a lot of Easter decorating at my house, but I do make a scrapbook album page every year. Have you made a scrapbook layout for Easter yet? If you have please share one with us. I’m a little disappointed I didn’t have the time to make one this year. I would love to see what you have come up with so I can copy your great ideas!
How to Make this Cricut Easter Card
So here are all the details of how you can make this fun card yourself! I used 3 Cricut cartridges for this one. The chick of course is from one of the best Cricut cartridges (ok so that’s just my opinion) the Create A Critter 2 Cricut cartridge. He was cut out at 1.75″ along with all his little layers.
The banners ( I think that’s what they are called) are from the When I was a Kid cartridge. I cut them out at .75″ for the top and bottom one, and 1″ for the middle one (that is the width of them not the height)! The Happy Easter is from the Holiday Cakes cartridge and was drawn on the oval using the Cricut Explore and one of the metallic markers.
The rest of this card is just rectangles and and squares which you could use your Cricut machine to cut the cardstock out just use which ever your favorite shape cartridge is and cut the rectangles out at 5″ x 7″ , 4.75″ x 6.75″ and 4.5″ x 6.5″ for the base of the card. And then for the square for the chick they are 2.25″ , 2.75″ and 3″ square.
I also added a lot of faux stitching to the whole card, you wouldn’t have to do that is looked just fine without it, but I wanted to add that extra little something to the card.
Check Out Our Easter Cards
I hope you enjoyed this card and the rest of the Easter cards I made this year! If you made any Easter Craft Share it with us on our Paper Crafting Fanatic’s Google + page. So you can inspire me and your fellow crafters, after all we only have a few days left before Easter. Save on Cricut scrapbook supplies online. We also carry tons of fun options for patterned cardstock.
Happy Easter creating!