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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Playtime Layout using Christmas carts and update

Update: I am still staying with my daughter to help with new granddaughter who is  5 days old. Remember all comments this month go in a drawing till the end July for a $25 gift certificate to M's or J's in celebration of my 6 month blogaversary.  
Also Bobbi Jo of Sweet Sassy Diva is at CHA so check out her blog for pictures and videos.   
This is my project for the Sweet Sassy Diva Design Team today.  
I am  sharing with you today a layout I did with Christmas Solutions and Jolly Holidays.  I  had a hard time starting with this challenge that Bobbi Jo gave us.  I do love trying to use Cricut cart cuts in a different way. This idea came to me as I am trying to get a bunch of layouts done for pics of my wonderful granddaughters.   Here is the pictures of the two page layout I came up with starting with the toys.  The paper is from Water Colors by K and company which is a double sided stack I recently bought at Michaels.  
The banner is cut from Jolly Holidays at 5.24 on my Gypsy.  I then used my Gypsy to hid the letters on the inside cuts which spelled NOEL.  I then used font and shadow from Plantin cut at 1.25  to spell out PLAYTIME.  The picture on the right is the plain cuts and the right side is with faux stitches on letters.  
I then used the Christmas Solutions cart to cut out the bear and doll at 3 inches and the horse at 4 inches. The little girl is cut at 4 inches from Jolly Holidays and I hid the face and used a Peachy Keen stamp for the face.  I cut off the mittens and used the doll arms cut at 4 inches for her hands.  
I showed the cuts plain and then with Sharpie accents.   
I then decided to make what I call Lollipop flowers which are made from various size circles.  I cut out ornament shapes from the Christmas cart at 2.5, 2.0. 1.75, 1.5 and 1.0  and then trimmed to circles.  Next I layered them alternating paper (double sided) and punched with my Crop-a-dile and added brads for centers.  
I then added photo layout squares 5 x 5 and punched corners with a MS punch.  
Here are some closeups.  
Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share my layout. I can't wait to see what the other design team members come up with for this challenge.   Thank you again Bobbi Jo for having me on your blog.  


  1. Cute lo Suzanne! I love the papers and all the die cuts!! Your lollipop flowers are adorable on this lo too!

  2. I love this layout!! So glad you are getting this time to spend with your new grandbaby.

  3. Wow your blog has given me lots of Cricut inspiration, thanks!

  4. Beautiful layout, Suzanne. I love the flowers.

  5. What an absolutely sweet layout! I love the sweet die cuts you used! You are an inspiration to me and I want to pass on an award to you! Come by my blog to pick it up!
    Hugs, Sabrina

  6. This will be such a sweet layout with pics of your granddaughters!
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