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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Die Cut Tuesdays with Michelle

Hello Paper Crafters and Welcome to the 1st edition of your Die – Cut Tuesdays with me!

Last week I blogged about how I needed to stretched my creative muscles. Well here I am starting with the concept of mixing up my die cutting tools. This week’s layout uses both the handy Making Memories Slice machine (available on special order from the Posh Designs Scrapbook Store) and my trusty Cricut.

Die-cut details:
Making Memories Slice machine with Basics 2 design card (layered butterfly):
  •  Bottom layer was cut at 3 inches
  •  Top layer cut at 2-1/2 inches using the coordinating layering piece to the above butterfly die-cut.
Cricut with Graphically Speaking cartridge (title):
  • Original design of this die-cut is shaped within a square box. I used the negative pieces (i.e. lettering) for my title.
  • Used {Image 43}, Dial size: 4 inches
‘Tell Me a Story Grandma’ is a perfect example of my Son’s everyday life especially whenever Grandma is around to baby-sit. I love to capture this type everyday moments of my family more so when Cole and his Grandparents are around.

Die-Cut Detail:
Making Memories Slice machine and Big Kids design card (title):
  • All letters were cut at 1 inch.
My ‘Load em Up’ layout is a fun one capturing Cole’s attempt to fit or jam as many items of Mommy’s scrapbooking supplies into his truck seat. Gotta admire my Son’s willingness to try eh!
One of my favorite ways to scrapbook is to take a whole bunch of photos and try to journalistically arrange them to tell its story with a little journaling. This is a great way to fit a lot of photos onto a page when stemming from a moment in time. Because if you are like me, you take a ton of photos and when it comes time to process them; you cannot just pick one to scrapbook. So I am here to say, ‘Don’t pick just one, Scrapbook them all!’!

Of course if you know me by now, I love to write and tell a story (albeit I may not be great at it but I sure try). These layouts are just a sample of how I love to take multi-photos and create a layout. Check out next week! I will show you how I arranged 19 photos onto a double page layout. The results are fantastic and I cannot wait to show you.

So I encourage you to try your hand at mixing up die-cutting machines as well as doing a multi-photo layout from a one moment in time. I can ensure you the possibilities you open up in doing so are truly endless.

Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful layout and pics love the papers!
    Thanks for the inspiration.



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