Thursday, June 2, 2011

100 + Cartridge Blog Hop

You should have come from Lauren's Blog.   If you did not, please go to Erica's Blog

I selected Summer in Paris, Plantin Schoolbook and Happy Hauntings for my cartridges. 

Summer In Paris
The bottle/glass is cut at 4.99 x 9.34. and the word Wine is from Plantin Schoolbook and cut at 9.26 x 3.
I used magnet paper (the kind HP sells) and then I covered it with paper.  I used Stampin Up and Paper Company Value Pack Paper.

Summer in Paris car cut at 3.89 x 2.13
Welded Plantin Schoolbook cuts Happy  1.92 x.89, Sweet 2.33 x 1.47
Plantin Schoolbook 16  - .95 x 1.75
I used a DCWV black card, layered with ColorBok patterned paper.  I also used Colorbok cream pearlescent paper and DCWV black paper.   Added some bling for exhaust.

Happy Hauntings
I love finding new ways to use seasonal carts.  All cuts on this page are from Happy Hauntings.
For the Salem Title I used spooky font and welded it together.  Cut size is 4.57 x 1.69.  I then added white gel pen for embellishment.   The witch is cut at 2.37 x1.81 and I used the shadow layer.  All cut out on black DCWV paper
The tombstones  Smallest is cut at 1.3 x 1.81, larger cut at 2.19 x 3.06 and I used part of the layer feature that was cut in a gray scrap.   The journaling tag was cut from Coredinations paper using the tag under the vampire shadow feature key.   It is cut at 2.7 x 3.05.
The background paper is from Colorbok and so are the gold photo mats.

Plantin Schoolbook

I absolutely love this cartridge!

The following layout is unfinished as I am waiting for the photo from the photographer.  The colors I selected should work well with the photo, I just want to wait to see what looks best for the photo mats before cutting and placing them on the layout

I wanted a water spout to make this page, but I don't have one.  So I created it myself on the gypsy using 4 parts found on Plantin Schoolbook (see waterspout post for directions)  I wanted it to be large to make the spider look "itsy bitsy".    I cut it out of coredinations paper and sanded the edges to make them look worn.   The spider is from Happy Hauntings and is cut at 1.5 x 6.49.
I used White textured Colorbok cardstock for The Itsy Bitsy Spider Title using Plantin Schoolbook font.  I then used orange Coordinations for the shadow.  
The is welded and cut at  1.62 x .85
Itsy is welded and cut at 2.16 x 1.64
Bitsy is welded and cut at 2.61 x 1.67
Spider is cut at 1.5 height

The background paper is DCWV from the Doodlin' Around Stack.  I will use a combination of green/orange/white, depending on how it looks with the photo for the mat.

Last fall we went on vacation to New England.  I took a what seems like a million photos and just now getting around to making layouts.   This page will be the first in the book.  I used Photoshop Elements to make a photo collage using photos from the 4 states we visited.  I used a brown mat and layered it on top of DCWV Doodlin' Around and Colorbok textured card stock.  I then created the New England Title using the regular font shadow with the italic font and welded it together.  I then cut out the New in tan and adhered it to the title.  I used The Paper Company's textured value pack paper in brown and tan.  The cut size is 6.58 x 2.33.
Road Trip is cut using the Roly Poly font and is cut at a height of 1.30.  I cut 2 at the same size, brown and tan.  It gives it just a bit of dimension.   I then added leaves cut at .96 x 1.22 and 1.25 x 1.59.

I created this tag for one of the Vermont layouts I plan to do for a page in our New England trip scrapbook.   I used the mountain and adjusted the size to get a layered mountain look and have room for Stowe. 
Stowe is welded and cut at 3.15 x 1.08
Green Mountain is cut at 3.56 x 2.76
Yellow Mountain is cut at 3.56 x 2.19
The brown I cut by hand to fit.  I inked all the edges and used popdots between the yellow and green mountains for some dimension.

I printed all photos on my laser printer on plain cardstock paper.   Cheers I just hand cut around the sign, inked the edge with black and placed it on a black piece of cardstock.   I absolutely love the skyline on Plantin Schoolbook and I added the end cap feature for the skyline and combined it with the tag feature with the word Boston.   This was cut twice once in red with the word Boston hid so it wouldn't cut, the top layer in Black.  I adhered these together and set aside.   I then cut the skyline in black and its shadow in yellow.   I then glued together and used pop dots to attach the Boston Tag to the skyline.    The width is 5.37 on all cuts.  Skyline height is 2.69 and the Boston tag height is .78.  
I then cut out 2 Roly Poly Tags with one cut a bit larger to use for my journaling tag.   I added a heart brad that I colored with a silver sharpie, because we loved Boston.

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Courtney Larson said...

My daughter was excited to see Tink. Great job on your projects

Amanda said...

These are all great!! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Great projects!!

Aman said...

Great projects! I will scraplift many!

Ricki said...

Your Sweet 16 card is adorable!

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Super cute projects. The sweet 16 card is my favorite!

SueNJ said...

Awesome projects. Love the Itsy Bitsy spider one :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

BunnyFreak said...

Great projects.

KAT said...

wowza, great projects! the dcwv doodlin around is gaining in popularity. i used it in one of my projects also. nice blog.

HotPinkScrapper said...


Rene said...

wonderful job..♥ them

Lady Fair said...

Love what you did with the car, very clever!

Linda said...

ALL fantastic projects! Can't wait to see more! Aloha, Linda

kimberlin845 said...

Love your projects! New follower!!

mysweetpaperdreams said...

VERY CUTE< loved the spider! great job! TFS

Janeen said...

Love all of your projects! Looks like you have been busy!Great idea for the water spout! Cute sweet 16 card! All of your projects are awesome! TFS! I'm a new follower! :)
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Shell said...

Thank you so much for sharing your talents, the layouts are great.
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TerryM said...

great projects, love the Tinkerbell.

Autumn said...

Great projects!! Love to see how you've found new ways to incorporate the seasonal carts!! :) TFS!!

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Charlotte Cornett said...

Great job on your projects!!!

Cheryl's Crafting Corner said...

Love your projects! Well done!!

Gaylynn said...

The bottle & glass with the project is so unique.

katieo said...

Lots of layouts and fun projects."summer in Paris" is my favorite cartridge.

Connie Layman said...

Love the Boston! My dd lived there for awhile

'Chelle said...

Your pages all look great TFS!
Is there a particular cardstock that you recommend printing pictures on in the laser printer? Is your laser color? I have a color laser printer & want some high quality paper to print photos on & don't know what to get...Right now I just have some heavier weight printer paper but it's not what I *REALLY* want... I'd love some suggestions.

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone!

Chelle, to be honest I don't usually print photos on my laser printer and its just black toner. I tried it for that layout because I wanted black and white. I printed on cheap paper company value pack paper and it worked for what I wanted.

Another option for paper might be the heavier cardstock that they sell at Staples and other office supply. If I remember correctly, it has more of a shiny surface. The OWH site said it works great for cards, so if you don't like how it prints, it wouldn't be a complete waste of money.