Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge; which is the cartridge that came with my Cricut Create machine. This cartridge has some of the most basic frames for photos along with shapes you can use as frames.
|For a photo oval size of 4", Cut 1 each of <Label1), page 68, Real Dial Key, No Shift Key, 5 1/2", 5 1/4", 5". When placing the cutouts, stagger them by turning them a bit so they offset each other|
Years ago I purchased quite a few items from Creative Memories, a scrapbooking design and supply company. One of those items was a set of plastic oval patterns and small cutters that, when used with a self-healing mat, could be used to cut photos whatever shape desired. This can also be done by hand, using a X-Acto set of sharp knives if used carefully and slowly.
- One piece of advice: Cut the Cricut frames before you crop your photos. It's easier to adjust photo size.
- I lay the uncropped photo down and measure the size of the image I actually want to display on the scrapbooking page. Then through trial and error, using the white cardstock, I figure out which size frame will accommodate the photo size I need.
- Most of the cutouts I used were sized to my individual photos so I couldn't really tell you the exact size.
- Measure the length of an oval, make your cutouts 1/4" - 1/2" larger is a good rule of thumb.
|For this photo, I saved the oval cutouts from another project to frame the smaller photo. I used <Frame2>, page 29 for that project and that is where the oval shape came from. This can also be cutout by hand or using a pattern and cutters.|
|Using the ovals leftover from the previous project, I adhered three together. You could use the cutout <Frame2>, page 29, with Tag Key, No Shift. This will give you an oval too.|
|Cut two <Label1>, page 68, Real Dial Key, no Shift. I added a few embellishments to the layout. The small white bows.|
|The "Flag" and "Stars & Stripes" acrylic stamps were stamps I purchased years ago|
I found a set of "Celebration" acrylic stamps along with hundreds of others which can be purchased at Lynn Pratt's Stampin'Up Website. I plan to purchase stamps from Stampin'Up because of the amazing variety and array of stamps available. Checkout Lynn's blog for more stamping ideas.
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