I used to handcut shapes for the frames around my photos, then I found some plastic forms to use which could be cut around. But I never got the polished, finished look that a diecut shape from the Cricut machine gave me. Using the Cricut is so much fun too!.
Making a scrapbook layout using the Cricut machine is relatively easy to make. It takes some practice to master the skills for using a personal die-cutting machine like the Cricut Create. Then after a period of time, you will find that you start to experiment using some of your own creative ideas.
I first determined the size of the frames I would need for the three photos I wanted to feature. Then I cut the photos to fit inside the frames. It is much easier than trying to figure out what the actual photo size will be with a specific sized frame.
I can't say enough about this kit that can be purchased for use with the Cricut.
A small ruler, a sharp poker, a spatula, and a smoothing tool are among the items you get.
I used the poker constantly to remove the cutouts from the cardstock without bending or tearing, especially the intricate designs.
Cricut Cartridge: Sentimentals
Stamp: Stampin'Up! "For Everything"
Cardstock: Heavy Weight from the DCWV Royal Garden and DCWV Lemon Flower stacks
Blade Depth: #2
Step by Step
For Each Photo:
Cut one <Frame3>, pg 30, size 2" using the Tag and Frame3 keyboard Key. This will cut a smaller cutout for journaling.
Arrange and adhere the photos to the cardstock.
I used the small flower from the Stampin'Up "For Everything" collection to embellish the Cricut machine diecuts.
Coming Soon...my new Stampin'Up stamp roller. This will stamp a design across a piece of cardstock.