Friday, January 18, 2013

We Are Together

Here's a kit I finished a couple weekends ago. We just came from a couple months of doing things with our families. Not all of it may have been holiday related! I design these kits for a few friends of mine and they like these more general pages sometimes.  :) As a bonus, everything in this layout was from my stash!

I really like the "bird on a wire" imagery I found in the printed papers. I wanted a border along the bottom that mimics the print. I did a search on my Gypsy and didn't find anything like that on any cartridge I had. So, I created my own!  I am providing a link to the gypsy file below, please feel free to use it on your own pages! If you post it on your blog, let me know, I'd love to see it. :)

The images I chose are a little whimsical but kind of formal. I wanted a bird image but I also chose the chair because when we visit some of my family, we spend a lot of time sitting and watching the birds through their patio doors. The images evoke those wonderful memories of past gathers for me.

Adhesive-backed pearls add accents to the cuts.
I design on my Gypsy and sometimes I don't pay much attention to sizes. I will list the sizes here but if you don't have a Gypsy, you can always round the size to the nearest quarter inch.

The bird and birdcage are from Sophie, and were cut at 5.38"
The label behind is cut from Elegant Edges at 4.7"
"Together" is from Sophisticated and cut at 2.75"
"we are" is also cut from the Sophisticated font, cut at 1"
The chair is from Sophisticated and cut at 5.69"
The birds on a wire were welded from several cartidges: a stretched dash from Plantin and birds from Heritage, Everyday Pop-up Cards and Picturesque.

Cricut Info and supplies used:
Cricut machines used:  Expression, Gypsy
Cartridges used: Sophie, Elegant Edges, Sophisticated, Plantin, Heritage, Everyday Pop-Up Cards, Picturesque
Other Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock, We R Memory Keepers Antique Chic printed cardstock, adhesive flat-back pearls, Distress Ink Black Soot, adhesives

1 comment:

  1. I love this layout. The whole design looks great and you used some fun cuts