Friday, March 19, 2010

A very Cricut-ty Layout

The Cricut and SCAL software did the heavy lifting on this layout about a 'date' day we had last spring.  We were looking for something different.  We both love books so I did a search for library book sales in our state and found one in Mocksville - about one hours drive.  This happened to work out perfectly for take-out from Lenny's favorite roasted chicken place in Statesville.  They mostly do catering and only offer take-out on Wednesdays and Fridays.  We are seldom in their area, particularly on the right day and time. 

We bought lots of cheap movies (we have yet to watch), books on tape (for him), and cookbooks for me.  It was a beautiful day and a great cheap date.

Project Notes:
  • I used SCAL software to create the latice border by just typing a bunch of X's (XXXXXXX pushed together makes a lattice look).  Well, it took a little more time than that to get it right but now I have that frame saved.  It is cut from Papertrey Ink cardstock which is very thick.  I should have used a 6 cutting depth.  The 5 setting I normally use for SU! cardstock cut this paper but I had to press out the little pieces and trim off some frayed edges.
  • The branch is a tree image turned on it's side with a few little branches erased out before cutting.  It was pretty fast.  The petals are torn off a silk hydrangea purchased from the floral department at Hobby Lobby.
  • The open book was made using a Wingding character and my SCAL software also. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Ingredients:  DSP:  Sweet Pea by SU!
Cardstock:  Spring Moss by PTI; Kraft by SU!
Gold brads and Kiwi Kiss ribbon:  SU!


  1. Oh this is the loveliest scrap page!! Beautiful cherry blossoms!!

  2. This is such a great layout! I LOVE the lattice border- so clever and very striking. It sounds as if you had a really fun "date"! :-)


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