Monday, April 4, 2011

Mary Poppins meets Elegant Edges

This layout really is an ode to one of the newest cartridges released by Provo Craft - Elegant Edges. I have been pretty good lately about resisting the new releases until this cart! It is one of the best carts that PC has to offer - it is completely full and offers so many possibilities. I brought it to my swarm with me and used it on every single layout I made that day.

The details:

This layout started off as a sketch challenge on the Circle board and this is the sketch (courtesy of Page Maps). My biggest "thing" with a sketch is I find them a great starting point but I can never stick to them completely, even I am the one who drew the sketch!

And when I say, this really is about a layout dedicated to Elegant Edges, every single cut is off the cart. This was the first layout I did with it and I just played away! ( I won't tell you that I only brought a few sheets of the papers and had to make every cut count.)

 The red scalloped "border" page (with the white daisies) in the background is actually one of the borders (page 65 border + shift), sized it at .64 inches and laid it on the gypsy mat 3 times, welded it together and then to a large rectangle, and then flipped the border piece and welded it to the bottom of the rectangle. Now the Cricut doesn't cut all the way to the edge so when it was done cutting I had to do a little snipping but it worked!

The piece behind the large picture is the Eyelet cut (page 52) cut at 8.20 inches with both layers cut out. The smaller pictures are matted on the same cut from that page, but the Frame cut option with the inner frame line hidden. The journal mat (or where the journaling will go when I get around to it) is I believe from page 49 - the shift cut and the shadow layer - cut at 5.20 inches.
The flowers are from Prima, the twine is Divine Twine and the brads are from Oriental Trading (I think).
I hope I have convinced you to add this to your "need" list, if not I have more to come!

If you are stopping by from the circle board and Pam's blog comment post, welcome!


  1. Cute layout. I love love this color. But a smack for enabling! I am holding for a while on this cartridge as lacey labels has most of the edges!

  2. Looks like a great cartridge that I need to buy for my collection. You know I love this LO!

  3. Very nice!! I have to use mine yet as I got it last week. I love the twine around the corner pics!! Very nice.

  4. Lovely layout! I agree with you about the cartridge, one of my favorites.

  5. I LOVE Mary Poppins!!! This is awesome!! I need to do some Disney scrappin' too!!

  6. Love this layout! The colors you chose are perfect for it! I think I need to add this cartridge to my wish list!!

    mb name: bugaloo

  7. Well just thanks a bunc, now I gotta get this cart!! I wasnt going to! lol (yea right!)
    Great layout!!

  8. OOh my goodness! I love this layout! You did an amazing job and now I MUST have this cart!

  9. WOW WOW WOW WOW your layout is awesome.