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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Frosted Designs Winter Wonderland Blog Hop

Welcome to the Frosted Designs Winter Wonderland Blog Hop!!!  You should have arrived from Marina.  Here is a complete list of blog hop participants in case you found me first, or get lost along the way!


Two ways to win the big prize at Frosted Designs

1. Have the phrase emailed to me at by midnright Sunday. (Subject Line should say "Blog Hop")
2. Link your LO to the Frosted Design Blog by Midnight Sunday.

The word you need from my blog is "STAYING".  Now on to my project:

I created a Winter Wonderland layout for my project today.

Our challenge this week at Frosted Designs is to use Vellum or Acetate in your project.  I used vellum because I had some on hand.
I wanted to print on my vellum with my Imagine.  In order to print on the entire 8 1/2 x 11 piece of vellum, I had to get creative.  You can print on certain shapes, but you can only size the height.  

After using my Gypsy to size and place the item where I want on my mat, I had to work around my limitations.   I opted to Print Page (which prints the entire 12x12 area) and filled in the rest of the mat with white cardstock.  I cut out a 8 1/2 x 11 section of the cardstock. I switched the overspray option to OFF. 

I used Enjoy the Seasons for my snowflake paper image.

Here is the printed paper and vellum.

I grabbed some snowflakes from When It's Cold Outside.  I sized them at 3.96, 4.20 and 5.25.  I moved them into an 8 1/2 x 11 rectangle of my mat.

Luckily I noticed the arrow was pointed the wrong way on my mat before I cut!! I rotated the snowflakes so they cut where the vellum is placed on the mat.  I opened another layer in my Gypsy and put some snowflakes from 1.75 - 2.05 inches across the top of the mat.

First I cut out the vellum.  I consulted my friend's site Above Rubie's Studio to check the Complete Cricut Cutting Guide.  In order to cut vellum, you need to set your Cricut to Regular Blade 4 (blade depth)-3(speed)-3(pressure).

When the vellum was cut, I selected Return to Design, switched my settings back to cardstock (5-4-4), switched Layers on my Gypsy and cut out the smaller snowflakes.

I cut out Winter Wonderland and the shadow from Winter Frolic at 3.47 inches for my title.  I layered the vellum snowflakes in the bottom right corner overlapping the picture.  I pop dotted the title on top of the smaller snowflakes, also overlapping the photo.  I put some gems on the snowflakes.

I had two of these crystal snowflakes and stuck them hanging off two corners of the page.

Here is a close up of the vellum snowflakes.

I don't use vellum very often, but I am glad I did!  I challenge you to use vellum or acetate and link up at Frosted Designs!!

Thank you for stopping by, your next stop in the hop is JONI


Amanda said...

LOVE these snowflakes. great layout Lori!! Thank you for sharing the how to on your layout


Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Thanks for the photo tut for snowflakes Lori, they are lovely.

Lori Comeau said...

Great layout. Love the title. Very dramatic.

missybossy65 said...

Ooh love the crystal snowflakes and the vellum is gorgeous! Beautiful job Lori, Ali x

Kim said...

LOVE how you did the vellum! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower. Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy at gmail dot com

Anna said...

Very nice LO! Love what you did with the vellum!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow, what an awesome page, your right the vellum is gorgeous and it is something that we need to use more often. Thanks for the challenge.

Sonia said...

Beautiful creation!.. thanks for share how you did your layout and the use of Vellum. Very inspirational.
New Follower!

KellyG said...

Great idea, love how your layout turned out!

Fern said...

Lori, your snowflakes are beautiful!!! I love how you always tell us exactly what you used and what size!! Great layout! Hugs!!

Connie said...

Great snowflakes. Thanks for the tutorial. said...

What gorgeous layout Lori!!! You just reminded me I do own a Imagine machine that is collecting dust! TFS and good luck on being publish (just read your year's goals!)

Heather P said...

Wonderful project and great tutorial- thanks for sharing!
Heather P

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out! Nice snowflakes!

Cricut Couple said...

This is gorgeous Lori! Don't you just love that Winter Wonderland Cut? it's like a theme park sign you just can't wait to get into. Hee! Hee! It's just wonderful!

yokaye said...

Beautiful! Love the vellum flakes!

junqueandroses said...

Beautiful layout I am a new follower

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful layout. Especially like the jewel embellishing of the snowflakes.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Carrie's Corner said...

Lovely LO. I really like the vellum snowflakes. Great hop!


sandee said...

Love the vellum snowflakes, they look gorgeous on your page! I am now following your blog too, loved your tutorial!

Ann said...

I love vellum! This layout is just beautiful!

Derv said...

love the vellum snowflakes

Kim said...

Beautiful LO! I love your vellum snowflakes AND how you placed the crystal flakes off the edges.

Angela said...

Love the title on your layout! So fun!