I'm sorry it's taken me awhile to get another project posted. I've been in a bit of a funk lately. You know how it goes...sometimes life just gets a little overwhelming. But, yesterday I found myself wanting to create, and I hope you like the end result.
This layout was inspired by someone very special...and although I have yet to meet her, I admire her so much. Her name is Robyn and she owns My Pink Stamper. Some of you may be familiar with her work (as I have a link posted on both of my blogs). But, in case you're not, let me tell you a little about her.
Robyn is a former Stampin' Up demonstrator; wife; and a mother to five beautiful children. She has the sweetest, kindest spirit and makes fantastic videos teaching others how to use their Cricut machine. She has made almost 200 projects on video. I have learned so much from her and enjoy my Cricut so much more because of her efforts. She also has two additional DVD sets for sale as well as two stamp sets she designed which compliment the Cricut cartridges perfectly. All of these can be found at Custom Crops online (link below).
Anyway, on with my story...
One day Robyn posted the CUTEST card using the Paisley cartridge. It was so happy and cheerful...perfect for Spring time!! Her card inspired me so much, that I thought: how fun would it be to use her card as inspiration and design a layout around it?! So, that is what I did.
So with her permission, I am sharing this "My Pink Stamper inspired" layout with you. It is in honor of Robyn and her enormous talent and hard work.
If any of you have not checked out the My Pink Stamper website, I highly recommend it!! It's wonderful for Cricut users of all levels. If you are more of a visual type of person, you will love it. She not only designs the projects on video. In many cases, she walks you through step-by-step, including cutting the pieces out with the Cricut machine.
My Pink Stamper Website: http://www.mypinkstamper.com/
Custom Crops website is : http://www.customcrops.com/
And if you would like to see the original card that inspired this layout, Robyn has "labels set up on the bottom of her home page. Click on the one called "Paisley". A new window should pop up. Scroll down and you will see her adorable bumble bee card!
And here is my layout based on her card:
Not sure if this picture is any closer up, but just in case:
All of the bees, as well as the flowers, have pop dots behind them.
And a close up of the cute bumble bee all glitzed up using stickles!
Now for the dimensions:
Black cardstock (background) ~ 12x12
Fushia cardstock ~ 11 1/2 x 11 1/2
Light Pink cardstock ~5 1/2 x 11
Green strip ~ 3 1/2 x 11 1/2
Black lace border on green strip was made using a Martha Stewart punch. I believe it is called "doiley".
Font: A Child's Year cartridge ~ letters are 1 1/2" (paper saver button on)
Bumble Bees: Paisley cartridge ~ 3 " (Please note: When making the flowers, be sure to use the layers 1 button and not the "button" function key. If you select the "button" function key, you will get a flower much larger and as such, will not fit on your bee diecut. Trust me, I learned this the hard way! LOL
Photo Corners were made with the square paper shapers punch. However, you can use any square image on your Cricut for this purpose. I believe the George cartridge has a square on it. The square dimensions are as follows:
2 black ~ 1 1/2 " (cut in half from corner to corner)
2 green 1 1/4" (also cut in half from corner to corner)
Black ~ 4 1/2 x 6 1/2
White ~4 1/4 x 6 1/4
I hope I haven't missed anything, but should you have any questions, please be sure to ask! And as always, I love hearing your comments!