Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Project #4!

Hi Everyone!

Happy Tuesday! I apologize that I haven't gotten around to posting this until now. Yesterday I was feeling a bit under the weather. Anyway, here we go!

Last week, I received my order from HSN for the "Straight From the Nest" cartridge. If you haven't seen this yet, the images on this are too adorable for words! I love the fact that they have such different features, such as corner images.

If you don't own "Straight From the Nest", you can use any cartridge that has a muffin/cupcake on it for this particular layout. Because our sweet doggie is named Muffin, I decided to title it as such. But you could change that and turn this into a super cute birthday layout!

Here is a picture of the entire layout:

Page 1:

Page 2:

Some close-ups of the YUMMY muffins!

A few things to note: First, I inked the blue muffn top with Tim Holtz Distress ink (Broken China). To edge around the top of the pink muffin, I used light brown chalk. With a brown Zig marker, I added the detailing around the muffin tin (with the broader tip). With the smaller tip, I added the little dots. Then, "Crystal" stickles were added to the cherries on top, to give them a bit of sparkle. Pop dots were also used behind all the muffins to give the pages more dimension.

Both the title and the photo mats were edged with a brown marker to allow them to really "pop" off the page. Give this technique a try the next time you don't feel like using the shadow feature on your Cricut! :o)

The brown edging around each mat gives the illusion that more layers exist than actually do.

Cupcakes: Straight from the Nest cartridge
4 @ 2"
5 @ 3"
"our": Alphalicious 1 1/4"
"sweet" : Paisley 1 1/2"
"muffin": From My Kitchen 1 3/4 "
Photo Mats:
Red--all 4x6"
Brown--all 3 3/4 x 5 3/4"
Small red hearts: EK Success thumb punch
Feel free to leave a comment or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email.
Have a great week!

1 comment:

Emma said...

WOW, This is such an ADORABLE layout!! I love it!

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