Monday, July 28, 2014

Christmas in July Exploring Cricut and More Blog Hop

Happy Monday and welcome to Exploring Cricut and More Christmas Blog Hop. The holiday season will be here before you know it and what better way to beat the heat than to start some of your Christmas projects. You can make a card, layout or project with the Christmas theme and enter our challenge at Exploring Cricut and More.  I had an opportunity to get some scrapping done with friends and created this 2 page Christmas layout to share with you today.

I used my Cricut and Silhouette Cameo to create this 2 page layout. I really like how the Silhouette creates a shadow for any font you have loaded on your computer. It's super simple. Just select the words you want to shadow and hit the Offset key and your shadow is made. I used a white pen to highlight the berries and a black pen to draw the lines on the leaves and bow.  The wave was created by using a wave ruler from Creative Memories.

The list is below if you get lost along the way!  Our Design Team has some awesome projects for inspiration and at the end you will be able to enter the challenge to show us a Christmas project. Some of us have blog candy to give away so be sure to check that out as well.  You have until Saturday to enter our challenge:)

Here is the line up for the hop. 


2 x 12 2 page layout
Bo Bunny, AC papers
Title - Silhouette Cameo font from computer
Holly, bow and berries - Christmas Solutions Cartridge 10.67", 10.67", 3.41"
Wreath - Joys of the Season Cartridge 10.19"
black micro pen, white pen

Head on over to Sharon at for your next wonderful creation!!

Thanks for stopping by!



Unknown said...

Fantastic layout!!! Beautiful and you are so right about how easy it is to shadow your letters in cameo.

ScrappyHorses said...

I am loving the colors you used! The shadow really pops the sentiment. Fun pics, too!

Martha Herrera said...

I love your layout! You've inspired me to get back into scrapbooking!

Lauren Sackman said...

I love this layout and its perfect for a Christmas album. You did a very good job.

Lauren Sackman said...

Perfect Layout! I love that its a 2 pager. You did a great job.

Tina H said...

I love how the pictures are showcased in you layout! It's all about the pics! Great job :)

Unknown said...

Very nice 2 pg layout!

Unknown said...

Very nice 2 pg layout!

Carol's Creations said...

Great 2 page layout. I love all of the holly leaves.

Carol (Carol's Creations)

Michelle N. said...

Great layout-I love Holly! And I still have my rulers from CM (somewhere!). You've inspired me to try and find them!

Sharon said...

Fabulous layout Annette!!! Love the holly and berries and that great bow. The title is fabulous. Wonderful photos and great memories!! :)

teachermom5 said...

Your layout is fabulous, love the gel pen on the holly berries. This is such fun challenge!

Crystal said...

I love your layout! Great job.

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Fantastic LO! TFS.

Liz O. said...

Fantastic LO Annette! TFS!
have a wonderful day!