Tuesday, May 17, 2011

13th Birthday Layout

This was my first project with my E2. You might have seen my post from yesterday where the E2 was cutting pink cardstock, it was for this layout.

For some odd reason I had only one picture from my daughter's 13th birthday. Well I know the reason. I had went through a bad breakup just the day before and while I wasn't in the frame of mind to take pictures I sure wasn't going to let my daughter miss out on having something for such a milestone birthday so I picked myself up decorated the dining room, got her gifts ready and got her a cake.

Anywho, I am so loving Elegant Edges!! My friend AllisonF was sweet enough to sell me the extra one she had. I don't think I will be needing to buy anymore border punches either!! The borders are GORGEOUS!

Supplies Used:
Cricut - E2; Celebrations cart, Elegant Edges cart
Patterned paper - Creative Imaginations
Cardstock - various
Cat Eye chalk ink
3/8" grosgrain ribbon
Signo Um 153 gel pen

I did use the hide contour feature so I could get all the colored layers I was wanting for the "13".

While this is a fairly simple layout it doesn't look like it because of all the colors. I sometimes think the more color in a layout the more difficult it looks when in truth, it isn't.

The tags and border of presents are from Celebrations. If you don't have that cart I highly recommend it! I know probably most older Cricut users have it and some new users may not know about it.

I just noticed, I did do some stitching on the layout! See what happens when I don't write a post as soon as I finish a project? I forget what all I did! I bet that never happens to any of you *okie rolls her eyes and thinks 'yeah right'*.


  1. Okie, I forget what i did 5 seconds after i do it! Love the layout!!

  2. Beautiful layout! I sooo want the elegant edges cart! I do have the celebrations cart thought. Paid less than 20 bucks for it at my local walmart last summer when they got rid of regular carts and replace them with the lites :)


  3. Very nice layout! I, too, love the Elegant Edges cart. --Pat N.

  4. Very cute layout Okie. Sometimes life tries to knock us down in the midst of times that should be Joyous. Good thing you were able to bounce back and show your daughter some L-O-V-E! Smooches... scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

  5. For not being in the mood to party.. I say you did a wonderful job. What a great momma! :o) And that layout is fab! I really really need to get to working on my layouts!

  6. love the layout I do have
    the celebration cart and have
    not used ot for a long time
    thanks for the inspiration


  7. I forget every time I turn around! LOL Adorable LO! And I'm Jealous cause you got Elegant Edges and I Don't! Darn it! :o) I'm working on finding it at a cheap price! :o)
    TFS! :o)

  8. This layout looks very pretty and very detailed. Looks like I'm going to have to start stalking the stores for Elegant Edges!

  9. I love it Okie, Did I see you stamped your 'base paper' with presents? Now, why haven't I thought of that myself, what a great way to tie into your theme, especially if you love the paper! Thanks so much, now I can't wait to pull out all my stamps and have another look at them! Awesome Layout! You're so talented! A Canadian fan!