Monday, August 12, 2013

Out of this World layout (for Exploring Cricut)

Can a layout be out of this world?  I had so much fun making this layout for the BBTB2 this week!  Our DT sister Julie's challenge for us:  use a cricut moon and/or stars on a project.  I was pumped about this, becausewhile on vacation in Chicago last month, we went to the planetarium, so I made a layout for my planetarium pics.  Here it is:

I found the perfect title on the Nifty Fifties cartridge, of all places (for both the font and the Out of this World title)!  Here's how I found it-I used My Cut search (  For those of you who have never heard of it, My Cut Search is a free website that has a library of all the cricut cuts with a search function (it was made by a cricut user who has a programmer spouse).  You type in what you are looking for and you can see all the possible options from all the cartridges.  I use it to help me when I want to cut an image that I know is on many cartridges.  In this case, I was searching for rockets when I found my title.  I picked the stars from Plaintain Schoolbook and a moon from Create A Critter when I searched moon and stars.

Edited to add:  I don't have a gypsy, but for those that do, I'm told there is a search feature on it that will do the same thing.  Thanks Jaren!

Nifty Fifties-title, font
Create A Critter-moon
Plaintain Schoolbook-stars
Paper-DCWV All About Boys prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
My Mind's Eye twine
buttons-Stampin' Up

We love it when you join in our challenges at BBTB2, I hope you play along this week!  The design team always has great projects to inspire your crafting over at BBTB2! :)


  1. You are such a great scrapbooker! I am in awe of your talent!

  2. I'm with are a very talented scrapbooker! Fab LO.
    Jayne x

  3. I always use the search feature on my gypsy. It's amazing what cuts I have that I didn't even know! Cute layout!

  4. This is an amazing layout Michelle! I love the papers you used! You picked the most perfect title and moon and stars! I love "my cut search" too and the Gypsy does have a search feature but it doesn't work that well. I bet your pics will look amazing on this layout! Hugs!

  5. Wow, this is a perfect layout for the Planetarium. I love your rocket, moon and stars. I have used "My cut search" a lot too, very helpful for finding images!!

  6. Great layout! Love the rocket, moon and stars!! :)

  7. Oh Michelle this is fabulous! Ilove the colours you have chosen too! Wonderful take on the challenge!