Monday, September 30, 2013

happy birthday layout with Artbooking (for BBTB2)

I've started playing with the new Artbooking cartridge (that I got for my birthday) for the BBTB2 challenge, selected by my fabulous DT sister Melanie!   I have a ton of birthday pictures to get scrapped from Son#1's b-day last week (and a few from mine), so I played with the birthday layout ideas.

This cartridge has TONS of overlays!  Artbooking is kind of different in the sizing from the typical cricut cart, so all this (frame, titles, overlays, presents, and cupcake) was cut at the 11 inch size-the handbook tells you the size to cut everything at.  (Very convenient if you are making the layout like theirs, not so much if you are trying to cut individual elements for your project, which I was trying to do for another project.)  The fun print papers are from the Bo Bunny Surprise collection.

Artbooking-all cuts, sized at 11 inches, including star overlay, picture frame, presents, cupcake, titles.
Paper-Bo Bunny Surprise collection prints and journal box, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink

Check out the DT projects for some overlay inspiration and link up your project with us :)


  1. Love, love this layout Michelle!! I always look forward to your layouts! I love the papers you used on this one and isn't the Artbooking cartridge so awesome?!! Hugs!

  2. I love your LO's too! This is so vibrant and fun. I think Artbooking is fab but as a cardmaker sizing is a pain!! lol
    Jayne x

  3. What a fun layout !!! Wow this cartridge has so many wonderful elements to add to cards and layouts !!! I really love this !!


  4. Boy I really do have to great Artbooking! Your design is awesome! So bright and happy love it! Thank you for the warm welcome your kindness is so thoughtful! Blessings!

  5. What a fun layout - great colors too!

  6. I love the pretty bright colors and papers. This is such a fabulous layout. I didn't realize the stars were an overlay. Wow! Love all the images. You are really tempting me to get this cartridge.

  7. Oh I love it Michelle!! All of the cuts are awesome!! :)

  8. This is a fabulous layout! I love everything about it! Not to mention, you used my new favorite cartridge!

  9. Love this layout for a birthday! Great ideas and colors! So fun! Thanks for sharing your talent!