"Dance Recital" 12x12 Double Layout

This is a 12"x12" double layout featuring three 4"x6" photo mats. I used the Cricut Lite Twinkle Toes cartridge for all of the cuts on this layout.

As soon as I saw this cartridge, I knew that I wanted to use the stage as a photo frame but I had to get a little creative to make it work. I set my paper size on a piece of 8.5"x11" cardstock and cut the stage shadow on "fit to page" which cut the stage at 7.5". But when I tried to cut the curtain layers, they wouldn't fit...even on a piece of 12x12" paper. So I cut the curtains at the largest size possible which was 6" and popped them up on foam. Then I cut the valance layer twice in and layered the cuts. Surprisingly, these measurements work fairly well together. I cut the "dance recital" phrase at 2" and added it above the stage to create a title.

The dancers are cut at 4".

The tiara is cut at 1.25", the ballet slippers are cut at 4.5", the music bar is cut at 2" and the "ballerina" title is cut at 2".

The piano is cut at 4.5" inches and the "tiny dancer" title is cut at 2.25". I really like how many sentiment/frame shapes there are on this cartridge.

I cut the "stage fright" frame at 3" and used a Friskars date stamp to create a journaling spot. The "dance heart" title is cut 2". 

Products used:
Cricut cartridges: Twinkle Toes
Friskars Clear Stamps - Noted
Paper: Recollections cardstock



Savahanna said...

Gorgeous!!! I am loving your work

February 12, 2011 at 10:32 PM
Tracey said...

Just beautiful.......I love your layouts. TFS:)

February 13, 2011 at 5:03 AM
Sheila said...

OMG!! I love this! I am inspired to actually make a cute with my twinkle toes cartridge! Thanks for the following...following back!

February 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM
{Raechel} said...

OMG...This is tooo FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! I LOVE everything about this fantastic layout!!!

February 15, 2011 at 2:09 PM
Nubian Crafter said...

Awesome LO... TFS

February 15, 2011 at 9:51 PM
Staying Crafty said...

This is a phenomenal layout!

February 16, 2011 at 5:09 PM
Leinad said...

Wow, wow, wow! I absolutely LOVE your layout! I might need to scraplift (hope you don't mind!). Your projects are fantastic!

February 22, 2011 at 10:38 PM

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Hi, my name is Faith Abigail and I enjoy all forms of paper crafting. This blog features the cards, scrapbook layouts, mini-albums and 3D projects that I have created.