"My Little Cupcake" 12x12 Double Layout

Edit: This project was featured on Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's Scrappin' Saturdays!


First of all, I apologize for the picture quality; I took these photos late this afternoon so there wasn't a lot of natural light left and the lighting in my house leaves a lot to be desired. If you guys have any tips for photographing your work, I would love to hear them. Also, some of the alignment may seem a little wonky but that's due to the weird camera angle. I promise all of the cuts were adhered completely straight and this layout looks much better in person.

This is a 12"x12" double layout featuring ten 2.5"x3.5" photo mats (a standard wallet sized photo) and one 4"x6" photo mat. I wanted to create a layout that would hold a bunch of photos and this one certainly does.


I used two different fonts from the Cricut Elegant Cakes cartridge. The standard font is cut at 3" and the plain font is cut at 1.25".


On the second page, the standard font is cut at 1.75".



I used the Martha Stewart Heart Chain Punch to add some detail...


...and some cute cupcake ribbon that matched my color scheme.



 I created two different cupcakes from the Sweet Treats cartridge at 2.25" each...


...and embossed them.


As always, all of my cuts are popped up on foam.


Products used:
Cricut cartridges: Sweet Treats and Elegant Cakes
Martha Stewart Around the Page Punch - Heart Chain
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Asian Bundle, Swiss Dots, Divine Swirls, and Candy Cane Stripes
Paper: Basic Grey - Sultry and Recollections cardstock

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22 comments:

Amber said...

I love all the patterns in this LO and the embossing on the cupcakes is beautiful! I have the same issues with my pictures. I just can not find the right place in my house to photograph! I keep traveling around looking for the perfect light but I do not think it exists here!! I am thinking of taking everything with me into preschool to have my girls teacher take the pics! For now my pics are good enough for my blog but your work is fabulous and deserves perfect pics! Let me know if you get any good tips!

February 24, 2011 at 7:09 PM
Love That Bug said...

Faith,
I love everything about this layout. It is super cute. You did a great job
Hugs
Stacy

February 24, 2011 at 8:17 PM
Cass said...

This L/O is so cute! I love, love, love it! You should totally win the contest!

February 24, 2011 at 8:24 PM
Crafting with Faith said...

Faith-Abigail,
This layout is adorable...I esp. love the cupcake ribbon and the heart border punch.

Let me know if you get any good suggestions for taking perfect pics. I am always fighting with glare or shadows.

Good Luck on the challenges,
Brandy

February 24, 2011 at 9:20 PM
Roxx said...

Wow your layouts are amazing! I haven't started layouts yet. I'm a card crazed,but your layouts are so inspireing!

Good Luck on the challenge

February 24, 2011 at 9:35 PM
Shelly said...

AMAZING! Just simply amazing! TFS. Shelly:)

February 24, 2011 at 10:23 PM
Kathie said...

Your LO are so detailed and intense. They are amazing. And this one blows me away! Awesome!!

February 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM
Staying Crafty said...

This is darling :)

February 25, 2011 at 1:22 AM
Nicole said...

This is a gorgeous layout. You are so talented, I have loved all of your stuff! Thank you for sharing, it inspires me!
Nicole

February 25, 2011 at 8:59 AM
Cricutjunkie said...

What a cute and detailed layout. You are awesome. Please stop by and pick up The Stylish Blogger Award. TFS Traci

February 25, 2011 at 2:26 PM
My Sheri CRAFTS said...

What a fantastic layout! Very fun! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week!

February 25, 2011 at 9:46 PM
Angie said...

I love your cupcake layout. it's awsome. I was looking at your valentine page in the cricut forum, and i have to say it's beautiful.

Angie
http://scrappindiva-angie.blogspot.com/

February 26, 2011 at 12:43 AM
Enfys said...

This is adorable, I love all the detail (teensy cupcake ribbon! so sweet....) and your colours are perfect.
big hugs
Enfys

February 26, 2011 at 5:25 PM
Jean said...

Love this layout!

February 26, 2011 at 9:33 PM
3 Kid Crop Shop said...

Love the layout and colors!! Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Carol

February 27, 2011 at 3:32 PM
Melissa said...

Wow ~ this layout is amazing! Congrats on winning!! Melissa :)

February 27, 2011 at 9:28 PM
Amy said...

What an AWESOME layout!! I absolutely love that you will be able to put so many pictures on this layout!! What a great way to showcase so many wallet size prints!!

I'm so glad I tripped across your blog!! I'm gonna be your newest follower!! I hope you'll come visit me too... As for your pictures -- I think they're pretty good -- I use software to help with the lighting as I definitely do not have the best lighting in my house either!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

March 1, 2011 at 6:11 PM
Maria Elena said...

Awesome work ! Great double LO, love all details handmade.
Thanks for commenting in my blog ;-)
Maria Elena.-
http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

March 1, 2011 at 10:21 PM
okscrappinmama said...

This is a really cute layout. I enjoy looking at your blog, so creative. I have awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award. Rules are on my blog, http://okscrappinmama.blogspot.com
Please drop by and pick it up!

March 3, 2011 at 10:36 PM
Tracey said...

Love your double page LO, you have such an eye for detail.....fabulous!

March 4, 2011 at 7:33 AM
Evanna said...

Really lovely layout! We have featured it this week at FCCB! http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2011/08/scrappin-saturday-piece-of-cake.html

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