"Sugar and Spice - New Arrival" 12x12 Double Layout

Today's project was created for Getting Cricky with K Andrew's Simple Sunday Challenge: Sugar and Spice and a Whole Lot of Nice.

I'm so excited about this project! Baby layouts are my favorite and this one has so many cute elements and so much detail on it. I think it's probably my favorite layout that I've ever created!

It's a standard 12"x12" double layout with four 4"x6" photo mats.

I used five different cartridges on this layout! But I figure if you've got 'em...use 'em.  

I used the New Arrival cartridge for the title and the ever-present sun and clouds are from the Mickey and Friends cartridge.

The stork was cut from the Sugar and Spice Lite cartridge and embellished with faux-stitching and a small gemstone.

The house is also cut from the Sugar and Spice cartridge. I love house cuts and I always get really excited when there's one included on a cartridge. And this one is so adorable! Probably my favorite one. I lined the windows with yellow cardstock to create a homey, lit-from-within feel, embossed the roof with the Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic Texture folder and added some faux-stitching. The tree is cut from the Bloom cartridge and embellished with faux-stitching and light pink gemstones.

The clothesline is cut from the Straight From the Nest cartridge. As soon as I saw this cut, I immediately had the idea for this layout and it turned out almost exactly how I imagined it. I love when that happens! The grass and flowers are cut from the same cartridge. I cut extra flowers in contrasting colors, layered them together and then added gemstone centers for a little extra detail.

The second tree is also cut from the Bloom cartridge and the baby carriage is cut from the New Arrival cartridge. The carriage is embossing with the Cuttlebug Argyle folder and embellished with more faux-stitching and gemstones. The grass cuts are from the Create a Critter cartridge. 

I included four 4"x6" double photo mats in this layout. The top layer of a double photo mat is cut at 4.5"x6.5" and the inner layer is cut at 4.25"x6.25"; this way, when you insert a 4"x6" photo, it will be framed by both the green border and the yellow border. I do this with almost every photo mat I use; to me it adds a lot more interest than just a single photo mat. I used the Martha Stewart Fence border punch to create a bottom border for my picture; the bottom edge is popped up on foam so that a photo can still be easily slid into the frame. The photo corners are cut from the Straight from the Nest cartridge.

Products used:
Cricut cartridges: New Arrival, Sugar and Spice, Mickey and Friends, Bloom, and Straight from the Nest
Martha Stewart Edger Punch - Fence
Paper: DCWV - The Green Stack and Recollections cardstock



Lisa said...

That is just gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing!


March 5, 2011 at 2:08 PM
Nicole said...

Another fabulous layout! So gorgeous. I just love all the papers that you used and the details that you put into it. Thanks for sharing.

March 5, 2011 at 2:48 PM
Sonya said...

Holy moly....how long did this take you? It's gorgeous!!!

March 5, 2011 at 2:48 PM
Faith Abigail Designs said...

Two days...off and on. I had such a clear idea of what I wanted in my head that it didn't take me long to cut everything out and line it up. After that, it was just a matter of embellishing...which is the fun part anyway.
March 5, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Tami B. said...

Good Lord- this is absolutely amazing!

March 5, 2011 at 3:46 PM
Anonymous said...

Amazing, thanks for sharing

March 5, 2011 at 4:28 PM
Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful work!!! Thanks for sharing:)
Sherrie K.

March 5, 2011 at 4:49 PM
UMHome said...

I adore this LO, the way I do to ALL of your projects, as always.

You made me want to make similar pages, but out of the cartridges you used, I haven't got Sugar and Spice and Bloom. Thinking about the replacement cuts. You have made the best use of these Lite cartridges.

I will order these, but it will take a long long time since these scrapbook stuff is not available where I live.

Thank you for sharing this and get better soon.

March 5, 2011 at 7:55 PM
UMHome said...

I cannot edit my post, so I am adding this. I love the way you said where the cuts are from. Can you please be more specific about the measurements of the cuts? Your followers or anyone who admire your work can save tons of paper if they want to scrap-lift it. Tks a lot.

March 5, 2011 at 8:01 PM
Tatiana said...

This layout is absolutely amazing. I am a huge fan of yours. I am glad you have time to make all these beautiful layouts and cards. Thanks!

March 5, 2011 at 9:03 PM
ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Too dang cute!!!!! U did a great job!

March 5, 2011 at 10:12 PM
Angie said...

you did a fantastic job on this!! Gret detail!

March 6, 2011 at 5:56 AM
K Andrew said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I'm sooooo in love with this layout!
Thank you for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky for the Sugar & Spice Lite Cartridge. You did a beautiful job!

Big Cricky Hugs,
K Andrew

March 6, 2011 at 2:16 PM
Michele said...

Holy Patootie!! This is such a wonderful layout!! You did a magnificent job!! I really love it!!!

March 6, 2011 at 2:58 PM
Staying Crafty said...

Looks great :)

March 6, 2011 at 6:26 PM
Crafty Kate said...

You are so very talented!! I am in awe and very inspired! Thank you so much!!

March 7, 2011 at 9:31 PM
Paula said...

This is a FABULOUS layout!!! Wonderful job! I LOVE your creations!
I also wanted to let you know that I've awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award. Please visit http://paulacsworld.blogspot.com to collect it.

March 7, 2011 at 10:39 PM
My Scrap Diary said...

This is gorgeous! I'm your newest follower.
Jess M :)

March 8, 2011 at 5:17 AM
Flamenco92627 said...

Amazing LO! What beautiful colors and elements!

March 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM
Maquel said...

Fabulous LO!! I'm a NEW follower!!


March 13, 2011 at 6:07 PM
Sheila said...


March 14, 2011 at 1:21 AM
Sara Mahoney said...

LOVE IT! It's like paper eye candy. Great job.

March 18, 2011 at 12:36 PM
Pookie said...

very beautifully done. I really admire all your pages. They all look fabulous. I know how much time it takes to put a page together and WOW is all I can say. I really need to get back to making LO's. I have been sewing and I miss making LO's and cards.


May 8, 2011 at 10:40 PM
lv2scrap02 said...

Amazing work, your work is so out there. I would love to have some of your creativity.

Beautiful work on your cards and layouts....

May 17, 2011 at 9:49 AM
meredemaison said...

I can see why this would be your favorite layout! I think it's gotta be mine now, too! You do such a wonderful job with texture and bling and color!

I'm so thankful you shared this (and your other creations!)

May 31, 2011 at 2:19 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.