Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sophie Cricut Cartridge - Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog and to my project for the Sophie Blog Hop! You should've arrived at my blog from Diane's wonderful blog...Diane's Daily Dribble. If you want to start back at the beginning, here's the link to get you back to Michele's blog.

I hope you've found lots of inspiration from all the projects along the hop. I wanted to participate in it because I absolutely love the Sophie cartridge...but...I never use it! I needed a challenge to get myself to use it.

For my project, I made a scrapbook layout of one of our adventures picking out the perfect Christmas tree. I used various sizes of the beautiful Christmas tree from the Sophie cricut cartridge. (Click the pictures to view them larger.)

Using my gypsy, I welded the different sizes of the trees together and then rimmed the design with 1/2" x 12" rectangles on all four sides, also welded to the trees. This allowed me to cut this top layer as one piece, out of Kraft cardstock. On a second layer, on my gypsy, I cut the green tree layers. I varied the trees using the outside of the cuts for some, and the inside of the cuts for others.

Here's how the design looked on my gypsy, showing it welded together.



I used buttons to top the trees along with wrapping the largest tree in bakers twine, and adding the sentiment 'Holly Jolly' stamped at the base. (The stamp is from the adorable Winter Treats and Sayings stamp set from My Pink Stamper!)

Paper used: Bazzill Kraft, Core'dinations (Beige), DCWV (Glitter), Teresa Collins (Christmas Words).

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog on the hop!

You're next stop on the hop is to Alma's incredible blog - Alma's Pink Life!

27 comments:

Maria said...

I really like how you alternated the layers on the trees. It's great hopping with you today!
Maria (marcjo)

Stampin' Meg said...

Such a cool page- I love how you welded the trees together9Makes me sooo wish that my Gypsy hadn't broken!)
Such fun doing the blog hop with all you gals :-)

Adele said...

Great LO!!!
TFS
Jhugs
Adele

Liz said...

Love the use of the gypsy in your layout.

Brenda said...

Great idea of using different sizes of the tree and then welding them together and to a rectangle! Just think how much you would pay to buy an overlay like that!

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Lilygirl said...

Great work with your Gypsy!! Perfect LO!!

Leanne said...

This LO is fantastic! So wish I had a Cricut and a Gypsy! Thanks!

lighthouse said...

I really like the way you used the trees on this layout and thanks for showing how it looks on the gypsy.

joydee1963 said...

pretty Christmas layout,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

L.B. said...

very good use of the Gypsy...i so need to try more on that thing. Your layout is wonderful.
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Cricutbug - Marie said...

Your LO is fabulous!!!!! Love the trees!
Marie

Donna said...

What a wonderful and clever use of your Gypsy. I love your layout, it is so fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Tammy said...

That is a great LO. Love how you did your trees. Gotta love Gypsy. ;)

Josie0602 said...

Love those trees!! I am working on an advent calendar and that will be a perfect cut for me to add to it!

Sherri said...

Great LO. I love the trees and what you did with them. I also love the Sophie cart and I needed some inspiration to use it and now I have it. TFS.

trentfamily said...

What a great LO! :)

ChatterScene.com said...

Love it!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the various trees.

ET said...

Wow beautiful job, TFS what can be done from the cart.
etfamily at wynndel dot ca

Newbie2crafting said...

very beautiful layout.

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a fun layout! The trees are perfect for the picture!
Carolyn
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RockinRenee said...

Love this layout! I love the field of trees!

Renee @ icameisawicreated@blogspot.com

Mrs. Green said...

This is a great use for this cart! I'm glad I could help you get that cart open! :) Thank you for being in the hop!

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Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Very pretty layout! I absolutely LOVE those trees and love the sparkle, so pretty :-) Tfs!

-Samantha :-)
SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

craftaholic said...

wow this tree is very popular...Thanks for sharing your project!!

Rexann♥

Sara Andrews said...

So cute!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is a wonderful layout and what a great way to use your Gypsy! Be sure to enter it in the weekly challenge at She's A Sassy Lady, you could win! TFS