Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Christmas Layouts

Today's video, Artbooking Made Easy (S01E12): Christmas Layouts, is the twelfth in the video series Artbooking Made Easy. Please stop back each week until April 2014 to view the next video in the series. Each has tips and tricks for using the Artbooking collection.



This week's video is Artbooking Made Easy (S01E12): Christmas Layouts. The CTMH Corp. description of the video is "Try out Close To My Heart's Cricut® Artbooking cartridge for some holiday hullabaloo on your Christmas layouts! Its themed borders, overlays, photo mats, and more hold plenty of cheery possibilities to brighten your albums. Trim your trims, ornament your ornaments, and have a holly jolly time making Christmas layouts that last—all with just two keys!"

Products featured in the video:

A few points I want to be certain that you do not miss while watching the video:
  • all three layouts use the themed keys on pages 74 and 75 of the Artbooking handbook
  • the first (Joy to the World) layout is created using images only found on page 74 of the Artbooking handbook
  • if you want to recreate the ombré effect, the colors used are Sweet Leaf, Pear, Topiary and New England Ivy
  • if you want to create glittery stars as shown on the right page, cut a second overlay from glitter paper then trim around the pieces you want to use (don't forget to save the scraps for another project)
  • back cutouts on overlays or photo mats with tone-on-tone cardstock so the background does not show through
  • the second (Merry & Bright) layout is created using images only found on page 75
  • use an overlay as a mask with a spray pen and white pigment ink to mist the background
  • back cutouts on overlays or photo mats with another color cardstock to add dimension to the die cuts
  • the third (Happy Holidays) layout use shapes from both pages and a star shape
  • cover part of the overlay with washi tape to create a different appearance
  • the real dial size feature was used to cut the star icon at different sizes for the third layout
  • use photo mats for journaling spots
If you have missed earlier videos in the Artbooking Made Easy series, I am maintaining a list so they are easier to find. Just look for CTMH Cricut® Artbooking Collection in the green bar above.


Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to learn how you would be able to purchase the Artbooking collection at 1/2 off by hosting a Gathering either in-home or on-line. If you have questions about any CTMH products, I am here to assist you. Thanks for visiting today.

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