Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pirate Scrapbook Layout Using Cricut Imagine Buccaneer


It has felt like its been forever since I made a scrapbook layout. When I first starting crafting my main focus was scrapbooking, but lately I have been making cards or decor items. And also using my Yudu here and there, as well as making cake pops (blog post in the future). I am so behind on my scrapbook albums. These pics are from out first trip to Disneyland in March of 2009 (can't believe more than two years ago).

It was so great to get a new layout done. I really enjoy scrapbooking so much. I have many layouts from this album but I find it so hard to get a good photo of scrapbook layouts, any suggestions? I used to scan and stitch a layout, but my newer printer/scanner does not do a good job, so these photos are from the camera.

For this layout I used the Cricut Imagine Buccaneer Art cart. I was so excited when ProvoCraft released this cart for the Imagine. There are so many great pirate images and backgrounds. After making the print and cuts the simple layout went together quickly.

Here are the individual pics of each page:



This layout was about a dinner we had at the Blue Bayou in Disneyland. Such a great place, the food and scenery was awesome.

All the elements including the background paper was from the Buccaneer cart. I really like that you can print patterned/background paper with the Imagine. I love the first page's scene of the treasure map, so cool. The pirate ships came out really great, so detailed. Its really great to have sizable printed embellishments. Sometimes I find when using embellishments or stickers that are bought it maybe perfect but either to big or to small. So having the option to resize these elements is really helpful.

Sunken ship

Ahoy

Journal spot

The only problem I have had with my Imagine is that if the print is at the bottom of the mat, the cut is not totally aligned all that great. You may notice it on the journal spot. I used some markers to blend in the color so the white of the cardstock didn't show. I think I need to take some time to do the advance calibration, something I haven't ventured into yet.

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by...till next time...

4 comments:

  1. Such a great LO. I picked up that cartridge because it was a really great ebay deal... I really need to stay off of ebay... I didn't really think I would use it much, but the artwork is so great... I have used it a lot! The map design is just wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. wow, awesome work on this lo. i know how you feel. i make mostly cards but every now and then i whip out a lo. they are a fun break from the cards sometimes. very nice job!

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  3. This is so much fun and you did a great job on it! Just love this cart!

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  4. Super cute! I have to steal some of your ideas to scrap the Pirates of the Caribbean from our last trip to Disney World :)

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