Monday, February 17, 2014

July 4th Flag Race Layout

Hey everybody!  I have a very quick layout I put together for Bitten by the Bug's Patriotic Challenge in celebration of President's Day.  I used the Artbooking cartridge for the first time, and I think I am in love!!!  It just made this layout so easy.  There were so many elements to choose from, and I could have added a little more .  However, I am happy with how it came out, especially with the finished photos on the layout.  

So what is a "Flag Race?"  Well this was something fun we did with the kids last 4th of July.  I promise the adults had just as much fun as the kids!!!  It was basically a relay where each team tried to be the first to transfer all their flags back to the start line.  SO FUN!  I found it on Pinterest.

So we hope you will join us this week and create something Patriotic using your Cricut.  
July 4-comes from Designer's Calendar
All other cuts are from Artbooking
For those of you who have a major eye for detail, you may have noticed my lower left star mat is different from the rest...GRRR!  I later fixed it.  LOL!
Using the Cricut Craftroom, I found the Artbooking cartridge fairly easy to size.  
I basically design the whole layout in the craftroom.  I use the Cricut Craftroom Basics to create the colored mats I need to test out my colors and sizes.  I sized the star photo mats at 11 inches as the handbook suggests for a 4 x 4 photo mat.
I sized the overlay at 9 inches instead of 11 inches as the handbook suggests.

And here is the finished project...
Now let me share my little mishap with you that I now know not to do when working with these Artbooking photo mats.  Please don't be a goof like me and glue down the 4 x 4 star photo mats all the way before putting your photos down.  I had to peel them off and re-cut them to put my pictures down.  My pictures are sized at 3.5 x 3.5 which fit perfectly under the 4 x 4 star mats.

So we hope you will join us this week over at Bitten by the Bug!!


  1. It looks like everyone is having so much fun! Perfect layout for your pictures!

  2. This is a great layout !!!! I love ,love the background layer you used !! Hope you have a wonderful day !!


  3. OMGosh, I love this layout Jaren! How fun and very festive it is. Isn't Artbooking the best cart?!! I love how you pictures look on the layout too, really makes the layout come alive! Everyone looks like they were having a blast! Hugs!

  4. Such a wonderful job on your layout. I have been wishing for this cartridge. I love your images and the overlay. These pictures are perfect for your layout and show cases them so well!

  5. Looks like ya'll were having a great time!! Love your layout. The papers are wonderful. The photos are fabulous. :)

  6. Isn't Artbooking great, I love it too. Great layout, I haven't tried that overlay yet. The cuts on this cart are so versatile as you have shown.


  7. Love your LO -- awesome work in the craftroom! ~Laura


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