Sunday, August 25, 2013

Artbooking in August! Project #4! Giftable.

Welcome to Week #4 of the Artbooking in August Blog Hop. Last week's artwork was so phenomenal and this week over 35 creative consultants are at it again!

Our challenge is to create 4 different projects using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and any CTMH paper pack.  Our mission is to design each of the following. This week I chose a the Home Decor Giftable item- mine is both!

1. 2 page layout 
2. Card
3. Mini Book 
4. Home decor or 'giftable' item 

If you arrived here from Jan's Blog you are on the right track!

(Remember this is a circular blog hop and if you get lost or confused along the way, the list is posted on Adeline's blog here.)

Now let's take a look at that Giftable Decor I mentioned...

I created a 12x12 frame ready Baby Stat Keepsake with an "Americana Baseball" theme! 

I personalized it with a custom name and will list out the date, height, weight, etc... 

I used the new Artbooking cartridge bundle to harvest a circle chipboard shape to create as a baseball. I cut the sticitching from Cranberry Cardstock and added sponge shading. I also used the cartridge to cut out the phrase "All Boy".

I used the new Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 for a sketch inspiration for the layout itself. I also added a ribbon of burlap layered over a strip of Cranberry cardstock so that the pops of red show through the texture.

Hope you like my project!

Now hop over to Jane's Blog to see what she has created!



  1. LOVE love love your canvas!!!!!

  2. nice layout. Like the burlap over the red cardstock. It gives it a nice touch

  3. Super cute! I'm a sucker for all things baseball :)

  4. great gift idea! very nicely done!
    :) Marie

  5. Great job! I love all your distressed inking!

  6. Very Nice!! I love the detail on the baseball.

  7. Oh my goodness, is that ever cute! Someone will cherish this forever.

  8. Very cute, and what a great idea to add space for the info!

  9. This layout just screams baseball... what an awesome gift.

  10. What a clever project! This is perfect for a new mom who is too busy with baby to keep track of all those important facts. I love the font - which one is it? Thank you for all of your beautiful artwork throughout this hop! It was so successful because this entire group is so talented! I hope you'll join me again in the future!