Simple Tags For Your Scrapbook Pages

If you have an electronic cutting machine, cutting tags for your scrapbook pages are easy to accomplish. Simply cut the shapes for the tags. In this case I used simple shapes. I also made the paper bows. So cute and easy to do. I added some stickers that I had. These were all baby stickers, since I have plans to catch up on some baby pages.

Look through your stash and think about what stickers that you may have. This is a great option for your left over paper stashes. You can use any stickers, flowers, words of phrases that you may have. All you need is some glue. I also edged several of them with my ink pads.

Just about any theme can be covered with these tags. Watch tomorrow and see how I use these on my scrapbook pages.


Craft Mats-Types And Uses

cricut-matsMany of us use electronic cutters like Cricuts and Scan n Cuts to cut elements for our scrapbook pages. The mats are the tools where we place our paper so that our cut can be made.

Most companies have three types of mats. Each mat has a specific type of adhesive that matches the weight of the material that it is designed to be used for. Using the proper mat for the material that you are cutting will help guarantee that you will get a clean cut.

The lightweight mat allows you to cut very light weight materials. Think of things like office paper, vellum and light cardstock. This lighter mat has just the right adhesive to grip these lighter weight papers.

The standard grip mat has enough grip to cut most standard cardstock. You can also cut vinyl, iron on and patterned paper.

The stronger grip mats are perfect for heavy weight materials. Think about your specialty cardstock, glitter cardstock, chipboard, and fabric that is stiffened.

Using the right mat for the right project will help you cut and create with far less frustration.

Simple Weekend Pages


Simple Easter Page


Every page that you do does not have to be intricate or designer. I was caught up in redesigning my craft room this weekend, and just wanted to design some simple layouts. Sometimes, focusing on the pictures themselves are more important than going crazy meeting expectations for the perfect page.

In the second layout, I used a bunch of letters that were not uniform, but still had the same color palette. I like mixing things up once and a while. I never throw a letter away, so I often will mix them up , just to express my artsy side


Easter colors picked out from the background

I used some scraps that I had around to cut the bunnies and the Easter eggs on my Cricut Explore. The design under the EASTER lettering was actually from a line of photo corners that I had cut out ! I just can’t throw anything away !



Cricut Explore Resources

Cricut offers a nice group of free resources for the Cricut explore. All of these resources will help you get the most out of your paper cutter

Cricut Cartridge Handbooks–  Complete listing of all the Cricut cartridges with images all in alphabetical order

Cricut Explore Manual– Complete guide to using your Cricut paper cutter

Cricut Explore Tutorial– How to set up and use your Cricut Explore

Even if you are an experienced user, you will find lots of information that will help you go further with your projects