Sunday, March 27, 2011

Little Boy Layout with Nate's ABC's

Here is my layout that I get to share on the ScrapbookPal blog today......

This layout is of my little man and is done with the Nate's ABC's cartridge.  I just love all the fun images on this cart that can be used for little boys.  I also really love the basic straight lettered font that is also on the cart.  I am thinking that I might do an ABC mini album for my littlest one with the fun A is for, B is for, etc that come on this cart. 

To recreate this layout, you will need:
-Cricut Machine
-Nate's ABC's cartridge
-Patterned paper (mine is DCWV)
-Cardstock to match your patterned paper (mine is DCWV)
-White gel pen (mine is a Signo Uni-ball)
-5 x 7 photo

Let's get started:
  • Use a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper as your background. 
  • Cut a 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch piece of colored cardstock.  Cut a 9 x 9 piece of white cardstock and center and adhere it in the middle of the green cardstock.
  • Add your photo to the left side of the layout as show sure to leave the top open (without adhesive) for the tag.
  • Using your Cricut and Nate's ABC's cartridge, cut out a K and "is for kite" along with the kite layer at 2 inches all in colors that match your cardstock. Layer the kite piece to the "is for kite" title piece  Cut out the additional title at 1 inch (optional).
  • Again, using your Cricut and Nate's ABC's cartridge, cut out the car on page 21 of the handbook along with all of the layers in colors that match your cardstock at 2 3/4 inches.  Adhere the layers together.
  • Add doodling to all of your die cut pieces with the Signo Uni-ball gelly roll pen.
  • Cut out a tag with your Cricut.  Many of the cartridges have tags on them.  I used Sweethearts for my tag.  You could also just cut a rectangle with a paper trimmer and then snip off the top two corners of the rectangle to make your own tag.  Secure a piece of twine to the top of the tag and add some journaling before you tuck it behind the picture.
  • You can add some additional elements to your layout, such as the three oval pieces I have cut and folded in half and put in the bottom left corner and secured them with brads.
  • Center and adhere the completed 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 layout piece to the 12 x 12 patterned paper.
I hope that you enjoyed the layout today.  Don't forget to check out the great deals at ScrapbookPal......along with the free shipping on all orders over $25.

I am entering this into the Apron Strings Designs Birthday Party Day 17 Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.



  1. Loving this layout. Going be casing it in the near future! TFS!!!

  2. Lovely LO!!! I really like this cart but I don't have it. Might have to go check it out again...thanks!!! :-)

  3. Aww Amy, your page is adorable and so is the little guy it the picture!! I love the fun colors you used and all the stitching..


  4. Wonderful layout! I love the colors and the terrific photo!!

  5. Ohhhh, he is so adroable! the layout is fantastic too, lol

  6. Beyond adorable. Clean and so well done, as always!

  7. Awww what a sweet layout! I love your doodling....I think making an ABC mini would be so fun! I've been thinking of doing something like that for my little one..tfs, have a great day! :)

  8. Absolutely adorable layout! TFS!


  9. Okay, I guess I need to read to the end - LOL - saw the layout in my feeds, loved it; love the colors the stitching on it all, it's just adorable, but had no clue you submitted it to the Birthday challenges too, LOL! Thanks. ;D

  10. Ohhhh Amy that is such a gorgeous layout! Of course, you have a beautiful subject too!


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