Friday, July 19, 2013

Cricut Pack Your Bags Cruise Layout-2 versions!

Here is the more traditional colored version of the layout I taught on the Cricut Cruise a few years ago.  

This layout was made using the Cricut Pack Your Bags Cricut cartridge and the Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Cricut cartridge and Bo Bunny Double Dot cardstock.  I love how the double dot paper gives some interest and texture without being overwhelming.
Here on the left side of the page, the four nautical shapes are cut at 2" each and have multi-layers.  They are all shadowed with black to give them some anchoring.  To really make a statement, be sure and cut all the layers - your die cuts really shine that way.

The "Our Cruise" is cut at 2-1/2", all layers also.  The scalloped border is from the Martha Stewart All Occasions cartridge and cut at 10".
On the right hand side, I cut the ship at 5", after flipping it so it faced into the layout.  The journaling block was cut at 4", 3-3/4" and 3-1/2".

All photo blocks are for standard 4" x 6" photos.  White pen adds some faux stitching around the edges.

Now here is the layout we made on the cruise, based off this one:
The papers are from the Cricut Imagine cartridge, Berries and Cream Patterns and Colors.  I love the tropical feel to this.  The papers are just fabulous.  See how different things look with other colors?  Makes such a difference!  I think depending on what type of cruise you went on (Alaska versus Caribbean, etc.), each layout has a place.
This week's giveaway:
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Which layout do you like better - traditional primary colors or tropical colors?
Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. Click HERE to leave a comment if you are seeing this in an email.

2) Subscribe to the blog HERE.

That's it!

Winner will be announced on Sunday, July 21, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  Allow 2-4 weeks to receive.


Want to see more of my projects?
Click HERE to see my gallery!
This post may contain affiliate links for my diet coke intake needed to produce this blog!
Subscribe to Obsessed with Scrapbooking to learn more about ways to use the Cricut in your scrapbooking!

155 comments:

  1. Both are so cute...love the tropical colours!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Since I have to choose between the two cute layouts I am going to go with the traditional one. Love them both.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh Joy, I really this layout. You did a great job.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hard to choose but the traditional is bolder. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Tough question. I really like the traditional colors, but then the tropical colors give it whole other vibe. I think both would be great depending on the cruise.
    Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win this great cartridge!

    ReplyDelete
  6. These are both great, but I'd have to choose the tropical one!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Both layouts are great, but I am so loving the nautical trend right now so have to say my favorite is the traditional one.
    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love both layouts,but if I had to pick a favorite it would have to be the traditional. It really reminds me oa a cruise.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love your LOs!! So cute, I need to make my LO as cute as yours!!! TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  10. They are both fantastic. But the red white and blue of the traditional just scream cruise to me.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love both color schemes! We went to Alaska on our cruise so I would use the traditional colors. But if I were to go to a tropical location I would definitely use the other color scheme. You always amaze me, thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great color change for a whole new look!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love both, but since my last cruise was south ill be using bright colors. Thanks so much for the ideas and chance to win an amazing prize, Dallas.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I really like that layout and how it can be used for multiple things.

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a great layout! Now I need to go on a cruise so that I can use it!!! :) I love them both, but the tropical colors would be great for a tropical cruise so I choose it!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am a traditional girl plus the traditional colors look like Disney colors and I needed some new ideas for our two Disney cruises. Will have to look at getting that cart! Thanks for the idea!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh Joy what great LO's you really do an awesome job with your scrapbooking I'm so glad you did these.
    I am submitting a request: I would love for you to do more LO's you truly are so talented at this. Well you are extremely talented at everything hmmm you know what I mean. I love everything you do you truly bring so much "JOY" into my life.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love this project. Since I'm a traditional kind of person I prefer the traditional layout. Too bad I'm afraid of the water, maybe I could do a fake cruise shot. Thanks for another chance to win a great product. Memaw2earl

    ReplyDelete
  19. I like the tropical layout! Great layout! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love the tropical one the best. Wish that would have been on a cruise when I went. They only had a shoe box of construction paper and a few dried up glue bottles.

    SherriU

    ReplyDelete
  21. It is hard to choose. I like the bold primary colors (Caribbean Cruise) and the softness of the pastels (Hawaii Cruise). I guess I will have to go with the bold primary colors.

    JanisLU janislu@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Both are cute, but I am loving the tropical colors!
    Teresa
    www.CreateEnjoyShare.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I absolutely love both versions!! If I had to pick I would go with the primary colors!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Love the original bold colored version...but the softer colors are a nice change of pace!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Joy love the cruise layout, it's amazing how the same layout can look totally different by changing colors! Well now all I need is to go on that cruise!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Both are just so cute! I am more into traditional colors but the tropical colors really pop for this lo.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Both are great! Like you said, just depends on the type of cruise you take. Love them!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Both layouts are great! I think the colors you use depend on the colors in your pictures. That is how I decide what papers to use anyway.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Your layouts are fabulous. I have this cartridge and appreciate your creations since they give me great ideas.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I really like the traditional primary colors. This is such a fun layout. I just love those little "curtains."

    ReplyDelete
  31. I prefer the more tropical look. It seems that most cruises go to tropical locations. However, the primary colored layout would be great for an Alaskan cruise. Nice job on both. Thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  32. The tropical colours for me although I'm going to have to go on a cruise now to get to use these ideas :-) Although there are plenty of excuses to use ribbon in a layout but your idea of the curtains look is fab!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love both layouts but I like the tropical colors better.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love both versions but I am a real fan of bobunny double dot so I would probably make that one first. cgreer40@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  35. Gotta vote for the primary colors - truly nautical and introduces the cruise theme instantly. Thanks for the chance to win!

    bhadder at mei dot net

    ReplyDelete
  36. We took a cruise this past March, and I'm still working through our photos - love both pages! I think I'm generally more partial to primary colors though, so I'd have to go with that one. Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  37. love the tropical colors, it is just so different!!!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Love the traditional one! Very nautical.

    Joan I.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I do not have a preference about colors....whatever suits the need at the time.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I like them both, but if I had to choose I would say the tropical colors. Thanks for the great ideas.

    ReplyDelete
  41. ahoy..the traditional. the tropical would be nice without the boat

    ReplyDelete
  42. My son took me to Hawaii for a Mother's Day long weekend, so my eyes go directly to the tropical one. Great colors and will work perfectly when I scrap my Hawaiian pics. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I normally gravitate toward the primary colors but really like the feel of the berries and cream papers... they do give the layout a real tropical feel!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. I usually go for the tropical colors when thinking of a cruise but love the primary. I use the primary most of the time but never use them for cruises - always went for the tropical. Next time will use primary.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Ohhhhh, so hard to choose but I think the primary colors have that nautical feel and really pop. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  46. I thought I really liked the tropical one best, but I took another look and decided I like the primary colors best, its more nautical!

    Bea from Cypress, TX

    ReplyDelete
  47. Ohhhhh, so hard to choose but I think the primary colors have that nautical feel and really pop. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Thanks Joy, Very Cute layout- I like scrapping with dark colors, However the berry colors feel tropical. I mix and match depending on the pictures.
    Lisa - pagesbylisa@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. I like both but I think the traditional better. Thanking you in advance for the chance to win. Carol

    ReplyDelete
  50. I like both but I think the traditional better. Thanking you in advance for the chance to win. Carol

    ReplyDelete
  51. My favorite is the traditional but both are cute.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I love the tropical version best. I love BoBunny's double dot paper, but I don't like cards and layouts that have too much of it -- it makes me cross-eyed! To me, the double dot looks better when mixed with patterned papers and plain cardstock.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Can't really say which I like best. They are both great. Really good work.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Very Nice, Like the brighter layout; it's refreshing.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I like the tropical colors best.

    ReplyDelete
  56. I think I like the tropical layout better, I think it's the colors and the embellishments. They are both nice but I am attracted the that one. All though on the traditional one looks more nautical. I am torn, ok I like them both. What can I say I am a blonde!

    ReplyDelete
  57. I like the primary colors, exciting very much like the cruise!

    Carol from Didsbury

    ReplyDelete
  58. I have to say it depends which type of layout I am doing. If they are vacation pictures of our trips to Hawaii it must be in bright colors, however if I am doing wedding layouts I like the pastel or even black/white/gray tones.
    Racermom from MN

    ReplyDelete
  59. I REALLY like the tropical colors. Super cute!! :o)

    ReplyDelete
  60. Love this layout! Thanks for sharing with us!

    Cindy
    crdhins@ymail.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. The tropical colors are eye-catching but I still prefer the tried & true traditional primary color layout.

    ReplyDelete
  62. They are both great. Really good work.

    ReplyDelete
  63. I love this layout - it inspires me to do one on our one cruise - now I just need to win the cartridge! I really love the tropical colors.
    Elaine S.

    ReplyDelete
  64. I love love both layouts !! But the one that stood out and captured my attention was the one done in tropical colors !! Love love it !!

    Mayra
    MayrasDesigns.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  65. Your layouts are fabulous. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal

    ReplyDelete
  66. Both versions are very nice and definitely give a different feel. I preference is the traditional.

    ReplyDelete
  67. I LOVE the tropical, never thought of using those colors for a cruise, but it's great!

    ReplyDelete
  68. I think it depends on where the cruise went. The first is more nautical looking and the second is more tropical. I'd go according to the itinerary.

    ReplyDelete
  69. I love both but the Cruise one is my fav. the layering and the colors are super amazing. thanks

    ReplyDelete
  70. I love the layout - the traditional colors are my favorite - love the ribbon treatment. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Ahoy!! I live on Harsens Island in Lake St. Clair and I just have to go with traditional reds & blues. But if I lived in the tropics, I'd do the pinks!! You are so creative!

    ReplyDelete
  72. I love both of them!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  73. I like the traditional colours!

    ReplyDelete
  74. I love the tropical colors! Makes me think of my wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii 8 years ago!

    ReplyDelete
  75. I really like the whole layout of both of them but as far as the colors I like the one with the traditional colors the best. Just seems to look the best. :-) You do such a good job on your layouts and they're so creative. Thanks for the ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  76. I like the primary colours! Thanks so much for the chance to win. I would absolutely love to win this cartridge!

    ReplyDelete
  77. I actually like both layouts, the die cut title with the ship makes the 2 page spread work in either color scheme.

    ReplyDelete
  78. I love both layouts! I'm not sure I could pick a favorite. As you mentioned, the bright colors work well for a tropical cruise and the traditional for other type cruises. And I love how you chose different die cuts for each style. TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  79. I love all of these colors and layouts...they are both uber cute!! I love everything you do and the different ways you show it can be done. Thanks for the chance to win this cool giveaway..i would love it..you are the best! ! Thanks so much! !!

    ReplyDelete
  80. I guess I prefer the pastel colors a little more than the primary colors.

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  81. I love the vibrant primary traditional colors best for this layout.

    ReplyDelete
  82. It is very difficult to pick,they are both great

    ReplyDelete
  83. Love tropical colors! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  84. I like the primary colors! Very nautical!

    Carrie

    ReplyDelete
  85. both are cute, but i prefer the primary colors better.

    ReplyDelete
  86. Both versions are great and it is exactly like you said, depends on where you are cruising to.

    Enjoy your posts and creations.

    ReplyDelete
  87. Usually, I like the boldness of the primary colors but the tropical colors seem to go better with the mood of the pages. Another great layout! Thank-you for the great ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  88. Both are great LO's but I love the traditional colors.

    ReplyDelete
  89. Loving the tropical colors, so perfect for a summer cruise!!! Beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  90. love the primary color layout. not only are the colors great, but the simple layout is fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
  91. I like the primary colors they really pop.s
    sekala45@roadrunner.com

    ReplyDelete
  92. Although I have never been on a cruise there are many usable cuts to do a lot of different themed pages as well as cards. I have been looking at this cartridge to buy, I would love to win this cartridge.

    ReplyDelete
  93. Although I have never been on a cruise there are many usable cuts to do a lot of different themed pages as well as cards. I have been looking at this cartridge to buy, I would love to win this cartridge.

    ReplyDelete
  94. I just love this layout!! So fun and so very easy to change the theme to make it work for any project. I am partial to bold, primary colours. Love the dots!!

    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win the "When I Was A Kid' cart. I own 'First Few Years' and would love to have the set :)

    Scrappy Vee xx

    ReplyDelete
  95. Oh wow, both layouts look great! I'm not so much into primary generally, but this layout is great! I guess based on which colors I would scrap with, I would have to pick the tropical colors. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  96. Hi, Joy. This question is hard to pick which one that I like the most. But I can say I like them both but in different ways the tropical layout would be great for me and my husband and the other layout with the dark color would work out great for a family cruise. Thank you for sharing this great layouts today.
    Have a great weekend :-)
    Delama

    ReplyDelete
  97. I prefer the brighter, more traditional colors. Thanks for a chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  98. I like both but my favorite is the traditional primary colors.

    ReplyDelete
  99. Very fun layouts, and I
    like the tropical colors
    as they are so bright!
    Carla from Utah

    ReplyDelete
  100. I Love The Primary Colors. I Love NauticalThemes. SoCute

    ReplyDelete
  101. I Love The Primary Colors. I Love NauticalThemes. SoCute

    ReplyDelete
  102. Considering I was on the 2011 Cricut Cruise with you as you showed us how to put the layouts together, I would have to say the tropical colors are my favorite!!! The layout is beautiful and holds sentimental value for me as a winner of the 2011 Cricut Cruise. I loved the Berries and Cream so much, I bought the Imagine and the cartridge! Meeting you and Brian on the cruise was a highlight of the trip for my niece Dawn and I. So glad to keep in touch through your blog and facebook.

    Blessings,
    Carolyn Kramer

    ReplyDelete
  103. I really like both but do lean towards the tropical colors. Thank you for the great ideas!
    Downeyoceanscrapper

    ReplyDelete
  104. I especially like the layout with tropical colors! Thanks for sharing and thank you for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  105. While both layouts are very nice, I am a fan of the tropical colors. The tropical colors just screams "Jammin Mon" and it makes me smile. I reminds me of the ports of call on my cruise.

    ReplyDelete
  106. They are both awesome but if I can only pick one, I'll pick the traditional one with the primary colors. Thanks for the ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  107. I love both of them, maybe the tropical one more.

    ReplyDelete
  108. Great layout!! Love that cartridge but thought I wouldn't get it due to never going on cruises! Maybe sometime in the future!!

    ReplyDelete
  109. i like both layouts but my fav is the tropical

    ReplyDelete
  110. Tropical definitely. I can feel the ocean breeze and smell the salty water.

    ReplyDelete
  111. Tropical and I am right in the middle of scrapping my cruise.

    ReplyDelete
  112. Love the tropical and would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

    ReplyDelete
  113. I like the primary colors because I have two boys and I dont really think they would like to have there pictures with pink ribbon. They are both really nice and I love the layout, thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  114. I like both layouts but my favorite is the original. I love the tropical feel and the colors.

    ReplyDelete
  115. Great LO's Joy!!!
    I like the tropical ones....but ....I Really like them both very much!!!

    ReplyDelete
  116. I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS I love the colors on here and the inspiration.
    ruth at lake in Texas

    ReplyDelete
  117. I love the tropical layout. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  118. Both of your layouts are terrific, but I think I like the primary colors the most. Thanks for the chance to win a new Cricut cartridge!

    ReplyDelete
  119. Nice layout. I'll have to go with the traditional primary color one. Good job!

    ReplyDelete
  120. tropical color is my fav!!

    ReplyDelete
  121. Both layouts have a distinct look but I think I prefer the tropical colors. I like bright and colorful. I might case this for our Wedding cruise scrapbook layout!

    ReplyDelete
  122. Hmm, tough question, but if I have to choose, I'd pick the traditional colors. They just ring true for the subject a little more than the other.

    ReplyDelete
  123. I love the tropical colors!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  124. I chose the tropical layout- if you are sailing to the Caribbean that is the tropics and why not reflect the colors? Lovely!

    Sheri

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  125. I like both of them but if I had to chose one it would be the tropical colors and that is because I am more of a tropical color person!!

    Denise W

    ReplyDelete
  126. Oh my gosh seriously we have to choose? Okay then I choose the primary one. I like how the polka dots make the pages pop. TFS.
    D~
    designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
    (newsletter, etc follower)

    ReplyDelete
  127. Love them both, but the traditional colors are my favorite for this layout. Normally I like the tropical colors but traditional just seems bright and fun for this theme!

    Tina

    ReplyDelete
  128. Wish I'd been on that cruise! What a great double layout.

    ReplyDelete
  129. Oooooh! I am going on a Caribbean cruise soon with my husband, daughter, and son-in-law. I choose the tropical colors! But, in a couple of years, husband and I are going on an Alaskan cruise (again) and I would choose the primary colors for that! Love them both! From Scrappin_Gal in IL

    ReplyDelete
  130. I love the layouts! I would choose primary colors. I have always been a big fan of the dotted paper.

    Scrappy Vicky

    ReplyDelete
  131. I guess I like the traditional one best - but both are awesome! thanks for the ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  132. On this Layout I like the traditional colors. Love the dotted paper!

    ReplyDelete
  133. I'm more partial to the primary colors, but it would depend on the colors in your pics to me. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  134. Since I'm getting ready to go on an Alaskan Cruise I would choose the traditional, however if I were going on a Caribbean Cruise I would choose the tropical colors. Love the dotted paper.

    ReplyDelete
  135. Love both versions - but if I had to choose one guess it would have to be the traditional. Love those bright blues.

    ReplyDelete
  136. Great LO, I like the newer version best, TFS, have a wonderful weekend!
    Liz O

    ReplyDelete
  137. I think both color sets would work. I love and prefer the tropical colors. Since our last cruise was to Hawaii, I think that would be great to scrap lift. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  138. The choice of colors depends on the trip. Alaska would be more traditional while the islands would be tropical. That is part of the fun, adding personal touches.. Margaret

    ReplyDelete
  139. Love them both. Now I'll probably have to go on a cruise to use these wonderful designs. Roylene

    ReplyDelete
  140. I love both layouts! Wish I was going on a cruise sometime soon so I could make one of the layouts.

    ReplyDelete
  141. I love the tropical colors and would love to win thank you for the opportunity to win. ruth at lake in Texas.

    ReplyDelete
  142. Love them both. The traditional primary colors would be great for a boys page and the tropical colors would be great for a girls page. The best of both layouts!

    ReplyDelete
  143. wow, I love this! I've been on 10 tropical cruises and have only scrapped about 4 of them...so I need to do this layout! I love the traditional nautical look of primary colors, but the tropical colors would go more with the remainder of the book since it will be tropical pages. thanks for sharing this! I PINNED IT!!!! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  144. Meant to add a question to my comment above: there's no way to "flip" a cut on a regular small cricut cutter, is there? that's the only machine I have, but my friend has an expression and some software so that she does her cuts from her laptop. Would I have to try and get her to cut it for me or can I "flip" it myself? thanks for letting me know!

    ReplyDelete
  145. Joy,

    I live in Florida, so the tropical colors call to me more, but I like the traditional one too. It goes with the Disney ships more also...lol. Always a Disney addict! The pages are really well laid out, and with room to add more than one photo per page, they're practical too.
    I'd LOVE to win this cartridge to start my cricut 'library'. I just got started with it and only have one cartridge and the weekly CCR offerings. I sure appreciate those, I can tell you!
    Renae in FL

    ReplyDelete
  146. Love your cruise layout - wish I was going on a cruise so I could do it!!

    Just found out my daughter is going to have a baby in Feb. so the new give-a-way cartridge would be very useful. :)

    srob

    ReplyDelete
  147. I love the cruise layout. I would also love to go on one of these cruises!! I love to see the blog post so everyday would be fine with me. I have 2 new grandbabies so this cartridge would be awesome to win!!! DLB in Jax

    ReplyDelete
  148. I love the tropical layout. We are taking our first cruise next year to celebrate my daughters 15 th birthday and this cartridge will come in handy as we are taking a Caribbean cruise. I would love to win !!

    ReplyDelete
  149. My daughter and grandbaby are going on a cruise. Thanks for such wonderful ideas. This layout will be great for a book for Miss Bentley. The new cartridge will be great making scrape books for her.

    ReplyDelete
  150. Beautiful LOs! I really like them both :)
    JenE, ScrappyJenE@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for commenting! I love to hear from you!

Copyright

Unless otherwise stated within the post, this is my original work. Please feel free to use as inspiration for your own personal use, but do not use for publication, contest/message board entries, or to sell. If my work inspires a work of your own, please give credit by posting a link to my blog. Thank you! MyFreeCopyright.com Registered & Protected