Tuesday, August 20, 2013

[Video]Baby Boy CTMH Artbooking Cricut Layout

Today's layout from the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge had a tricky sizing thing I wanted to point out.

This first cut above was fine - cut at 11" - just as it says.
But then we get to the lion.  He's supposed to be cut at 8"(see upper left corner for what size to cut things). But I wanted him larger.  If I cut him with the real dial size, I can't layer him (see below):

So, there are two solutions to this problem:
1) Use the Cricut Craft Room, put him in at 8", layer him up and then group him by clicking and dragging to get him to the size you want. (Confused by this? Check out my CCR layering video HERE.)
2) Knowing he cuts out at 2-1/4" when you have the dial at 8", you can try to increase the dial size and see what happens.  I just randomly chose 11" as a starting point and he came out to be 3-1/4" which was about what I wanted.
And he looks so innocent above - like he didn't give me any trouble at all...
The last set of cuts are all done at the "prescribed by the book" 11" and cut fine.
Finally, to get my circles for the title background, I used the REAL dial size at 5" and 5-1/2".

All of these cuts were from the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge (see below):
Want to see how I made this layout?
Check out the video below (click HERE if you can't see the video):


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82 comments:

  1. You have been so helpful showing us how to use Artbooking!! Thanks.

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  2. What an awesome LO! And I love they way you provide a video with each project. Thanks!

    LST in Colorado

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  3. Too cute!! I don't have this cartridge yet but it is on my list of wants. Love all you have been doing with it. Thanks for the videos and as I said yesterday, I like to see whatever you show us but if you want something more specific...how about showing us about HTV.

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  4. I love your little lion, so very cute! Video... hmmm... I don't really watch a ton of videos, but I do appreciate hearing the tips on each of the various Cricut cartridges. It's really nice, too, to see videos for each of the projects. That way, when you see something specific you'd like to recreate, it's all laid out for you in terms of tips, and sizes of cuts, etc.
    Thank you, too, for taking the time each week to post the coupons. I come to your site each and every time to grab coupons to go.
    Karen

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  5. Super cute LO...lovin the artbooking LO videos!!!

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  6. I just got this cartridge but have not had time to play with it yet. Love all of your videos, they are always helpful.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  7. Such an adorable layout! You have so many wonderful videos already; I just don't know what I would want you to video next.

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  8. Cute layout! Love the videos. Anything you show I like

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  9. This layout is imply adorable! Love the colors too! I like that you do a video with your projects. I'm not sure what else I would pick....you're so creative!

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  10. This cart looks like so much fun! Thanks for the opportunity. I have been following you everydayfor years.

    Kathi B from Las Vegas

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  11. Love the circle with both an embellie and the title. Can't wait to play with this cart tonight.

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  12. I would like videos on how to make our blog more exciting with buttons and blinkies and such.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  13. I'd like a refresher video on how to create layers using the Cricut Craft Room. Thanks!

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  14. This is a remarkable cartridge!! Can't believe how many different backgrounds it makes and this layout is just adorable!! Thank you for teaching us about the different sizes and how to achieve the one we desire! Great job!

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  15. Cute layout! All of your videos are so helpful. Maybe some help using the center point button on the Cricut. That would be a big help to me. Have a fun day.

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  16. Such a cute little lion! I have found the same thing with some cuts needing a little "tweaking"...I am becoming more "bold" using the CCR...any tips and techniques (or how-to's) to navigate the Craft Room more confidently is always appreciated! Thanks!

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  17. Nice... love the eyes on the lion.

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  18. Oh how cute!! I like the frames. And you know you could always use a smaller photo so you can still show off that beautiful papers.

    I would like to see what else this cart has to offer in a video.

    Thanks AJ

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  19. Cute layout. As far as a video goes, how about one showing how to use the Cricut Universal keypad, and it works with different cartridges.

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  20. I would love you to show how to meld things on a cricut expressions 2. I love the boy layout. boys are harder for me to find ideas for than girls.

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  21. Love the layout and would love to win. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  22. Love the layout. As I basically do cards, I automatically see it as that, and the inspiration you give me is awesome! Your video is great, as always. Thanks for sharing

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  23. Another great layout. That lion is a cutie. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
    (email and newsletter follower)

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  24. Adorable layout! Love the googly eyes on the lion. I really appreciate the videos that show little tricks about using Cricut cartridges (sizing, layering, cutting different materials, etc.) Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  25. Wonderful baby layout. Like the colors you used.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  26. That's a great layout and a great video. Your blog has always been helpful in doing projects.

    I have a question though: how do you know when to use Real Dial Size and when not to use it? Why wouldn't you have just cut the circle with Real Dial Size off? I always get confused on that.

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  27. greeat layout. Glad that they are finally getting around to tell you how to size it. I have the frames one and none of them come out the way you want.

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  28. Thank you so much for the wonderful layout! Boys are so hard and I love this!

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  29. This is darling. Id love to see more ccr videos. I love it, just need more education.

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  30. I am really enjoying the videos on the Artbooking Cart. Infact, I am going to order it right now. Thanks!

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  31. I think this is awesome. I just love the little lion with the goggle eyes. Soo cute! Wonderful colors. I need to get this cart!!!
    dutch

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  32. I just love all the things you've done with the Artbooking cartridge! you have the best ideas! thanks for sharing with us--and keep them coming!

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  33. Love the layout. Great to finally learn how to size frames. Thank you, Jill P. Manteca, CA

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  34. I would love to see a video using the new universal overlay for the Cricut machine. I am wondering how it will incorporate all the different features from the cartridges.

    Thanks again for all of your inspirational videos! Yours are my favorite to watch!! Keep them coming!!

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  35. That is just too, too cute! Thanks ever so much for sharing tips about sizing! Keep the videos coming..............I LOVE them!

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  36. So darling! I would love to see you using this cartridge and some others with the cricut original. I shy away from buying this style cartridge as I fear it won't work as well with the 6x12 style mat.

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  37. I have been enjoying the Artbooking videos so please keep them coming! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Leslie

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  38. OMG - that Creative Holiday Cards Cartridge looks so cute. Thanks for hte opportunity to win - and thank you for sharing your expertise with operating our Cricut machines.

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  39. Such a sweet layout and I hate to admit it but I am going to....I have yet to scrapbook my grandson's newborn photos and he turned 5 today! I am a horrible grandma!! This layout is going to be perfect for his photos!

    Thanks Joy for the great video!

    Tracy

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  40. Love this LO and I see the possibilities with this cartridge. I just can't wait to get one.

    Luria

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  41. Very cute boys layout.
    I would like videos on easy gift ideas.

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  42. Love your creativity. Great color selection. Your vids are always clear! Wish others were as clear.

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  43. Joy, I love this Baby Cakes layout, so sweet. We know you can use this paper for a babies/little kids but can you show us how to use it in other ways? The yellow and slate works so well together. Help please.Thank you.

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  44. just subscribed to your site- your videos are a great help . Looking forward seeing more your creative work .

    clichtenwald@charter.net

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  45. Oh my gosh, what a great and colorful layout.
    That lion is mega adorable. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal
    South Bend, IN

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  46. I would love to see more Cricut Craft Room videos. Thanks for all the helpful posts!

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  47. Nice layout. It would be easy to adapt a card to match the layout. A video on the gypsy would be wonderful.

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  49. Adorable layout. Can't wait to get this cart.

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  50. I only had one thing on my bucket list and that was to swim with the dolphins. Well my son surprised me with airline ticket, hotel room, seaquarium admission and to swim with the dolphins in Miami, Florida. Best thing was he went with me and enjoyed the whole thing with me. I will never forget it.

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  51. what an adorable layout, love the lion, thanks for the tips, craft room tips and hints are always welcome.

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  52. Super adorable LO! I enjoy watching your videos so anything you make I'm sure I will enjoy! Have a great day!

    Veronica

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  54. Love this layout. I would like to see more quick and easy layouts.

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  55. Love your videos, how about some of odd stuff on the cartridge what to do with them
    MaryAnn Jersey Shore

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  56. cut elo. I like videos on new tools & techniques.

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  57. Love all your layouts, thanks for all the great ideas.

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  58. I love your blog and your videos are always so helpful! I love videos on cards or layouts that are pretty easy and quick! Also, storage ideas!

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  59. I really, really like your videos.
    You do a great job with them!
    Thank you!
    I just would like you to continue with the new
    CTMH cricut cartridge ideas for your upcoming videos. Of course since my 1st grandchild is only 2 months old you have to know that I am partial to anything Baby right now!
    Thanks so much!

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  60. I would love to have you post a video on how to clean and extend the life of the sticky cutting mat for the cricut. Thanks for all you do

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  61. Love the Baby Boy page. It could also be used as a Zoo page! Any videos are fine with me. Love organizational, page layout and card videos. Thanks for any of them.

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  62. I absolutely love this layout, would love to see some pages I could use for the men in my life, (Dad, Husband, older sons)- if you have the time! Thanks for all the inspiration and ideas you give me!

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  63. Videos are always a great addition. Thanks.

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  64. I love this card and all your videos. You seem to touch on everything. Maybe a video on Christmas treats for a class room. Something that the kids can but together.

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  65. What a sweet layout! Thanks for posting all your wonderful creations and your tried and true ideas to get them perfect. Love the videos. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. I'd really love that bow making video

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  67. The yellow is always a great pop of color and very cheery, but the card laid out with the bag in teal is awesome. Hmmmm....can't decide

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  68. I love both colors, but I'm partial to teal. I love the design, and especially the idea of using it in conjunction with the gift bag.

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  69. Both cards are beautiful. I'd put the teal with the gift bag, make another gift bag in yellow and use the other card with that bag. I like coordinating like colors. rosebud114

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  70. I liked both cards, but the yellow one just popped out at me. Love it! I enjoy your site and all of your projects!
    GrannyB

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  71. Your baby boy layout is cute as a bug. I would love to see a video on using the Cricut universial Cartridge mat.

    Thanks for offering,

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  72. This layout is so cute! I love all your videos so anything is fine with me.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  73. I really like cards in both yellow and teal. I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for all your tips!!!

    Diane from NS Ohio

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  75. I know this is a big request, but I'd love to see a video on how to make a mini album (I believe the Artbooking cartridge has this capability)... thanks for the chance to win a cartridge!

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  76. Such a cute layout! I do have a question. I always scrap around pictures instead of making layouts then putting on pictures. Is it a challenge to then find pictures that fit in your layouts? Especially getting pics cropped properly to fit in the photo frames. I have just always wondered.

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  77. Your videos are awesome! Am new to your site so am enjoying going through them! thank you for the opportunity to win the cart - would love to see more videos on making projects from this cart. Thanks so much
    Rosy
    mr_conboy04@hotmail.com

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