Monday, June 9, 2014

Cricut Nifty Fifties Cruising Masculine Layout

I decided since I did name this blog "Obsessed with Scrapbooking" that I should show some scrapbooking layouts now and then (LOL!).  I made this fun retro masculine layout using the retired Close to My Heart Cruisin' Workshop on the Go.  I loved this paper the first time I saw it because it is so distinctive and fun!  Also, it is great to use for those boy/men layouts - it's so hard to find paper for boys over the age of 5.
I whipped out my Cricut Nifty Fifties cartridge for the main elements on the page.  I am particularly fond of gas pumps, as I used to be a construction manager for Mobil Oil and I did a lot of gasoline remodels where we put in new pumps and canopies.  This retro pump is so fun!  Wondering how I got it to cut those teeny tiny letters that say "gas"?  Here's a great trick: Set your blade at 4, pressure at 3, and speed at 1.  Then, multicut it two times.  Works like a charm!
What better than a Route 66 emblem?  I love the funky background shapes on the images on Nifty Fifties.  Above, you can also see the stamp "Every Mile a Memory" from the Close to My Heart Workshop on the Go kit.  I thought it was a fun addition to the journaling box.
These bottle caps are included in the Cruisin' Workshop on the Go Kit - there were a total of 8 included.  I smashed them down with a regular hammer since I couldn't find the rubber mallet (which is the real way to do it...).  I am impatient sometimes and rush to finish.

The layout was designed using a sketch from Alison Davis, from Scrapbook Generations.  She has a whole series of sketch books that I highly recommend.  You can find them HERE.
Here is the new Stamp of the Month for June - it coordinates with the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and is so cute for the upcoming Fourth of July!

It's just $5 when you spend $50+ at my Close to My Heart shopping page.

Here's a quick link to the online catalog - CLICK HERE if you want a peek. 



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1) Leave a comment below - What Cricut images do you use for the grown up men in your life?
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42 comments:

  1. My favorite cuts for my father are wildlife. We both enjoy the outdoors, and after spending a week with him in Yellowstone last year, I choose the bear cut from Outdoor Man for his Father's Day cards; for my husband since we enjoy Disney World so much, Mickey Mouse for the "best father in the World"

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  2. My fav Cricut cuts are cars, tickets, guitars, potty peeps, tools.

    Love your LO it totally rocks......I am so going to do this one..............I love scrapbooking with Mr. Cricut such a great crafting pal.....Love what you do girl just always so awesome!!

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  3. Love the lay out and especially the Nifty Fifties Cartridge. I have used several items - my grandson is into fishing so I always try to cut and make some sort of fishing theme for his birthday card. He has now taken up golfing (8 yrs old) so I am getting ready to do a golfing box card with hidden gift card inside.

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  4. I love the Father's Day cartridge with motorcycle, sport stuff, beer can and video game images. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Great layout--I like the bottle caps.
    I use outdoor images and sports images for masculine cards.

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  6. Since both my husband & son are fishermen I make a lot of fishing themed cards. Your layout is so cute. Love the cuts.

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  7. Wow, just love this travel layout!

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  8. Wonderful layout. LIke that cartidge but not used it often. I use Cricut cartrifdges; Handyman for Tools & Life Is A Beach for nautical/water items.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. Great LO, I need to pull that cartridge out and use it.

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  10. I love your layout and the inspiration that your blog gives me. I don't own many cartridges geared towards men so I have to use what I have on hand, usually anything with a tree or nature theme.

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  11. I love seeing all your blog posts and am ready to finish my dad's scrapbook....He just passed away in April...I did a collage for his memorial service...it turned out great!

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  12. I use a lot of the images from the Indie Art cartridge for my masculine layouts. Especially since my husband likes Zombie things, so the hazardous waste/toxic symbol is awesome.

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  13. Awesome layout! Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and ideas with us.

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  14. What great ideas you share! I always look forward to your creations! Thanks.

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  15. I love that cartridge and it has been on mu wish list for quite a while. thanks for sharing.
    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  16. I've used that cartridge to do a nice layout with my grandsons at a car show. It's nice to see you do more layouts. Please continue to do them in the future and as always, thank you for sharing.

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  17. Graphically Speaking is what I use most for my "guy's" pages. Also I design a lot of Titles using other Font cartridges and shapes from various other carts. Love my CTMH carts but this one you are giving away is not one I was aware of or I would have been looking to purchase it already. Thanks for featuring it and for the chance to win it. (much better than purchasing, right?) Smiles! Misty B

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  18. I have used some of the accessory images from Create A Critter 2 (golfing green, etc)

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  19. I've used Outdoor Man a lot recently because my husband is a fisherman and there are lots of cuts on there for that. I loved your layout! I have not used that cartridge for a long time, I'll have to pull it out.

    Leslie

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  20. I use any cartridge with fishing and outdoor cuts. All the men in our family are fishermen. I love your layout. Thank you for the chance to win a cartridge.

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  21. Great layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

    I can't think of any specific cartridges I use for masculine cards and layouts; I just know I always struggle to think of something appropriate.

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  22. Awesome layout thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win

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  23. I use the garden cuts as my husband is an avid gardener. Like your layout, too.

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  24. First off, I loved your layout. I use "Handyman" for most of my husbands layouts, he loves his tools!

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  25. Any of the golfing themed items.

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  26. I like the Handy Man
    cartridge! Also any
    camping.
    Carla from Utah

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  27. Oh I love when you have layouts Joy! This one is a keeper for sure!! I love it! Great for those travel pics or for some masculine layouts.

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  28. Great layout! I've actually used quite a few images from the Nifty Fifties cartridge for my guy cards. I also have the Father's Day cartridge and use that quite a bit, too. I like sports images, as well.

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  29. Thanks Joy for giving one luck person the opportunity to win the "Small Talk & Frames" cartridge. I don't mean to be selfish, but I hope I win it. However, "Good luck everyone!"

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  30. Cute layout Joy !! I love that nifty fifties cartridge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  31. Love your layout and would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  32. Very cool page! Love the retro vibe.
    I'm a little embarrassed to say that I don't make too many manly cards. I tend to have minimal embellishment on guy cards, just focusing on the sentiment and the patterned paper. In the past, for different Father's Day cards, I have used travel themes, like a globe, compass, watercraft, road sign images from Going Places (a very old cart, I know!).

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  33. I don't do a lot for the guys, but have mainly done many, many, many pages for baseball. I have used the car periodically for birthday cards, but use basic shapes for them. Would love to win this cartridge you have available for us. So many possibilities!!

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  34. I don't do a lot for the guys, but have mainly done many, many, many pages for baseball. I have used the car periodically for birthday cards, but use basic shapes for them. Would love to win this cartridge you have available for us. So many possibilities!!

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  35. I use the outdoor man cartridge a lot for the men in my house. I love your pages!

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  36. I have 2 sons so I'm always needing masculine cards for them and my husband! It's a challenge! Thanks for the chance to win the cart.

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  37. I use the regular outdoor (fishing, golfing, trees) and sports for my masculine cards. For my son's last birthday, I used the chevrons and heart layout from the creative cards cartridge and wrote Son inside the heart. He loved it. So this year I am going to try some more traditionally feminine cuts in combination with the masculine cuts, for something different.

    I really like the Small Talk and Frames Cartridge, because I could use so many of the cuts and I would like to make pinwheels with my grandchildren.

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  38. There's a whole bunch of masculine images in WRap it Up and Life's a party

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  39. Hi, Joy. I like the scrapbook layout that you done and using the cartridge Nifty Fifties. I like that cartridge. But in the cartridge that is for a giveaway I would use the images I would use for my husband is the mans finger that is pointing, the two different images for a man and the image for the women and the dog. Thank you for sharing your great scrapbook page.
    Have a great day :-)
    Delama Starling

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  40. Hi, Joy. I like the scrapbook layout that you done and using the cartridge Nifty Fifties. I like that cartridge. But in the cartridge that is for a giveaway I would use the images I would use for my husband is the mans finger that is pointing, the two different images for a man and the image for the women and the dog. Thank you for sharing your great scrapbook page.
    Have a great day :-)
    Delama Starling

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