Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Old McDonald's Farm

Ok, this first picture is from when I got stumped creating this page.  It looked good but the page just wasn't complete.  So I posted this picture on Facebook and asked my friends for some advice.  Many posted and I tried to work in as much as I could to get the finished product that you see below.

 The base of this page was a simple light green from my Deja Views, The Sharon Ann Little Ones Collection.  Then I took a piece of blue 8.5"x11" paper from The Paper Company's Bright Fashion Colors value pack and cut it into 2-6x6 squares and put them side-by-side across the top to form the blue sky.  
All of the animals were cut on the Cricut Expression from the "Create a Critter" cartridge, I absolutely love this cartridge!!!  They were all cut at, I believe, 3 inches.  I used many different colors and papers to make them, but all the paper came from The Paper Company's Fashion Colors value packs.  Brights, Black and White, Earth's Garden, Jewel Tone and Natural were the packs that I used. 
The barn was also cut from the "Create a Critter" cartridge.  I used a 12x12 piece of red paper from The Paper Studio's All Season Paper Pack.  When I cut it I just set my size to fit to page to get the biggest barn possible.
The cuts of grass also came from the "Create a Critter" cartridge.  I cut them at different lengths to make it a little more realistic.  Also the clouds were cut from the same cartridge and at different sizes.  The cloud on the left is actually two different clouds of different sizes glued together to make one big cloud!!  The cuts of grass and the clouds were cut from scraps that I had laying around so I'm not sure what kind of paper they were cut from, SORRY!!
I used some brown ribbon to line the page also to simulate a fenced in barnyard.  And lastly I used the "Designer's Calendar" cartridge to cut the letters, they were cut at either 1" or 1 1/2".  

This page turned out sooo cute!!!  I want to thank all of you that gave me ideas when I was in a bind!!!

Happy Crafting!!!!


  1. Cute layout! Was wondering if this cartridge has a cute but simple butterfly? Looking to make hundreds for baby girls new room.


  2. Hi Jessica!!! Thank you for becoming a follower, I hope you enjoy what I have to offer. To answer your question, yes Create a Critter does have a simple and VERY cute butterfly!!! I will cut one either tonight or tomorrow and post it on here for you to see!!! Thanks again!!

    Happy Crafting!!!!