I knew I wanted to create a grid design and I wanted to use Cricut Design Space to help create the lines. I positioned 3 vertical score lines at the 2″, 6″ & 10″ lines on the design screen. I then inserted another score line and placed it horizontally at the 6″ line. Once I had the score lines positioned on the design screen I used the “attach” feature to hold all of the score lines together and in place. By using score lines in Cricut Design Space it ensures that my grid lines will be perfectly straight. I then sliced out the two cloud images from the April Showers Cut File and appropriately sized them within the grid lines.
After the images were cut and scored, I used a paper piercer to poke holes in the background patterned paper, which is from the Shimelle Little By Little Collection. I then hand stitched the grid onto the patterned paper using white embroidery floss. I cut the clouds in both patterned paper, from the same Little By Little Collection, and also white cardstock. I layered and slightly offset the patterned paper from the white cardstock to create a shadow. I then stacked and adhered the remaining cut file images to create depth and dimension.
Then came time to embellish. I used multiple die cuts from the Shimelle Little By Little Collection and also a scallop puffy sticker from the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Collection designed by Paige Evans. I know this cut file has a very spring feel to it, but when I first saw this cut file I immediately thought BABY! I love how all of the die cut clusters fit so well within the grid lines and the overall color scheme is just perfect for a baby themed layout.
This photo is taken of Aidan and my newest little nephew, Elijah. I mean, seriously, how cute are these boys?! I’ll admit and would never deny being a baby hog, but Aidan held him more than I did! If you’ve followed my blog, YouTube Channel or Instagram for any length of time I’m sure you know that Aidan is an only child. But seeing him with this sweet little baby and seeing on his face how much he adored this little one made me realize what a great big brother he would have been! It did make my heart pitter patter for just a moment, but I truly do feel blessed with my perfect family of three!
Now you can take a look at my process video that also includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial.
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