Saturday, March 12, 2011

Scrappin' Saturday: Using Circles

Welcome to another Scrappin' Saturday at Fantabulous Cricut! Today I'm going to focus on using a really simple shape to create fun and beautiful scrapbook layouts. With all of the gorgeous cuts that the Cricut has to offer, we sometimes forget that a simple shape, such as a circle, can really help make a layout special. Here are some great layouts that use circles as design elements:

Hungarian HAIR style scrapbook Layout
In this layout, 6ichthusfish uses a scalloped circle to frame out her whole page.


Here, Rebecca Ludens uses a circles to highlight her title and fill in the background of the page.


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Crafti Cori uses a circle on this 2-page layout to draw attention to a special photo and the title.


Easter Day Scrapbook Layout
In this layout, Valerie Salmon uses circles to add order and interest to her embellishments.


Cari Fennell uses circles to mimic the bubbles in her photos. Circles could also be used for carousel photos, vehicle photos (tires), and photos that feature anything that spins (teacup ride, anyone?).


Finally, in this layout, Kimberly Van Diepen uses circles to frame her photos.

You see? There are so many ways to use circles in your layouts. Not all of the layouts above use the Cricut, but I think they all could have.

Wondering how to easily find a circle in the mounds of cartridges you have? Just visit Cricut Search and search for "circle". I found 53 pages of results!

So, next time you'd like an idea for a simple scrapbook layout, use your Cricut to cut out some circles! :o)



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7 comments:

  1. All of the LO's are amazing!!! TFS!

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  2. I JUST FOUND THIS BLOG, and I'm so excited!!! I have a Cricut and have also recently been blessed with a Cuttlebug by my wonderful hubby. I have been wanting to search for a good blog to challenge and inspire me with MORE use of these wonderful machines!!!! :)) SO GLAD! I will certainly be a regular visitor!! :) YAY!!!!! ~Vanessa F

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  3. All those layouts were wonderful! I think I am going to try to make a couple pages today and just maybe add a circle! Thanks for the great inspiration!
    Tara

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  4. Wow! What great ideas!!! :)

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    Jennifer

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  5. Fabulous layouts, I love how you can take one element and make so many different designs!!
    Cindy

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  6. Great projects. I find myself using circles often and these were great ideas.

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  7. Lisa...I am loving all these circles! What a great collection of layouts!

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