Make It From Your Heart shared Blog Post: Basic Cricut® Shapes for Backgrounds

Make It From Your Heart shared Blog Post: Basic Cricut® Shapes for Backgrounds


I love this CTMH blog post & wanted to share it with you.  🙂

“Looking for a way to spice up your scrapbook pages? We’ve got just the thing! All you need is a Cricut® machine and a little imagination for this technique.

Use your Cricut® machine to create unique backgrounds for you scrapbook pages! #ctmh #closetomyheart #cricut #tutorial #howto #easy #scrapbooking #ideas

First, find a basic Cricut® shape that you like: square, heart, diamond, etc. Next, cut out the shape over and over again on a piece of solid cardstock (we recommend using Cricut Design Space™ so you can more easily control where the shapes cut). Remove the shapes from the piece of cardstock, and then back the empty spaces with different pieces of patterned paper. As you can see from the example above, we repeated paper patterns across the shapes to add a sense of continuity to the page.

If you don’t have Cricut Design Space™, you can still get this effect by cutting multiple versions of the same image, but you could also cut the shapes out of patterned paper and attach them to a piece of cardstock. There are lots of different spins on this technique!

For example…

Use your Cricut® machine to create unique backgrounds for you scrapbook pages! #ctmh #closetomyheart #cricut #tutorial #howto #easy #scrapbooking #ideas

…try backing the shapes with photos! It’s a lot easier than trying to cut your photos on a Cricut® machine because you can slide them around behind the cardstock until they are framed just the way you like.

Use your Cricut® machine to create unique backgrounds for you scrapbook pages! #ctmh #closetomyheart #cricut #tutorial #howto #easy #scrapbooking #ideas

Another spin on this technique is to change up the size of your shapes. Smaller shapes give you a lot more little shape windows to work with. This page also shows how much you can play around with dimension as well.

First, we backed some of the empty spaces with patterned paper and left others empty. Next, we used 3-D foam tape to attach the White Daisy cardstock piece with all of our heart shapes cut out of it. The Bashful background shows through the empty hearts and creates a bit of a shadow. To finish off the look, we took some of the hearts that were cut out and embossed them with gold powder. We then used them to “fill in” a few of the heart-shaped windows with more 3-D foam tape to make them really pop. See how many possibilities there are when you start playing around with your Cricut® shapes?”


For the entire Make It from Your Heart post & recipes, click here

Jeepers Creepers: Croptoberfest is Just Around the Corner!

Jeepers Creepers: Croptoberfest is Just Around the Corner!

I have a couple of reminders for you today.

 This week’s Warehouse Sale brings back some fun bundles great for Halloween such as these:

Monstrous Halloween Stamp + Thin Cuts

Jeepers Creepers Bundle  

These are just available while supplies last.  Check out the other deals available this week in the Warehouse Sale!


AND, just around the corner….

I  am pleased to  let you know that  I am participating in the


Presented by

 Zeta Lambda Chapter

 *Delta Theta Tau Sorority

  Saturday, September 30, 2017


 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pastries, soup/salad, fruit & veggie trays,  desserts, coffee, tea, lemonade provided.

Cost:  $30/ADVANCE

$35 AFTER 9-23-17

½ price for children under the age of 18 accompanied by adult                                                   

  • Scrapbook & other Vendors
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Awesome Raffle Prizes to win!!
  • Must be 18 years of age to purchase raffle tickets

Delta Theta Tau c/o Doris Sanders, 5490 W. State Road 252, Edinburgh, Indiana  46124.

(812) 587-5050

Mark your calendar now & make plans to come!


Online Warehouse Sale!

Online Warehouse Sale!

Save 50% on Timeless Crafting Supplies!

Save big on the items shown on my website, which are available for a limited time while supplies last! A fresh set of deals will be made available every Tuesday at 12:00 am (MDT). You’ll also save on shipping costs through this sale, since shipping will be based on the discounted price of sale items!

Interested in even more special offers? Check out the awesome FREE items that you could get when you sign up as a Close To My Heart Consultant or the extra rewards you can earn by hosting a Gathering this month.