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Thursday, February 24, 2011

You make life with Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder, embossing kit and Make-the-Cut

I realllly love using journaling strips on my pages!  Especially if I don't want to hide a lot of my background paper, or in this case the embossed circles behind a big journaling box.  But usually I print them out, then have to cut them all by hand into strips.  I figured out an easier way! 
You can type a lot of text in Make-the-Cut which makes doing this super easy!  I typed the text on the draw layer of my file, then I used the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder to draw all of the text on my paper.

Then I used the shape tool to add rectangles that I want to cut onto my journaling.  To keep them all the same height, I copied them and pasted them in place and just adjusted the length for each one.  I then copied the boxes and added them to the cut page of my file.  Without removing the mat from the Cricut, you change the mini gel pen out for the blade and then cut the cut page.

I then had journaling strips that were ready to go on the page!  For this file, which would work for any kid's page, you can download the file for Make-the-Cut here... journaling strips
Here are the strips all done!

I also used the Chomas Creations embossing kit to do the circles on my page, and you can download that pattern for Make-the-Cut here... circle embossed design

The title is also on the download for the journaling strips as well as the circle that is layered.  The inside circles are drawn with the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder as well.

Here is the page all done, with my nut of a son!  He sure does make my life quite interesting hehe!

Like what you see? Leave a comment to let me know!


Melissa said...

This is super Amy! I'm bad about journaling.

Anonymous said...

pretty cool technique. thanks K

Amy Chomas said...

Melissa since I've been making the fun journaling circles and now these strips with the gel pen holder it goes sooo much quicker!!!

Anonymous said...

What is the name of this font? It's perfect.

Amy Chomas said...

It is called Two Peas think tall. I've had it for a long time, but they may still offer it for sale.

MichelleMyBelle said...

Amy, first I have to say I love the pics.LOL This is a nice layout,
I like how all the circle elements tie in together.

Yoopergal said...

Found it! Love it! Thank you!