Happy Mardi Gras

Finally Scrap It Friday!

We’ve made it through yet another week. Everything in the last few weeks have happened so quickly, it’s crazy. Today I wanted to show off a double page layout I did a few years ago at a scrapbook retreat with some pictures I took at the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, LA we went to in 2004. This particular Mardi Gras parade ended up super special since it was the last we attended before my mom’s stroke. Let’s get started with Happy Mardi Gras…

Happy Mardi Gras

Things Used:

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    • Colorful Cardstock
    • Mardi Gras Mask
    • Craft Foam
    • Cricut Mat
    • White Cardstock
    • Adhesive
    • Cricut Expressions

Happy Mardi Gras:

When I created this double page layout I was still using my Cricut Expressions machine. To create it I wanted something to make the page really pop out. I purchased everything from Hobby Lobby of which I got the cardstock from the Scrapbook section, Craft Foam I think from the kids crafts section and the Mask in whatever section they had those in at the time, along with the feathers and other Mardi Gras mask decorations.

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First of all, I used the Disney Mickey Font Cartridge to cut out my foam letters. In order to cut my letters out, I started with a deep cut blade and then made sure I had the settings to be a mirror cut. I also set the settings to double cut since the craft foam is a little thicker. Once I had my foam set on my Cricut Mat, I had my Expressions machine to its thing. While cutting, because of the thickness of the foam, the rollers make indentions which is why I had the machine mirror the letters.

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After the machine was finished cutting the letters out I carefully removed the excess foam from around the letters. Since the foam tears easier than regular cardstock, I didn’t want the letters to tear despite the double cut. I then had the machine cut out the same thing in the shadow version in my white cardstock so I could back the foam letters with it.

Mardi Gras Mask:

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For the mask, I purchased the feathers, jewels, and black stickles glitter. Using some type of adhesive I attached the pink and green feathers around the outside of the mask. Then I added the small jewels there in the middle around the eyes. For directly in the middle, I made with the smaller pieces of feathers and added a medium size jewel. Once finished with the feathers, I used my black stickles glitter to the nose area.

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Essentially the idea at the time came to me by remembering growing up we would make Mardi Gras umbrellas for competitions at the local mall. Every year we would make them better and better along with masks we wore.

Happy Mardi Gras:

Happy Mardi Gras -- Visit CraftyJBIrd.com for more info.. Happy Mardi Gras -- Visit CraftyJBIrd.com for more info..There you go! A fun, quick, and easy Mardi Gras double page layout to put together for all those parades. Hope you enjoyed! Have a great and safe weekend!

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Have any questions about today’s double page layout? Please feel free to comment below and I’ll respond back as soon as possible! Thanks for visiting! Hope to see you again!

Crafty JBird

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