Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fabulous Fall Frame - Disney/Pixar Blog Hop

Happy Saturday and welcome to your next stop along the Disney Pixar Blog Hop.   Thanks to Shawn and Melissa for inviting me to join in for this hop - there are lots of great projects for you to see and some prizes too!

You should have arrived here from Lori's blog.  If you are here on a regular visit and want to follow the hop, please start the hop on Shawn's blog.

If you get lost along the way you can refer to this list - there will be a second group of blogs to hop to tomorrow (Sunday).  Please click on the name to go to the blog hop post directly if you are reading this after Saturday the 24th.

Diane  (you are HERE)


The Disney Cricut cartridges contain many layered images of characters from various movies.  These are fun to make (as long as you don't try to make them too small!).  My children are grown and I don't often need to make these characters but I do enjoy the cartridges for all of the great extras that they contain.


When I realized that this would be a Fall hop, I immediately thought of the frames on the Pooh and Friends cartridge - they are on the last four key positions as shown above.

There is a cute snowflake frame...

A rustic wood frame...

 A pretty frame made from a ring of flowers...


...and this lovely frame for a Fall photo.  This is one of my favorites and I had the perfect photo to fit inside.


I chose four shades of DCWV Shimmer cardstock and a heavy brown Bazzill cardstock of the base.


I set the size at 11 inches and cut the base.  The cartridge will cut webbing lines to show you where to place all of the other cuts.


Once you have set the dial size, do not change it - just continue to cut all of the layers in the colors you have chosen.  For this frame there are four extra layers to cut.  Here are all of the cuts from the Shimmer cardstock.


The DCWV cardstock has a white core which I find distracting so I chose ink colors to coordinate with the layers so I could ink the edges.

Inking also adds some nice dimension to the leaf shapes (bottom cut has been inked, top cut is direct from the mat).

Before adhering the top pieces, I do a "dry run" and place them all in the proper spots on the frame.  Then I can lift them off and flip them over to apply adhesive.  Some of these shapes are unusual and this helps avoid confusion about which side to stick down.  I use the Creative Memories Precision Point Adhesive pens for odd shaped cuts like these.   These are not particularly tiny cuts, but the odd shapes make this adhesive a good choice - you can just scribble it on!  I let it set until it is nearly clear to avoid smearing.  The adhesive will also be repositionable when you let it dry to clear before adhering.

Here is the completed frame with all of the Shimmer layers added.  It looks fine like this but I decided to add a few bits of sparkle.  I had the Fall Medley from Creative Charms in my stash so I decided to add these leaves in some of the open spaces.

The Shimmer cardstock and the sparkly leaf gems make a very pretty and festive frame.  I placed the decorated frame on another piece of Shimmer cardstock in a deep purple.

 I auditioned my photo before adding the gems.  I didn't like the way the red leaf overlapped the photo and the photos had some distracting tree trunks and the edge of a building at the top left so I made a few adjustments.

I did some more editing and cloned some leaves to cover the tree trunk.  I also printed the second photo on glossy instead of matte photo paper.  The revised photo is on the right.

I realized that one turn of the frame would solve my problem with the protruding leaf.  When I checked the booklet, I saw that it was designed with the leaf in the top left corner - so that worked for me!  The full page looks quite nice in this simple black frame.  This type of frame is sold inexpensively at the large chain craft stores and is sized at 12 x 12 for record album covers or scrapbook pages.

A more elaborate frame gives a totally different look to the project.

I had another project in mind to share but this post is far too long already.  Here is a peek at the design I made - can you tell which cartridge I used?  I'll probably post the finished project in a week or so...

A Special Disney Thank You Gift...

I'd like to thank you for coming along to the hop and I have a gift for one lucky hopper!  This is the Creative Memories Disney Magic Maker  punch which sells for $21.   You can see more about it on my Creative Memories personal website HERE.

This punch creates a Mickey head and a Sparkle star (think Tinkerbell and other fairies). 

In order to be included for a chance to win this punch, please leave a comment on this post and tell me.  I would love to have you follow my blog (top right corner) and/or subscribe to the email feed (HERE) if you would like to keep up with my posts.  I post daily and you never know what you will find here (!) but it is usually something crafty... I have been blogging for over three years and there is lots of information and inspiration to be found in the older posts so feel free to browse around.

I will use to choose a winner and I'll post the winner next Tuesday night.

LINK UP Party on Monday

Shawn and Melissa have added something new to this hop - there will be a link up party on Monday the 26th.  Here is the information about the Link Up party:

For everyone that has been asking if they can join in the Disney Pixar Blog Hops by being a stop in the hop, here is your chance!  On September 26th, the day after the official hop, we are going to have a Disney Pixar Hop Link Up Party!  We want to see your Disney Pixar inspired scrapbook layouts, cards and other creations . . . The “other” category can include banners, cake/cupcake decorations, centerpieces, wall décor, party favors . . . anything at all.

To include your projects in the Disney Pixar Hop Link Up Party go to to post a link to Scrapbook Layouts to post any other creations

Yes, you can post a project at each site, as long as it fits the category being featured on that site.

This will be a great way for us to showcase the work by our followers!  It will allow people to preview your project and then go to your blog to learn more about you and the project you created.

Thanks for visiting - the next stop is Amy's Blog - have fun!

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  1. GOOD MORNING, Diane! Thank you for sharing all of the details on how to make this adorableness! It's perfect for fall, and I'd never think to look at the Pooh & Friends cartridge for the frame. As usual, your blog is fantastically full of great ides. Thank you for the time you spend with us!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  2. Your Fall frame is lovely. The Pooh and Friends cart is one of my favorite's and I've looked at this frame before not sure what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration.


  3. Another beautiful project! I always find your posts and projects so inspirational and so very creative. You do such an amazing job sharing things I would overlook like all the extra's on a cart!
    TFS you project! I always look forward to your email blog updates :)
    Have a great day!

  4. Diane your frame is gorgeous! I love how you used a Disney cartridge to make something that would appeal to even the non-Disney lovers ( those people exist??? lol). Love the punch and thank you for joining us!


  5. what a fun frame, I have this cart I will have to check the frames out. TFS.
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  6. I've never even noticed the frames on that cart! Thanks so much for hi-lighting them, and I know I will get so much use out of them!

  7. I love that you help people to think outside the box . . . Disney cartridges are NOT JUST for Disney projects!

    I actually used that Mickey punch for my project that I have up today for the hop . . . ironic. :)

    Shawn ~ Getting Cricky Design Team Member
    Crafty Chics Blog
    and ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!
    Webmasters Earn Money Here!

  8. Diane I have been a follower and subscriber for over 2 years. Yours is one of the first blogs I found that has such great informatin. This frame is cute and stunning all at the same time. I love it. Ypu always inspire me. I learned DS from you. Thank you immensely.

  9. I love the fall frame. Looks like the picture was taken just for that frame. I am a subscriber and follower and look foward to your daily post. Thanks for all that you share.
    Dawn RI

  10. I saw that frame when I was looking thru my handbook. I love it, and you did such a wonderful job with your's. I'm thinking that the fall and snowflake frames both will make great elements for some LO's I have in mind. It's a pleasure to be in another Disney hop with you.

  11. What a cute frame. I am a new follower, I love your projects. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Your frame is adorable! I have this cartridge, and always forget about the frames!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

  13. I love how you think. This layout came out wonderful. If I wasn't a follower I am now. I need to come here more often

  14. Thank you soooo much for pointing out the wonderful frames! We do tend to 'forget' what is available on our carts:-) Your leaf frame is just beautiful! I am a follower and signed up for email:-)
    jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

  15. Diane, your frame is quite festive. What a great spin on the Disney Hop! Love it. I love the punch you are giving away. I saw it used on Shawn's project earlier! Happy to be a new follower of your blog.
    Happy Crafting

  16. Diane~
    Beautiful as always, thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas. I think I've been follow you since the beginning! I have a question if you have the time, my Pc died and with it my ability to use Design Studio, is the gypsy a good replacement?

  17. Love the frames. It's so nice when use can make projects from some of the not often used images. Great to see.

  18. Beautiful frame ... Makes me wish I had this cartridge :) I am already a follower.

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  19. I am a follower and subscriber to your blog and have enjoyed your ideas and talents that you share with us. This is a really great project and I especially like how you showed it in two different frames. Thanks for the opportunity to win this looks very interesting! Crossing my fingers...
    tx.deb@tx dot rr dot com

  20. so so so cute you project and thanks for sharing your talent!!!!


  21. Great frame! I was thinking about this cut last night and it's great to see it assembled by someone.

    I'm a new follower.


  22. What a perfect frame for that photo!!

  23. I am now following you on Facebook. I like your picture frame and look forward to seeing more of your projects.


  24. Diane,
    I have been a follower for sometime. Thanks again for a great layout. I love the fall colors. I have not been on much due to family health problems but I hope to be on more. Thanks again for all you share with us.

  25. As always, you inspire me! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  26. Adorable frame! Love all the fall colors. Thanks for sharing. And I am already a follower too.

    coupondenise at live dot com

  27. Beautiful frame. I had no idea there were frames on that cartridge. Great job.

  28. First of all, that is one of my all time favorite frames. The Disney carts have so many beautiful extras. Perfect choice. And I love that punch set. I've never seen it before and it is PERFECT!!! Hugs- Glora


  29. Great ideas! Thanks you so much for sharing. I am a new follower, but when i first started looking at blogs, before I knew what following was, I bookmarked you on my computer ;)Thanks for sharing!

    cherie.goyer at

  30. Good Morning Diane!
    Thanks for sharing such an awesome Frame, I love all your work and you are always Inspiring me with your beautiful creations!! And this one is just amazing!!! I love Fall!! look forward to your next creation always!! Have a Wonderful Week end!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  31. Love your project thanks for sharing!!

  32. Love your frame. TFS

  33. Oh wow this is one fun frame. I love it and I have the cartridge that it came from. Love it! Thank for sharing how you make it.

  34. Would love the mickey punch!

    Great layout. Thanks for the ideas to use some of the extras on the carts.

    I became a follower and e-mail subscriber!


  35. What a beuatiful frame! Thanks for sharing your creative process and all the details of your project! I really love the versatility of the cartridges.
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

  36. How adorable....and just in time for this idea...thank you for sharing...

  37. Wow! I feel like I just ate at a buffet of information. Thanks for all the neat references and your page shows the effort that went into it! Beautiful results. I also love using different frames and used one on the Disney page I did. Hope you can stop by & visit when this hop is over. TFS, your new follower,

  38. What a great fall frame! The pic is super cute also. I have 3 12x12" frames that I have never used yet. I better get busy. I need some current pics of my grandchildren. They can change so fast, especially when they are little.

  39. wow! what a great frame you made! thanks for sharind and I just started following you today. I would love to win that punch as well! thanks for the chance to do so.

  40. I have to admit, when I first saw your wonderful frame (and I really mean that -- I love leaves), I could not figure out how that related to Disney. Then you posted that you got it off one of the Disney carts and it all made sense. Love it! TFS and thanks for the chance to win the CM Disney punch.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

  41. Well once again you've given me a fun project to follow on a Saturday morning. You always pick such bright colors for your projects which match the background perfectly. I love this.

  42. Thanks for reminding us to look for extras on the cartridge. Cute frame

  43. I saw this in my email this morning and finally had a chance to pop over and comment!! Love your frame! I really had no idea that was part of the cartridge!! Guess I have too many carts!

    So glad you are part of the hop!!

    I call them like I see them :)

  44. I love your frame!!!! It is great! It gave me an ideal as I read about it! Thanks for sharing. Your blog candy is great! Hope I win.I am following your blog. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  45. Wonderful Autumn Fall frame and I did not know about that on the cartridge.
    I worked for the Mouse as in Disney World FL thru high school & college. Thanks for chance to win.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  46. Great idea using the frame part of the cart. Still trying to find that cart where I love, so Im hoping soon. Love the punch!! I have 3 Disney trips to finish scraping :)

  47. Thanks for sharing your talent as always, Diane. I'm of course already a follower. I'd love the punch because I have some Disney scrapbooking to do. Have a wonderful weekend.

  48. I forget about all the other great cuts on the Disney cartridges! Thanks for the reminder!

    ~ Carrie (new follower)

  49. Cute frame....TFS!! Im a new follower.

    mommyscraftycreations atgmail dot com

  50. Great frame. Thanks for the details.

  51. Great frame, Diane; love the colors for the subject.
    I would love to win the Disney punch. I have been a follower for a your cards.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  52. Another winning LO! I just love all your LOs!!! And I have learned something about a cart that I have...I am headed to the craft room to create some of those frames as soon as I get done hopping!!!


  53. I love your frame. It's gorgeous.

    Thank you so much on the how too for how to make it. I am a new follower, I look forward to checking in and seeing your wonderful projects.


    becky (DOT) mayhewlear (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  54. I reaqlly love your fraqme and thank you for all the tips and tricks in making this beautiful frame!

    janetteschulte at comcast dot net

  55. Your frame turned out wonderful! What a great idea - I might have to get craftin' this weekend too!

    TFS - Kim
    tandkparker at comcast dot net

  56. Very cool layout!! sometimes I forget these carts have all these extras!! Thanks for the inspiration Cheers jendewar a

  57. love the frame. have had this cartridge for a long time and did not even realize the frames were part of it. thanks

  58. LOVE those frames on Pooh's Friends! Now I HAVE to try one!!! TFS!!

    saetterman at aol dot com

  59. I love all the fall colors you used! Beautiful! Love the black card too! TFS CallyAnn

  60. Love your frame!! I read your posts every day!

  61. Thanks for the great tip about all the extras on these cartridges. Love the idea of using to enhance framed pictures. Would love to win the Mickey punch. We are big Disney fans at our house. Have been a follower for awhile after I found you. Peggie
    barker944 at msn dot com

  62. Beautiful fall frame, my favorite time of year.
    angel hugs

  63. I love your fall frame! matches well with the portrait.

  64. Nice frame! I like how you inked the edges it gives the cut a little more depth.

    Thanks for the chance to win the punch! I am already a follower and subscriber.

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

  65. Such a cute frame. I just got this cartridge, so I'll definitely have to use this frame. I'm a new follower.

  66. Am a follower and subscriber and love your creativity. Thanks for sharing!--Ryansmaama

  67. Love te.he frame! You know, I have that cartridge and didn't even know any of those frames were on there??? I've got to use those!

  68. Your frame looks great. Thanks for all the instructions. I'm a new follower. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

    vwilson577 at

  69. i love how you again made a project that was from a disney cartridge but, can be used for everyday. :) Thanks for the chance at some yummy blog candy. That punch is cute.

  70. Beautiful frame, I love how you used a Disney cartridge and created a Fall frame. You always inspire me to think of other uses for the cartridges. Thank you!!!!

  71. I really don't enter hops because my laptop is on its last harah. It tends to turn off on me. I've never see a punch like this one. I don't own nything Disney yet. I've become a follower.

  72. Love the picture frame, great job, i am already a follower, thanks for the chance to win
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  73. we go to disney world and disney land frequently, so i'm always on the lookout for new disney themed scrapping products. this punch set would be perfect. thanks for the chance to win. i've been a follower for several years and have taken a couple of your online classes.

  74. Fabulous fall frame.
    I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

  75. Diane,
    Love that frame..I've used it too! You were right to turn the frame..didn't even notice the overlap after that. I think alot of people just use the Disney/Pixar carts for the characters when there are other elements inside!


    jcamp2020 at aol

  76. Thank you for aharing and giving me another idea onhow to use my Pooh cart.

    I love the colors and how you put it together.


  77. I love your style Diane. I am so pleased to follow you on Google Reader- I love your style and beautiful crafts that you share. So glad you are on this hop! Thanks for the chance to win! lclass003atgmaildotcom

  78. As always Diane, I love your project! I find the "cloning" part quite interesting!

  79. Just hopping by! Love how you thought outside the box on this one! Great to be in a hop with you!

  80. Wow great frame. Just too cute and great picture.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    I am a follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  81. your frame turned out just wonderful. i am a new follower and looking forward to see more!!! TFS

    Lisa G

  82. what a great frame! I love the shimmer card stock you used. Thanks for the chance to win!


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