March 29, 2011

How do you use make and takes?

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Cricut Circle Stampede in Dallas, TX.  During the event several make and take stations were set up for us by some of the sponsoring companies.  I don't know about you, but I love make and takes.  I love to try new products, techniques, and designs I would not have done on my own.  The problem is, I tend to just throw them in a drawer never to be seen again.  Well, I am determined to do something different this time.  I am going to attempt to find ways to use all of the Make & Takes from Dallas. 

Here is the Sample project for the first Make and Take.

I didn't have any idea where to start with this one.  They gave us the cuts, and that was all.  While the tag is very pretty, it isn't a color scheme I would normally use- of course that is part of the do something outside my comfort zone.  I choose to incorporate the tag into a scraplayout.  Let me know what you think.

I started with the tag, added a photo of Jan and I from our excursion to the great Salt Lake in October.  I cut a cute frame using my Shall we dance cricut cartridge in green the layered the other photos (with Tracy and Judy) with 1.8 inch mats.  I wanted to pull in the white from the ribbon so I grabbed my label maker and printed up some quick text on white to add a small amount of labeling to the page.  While the page is quite simple it did help me accomplish two goals.  I got one layout completed from my Utah trip and I used on of the make and takes from my Dallas trip!


  1. It's terrific - great use of the tag. Love it!--Pat N.

  2. Great use of the make and take..I have never done any of these because i am always too busy talking or shopping so next time I will try.

  3. Hey I know those people! Memories, memories, memories!
    Great use of your make and take from Dallas. Wish we could have been with you there too. Thanks for making us famous! :)

  4. Love this layout. I wonder why?? These are GREAT memories and a great idea for make & takes.

  5. Love the layout! I need to explore the SHall we Dance cartridge some more, because I LOVE that shape.

    Great use of the tag too! I have to un-pack mine before I can use them. LOL

  6. What a great idea!! I have this same make and take from Dallas but in the yellow and was thinking the same thing... What am I gonna do with it? Well, you answered that question. Thank you for the inspiration.