4th of July Cricut Crawl–Red, White, & Blue Challenge!

Welcome to the 4th of July Fantabulous Cricut Crawl - Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!!
In honor of the 4th of July holiday, we're having a Red, White and Blue Crawl.  Each Design Team member has created a fabulous project using Red, White and Blue as the main colors, and of course at least one Cricut cut!
If you came from Amy’s blog at www.craftingwithamy.com, then you're in the right place!  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to see all the fabulous Design Team creations head on over to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to start at the beginning.
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog!  There will be Blog Candy along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a "Red White and Blue" project at FCCB!
For my project I decided to create a scrapbook layout for my Grandsons first 4th of July! I can’t wait to take photos of him for this page!
My 1st 4th LO-02
I used 3 Cricut carts plus Cricut Craft Room Basics. You just can’t beat CCR for designing projects using multiple carts! The carts used on this layout are Stand & Salute, Independence Day, Plantin Schoolbook, and CCR Basics. I cut the exploding fireworks at the top from Stand & Salute in different sizes using glitter cardstock:
My 1st 4th LO-03My 1st 4th LO-05
Plantin Schoolbook was used to cut out the title “My First Fourth”!
My 1st 4th LO-06
Independence Day was used to cut out the banners under the title above and the firecracker below:
My 1st 4th LO-07
To create the photo mats I resized a simple scalloped rectangle shape from CCR Basics, cut two and layered them with a piece of the patterned paper from the stack ‘Vintage Nation’ by The Paper Studio that I used throughout the layout.
My 1st 4th LO-08
After I added some ribbon to the mats I popped them up with foam tape on three sides and then added two more smaller mats behind them with stars attached so they can be taken out and used for additional photos or journaling. The stars were cut from Plantin Schoolbook.
My 1st 4th LO-09
I attached some red paper twine to the back of the banner and then attached it to both sides of the layout with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. I love those tiny staples!
My 1st 4th LO-10My 1st 4th LO-11 
Thanks for coming by to see my new 4th of July layout for my Grandson! And for doing so, I am offering some Blog Candy – a 5x7 Anna Griffin embossing folder! All you need to do is leave some blog love (comment) below. If you decide to follow my blog, you’ll have an extra chance to win. Also, I’m just about 30 followers away from having 300 (YEA!!!) so if I reach 300 this week, I’ll be adding an extra surprise to the winner’s Blog Candy!!!
Now start hopping uh crawling to see what the rest of the talented FCCB Design Team has created for you! Your next stop is Catarina at http://blog.docerelashop.com/.  Make sure to visit all the stops along the way and when you get done, make sure you link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post!!
Happy Crawling!!

Here is the line up in case you get lost:
                                            Angie  http://angiespaperpassion.blogspot.com <<—You are here!
Until next time, Happy Crafting!


  1. A perfect layout for a first layout. Love the stars at the top of each picture spot.

  2. Oh, wow, your page is stunning! Love all the sparkly fireworks!

  3. What a great layout! I love it!

  4. Super layout Angie, I really like the fireworks and the banner!

  5. What an awesome layout Angie! I love all your design elements and the paper you chose! BTW-you sure don't look like a Grandmother!

    1. Thanks Michelle! For your lovely remarks and about the 'grandma' thing! LOL!

  6. Great layout! I lve all the layers and textures

  7. Your blog is awesome. Love all the different textures.

  8. This layout is a show stopper. I can see it framed and as the centerpiece of 4th of July decorations...like on a hallway table, fireplace mantle or wall.

    I just became a follower/subscriber. tx.deb.gm@gmail dot com

    1. Thank you ScootingGranny! I really appreciate your wonderful remarks and following me! It means so much!

  9. Oh what a lovely layout! Such a great inspiration and fun details

    Dt member Catarina aka Docerela creations

  10. Wonderful Red/White/Blue scrapbook layout. Like the sparkle. Look forward to seeing it with photos added.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. This would be PERFECT for my friend who just had a baby last week! I'd love to send her something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!


  12. What a stunning layout, I love all the beautiful glitter on your page, the colours are just perfect, the only thing missing are the pictures of your beautiful grandson. Happy fouth of July to you and your family.

    1. Thank you! Happy Fourth to you and your family also!

  13. Wonderful layout! I really like the fireworks. You have given me some ideas, so thank you.

  14. Your layout is terrific. LOVE IT!!
    It will be made even better when you get that precious baby on there.
    Enjoy all his firsts!
    D~ dragonfly50 (Cricut MB)
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)
    Now you are just 28 away!
    (I'm follower #272 and I am now following by email)

  15. I *LOVE* the glitter!! It is perfect for the topic. You did a fantabuous job!! I know you will hit 300 very soon! Your site is amazing. :)
    Jilliene Designing

  16. Very cute layout! Cute banner and photo mats.

  17. Super layout. Love the glitter paper and the firecrackers. Kim Ogden

  18. Awesome layout, Angie! Love all the elements you used, especially the fireworks!

  19. I am a new follower, who is also almost at 300 followers. Your grandsons photos will be showcased beautifully on this gorgeous layout.

  20. I love the layout will be so cute in the grandsons album. Thanks for sharing.


  21. great page
    I like the exploding fireworks at the top
    thanks for sharing

  22. I absolutely adore this layout. My nephew's birthday is also on the 4th. I have all the cartridges to make this. Thanks for the inspiration. Janet buck2@casscomm.com

  23. What a fabulous First 4th scrapbook page. I am sure it will be forever cherished. I'm #277, so good luck on reaching 300. Thank you for sharing.

  24. This really says "celebrate" in the best way! So pretty.

  25. What a fabulous layout for your grandson's first 4th of July. It is so vibrant and colorful. i know his pictures will just look adorable on this page. I am now your 278th follower. Congrats. I just started by own blog. I think I have 2 followers!! Enjoy your day.

    cindy womack @ charter . net

  26. Wonderful LO it makes me happy just know what cute pictures are going to be in there love the design Thanks for the fun crawl
    DIANA L.

  27. This layout is really pops!!! I love all of the glitter, embellishing and layering. I have all of those cartridges too LOL!

  28. wow! I love your layout so many great details tfs im a new follower!

  29. Great layout! Love all the touches of glitter! I'm already a follower :) Good luck on hitting 300

    baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

  30. Super super cute layout I loved it the moment I saw it !!


  31. Oh my gosh! I love your layout! I was afraid to cut out the fireworks but they are amazing!! TFS!
    Scrappy hugs, Connie DT sis

  32. Beautiful layout. Love your banner and all the fireworks. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
    scrappingnana4 at yahoo dot com

  33. Great layout! Thanks for sharing.


  34. What a fabulous layout! Love all the glitter and tags!! Wow!

  35. So love this...Lovely.

    Caz xx

  36. This is wonderful, I love all of the sparkly fireworks. What a cute way to commemorate the event!

  37. Love your scrapbook page its stunning xhugsx Nikki

  38. Fantastic LO! I love the banner and fireworks and all the glitter paper looks great!

  39. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! Your layout is amazing and full of so many details which I just love! All the glitter is fantastic! Nicely done!
    New follower of your blog:)
    Sherrie K

  40. awesoe LO Angela!! love the glittery additions!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O.