Friday, April 1, 2011

Cricut Imagine Nursery Tails

I had so much fun creating this layout with the adorable little girl and all the cute animals.  I designed the little girl by starting with the dress on the Nursery Tails cartridge.  Details at the bottom of this post.
I think we need a Cricut cartridge that allows you to piece together your own little kids like I did this little girl.  You know... chubby little arms and little legs.  You could choose outfits...then choose legs that let them stand, or sit or kneel...and different little arms and heads.  Front facing and side facing...ok, you get the point. :)  That's my wish for a cartridge.  
She would also be cute on the front of a card 
Recipe for this layout

DoodleCharms - basket & eggs 3 1/2"
A Child's Year - chick 2"
Easter 2010 - rabbit  2 1/2", lamb 3 1/4", title 2 1/2"
Christmas Noel - bow swag using Gypsy size swag to 7.25" wide x 2" high and bows 3.25" wide x 2" high.

Now for the little girl...

Nursery Tails Imagine - print & cut the dress at 3.6" - this makes the dress too long to make her sit so I cut a portion from the bottom and used a border punch to finish it off.

Everyday Paper Doll's - head and hair at 5 1/2" (hair on pg. 2)

The tricky, but easy part

Arms - cut another head from the Everyday Paper Doll's cartridge at  5 1/4"....then cut the head in half, but shape it to look like little chubby arms.  Use the ears for the hands.  One head will give you two little arms and hands. :)

Legs -  two triangles from George & Basic Shapes cut at 1 1/4". 

Shoes -  two ovals from George cut at 1 1/4"

To create little ruffle socks I used a border punch 

Here is the back of a completed one to give you a better idea
Just play with it, experiment and have fun!

I will be working on more kids...including some little boys and will try and do a video tutorial.  Although this one really was not hard to do at all.


  1. OH MY!!! This is such a cute layout. This little girl is soo adorable. I love it.

  2. Seen this on the MB and I had to run over here to tell you how brilliant that is.. What a fun way of creating of your own cute little paper pieced girl...

  3. Very creative. May I suggest a pic of the head with penciled lines where you would cut out the arms?

    This is really awesome!!!

  4. Hi there! I've been following you for a while and love your layouts. So, I posted an award for you on my blog. Please stop by and get it.

  5. Brillant! I have a chubby, little 2 year old grandaughter who looks like your creation. I'm already a follower and I can't wait until you do more kids. Thanks so much.

  6. That's so cute !!!

    Hugs Monique

  7. Hello,
    a great LO.
    Greets Sabina

  8. She's adorable!
    I agree, a cartridge as you described would be great and fun to use.
    PJ(Jessie Adams)

  9. Adorable layout...the girl so cute! TFS!

  10. Soooo cute, I love your work.

  11. So adorable. TFs this great technique of paper piecing!

  12. This is such an adorable layout! I love all the little details. I have featured your project on Fantabulous Cricut Blog's Fantabulous Friday!

  13. scrappin with a schnauzerMarch 31, 2012 at 6:23 AM

    This is awsome I to wish they would come out with a cart that you could do the paper piecing with. I think the chubbys are so cute but dont want to invest in another machine. Thank you so much for sharing all the details with us.

  14. What a fantastic idea. I will be using this!


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