We took a road trip in 2020 and I’m still scrapbooking the trip. It was great to revisit the Grand Canyon years later. I saw a desert scene image in Cricut Design Space and knew instantly that I wanted to use it with these photos. After enlarging it to 11″ tall and gathering Pop Tone Tangy Orange, Orange Fizz, Gumdrop Green, Basis Gold and Kraft, it was ready to be cut.

The “Grand Canyon” title was also from Design Space. It actually comes with a frame attached but I didn’t want it. To get rid of the unwanted parts, insert a shape from Basic Shapes to cover the unwanted parts and slice it. To create the border for the title, use the Offset button. You’ll notice on the final layout that I didn’t end up using the black offset. I liked the white against the kraft better.

Once the pieces of the cut were assembled, it needed something more so I inked the edges of all the pieces and also embellished the cactus and sun with markers.

You can see that I used a subtle patterned paper for the layout background and matted it with Vanilla Bean Brown Cardstock. I gutted the brown so I could use it to mat the two photos. The Grand Canyon information came from a sticker I purchased at one of the gift shops while we were there.

Some banners placed on the two photos using scraps of the colored papers were the finishing touch. I know it’s pretty simple, but the large image on the left side really makes this layout stand out and I LOVE the difference that inking the edges made.

Don’t worry…I have plenty of photos of the Grand Canyon that I still need to scrapbook! I mean, with that beautiful scenery you just have to, right?

The Pop Tone, Basis and regular cardstock worked so well with this Southwest theme and was so easy to cut with the Cricut.

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Dorlene Durham

Hi there! Iโ€™m a mother of four young adults, two granddaughters and a dog, Gracie. We are an active family that love to create memories which gives me more things to scrapbook! It's win - win! You can see more of my creations on my blog Crafts in the Command Center, IG @3sons_and_astar or YouTube Channel Dorlene Durham.