Friday, August 17, 2012
Hello crafting friends!! I was very excited about today's theme--Create a Mini Album.
I have been wanting to create a board book for sometime! I felt very intimidated at first!
I have to say that using the Cricut Craft Room to make this was wonderful!! It was easier than I thought it would be. I did have a little problem with the weld feature and my crafty friends helped me out!
I used Elegant Edges, and Create a Critter Cricut Cartridges, and the CCR today.
First I chose the design of my book with Elegant Edges. Then I chose the animals I wanted to use. I used the shadow features welded to my design so the animals were the book. I made sure to keep my length the same for the book, but made the pages wider. I used chipboard, black paper for the front of the book and white on the inside. I also cut out decorative pages with the Elegant Edges cartridge. I did not bind it yet, I need some smaller jump rings and did not have them on hand. I cut out the layers to the animals and glued them on. I like to use Elmer's rubber cement to adhere the cardstock to the chipboard. (my mom used this all the time when she scrapbooked, she hooked me on it!)
I used a rub on for the cover and monkey rub on's too.
I loved making this! I will make more for sure, I'm thinking about a Halloween Theme next!! Here is a picture of my finished book:
Don't forget to check out the other great projects from the design team today: http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
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