Monday, January 4, 2010

Winter Mini Album

I made this shape album out of chipboard that I cut on my Cricut (with the deep cut blade and housing) and then covered with some non-traditional colored Christmas patterned paper. It is just under 6"x6" so that I could get 4 cuts out of one sheet of 12"x12" paper. I have the scut file for it to share with you too.
I used my Bind-it-All to bind it and then decorated the wires with various ribbons.

The cover isn't finished yet, cuz I'm not sure what I want to put on it.

I used my Cricut for all the cuts, some are from cartridges (the snowflakes are from "when it's cold outside winter mini 09) and some are from SCAL. I glittered up the snowflake with stickles and stamped the snowflakes on the photo mat with the Imaginsce "believe" stamp (there's a snow flake in the set) There's also a lot of stickles on the second page.

The snowflake on this page is also from the winter mini cartridge and the mat is SCAL which I embossed with the Cuttlebug D'vine swirls folder. That cute little snow man is from the Doodle Charms cartridge and I added a little bit of frosted stickles to him to make him look a little shimmery.

The ornament adorning this photo mat is from the Christmas Cheer cartridge that I cut first with black out (patterned paper) then in shadow. The photo mat on the opposite page is a Sizzix frame (I can't believe I still have a use for those!)

More SCAL cuts on these pages along with a tree cut from the Christmas Cheer cartridge using the rounded square feature. I blinged up both pages with some adhesive pearls and stickles.

More SCAL cuts again on this page and on the opposite page I embossed the photo mat with the Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder, then I rubbed a little ink over top the dot to bring them out more. The "jingle all the way" is a stamp and I added some silver embossing powder to the bells. The pink frame was a gift (I got a whole set of them from a friend, thanks Steph)

The back cover, nothing exciting here. Just some patterned paper and a ribbon strip.
Here's that scut file for the album I promised you.
I hope you head over to the YMH Designs blog to play along with our current contest. The theme is anything winter as long as it's in the form of a scrapbook page


Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 04 Jan [LA 03:00pm, NY 06:00pm, UK 11:00pm] - 05 Jan [OZ 10:00am]).

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Sandy said...

Yeah for the digi go girl! Love your book and the non traditional colors...just fab!

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Jan. 05, 2010. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Your book is really cute! I think it's an excellent example of how Cricut & it's cartridges and SCAL can peacefuly (and beautifully) co-exist.
Thanks for making and sharing the file!


Enfys said...

Great news on the digi spot, well done, love your project,
big hugs
En xx

Kristie said...

This is soooooo cute!!!