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


Anonymous 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!

Anonymous 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!!!