January 18, 2011

I Love You mini flip album

Hello my crafty friends! This is Kristy from Craftin on my door, and I want to thank Sheila for letting me guest design again for She's a Sassy Lady (I look forward to my monthly posts)! Two of my goals for the new year are to "use" what I have, and to "dig" deep and pull out cartridges that I haven't used in what seems like forever! Well, today I did both! Since, it is almost Valentine's Day I thought that I would make a mini flip album for my hubbie.
 I was looking through Fabulous Finds and found the perfect album:
I used the flip album , and the insert (no shift) on page 126. First, I cut the insert using the "Fit to Page" button on my Cricut. It showed that it would cut the insert at 3 3/4". Then, I cut the album at 3 3/4" also.
Next, I used my Scor Pal to score the album and insert. I then attached the insert inside of the album. I went through my pictures, found the ones I wanted to add, and cut them all around 3" x 3".
The fun part was going through my embellishments and seeing which ones I wanted to use!
On each page I added items like die cuts, glitter stickers, buttons, twine, fiber ribbons, flower ribbon, doilies, crepe paper, bling, pop dots, foil, and ANYthing else that looked fun to add. I think the MORE the BETTER!
On the inside page I added my journaling, and only put glue on the sides and bottom of the journaling so that I could add a tag behind.
Lastly, I added ribbon on the "spine" of the album, and "made with love" to the back of the album (why leave anything blank...right?!)
This was actually quite quick to put together, and if I have some more time I might even make some of these up for Stinkerbella's grandparents! I hope you all enjoyed a little bit of craftiness today, and I challenge you to "use" what you have and to "dig" deep and pull out cartridges that you haven't used in what seems like forever! Sending {LOVE} your way as we approach Valentine's Day!
<3 Kristy
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