Posts Tagged ‘Mini Album’
Hello, Kristen Swain here with a summer memories album that will be sure to warm you up as you look through it during the cold winter months. I created this simple album focusing on keeping my die cut elements large, my photos about wallet sized and using bright colors. I used all cardstock so I kept costs down but was able to keep colors on each page.
Using a plain album, I decided that using spray mist would help me add background color, without the difficulty of trimming off paper at the edges of the cover. I used a lime and a jack frost color, then added in a spray and larger drops of turquoise across the front and back of the album. There is a touch of glitz as well. Then I cut some bright colorful letters for the title, adding in a bright sun as well, and I used brown for the rest of the title, so it would stand out, but not be the strongest color on the front.
I created the inside album pages by cutting 8.5 x 11 paper to fit, punching holes where I would thread the album together later. Next, I thought about which photos I wanted to use, printed them out and searched in Cricut Craft Room for images to go along with my page. Details on each page include banner pieces. These are easily cut from strips of paper that with a triangle shape notched out from the ends with scissors. Add bright coordinating buttons tied with twine bows. I kept my journaling simple, handwriting it with a journaling pen.
Simple, easy, and colorful. I hope you have enjoyed my summer album. I have left space to add more pages as we continue our summer activities.
Designed by: Kristen Swain
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression Electronic Cutting Machine, Gypsy Handheld Design Device, Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Cartridges Used: Campin’ Critters, Carousel (Digital), Life is a Beach, Lite Crocs Rule, Art Deco, Something to Celebrate, Gypsy Font
Other Supplies Used: Cardstock (American Crafts), Buttons, Twine, Wiggle Eyes, Album (Creative Imaginations), Pen, Glitter, Spray Mist (Tattered Angels & Maya Road), Adhesives
Hi! I’m Shantaie Fowler and as much as I do love the outdoors, I have to confess I’m not much of a camper! Next week my cousin and her girls are coming to visit me, and have decided to go camping, so I made them a mini album to document the trip. My cousin and I are a lot like Lucy and Ethel when we get together, so I am sure there will be plenty of “memorable” moments to fill this album!
I just love the shape of this trailer, and a pink camping trailer as the cover of the album is so much fun for a girls camping trip! I know they will love the colors, and sense of whimsy!
Each page has its own color combo, and embellishments. Some pages have been left a little more open for the addition of journaling and multiple photos. Other pages were filled up with adorable outdoorsy images and sentiments leaving room for smaller photos and memorabilia, to make it easy for a novice scrapper to complete.
The front and back cover have a piece of chipboard sandwiched between the papers for strength and stability, the inner pages have an extra layer of cardstock to support photos and years of “flipping” through memory lane!
A mini album is a great gift for outdoors adventurers, and campers! Take a closer look at your Cricut cuts to see if there is a fun or interesting shape that could be used as a mini album. Or scraplift this idea and create your own trailer album, the cut files are below for you to use and enjoy!!!
Happy camping! And happy creating…oh…and wish me luck! *wink*
Designed by: Shantaie Fowler
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression 2 Electronic Cutting Machine, Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Cartridges Used: Campin’ Critters
Other Supplies: Terrifically Tacky Tape, Cardstock (pink, black, white, blue, yellow, orange, brown), Patterned Papers (blue floral, pink floral, yellow floral), Chipboard, Ribbon, Twine, Buttons, Brads, SRM Stickers, Hole punch, Foam tape, Binder ring, Brown ink, Sponge, Rhinestones, Black & white gel pens, Adhesives
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Hi everyone! Nancy here with a mini-album perfect for a little token of affection for your Valentine this month. I used some of my favorite photos of my son from last year and filled it with love notes from Mom. Making each page a different size and style was a lot of fun. It let me use quite a few different cartridges and shapes, which I love!
I made the front cover by welding letters and hearts together until I had the size and look that I wanted. I suggest using a boxy font with letters that are more or less that same height. It makes it so much easier to weld. This font is from the Boys Will Be Boys cartridge.
On the second page I added a photo to the postage stamp cut. I thought it went well since it’s a photo of my son and all of the Valentine’s cards he received at school and at home. I used the Sentimentals and Simply Sweet cartridges for this page.
This is a decorative peek-a-boo page. I like the way it adds texture and some text to the mini album. I used a cut from the Paper Lace cartridge.
A series of hearts and an initial decorate this page. I used the Simply Sweet cartridge for both cuts.
Next up is an envelope that I created with the Wild Card cartridge. It holds some of his favorite valentines and a love note from me and his Dad.
And the last page, a few of my favorite photos and a tiny heart border that is pop-dotted and decorated with brads.
I’ve added a plain chipboard square to the back of the album to keep it sturdy and protected. I had so much fun experimenting with different cuts and shapes to make a custom mini album. I think this makes the perfect little photo gift of love!
Designed by: Nancy Damiano
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression Electronic Cutting Machine, Gypsy Design Device
Cricut Cartridges Used: Boys Will Be Boys, Paper Lace, Sentimentals, Simply Sweet, Wild Card
Other Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill), Patterned Paper (Crate Paper), Brads (Pebbles Inc.), Aqua Letters (October Afternoon), Heart Pin (Making Memories), Jewels/Tab (Basic Grey), Star Pin (Maya Road), Fabric Pleat (Pink Paislee), Pink label & heart (October Afternoon), Light aqua chipboard (American Crafts), Craft border sticker & fabrid brad (Basic Grey), Ring (Bazzill), Adhesives
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