Sunday, June 5, 2011
My favorite thing to do is create scrapbooks. I love to make complete, themed albums and I really feel honored when I am asked to make one for someone else, or when someone I love is really touched by a personalized gift. This album was made for my neice Ashley, who was just born on April 4 and it was my first attempt at using my Your Story binding machine, which I got for a SONG at http://www.cricutmachine.com/ . I LOVE that place for their awesome prices on cartridges and supplies. ***Ahem.... hear that cricut machine? lol*** The front cover was decorated using a stencil and some pink chalk. I took Ashlyn's Alphabet and used it to cut a cereal box (cheap chipboard!!!) and then out of paper. Cereal boxes do not need a deep cut housing blade and cut very nicely if you use a slow speed and the highest pressure setting. I decided to adhere yellow cardstock to the back of the front cover, so that a picture could be interted into the front (that's the black line you see when the book is opened. I had two goals when creating this book: to make ALL of the embellishments (or as many as possible) on the Cricut and to use only supplies I had on hand. NO new purchasing, lol. I really need to clean my scraproom out!!! As I built the book, I realized it was becoming quite thick! So I attached ribbon inside of the covers to tie it all together. My sister in law loved the book, and I'm looking forward to gifting more! Thanks for looking!