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Love Mini Book

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Cricut Expression® Electronic Cutting Machine
  • Cricut® Projects Cartridge, Mini Books
  • Cricut® Everyday Cartridge, Create a Critter 2
  • Cardstock: red, cream, black, black glitter, text patterned, polka dotted
  • Embroidery floss: white
  • Buttons: black
  • Brads: black
  • Rhinestones
  • Pen: black
  • Ink: black
  • Needle
  • Corner rounder
  • Piercing tool
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Foam squares
  • Adhesive

DIRECTIONS:

1. Create mini album cover. Using Mini Books cartridge and red cardstock, cut one 3-1/2". Repeat cut using text patterned cardstock. Use scissors to trim flap from text patterned piece. Layer together.
2. Create mini album pages. Using black cardstock, cut one 3-1/2". Using black cardstock, cut one 3-1/2". Using black cardstock, cut one 3-1/2". Fold and assemble. Adhere pages to cover.
3. Create closure band. Using black glitter cardstock, cut one 3-1/2".
4. Create photo mats. Use paper trimmer to cut four 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" blocks of cream cardstock. Ink edges. Adhere 2" x 2" photos to mats using foam squares. Add journaling as desired.
5. Create first spread. Using Create a Critter 2 cartridge and red cardstock, select “Accessory" feature, press “Shift," and cut one 5" . Use paper trimmer to cut one 3 1/8" x 1" strip of polka dotted cardstock, one 3-1/2" x 1/2" strip of text patterned cardstock, one ½" x 1" block of text patterned cardstock, and one 1/2" x 3/4" block of red cardstock. Use scissors to trim ends. Use paper trimmer to cut one 2" x 2" and one 2" x 3-3/8" block of black glitter cardstock. Adhere all pieces and one photo mat to first spread.
6. Create second spread. Using red cardstock, select “Accessory" feature, press “Shift," and cut one 3" . Use paper trimmer to cut one 3/4" x 1/2" block of red cardstock, one 3" x 1-1/2" block of polka dotted cardstock, one 2-1/4" x 1" block of text patterned cardstock, and one 2" x 1/4" strip of black glitter cardstock. Use scissors to trim ends. Use paper trimmer to cut one 1/2" x 2" strip of cream cardstock for tab. Use corner rounder on top corners. Ink edges. Use paper trimmer to cut one 1/8" x 2" strip of red cardstock. Adhere to tab. Use paper trimmer to cut one 3" x 2" block of black glitter cardstock. Adhere all pieces and one photo mat to second spread.
7. Create third spread. Using red cardstock, select “Accessory" feature, press “Shift," and cut one 3". Use paper trimmer to cut one 3/4" x 1" block of polka dotted cardstock. Use scissors to trim end. Use paper trimmer to cut two 5/8" x 3-3/8" strips of black glitter cardstock and one 3/8" x 6-3/4" strip of text patterned cardstock. Adhere all pieces and one photo mat to third spread.
8. Create fourth spread. Using red cardstock, select “Accessory" feature, press “Shift," and cut one 4". Use paper trimmer to cut one 3/4" x 3-1/8" strip of polka dotted cardstock, one 3/4" x 1-1/2" block of text patterned cardstock, one 1/2" x 3/4" block of red cardstock, one 3" x 1" block of black glitter cardstock, and one 1/4" x 3/4" block of black glitter cardstock. Use scissors to trim ends. Adhere all pieces and one photo mat to fourth spread.
9. Embellish as desired with rhinestones and brads. Use piercing tool, buttons, needle, and embroidery floss to embellish pages as well.

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