Sunday, May 1, 2011

It’s a Girl Mini Album

CoverThe challenge this week over at Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog  anything goes. Here is my first post as a Design Team Member. I recently bought the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge and knew the book creative feature would make a great mini album. I also had the want to make a mini album for a co-worker who is having her first baby, a girl this summer. Mindy challenged us to go out of our comfort zone and make something we don’t usually make. Since I am a diehard card maker what a perfect time to challenge myself to make a mini album.  The album isn’t bound yet, I am waiting for my wires for my Bind-It-All to arrive probably Monday or Tuesday and will get it bound and a picture added to this post when I do.  I used the Elegant Edges and one of the images from the cartridge to cut the image for the cover. I cut the wording from the Nursery Rhymes cricut cartridge. I sprayed the green mat with some Honey Dew Mist Glimmer Mist and the pink with Pearl Glimmer Mist.

I used the Lace Edge image from page 44 of the handbook and use the book creative feature to cut my pages at 5” for my mini album. Since I didn’t have chipboard I cut each image twice out of colored cardstock and then again from my patterned paper. To cover the base pages I used some heavy patterned paper from K & Company.

page 2 and 3 I also used Images printed and cut from my Imagine and the Nursery Tails cartridge. Lace, and trims from my stash adorn many of the pages as well as some stickers and embellishments from K & Company and from my stash.

pages 4 and 5 page 6 and 7 page 8 and 9 The tag on this page is actually from the Imagine More cartridge. It is the one with the little strawberry on it. I cut it at 3” and flooded the base layer with green, the next layer with pink and then left the lined paper image as is. I did not use the strawberry or the word Sweet. All of the frames in the book are also cut from the Elegant Edges 10 and 11 final pagesI left the back of the back cover as is. It is the same patterned paper as the front cover. This was a huge challenge for me as I do not scrapbook and have never made a layout. This is the second mini album I have made and the first of this kind. It was a lot of work but I am very happy how it turned out.


  1. Oh wow this mini album is absolutley beautiful.

  2. This is gorgeous Deanna! : )

  3. Deanna, this book is OUTSTANDING!!! What a beautiful gift! I will have to scraplift this someday! Love it!!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy Garrelts

  4. What a gorgeous mini-album. I am going to have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Deanna...I can't believe that this is your 2nd is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I can't wait to see it bound.

  6. Deanna ~

    This is so beautiful!!! The paper and colors you used are so perfect

    Longview. WA

  7. Darling book!!! I knew when I saw your book that you had used that wonderful cartridge :) My mom and I were just talking about getting this cartridge last night..hehehehe LOVE all the edges and fun stuff it can do. LOVE all your pages and your friend is going to love this!


  8. This is so beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing your link on Fantabulous Friday :) I can't wait to try to make an album with this cartridge!

  9. Omgoodness - Deanna, this mini book is amazing... I love it! eeekk, I so need to make one too.