Saturday, February 2, 2013

February 100 Cart Blog Hop And A Christmas Card Album

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Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cart Blog Hop   
      Welcome to another fabulous blog hop that Erica is kind enough to host.If you just came from Crafting Blog Events then you are in the right place. If not then you want to start in the beginning HERE  so you don't miss a thing.
     Each month the Design Team makes projects that showcase 100 Cricut cartridges. We hope to inspire you to pull out a cart you may not have fully explored or entice you to perhaps add to your library, hee hee! I can't believe it but it has been 1 year since I started on Erica's team. In case you don't already know what this is about let me fill you in. Each month we showcase 100 carts. We hope to inspire you to pull out those rarely used carts or to show you one you may not already own but give you a glimpse of what you can create. The carts I chose to use this month are:Mini Books,Frames Of Mind, Joys Of The Season, Seasonal Cake Art and the CCR exclusive cart Jewish Icons. Let's start with the Jewish Icons:
     The dove is cut @ 2.5" for the basic+shift+shadow. I used a glittered card stock for the dove layer. The "Shalom" was cut @ 1" for basic + shift. I love the softness of the background paper from DCWV. The flowers were some leftover ones I cut from Flower Shoppe and I believe they are @ 1.25". This would be a great card for Passover or Thinking Of You.
     Did you receive a lot of photo cards for Christmas?I always put them in a box with special Christmas cards I received and can't seem to part with.Well, after almost 40 years of marriage, 5 child, 8 grandchildren and many friends, I decided to do something I have always planned to do. I made a mini scrapbook to put them in. Let's take a look.
     First let's start with the cover. I used Mini Books for the cover and inner pages. I started with the image on page 14 . I cut 2 from chipboard and 4 from card stock. The Binding was cut @2.722 x 6.056".
     The frame is cut from Frames Of Mind and the image is on page 11 + @ 3.5".I cut a piece of red card stock to fit inside and embossed the sentiment with detail Gold embossing powder. I believe the sentiment is from Inkadinkado. The flower is a die cut I had leftover from another Christmas project.
     This label is on the inside of the cover. Its the star tag from Joys Of The Season on page 78 @ 2.5" including the layer.The numbers were cut from Seasonal Cake Art @ .75"and the "1" was cut at .65".
     Notice the snowflake back ground paper. Actually it is red card stock however, when I was gluing it on, I had a few glue spots that I didn't like. Rather than start over I had a brain storm, stamp it! Wow , what a way to save a project. I was so pleased with the result that I also did the same thing to the back inside cover. I'll have to remember this one, lol.
     Oh Shea is so cute peeking out at you! I cut the inside pages also from Mini Books and also on page 14. I used insert @ 8" x 5.25". I cut 6 of these since I had 12 photos to preserve. The snowflake embellishments are from Seasonal Cake Art page 44 and cut 1 of each @ .75", 1" and 1.25"
     Aren't these snowflakes just beautiful? These were cut from Joys Of The Season and can be found on page61 and layers @ 1.75".I also used some stickers throughout the album since it has been so long since I used any. You can find other versions on how to alter your page style, format and size with this cart. Be sure to check it out. The possibilities are endless!
 Cricut Mini Books. There you have it. I hope you will try this as it really is a great way to store those pics Now it is time to hop over to the adorable  Bella's and see what she has to show you.
     Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way:.

Tami's project
Crafting Blog Events-
Mary's Projects
Erica's Projects
Blog Candy-
Owl About Kids-



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Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Mary as always your projects are lovely. I really like the idea of creating a mini book for the Christmas photo cards. Very clever idea. Bunny Hugs, Tami

Sarah said...

Super cute projects as always. You are so talented Mary!

Mona said...

Beautiful projects!
Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

love all of your projects Mary...

Glad to be hopping with you!


Miranda said...

Great projects!
Miranda :)

Marcia said...

Always a joy to see your creations!