Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fall Mini Album

Thank you so much to Alice for emailing me pictures o the mini I made her.  I often participate in the swaps on the Cricut Circle board.  They've always been fun.  The theme this time was Fall and to make a mini album.  RIGHT up my alley right?  Of course, I hadn't done one in a while and guess what kicked off my spur of all the ones I've posted lately? This did!  Of course, what did I then do? I mailed it off to my partner without taking pictures! Guess I was excited to get it on it's way (or I maybe just forgot :) ).  Most the papers I used are from Teresa Collins Giving collection.  I've had the papers for a while.  Some are also from this years DCWV Fall Stacks.  I wasn't sure if my partner celebrated Halloween, so kept it Fall.  I used mainly my cricut. The leaves are from my Cricut Imagine.  I think I did a few frames and the curly tree with the Silhouette.  I was going for a 'basket' full of leaves on the front.  I think it came out alright.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

G45 Steampunk Spells Altered Frame

Ok, I'm not sure if it's an altered frame.  This particular one is made by 7 Gypsies.  I picked it up at Michaels.  There's various ones. I used scraps of paper left from my mini album project for most of it.  Added a few pictures and then lots of embellishments.

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Mini Album

You would think I never craft with how often I post, but I do!!  Time to add a few posts.  I started to create this mini with someone else in mind and then I really liked how it came out so decided to keep it.  First time I have *ever* done that.  I'll make the someone else another one as I still have lots of paper. :)  I initiailly wasn't sure about this paper until I was dinking about on youtube and ran across various video's.  Sometimes it is just like fabric, it's what you do with it that makes it great.

So, I used a mix of Silhouette and Cricut Cuts.  The gears and clock on the one page that are big are from the Silhouette Store.The other gears on the front is the 'gears' from CCR.  Lots of tags and some flip out pages.  Also what looks like a little booklet that holds 12 pictures in it. All made by one 12"x12" piece of paper.  A few fussycut items with Utee on them.   I also learned about using magnets which I had NEVER heard of before.  It is SO GREAT! 

The how to video:

Some things I've learned.  The tiny magnets don't hold very well through layers of cardstock.  I ended up finding 3/8" x 1/32" on ebay:
that are working well in some other projects I have going on.  Thin which is good  but the little bit of a larger size seems to work better.  The 1/32" is the thinness you want in my opinion.

I went back and found a picture of my girls, and often my nephew, each year in their Halloween costumes.  I have blank tags for the next few years until they outgrow dressing up.  Perfect way to look back over the years of Halloween.
Thanks for looking!