Welcome to week 3 of the Artbooking in August Blog Hop. Each Monday in August approximately 35 consultants will showcase creative ways to use the new Artbooking cartridge. The blog hop is a great big circle but if you get lost along the way please go HERE for a complete list of participants.
If you're coming from Emily's blog you are on the right track! This week the challenge was to create a mini-album. I've already created a Vacation mini (see post HERE) so this week I used the 7 x 5 Top Secret Mini-Album featured on pages 42 & 43 of the handbook to document my son's 10th birthday party!
I decided not to pre-plan this album (a little scary for me but it is a challenge after all) so I started out by cutting all the photo mat pages with the Pro-Player B&T papers.
Next, I cut the coordinating accents from the cardstock that comes in the Pro-Player pack. I chose to keep stamping to a minimum and only used the notebook paper stamp image that comes with the Artbooking Cartridge.
Once I printed out my photos I began the assembly process. This part came together pretty easily. Honestly, the hardest part was selecting which photos to use!
After I had everything adhered to the mini-album I went back and added my embellishments To keep things simple I only used the Pro-Player Assortment, Canvas Alphabet (colored with Ruby Markers) and Keyboard Craft Alphabet (FYI: Even with all the letters I used in this album I STILL have a ton of letters left from this set!).
For added contrast I used my Metallics Marker to color the raised portions of the corrugated cardboard shapes in the Pro-Player Assortment pack.
Unlike some of the other mini-albums from the Artbooking Cartridge, this one does not have holes to bind it. I decided to use my crop-o-dile to cut 1/4" holes 2" from each end and tied with the Harvest Baker's Twine. It actually feels quite sturdy and allows for room with my 3D embellishments!
I hope you've enjoyed this album as much as I've enjoyed sharing it with you. I have already presented it to my son and he was blown away by it! I'm going to consider this project a success!
Now hop on over to Cassandra's blog to see what she's come up with!
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Prop-Player Pack
Stamps: Take Note (Cricut Bundle)
Other: Pro-Player Assortment, Harvest Baker's Twine, Keyboard Kraft Alphabet, Canvas Alphabet, Sparkles Assortment, Ruby Markers, Metallics Marker