04-18-2016

Graphic 45 Mon Amour | Silhouette Cameo | Mini Album Tutorial

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Hello,

I cannot wait to share with you guys a closer look at this mini album that I made using my Silhouette software and Cameo as a DT project for PPS. I cannot tell you enough how easy it is to make an album or any paper project once you own a Cameo. It is a great paper cutting machine!

I used mostly the Graphic 45 Bon Amour 12×12 pattern papers and embellishments for this album.

So, for the pattern papers I chose the Patterned Paper 65lb Silhouette setting.

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Most often than not the machine suggested settings are accurate.

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The Mini Album cutting file is the Lori Whitlock Chipboard Mini Album bought from the Silhouette Design store. It comes with a very easy to follow video tutorial on Lori’s blog.

Here are all the pieces cut and ready.

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It is very easy to put these pieces together into a mini album even without a tutorial.
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This is the accordion spine of the album. I remember earlier how long it took me to measure and score the cardstock while making one of these.. but not anymore!

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This is how it looks when you attach the pages to the spine.

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Once the skeleton is ready you can go ahead and start embellishing it.

Page 1:

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On the inside front and back cover I made a pocket for the tags, journaling cards and photo mats:

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Page 2: Here, I have used some cut-outs with quotes on it to hold my tags and photo mats together.

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Page 3: I also used the band technique on more than a couple of pages to hold mini envelopes with journaling cards and other embellishments in them.

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Page 4:

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Page 5:

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Page 6: I used some acetate sheets too. It can be easily slid on and off the album page.

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That is it! My mini album is ready! All I have left is to fill it up with photos, sweet memories and maybe some more beautiful embellishments.

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I had a blast putting together this mini album from  beginning to end!!

Do let me know what you think about it in the comments section below.

Love,

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Supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo

Graphic 45 Mon Amour 12″X12″ Paper Pad

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Chipboard Die Cuts – Journaling

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Cardstock Die-Cuts 6″X12″ – Tags & Pockets

American Crafts Solids KRAFT Textured Cardstock 12×12″

Maggie Holmes Shine Foiled Acetate 12″X12″

Echo Park Paper Lucky In Love Cardstock Stickers 12″X12″

Bazzill Cardstock Bling In the Pink 12×12″ Cardstock

Bazzill Classic Cardstock 12″X12″- Cardinal

12-18-2012

Life is a Highway! – Mini Album

As promised I am back with yet another mini album!

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For my mini I’ve again used MME’s The Sweetest Thing Paper Pad and Maya Road Chipboard Coaster Chipboard Album!

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These rose pattern papers are my favorite from the paper pad! They are the best for some fussy cut projects!

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The red pattern paper flips open to jot down your journaling..

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So, zats it for the little mini album! 🙂 Thanks for stopping!

Love,

Shruti

12-16-2012

Love & Laughter: Mini Album!

Hola crafters!

Hows everybody doing?! The year is almost coming to an end and I have a list of projects that I’ve lined up to complete before January. So you may get to see few sneaks and peeks on my blog or on my Facebook page. So watch out for that!

Today, I’d like to share a mini album I made for Pretty Paper Studio. This album was made using Maya Road Coaster Chipboard Album, My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing ‘Honey’ 6×6″ Paper Pad and other embellies..

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A closer look at the doily..

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Alrighty, that’s it for now! Do come back tomorrow for yet another Mini album I’ll have up to share with you’ll! 🙂

See ya later, alligators.

– Shruti

10-31-2012

Amy Tangerine Day Book – My Happy Book

Hi fellow crafters,

I am back with yet another project. 🙂 This time I wanted to share with you guys what I made out of my Amy Tangerine Day book..

Often we tend to forget the good things in life and lament about what we have lost or do not have.. especially when you are having a bad day. I am a pretty happy and a self motivated person but at times even I feel the need to cheer myself up.. So I thought, why not jot down all the things that make me happy in a book… More like My Happy Book! Something that I’d like sitting on my coffee table and occasionally skim through when I feel like it.

So here you go.. My very own handmade Happy Book!

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I’ve filled the pages with lots of photos and quotes..

(psstt.. those baby like fingers aren’t mine.. those are my husbands.. 😉 ) The number stickers are from the Echo Park – A Boy’s Life collection

Hehe.. thats when my friends came over and we went all mad and posed for a lot of pictures.. 🙂

That was my little pet squirrel, peanut!

I recommend all of you should try making your own Happy Book. When I started off making this one.. I was not sure if I would have enough happy things to list out to fill it up! But its only when you sit down to list everything do you realize that you have so much to be grateful for!!

I really hope you guys liked what I made out of my Day book.. I’ve used a lot of alphas, embellishments and pattern papers for this project.. Almost all of them are available in the store.. Scroll down to check out the complete list of items used on this book..

Supplies used :

Alphas/Stickers: American Crafts Amy Tangerine Lovely Mulberry Foam Rubber Thickers, Amy Tangerine SKETCHBOOK Muse Woodgrain Thickers Chipboard, Amy Tangerine Goodness Slate Printed Chip Thickers, Crate Paper – Random Collection – Alpha Labels Cardstock Stickers 12″x12″ Sheet, Dear Lizzy NEAPOLITAN Thickers Glitter Chipboard Charmed Peapod, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Tile Letters Stickers Ballerina, Echo Park – A Boy’s Life – Alpha Stickers, October Afternoon Mini Market Grey and Cream Alpha Stickers, October Afternoon Sidewalks Word Stickers, American Crafts – Pebbles – Country Picnic Collection – Embossed Stickers – Masking Tape, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan remark stickers, My Mind’s Eye My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally Adventures Label Sticker Accessories, Jenni Bowlin Studio – Jewel Embellished Butterflies – Red
Pattern Paper: Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Paper Pad 6×6, My Mind’s Eye – Miss Caroline Collection – Dilly Dally – 6 x 6 Paper Pad, My Mind’s Eye – Miss Caroline Collection – Dolled Up – 6 x 6 Paper Pad, October Afternoon Sidewalks 8×8″ Paper Pad
Die Cuts: Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Bits Die Cut Shapes, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Chipboard Shapes ,

Thats all folks!

Happy crafting..

– Shruti