Saturday, March 16, 2013

Disney Autograph Book pages

It’s a lot of work preparing for a Disney trip. I’ve always tried to make a special autograph book for my daughter to take with her when we go to Disney.  This time I’m starting early so I have to time to finish it without killing myself and running out of time.  I’m using my cricut and my cinch to make the book.  I love the cinch, I find it much easier to use than my bind it all. 
The book is going to be 8 x 8 and each page will feature a certain character with their name and a space for their autograph.  I’m using my Imagine with a list of Disney RGB codes I found online to fill in each individual layer.  This makes it much easier than trying to find the right color of cardstock for each little piece. 
Here are a few of the pages I have done so far. 
I’m cutting the characters at 4.5 inches.  This allows them to fit on the page, but most of the layers are big enough to work with.  The size of the borders and the titles vary, but most of them are around 2 inches.  After I have all the pages finished, I will bind the book with my cinch.
I’m off to a good start, but I still have a long way to go. 

supplies used for this project
cricut cartridge Mickey and Friends
various patterned papers

Monday, March 4, 2013

Criss Cross Cards

I hope all of you are enjoying National Craft Month and the projects the design team is creating.  For my post, I decided to feature a different type of card than the usual 1/2 fold card.  This type of card is called a criss cross card and it makes a perfect pocket card.  I love this type of card because it’s kind of like an envelope and a card all in one. 


Here is a picture of my criss cross cards.  These are two different sizes a square and a rectangle variety.  You can find the instructions on how to make both of these cards here.  I’m on a Disney kick right now, so I made both of my cards with a Disney theme.  I decorated the outside of the pocket base with patterned paper and then added some embellishments. The smaller card was made entirely with my cricut. The square card was made with my cricut and a Magnolia stamp.   This is what the card looks like when you pull the insert out. 


I think this type of card is perfect for adding a gift card to the insert or for an invitation.  They’re fun and easy to make.  They are also a great way to show off some of that great paper you’ve been collecting.  I hope you have enjoyed my criss cross card project and be sure to check back daily to see what the rest of the design team has in store for you.