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Monday, August 6, 2012

Mini Album made with CTMH Artiste Cartridge

I cut this mini album using both Colonial White cardstock and CTMH Flirty papers at 3.75 inches.  I alternated the side of the papers for each page of the book.  I haven't decided how I'm going to cover the backs of each page yet.  I'm thinking of having facing pages in the same pattern.

The only page that you have to decide before cutting is the one with the file folder tab. For the second side, you have to figure out which side of the paper you want showing and make sure the cricut cut matches.  All of the other pages are symmetrical and you can flip the papers to fit.

Here are each of the inside pages.
 This is the closed album before decorating.
To decorate the front, I actually used the scraps after cutting with the cricut.  I cut each flower out that I could, even partial ones.  If they were on the edge of the paper or from a cut, I used them on the edge of my book cover.  I layered them so that the cutouts didn't show. I layered 2 with 3-D foam tape and layered one with 2 layers of 3-D foam tape.

This is one of the projects that students in my Adult Education classes will be making in the fall term.

All products used are available from Close to My Heart.


  1. This is beautiful! I love this paper packet and the flowers you cut out...just stunning!

  2. Love this mini. Can't wait for the class to start. Count me in!!!

    1. I would love to count you in, but you signed in as Anonymous. I don't know who you are.......


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