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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cousins 4ever Mini Album

Hello there again!  Today I'm sharing with you all a mini album I created to put pictures of my kids and my nieces and nephews.   The kids are all growing up so fast and 3 more cousins were born this year.  My kids don't always see their cousins as often as they'd want but this way this mini album can remind them how their cousins look like and a little something about each of them (I've included a place for each kid to write something about him/herself).  I am also linking this project to the Cricut Circle Blog challenge of the week: mini album

The base of the pages of this mini album is an image from the Elegant Edges cart, cut at 5.62 inches, perfect to cut 4 of them in one 12x12 mat.  I used double-sided cardstock from various stacks I already have.  I  was able to use my Cinch binder (love how easy to use this tool is!) to bind the pages before I personalized each page. I also tucked in a long piece of grossgrain ribbon I have had on hand forever before I bound the pages together.  Inside, you may notice that the frames were glued only on one side - this is to allow me to add pictures later. 

The cover page has the following cuts and details:  heart doily (Sophie), "2011" (Gypsy Font), "Cousins 4ever" (Life Is A Beach), white irock gems to embellish.

For pages 1 & 2:
flowers (Luau), frame (Fancy Frames), "JULIA" (Cindy Loo), irock gems, journal stamp

For pages 3 & 4:
frame (Fancy Frames), fish (Luau), waves (An Ocean of Words),
"DYLAN" (Robotz), journal stamp, Tiny Bubbles and D'vine Swirls CB folders

For pages 5 & 6:
frame (Fancy Frames), "CHRISTIAN" (Gypsy Font),
kid on bike (Dude!), journal stamp

For pages 7 & 8:
martial arts image (Sports Mania), tree (Pagoda), frame (Elegant Edges)
"RYAN" (A Child's Year), journal stamp, Forest Branches CB folder

For pages 9 & 10:
frame (Elegant Edges), "MYA" (Stone Script), butterflies
(Everyday Pop-Up Cards), flower (Picturesque),
journal stamp, irock gems, flower brad

For pages 11 & 12:
basket with backboard (Sports Mania), basketball (Sports Mania),
frame (Elegant Edges), "ETHAN" (CM Reminisce Accents),
Tiny Bubbles CB folder, journal stamp

For pages 13 & 14:
magic lamp and frame (Disney Princesses Dreams Come True),
"smoke" (actually a swirl image from Wall Decor and More),
"EMMA" (Quarter Note), irock gems, stamp frame

For pages 15 & 16:
frame (Fancy Frames), "PARIS" (Lyrical Letters), girl (Rock Princess),
journal stamp, Plum Blossoms CB folder, Peachy Keen face stamp

For pages 17 & 18:
shoe (Gypsy Wanderings), swirl (Stamping), frame (Cindy Loo),
"MILAN" (Nursery Rhyme), journal stamp, irock gems, Swiss Dots CB folder

For pages 18 & 20:
frame (Elegant Edges), "XIAN" (MS Seasonal Cake Art),
musical notes (Gypsy Wanderings), earphone (Rock Princess),
journal stamp

For pages 21 & 22:
ice cream sundae (Kate's ABCs), spoon (Savory),
frame (Fancy Frames), "NAIA" (MS Birthday Cake Art), journal stamp

For pages 23 & 24:
frame (Disney Mickey Font and George and Basic Shapes),
hands (Disney Mickey and Friends), "TONY" (MS Birthday Cake Art),
journal stamp, Swiss Dots CB folder

For pages 25 & 26:
frames (Cindy Loo and Fancy Frames), "MARINA" & "EDUARDO" (Elegant Cakes)

For pages 27 & 28:
frame (Elegant Edges), "KRISTINA" (Elegant Cakes),
rattle (Stamping), journal stamp, Plum Blossoms CB folder

Phew!  That was exhausting to write down the details - thank God for my Gypsy!  Hope you enjoyed looking at the pages as much as I enjoyed creating them. 

All supplies used were from my stash too!  Yey!  Project #17 for Using My Stash pledge at the CC MB. 


Jasmine Wilmany said...

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Love it!

Hugs and Blessings!
Jasmine Wilmany

I'm a Cricut Circle member too!

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cdm317 said...

Oh! This is fabulous! What a loving idea for the children. Good luck in the challenge!

Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog) said...

Wow!!!!!!!!! This is fabulous! What a labor of love! I love the way each page is so personalized and special.

Our family is really small, but my daughter's cousin, Phoenix, is one of her best friends. I love the idea of a 'cousins' project!

What a special keepsake. Best wishes on the Circle Challenge-- this is fabulous!

Linda Kaiser said...

This album is amazing! I so like this idea! Good luck on the challenge!!


Dayna Sabrina said...

Wow! This is fantastic. I am always in awe of people who make mini-books. They seem like such work to me! Thanks for sharing. I am sure all of the cousins are going to cherish this book one day.