Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Avonlea Mini Album

One of the many, and I do mean many, great things from the new Cricut Artiste cartridge is the mini albums.  I had never really thought much about doing a mini album. But at convention one of our create and takes was this cute little mini album done in Avonlea papers and some of the new products.   Once I got my cartridge i realized all the pages were on the cartridge.  On page 60 of the Artiste booklet it has six pages you can cut and a cute little cover to go with it.    I just used what we got at convention and decided it would be a trial run for me.  I have to say, I think I could be a fan of the mini album.  The pages perfectly fit our Dimensional Elements Album Pages which come with the Artiste cartridge.   Simply cut your paper at 3 3/4" and there is no other cutting or fitting to be done.  They adhere perfectly, holes and all.  Because it was my first run through with the mini album I didn't want to waste my dimensional album pages (in case I couldn't figure it all out ;))  so I just glued my paper pieces together.  It actually turned out pretty sturdy.  It wouldn't stand up to the amount of handling it would had it been mounted on the dimensional elements, but it's sturdy enough for the coffee table.

The pages were cut from Avonlea B&T, Whisper, and Sweet Leaf.  The letters are from the Irresistible Houndstooth Alphas.  These letters are the perfect size for just about everything.  The rose was cut from the Artiste cricut cartridge.  The glittery strip is our new Silver Shimmer Trim aka glitter tape :) This stuff is great.  It is adhesive backed.  You can't really tell here because my lighting is horrible, but I took a dauber and used chocolate ink and daubed over that glitter tape just to soften it some.  It worked.  

All sprinkled throughout my little album are little sparkles and flowers from the new Floret Paper Shapes. 

I used stamps from the Love Blooms, Family Love, and Bonjour stamp sets.  When I got through decorating it all, which really didn't take long at all, I just used some metal rings to keep them all together.  The original instructions showed using our new Slate Satin Polka Dot Ribbon,  which is gorgeous, but apparently they are much more talented than I because I couldn't get it through the  The rings made it easier to turn the pages.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it!  

All in all,  this was a fun project and one I will definitely do again.  It's something I could see my daughter and I doing on a Saturday afternoon.  Using the dimensional elements would probably be ideal and perhaps last longer, but you can do it without it.  There's more pages and a different mini album on the Artiste cartridge, too.   I can't wait to try it now. 

Thanks for stopping by.   I hope to have more posted soon.    

Happy Scrapping!


  1. Ahhhhh! Beautiful! Your artwork is amazing as usual! Such an inspiration for us!