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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

An apple a day....

ʺHello, this is Terri of http://www.scrappinwiththebug.blogspot.com/. Today, I have an Apple Mini photo album to show you.ʺ I made these cute little apple albums for my daughter's pre-school teacher and assistant. I made these so they could put a small 3x3 photo inside. This album will hold 24 total photos, however, I only matted the one side.

Apple mini photo album
Finished Apple Mini Album
 
I used only 3cartridges for this project.
Create A Critter - 2 Apples and worms with shadows function I hid the faces of the apples w/ the gypsy
Mini Book - Cut 6 of the Square  L2 cut for inside pages

Cricut Craft Room Basics - Rounded Squares (photo mats)

Scored all pages

Once cut I then scored the pages on the tick marks using a score board. Glue 3 of them together end to end. I simply glued the tab to the bottom of the next page. If you need more area for photos then cut out another page.


Mountain/Valley fold the pages after glued together
 I folded each of the pages in Mountain/Valley style or fan fold.
Glue pages to apples

 Once folded then I glued the pages tot he inside of the apples. I glued some twine under the 1st page to make a pretty little bow. Hold down the album and carefully glue the back page on.
Add photo mats and tie
 
 Once the inside pages were glued down I added a red photo mat cut with Craft Room Basics for the mats. I find I like to use my machines to make the photo mats.
I then decorated the Apple shadow cut. I added the brown layer, then the green leafs, and the red apple layer. I added the cut little worm to the side with foam dots.

Cartridge Cut w/ Measurements:

Create a Critter Apples: 5 1/2" - cut 2 of them - one for each album w/shadow function & layers 
Create a Critter Worms: 2" - cut 2 of them one for each album w/ shadow function and layers
Mini Books - 3 1/2" Square L2 - cut 6 of them 3 for each album (unless you need more space for photos).

** A little tip - if you try to cut the L2 squares at 3 1/2" on the expression it will beep at you and say that it won't fit. That is because it is very close to the edge of the 12x12 mats. Here is a little trick - select the Mat Size 24 function  and still use the 12x12 mat. It will really cut almost to each edge so make sure the paper is 12x12. ***

Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed by: Terri S.
Cricut Cartridges Used: Create a Critter, Mini Book and Cricut Craft room basics
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression and Gypsy (to hide the face on the apple
Project type: Mini Album
Project theme: Teacher
Other Supplies Used: Paper from Michael's, scotch liquid glue, ATG tape, white gel pen


39 comments:

  1. So, so cute! This a wonderful gift for her teachers Terri. Love it!

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  2. I love this idea...it is so cute!!!

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  3. Such a creative mini album! Thanks for including all the details in your instructions, including sizes!
    Kim S
    kasot@aol.com

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  4. What a great way to keep those school pictures, would make a great display when they graduate.
    Thanks for this idea.
    Freda

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  5. Loving this idea. So very cute!

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  6. This is so super cute! Lee-Ann :)

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  7. What a great teacher gift-thanks for the tutorial!

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  8. I love it! That is just too, too cute! :)

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  9. Perfect for school. Love it. I know all the staff at my school would love it.
    Illene

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  10. this is so so cute ! Thanks for sharing Terri

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  11. This is a sweet project! I love the way you designed the pages like an accordion. Perfect gift!

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  12. that is just 2 cute! would make a great gift! especially for teachers!

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  13. Great mini album. Its very cute!!! The worms are a great little touch

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  14. Super cute! The teachers will love them.

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  15. How wonderfully sweet! Love how you did the inside!

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  16. That is SO CUTE! Thanks for showing how to do it!

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  17. How cute is that! I think I'll be trying this real soon!! :)

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  18. Love your mini Terri! So cute!

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  19. What a great project. I love this for a teacher gift.
    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  20. This such a cute book. What a great gift for a teacher.

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  21. What a cute gift for a teacher.

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  22. ADORABLE! I love it!

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  23. This little mini is perfect for a teacher. Great job!

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  24. what a great idea, really love the worm! good photos of how to fold the inside..I am so visual!!

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  25. I really like this album! And it looks like a project I could do! :)

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  26. Oh my gosh those are darling little albums. I may have to steal this idea. Thanks for the cutting tip too.

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  27. I love how adorable the cover is and how simple the actual mini album is because like Michele said: it is something that I can do!

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  28. Adorable! This a cute project.

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  29. Very cute. The little worm made me giggle.

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  30. THIS is a wonderful idea! Thanks for the instructions! This one is a keeper for me!
    Julie

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  31. Lovely mini! Love the rich colors!

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