I started with the plain folder we purchased for my daughter. It starts out pretty plain! You can use any type of book, folder or clipboard you wish.
I placed a piece of designer paper good side down on the table and opened up the clipboard, putting the front down on the paper. I then traced the opening.
Then came the the tricky part for me... glue! I mod podged the clipboard and the paper. I put the wrong side of the paper on the top of clipboard. By gluing both sides it usually sticks pretty nicely. I then took the brayer to make sure there were no bubbles. Let dry. If you don't let it dry before putting more on the top you can end up with air bubbles. These can cause chaos! I ruined my first one by being impatient and ruined the first (and only sheet I had) of paper my daughter really liked. If you use spray glue you will only need to spray on the paper. Do that where there is good ventilation or you will feel like you had a glass or two of wine! *smirk*
While that was drying I began designing my items on my Gypsy and then cutting my items out on my Expression. The girl is cut out from the Teen Scene cart at 7". I gave her a mouth that was hand drawn. My daughter didn't like her without one!
The word "Assignments" was cut out from the Divine Wedding cart at 1" and then I used my Gypsy to "hide" parts of the letters to give a bit of a shadow since there wasn't one that came on the cart. They are cut out at 1.1".
The owl was cut out from Hoot n Holler at 3". I cut out extra circles in black and then cut them in half to give him eyebrows.
The book was cut (2) from Every Day Paper Dolls at 7.16" on the Gypsy. (Doesn't look 7" does it? haha!) You will need to cut one in the color for the book and one in white for the paper. This is an older cart and it doesn't divide the layers up. My daughter picked the words for her book from rub-ons we had. We then took the white paper and ran a popsicle stick down it to make it look like pages in a book.
Where are the pictures for the cuts you say? Hmmm, well I think my computer ate them! Or my iPad. I'm not sure which one is the guilty party!
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Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed by: Doreen
Cricut Machines: Gypsy and Expression
Cricut Cartridges: Paper Dolls - Teen Scene, Divine Wedding, Hoot n Holler, Every Day Paper Dolls
Other Supplies Used: Clipboard Folder, Designer Paper &Card Stock, Spray Glue & Spray Sealer,
Beads, Charm, Wire, Trendy Twine, Mesh, Bling, rub-ons, Brayer, Foam Brush (If you use ModPodge or other glue). Pen/Pencil, Paper cutter & scissors, popsicle stick