Friday, June 25, 2010

Gate Fold Mini Book

This is another project I created as Design Team Member of the Cricut Mini Albums blog.

I had seen a gatefold book and thought how cool it was, so I decided to create my own.

Using my Gypsy, George for the page shapes. I used Gypsy Wanderings for the title. I used binder rings for the bindings (instead of the Bind It All) because these type books get quite bulky when photos are added. The paper is DCWV Once Upon a Time Stack.

I used the entire of paper ( I used the 8 x 8 size so the design wouldn't be too big for the book) so the design would flow across the two pages.

On the individual pages, I used border punches for the tops of pockets to hold tags for photos and even journalling. I also used border punches to create narrow borders and to be used to hold photos in place. Tags were cut using Tags Bags, Boxes and More cartridge.

I also did the facing pages to match.
I also used border punches to create photo corners. I love photo corners - and I tried to create areas so the owner of the book can just add photos without any adhesives or glue.

Ribbon are also great to use to hold photos in the book.

The photo corner on this page was actually cut from one of the designs in this particular stack.

I took the liberty to post photos of my family to show how they fit nicely into the pockets. These lovelies are my granddaughters (that love to pose by the way!)
This is a photo from the day my son and wife's twins were born. Yep, that's me in the upper right corner of the photo.

Hope you liked today's project. I have many more ideas to create mini books and I've has so much fun being a member of the Design Team.

Now, back to the project I'm working on. Its for my sister's birthday, so I have lots of work to complete!

Thanks for stopping by, Have a great weekend.

Koala-t hugs,



  1. very pretty mini! Love the paper stack used. I have the mat stack of that stack, and each page is so pretty!

  2. Cathy, This mini is so beautiful, love your choice of the papers and colors...... Glad to be working along side of you at Cricut MIni's

  3. I love it!! Great Job! Now a follower:)
    Also I wanted you to invite you to come talk about card making and scrapbooking at my web site:)
    I would love to have more people over there who love it like I do:) Also check out my blog too:)