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I'm a 50 something empty nester. My awesome daughter and son are grown with families of their own. I have 4 wonderful grandchildren that keep me busy. I've been a seamstress/doll maker/teddybear maker/crafter/artist. Creativity is an important part of my life and I try to create each and every day. Papercrafting became a big part of my focus soon after my first grandchild was born, I hope to use this forum to showcase my work, I hope you enjoy what you see and visit often!

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Dance Mini Album

Hi Folks!  Hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.  I finally got some pics of my latest creation and wanted to share.

I've had this book in various stages on my desk for possibly 3 months.  I was either interrupted with sewing projects or I just didn't know how to finish it.  But I made the decision it had to be completed and here is the finished product.

I cut the pages using my Cricut and Gypsy.  I created the scalloped page (approximately 8 x 11 in size) using a scalloped edge and rectangle welded together.  Then I used cardstock and DCWV adhesive backed fabric paper for the pages.  Now, I thought the fabric paper would be easy to use.  Not so much.  In the future when I use this paper, I will use even edges so I can wrap the fabric/paper around the edges so I don't have to worry about little fuzzy edges.  I had to trim little threads around the edges of these pages to make them look clean.

 For the cover, I used the Twinkle Toes Cartridge for the stage setting.   I"m not completely pleased with the cover design.  It needs something.  I plan to make another, using a flocked paper for the drapes.   The dancers were cut in silhouette using Shall We Dance cartridge.  If you see a slight glare on the first photo, its not your eyes. I used a sheet of clear acrylic to cover the cuts on the front of this book.  This way it will protect the images and shapes after continued handling of the book.



I used the spotlight and phrase also from the Twinkle Toes cartridge.  Paper by Bazzill Bling and Coordinations.

I like to add lots of space for the owner of the book to add lots of photos.  This one, the pocket can hold a 5 x 7 and the tags inside each old a 4 x 6 and 3 wallet sized photos.


I like adding photo corners and ribbons to the photo mats.  That way, the person that gets the book can pop in photos right away.  The corners are from Paper Trimming cartirdge



This scroll border punch is latest favorite tool!  Its by EK Success and very difficult to find!








Used Martha Stewart border punch for this page.  




This will also be going into my Etsy Shop - Cat n Kat Kreations. My granddaughters like the book so much I will be making one for each of them.  WIth all the dances they performed this past season, the photos will certainly fill up a book this size!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day and see you soon!

Koala-t hugs,

Cathy





4 comments:

  1. Beautiful album! It has inspired me to do something with the four years of dance pictures I have! And thank you for the review and advice on the DCWV fabric paper.

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  2. This is so pretty and perfect for a little dance diva! Love your work.
    Colleen (Gonescrappin' CC}

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