Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Elegant Mini Albums

Today's video is Artbooking Made Easy (S01E15): Elegant Mini Albums. It is the latest (fifteenth) in the video series Artbooking Made Easy. Please check back each week until April 2014 to view the next video in the series. Each video has tips and tricks for using the Artbooking collection.



The CTMH Corp. description of this week's video, Artbooking Made Easy: Elegant Mini Albums is "Care for classy creations? Grace your eyes with artwork made from the elegance-themed keys of the Cricut® Artbooking Collection from Close To My Heart. See the video for your first tasteful touch with these keys and the elevated works of art they produce."

A few points I want to be certain that you do not miss while watching the video:
  • the albums are created with the Elegance themed-keys are on pages 46 and 47 of the Artbooking Handbook
  • the first Elegant Mini Album shown, Cherish Love, is 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches; set your dial at 11 inches with four exceptions:
  1. the Love title was cut from the Artiste cartridge
  2. "Special" was cut at 2 inches
  3. the patterned purple piece was cut at 7 inches (this is the piece that has journaling on top of it)
  4. "Always And Forever" was cut at 2 1/2 inches
  • the photo page was printed on cardstock and cut in the bracket shape on page 47 (photo mat 2)
  • the first thing to do is attach your damask overlay to the Kraft base page
  • on the inside front cover always start building from the bottom up; add flat pieces first and bulky pieces later
  • do your stamping first - before adding bulky pieces to the page or to the "back side" of the page
  • then attach flat pieces followed by bulky pieces
  • the second mini album, Special, was created with the dial size set to 8 inches tall with these  exceptions:
  1. some of these items were cut at 10 inches, but do not use real dial size; they are:
  2. "Special" title on the front cover
  3. the two photo clips (also on the front cover)
  4. the Sweet Leaf cardstock border
  5. "Absolutely" which is set on its side later in the book
  • here is a tip for checking the largest dial size for each element: choose real dial size; enter the shape on your Cricut®; choose fit to page then choose OK; the Cricut® will calculate and display the largest size on the machine's display
  • reminder: the Cricut® always measures in height from the top to the bottom; when watching the video, note that the top point and bottom point are not always above and below each other, e.g., the top of the "A" and bottom of the "y" in "absolutely"
  • more details along with some close-up photos and a supply list are posted on Jeanette Lyntons' blog
If you have missed earlier videos in the Artbooking Made Easy series, I am maintaining a list so they are easier to find. Just look for CTMH Cricut® Artbooking Collection in the green bar above.


Contact me if you would like to learn how you would be able to purchase the Artbooking collection at 1/2 off by hosting a Gathering either in-home or on-line.

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