Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Inspiration Mini Albums

The latest in the video series Artbooking Made Easy is Artbooking Made Easy (S01E17): Inspiration Mini Albums. Each week until April 2014 (except occasional breaks for holidays) Close To My Heart will release the next video in the series. Each video has tips, tricks and project inspiration for using the Artbooking collection.

This week's video is Artbooking Made Easy: Inspiration Mini Albums and the CTMH Corp. description of the video is "With the inspiration-themed keys of the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge from Close To My Heart, your scrapbook pages will say the things you can't put into words yourself. Watch the video for ideas on combining your most treasured memories with borders, overlays, and other complementary shapes from the cartridge to make inspiring artwork of your own."

A few points I want to be certain that you do not miss while watching the video:
  • there are two Inspiration-themed mini album keys on the Artbooking cartridge
  • you will find the keys on pages 44 and 45 of the Artbooking booklet
  • the first mini album, 1 of a Kind Vacation, in the video is presented in the My Creations® Kraft 3-Ring Album (Z1871) which is the perfect size for the Artbooking 8x8 inch pages
  • real dial size was used on many of the shapes in the album so they could be used as accents
  • on the fourth page the overlay was cut at 2 1/2 inches and used to cover the area under the photo
  • on the sixth page a pocket was cut to hold photos; using real dial size allows you to cut pockets to fit various pages (and the mementos you want to tuck inside)
  • use a photo mat as a half size page
  • use an entire page in the album to "journal" using cuts from Artbooking
  • for the second mini album, "You Inspire Me", the dial size was set at 6 inches and real dial size was not selected
  • on the "Live Out Loud" word balloon page the overlay was cut at 7 inches, adhered to the word balloon and the excess was trimmed away
  • Flip Flaps were used in the pocket for journaling
  • in Jeanette Lynton's post, Artbooking Made Easy: Family-Inspired Mini Albums, you will find even more detail, closeup photos and a list of supplies used for each album
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.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks for visiting today.


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