Monday, July 18, 2011

WORD BOOK ALBUMS

i had a few requests to post this on here to show you how i made this.  although being simple, it took more thought than i had planned.  my next one i'll say, will be much simpler because i won't be 'wasting all that energy thinking needlessly'.  i used 4" x 12" double sided self adhesive chipboard.  i'm telling you, this stuf is the 'cats meow'.  peel, stick and trim.  done!  love it!  i cut the chipboard, with both sides decorated and used a NEW mat.  after a few adjustments these are the settings i used on my gypsy:

speed @2
pressure @4
multi cut @ 2
blade depth setting in the holder @6 with the deep cut blade.

because this is a 4" x 12" chipboard, i designed the album to be slightly smaller than the 4".  placement on the mat is 'CRITICAL' in order for the cuts to be within the chipbooard.  i did a trial cut on cardstock for each page just to make sure it worked.  i used: George for the rectangle welded onto the letters which came from Base Camp.  these are the only 2 carts i used except for the embellishments.  that you can use/do whatever you want.  i also cut the letters out again, hiding the inside contours for the back of each letter so as not to 'peek' at whats behind.  i hope this is helpful.  if you have any questions, feel free to ask.  i hope you enjoy this.  now lets see if i can post the pictures in order.




and a big 'SHOUT OUT TO ERICA' and 'THANK YOU' for my wonderful cropodile!
i love it!  if it weren't for this, i couldn't have punched the holes for the rings. 
thanks for looking and i hope you leave me a 'kind word'. 
(((hugs)))

17 comments:

Amanda said...

So love this.. :) got to show me how to do this

KAT said...

amanda, i'm bringing my blade and some chipboard this week. will show you girls...i did forget to mention that i welded the letters onto the reactangles from george.

Patricia said...

How fabulous Kat looks great, just one question what brand of chipboard did you use? again, great work!!

Fot said...

Thank-you for sharing , where did you pick up the clipboard?
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Suzys Crafts said...

You did a fabulous job! Just love it!!!

Connie Gail said...

WOW! I've always wondered how folks were doing these crazy little albums and now I know. Fall is my favorite time of the year so I especially enjoyed yours. I have most of the supplies at hand other than the chipboard and GYPSY. Guess I'll have to wait since the family just bought me a Expression which I LOVE! thanks kat for sharing...:O)

Connie said...

Great job! I really need to do this! Love the design!

JustMeJustina said...

Very cute!! I like it a lot!!

Crafty and Green said...

I LOVE THIS, SPECIAL K!!! IT'S FANTASTIC! I think I need to make one!! HEHE!!

Blessings,
Tina

grammiej said...

Wow, what a wonderful book! Thanks for sharing your talent with us. I want one of those!

blessings
Judy

HotPinkScrapper said...

so very cute i love it KAt

cema1cema said...

Kat this is great! What was the lengths of the rectangles you did. I have been wanting to do this for awhile but wasn't quite sure how to start. Thanks! Christina

KAT said...

the back pc is 12" long. i only put this on for a little more sturdyness/support.

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