Monday, April 23, 2012

2012 Mini Album Cutting Instructions

   Sorry for the delay in getting this posting, but here it is.  If you are looking for the original post with all the pictures of the 2012 mini album, click here.  If you are looking for the album cover tutorial, click here
I am going to list the supplies I used, feel free to substitute with what you have available or contact me, if you'd like to place an order. 
Supply List:
Kraft Die Cut Cards & Envelopes (Z1474)- 1 pack will do the entire album with some to spare
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686)- All titles and embellishments were cut using this cartridge.  All titles were cut at 1 inch.
Assorted B&T paper and cardstock
Embellish as desired

Base- This page is created on an envelope.  Cover the base with 6x6 piece of B&T paper.  Double mat a photo towards the left side of the base (outside mat 4.25x5.25 inches, inside mat 4x5), leaving room for January title on right.  The title is not pictured here it is under the flap.
Flap- Cut two B&T 2.75x6.25 for front and back of flap.  Double mat a photo (outer mat cut two 3.25 sqaures, inside mat two 3x3).  I used a patterned paper for one of the inside mats.


Base- Both pages are the backside of the envelopes.  The left page is created directly on the back of the January page.  Cover the left base B&T 6x3.75 and 6x2.25.  I just for a 6x6 square of B&T and cut it at 2.25 and flipped over the top piece revealing the other side of the B&T.  I mounted a zipstrip on cardstock and cut to 6 inches and placed where two papers meet.  Right page Cut B&T 6x6.  Double mat a photo (outer mat 4.25x5.25, inner mat 4x5).  I used foam tape to attach the title.

Base- Left page is on back of February on envelope with flap.  Right side is the back of the kraft card with flap visible on left when you turn to the next month of April.  Both bases for March are cut the same.  Cut two 4x4 inch squares (floral pieces), two 2x4 and 2x6 (same paper), zipstrips mounted on the 2x6 in piece. For the March flap I started out with two 3x6.25 piece of cardstock handcut it to have a more decorative flap.  Mounted a second piece of paper 2.75x6 on the front of flap.  Inside flap is just outdoor denim cardstock only.

Base- Inside of kraft card.  Both bases for April are the same.  Cut two 6x6 squares from B&T.  Then double mat photos (outer mat two 5.25x4.5, inner mat two 5x4.25).  Butterflies pg 55 of AP Cartridge.  Cut one- 1 inch, four- 3/4 in, and one- 1/2 in.  Place 1/2 butterfly on top of 3/4 in.  Apply bitty opaques to center of butterflies.  Flap- two 1.25x6 pieces of B&T.  Flap is the same on inside and out except for title on the outside.

Base- Left page is on back of kraft card and right page in on back of envelope.  For left page, cut 4x6 piece of cardstock and 2x6 of another color.  Then cut 5.5x5 mat on B&T and round the corners.  Title is cut twice on cardstock and patterned paper, then mounted together.  For right page, cut cardstock 6x6.  Double mat a photo inside diecut frame from page 53 of AP cartridge cut a 4.75 and 4 in B&T.  Zipstrip cut at 6 in.  Stamped image double matted at 2x1.

Base- Both pages are on envelopes with flaps visible and are cut the same.  Cut two 6x6 bases from cardstock.  Inside flaps cut two 3.25x6.25 on colonial white then matted with B&T 3x6.  Cut same two 3x6.25 pieces for outside flaps. Layered flowers: pg 57 cut at 2in and 1.5, pg 50 flower cut at 1.5 layer.  Largest flower was stamped with a background stamp.

Base- Both pages are on backs of envelopes.  Both pages are the same.  Cut two 6x6 cardstock bases.  Cut two 5.75x5.75 B&T.  Stars cut from pg 45 of AP cartridge.

Base- Both pages are envelopes with flaps showing.  For left page, cut base cardstock 6x6, then double mat cardstock and B&T for photo (outer mat 4.5x5, inner 4.25x4.75).  For both inside flaps cut two 1.75x6.25 on B&T.  For the outside flaps, cut two 2x6.25 from cardstock and then two 1.75x5.75 B&T.  For right page, cut B&T base at 6x6, then double mat photos (outer mats 4.5x2 7/8, inner 4.25x2.75).

Base- Left page is on back of envelope and right page is on back of kraft card.  Flap of kraft card will be visible when you turn to the next month of October.  For bases cut B&T 6x6.  For left page, cut a mat 4.25x5 in cardstock.  Mount zipstrip to cardstock and apply.  For right page, cut 2x6 cardstock apply to right side of right page and zipstrip mounted on cardstock.  For title I foam taped every other letter.


Base- Both pages are on the inside of the kraft card.  They are the same.  Cut two B&T at 6x6.  Mount two cardstock cut at 4.25x5.  Apply zipstrip mounted on cardstock.  Both inside and outside of flap are the same with B&T cut at 1.25x6.  The title is cut on B&T and cardstock and mounted together.

Base- Both bases are on kraft cards.  The left page is the back of the kraft card and the right page is a kraft card folded inside out so the flap is on the right and the fold of the card is on the next page.  Both pages are the same.  Cut two 6x6 out of B&T.  Make two double matted photo mats with cardstock (outer 5.5x3.75 and inner 5.25x3.5) Mounted on foam tape to the base to create a pocket for the tags.  Tags cut from pg 50 of the AP cartridge, using the tag and the layer function.  Cut 4 tags at 2 in on cardstock and 4 layers at 2 in on B&T.  For the flap cut two 1.25x6 pieces of B&T.  For the title every other letter is foam taped.


Base- The inside and back of the kraft card are all for the month of December or you could do the last page for New Years of the following year.  I figured there are always lots of Christmas pictures.  All 3 pages are the same.  Cut three 6x6 from white daisy cardstock.  Cut three 4x4 squares on B&T.  Create your own zipstrip with 1/2in x 5.25 piece of B&T with .25x4.75 piece of B&T mounted on top.  Tree was cut from pg 31 of the AP cartridge. 

Nickie Hoffer
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant