Saturday, November 16, 2013

Smash Book Meets Artbooking Mini Albums: The Mini Series!

 Part 2:  Ribbon & Buttons

In my October 31st Post, I started this sort of Mini Album.  Those pages are going to end up being pages 10 & 11.  You can click on the date to see those pages.  Part 2 is showcasing pages 6 & 7 with an envelope tucked between them.  So, with no further intro here they are!

Page 6 is a cut from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge.  It is very lightly embellished with a border from the CTMH Florentine Paper.  
The envelope is cut from CTMH Champagne cardstock.  I used the Cuttlebug Paisley folder to emboss the flap and inked the edges with Chocolate CTMH ink.  The paper is again from the Florentine.  (I wish I had purchased more of that pack!  The papers really have a lacy, feminine country style about them.)  I used two buttons fromCTMH Mini-Medley Accents antiqued gold and blue embroidery floss as a closure.  

 The flip side of the envelope is cut from Florentine papers and I think I snuck a piece of Clementine in there - both retired from CTMH.  The button was in my stash, but I think it came with the scroll kit from CTMH.  The flower cuts are from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.

Page 7 was cut from the Artbooking cartridge.  In CCR I made the page wider.  Then I folded it over the tope of page 7 on the hinged side.  I cut a piece of patterned paper and taped it down to the page.  To decorate the flap, I stamped a sentiment from the CTMH Love Life stamp set with Cocoa pigment ink onto more of the Florentine paper.  I taped this onto the flap.  Next, the ribbon was adhered to the flap folding the edges under the flap.  Finally, using an ATG gun, I taped down only the top and bottom flap edges creating a vertical sort of pocket for holding papers, tickets, or other goodies.  I tied a double bow to embellish the top of the ribbon and set the sentiment off with a gem from the CTMH Brown & Tan Sparkles Assortment.   

This week at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog the challenge is Ribbons and Buttons.  I'm submitting late in the week and have seen the submissions; there are some very fun and creative cards, tags, and pages over there!

Check out KatiesCorner for all the incredible CTMH products and inspiration!  There are videos, tutorials, and ideas to spark your creativity!


  1. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

  2. I can't wait to see what it looks like all together. The colors are great! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB.

  3. These are fantastic! The papers are great and I love all the details you added. Thanks for joining us at FCCB!