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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Let's Get Crafty Saturday - Board Books


It's Saturday and that time of the week to show off some of your crafts. This week, while my children were away, I had an opportunity to play around a little bit more with the Cricut Sports Mania cartridge. I have to say that the more I play with it the more I enjoy it.

Here is a picture of the baseball board book I was able to make for my nephew.

A few weeks ago, at the CK Convention my sister saw a similar item for sale and I told her I thought I could make it.

For those interested here's how.

On the Expression cut the baseball mitt as a blackout on chipboard with the deep cut blade. Do this twice at fit to page, which should come up as 11.5 inches.

Next you want to cut the images for the front of your book. For mine that includes, one 11.5 blackout image in white, one ball glove in light brown and one layer in dark brown.

Then you want to make your baseball player. Mine is grey and blue because those were his team colors. He is cut at 9 inches.

For the back of the book you want to repeat what you did to make the layers for the front but you want to use your FLIP button so the images will cut in reverse. This allows for the book covers to line up.

After you have completed the covers you want to cut the inside pages. My book has 10 pages cut using the blackout feature. My book is bound with the Bind-it-all, but you could bind it many different ways.

What did you make this week? I'd love to see your creations, please link you post below.

2 random thoughts:

Janis Lewis said...

Great book! He'll love it!

Melissa B. said...

Gosh, my most outstanding "craft" is my writing. And you can visit me to get plenty of that! And as for you, what a creative genius...thanks so much for sharing!

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