To get us started on this hop, I have made a mini notebook as a Christmas present to my youth hip hop team. There are 10 girls on my team and I have been planning to make them something with this cartridge ever since it was announced that Circle members were getting it!
The notebook is the match book from Fabulous Finds, pg 127. Inside, I cut 24 pieces of paper to size.
I used my Gypsy to weld the I ♥ Dance phrase from SWD, pg. 34, to the flap that creates the bottom. It is cut at 1" high. I used my Gypsy to shrink the width to fit just inside 4", the width of this notebook.
I used a small punch to punch holes through all the paper and used brads to hold the paper in.
I cut this girl from pg.43 at about 2", but then cut off her big skirt to make it slimmer and cooler. Our uniforms this year are pink tops and black skirts so this is perfect for my girls! I added a bunch of Stickles to bling it up because after all, in dance, glitter is good! :) I also cut the flowers on pg. 68, at 1". I used the Flip button on my E to cut one facing the other direction.
I cut a piece of clear transparency to cover the cuts. This will prevent some of the wear and tear that I'm sure the girls will put it through. I didn't want any of the parts to start falling off plus it gives it a more finished look. Even though you can see my ATG lines here, they are covered up in the final design.
Here is the front after the insert has been glued in. I love how it turned out!
I also wrote a message to each girl on the first page of their mini notebook.
And that's it! I really hope the girls like their gifts! I've got six of them done so far, only 4 more to go! :)
Your next stop on our hop is Lauren at All Things Crafty.
Before you go, be sure to comment for my blog candy! I am giving away the Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite cartridge that was just released at Wal-mart on Black Friday!
To be entered to win, leave a comment telling me what you think of the new Circle cart and a way to contact you. You can also become a follower of my blog if you would like to. I'd love to have you back to visit again soon! I hope you liked my mini notebook project!
Below is the complete list of hoppers. Come back to my blog at any time if you get lost along the hop and check the list!
Thank you for stopping by today! Now go on (starting with Lauren at All Things Crafty next) and leave the other bloggers some love!!! :)
I know those girls will love the notebooks you made! They are so cute!ReplyDelete
very cute....cant wait to hop around and see what you all have done.ReplyDelete
Great job with the notebooks! I can't wait to see what else is part of the blog hop!ReplyDelete
What a cute little gift for your girls! They will love it! I really like the SWD cart...I've only made a few cuts, but I know that I'll be using it soon to scrap some Nutcracker photos! Thanks so much for sharing...ksjennings at gmail dot com and http://karelj.blogspot.comReplyDelete
I love the new circle cart and can't wait to use it!ReplyDelete
Love your creation! thanks for sharing.
I love those little notebooks. Great job. Thanks for hosting this blog hop. I am excited to see all the projects made.ReplyDelete
Sweet little gift for the girls! So cute. The circle cart looks to be a cute cart. Thanks for sharing:)ReplyDelete
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
I LOVE the Shall We Dance cart, if that is the new one you mean. Not sure yet about the new one coming in January, but we'll see. Great project with Shall We Dance though! Love seeing such great ideas!ReplyDelete
This is such a cute idea, I love it.ReplyDelete
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
These are adorable! Thanks for setting up this hop! ;)ReplyDelete
Absolutely adorable ... what a cute and clever design! Great idea to add the transparency for protection. Thanks for the inspiration and a fun Blog Hop!ReplyDelete
gijo109 at sbcglobal dot net
Your little notebooks are so adorable and a lot of work! Tha girls should be very happy. TFSReplyDelete
I just love your notebook it adorable and the cart is awesome can't wait to break it out and use it ...ReplyDelete
The Scrapbooking Queen
The little notebooks are super cute!ReplyDelete
I haven't seen the new cartridge yet, so I can't really comment on it.
WOW Great matchbook notebook, it is adorable and what a great idea. I had this cart but I sold it, it was just something I would not use. TFSReplyDelete
I love my cartridge and am a fellow Circle Member. TFS!ReplyDelete
I have some Lori's Garden projects on my blog which as you know is another circle cartridge promotion.
So far, my personal favorite circle original cartridge exclusive is the french manor.
These notebooks are adorable. Glad I found your blog.ReplyDelete
I too am a circle member, and there are lots of cute things on the new cartridge, I love you mini notebook, it so cute TFSReplyDelete
lostnwa98 at frontier dot com
Those notebook are so cute and love the colors, TFS. So far about the SWD cartridge I love the sayings and some of the images. I'm already a follower..firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I was also excited about this exclusive cart. Thanks for sharing such a cute idea.ReplyDelete
I visit your blog just about everytime you post a new project on the Circle board, but finally became a follower today. You're so talented! I'm personally not a big fan of Circle carts #2 or #3, but I <3 French Manor enough to make up for them.ReplyDelete
vlbrown (at) mail.roanoke.edu
Your notebook is so sweet, love how you added the flap at the bottom!! Thanks for the hop and Happy Holidays!!ReplyDelete
Great Job on the notebooks :] Great gift ideaReplyDelete
The notebooks are really cute! I like the cart and the dancing images!ReplyDelete
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com
Your note holder idea is great! I'm sure the girls will love it.ReplyDelete
Great projects thanks email@example.comReplyDelete
I love the mini notebook. Thank you!ReplyDelete
THis notebooks are cute! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
What an awesome idea!!! Love this and the darling girl. I am now a follower.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com
Just adorable, the girls are going to love them so much. TFS and also for the chance to win the cart.ReplyDelete
Very cute!!! i love that you used the matchbook in that way, i would have never thought of that. i know the girls are gonna love them.ReplyDelete
Your notebooks are TOOO CUTE!! Now I"m inspired to make them too!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Oh wish this cart was around when my granddaughter had her first recital. Love it. Cute booklet.ReplyDelete
I love the notebook. I didn't know there was a matchbook on fabulous finds. I have to go back and check out that cartridge again. Thanks for putting together a great hop.ReplyDelete
I just love this idea! So cute! How do you become a Cricut Circle member? If you have a chance could you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogpsot.com/ ? I'd really appreciate it. I'm a new follower and would just LOVE to win the Twinkle Toes cartridge! It's on my wishlist!ReplyDelete
XO ~ Amy Jo
Cute little notebooks...my daughters are too young yet for dancing buy my 2 year old loves to dance to most music, she loves Disney classics so I am sure I could put this cart to good use. You can contact me @ http://drayia.blogspot.com/ or email email@example.com. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Love the cartridge and love your mini notebook. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot comReplyDelete
Lovely notebook, pretty. TFSReplyDelete
Your team will love your notebooks. The girl dancing is perfect! I have two nieces that this cart would be perfect for. The younger one loves to dance.ReplyDelete
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com
What a cute notebook. I think the new Circle cart is fabulous and I wish I had the money to join or I wish it was open to the public.ReplyDelete
spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com
I love this- I don't have a little girl anymore- she is in her 20s but this is a great project. I may have to scraplift for other purposes. I have been looking at Twinkle toes and actual have consider ordering from Walmart. Thanks for hosting the hop and for creating the button for us.ReplyDelete
Wow I love it. However, I have not received my cartridge yet and but i know I will like it. Grr I cant believe i dont have it yet. TrishaReplyDelete
Love the notebooks! Very creative.As for the new circle cart,I'll just say I'm glad I didn't join. Thanks for the chance to win the cute Twinkle Toes cart!ReplyDelete
I love your little project its greatReplyDelete
I love the cricut lites i do not own any
I'm not a circle member so not reaaly missing the carts. I love what you did though with this cute cut! The notebook is a great idea!ReplyDelete
I love being reminded about great cuts you have forgotten about. I really need to use the FF match book cut more often. I love what you did with it!!!! I like the Shall We Dance cart but I don't have any dancers in my family and my DH won't do it unless he is stinkin' drunk so I don't have much use for it. I am looking forward to getting some ideas from this blog hop. I know there is lots I can do with it if I just get creative!!!!!ReplyDelete
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