Tuesday, November 8, 2011

WI mini album and blog hop winner!

Hello all!  Thank you so much if you were one of the people who stopped by my blog hop this weekend!  The ladies in the hop sure had some awesome projects to share!  I've selected a winner for the blog candy.  It is...

Mona, I will send you an email!  Be on the look out!

Today I would like to share with you a mini album that I completed last week.  I recently hosted a Flat Stanley project for a fifth grade student.  He sent me a Flat Collin and I was to share Flat Collin's adventures in my state!  Here is what I created:

The entire book was cut with chipboard first, then covered with paper.  I used a 12x12 paper and did fit to page on my Expression.  WI, from 50 States, cut out at 8.5" if I remember correctly... :)  The state flag is cut at 5.5".  I am SOOO happy with the way this cut turned out.  For such an intricate cut, I was amazed at how well it came out.  I put it up on pop dots so it sticks off the front.  Tucked in behind is Flat Collin - more on him below. 

This is the book spread out a little so you can see the whole thing. 

This was the first page where I listed the state bird, tree, etc. and described where Flat Collin had been visiting! 

WI is definitely known for agriculture and with that, corn!  Collin had fun hiding in the corn for some pictures.  The cheese piece is cut from Create a Critter at 1.25".

This page explains education in WI.  Hey, most of you know I work in a school! :)

I added some fun clips with our state abbreviation. 

This page explores the state teams and fun things to do around the state. 

From the back, here's how it looks. 

Here is Flat Collin!  He came to me wearing blue jeans and a red hoodie sweatshirt.  He left WI dressed as a Packer player.  Hey, we are the current Super Bowl champs you know!  His clothes/helmet were cut at 5" from Everyday Paper Dolls.

I was planning this out as the Cricut Circle Blog challenge came about - to create a mini album.  PERFECT!  I've entered this in that contest.  I've also shared it on Made by You Mondays.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thank you Michelle! I love your blog!!


  2. this album is so fun...if it doesn;t win the contest by random they so need to post it as a project of the day!! Love it

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    That was so creative. Love it!

    Hugs and Blessings!
    Jasmine Wilmany

    I'm a Cricut Circle member too!

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  4. This is so unique and fun! I love it!
    Good luck in the challenge!
    Colleen (gonescrappin Circle)

  5. Totally original idea!!! Love a new use for the 50 states cartridge. TFS Cathie

  6. Great project. I would use it for our state, Florida, but we don't cover the US in 5th grade any more. :(

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