Hello everyone! Welcome to the Love is in the Air blog hop hosted by Paulette from Around the Block with Scrapalette! Paulette is such an awesome person, whom I've had the fortune to meet in person. She's got a smile you can't resist!
Hopefully you arrived here from Deb. If you didn't, or if you are just arriving here yourself, you can go to Around the Block with Scrapalette to start at the beginning of the hop.
All of our projects are all about love and Valentine's Day. My project is a coloring book to give to my daughter on Valentine's Day. It is tailor made just for her!
Warning: lots of pictures below! I'm going to share with you how I made this.
First I decided on using the Paisley cart. A lot of the cuts on this cart already have hearts worked into them. For other cuts, I replaced a flower or something similar with a heart. I used my Gypsy for this. I placed all of the layers together on my mats and used my Cricut Markers to "cut" them. This is how the blackline of the image is created.
Here is my Cricut Expression "cutting" the images.
And what it looks like after one set is finished being drawn:
All of the pages I cut:
All of the pictures are from Paisley, somewhere between 3 and 4 inches, whatever I could get to fit in a 4x6 space. The four phrases are from the Sugar and Spice Lite cart.
The next step was to score all of the pages at 1/4 inch on both sides of the page. This is so that the pages can turn freely after they are bound into the book.
Next up, get my YourStory Photo out of the box for the first time! :) And yes, I bought it on launch day hmm... I think 2 Novembers ago??? LOL! This thing is so simple to use! And it's fast! Here is my album being bound:
Here are some pictures of the pages inside the album. Scoring the pages really did help the book to stay open, a huge plus since this is a three year old that is going to be coloring in it!
The first page with her name drawn from Birthday Bash at 1". She is loving spelling her name right now so I thought this would be a great first page!
And the last page with a message from Mom...
For the cover, I cut out the elephant at 3.75" with all of his layers. My daughter's favorite color is green so I worked that in there with the envelope! Lastly, I put it all together. The ribbon was in my stash from the Target Dollar Spot once upon a time.
I really hope you enjoyed my project. It's made for a three year old to handle and color in and toss around! :) As a thank you for stopping by, I'm giving away this blog candy:
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Thanks for hopping by and now hop on over to Carolyn! Bye!
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Paulette from http://scrapalette.
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Cindy from http://www.
Deb from http://www.queenmommy.
Michele from http://www.michelegreen.
Carolyn from http://cccscraproom.
Colleen from http://scrappycol.
Elizabeth from http://www.217creations.
Sukie from http://www.
Sharon from http://designsbysharon.
Renee from http://icameisawicreated.
Tammy from http://www.
Brenda from http://happyscrapper64.
Amy from http://scrap-pix.
Jami from http://thepaperfarm.
Terri from http://
Meg from http://peacockpaperie.