This week is all about the many great shaped and word album cut files available at The Cutting Cafe'. Be sure to make the rounds to all of the Design Team blogs on Saturday and check out so many beautiful designs. For my project I chose the Mixed Shapes Album. The cool thing about this set is you can cut it as a larger album (6x8) or a smaller album (3.5 x 5). I chose to work with the smaller album because I had a bunch of small picture I'd taken with my phone and decided to make a mini album of the pics of my dogs, Jack and Riley.
I cut the album twice... once in kraft papers and once in some of that great clear cardstock from The Cutting Café Shop and mixed the pages together.
After I had cut the two main sets, I made sure the template with the pages was attached and made the whole template smaller by about a quarter of an inch and then cut again on two different pieces of two sided design paper and it worked out perfectly to add a second layer to my kraft pages! I just trimmed off the end with the holes, distressed and layered them on.
I decided to paint the edges of my clear cardstock pages with some white gesso and then some gold sparkly paint... just 'cause...
I LOVE the adorable printable stamp set, Animal and Bug Love available at The Cutting Café. All sorts of cute little critters including this sweet little puppy and that awesome I Ruff You background printable. LOTS more great images on that set and you'll be seeing more of it for sure.
I just love the clear pages and how one page can play off of another... like here where that cute little pup is peeking through from the page behind it! Or below where the picture from the next page peeks through (better if I didn't have glare on the picture...lol)
I got lucky and found book of sayings that I bought oh so long ago all about dogs... and at first I didn't think I'd be able to use them because they were very big and made for 12x12 pages, but then I realized I could cut them out in label-like strips and they fit just right and the look is popular right now. Then I used some of my sayings I've saved on Pinterest and typed them up printed them out too.
I also used a paw stamp and stamped a bunch of paws on some kraft cardstock in white and gold so I could use them as embellishments. (Above I just stamped and embossed right on the page, but I liked being able to cut out and pop up the ones from the kraft paper.) I also cut some flourishes in gold metallic and some glitter hearts with my dies.. not to mention some leftovers I had saved.... LOVE using my leftovers!
I just love that I Ruff You background!!
So thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out The Cutting Café Blog on Saturday so you can see all of the awesome albums made by the Design Team... shaped and word albums galore!!