If you'd rather watch the YouTube video
of my mini I've included it as well
I wanted a mini for my new Great-Great Nephew
wow, does that make me sound old or what?
He's due to arrive in November
I found this 8x8 paper pak, Old MacDonald's Farm and
knew it would be perfect for a little boy album
I had intended to leave the front plain, since I had made
the decorated belly band to hold it together.
But after second thoughts I added some rows of
rub ons and this verse and of course a few
stickles, you gotta have stickles!
The darling little caricatures are cut on my Cricut
from Everyday Paper Dolls, Old West and Create a Critter cartridges.
I decided since the book was already a little puffy
I'd best add a tie to the side to keep it secure once
the baby's photos were added.
Most of the embelishments are fairly flat but it still takes
up a fair amount of room, especially when you're trying
to get it to fold into itself and become a box.
Loved the fence, made a perfect holder for the mat.
The sheep came from an old Debbie Mumm paper pak,
Noah's Ark and the little hanging sign was in a set of 4
I picked up at Tuesday Morning.
The tractor was too pristine when I cut it so I added
a good coat or two of clear embossing and when
cooled I cracked the embossing to give it that old look.
Yep, I know, his eyes are a little funky, but that's the fun
of making things they can be funky once in a while.
This was cut on the Cricut and then several layers
of UTEE added, love how it looks like plastic now.
He's my favorite, I'd hung on to this one sheet of 6x6 paper
for eons and sure enough it made just the right texture
for the wool on this little fellow.
The little puffy cloud is from Martha Stewart, it came with the
stars and crescent moons that are on other pages.