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Cosmo Cricket Mini Album & Printing onto Canvas

Hi Everyone
I am excited about this project as it was the first one in a while I did purely for fun and – I did it purely for me! It is my entry to the latest Cosmo Cricket Challenge and I am really pleased with how it has turned out.
This challenge had a lot of requirements (in blue)and I think I have covered them all!

Create your own ‘die-cut’ background: whether this is hand-cut, or die-cut with a machine, your background paper has to be a custom made background!

I created this album from scratch using my Spellbinders Christmas Tree dies, double sided sticky chipboard and papers from Cosmo Cricket’s Social Club collection.

Your layout must include 3 pictures, any size you wish

I have incorporated 3 full page pictures (more about those later) and 3 smaller pictures (also cut with Spellbinders) into the album

I want to see at least one paper punch/decorative scissor used
Tad tricky this one – but I have have used my maple leaf punch to add some dimension and a splash of color to my pages
You must include fabric of some sort on your page 😀 Fabric is always so fun to work with!
I am pretty pleased with this one! All of my photos are printed onto canvas. It took a little trial and error but I found out that the best results were from the the plain paper, draft quality settings. I then used my spellbinders to cut the page and backed the canvas with patterned paper for strength
I want to see either some Ready Set Chip or Tiny Type stickers!
I found this sentiment sticker on the bottom of my Tiny Type numbers and it was the perfect title for my family album. I love how they are pretty much invisible on any background 
You need to have more than 3 Cosmo Cricket Patterned Papers on your layout!
No problem there! Most of this album was made using the 6×6 paper pad as the mini version of the prints gave a lovely green, country feel.
 
And lastly I want to see some buttons! Any amount will do as long as it is more than one.
These buttons from the Social Club collection co-ordinate perfectly. I have added some string for stems and pearls to the centers to create some flowers
This was really fun to do and I am so happy to finally have made something for myself!
If you have young kids, be sure to check back later this week as I have a great idea coming up for making your own dinosaur fossils!
Lowri 🙂
    
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7 Comments

  • Reply judean June 13, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    LOVE your album, such a creative use of the Christmas Tree die!!

  • Reply Jenn June 13, 2011 at 4:56 AM

    SO beautiful! I love the pictures printed on canvas! Pinned!

  • Reply heidig June 13, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Yet another great idea – a Christmas tree! Who would have thought to use it upside down. Perfect idea!

  • Reply Sandy Ang June 13, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Wow those are definitely tough requirements ! Your mini looks great !

  • Reply Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy June 14, 2011 at 3:43 AM

    Absolutely beautiful!! LOVE the colors you choose and all the details are amazing!!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Kristine
    http://www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

  • Reply Tabitha June 14, 2011 at 9:28 PM

    Gorgeous! I love the color palette.

  • Reply joydee1963 September 17, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    just so beautiful,joy

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