Saturday, July 6, 2013

Patriotic Mini Book

There are several challenges this week/month to make something in red, white and blue in celebration of America’s Independence. On the Fantabulous Blog there is a Red White and Blue Cricut Crawl. Over on Mema's Crafts there is an all month challenge. And at SOC Sista//Brotha Blogger Week 28 challenge is display red white and blue.

I chose to make this 3 X 3 mini book using papers from the Authentique PRIDE collection 6 X 6 pad. The pages for the book are made from one 12 X 12 piece of DCWV(Stack 7) paper (Tutorial  by Tracy’s Treasures24 part 1 & part 2)


Front Cover

The postage stamp frames are from Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges ( page 37) cut at 2.75 inches by 2.75 inches. I used the Gypsy to get the exact size and the Cricut Expression.

The placards and postcards were scissor cut from the Authentique PRIDE paper. The placards on the front and back covers are elevated using Recollections Foam Squares.

Red/White and Blue/White Twine by American Crafts were used for the closure.

Edges are inked using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Blue Gems by Want2Scrap are adhered to both sides of the tags. The toppers for the tags were the leftover pieces cut from the inside of the postage stamp frames folded in half. (nothing goes to waste) LOL

I used many adhesives. Terrifically Tacky Red tape to adhere the pages together to form the pockets and to paper outside of the covers. Glue Glider Pro to adhere the covers to the book. Zig 2 Way to adhere the postage stamp frames to the pages and Scotch 2-Way to adhere toppers on the tags.


 pages 1 & 2 with and without tags                                        


pages 3 & 4 with and without tags                                        


pages 5 & 6 with and without tags                                        


pages 7 & 8 with and without tags                                        

Back Cover

Tags front & back


Michelle N. said...

What a cool mini book-love Authentique papers! I need to look at the Elegant Edges cart too-its one I don't have. Superb project-thanks for joining us at FCCB.

WrinkleFreeDiva said...

Really nice mini Dakota!

Dk said...

These are so nice!! You did an awesome job!!

Missy said...

What a wonderful mini, I really like the papers you used, they are so patriotic! Thanks for joining our Red, White & Blue challenge at FCCB this week!!

NikkiMo said...

What a great mini! Love all the tags! super cute postage stamp cut outs. Good job!

msafrocentric2012 said...

Awesome mini, you did a great job

Treva said...

Another nice mini, great detail, love all the tags.

Michele said...

whoa this is truly stunning! what a fabulous thing you have created! really beautiful. xo

Heather said...

Fabulous mini album! I love all the papers you used and all the elements you added. It looks fantastic!! Thanks for joining the Red White and Blue challenge at FCCB!

Kim's Kreations said...

Wow! Fabulous mini. Love the vintage papers. Thans for entering the Cricut Crawl challenge at FCCb. Kim Ogden

Cindy Vernon said...

Your book is so cute. Thanks for playing along with FCCB.

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JustMaxine55 said...

Very nice! Love all the detail.

Trina said...

What a fantastic mini!