I made this to show off the new Enchanted line from Imaginisce for Memories live on. The papers are really cute. Perfect for an album for a little girl.
The binding is made just by accordion folding a piece of cardstock and adhering the pages between the folds. Easy, and it adds enough bulk that you can put a fair amount of stuff on your pages.
I tried to make each page interactive. The princess is stuck on the first page with Action Wobbles. Their website looks super-serious, but the product is super-fun. It’s just a little plastic spring stuck between two adhesive sheets. You stick one side to your die cut and the other to your background, and the die cut wobbles around all happy-like. They add an extra bit of adorable to everything you make.
On the next page, I made the wheels on the carriage spin by cutting them out and then re-attaching them with brads.
Here, the little dinosaur moves back and forth along a little track. There’s a great tutorial by Radwa on the Card Cupids blog if you’d like to try this yourself.
And I’ll admit, by the last page, I’d lost my mojo. The bow was about the most creative thing I could think of to make that page more fun.
You’ll also notice that nothing in this book was cut out on my Pazzles, despite the claims I made earlier this week. You see, I learned the hard way that when your test cut is a circle, it doesn’t always give an accurate indication of how well more intricate shapes will cut. I had one sheet of really old paper that was just a little too temperamental, and I got tired of messing with the blade length and pressure. So I pulled out a bunch of stickers and improvised. But hey, nothing’s perfect, and I’ve never had that kind of problem before, so I’m willing to blame the paper and my impatience and not the machine.
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