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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Golden Wedding Mini Book

I have a new love in my life - the new Cricut cartridge called Elegant Edges. Those of you who are cardmakers and Cricut owners, this cartridge is a must. It is crammed with nestability type shapes - ranging from simple scallop ovals, circles and squares, to label type cuts. Then there are the borders, it's like having masses and masses of border punches at your fingertips. One of the features I couldn't wait to play with is called the Book feature, it cuts the scallop edge but with a straight edge down one side. So this is how I made this little book, I manipulated the cuts a little bit on the gypsy, just made the pages very slightly more elongated than the previous one. I cut it out of the cardboard that is on the back of paper stacks, then cut a front and back for each page from the Martha Stewart pattern paper.
The '50' medallion figures were cut from Jasmine at 1 3/4", with a gold mirri card shadow
The book pages were cut at 5" (note: the dial size determines the HEIGHT of the cut, not the length)

I cut some pretty borders and shapes to decorate the inside, but left room for the photos

I think that gorgeous cut out daisy shape is my favourite.....
I decorated one photo mat with a couple of 'gold' rings threaded onto gold ribbon

You will be seeing a lot more of this cartridge believe me....
Don't forget you still have time to take part in the Royal Wedding blog hop - scroll down
Someone in a store today, on hearing my accent, started enthusing about the royal wedding.
'Why did they start it so early though?' she asked. Well it could be something to do with the fact that it was a UK wedding, held in the UK, on UK time. Still, she liked the dress, and thought Harry was 'hot' so that was okay then....
See you tomorrow

34 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful mini album. My grandparents just turned 51 years together 2 days ago! They would of loved a mini album like this!

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  2. I love your mini Album and the colors are wonderful!

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  3. omgoodness en that is just stunning hun, i am definately adding that cart to my list of needs!!!!!! huge hugs Lou xxx

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  4. Love the book Enfys - that useful cartridge is on my 'must have' list. tfs
    Hugs
    Heather
    x

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  5. Lovely mini album, very sophisticated.

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  6. Oh loving your mini album. I need that cartridge I can see it getting a lot of use. Will have to keep stalking the UK supplies.
    luv
    Debby

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  7. That is stunning Enfys, off to check out this cartidge now xx

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  8. We're attending a 50th Anniversary party on June 17, and this album is just what I've been thinkig about making. Thanks so much!

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  9. Love the book...That does look like a NEED for me:)

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  10. Love your mini album En. they are addictive! Just got Elegant Edges and like you, can't get enough of it. the book feature is perfect for making shaped cards, just size the image, copy it, flip it and move it into position to weld. Beautiful cuts on the bottom with a perfectly straight edge on top.

    You could always have told her that it is traditional to start UK weddings at 4:00 a.m. Imagine how many people she would have spread that to????? hugs, eileen

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  11. Oooh I love this mini album, it is stunning. I will have to go investigate that cart now as it looks fantastic.
    Kim xXx

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  12. Your mini album is awesome! I've never tried to make one but with this inspiration, I think I'll have to give it a go! My in-laws will be married 50 years this June, what a lovely gift this would make! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  13. Beautiful book, love all the beautiful pages!

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  14. Joan here Enfys and what an extrodinary project. Must get this cart. Hugs!!

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  15. My husband and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary on June 9th this year. Your beautiful album brought tears of happiness to my eyes!
    Hugs,
    Mary Ann

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  16. This is a beautiful mini album! I do love this new cartridge and have been looking at it, the more I look, the more I love it! Thank you for sharing, it really is gorgeous!

    Blessings, Donna
    grandma4five

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  17. This is so wonderful Enfys.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  18. Oh my! I love this album! The colors, shapes, all of it! I've got that cart at the top of my wishlist. Hopefully it won't be too long till I can get my hands on one. TFS!

    Carol aka cyimbugbitten
    bugbitten at hotmail dot com

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  19. This is absolutely gorgeous. I'm going to have to check out this cartridge.

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  20. What a beautiful album. You have really done a fabulous job on this project. Whoever gets that is going to love, love, love it!
    The stupidity of some people is totally embarassing! I'm sorry to say that it doesn't sound like you have to look to far to find these people either.

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  21. En where did you find this cartridge? I have looked in Michaels and Joanns and they don't have it? Whilst I am over here I might as well try and find one! Thanks. Kim

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  22. Beautiful mini. I don't have this new cartridge yet, but it sure is calling my name. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. what a beautiful book - just gorgeous!

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  24. Oh Thanks En! I was wondering about that cartridge! So it's on my list now. Lovely little book, and well decorated too. Thanks a bunch.
    Hugs, Jessica

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  25. What a beautiful mini, I don't have that cartridge (now I want it). I did receive that MS paper pack as a gift last year! I didn't think to use it when I made my in-law's 50th anniversary card last week.

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  26. Hi Enfys, I love your gorgeous album, one day I too will have a Cricut till then I'll make do with drooling over others lovely machines LOL
    As for your shopper friend, Ah! Bless:0) xxx

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  27. What a great little book - I love those papers and all of the details you added. Elegant Edges is a "must-have" for anyone with a Cricut!

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  28. This mini album is so pretty! I picked up that Martha Stewart paper pad a couple years ago on clearance, and now I know what I'm going to do with it. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  29. oh gosh hun this is brilliant just adore,this to bits,hun,xxxxxxxxx

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  30. oh gosh hun this is brilliant just adore,this to bits,hun,xxxxxxxxx

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Enfys x