Hello everyone!! Watch out - I'm back again and I've got a new toy - hee hee...I was lucky enough to purchase on of the new Gypsy machines by Provocraft when they debuted on HSN a couple of weeks ago and let me tell you - I've been having A LOT of fun with my Cricut again now that I have my Gypsy!! This is actually my second completed project with my new toy - I posted a Spongebob album over on the Cricut messageboards - here's a link - and I'll try to get the pics posted of that album here on my blog in the next day or so. But onto this new project I have to share with you today - it's a chipboard shape album made with the Disney Cars Cricut cartridge!! I have been loving all the custom shape albums and word books I've been seeing around scrapbook land lately - so I did some research on how to make them using my Cricut machine and the Design Studio software. Well - then my Gypsy came - so I decided to try it out with that instead and am loving what I'm able to do with it so far!! Basically - I'm designing my pages on the Gypsy - then cutting the pages out in lightweight chipboard and patterned paper to cover them. Then - I go back and re-cut all my shapes for my book and layer them on. Here are some close-up pics so you can see - all cuts were done with the Disney Cars cartridge..
When all the pages lined up - I wanted it to look like The King, Lightning McQueen and Chick Hicks were racing across the finish line - so for the first page - I used the checkered flags from the Cars cart - cut at 2 3/4 in. The paper is from Hobby Lobby as is the checkered flag and red ribbon.
Here is "The King" - he was cut at 2 1/2 inches and I accented him with red and crystal Stickles. All the checkered flag paper I used is from Hobby Lobby.
Here is Lightning - cut at 2 1/2 inches - accented with orange, yellow and crystal Stickles. (I love this pose - look how he is looking over at mean ol' Chick Hicks - hee hee...)
Here is Chick Hicks - page #4 - cut him at 2 1/2 in. and accented his numbers with crystal Stickles.
And the last page - the finish line - this cut is from the Cars cart as well - cut at 1 3/4 in - I stickled the letters and the lightning. The paper is some old Karen Foster racing paper I had in my stash.
Thanks SO much for stopping by and checking out my album!! I'm guessing now that I have my Gypsy - you're gonna see a lot of scrapbooking on my blog as well my normal stamping (when I get some more free time) - I've got one more Copic class left to do for the year and then I plan on getting back to some recreational stamping - LOL!! Have a wonderful day!!!