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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Halloween Mini Album/Shaped Card

Bought the Close To My Heart CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge & rcvd it. I figured I had upgraded my Gypsy earlier this year and would be able to link the cartridge to my Gypsy with no problems. My Gypsy was not current. Tried over the weekend to upgrade my Gypsy. It kept pausing indicating 'Looking for Gypsy.' I restarted it several times and got different errors each time. Finally was able to upgrade Mon morn & link the cartridge. There were 7 updates since I had done the last upgrade.

Made this Clean & Simple CAS Mini Halloween Album or Shaped Card; however you want to look at it, using the Artboking Cricut cartridge. It has 3 parts to it: front, inside & back. Each of the 3 parts have a layer cardstock. Front is orange cardstock layered over black cardstock. Inside is orange cardstock layered over yellow cardstock. Back is black cardstock layered over gray cardstock. Front is stamped with a Hero Arts Days to Celebrate stamp. Black/white & orange/white twine is added threaded thru a black button. Threading the twine thru the button was the hardest part.

Front of Mini Halloween Album:

Inside of Mini Halloween Album:

Last part of Mini Halloween Album:

The pages before 
the Mini Halloween Album 
was assembled:

Supplies List 

button: black - twine threaded thru

Cricut cartridge: Close to My Heart Artbooking 4" Halloween Mini Album -
   pg 54 Photo Mat 1 qty 3 for layers of: black, yellow, gray,
   pg 55 Photo Mat 1 Shift - front orange
   pg 55 Photo Mat 2 - inside orange pumpkin
   pg 55 Photo Mat 1 - back black spider
   pg 55 Title - Trick or Treat back words purple

paper: cardstock - black, gray, orange, purple, yellow
stamp: Hero Arts Days to Celebrate - sentiment on front
twine: black/white & orange/white

Entering this into the following challenges:

9/11 MFP Insp Ch27 Food Art 5E(#4) food art pumpkin 9/5

9/13 A Blog Named Hero Ch31 Button It! unlim tot5combch 1HAitem 9/1 
9/15 Bitten By The Bug 2 Shape Up! Shaped Card or Layout Ch unlim 9/9

9/16 Crafting With Dragonflies Ch#10 Mini Album 1E(#1) 9/4 
9/16 Party Time Tues PTT137 Button It Up! 3E(#2) 9/10


  1. Absolutely this qualifies for the challenge!! Love your Halloween book. Don't you love the little books and overlays on Artbooking? Thank for sharing you great Halloween book and joining us this week at BBTB2.

  2. I love your album! These cuts are just wonderful. Love the spiderweb! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  3. That is the cutest album. I love the bright colors and the each wonderfully assembled page. Thanks, for joining us for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.

  4. Michelle,
    What a wonderful and adorable Halloween album. Thanks for joining us at SpeedyTV's Inspiration challenge!

  5. Oh Melissa, I got my Artbooking cart too! lol I haven't done anything with it yet. But I sure can't wait to give it a spin! lol Love, love your shaped mini!!! This one caught my eye right away and yours looks fabulous! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  6. Your Halloween book is just fab. I want to make one too! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

  7. Your Halloween Album is wonderful Melissa!!! I love the jack-o-lantern face on the inside. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Shape Card' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  8. Darling Mini Album! Love the spider web page!

  9. Lovely idea for a mini album. Lovely layout. Thanks for sharing at Crafting with Dragonflies. Ina.

  10. Such a cool mini album! Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero.

  11. Such a fantastic mini album, such a cool idea...Thanks for sharing it with us at PTT...

  12. Beautiful album Melissa! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

  13. Adorable album! Thanks for playing with us over at A Blog Named Hero!

  14. Super cute! I just got this cart-haven't gotten to use it yet, so REALLY enjoyed seeing a project with it to see what it can do! Glad you played with us at BBTB2 this week!

  15. Lovely creation, thanks for playing along with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  16. Melissa this is adorable!! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting with Dragonflies!

    lovies, =o) kel
    Dfly DT