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Love Mini Book


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Design by: CricutDesignTeam (974 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Notebooks/Mini Albums Anniversary Wedding Feminine Engagement

Create this adorable mini book all about the one you love and adore!

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Cricut Craft Room® Design Software
  • Piercing tool
  • Embroidery floss
  • Adhesive
  • Brads
  • Text pattern paper (1)
  • Buttons
  • Black polka dot pattern paper (1)
  • Rhinestones
  • Black glitter cardstock (1)
  • Ink
  • Red cardstock (1)
  • Pen
  • Black cardstock (1)
  • Needle
  • Cream cardstock (1)
  • Corner rounder

Project Cut Files

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Cricut® Cuts:
Use project cut file (CCR file) to create cuts.

1. Cover
a. Red cover (Red layer)
b. Text pattern flap (Text layer)

2. Pages
a. Black pages (Black layer)

3. Band closure
a. Black glitter band (Black Glt layer)

4. Page elements 1 and 2
a. Black polka dot pattern 3 1/8” x 1” double dove tail strip (Polka Dot layer)
b. Text pattern 3 ½” x ½” double dove tail strip (Text layer)
c. Text pattern ½” x 1” dove tail strip (Text layer)
d. Red ½” x ¾” dove tail strip (Red layer)
e. Black glitter 2” x 2 ¼” rectangle (Black Glt layer)
f. Black glitter 2” x 3 3/8” rectangle (Black Glt layer)
g. Red large heart (Red layer)
h. Cream photo square (Cream layer)

5. Page elements 3 and 4
a. Red ¾” x ½” dove tail strip (Red layer)
b. Black polka dot pattern 3” x 1 ½” dove tail strip (Polka Dot layer)
c. Text pattern 2 ¼” x 1” dove tail strip (Text layer)
d. Black glitter 2” x ¼” dove tail strip (Black Glt layer)
e. Cream ½” x 2” rectangle (Cream layer)
f. Red 1/8” x 2” strip (Red layer)
g. Black glitter 3” x 2” rectangle (Black Glt layer)
h. Red medium heart (Red layer)
i. Cream photo mat (Cream layer)

6. Page elements 5 and 6
a. Black polka dot pattern ¾” x 1” dove tail strip (Polka Dot layer)
b. Black glitter 5/8” x 3 3/8” strips (Black Glt layer)
c. Text pattern 3/8” x 3 3/8” strips (Text layer)
d. Red small heart (Red layer)
e. Cream photo mat (Cream layer)

7. Page elements 7 and 8
a. Black polka dot pattern 3/4” x 3 1/8” dove tail strip (Polka Dot layer)
b. Text pattern ¾” x 1 ½” dove tail strip (Text layer)
c. Red ½” x ¾” dove tail strip (Red layer)
d. Black glitter 3” x 1” dove tail strip (Black Glt layer)
e. Black glitter ¼” x ¾” dove tail strip (Black Glt layer)
f. Red small heart (Red layer)
g. Cream photo mat (Cream layer)
Create cover from cuts 1a-1b. Use scissors to trim cut 1b. Layer together. Fold and assemble.
Create pages from cuts 2a. Fold and assemble. Attach to cover.
Create band closure from cut 3a. Fold and assemble.
Create page elements 1 and 2 from cuts 4a-4h. Adhere to album pages 1 and 2. Use foam squares to adhere one 2” x 2” photo to the photo mat.
Create page elements 3 and 4 from cuts 5a-5i. Adhere to album pages 3 and 4. Use foam squares to adhere one 2” x 2” photo to the photo mat.
Create page elements 5 and 6 from cuts 6a-6e. Adhere to album pages 5 and 6. Use foam squares to adhere one 2” x 2” photo to the photo mat.
Create page elements 7 and 8 from cuts 7a-7g. Adhere to album pages 7 and 8. Use foam squares to adhere one 2” x 2” photo to the photo mat.
Embellish as desired.

Step 1

Cricut® Cuts:
Use project cut file (CCR file) to create cuts.

1. Cover
a. Red cover (Red layer)
b. Text pattern flap (Text layer)

2. Pages
a. Black pages (Black layer)

3. Band closure
a. Black glitter band (Black Glt layer)

4. Page elements 1 and 2
a. Black polka dot pattern 3 1/8” x 1” double dove tail strip (Polka Dot layer)
b. Text pattern 3 ½” x ½” double dove tail strip (Text layer)
c. Text pattern ½” x 1” dove tail strip (Text layer)
d. Red ½” x ¾” dove tail strip (Red layer)
e. Black glitter 2” x 2 ¼” rectangle (Black Glt layer)
f. Black glitter 2” x 3 3/8” rectangle (Black Glt layer)
g. Red large heart (Red layer)
h. Cream photo square (Cream layer)

5. Page elements 3 and 4
a. Red ¾” x ½” dove tail strip (Red layer)
b. Black polka dot pattern 3” x 1 ½” dove tail strip (Polka Dot layer)
c. Text pattern 2 ¼” x 1” dove tail strip (Text layer)
d. Black glitter 2” x ¼” dove tail strip (Black Glt layer)
e. Cream ½” x 2” rectangle (Cream layer)
f. Red 1/8” x 2” strip (Red layer)
g. Black glitter 3” x 2” rectangle (Black Glt layer)
h. Red medium heart (Red layer)
i. Cream photo mat (Cream layer)

6. Page elements 5 and 6
a. Black polka dot pattern ¾” x 1” dove tail strip (Polka Dot layer)
b. Black glitter 5/8” x 3 3/8” strips (Black Glt layer)
c. Text pattern 3/8” x 3 3/8” strips (Text layer)
d. Red small heart (Red layer)
e. Cream photo mat (Cream layer)

7. Page elements 7 and 8
a. Black polka dot pattern 3/4” x 3 1/8” dove tail strip (Polka Dot layer)
b. Text pattern ¾” x 1 ½” dove tail strip (Text layer)
c. Red ½” x ¾” dove tail strip (Red layer)
d. Black glitter 3” x 1” dove tail strip (Black Glt layer)
e. Black glitter ¼” x ¾” dove tail strip (Black Glt layer)
f. Red small heart (Red layer)
g. Cream photo mat (Cream layer)

Step 2

Create cover from cuts 1a-1b. Use scissors to trim cut 1b. Layer together. Fold and assemble.

Step 3

Create pages from cuts 2a. Fold and assemble. Attach to cover.

Step 4

Create band closure from cut 3a. Fold and assemble.

Step 5

Create page elements 1 and 2 from cuts 4a-4h. Adhere to album pages 1 and 2. Use foam squares to adhere one 2” x 2” photo to the photo mat.

Step 6

Create page elements 3 and 4 from cuts 5a-5i. Adhere to album pages 3 and 4. Use foam squares to adhere one 2” x 2” photo to the photo mat.

Step 7

Create page elements 5 and 6 from cuts 6a-6e. Adhere to album pages 5 and 6. Use foam squares to adhere one 2” x 2” photo to the photo mat.

Step 8

Create page elements 7 and 8 from cuts 7a-7g. Adhere to album pages 7 and 8. Use foam squares to adhere one 2” x 2” photo to the photo mat.

Step 9

Embellish as desired.

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Both Cricut Design Studio and Cricut Craft Room are loaded on my computer. Every time the cricut cut file is downloaded for this project it tries to download to Design Studio. Is there a way to have the file download to craft room instead of Design Studio or what is the size of the different cuts?

Published on May 19, 2013 by 229cricut Flag Comment As Inappropriate
What is the finished measurement for this project? I have a 6x12 mat. I don't see layers, just the 8 cuts, even if I click on the eye. Thanks!

Published on May 01, 2013 by MLA4 Flag Comment As Inappropriate
@jody3830 The images are on layers, click on the eye to show/hide the layers.....it is on a 12 x 12 mat ....click on the green machine and mat tab at the left....I think this is all ready to go, [I have not tried it yet] you just load your mat with the colour as shown for each layer, one layer per mat and when you click cut it will do one layer at a time. hope this helps, now I am going to try it!

Published on April 29, 2013 by Chookienow Flag Comment As Inappropriate
Can better directions be provided. In the Craft Room there are only 8 elements and they are not labeled like the directions. This makes it difficult to follow.

Published on April 25, 2013 by jjjbbcw Flag Comment As Inappropriate
Hi, This is the first time I have downloaded a free cut file. It was really easy, I opened the "Love Mini Book.ccr" file in the Craft Room and that worked just fine but all the images are overlapping. I am cutting with the Expression 2 and a 12 X 12 mat. The instructions don't list a mat size and the instructions don't mention the possibility that all the images will be over-lapping when the .ccr file opens in the Craft Room work space. Do I need to use a larger mat or can I just click on the individual images to separate them and if I do that will I mess up the images that seem to be on a layer below. I have just started to work with the Craft Room but I really have not done any cuts that require more than one layer. I can't seem to get the hang of working on an image that is on the second layer; I don't seem to be able to keep the two mats separate as I click on the images in the second layer. . .I guess it takes more practice.

Published on April 25, 2013 by jody3830 Flag Comment As Inappropriate