Cathy's Crafting Journey

Welcome to my blog, where I hope you will be inspired and want to share comments and your inspirations and tips too!! I love to create cards, mini albums, gift bags,tags, and boxes and I hope to take you on the papercrafting Journey with me!! Follow along!!


Saturday, September 1, 2012

MCCR September 100 cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room's
100 Cartridge Blog Hop day ONE!

    You should have  started at  if  not you will want to go there to start at the beginning. Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop.   You won't want to miss a one!

Today I want to share with you the projects I made using the three cartridges...Paper Doll Dress Up, Straight From the Nest, and 3 Birds On Parade.  What I decided to make was some little mini albums which are made out of  ONE sheet of 12x12 paper. The first one I made I used the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge as seen below.

Each page has a pocket for which you can put momentos or small pictures or tags.  For a tutorial on how to fold the album from a 12x12 piece of paper go here .
I used the papers from Teresa Collins, It was pretty as well as sturdy and would hold up as an album. I cut the little girl at 3 and 1/2 inches, and added some flowers at the corner with a little rose.  On the inside a I added a littl bit of bling as well from some flower stickers with rhinestones I got from a friend. The mini is folded in such a way that each page has a little pocket, in which you could put little tags, pictures or tiny keepsakes:))

Next I did another 12X12 single sheet mini with the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge.  I cut out the Wizard Bird at 3 and 1/2 inches. I used a sheet from Echo Park Springtime collection.

And Lastly, I made one with the Straight from the Nest cartridge. I used a 12x12 sheet of Close To My Heart paper, from the Sonoma collection.  I added some paper flowers and a few faux pearls.  As you may have noticed on each one I have a piece of paper with velcro dots as the closure for the minis.   I used the red tacky tape to hold the strip on from the back.

All the cuts for the album came from the SFTN cartridge.  I used the corner tags on a few of the pages and cut featers and leaves and i believe there is a nest too, to kind of go with the theme feathered friends:))
Other supplies used in making the minis is:
atg gun
white gel pen
Tim Holtz Walnut stain
corner rounder
corner punch
MS score board
paper trimmer
I want to apologize for some of the pictures, I tried Picmonkey for the first time to edit my pics, and unfortunately the program gave me a hard time, but I shall not give up trying:)
I hope you enjoyed my projects today!

Next you should go to ~Tammy

Here is the line up of the talented ladies:
8. shelley
9. jenn lorist 
10. Erica's Projects http://eri
11. Angie http:

12. Cathy
13. Tammy -
14. Samantha
15. Nadja
16. Lisa Carrier
17. robin
18. Jessica S
19. Jen L 
20. Blog Candy

I hope you enjoyed your visit, be sure to come back again, Cathy


  1. Your mini books are super cute. I love your Paper Doll album. The papers that you used are perfect for your projects. Love all the details. Great Job!

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

  2. so going to try one ASAP thanks for the link and yours are all so fun. Love your fancy dressed lady on the first one.
    MCCR dt sis

  3. I've seen these one page albums around before, but never tried it! Your 3 albums are so stinkin' cute that I really must give it a try! I love that little "wizard" bird...and the paper doll girl is so pretty!
    MCCR DI sister

  4. All I can say is Wow!! You did an amazing job on all of your projects!!! I am a sucker for the Paper Doll Dress Up!!

  5. Great job on your projects!! Love all the little details you put into each one :)


  6. I love the mini albums! Christina

  7. Cathy, these are adorable. The cuts of the sweet little dress on your little girl are amazing. I love the patterns and how they show on the dress layers. That birdie is darling. So much fun this month. Great job!
    Jessica S
    MCCR DT Sister

  8. Oh Cathy these albums are adorable! I really have to make some. Thanks for inspiring me. Mary M

  9. Great Job !! Love the albums....The paperdoll is priceless.

  10. Such a cute group of projects. It's so helpful to see the different ideas people have for using their Cricuts.

  11. Love the album and paper doll is too cute!!


  12. Love how you made your mini albums.

  13. super cute and how easy was that!

  14. These are SO cute!! Thanks for posting the video, I will have to try these.

  15. Love your fun and cute mini books, Cathy! I love to make the little albums with a sheet of 12 by 12 paper! They are so much fun! I love that you can do one in a few hours and be done..I feel so accomplished!lol I have a gazillion 12 x 12 ablums that are never ending! Love all of your cute diecuts! Great job!

    MCCR DT Sis

  16. Cute projects! :)

    Ashley - MCCR DT Sister

  17. Your mini albums are so adorable!!! One sheet of paper too? Great job! The birdie one is super cute :)

  18. Love your minis! Now I cant wait to try one for myself!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. these is so adorable....and you did a fantastic job on em...tfs

  20. I have been wanting to make some not pad gifts & hust bought a dolloar one today. Your turned out great.

  21. I've never seen anything like these little albums! They are sooooo cute!! Love them!

    Jodie R

  22. These are amazing. I have never seen any minis made this way. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I am going to have to try to make one.

  23. Wow..What a great idea and yours turned out amazing..loving all the little details..
    MCCR DT sister

  24. Very cute projects Love the bird wizard.

    MCCR Dt, Lisa ch

  25. I love the mini albums. I'm going to use the idea of the pockets inside. Hadn't thought of that. Thanks.

    Tammy S. MCCR DT.

  26. Awesome minis! I love the fact that you only used one sheet of 12x12 paper, thats great!
    My Cricut Craft Room DTM

  27. Cathy, what adorable mini albums! Great Job
    My Cricut Craft Room Design Team