Monday, April 19, 2010



My First Word Book!
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Sooo, this is my very first word book!  I had so much fun creating this book in Cricut Design Studio and learning many things along the way!  I am already thinking of excuses to make others...now I get why all of you have been doing this for so long!  :)
Okay - so here it goes!
 
and of course, the back!
So there you have it!  The very first one! 
To create this book, you can download the cut file HERE!  Once you have the cut file downloaded, you will want to cut the book base (I use old calendar covers) with a multi-cut 2, there is a cut page for each letter.  Once you have your base cut, you will need to begin cutting your pattern paper for the pages.  To do this, I cut each letter with the pattern paper facing up and then cut again (using an older/less sticky mat) with the pattern paper facing down, this will give you the back of the page.  Glue your pages to your book base, lining up the letters.  Use your Cat's Eye Chalk Ink to ink the edges of the pages.  Once you have all the pattern paper on the pages, cut your letters (there is a separate tab for these cuts).  Ink the letters then adhere the shadow letters directly on the book letters then take the regular cut of the letters and adhere them to the shadow letters, centering.  Add in your photos and journaling and decorate as desired.  Once you have the book the way you want it, punch the pages with the Bind-It-All and attach the wires! 
Supplies:
Paper:  DCWV, The Guy Stack and Kraft paper
The Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Ribbon:  American Crafts and Misc. Twine
Bind-It-All Wires
Font: Arial Narrow
Staples:  Making Memories 

20 comments:

Mamoth said...

Your word album is lovely! I recently did my first to. That was a pink baby album!

CraftyGirl said...

Congrats!! It is adorable!! I love making these too... I think its because I feel like I got so much accomplished... like I just did a complete album!! Love the papers and photos you used!!
Barb :)

It's Jenn! said...

Awesome book! Great job for a beginner, let alone a seasoned wordbook-er (lol). Aren't they fun?!?!

Shelley said...

Your book is great. I have been wanting to make one too, you made me want to get started.

Lori Apgar said...

What a great word book ~ I would never know it was your first one!! You should head over to Audrey's blog and enter it in her Designer Showcase!! www.cuteandsome.blogspot.com

Cindy McVey said...

Jamie, this turned out awesome! I love everything about it!

~BridgetL~ said...

Super cute first word book. Wish I had kids that played football. TFS

shari said...

Great job! This book is awesome and sure doesn't look like a first. Shari (cricutrookie)

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [19 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Kim said...

Fabulous! I love the way you did the ball part. Great papers and the book is terrific!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Matildy Jane Designs said...

How adorable! So just get used to it. Now you have the bug! lol

Pat said...

You did a fantastic job on this!!! Very cool!

Brenda Benoit said...

Great job!
I put my first one on hold as my boy is sick with a stomache bug....

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Alpha(s),Word Art(s), Word Book(s) post on Apr. 19, 2010. Thanks again.

DAnett said...

Wowww. This is fantastic! Really great job, I like the form, the colour, and the feeling :)

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

I made a word book a few years ago and it was so much fun! Yours is fabulous!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

oh, this is such a cute album.. you did a great job on it. I love the way you used your photos - some big, some small. I have done so many word albums, but I have never seen one like the one you made.

Colleen said...

So Awesome!!! I havent tried one before but looking thru this book, certainly makes me want to do one...*added to list! =:O)

Noreen Smith said...

This is gorgeous Jamie! Thanks for sharing the file with us all!

Real Life said...

Absolutely adorable!! I am goig to love your blog!!

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