Friday, March 16, 2012

Mini Journal

I got an exciting toy in the mail this week--the Cinch2.  I've had my eye on this little tool for a while and finally found a really good deal at Consumer Crafts and I went for it.  So, this is my first project with it.  It was really very easy to use. 

This is the front cover of the jrnl.  I used the cutout of the butterfly as a charm and tied it on the end of the ribbon.  This could be used as a bookmark.
This is the inside cover and first page (which shows through to the front via the butterfly cutout).
back cover...

DCWV - Lace & Linen Stack - all patterned papers
I used copy paper for the journal pages inside the book cut to 6 x 5 1/2"

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - butterfly1 @ 6" (using the book feature)- I cut the inside cover paper using the flip feature
Letter Envy Cricut cart - 'V' @ 3 1/2"  (used med speed on this one)

I used a Cheez-It box for my covers and then just cut papers to go over them.  Brown ink for the edges, Crystal Stickles on the butterfly charm, pop dots on the V, white Cinch wire @1",  pink grosgrain ribbon & brown organza ribbon by Ribbon Boutique.

Setting for cutting Cheez-It cardboard - deep cut blade @6 -pressure max, speed @ low, multi cut @3.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)


  1. OH I want one!

  2. Congrats on your new 'toy'!! Such a beautiful album! Love the colors!