Friday, June 17, 2011

Guest Crafter Day

Hi Everyone,
I am so excited that I am the guest crafter today on Georgiana's blog Carson's Cricut Creations. For my appearance I made a booklet that we will take with us on our trip to Ontario next week. I have been seeing those 'smash books' popping up and really liked the idea. I don't actually want to take glue and supplies on vacation (well... I do lol, but am not allowed and won't have much down time) so I decided to make a book with pockets that I can just tuck all our brochures and ticket stubs in and then I will have them all in one place when I need them for creating my scrapbook afterwards. I have not decided yet but I might even use this book as a mini book afterwards.

To create this book I used the same template as my card organizer/holder that I made a while ago. The measurements of the book are 8" by 7" with 4" deep pockets.The link for that book is here if you would like to take a look. I also made a video of the card book and a demo on how to cut down and fold one of the pages so that you can make your own if you wish. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the video.

For my book I used all patterned scrap paper. This helped out a bit on my mission to use my scraps up! I did cut one 12 x 12 piece down just for the cover because I didn't have any more big scraps that I liked enough for the cover after completing the inside pages but not bad considering :) The title on the front is stickers from my stash and little pieces of ribbon are all from my older stash of ribbon. The date stamp is from Elle's Studio. My favourite stamp in the whole wide world! (followed very closely by many others I assure you)

One more thing before you go....see the felt flower on the front? I got the Cuttlebug scallops dies on clearance recently and went crazy one night making these. They were so easy and I just love them! Would you like to win some? For your chance to win just comment on this post with your contact information :)

Thank you again Georgiana for this wonderful opportuntity to share my creation with you and your followers.
Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!


I am also going to link this project up the TGIF link up party at

Here's the video...enjoy! is all the flowers I made!


jessica said...

great book! Have a super fun trip!
Love those flowers!!!

Georgiana said...

THANK YOU for being a guest crafter today. Those flowers are awesome. I love felt, but do not ususally work with it. I think I want to get some and try. Thanks again...enjoy your trip.

Georgiana : )


Very cute!! I am from Ontario, where is it that you going in ontario for holidays? My holidays this year consist of staying in Ontario and going to Niagra falls this book idea would be great for that trip!! Thanks for sharing
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Love this project...i've not tried anything like that, i've got to get me a binder of some sort....TFS!

Heather said...

How cute is that! Okay, Miss Tara, e-mail me where you are going to be in Ontario. Maybe we can meet up. I would hate for you to be this close and not at least try.

Hugs, girlfriend. said...

Great Project:)

Stop by my blog for our Father's Day Blog Hop:)
Myself and a couple of others are giving away some fun Blog Candy:) said...

Great Project:)

Stop by my blog for our Father's Day Blog Hop:)
Myself and a couple of others are giving away some fun Blog Candy:)

Love That Bug said...

This turned out really cute, thanks for sharing

Love That Bug said...

Hey Tara, just me again,
I have an award for you on my blog, swing on by and pick it up!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Tara Thank You for dropping by my blog earlier. I am glad you liked the paper star.

Audrey Frelx said...

Your book is so very nice!!! You did a wonderful job!

Have fun on your trip!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot! I love your project! It is such a great idea! Have fun on your trip!!

KellyJo'sKreations said...

I LOVED this video. So smart when it comes to the pockets...GREAT idea. Thanks for sharing. Now I am going to see what other videos you have...