Today I did a mini-scrapbook that I had viewed on the Creative Critters Cricut site (http://www.cricutcritters.com/). Tammy Skinner is AMAZING with projects. She posted this one back (http://www.cricutcritters.com/2010/04/plantin-schoolbook-christmas-cheer-file.htmlfile.html) in April and I knew I wanted to give it a try but, didn't have a specific reason until now. My son is leaving Preschool for kindergarten at the end of the month and his preschool BFF will not go to the same school. I wanted to give his BFF a little gift from us and I thought this would be so much better than a toy! Besides his mom is a scrapbooker so, I know she will love it!
I won the Robotz cartridge back in May from the MPS site but, I hadn't been able to use it so, I thought, this would be perfect. I had a bit of a hard time finding 12x12 file folders but, I was able to find black and white flower print ones that were lime on the inside. How perfect as it matches the color scheme of my robot papers. I decided to cut the tab from the folder after it was folded as well and I inked the edges so that the white paper cores weren't sticking out. The paper I used for this project is The Paper Studio A Boy's Universe stack that I picked up from Hobby Lobby...I love it and I haven't seen it anywhere else. I also embossed several of the sheets and tags using the Cuttlebug diamond plate folder and the circles folder. To make the Robots, I used almost all scrap paper because so may of the details are so small when they cut.
Now for the details. Starting from the 'inside' of the accordian fold on the left, I will attempt to give a little detail on each of the six decorative panels. The first is just a picture of the boys together and the years span that they were in daycare/preschool together, both mounted and then attached to the panel.
When I first started looking at the Robotz I was a little overwhelmed by the amount of small pieces in the layer functions. I decided to start with one that didn't look as complex but, still lots of little pieces to glue (which again is great for using up scraps). I started making the Robots for the second panel. The Robot on the second panel is Robot1 on page 28 at 4". You can't tell really well from the picture but, I used a silver mirror paper on the body of this guy. I also used larger sized google eyes.
On the third panel, I cut Robot39 from page 66 at 4 1/4". For this guy, I used two different sized google eyes as well as some silver stickles for the tip of the antenna. The lightbulb was cut using the font function of robot41 and the sentiments were stamped from a Mickey Mouse stamp set that I used withough inking the mickey portion of the stamp.
On the fourth panel, I cut two different robots, Robot20 on page 47 and Robot 19 on page 46, each at 3" I put google eyes on both and used the silver stickles on the antenna's again. The sentiment was another from the Disney set mentioned above and the mat is one that I embossed using the diamond plate folder.
Love the little robot on the fifth panel, robot41 on page 68. I cut him at 2 1/2", used the silver mirror paper for one of the layers, used the google eyes again & silver stickles at the top. This sentiment is also cut from the Disney set.
Last, but not least, robot3 on page 30 cut at 3". I used the silver mirror paper as the shadow on him and google eyes, no stickles this time though. The picture is of the boys holding hands on a train ride when they were 2.
I pop dotted all of the sentiments and the robots and the backside has mounted pictures of the boys together. All of the tags have photos on the front and back that I cropped down to fit on the tags. Oh, and the ribbon I used from was KI Memories 'suprise' set, the Target dollar bin, & Un ique ribbons. Oh, and on the front, I cut the words 'preschool pals' and their names using the font creative feature of the cartridge at 1/2" each. They cut very nicely for that size, which surprised me because I wasn't sure they would being that small. I can't think of any other details but, I am sooo happy with the way that this turned out. I hope you enjoyed it!!!