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ArtBooking in August Hop #4

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Welcome to the final week of Artbooking in August!!  This month totally flew by for me for a several reasons, including this amazing event!  It was all about celebrating the new and exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge ~ ArtBooking!!

First a couple housekeeping details.  You should have arrived here from Jane’s blog HERE.   If you missed my post last week, go HERE.

Here is Adeline’s Blog HERE if you get lost along your way, or just want to start at the very beginning of the 30-something Artbooker’s on this fab hop!

Our mission this month was to create 4 different projects using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and any CTMH paper pack.

1. 2 page layout.
2. Card
3. Mini Book
4. Home decor or ‘giftable’ item

I’m wrapping up this incredible month long hop with a ‘mini’ mini book for our nephew.  He loves to play video games, like every other pre-teen boy I know!  He also likes to keep track of his scores so I thought I’d make him a little game tracker book with pockets and pull out cards!  The Later Skater papers were perfect for this little project.  The mini book was cut at 7 inches.  Not alot of frills here.. its for a boy after all lol!

DSC_0306I ended up trimming off the notebook edges of these little pages so they’d fit into the pockets better.  I was able to save the punched holes along the edge to keep the notebook feel to the pull out pages.  I used several of the Artbooking Cricut Bundle Stamps to add these fun elements to the notebook pages.  I just LOVE this arrow!!DSC_0308 DSC_0309 DSC_0310 And here what it looks like with all the card pulled out slightly.


This mini-mini book only took me an hour to make!  Fast and easy, just the way this busy Mama likes it sometimes!


If you’re still on the fence about getting the new Artbooking Cartridge yet, let me remind you what the Cricut bundle comes with!!  The entire bundle is $99, but you get so much for your money!

~ Cricut Cartridge & booklet includes 700 images

~ 3 large D-sized stamps sets

~ 3 12″x9″ chipboard accents that coordinate with the cartridge!!

Don’t forget that many of the stamps also coordinate with the shapes on the cartridge, as well as the cutting size labeled right on the stamp!  Genuis!

You can visit my website HERE: to purchase it.   Plus, in August the deal gets even sweeter!  When you place an order of $50 or more during August, you’ll receive the August Stamp of the Month set, A Chocolate Affair (S1308A), FREE! This D-size stamp set with a retail value of $17.95 includes 16 images and sentiments that will have your friends salivating over your chocolatey layouts and cards. Make every project a treat with this must-have set. Perfect for teacher’s gifts, birthday’s, cards for girlfriends, thank you’s and more! This display shows you just some of the sweet possibilities with this stamp set.


Super cute, right?!

Thank you for hanging out with me again today!  Before you head over to check out Amy’s creation, I’d love for you to follow my blog and join my Scrap Gals group!  You can easily follow my blog using BlogLovin’ and enter your email address in the right sidebar to join my Scrap Gals group for FREE.  It’s just another fun way to gather inspiration quickly and easily, no matter where you are!  Remember, go check out Amy’s fabulous creation next:

Happy Scrappin’!

Jody, aka SpiegelMom!


8 thoughts on “ArtBooking in August Hop #4

  1. What a great mini album..your nephew will love it:)

  2. Yes, this does look like a boy’s album! Great way to journal with the pullout pages.
    🙂 Marie

  3. Super cool project. so hard to create for boys but you did it perfectly. Love the black ink stamped on the Kraft (go figure I would love that!). Great job.

  4. Perfect book for a boy and great distressing! Loved it!

  5. Brilliant idea! I’m so making one of these for my son!

  6. What a terrific idea! After spending all week cutting pages for my mini-book workshop class, this little book would be perfect!! Jody – thank you for participating in this inaugural blog hop- your artwork is aspiring!

  7. LOVE the Kraft paper with this!!! Super CUTE and TOTALLY lifting this!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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