Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Caitlyn's Cruise Book

I finally finished the first of the 2 cruise/autograph books that I planned to make for our cruise. This one is for my great niece, Caitlyn. The book is intended to be an autograph book, but I thought that she would be able to put pictures in there, as well. I know that Caitlyn doesn't really care right now, but hopefully, her mom will enjoy making this up for her so that she can have the memories for later in her life. The other book will be for Jaydin. She is SOOOO excited about it and can't wait for me to start making it. I will probably work on that tomorrow and the rest of the week. Getting these done gets me even more excited about the cruise (in only 60 days!!!!!!!!!!!!).

Here's the cover of her book.
I used the Cricut and Design Studio to cut out the book base. It's cut from light chipboard and was cut using the 'multi-cut' feature on the Design Studio. I scored it using my Fiskars cutter with the scoring blade. The base was then covered in Mickey paper from a kit that I bought at Michael's. "Caitlyn's Cruise Book was cut from SU Yo Yo Yellow paper using the Mickey Font and welded together in the DS. Binder rings were used to hold the book together, and I covered those with black, red, yellow, and white ribbons.

The ship was cut using SU paper, the Cricut, and the Design Studio. The Disney Magic (the ship we will be on) has only 2 stacks . Inside the Design Studio, I was able to place a square over one of the 3 stacks on the ship from Going Places. When I did that, it cut that one stack off. Perfect! :) Paper for the ship was SU basic black, yo yo yellow, and real red. The waves were made from brilliant blue.

Stickers from several Mickey kits, were used to embellish the inside. A Disney stamp set (from Michael's) was used for some other features on the inside.

The inside pages were cut from a pack of white cardstock that I bought at Michael's on sale this past weekend. I just used a paper cutter to cut those to size.

This Minnie was made with a Cuttlebug die/folder kit. I love these little things! So cute and so easy.

Here's Mickey, too. He's on the inside of the back cover.

I'm hoping that Caitlyn's mommy will take a picture of her with Mickey and put it here and let Mickey sign the other page. :)

Let me know what you think!!

Ok. Now, I'm off to make Jaydin's and a special bag for Caitlyn's. :) Hope you guys have an awesome night - and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!


  1. Super job Shell. Thanks for all your help with the cricut.

  2. danssister2:02 PM

    How cute! Those pages are precious! She's going to love it!

  3. Anonymous3:44 PM

    looks so cool... nice work... love it, but then you know I do...lol
    Soni B

  4. How stinkin' adorable! What a priceless memory holder! I'm sure it will be cherished as Caitlyn grows! You sure shine with this Disney creativity, don't ya?!

  5. another terrific project!!


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