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Saturday, June 4, 2011

#85 Dinosaur Tracks - Dinosaur Hunt Mini Album

Hi everyone! Today I have for you a dinosaur mini album I have been working on for my son. There is a new dinosaur park near where I live called Jurassic Forest and I can't wait to check it out with my family! I made this mini for all the pictures I take there of my son! Yep that's right, I make projects ahead of time for photos, yet am sooooo far behind on scrapbooking photos I have already taken LOL.

I created this for one of the Cricut Circle Magazine challenges this month. The challenge is to create a project using the Cricut machine and products by one of their sponsors, Imaginisce. This was quite easy for me since I LOVE this company and had a few of their lines in my stash to choose from. The paper collection I chose to use is called Dino-Roar. For my book, I used mainly the Dinosaur Tracks cartridge. The book shape is made from one of the fossil shapes cut at 4.5". All of the bases for the pages were cut from cereal boxes that I have been saving - they sure come in handy on projects to use in the place of chipboard! I find them super easy to cut with the Cricut too! (Blade Depth 6, Pressure 5, Multi-cut 2 with regular blade)
The footprints are from a fossil cut as well, cut at 4.5".
The T-Rex was cut at 3", first from cereal box, then cardstock layers to give it some extra sturdiness. He is attached to the cover with foam squares.
On the front cover, the Imaginisce products used are:
Dino-Roar patterned paper
Dino-Roar Adhesive Strip Borders
Dinosaur Ribbons
Dino-Roar Denim Stickers
Dino-Roar Rub-ons

For my next pages, I made pockets from patterned paper. The tags are circles cut from George and Basic Shapes at 3" (inner circle is 2.5"). I added a cardstock tab and some green Fab Brads by Imaginisce. On the back I added some dinosaur fossils from the Dinosaur Tracks cartridge, all sized differently to fit in the 3" circle.

On these pages I added a photo mat and some of the Denim Stickers.

On these pages I added a photo mat to the left page. The dinosaur, from Dinosaur Tracks, is cut at 2" and adhered to the page with foam squares.

The tag is cut from Fabulous Finds at 2". To the tag I added some of the dinosaur ribbon and a rub-on saying (both from the Dino-Roar collection).

The journalling stamp is also by Imaginisce.

The tags on these pages were cut from Picturesque at 3". I added dinosaur ribbon, decorative staples, buttons, Dino-Roar rub-ons, and Dino-Roar denim stickers. The green pattern on the front of the tag is actually cut from the packaging of the Denim stickers. The strip to hold the tag in is one of the Dino-Roar adhesive strip borders with the backing left on.

The dinosaur on these pages, also from Dinosaur Tracks, is cut at 2.5" and adhered to the page with foam squares.

I used the journalling stamp again as well as the "Stomp Stomp" Dino-Roar rub-on.

The photo mat on the opposite page is cut from Once Upon a Princess at 3.25". On these pages I also used adhesive strip borders, some buttons from my stash and paper yarn from my stash.

On the back, I made a border from on the the patterned papers, as well as an accordian folded strip for photos. The dinosaur, from Dinosaur Tracks, is cut at 2.5" and adhered with foam squares. I also added some of the Dino-Roar rub-ons to each side. Before attaching the photo folder, I put some of the dinosaur ribbon around it and tied it shut.

Well, I think that's it! Hope you like it! If you have any questions about my album, feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help you out! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. you did a wonderful job. Love it.

  2. This is such a wonderful mini album! Love the way you used the fossil shapes and so many cartridges on it!

  3. Very Cool! I have never made anything with dinosaurs, but my nephews would love this! Hmmm... Guess I better get that cartridge.

  4. Great project, did you make it for your trip to the dinosaur forest? Love all the ribbons.

  5. This is a great keepsake for Drew! I'm sure he will love it. Especially all the add-ons. But tell him they need to stay on the album!! LOL