Hope you've been enjoying all of the handmade gifts and paper crafts we've been sharing with you today. This evening, we have a super cute project that I can't wait for you to see. And keep reading, because there's a giveaway at the end of the post.
Kid's Art Binder, by Katherine McElvain. How adorable is the cover to this binder? I think this is such a creative solution, to finding a place to store your child's artwork. The sketched out design on the cover, with touches of pattern paper and embellishments added in, reinforce the "crafty" idea behind this binder.
Katherine used her Cricut Expression machine, along with the Nate's ABC cartridge, to create the "draw" image with the pencil through it. She cut the image on some regular cardstock. After placing it where she wanted it on the album cover, she traced around it in pencil, and then over that with pen.
Katherine then cut the image again, with pattern papers, and pieced the pencil back together to add to the cover. She sketched out a good portion of the cover design, and then traced around it with pen, adding touches of pattern paper to the sun and the house. She also added letter stickers and chipboard alphas from Bella's Sophisticates collection, to create more words for the cover.
Then you can add your child's artwork to the binder. Either by punching holes and slipping them in, or even putting them in page protectors, depending on the size of your binder.
And now to the giveaway! This is a huge giveaway!
Ok, enough teasing. It will include everything you see here! Cricut Circle was so extremely generous, and donated everything you see here for this evenings giveaway. The Cuttlebug machine itself, the spacer pads, the quilling kits, tons of embossing folders, and a handful of the embossing plus dies.
Retail value is close to $400 total!!!
All you need to do to enter the drawing for the giveaway, is to leave us a comment. Tell us one of the ideas you've seen on our blog so far this week, that you're dying to try out. One comment per person, please. We will announce the winner on Sunday, when we will also be showing our first sneek peek at the new collections!