QuicKutz has added to their fabulous line of mini-album die cuts. Their latest release is a wonderful 4-piece cookie cutter die cut set called Composition Book. The set contains a large cover/page with rounded corners, a spine, a 3-lined journal box and a slightly larger mat. I’m thrilled with my first project using this set and I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of it. I’ll show you a few pages of a mini-album I made as a gift for a friend’s granddaughter who was recently recognized in our local newspaper for designing a dance costume that she wore in an Irish dancing competition.
When all 4 dies are used together for the cover, the result is a very classic and clean presentation. There’s plenty of room to embellish and add more detail, if desired. I added the loose elastic cord around the book for gift giving and expect that it will help to keep the book from yawning open when all of the pages are completed.
This Lucky Me mini-album gift contains 16 sturdy base pages + 4 transparency pages + the sturdy insides of the front and back covers!!! That’s a lot of space for recording great memories in this mini-album! I’ve left 14 pages blank for our friend’s granddaughter to add her own pictures and journaling.
The QuicKutz Composition Book die cut set is easy to use. Its pages are large enough to include good size photos, journaling and embellishments. The clean and classic look is a nice change from mini-book bindings of staples, coils, rings and ribbons. The professional looking finish makes for a magnificent completed project.
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Edited 8/12/10 to add:
I wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful booklet and scrapbook page you made for me using the newspaper articles about my dancing. They really are a work of art; something I can use to look back on my journey through dancing years from now. I plan to either frame the scrapbook page, or to create a book of my own and place it in there. I have started to take interest in design whether it be in clothing or other projects like scrapbooks and in seeing your work I was able to learn more about different techniques used in creating something so unique. Even the slightest embellishments used really bring the piece to life and add extra beauty to it. I showed both pieces to my Clothing Technology teacher (who often stresses to us the importance of design and presentation) and she was in awe as she looked at them as I was too when my Pop-Pop first gave them to me. I am so excited to have something to commemorate my accomplishments this year and to have these as keepsakes. Again I would like to say thank you so much for sharing your talent with me!
Here's the scrapbook page she mentioned. The article was so long that I had to add a fold-out to include it all on one layout.
Victoria, the pleasure was all mine. Good luck in all you do!