Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Las Vegas Mini Album in a Jar!

Hello and Welcome to Would You Ever Guess Wednesday! 
 Today, those of us on the Design Team at My Cricut Craftroom  are assigned to make a project using keys in the Cricut handbooks that are NOT the featured keys.  It is a great way for all of us to discover what amazing cuts the Cricut Cartridges have to offer. For today's particular assignment, Erica, the owner of My Cricut Craftroom, also added another requirement which was to use a Rosette in today's project.
I was lucky enough to travel to Las Vegas a few months ago and I thought it would be fun to make a little mini album with some of the photos of the sites I saw in Vegas.  I  decided to make something that could be used as Home Decor as well as an album, so I created an Album in A Jar!
I started out with an empty jar and several sets of dice along with a Las Vegas photo holder.

To get in my required rosette, I did that first of all.  I knew I wanted that to decorate the top of my jar.
I cut two strips of the black and white striped paper at 1.5 inches by 12 inches. Using a border punch by Stampin' Up, I created the decorative border cuts.  I then scored them every 1/4th of an inch and folded them on the score lines.   I joined the ends of the two strips together and created the rosette.  I did not attempt to take photos of this process, especially since I am usually having enough fun getting it together by myself as it is!  I glued the rosette onto a circle to hold it together and then used hot glue to attach the dice on the top of it.
Here is a close up of the folded rosette with a good view of how the border punch looks.

Top view of the rosette with the dice attached.

Side view of the dice and rosette 
Now that the top of my jar is complete, I will tell you about the inside of my jar!
To make the little mini album to go inside my jar - I cut the patterned paper at 4 inches by 3 inches and I attached them together by making a fold over binding at the top.

For the cover, I used the Destination Cartridge on page 33 and cut the word art "The Strip" at 3 1/4 inches wide along with the background base for it.  I outlined the words with red stickles since this IS a  Las Vegas album and we all know there is plenty of sparkle in Vegas!

From the Indie Art Cartridge I found these cute Dice and cut them out at 2 1/2 inches high. I covered the Dots on the dice with 3D Crystal Lacquer to give them the shiny look that dice has!

I am SO HAPPY how these turned out! I just love them!
To fill my jar, I took a lot of dice in various colors and made a layer on the bottom of my jar.  I stacked some areas 2 dice high and placed a photo holder (that was a souvieneir) on top of the dice.  I inserted the little mini album I created into the photo holder.

I cut and glued a strip of black striped paper that the rosette was made of around the jar,

 then glued a red ribbon on top of that.  To attach my decorative tags, I used bakers twine to tie the dice and the Nevada tag (the Nevada was cut from Destinations on page 33) to the jar.

I am very pleased with how it turned out and hope to do this for other little mini albums that I want to be a decoration as well as an album!
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Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Please head over to My Cricut Craftroom and see what interesting projects my fellow team members created.
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Kathy said...

This is awesome, I love it!!! Great tutorial also. love love love all the dice!! Excellent job sweetie!!

Kathy Salido said...

OMG Teresa!!! What a ingenious idea!! just love your little mini album in a jar. It turned out adorable!! I will be in Vegas next week, YIPPIE!!!
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

Big Mama Kaboose said...

Wow super cute idea and it looks great! I'm gonna hafta scraplift this idea!

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

How creative. You did a GREAT job!!

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

This is really cool! Love your tutrorial and your embellishments are GREAT! TFS I have to try this! Love your idea!

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

U out did your self girl. This is so cute! Love it. TFS
MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

U out did your self girl. This is so very cute TFS

Mccr dt, lisa ch

Mommy25 said...

Beautiful! really good idea.


Maria said...

Awesome project!!! TFS! :)

Claire Spielman said...

It's a WINNER!!! TFS
Creative Wishes
Claire S

Heather Lynn said...

Oh my goodness, Teresa! This is soooo totally cute! You did an amazing job with all of the fun details and die cuts! WOWZA!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!


Tanya/Nonna said...

This is just too much fun! I just love this idea- you have so many cute details in this project and it turned out fabulously!

Jessica S said...

Teresa, you should be quite pleased with this project. You did an amazing job and it is such a cute and clever idea to make an album in a jar! Love It! I wanna go to Vegas next time (LOL)!
Jessica S

scrapbookingforfun said...

Teresa this is so unique and stinkin cute!! What a great idea:)) Love it
MCCR DT Sister Shelley

SusieScrapper said...

OMG! Love the LV in the jar, such a creative idea!! You're so talented!!


Cyndi S said...

Teresa, love your blog. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving kind words. I will pass your message on to my friend, he is only 18 and I am sure it will mean a lot to him.

Mary said...

I just love this Teresa! What a fabulous way to preserve your memories. You have such wonderful ideas. Hugs~ Mary

Deanne Gutierrez said...

Very creative and such a great way to preserve memories!

L.B. said...

What an amazing idea for a gift so so fun.

jordanbev5 said...

Loved it! Especially the Las Vegas photo holder!

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