Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hiding Spots Magnetic Shape Album... Featuring the Paisley Cricut Cartridge & DCWV Farmers Market Stack


Here's my latest twist on a shape album. I call it "Hiding Spots" because there are hidden spots in the album under special magnetic flaps. Not only does this give you extra space for journaling or small pictures, it also adds dimension.

Cricut cartridges needed are G&BS, Paisley, Sweethearts & Doodlecharms. Optional for photo mats is Storybook. Most of the patterned paper is from the DCWV Farmers Market stack. Embellishments include...DCWV layered flowers, pearls & gems, Liquid Applique, Glossy Accents & Stickles. Magnets for hiding spots are from Basic Grey. You could also try small Velcro dots or Aleen's tack it over and over in place of the magnets.

Here is my first hiding spot...yep this cute little frog from the Paisley cartridge has something to hide. : )




The backside of the frog has a pocket and journaling tag. Ooops, I just realized I missed posting this picture. You can actually see part of the pocket & journal tag in the pic below, but the dragon fly page next to it was turned to the next page...the mushroom.


The mushroom is another hiding spot.




Love this Top Note cut from Storybook. Makes a great photo mat.



Cute little snail makes the perfect hiding spot.




My signature sun that I can't seem to get away from
is from Doodlecharms. : )


Lots of dimension to this album.

84 comments:

  1. this is just too precious Lisa. You are the QUEEN of shape books.

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  2. So wonderfully amazing! Love all your work!

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  3. As always you did an outstanding job ..i wish i had your talent ! Mrsmimip

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  4. My jaw dropped when I opened up to the picture, it's amazing, sooooo cute. Where did you find the magnets for the hidden windows?

    PennyG cricut mb

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  5. What an adorable album! Love the little hiding spots with magnets, great idea! Love all the papers and the dimension! Just a sweet album!

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  6. absoulutely adorable your talent amazes me.

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  7. You continue to amaze me with your talent!! This is the cutes shape book ever!! I just LOVE it!! What a super great idea creating those little areas to journal in!! TFS!!

    Marianne

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  8. Adorable!!! I love your 'hiding spots' idea too! What a great book! :)

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  9. I think this is one of the cutest things I have ever seen. But then I think that about all your shape books.

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  10. AAAAAA!!! This is sooooooooo sooooooooo soooooooo stinkin cute....can you tell how much I love it!!! It is so cute and then the little hidden spots just take it over the top!!!

    FABULOUS!!!!!!!!

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  11. OH MY GOOOOOOOOOODNESSSSSSSSS, that is just yum yum yummerdeyum!!! When I find the time, that is gonna be so scraplifted!!!

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  12. I love it Lisa !!! Wow, this is soooooooooooo cute !!!!

    Hugs Monique

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  13. Love your albums. This is certainly a unique twist with the hidden areas.
    Be sure to keep using your signature sun...he's so cute!

    PJ (Jessie Adams)

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  14. That is so cute! You come up with the best ideas for these books! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

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  15. Wow...fantastic job...I have been wanting to make a book you inspire me...you always have such great ideas...I love the hidden spots...might have to try this...TFS

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  16. This is the best shape book I have seen. You do awesome work.
    Thanks, Lisa

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  17. This is fantastic! So great, every thing about it is amazing! Wonderful job! WOW!!!!

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  18. Spectacular. Lisa you are so talented. Just love it!

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  19. Are you going to be offering this file and tutorial on your blog?

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  20. Cute, where did u get your chipboard? Im assuming thats what you used. Now that I got some black ink I can print pictures and make my val day album just like this. :)

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  21. I am so glad you all like it. It was really fun to make. Thank you again for the awesome comments. : )

    Penny...the magnets are Basic Grey and I bought them from Joanns.com.

    scraphappysteph...I need to do some clean up to the file and then I will be making it available for a minimal fee. I hope to have it posted by tomorrow.

    Again, Thank You All!

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  23. Lisa, I have to say this is one of my fav fav so far. Love the color combo and the images. TFS!

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  24. How awesome. You should really consider starting your own business by creating these books with paper optional and selling them to stores. You are a master!

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  25. OMG!!!!! That is one of the cutest things I have ever seen!!!! I love, love, love the Paisley cart, and this is just so stinkin cute!!!!! Do you use Peachy Keen stamps for those sweet little faces? Which ones do you use, because I have wanted to get some, but I don't know what to start with. You are the reason that I started making word books. If you EVER do a live class, I would so love to come. Ofcourse I don't live in your area, but who cares? Road Trip!!!! Thank you!!! Sandy C. sczcec@yahoo.com

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  26. TFS! it's really nice! I have to do the Christmas album but, for the life of me I can't get the santa to weld. Ah another day to tackle that one! :)

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  27. SweetSassy...Let me know if I can help.

    For those interested...you can find the cut file posted on the left side of my blog.

    Thank you!

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  28. Wow, wow, wow! I love the Paisly cart but what you did is way beyond anything I could have imagined. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

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  29. Oh Wow fantastic, I will absolutley be trying to make this book.
    Thanks, I check your blog everyday, and when you have a new post then I have a new project I love to try all these CUTE projects, you are so talented.
    Thanks
    Beth

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  30. Lisa! This is such an amazing book!!! The colors are so eye catching and the little shapes are all so CUTE!!! I'll have to check into Paisley now...TFS!!! You did a fantastic job...as always girl!!
    Huggs...Kathy

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  31. This is so cute. I love the Paisley cartridge and have used it a lot since I got it for Christmas. Thanks for sharing your idea.

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  32. This is fantastic. Once again you have produced a winner. Thanks

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  33. This is such a cute shape album. Cutest one I've seen.

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  34. Wow I think you have out done yourself this time. I love your work. I have tons of boxes safed to try a book but just haven't taken that step yet - you really make me want to start. Hopefully I can do as good a job as you do.

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  35. This is awesome! Very creative with the magnets. How did you get the faces on the images? Is it a Peachy Keen stamp? Do you color the red cheeks with a pen?

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  36. You are a fantastic artist! I love your work! One question though, what kind of chipboard do you use for your mini albums and where do you find it?
    Thanks!
    Melanie
    missmel9@hotmail.com

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  37. Janis...on this album the only PK stamps are the eyes on the snail. Everything else is hand drawn. The bee's eyes are actually part of the cut on the Cricut.

    For the cheeks...I use chalk ink and a blender pen. The ink is the little Cat Eye inks and the color is rouge.

    For those asking about chipboard...it is light to medium weight and I get it from my LSS. I am checking with my LSS to see if they may eventually offer chipboard online. I will let you know if this happens.

    Thank you all so much!

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  38. Love the shape album! I love all the little extras. Thanks for the inspiration! I look forward to seeing what else you create.

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  39. I'm speechless - You do the MOST incredible work! When I don't think you can top the last project, you go and create something so awe-inspiring!!!! Please keep sharing so I can keep drooling, LOL.

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  40. First time in your blog and I think your work is beautiful. I totally love the shape album. I hope that someday I could do something similar...

    Cristy

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  41. Wow, what a great idea with the magnets and journalling. This is absolutely adorable. Now I have to try a shape book!!! TFS, Mary M

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  42. Oh my gosh! This little book is sooo cool. I'll have to come back when I have more time to spend here. All your stuff is really cute - TFS.
    Sherry_B

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  43. Love all of your books, they are soooo darn cute.. You are very creative and talented.
    Edie D.

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  44. Your album is SO cute!!! I love all the colors and detail. It makes me want to get the Paisley cartridge. On the snail, sun, butterfly, did you buy those eyes or draw them?
    Nice work!

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  45. Positively magnificent -- WOW! I'm soooo happy to have found you tonight on the Blog hop! The detail and colors and precious critters, sun, et al! Fantastic!

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  46. Lisa, I love this froggie book.
    Everytime I come on here I think how much my Sweetheart would have loved this.
    He had put two little ponds in just so we could watch the frogs.
    His pond in the back starting getting frogs not to long after he passed away.
    He just would have loved this album. Thanks, it brings happy thoughts.

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  47. This book is just adorable!!! All the detail is incredible. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  48. You are the inspiration for me to try shape books. I'm still having trouble with finding the right weight chipboard. Still trying though. Beautiful!

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  49. I love your site! Just discovered it today. I'd love to put your cute little button on my blog, but the "code" you have under it isn't HTML code, it's the address for the picture, so the button doesn't show up on my page, just that address. Any chance of getting the HTML code for it? Thanks!
    cricutcard-iologist.blogspot.com

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  50. Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments. Glad you like it and that it brings happy thoughts!

    Laura...very soon I am going to be updating my blog and hope to have a blinkie with an html code. I will be sure to send it to you. : )

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  51. AMAZING!!! I love your books and always look forward to seeing what new idea you have come up with. This book is gorgeous as always. I hope you share your file for people who aren't quite as talented like me. LOL. Love it.

    Tammy

    tl_pepper@yahoo.com

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  52. WOW this is FANTASTIC...
    love your album :D

    Hugs Anja

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  53. What an adorable idea!! Love the flip magnet pages. Congrats with Cricut Chirp! You so deserve it!

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  54. This is absolutely adorable!! Love it. What are the pages made from? Are they just cardstock or did you use chipboard with cardstock and adhesive? Did you say in the video that the shapes are welded and part of the page, or are they completely separate? Thanks so much and beautiful work!!

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  55. Lisa-- I think that is the cutest thing EVER!!! Awsome job!

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  56. WOW! Every time I see an album you have made I say WOW and shake my head. I want to come over and make one with you LOL Maybe sitting in your room I could do it LOL
    N.

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  57. Your shape books are amazing!

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  58. wow...I think this book is just darling...I'm going to check the rest of your blog out to see the others you have done...thanks for sharing - so so cute!!

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  59. Your work is AMAZING ! Congrats on the cricut chirp. You deserve it. When you first posted this, I was inspired and ordered the Paisley cartridge. I have the other carts needed on my list for birthday ideas. Will have to wait a few weeks. Have paid for the file and can't wait to do what I can work on for the moment. Thanks again.

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  60. wow you inspire me again to go and make another album the ideas you come up with are brill love making books and you explain them in such detail happy crafting.thanks

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  61. this album is awesome! I love all the others you've made, but this is my FAVORITE!!!! How did you do the eyes on all the items? They are just so darn cute!!!!!!

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  62. This "hiding spot" book of yours is absolutely phenomenal, but I've loved everything you've created. :-) You are truly a guru of "shape books"! ;-)

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  63. Thank you so much for all the Awesome comments. It's the support from all of you that makes this so worthwhile and so much fun! Thank you!!!

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  64. Did you use the Gypsy to incorporate the cuts into the pages of the book?

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  65. Omigosh, I just linked in to your fabulous blog and this album is over the top adorable and so unique. You're truly an artist!

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  66. Anonymous...I used Design Studio to design the pages of the book. However, it can be done on the Gypsy as well.

    For all of those asking...I cut each page 3 times. 1 chipboard layer and 2 cardstock layers (front & back).

    I will be posting another album basics video as soon as I get over this horrible cold. I plan to show in more detail the things I use for my albums....chipboard, adhesive, etc. So be sure to check back.

    Thanks again to all!

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  67. Hi there
    I'm a huge fan and I have to ask which papers you used? Are they from a collection and the reason I ask is THIS is where I draw a HUGE blank I have tons of paper but when it comes to putting it together its a no go. I would appreciate any direction......I hope you get well soon.
    Beth

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  68. Okay newbie here! What do you open cut files with.. Because these are so darn cute I purchased a file in order to attempt one of these amazing books.

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  69. Beth...I used the Urban Prairie collection by Basic Grey. All the papers coordinate so you can't get it wrong. ; )

    Anonymous...In order to open the cut file you must have the Cricut Design Studio Program or the Gypsy. Let me know if I can be of further help.

    Thanks again Everyone!

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  70. I just love this book - you've done such a wonderful job - I hope to try to make something like this soon for my DGS first year. I love all your creations.

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  71. Love this album so much I just had to purchase the cut file. But I have to say I was disapointed that there aren't instructions or photos with the paid download.

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  72. I followed a link from a post on the Cricut message board. This has got to be one of the most delightful albums I have EVER seen. I am astonished !
    Carol

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  73. Will you do any word albums with names or letters. I have seen mostly shapes. I would love to see how you do a name in design studio.

    thanks

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  74. I really do love this and would love to get the cut file but I do not know what cartridge is the G&BS? I might have it but I don't know :) Can you please tell me what one it is?

    Thank you for sharing you do a wonderful job.
    iced_2@hotmail.com
    Candie

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  75. What is the B&GS please?

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  76. I love this book... I also would like to know how to do the name books.... that would help a bunch...

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  77. Your books are just too cute. What method do you use for binding?

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  78. I just found your blog and I think you are so creative and have a fabulous eye for detail. I will definitely buy a couple of your patterns - I have 6 great=nieces who would love to have something like this! Thanks!

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  79. Took my breath away!! I love, love, love it! You are so inspiring...getting to work on my first shape book...thanx for the tutorials!

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  80. Wow!!! this is beyond cute!!! You are so creative. I just joined your blog. Come join mine. myscrappycupcake.blogspot.com

    kathy

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  81. How did you get the frog to flip up like that on the album? Please tell...If you don't mind sharing!! If not I can understand.

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  82. this is amazing!!!

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  83. ooh I just love this book great job

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