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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Christmas Squash book

 Took this Picture so you could see my penguins i did on Simply Charming Cartridge on Cricut. Love my Cricut 
In the Red areas I left blank so people can add there own photos . Made this for a sister in law.
another side top
 these are a step by step to making peppermints on Cricut Simply Charming Cartridge as well as some other cuts i included in this squash book

squash book instructions
love this video cant get link to work ----








Things You'll Need

  • Cardboard or heavy paper squares (for the cover and back of your album)
  • Scrapbook paper (cardstock and patterned paper)
  • Adhesive
  • Cutting tools (scissors, paper trimmer, etc)
  • Embellishments (metal embellishments, ribbon, stamps, stickers, etc.)
  • Ink pads
  • Writing tools
    • 1
      Decide what size you want your album such as 3x3, 4x4, 6x6, etc.
    • 2
      Cut your cardboard to fit the size of the squash book. For example if you are making a 6x6 album then you would cut the cover and back of the album about ½" bigger so it fits over the middle of the squash book.
    • 3
      Cut patterned papers to cover the cardboard. You want the paper to fold over the covers so it is completely covered. You are going to want about 1" at each end to fold over the cardboard square.
    • 4
      Set your album covers aside and select 3 pieces of 12x12 cardstock. The 12x12 squares will fold into a 6x6 album.

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  1. I love making these albums. I love the little characters you used and the peppermint. tfs

  2. Squash books are so fun and each with it's own personality..
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  3. Love this and I will be going to find out how to do it! tfs...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  4. Too cute! This is a little different from some of the squash books I have seen. Yours turned out really cute and could be used as a card too. TFS!


  5. I love this idea. I have not seen this before:) I love the colors and the details are just awesome!
    Sherrie K
    jskoning at msn dot com

  6. Cute squash book. I love all the details! TFS!

  7. Your mini album turned out so cute, I love the little Santas and the colours you picked. TFS!

  8. What a cute little mini.
    nana5604 at gmail dot com

  9. Oh I've seen these but never tried making one. Seems like so much fun. thank you for the directions. Love it!

  10. A cute idea, love how yours turned out. Thanks for the instructions.


  11. Love your squash book ... This is one I will try soon... Thanks for the inspiration... Love the penguins... Happy feet... Lol. TFS
    Eva :0)

  12. This is so cute! The penguins are adorable. Can't wait to make one of my own. TFS!

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