Friday, September 2, 2011

Hawaiian Vacation Bitty Book

So the project I will showcase after my loooong vacation? A bitty book - you know I love making them................

Going on a Hawaiian vacation? No - I didn't go but my Niece did so I gave her her very own special vacation bitty album keepsake. I love how it turned out. She liked it, too. Note these Bitty Books, I have been making and posting have been retired from SU for a couple years now. I have a few to make so I have been slowly using them up........................I absolutely love them (as you can tell) and they make great gifts!

Ahhhhh...........Paradise popped with dimensionals on top of the hot summer sun (sponged with SU More Mustard)

The larger chair is for the album front. It is sponged with SU Chocolate Chip and popped with dimensionals in the bottom right front.

A closer view of the palm tree (hey, the photo is out of focus....ooops):

The year "2011" (made with the Calendar Cricut Cartridge)is adhered on top of a oval clear acetate. The waves are behind the acetate. Vacation is popped with dimensionals.

And, a close-up of the charms strung with 1/4" wide white grosgrain ribbon made with white card stock in between so the front and back are the same.

Here is the album and the case:

Using SU Decorative Label Punch, trim off top and bottom after stamping using SU Pink passion ink.

Album inside with photo protectors removed: I love the smaller chair on the front inside and the row of flip flops across the front and back. The sand castle on the back inside cover is sponged with SU Chocolate Chip ink

Want a closer view of the inside front cover

And, the inside back cover:

Here's how the embellishment was positioned on the Cricut to cut:

After "cutting" using the Cricut: (Note the oval is cut in Acetate so it does not show).

More embellishments made from the Life's a Beach Cricut Cart: X+Charms, Chair, palm Tree, Flip Flop boarder, and Sand Castle. Hmmm.....I only used 1 large chair and 1 smaller chair.


  • Stamps: SU In a Word (retired)

  • CS: SU Island Paradise (retired), Coredinations Solid Evergreen, Sassy (pink), Persimmon, Gulf Stream (Turq), White, SU Summer Sun

  • Ink: SU Pink Passion, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Summer Sun

  • Accessories: Provocraft Life's a Beach Cricut Cart, Provocraft Calendar Cricut Cart (for 2011), Oval is 1-1/8" high using SCAL (sure cuts a lot) to create, Waves-vacation- Paradise words from My Hula Bears cut file, SU Daubers, 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, 1" Circle EK Success Punch, SU Bitty Book (retired)

Thank you for stopping by...........................


Unknown said...

A big welcome back, Patti. Missed you. Love your mini book

scrappychica said...

Very sweet book. I love the cool tropical feel of the elements. Very nice job, makes me want to plan a vacation.

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- - Sheryl - - said...

beautiful colors

Kathy Yip said...

Beautiful!!! Welcome back.

oleladydevine said...

Love it, love it, love it. My oldest DD just got back from a Hawaiian vacation in June. Since I have Life's A Beach cartridge I think I am going to have to copy this little album.

eunice said...

WooHoo! Way to go,Patti! What a great way to come back with a BANG! Your Hawaii vacation album is just much work (and planning) to put this project together. Love all the intricate details that makes this such a special gift from the heart.