Monday, August 5, 2013

Cruise Ship Mini from Pine Cone Press

Now this mini was so fun to make. This mini is for a long time friend who lives in Hawaii. It is a surprise so I hope she will not have any time to look at this on my blog.  I used BOTH my Silhouette and my SCAL computer program to cut some of the additional unique personalized elements for this recently released Cruise Ship Mini from Pine Cone Press.  The finished mini is 12" x 6" (excluding those protruding smoke stacks from the ship).  The cruise ship shape is chipboard, then covered using Pine Cone Press exclusive papers.  The anchor is also chipboard that has been colored using a brown Marvy brush pen. I added the 2013 Alaska Cruise words cut using my SCAL program: font is Lobster 2.
Inside cover is a spot for that moment when you get on the ship.  Waves on both inside pages are a SVG cut file from Miss Kate Cuttables Smooth Sailing.
Port Hole is from and is FREE an can be found here.  I made the porthole into a frame (popped up with foam squares) so that a photo could be slipped behind. The life preserver is part of the Nautical Set from the Silhouette on line store.
Open the Life Preserver to reveal additional spots for photos:
I had this anchor charm in my stash for a long time waiting for this album - it is perfect!
Stack Suitcases on each side of these two pages is a SVG cut file from Miss Kate Cuttables. Only two sides of the suitcases are secured so the mat can be removed. The "waterfall photo mats are tied with red/white twine. Anchor and Ship Steering Wheel are from the Nautical Set from the Silhouette On Line Store.
Smooth Sailing SVG cut out is from Miss Kate Cuttables:
See how the mats can be removed from the stack of suitcases and the Smooth Sailing mat can is opened for more photos, too
These next two pages have pockets for those removable tag photo mats:
For the BIG reveal: it's the anniversary cruise: wow 30 years!!!!! There is a pocket on the right side for the pull out photo mat.
Then there is a larger exploding pull up/down mat: Words were cut using SCAL/Lobster 2 font.
On this last page, there is another waterfall photo mats, tied using red/white twine.
This is a great mini to have and be able to display it out for all to see............I hope she enjoys it and fills it with all her memories from her trip.


Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful album. What a wonderful keepsake. Sure to be enjoyed.

Gina said...

Wow, this is awesome! Great job.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Fabulous details make this a to-be-cherished handmade gift! What a lucky friend. Mahalo for sharing your surprise mini.

Karli said...

Wow! All the extra touches makes this album even more special •Ü* Hope u had fun at CHA!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful album...your friend will love it!!!! TFS your creativity Patti!
Paper Hugs,