Take Me to the Beach: Cricut Scrapbook Album

Use Cricut vinyl to make your own giant stickers for the pages of this vacation scrapbook.  The wide range of designs in Cricut Access makes it easy to customize the book and give your vacation memories the royal treatment.

beach scrapbook album

beach scrapbook album top view

 

Materials:

12×12-inch cork sheet
Chipboard or cardboard to serve as the base for your pages
Acrylic varnish
Scrapbook papers
Paper glue like rubber cement
Die cutting machine and vinyl
2-3 binder rings
Additional embellishments (optional)

Directions:

Create a base for your scrapbook pages.  I used some heavy chipboard that I had on hand and cut it to 6×12 inches.  I like the long narrow rectangle, but you could choose any shape, or even cut a more complex or irregular shape using a Cricut Maker. My finished scrapbook has 2 covers and 4 interior pages and needed a total of 6 chipboard pieces.  Cut whatever number of pieces that you need for the size scrapbook you’d like to make.

chipboard pages

 

Cut a thin sheet of self-adhesive cork into two 6×12-inch pieces and apply each piece to a piece of chipboard.  These will serve at the front and back covers of your book.  Apply one or two coats of varnish in your choice of finish to the cork board and allow to dry.  The varnish will help to protect the cork as well as provide a slicker surface for the vinyl to adhere.

varnish cork

 

Create a design for your cover in Cricut Design Space.  Cut the design from vinyl in colors of your choice.  Weed the design, removing the unwanted pieces, and apply the vinyl to the cork front cover.  Simple shapes like these waves act like large stickers and can be easily applied by hand.  Use transfer tape to apply the lettering, and burnish well to ensure good adhesion on the cork.

cut design

 

Create designs for additional stickers for the interior of your scrapbook in Cricut Design Space.  These below combine several images available from Cricut Access and welded to make a something new. Cut your stickers from vinyl in your choice of color.

sticker cut designs

 

Gather scrapbook papers of your choice and cut to the size of your pages.  Adhere to the uncovered chipboard using rubber cement or paper adhesive of choice.

gather paper

 

Apply your vinyl stickers to the pages in your book.  Like the cover, simple vinyl stickers can be applied by hand. Use a ruler and transfer tape to help apply more complex shapes with uniform alignment across all the pages of your book.

transfer tape

interior pages

 

I also cut some corners from gold metallic vinyl to make faux metal corners on my scrapbook pages.

corner designs

corner close up

 

Punch 2 or 3 holes in the end of each page and insert a binder ring to bind your scrapbook.  Now you’re ready for photos!  Pick your favorites and adhere to your interior pages.  Add additional embellishments like stickers, ribbons, buttons, etc. to personalize your book.

scrapbook cover album interior page album interior page

Thanks for stopping by! Lee Ann

 

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