Published in Cricut Magazine, January 2012!!!!!
Here it is! I'd had the idea for this floating around in my head since I first got Design Studio, shortly after I got my first Cricut. At the time the only camping related cartridge available was Camp Out which I found to be severely lacking. I had played with it a little in design studio and finally gave up. When Camping Critters was released the idea popped back into my head. Of course now I design everything using my Gypsy. It turned out better than I could have ever imagined...
I started on the Gypsy with a block from George and Basic Shapes and sized a square to 1 1/2" wide and 5 1/2" high and welded the shadow for the porcupine to it to form the first page.
His little marshmallow is covered in white puff paint and heated then lightly brushed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give it a "toasty" look
Back of first page and front of second page
Compass is cut at 3/4"
For the second page I sized the same square to 4" and welded the shadow for the campfire from Create a Critter to it.
Glossy accents added to the chocolate layer
Back of second page and front of third page
Back of third page and front of Fourth. Fourth page the block is sized to 7" and the shadow for the bear peeking around the tree is welded to it.
Front of fourth page. I love this bear!
Back of fourth page and front of last page.
I thought the "eyes" on Bigfoot were kind of creepy so I cut him some sunglasses from Create a Critter.
They're cut about as small as you can go, something like 1/2"
Behind the trees is another hidden element - A pocket for more pics or other mementos.
Last page of album. Fifth page the block is sized to 8" and the shadow for the lake background is welded. I embossed the lake with one of the folders from the Plum Blossoms embossing set. I turned it so the koi would not show, just the swirls in the water. These were then accented with glossy accents.
Back of the album.
The album fully assembled using Mr. Campy ribbon on the binder rings.
Cricut: George & Basic Shapes, Campin' Critters, Create a Critter
Paper: Cosmo Cricket "Mr. Campy", misc colored cardstock from Archivers
Embellishments: Cosmo Cricket "Mr. Campy" cardstock stickers and rub-ons, Stickles, white puff paint
Ink: CTMH and Tim Holtz Distress
Adhesive: Xyron Sticker Maker, Xyron 510, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Misc: CTMH stamps, Cuttlebug embossing folders, EK Success punch, Bo Bunny chipboard pieces