This tutorial should be used with my SVG 10 page Mini Album files. You can have more pages if you like but you would need to alter the spine width based on the number of pages you want to use. You would also need to alter the width of the spine cover and inside spine as well.
About Chipboard . . .
Cricut Air, Air 2 and the Maker can all cut the medium weight chipboard. I’m not sure about earlier machines. One thing you need to know is that you will need the “Deep Cut Blade” for any of these machines and a custom material setting. I can only give you my setting used on the Cricut Maker so please test cut with your own machine!
My setting for cutting the Grafix chipboard on the Cricut Maker is a pressure of 350 with 6 cut passes and the deep cut blade (black housing). I suggest using a new blade and taping the material onto your mat for best results.
For this album I’ll be including 10 pages so the spine has been set to 2″ in the cutting files.
Materials used in video …
- Prima – Amelia Rose A4 Paper Pad
- Grafix Medium Weight Chipboard – 1 sheet
- Bakers Twine – coordinate with cover papers
- Cricut or AC Black Cardstock
- Scor-Tape 1/4″
- Kraft Cardstock (for hinges)
- Optional: Ranger Distressing Ink – to coordinate with patterned paper
Cutting File Guide …
Beginning the project …
Before you begin to cut the project pieces you will need to do a little prep-work on the files inside Cricut Design Space. When you bring the SVG files into the program the score lines will show up as solid cut lines and need to be changed. Watch the video below for instructions . . .
Prep the files video . . .
Cutting the Materials . . .
The cutting file diagrams above show you what materials to cut what pieces from. Get started by cutting all materials and then watch the construction video below.
Watch this post for an update with additional ideas for creating inside pages. Till then or if you are in a hurry, you can check out my other posts under “printable journals” to get ideas for page elements.
Hope you enjoy the project!