If you are going to download the free cutting files for this book, you may want to bookmark or pin this page so you can come back to see the assembly tips and pictures of the final product (there are written instructions with the download). This book is perfect for parents with small children, teenage babysitters, preschool teachers, grandparents, aunts and uncles giving gifts to young nieces and nephews...you get the idea.
All of the pages, words, and tags are designed to fit the Doodlebug Icons Cardstock Stickers--2392 Barnyard. You can buy these at Heartland Paper in Bountiful, Utah, or from your favorite scrapbook supplier. The non-PDF files already have binding holes that will fit both Bind-it-All binding wires and Cinch binding wires.
There are several variations so if you have a Silhouette, another cutter that uses SVG files, or if you own scissors, you can recreate this album! Did I cover everyone? (All versions do need a printer.)
- Cut version (Silhouette Studio)--shown in my pictures (has some print & cut elements)
- Print and cut (Silhouette Studio)--all print & cut pages and tags
- SVG (for other digital cutters that can use SVG files)
- PDF (outline or full color)--print, then cut with scissors
Here are some assembly tips:
1- Cut and glue all the pages and tags as necessary. Ink the edges, if desired.
2- Place the appropriate "What am I?" tags between the correct pages. I distributed the tags in different spots for visual interest and so the album was not bulky in just the center.
3- Temporarily thread the binding wires through to make sure everything looks good, but don't clamp it shut yet.
4- Place the appropriate animal stickers on each page so they will be hidden by the "What am I?" tag.
5- Add twine to the tags (I cut mine into 5" strips).
6- Crimp the binding wires closed.
Here are pictures of all the pages as you turn the pages and the little tags to reveal the farm animals:
Stickers: Doodlebug Icons Cardstock Stickers--2392 Barnyard
Pattern Paper (1 of each):
Echo Park (Grandpa's Tool Shed: Grandpa's Plaid; Dots & Stripes: Robin's Egg Tiny Dots, Robin's Egg Small Dots)
My Mind's Eye (On the Bright Side: Yellow Chevron; Alphabet Soup Girl: Powder Puff)
Lily Bee Design (Buttercup Blossom)
Simple Stories (Take a Hike: Yellow Chevron/Grid)
Moxxie (Farm Livin': Barnyard)
Cardstock: Bazzill Smoothies (various colors from scraps), Swiss Dots (Pepper), white letter-size cardstock for printing (3 pgs +)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Xyron 150 Create-a-Sticker (permanent)
Twine or narrow ribbon: Approx 40"
Binding wire: Cinch or Bind-it-All (8 loops, or 4")--I used 1" size in my sample
Distress ink (optional): Cat's Eye Chalk ink: Creamy Brown, Dark Brown
Cutting file or PDF template for album: Download my design HERE
Courier New, Hobo Std, SNF Sketchy, Cafe Rojo, 2Peas Billboard, Baskerville Old Face, Rockwell Extra Bold, You Are Loved, Postino Std, Showcard Gothic, Blackoak Std, Pea Natalie, LD Red Hatter's Hand, Ravie, QKZ Block Party, Cooper Black, Jivetalk, Hoedown, LD Little Fishie, Bernard MT Condensed, Berlin Sans FB Demi, Kristen ITC