It’s A Charming Good Time At The Book Fair~

So, step right in.

Once again the ladies over on the Cricut Circle Message Board have challenged and inspired me to get out of my comfort zone.

This time with a house, mini album and chunky charm swap.

Yes, I said a house swap!

And yes, I was extremely intimidated by it with its windows and peaked roof.

But, with a bit of trial and error this is what I made for my partner, Colleen~


If you know anything about Colleen, it’s that she is head over heels in love with her new niece Kaylee.

So I thought a children’s inspired house and mini would be perfect for her.

I think she might have a picture or two of little Miss Kaylee lying around. He he.

Also perfect for my project was October Afternoon’s new Public Library Collection.

My house~


There was no way I was attempting to hand cut the paper for the windows already in the paper mache house, so I used Papertrey Ink window stamps and the Brother Scan & Cut to cut them for me. Easy peasy.

Then I simply had fun layering all the stickers, chipboard pieces, buttons and brads in the collection.




My Mini Album~









Once again I simply layered the various pieces from the collection with other embellishments hoping to leave enough room for her pictures.

My chunky charm~


Anytime you find a dancing bear on a ball you just have to add it to a children’s book themed project. Right?

Or at least that’s what I told myself. He he.

For the best tutorial on how to make a chunky charm, please visit this YouTube video.

She even shows you exactly what supplies you need.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my little book fair.

I think I’ll go enjoy a good book. He he.

I used~

October Afternoon Public Library Collection, Paper Mache House from Hobby Lobby, Papertrey Ink Home Made Stamp Set, 7gypies Book Cover, Assorted Tim Holtz Embellishments, Spare Parts Flowers, Enamel Dots
Blue Moon Beads, Blank Slate Charms, Spare Parts Charms

10 thoughts on “It’s A Charming Good Time At The Book Fair~

  1. Still loving it! and that cat and mouse with the books just crack me up You did such a wonderful job
    and yes dancing bear+ball+childrens project=always 🙂

  2. Sara,this is amazing!!! I bought a new book yesterday and guess what I’ll be doing today?? I hope Grandpa likes to dust and vacuum! Now if I could just fit in that little house so I could read in peace.
    Love, Mimi

    Sent from my iPad


  3. I adore the house Sara! It is even more gorgeous in person! Thank you so much for being so thoughtful when designing everything. The mini book and charms are incredibly beautiful! I love everything!

  4. Pingback: It’s A Spooky, Ooky, Haunted House!! | Sara W Andrews

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