Tuesday, January 29, 2013

ABC Coloring Book

This was a pretty big project!  It took a while to create, but it wasn't really all that hard.  It was just time consuming.  What is this project you ask?  It is a coloring book of the alphabet!
I used my Cricut and a whole LOT of cartridges to create this book.  I will take you through what I did and then let you know all the cartridges I used on this project.
I used Cricut Craft Room to create all of this.  First I created a template of the page size so that I would be able to lay out my letters and images in a way that fit on the page.  My book is 5 1/2"x8 1/2."  I sized a rectangle in Cricut Craft Room and then made sure I never actually cut it out or drew it when creating the book.  I simply used it to position all my elements.
I used the sneak peek of Extreme Fonts for my letters.  They are all sized at 4 1/2."  I used a variety of cartridges for my images.  I selected an image that started with each letter of the alphabet and added any layers that were necessary.  I then used the template I created to position the letters and the images on the page. 
I placed my cardstock on the cutting mat, using the position of my template as my guide.  I then replaced the cutting blade with a black Cricut marker.  I then drew out all my letters and images. 
I created a front and back cover using some cardstock from the Kidlet Stack by DCWV.  I adhered two pieces together for both covers.  I cut a title using my Cricut.  I named my book "My ABC Coloring Book."  Once all the pages and covers were done I used my Cinch to bind the book together.  See, it really isn't all that hard.  It just takes quite a bit of time to select, position, and draw your images. 

Now, here are all the pages and the cartridges I used for the images.  As a reminder, all the letters are from Extreme Fonts, these are the Big League feature.
 Alligator - Animal Kingdom (head feature)

Balloons - Celebrations

Cupcake - Doodlecharms
Dog - Doodlecharms
Elephant - Animal Kingdom (head feature)

Fire - Create a Critter
Guitar - Indie Art
House - Handy Man
Ice Cream - Birthday Bash

Jacks - Sugar and Spice

Key - Going Places

Ladybug - Doodlecharms
Moose - Animal Kingdom
Necklace - Forever Young

Ostrich - Everyday Paper Dolls

Parrot - Ole
Quail - Noah's ABC Animals
Rainbow - Noah's ABC Animals

Snail - Live Simply

Television - Nifty Fifties

Umbrella - Everyday Pop-Up Cards
Vulture - ZooBalloo
Whale - B is for Boy
Xylophone - B is for Boy

Yo-Yo - B is for Boy

Zebra - Everyday Paper Dolls


  1. This is truly amazing! What a great way to show off the font! Thanks for the directions.

  2. What a wonderful idea!


  3. Exceptional!!!

    Love all of your image choices and the scale of each with the letter.

    Thank you for sharing the details and for sharing such great photos of your design.

  4. Love it! You did a great job!!!

  5. Oh my, oh my, oh my! I LOOOOVE it! You did such a great job! I've made these little books before and I love this version of one!

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  7. Fabulous -- and I can see why it was time consuming. You did an excellent job!!

  8. Wow, this is such a cute idea! You did an amazing job.