DIY Word Book
For this Cricut project, we’re making a really cute word book. It will work with any word you want to use!
This is a simple Cricut beginner paper craft that makes a great gift – perfect for stocking stuffers, Easter baskets, party favors, and school gifts. Or just keep some on hand for when kids are looking for something to do.
DIY Word Book
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- Fastener for the pages of your book – string, ribbon, or brads (that’s what we used)
- Printer (if using a Print then Cut method as we did. You could use adhesive vinyl instead)
- Copy paper for the inside of the book
- 65 lb. weight cardstock for the cover of the book
- We used the font Vincent and typed in the word we wanted for our book.
- Ungroup to letters. Arrange words as desired. We placed ours on two lines.
- Use Align to get your letters lined up and arranged as you want.
- Select all of the letters and Attach them. Change the color of your word as desired.
- Select the whole word and choose Offset. We set our Offset to 0.3 and we kept it rounded. Click Apply. This will create an outline for your word.
- Change the color of the offset as desired.
- In our words, there was a little hole in the O. We can fix that by selecting the design and choosing Contour. Click on that hole in the center of the O to contour it away.
- Grab a square from the Shapes menu and unlock it. Make it into a rectangle that is sized to fit the left-hand edge of the offset to form the edge/binding of the book.
- Choose both the rectangle and the offset and select Weld.
- Send the welded offset/rectangle section to the back so that the text is on top of it.
- Size your book as desired. If you make it about 4 inches wide, you can fit 4 of them on an 8.5 by 11 sheet of paper.
- Grab a circle from the Shapes menu. Size it to fit on the binding. This will be one of the holes for the brads or other fasteners. Duplicate that circle to form the second hole. Place and center them as desired.
- Select one of the circles and the book and Slice. Repeat with the other circle. Once sliced, delete the circles that remain from the slicing process.
- Duplicate just the Offset portion of the design so you can use it to create pages for the book. You can duplicate it as many times as you’d like to create the pages you need.
- Select one offset layer and the text layer and choose Flatten to turn that into the Print then Cut front cover of the book.
- If you don’t want to make it a Print then Cut, you could just cut out the word with paper or vinyl instead.
- Click Make It. Print and cut the cover and cut out the pages and back cover.
- Once cut, you can stack your pages and covers together and bind them using the brads or other fasteners.
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