Saturday, October 19, 2013

Crafting My Way to Disney - Cast Member Autograph Book

When you are less than 70 days away from a Disney vacation it is time to get crafting!! I have several things on my list that I am hoping to get finished on time for this trip including some special shirts, luggage tags, and a few autograph books for sure. I decided to start with the autograph books and have one finished already.
This autograph book is different from others.  This one is not for our favorite princess or hero. This autograph book is for the outstanding cast members that work at Disney Parks.  We had such wonderful stories of the amazing people who worked with us at our hotel, coordinated lines and took our amazing Photo Pass pictures that we wanted a way to remember and honor them.
I found the logo for a Disney name tag online and using the trace feature in Silhouette Studio I was able to create this badge to print and cut on my Cameo. The photo above shows all the separate pieces that went together to make this.
The next step was covering some chipboard pieces for the covers and cutting the paper for the pages of my book.I used a mix of craft paper and white for the pages, both work well with a black marker.
In the end, I decided to use some Mod Podge on the cover to make sure my design stayed on and give it a little shine.
After some trial runs to measure my holes I used my Cinch to punch the holes and bind my autograph book.  Because my husbands work as a Disney Vacation Planner many cast members he has talked to are trying to make sure they meet up with us so they can sign our book. Talk about fun memories to come.
One Disney project done many more to come. Thanks for visiting with me today.

- Silhouette Cameo trace, print and cut feature
- Cinch binding machine 
- Mod Podge 
- The Paper Studio The Basics stack colored papers


  1. Love your autograph book. Make sure you take pictures of the Cast Members and a close up of their name tags. We have done this on each cruise, trying to collect as many different countries as possible....


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