Moveable Pocket Mini Album
First Cut

Moveable Pocket Mini Album

This project is all about movement! Your challenge is to use the Silhouette to create a project that has an interactive element. That means pop up cards, pull out tabs, shaker boxes, hidden journaling, flaps etc. are all fair game!

For my challenge project I used a pocket mini album to create a ‘say what?’ book. I love to play that game with kids who don’t quite have words down, but sounds… no problem!

When you open the book, each pocket page has a print/cut animal on the front. Then, inside each pocket there’s a tabbed card with the corresponding sound. {I was dying over the cuteness of all the little animal shapes as I was putting them together in Silhouette studio. Pretty precious!}

I had a lot of fun creating this little interactive book, and can’t wait to see what you all create!



*  *  *
This week’s shape challenge is so fun!  It was hard for me to decide what I wanted to do, because there are so many cool things you can do that are interactive, but when I saw the penny slider cards in the online store, I knew I had to make one.
I put a little globe on my slider, and the sentiment “you make my world go round” fit perfectly!  The card was so easy to put together (the designer has a video tutorial), and I love the way it turned out!  I think any kid would get a real kick out of getting an interactive card, but so would I, so I think adults will enjoy also.  I can’t wait to see the challenge entries this week! Good luck!


Based in Lindon, Utah and founded in October 2009, Silhouette is a manufacturer of arts and craft products and Silhouette desktop cutting systems. Silhouette continues to innovate products and technologies aimed at allowing creative people everywhere the most options and fewest restrictions for electronic cutting, designing, and crafting.


Join our Silhouette community and never miss an update!

We do not give your information to third parties, so your email address is safe with us.


  1. Loveeeeeeeee what you did with this file, Jeana!!

  2. Super super awesome little book! Love the shape file!

  3. Hey can I copy your little book. This would be awesome for my 18 month old granddaughter. Thanks for sharing.I love to see what you do each week. Buy all the files and then never use them. I know my bad.

  4. Is there a tutorial somewhere on how to make the book, not necessarily the same contents, but the book itself? Thank you.

    1. I purchased the mini album bundle, but the animals are in LOTS of pieces! How to I print and cut like in the Say What mini album? PLEASE help. My grandson’s birthday is this weekend and I really need to make this. He is 3 and has apraxia, which prevents him from talking (due to brain damage at birth), but he can make sounds. His therapist says he needs repetition of sounds so that he may one day speak. I think this little book would help and I plan to make more mini albums if he does learn from this one. But first, I need to be able to use the bundle I just bought. Thanks!!

    2. Hi Barbara. What a great idea! To turn the animals into a print and cut, you will ungroup the pieces and use the fill color window to fill them in with the color you want. {if you want to use the shape thumbnail for reference, you can open your library, find the shape then click the split screen icon on the bottom left of the window. Then, you can see it while you are filling the pieces with color, and get a better idea of where to place each piece when you go to layer them} For a video tutorial on turning a regular cut shape into a print and cut, here is a tutorial from our YouTube channel Hope this helps!

    3. It was not MY idea. That is the what was done in your mini album. What you are suggesting will take FOREVER and we are leaving to go to another state to see my grandson in two days! The picture on the Silhouette site is misleading. It shows each picture as a colored animal, but when I actually purchased them, they are not colored, nor are they in the shape of an animal. I am new to this and doubt if I could ever do what you suggest. Since you obviously have the complete colored animals, as they were depicted in the Silhouette store, can’t you just send me the pictures? Why does the store show it one way and deliver it differently after purchase? PLEASE help me. I really think this would help my grandson.

    4. I apologize if you got the wrong idea. I wish I had the colored shapes to provide, but I had to color them in for my project as I described in my previous comment. This does take a while, and I think the results are worth it, but it’s probably not something to put together in a crunch. 🙂 As with most of the shapes in the online store, the icon is there to show you what the shape can look like when you are finished, and shapes that are designed as print/cuts will have a small blue box with a p to indicate such.

    5. Well it is good to know how to identify one that you can print and cut. I did not know that, because as I said, I have only been having my Silhouette for a short time. I surely would not have purchased this if I had known. I wish the picture would have said it was for reference only. I LOVE your book and really thought I could make it after purchasing this bundle. I guess I won’t make that mistake again. But you certainly are talented! I wish I had a fraction of your talent. Then maybe I could do what you suggested to make this for my grandson.

    6. Hi Barbara

      We all have to start from the beginning in the learning process, even the ladies that bring us these projects through the Silhouette blog.

      I was new to print and cut when I bought my Cameo – I think I’d had it a long time before the penny dropped on how it worked! I simply did’t use it enough at the time. Also, because I bought it when it was very first launched in the UK (on the very day it was launched infact), there wasn’t the big knowledge base built up like there is now. I know you would love to make this, but I think something like this will come when you gain a little more experience – we all have to go through that learning process – none of us buy it with the machine! I think that’s what makes owning the Cameo exciting – there is always something new to learn and discover. Maybe you could try and start by doing single pictures first (there have been some fabulous framed pictures (or canvasses) shown on the blog, and progressing to something like this book – I know it would take me some time to do this one too – but the challenge is there. There is an absolute wealth of knowledge, tutorials, projects etc on Youtube and blogs – and Jeana, Jen and the Silhouette team really have made my life easier too! By continuing to read the e-mails each week and watch the tutorials that are now on video – (that’s my learning preference) I gain a little more knowledge each time. So when I say this, I genuinely do mean that I learn something new each time I come here…

      Don’t be disheartened by the fact that it looks too difficult – see it as a challenge – and when you pull something like this off, there will be no doubt that you will have come a long way and not regret getting your Cameo. As a new user, all I can advise is that you start off small and simple – you can still do a number of great projects for your Grandson, and you will be all the more proud that you made them – your projects can become more challenging and more complex as time goes on – but the choice is yours at the end of the day.

      I also think that Jeana meant that the idea of WHAT the book can do for your grandsons condition – not the idea of the book itself.

      I am personally grateful to these ladies for helping me to grow with my Cameo’s, we should not pointing the finger at them for the complexity of the projects they show – they are to show what your Cameo (or Portrait) is capable of doing and if you go back in time on the blog – you will see some of the projects done when the machine was first on the market.

      Paula x x x

  5. Yay for Kellie, she does so many cute things on flikr etc. And WHAT A DARLING BOOK! Thank you for your brilliant mind.

  6. are there any instructions for the little book?

  7. Woo-hoo! I won! I’ll be entering this week’s challenge, too. I love interactive projects. ♥ Thanks, gals!

  8. That is the most adorable album… going to give that one a go 🙂

  9. I cannot find the “shape bundles” in the on line store. I have put in several different search id’s, such as shape bundles, bundles, shape bundle and they never pop up. How do you find them?
    Thank you for your help!

    1. Annie, the link is located under the buttons for “Sign up Free/Subscribe and Save/visit the blog” on the store homepage. Right underneath there it has “FREE shape of the week | Weekly clearance shapes | Browse bundles”. Just click “Browse bundles”. They are only available for a limited time (there’s a handy countdown clock in the corner to tell you how much time is left) and if you already own a part of the bundle, it’ll subtract that item and reduce the price accordingly:-)!

  10. Just love the interactive children’s book & the world penny slider card is very clever.
    Tine 🙂

  11. Love all the creative ideas on the blog now and this album is adorable!

  12. Wow, absolutely brilliant 🙂

  13. Where can I find the video for the slider card? Love yours!

    1. Thank you so much for posting the link to Lori’s video. It all makes sense now. I’m a visual learner and really appreciate being able to see how the card is put together.

  14. I tried to upload an iphone photo of my project for the Weekly Challenge, and it said file too large. How do I adjust the file size so it will fit? Thank you!

  15. Oh my goodness, the possibilities are endless and so much to learn 🙂

  16. Jeana – The mini album is so cute! I am trying to create one for my grandson. I bought the bundle and as I look at your pictures it seems that you have put some elements together. Example: the insert pages have the tab attached not glued on. I am new to Silhouette; do you have any suggestions as how I can put the different elements together – as in the example?

    1. Thanks Sherida!

      It might be hard to see in the photos, but the tabs are actually glued to the edge of the inserts 🙂 You could attach the tab to it by overlapping the shape and clicking weld. It would get tricky after that though trying to fill it with color etc. So, the easiest route would be to cut out the tab and glue it on. 🙂

      You may have finished it already, but if you have other specific questions I’m happy to help!

  17. Very cute projects, love the book, it’s giving me ideas.
    I just uploaded my project–a shaker card,

  18. Jeana, Thanks for your great instruction on this blog. I am learning new things each time I use my Cameo. It does take awhile and I know there is so much more I can be doing with mine.

  19. Hi, I would like to know which globe you have used on this card, while the bundle is no longer available. Kind regards Marja

Comments are closed.