I started this album quite awhile ago using the Cherish cutting instructions to make 24 pages (12 - 2 page layouts). I have most of the layouts sitting here in an album with photos added from our trip to the zoo, but no embellishments, titles or journaling on them and I pulled them out to work on them. I finished one of the layouts today and made a single page for the first page in the album. For this single page, I used a sketch for the front page that I found on Jamie Harder's blog.
I cut the words out of Colonial White CS with my Cricut and for the word ZOO, I stamped the leaves from Nature Walk on the letters, sponged Chocolate ink around the edges, then clear embossed them to seal in the ink so it shouldn't ever fade. I then matted them in Colonial White CS.
On the tag for the title, I'm going to add some ribbon and I'm waiting for my order of new stuff, with the new It's A Zoo stamp set, to come in so I can add a stamped giraffe and the words, "it's a ZOO around here" to the blank squares.
What I used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Nature's Walk stamp set
Today's Date stamp set
Olive, Colonial White, Chocolate and Autumn Terracotta CS
Olive, Autumn Terracotta, Bamboo and Chocolate inks
Autumn Terracotta ribbon (retired)
Clear embossing powder
Scallop corner punch (other)
White mini brads
Cricut: Base Camp and Opposites Attract cartridges