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ALL paper is from The Paper Company's Value packs.

I used my Cricut Expression with the Robotz cartridge to cut out this gear.  I traced the main part of the gear on a piece of gray cardstock, flipped it leaving two teeth touching so that they would be the fold point, and then traced it again.  I also traced the black circle and cut it out freehand, but it would be easier to cut the amount that you need with the Cricut.  I had rented the cartridge and I only cut my template one since I was unsure of how I was going to make these.

I made 6 of these and bound them together using a binding ring.

I made a little lip for one of the teeth to tuck into to keep them shut.

Here you can see it opened up, and it's easier to see the way it folds up.  On the inside there is plenty of room for a small photo and some journaling.

When you flip your template you need to be sure to make it mirror the other so that the teeth all line up right. 

Happy Crafting!!!!


  1. Too cute. You did an excellent job on this project. I'm sure your husband was delighted. I love the gears!

    1. Thank you soooo much!!! Your comment means a lot, especially from such a talented crafter like yourself!!! Thanks for following!!

      Take Care,


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