This is a fun little mini Christmas album that I made out of a 6x6 paper pad, one sheet of 12x12 chipboard and three 12/12 pieces of solid cardstock paper. I made a spring one earlier in the year but decided to make this one after Cat asked me to make one for her Christmas Open House at her store which was originally scheduled for last Saturday. But here in Texas we had some unexpected icy weather and the open house got cancelled. It has been rescheduled for this Saturday, December 14th. Cat's Creations Scrapbooks will be having lots of fun make and takes, classes, kits and Christmas goodies during her store hours on Saturday. You can find out more information by going to her blog, website or facebook page. Above I'm showing the first page inside the album. I've added a pocket to the inside front cover and a pocket on the first page. The sentiment on the pocket was a digital image that I printed on my computer.
Below is the front of the album. I used a sprig of greenery with red berries and hot glued them to the front and then added a rusty jingle bell and felt flowers. I wish I had more of those bells but I only had the one and I'm not sure where I got it! But love the look.
The mini Christmas album above will be on display at Cat's store on Saturday. I will not be teaching a class on it at the store but during the open house you can buy a kit from Cat (you get to select your own 6x6 Christmas paper pad so you could do one similar to mine or something totally different). The kit will come with my written instructions or you can have a pdf file of the instruction emailed to you. I will also have a video on YouTube showing you how I make the album. When you purchase a kit from Cat, you can give her your email address and I will then send you the link to the video. Below is the album I work on in the video. I'm still working on the cover and will be adding some sparkly greenery and ornaments. I'm also making the tags and photo mats. Each page in the album has an end pocket which is perfect for large tags for extra photos. There are 6 pages in the album which gives you a total of 12 counting front and back and the pages are put into the album with a hidden hinge as designed by Kathy Orta Files with a slight twist which I share in the video. It's a really easy little album to make and would be a fun, quick Christmas gift.
I'm about to venture out this afternoon to Miss B's my favorite vintage and antique shopping mall. Several years ago I bought a vintage aluminum Christmas tree for my crafty room. But my daughter fell in love with it so I gave it to her and then bought her a vintage light wheel for it last year for Christmas. The last time I was in Miss B's I saw several more of the aluminum trees and I've decided I may buy another one for ME! Wish me luck!
If I have time, I may be back tomorrow with another crafty share. If not, have a great weekend!