Monday, December 20, 2010

A Christmas Album

Last year I made or attempted to make a quick album that my daughters and daughter-in-law could pop their Christmas pictures into.  I ran into the problem though that I could not get another pack of the paper I had originally chosen to use.  I got two of them made and then I had to use a different set of papers.  The original pack of paper was the Fall Seasons pack from Debbie Mumm and was quite whimsical and cute.  Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to take any pictures because one of my daughters and my daughter-in-law snatched them out of my hands before I could snap any photos.  However, I did not finish the third album and it has been languishing in a project box in my scrapping studio for the whole year.  My oldest daughter is very understanding and patient. I got a little carried away with this album and made way too many pages! I do that most of the time! Anyway I need to finish it before my daughter gets here the Sunday after Christmas. So I thought I’d share what I’ve done so far.  I hope you enjoy it!  P1070486

When I was thinking of these albums I thought I wanted to actually give the girls complete 12x12 LO pages to hold all their photos, so I came up with splitting the 12x12 sheets down the middle and binding them with my Bind it all. 

The is paper is from the premium DCWV stack from 2009.  I used both of the sheets from the pack, and the second to cut the ornaments from and pop dot on top of the ones on the first sheet!  Understand?  I also used real ribbon to cover the printed ones.  It turned out OK.


This paper was double sided so I had to glue two sheets back to back to get the same paper for both sides for the album.  This added extra heft to the album and made it much sturdier.  On this photo, you can also see the dimension added with the pop dots. 


One of my goals with this project, was to give as many spaces to put photos as possible.  With this in mind I limited my pages embellishments to the pocket of the two pages where I put several tags.  I love the idea of these tags and as you’ll see as I progress through the album that they turned out quite nice. 



The sleigh comes from page 23 of Joys of the Season and the snowflakes are page 40.

One more 2 page spread . . . .


ChristmasCheer_page32christmas tree

The trees are from Christmas Cheer page 32. 


The title comes form Winter Woodlands and I welded it with Design Studio.  It’s cut from some velvet paper that I love. 

P1070493Do you see all pen work on this tag pocket?  I did so much of this kind of work on these pages and it adds to the pages without taking up much space.  I also added Stickles to the trees. 



These tags are spectacular.  At least I think so!  I had those brads forever and finally found a use for them. 


Well that’s it for today.  I’ll be adding more pages was the week progresses.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

The album is gorgeous. What craftmanship you have put into it. Just wonderful.