Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas mini album

Good Monday afternoon.  Hope everyone had a great weekend and got todo some crafting or preperations for your Thanksgiving dinner.  I got to finish my Christmas mini that I had been working on.  I had shown some of my finished pages before on another posting. I'm going to show you the finished album now.
Most of the cuts were from the CAC2 cart. Some of the embellishments were in the actual "CITY SIDEWALKS" paper stack from Recolletions that I had gotten @ M's.
I used two of MS's punches also on some of the pages.

I got my inspiration from Ginger She has videos' on making this mini album from beginning to end. She also does other mini's that are so AWESOME!! If you get a chance and you have never seen her videos or her blog page check her out.  Shes' AWESOME!!!.
Here is my mini from the beginning.  There is going to be alot of piccs so bear with me or not. LOL.

I'm entering this in the FCCB challenge this week. "SPARKLE AND BLING"
Here is the front of my mini Album. I used the MS branch punch to make my wreath. I used some Swaroski crystals on my wreath.  I made some bows from my ribbon stash.  The flowers I had gotten from M's. The paper is from CITY SIDEWALKS  Recolletions paper stack.  I didn't title the mini because of the paper.  It has words on it and I thought that would work.   I made a stick pin from some of my beads also.   Here is a close up of it on my cover. I used a paper doiley that I colored green and adhered it to the front. Then I adhered the brances to that.

                                 On to the inside of the front cover.  And the first page.

        The saying was part of the stack so I thought I would use that. The ribbon is from my stash. 

                                     First page of min album with a journaling tag with the stack.
This is the flap opened with a tag and word from the stack. The calender was also in the Stack The poinsettia is from M's.

                  Here is the back cover of the first page. Below is the photo mat opened.

There is a large photo mat stuck in the pocket page on the side.  I didn't take a photo that,  In the top right corner is a Candy Cane cut from the CAC2 cart. and some Baker's twine at the top of one of the Candy Cane's.

                                             Here are the rest of the pages of my Mini.

                                        Candy Canes from CAC2 and Baker's twine.  Pocket for Tag from stack.
                              Photo mat with a ginger bread cookie cut from the CAC2 cart.

           The inside photo mat that can be used either  for a picture of whatever.  The stockings were also cut from the CAC2 cart

The back side of the page. The paper had the presents and I just added the sleigh cut from CAC2

These two pages are 1/2 pages. "The stockings were hung by the chimney with care" is an actual page from the stack.   I just cut them apart  and rounded the corners and added some ribbon from my stash.

The frames are stickers that I had gotten from my daughter.  The ginger bread men are cut from CAC2.  I pop dotted them up to give them some demention.
 Here is the next pocket page in the mini. Tags and saying from the stack. I used Baker's Twine on the top tag.

 In side flap. I took one of the sayings and made a pocket for the larger tag. I made a photo mat that can be use with pictures or journaling on the front and for the inside.
Here it is opened.
Here s the back side of the page.  I cut the fireplace from  A Quilted Christmas cart and the layers.  I think I cut the christmas tree from the same cart. I forgot to write this down so I can't remember. LOL (senior moment)
                            I used some silver liquid pearls on the tree to look like garland.

The stockings were cut from the CAC2 cart and I used snow on the tops of the boots. I wished the picture came out better so you could see it.  The initials are for my neice and her hubby and her two girls. I cut a picture frame from the CTMH Artbooking cart so she can add a picture later.  I hung the stockings up with some Baker's twine.

                           I made a cascading mini folder for photos. Here is is closed.
                                                                           OPENED UP
This is the last page in my mini.  The penguin and the mouse are cut from the CAC2 cart. This flap is a two pocket page.  I only added some candy stickers that I had gotten from M's.  The Santa was a cut out from the stack.  I left the big part blank so my neice could put what she wanted here.

                         Here is the back of the last page. This is with the photo window closed. Then you can open it up where you can add one picture and some journaling or what ever you want.
Here it is opened

On the back inside cover  I just cut out a border that was on the cutout page and made a pocket to hold tags.

 Thanks for looking at my Christmas mini Album.  I had alot of fun making this with the help of my youngest grandson Colton.  Below is a picture of him sitting in his bouncer on top of the kitchen table where I put this all together. 

Hope you enjoyed looking at my mini.  Comments are so welcome.   Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


  1. What a fabulous mini, Vickie! I love how you put so much detail into it! The poinsettia flowers are so elegant! Thanks for joining FCCB's "sparkle & bling" challenge this week!

  2. OMGosh Vickie, what a fabulous mini my friend! It looks great and would cost a pretty penny if you were to go out and buy something like this! I love your stick pin and your album cover-wait I just adore the whole thing!!!! Your rock! Happy Thanksgiving my sweet friend! Hugs~

  3. This is gorgeous!! I never thought of doing some of your things. What a great idea for a present. Hope you won't mind If I use a few of your ideas
    on a spring album I want to do. This is a great inspiration for us all. I know the grandson has helped tremendously!!

  4. I love your mini album, Vickie! Its so cute. Great job :)

  5. The results are fantastic. Just wonderful. Wait till it is filled with memories!! Thanks for playing with FCCB

  6. Great project, it turned out really cute. Thank you for joining us at FCCB!

  7. Love your mini album. Great colors and images. Thanks for joining our challenge at FCCB. Kim