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 http://mysistersscrapper.com. 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 http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com challenge this week. "SPARKLE AND BLING"
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.
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.
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 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.
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.