Happy Friday everyone! Kim here with my last post as your September guest designer. It has been such an honor designing for October Afternoon. I had so much fun creating with the Under the Tree collection. Thank you very much!
I have definitely saved the best project for last! It is going to be this cute Christmas mini album (measured 5” x 7.5”), using products from the Under the Tree collection.
The inspiration for this mini album came from my first week’s project, which was the Christmas shaker card project. I wanted to create a mini album that had a window or an opening through the front cover. The solution was to use acrylic covers!
I hope you will enjoy looking through the pictures of my Christmas mini album. Grab some cookies and a glass of milk because there are a total of eleven pages in this mini album!
Front Cover - It was done by using the Tree Trimming and Cocoa Sipping papers. I used a Christmas tree die to cut out the middle part of each paper, creating a Christmas tree window through the acrylic front cover. It was a wonderful surprise to find out that most pieces in the ephemera pack were double-sided. Looking at the back of my front cover, I love how the deer peeks out through the Christmas tree window.
Page # 1 – To create this page, I used the First Snow background stamp to stamp on a piece of Vellum with VersaMark ink. I then sprinkled gold embossing powder onto the vellum. Heat set and Voila!
Page # 3 – I used the Candle Lighting paper to make this pull-out page. I have had this Vintage plastic deer for quite some time. I cut out a square from the two pull-out pieces. When closed, the deer peeks through the square window.
Page # 4 – I cut a piece of the “Daily Flash 6 x 8 sleeve for 2 x 2” down to six 2” x 2” squares. I then cut the sentiment from the Merry Making paper into four pieces and inserted each one into a 2”x 2” pocket. The Music Notes washi tape was used to decorate the spine.
Page # 5 – This is a pocket page. The base of this page is the Story Telling paper. I used a piece of leftover vellum from page # 1 to make the pocket.
Page # 6 – This page is an envelope for your letters to Santa. The snowman is a cut-out from the Gift Giving paper. For a vintage touch, I affixed an old (20 cents) Christmas stamp to the top right corner of the envelope.
Page # 7 – This page is a Christmas Card List, which was cut from the Card Sending paper.
Page # 9 – This is a double pocket page. I used the Cookie Nibbling paper to make this page.
Page # 10 – This is a top loading pocket page. I cut this piece from the Merry Making Paper. When I saw this paper, I knew right away that I wanted to make an opening in the middle of it. I cut the white center part out and glued a piece of acetate behind it. I used the Stocking Hanging paper to make the photo mat.
Page # 11 – I love making a “mini” inside my mini album. This page is no different. I used the fuse tool and cut down the “Daily Flash 6 x 8 sleeve for 6 x 8” to fit my album.The Music Notes washi tape was used to decorate the spine. I cut a piece from the Family Gathering, Cocoa Sipping and Story Telling papers, folded and stacked them to make this “mini.”
Back Cover – I covered the inside of the back cover with the Cocoa Sipping paper. I used the Tree Trimming paper for the back cover itself. The jingle bell sentiment is from the Merry Making paper and the tag at the bottom of the back cover is from the Tags & Cards pack.
Again, thank you very much for having me as a guest designer this month. I hope I have inspired you to make beautiful projects this Holiday season using the Under the Tree collection.