Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Craft Challenge 2010 - Day 5

December 5th 2011

Gift Mini Album
There are two versions here each made with one of the Top Line Creations/Breezy Designs old QuikSAND kits. I do have some left in stock (at special prices) so if you are interested in seeing more including what themes I have let me know - shameless plug for my own business). See more later.
I used two different Christmas themed kits. "Jingle Baby" has a modern red & green colour scheme with fresh white accents, while "'tis the Season" has a more Vintage/Heritage red & green colour scheme. Each kit includes 2 sheets of cardstock, 3 patterned paper & a sheet of cardboard die cuts.The only things I added other than basics like adhesives, was a large pre-cut tag, ribbons, embroidery thread and a few embellishments. Everything else was included in the kits themselves.
Pages 2 & 3 of each Mini Album. I used the same page layouts for each album though just rearranged them throughout the albums. For these to pages you can see the same layout was used. The top of all frames were left open so that photos could easily be slipped into the album without it having to be taken apart. There are also several pockets throughout album, such as the one with the tags slipped in, to enable memorabilia to be added without the need for a great deal of additional work.
Pages 4 & 5 - Top album includes some matting for photos to be added to. Other pages don't always have a photo mat included to add variety to the pages & design of the album. Ribbons & embroidery threads for added dimension.
Pages 6 & 7 - More pockets to slip things into. Some tags have already been included as an example to show the use of the pockets. Different techniques used on pages such as distressing, crumpling, layering, inking for added interest.
Pages 8 & 9 - Same page design, different orientation, different techniques & no matting for photos so can add as many or a few as you like. Also plenty of space to add journaling.
Pages 10 & 11 - The album pages were 6" x 12" cardstock folded in half - 3 double pages bound together. The additional piece of 6" x 12" cardstock was used for photo matting (as seen here), pockets & to create the binding for the spine.
These make lovely gifts for anyone who likes the look of something hand-crafted but who may not have the time or the inclination to actually make them themselves. The designs are purely samples and you can modify these or change them to suit your own needs. You can also complete the album as you go, inserting the photos & memorabilia as you create the album so that it is complete, rather then ready to just add photos. This album has 12 pages including the front & back covers, though you could easily add additional pages just by adding more cardstock. You could also use up scraps of paper rather than brand new sheets of patterned paper.

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