Monday, 10 November 2014

Christmas Mini Album Kit...

We have just added a Christmas Mini Album Kit to the Website. This kit is perfect to create before Christmas, leaving blanks for photos and journaling to be added afterwards and would also make a great gift for someone.

In the kit you receive the chipboard album, book rings and all of the papers and embellishments you need to create the album below. The only additional items you will need to create this album is adhesive, a craft knife and a craft mat. 

The album features pages in different Christmas themed shapes including a Snowman, Christmas Tree, Stocking and more! To create the album each page is first covered with a sheet of patterned paper and then stickers, embellishments and cut-apart elements are built upon this. We created pockets on some of the pages to make the album more interactive and allow for more photos, journaling and snippets to be added.

The images below show you our pages within the album yet there really are so many different cut-apart elements on the papers included within the kit that you could really make this album unique to you. You can see a guide on how to prepare the base of each page at the bottom of this page. 

On the reverse side of the Snowman page we created two pockets to allow for snippets to be stored:

As well as decorating each page we also used some of the papers with some cardstock to add in additional pages such as this Journal page on the right:

Once we had completed our album we took some of the left-over cut-apart quotes and added these in as extra pages:

An additional extra page we created with the scraps at the end of the album is this 'Joy' page - ready for either a photograph or some Journaling:

To prepare each shape ready for decorating you will need some adhesive, a craft knife, a craft mat and a piece of paper that you want as the background.

We gave the edges of each piece a coat of paint first to stop any brown chipboard being viewed. After covering each sheet with paper you do not see the paint so the colour isn't too important and you could miss this step out if you wanted.

Next, add adhesive to one side of the chipboard shape - I used a roller mouse but you could use something stronger such as double-sided tape.

Stick the chipboard page to the back of your chosen paper and run your craft knife carefully around the edge of the chipboard.

Once you have cut around the shape, punch holes in the paper to allow for the album rings.

Flip the chipboard shape over and you are ready to begin embellishing your page. Remember to keep any scraps of paper left over from cutting around the shape as you can use these to decorate the pages as you wish.

Thank you for looking,

~ Charlotte ~

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