16 December, 2010

A Christmas Mini Album

On Tuesday evenings every other wee I teach a Techniques class at my house and every year we have a Christmas Party and bring a gift to share. $10. limit and wrap it up pretty. Well at the last minute I decided to make a Mini Album to give. That was Sunday after I got home from shopping. I am quite pleased with what I turned out.
     I used different chipboard pieces from various mini albums I have collected from dollar bins here and there and this giant acrylic Snowflake for the cover and then I cut a couple of acrylic pieces for the inside. I used mostly papers from Bo Bunny and tags and overlay pieces from K & Co.
So this is what the book looks like all together.

I took a few baubles and beads and ribbons to dress up the ring that holds it all together.

Here is a view of the cover. I used Alcohol Inks to color outer edges of the snowflake and a beautiful overlay for the Title.


Inside front cover

Page One. These Papers are Beautiful. the frame is cut with a Cuttlebug Folder.

I used my new Tim Holtz Alterations Die for the Slide Strip and put a plain white paper behind so you can put little photos in there.

How fun is this shape? I love ornaments.

Another piece of Acrylic that I cut and then used Alcohol inks around the edges. I left openings in all the frames that I used so that whoever got this could put photos in.

the row of houses across the bottom is cut with another new Tim Holtz die.

A very big tag.

And some vintage postcard papers and frames.

A Christmas Tree to decorate.

And the backside as well.

I really like this page and.....

The Back Cover.

This is the Box that I put the gift in, All decorated with various pieces from my stash and a cardinal cut from a gift bag from the Dollar Store.

I even put a Key hole on the front flap.

Inside the box were a bunch of little goodies so that the recipient could add to the decorations on the pages.

Now I really have to make myself one of these. I hope this inspires You to do the same.
Have A Great Day Everyone!


sgc said...

Melissa--this is fantastic!!!!! I love it!

Catherine said...

OMG Melissa ! Your book is absolutely stunning ! A lot of work but the result is simply gorgeous ! Love it to bits ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow! Your mini album is fabulous! I hope you feel better very soon :)

Rae Anne said...

Unbelievable Melissa - As always, a feast for the senses! :D MWAH!

Shari Nelson said...

Love this! Nice!