November 18, 2009

Layout of the Week – Christmas Folding Mini Album


I’ve been busy this last week working on tons of different things for the store and trying to sneak in a few holiday projects. In between working on the email newsletter and trying to get the Pazzles cutter working, I created this cool little folding mini album. I’m teaching a workshop on this format on December 5th from 10am to 1pm, in case you’re in the Portland area and want to learn to create these fun albums. The scrapbook store where I work is Whimzee’s Scrapbook Studio, check out the blog I write for them, if you’re looking for more scrapbook inspiration. I do occasionally post some of the same projects on both blogs, but I have created some step by step classes over there, so click on Classes in the list of labels.

OK, back to this project! Using 6 12 x 12 cardstock pieces, up to 14 different coordinating patterned papers (I used doubled sided sheets), a yard of ribbon and lot’s of adhesive, these little albums go together quickly. I used a grassy green Bazzill cardstock and the Season’s Greetings patterned papers from 3 Bugs in a Rug in my project. This album is a great way to finally use that little black blade that came with your Fiskars cutter! (That’s a scoring blade!) Or you can use one of those cool new scoring boards. I saw one at the EK Success workshop last week, putting it on my Christmas list!

I used the Cricut at the store and the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge to create the little die cut holly for the album cover.

I plan to create a couple more of these albums to display during the workshop. These would be great to make to commemorate a special vacation or birthday!

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Comments

  1. That is SO cool!

  2. Congrats on your 100th post~

    Happy vgno!

    Ann

  3. That’s so neat! I always want to get more into scrapbooking, but I’m struggling to even get my pictures into a photo album these days!

    Happy VGNO btw!

    Tamara
    http://www.theunexperiencedmom.com

  4. How cute! I only make cards with all my scrapbooking stuff haha.

    And happy VGNO!

    Lisa
    http://www.retrohousewifegoesgreen.com

  5. That is sooo neat!

    100 posts-yeah!

    Hope you had a fantastic VGNO

  6. Maybe you could help me with a scrapbooky sort of travel journal idea I have. I want to make one for my brother as a gift, and have loads of ideas, without any clue as to how to execute!

    http://www.arizonamamma.com

  7. This is adorable! Uuuummm, I’ve always wondered what you’re s’pose to do with ’em, though. Hmmmmmm?

    I love your blog. Great job. Now, I’m on my way to see the blog you do for the store. Thanks for so much inspiration. ~ Yaya

    Yaya’s Changing World

  8. That is so cute. Sheesh I wish I were crafty. Stopping by from MBC. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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  10. what a great idea very beautiful

  11. That is too cute!! I love the little accordion style things like that!!