Happy 1st December to you all. Can you believe we are here already? Where did the last 11 months go then?
As my lovely Friends and Followers may remember, for the last few years I have made Christmas Albums into which I post either a photograph or journalling for each day of December. This year is no exception....
Here are the front covers of my 2014 Christmas Album. I have used a pattern from Paper Phenomonon which I purchased around 3 years ago with the intention of making up into an album and so this year this is what I used. The metal corners are Tim Holtz.
The main papers are MME which I had at a bargain price from Hobbycraft some time last year. There was a pack and a few odd sheets with no price on. I asked the assistant how much they were and surprisingly she asked me how much I would be willing to pay. I told her £5 off the cuff and the Supervisor agreed to my offer! There were around 12 sheets of doublesided, glittered card, a sheet of tags etc and previously I had paid around £1.50 a sheet! Tee Hee!
Next I had to think about a closure. Whilst racking my brain and looking around I remembered I had some clasps from Zutter. I sprayed the leather with a mix of Red Pepper and Plum Ranger Colourwash, inked around it with some Vintage Stain DI and run it through my B/S with a Tonic embossing folder. Job done!
The ribbon I bought some time ago from a store in my local town. It is straight and even only every time I open and shut the album it moves. I didn't want it stuck down until the front is finished, when I know it will not move!
Now for the inside....
This is the centre of the front with six flap pockets which hold tags. You will notice that they are not overly decorated yet. This is because I want to embellish as I go along depending on the photographs/journalling that occur.
Left front inside cover. A flap which when opened there is another set of pockets.
Right side inside front cover.
Left flap opened which shows the pockets. Also you can see some of the other papers I have used such as Stampin Up, Basic Gray and Bazzill. Some of which are Snippets from previous albums.
And here is the central panel...
Punched around with a Martha Stewart punch. I do hope we get some snow. The 2014 is a decoration which I have bought and hope to incorporate, but not sure how yet.
And with the flap lifted, more space on which to journal and add photographs on.
With the tags...
And here is the reverse of the whole album,..I love how shimmery this paper is. I have also used some Treasure Gold but will add more as I work on this album.
I have used an absolute plethora of papers both new and Snippets from previous years. I can see some Bo Bunny paper in there too. Punches used are EK Success (the smaller brown one is NBUS from US), Martha Stewart, Some of the MME paper is from two years ago and was 6x6 paper. I do like the mix of sizes of the same papers. Corner chomper by We R Memory Keepers.Tan cardstock from The Art Shop and also the chipboard. The only new thing I bought for this album are the little owl embellishments and the reindeer ones too, which I have not actually used yet, but no doubt will very soon!
Off to share this with the Playground folk as there are a plethora of Snippets used on this album. I permanently keep a basket of Christmas Snippets so they are easy to find and ready to use.
I thank you for coming over and look forward to reading your comments.