Monday 22 November 2021

Merry and Bright - house shaped mini album

It is definitely that time of year when most crafters are definitely in Christmas making mood and I am no different so for this post I have created a mini album using a House Shaped Album Kit. Yes it does require a bit of fussy cutting but I really do think that the effort is well worth it.

I started by covering both sides of the house pages with papers from Red Mood Paper Collection which is one of the gorgeous colour themed paper packs by Craft O'Clock meaning that left overs can be used at any time of year. I used Magic Glue as it dries quickly and comes in an easy to use format. Once the papers had dried I then used a knife to trim around the edges and then a sanding block to neaten the last bits up. For the "filigree" page I simply covered with Gold Embossing Powder and then heat set before adhering on the front page.

 For my decorations I chose Mini Lights chipboards and also fussy cut elements taken from Christmas Time Extras and Die Cuts. The following three photographs show how I layered my elements. Tucking in some scraps of Cheesecloth,  Holly LeavesChristmas Flowers, Pine Cones and Mini Red Flowers.

Each pageof the album was then decorated with the same "formula" - a pice of white card stock 5" x 7" edged with Festive Berries distress oxide and the edges stamped randomly with the  bill stamp. This paper acts as a photomat and was adhered directly onto the page before adding in once corner an embellishment cluster. The edges of the album were also coloured with the red distress ink. The inside front and back covers had a corner pocket added made by tearing a scrap of paper and adhering along two sides.

The following photographs show the pages in my album with some close ups to help you see some of the details.

I chose to join my pages together by punching holes and using book rings this meant that I could then add layers of BrownGreen and Red shabby ribbons for ectra decoration. Finally I added a little dry brushing with white gesso.

I hope this project inspires you and encourages you to have a try at making mini albums as they are perfect for holding a small number of photos to commenorate a celebration.

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