I have started off on a great foot with this mini album. I don't know if you guys subscribe to The Paper Trail or not but if you don't, you need to! Laura is just amazing! Check out her blog here. She has some fun projects, a lot of which use envelopes, just like this mini album I made for Christmas.
Yes, this wonderful album, full of space for pictures and journaling, used to be 6 envelopes and a cereal box. Laura did a series this past Christmas called The 12 Days of Christmas. On the 1st day, she made a Shaped Hinge Envelope Mini. I watched the video (click here) and I knew that is what I wanted to make for my Christmas album.
Here are the carts I used.
- Create A Critter - Flower
- French Manor - Medallion
- Winter Frolic - Title
I just love this idea of using envelopes (any size will do) to make an album. It instantly creates all kinds of nooks and pockets for hiding stuff and increasing your real estate in a mini album. For this project, I used the Girls Paperie Tinsle and Twig collection of papers (This was a fantastic collection!). I mixed in some Bazzill Basic cardstock, Tim Holtz pins and tags and random ribbons. I used a beautiful holiday red piece of velvet ribbon to cover the binding of my album.
I hope you all love my mini just as much as I do. You will be seeing this project from me again in the future, with a new twist of course!