A Christmas Album
This is not a post about Bing Crosby or Burl Ives because it’s not about that kind of Christmas album. Sorry! This is just a shorty little post to show you a Christmas mini-album I made for my friend Camilla. We decided some months ago to do a Christmas mini-album swap with each other. The only real rules were that the album could only have six pages and it had to be a mini versus regular sized album. I think both of us did our best to cram as much photo real estate as we could in the six pages.
Last Friday we got together for tea at Pinkadilly and exchanged albums. The one she gave me is awesome. I cannot wait to take pictures and make notes to put in it.
Here are pictures of the album I made for her. Almost every page has two pictures, one with the page in tact and the second with the flaps open and tags and such pulled out. I hope Camilla will enjoy filling this album up this season!
Camilla and I decided our next swap will be junk journals! They will certainly be less formal but fun none-the-less!
This is beautiful…I wonder if you would share how you made it…Ty..Mary Ann
Thank you Mary Ann! There are many different techniques used in this album but I can give you the basics. The covers are old book covers I cut off and papered the cut edges. I used ball chain as a binding as it is too thick for “O” rings. The six pages are made from cut up Scrabble boards. Every surface was covered with black card stock and then fancy papers. As for each page, I basically got most of the ideas and how tos from Pinterest with the exception of the first snowman page which was my own design. Most of the pictures are actual vintage ephemera except the 10 little children tags that I printed off the computer. I hope that helps. Let me know if there is something specific you were interested in that I didn’t cover!