I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Red, Black & Cream Holiday Mini Album

Hi All!

FINALLY something I can post about! I have been very busy crafting, but as most of the things I am currently making are gifts, I can not post most of them here until they have been given to the recipients.
I don't want to spoil the surprise.

Actually, I did make these as teacher gifts, but I don't think any of my dd's teachers visit here, so I am safe in posting this early.

I decided to make these cute mini albums based on a design for a mini I made at Archiver's a few years ago.

I purchased one 8.5 x 11 paper pack from Hobby Lobby, and the rest of the supplies were all from my stash. (I have alot of stash. LOL) The shape is from Art philosophy and the Joy is a fiskars stamp.

Page 2 uses Tim Holtz Snowman embossing folder on Coordinations Black Magic collection in Black/tan. The snowflake is from Art Philosophy. I glittered the snowflake. The tag is hand cut and I used a fiskars border punch on the bottom.

Here is the back side of page two. I used a strip of paper from the pack to cover the backside of the snow man. I used a glitter pen to give a few sparkle highlights to some of the ornaments on the paper.
Page 3 is made out of acetate. I adhered a smaller red square to the front and then cut a flower from Flower Shoppe.

Here is a close-up of the flower. I cut two layers from Flower shoppe out of black glitter paper. I then used a clear epoxy circle sticker and placed it on one of the coordinating patterned papers from the pack and cut it down to size to make the center. It is hard to see, but I inked the edges of the flower in Tim Holtz Barn Door (Red) to stand out some more. I love the way it looks, the picture just doesn't do it justice.

Here is the back side of the acetate page. I cut the snowflake doily from Art Philosophy. I stuck a few gems on some of the snowflakes.

For the next page, I used Sizzix Starry Night #2 embossing folder on red/Black Magic Coordinations paper. I used the Tim Holtz tiny attacher to add the trim at the bottom.

The ornaments were from Art Philosophy. I use glitter on the cuts and tied Bakers Twine for the strings.

Here is the backside of page 3. I used a border punch to make the border, and the mat is from another piece of coordinating paper from the stack.

I made a small tulle rosette and another epoxy button for the middle.

This next page is smaller than the rest. It is made out of grunge paper. It is embossed with Sizzix Sugar folder. I made a little garter for the page using some stretchy ribbon. The snowflake is a white brad that I covered with cream colored liquid pearls.

Here is the last page. I used plain cream colored cardstock and embossed it using Cuttlebug's countdown to Christmas folder. I filled in a few of the impressions with a glitter pen.

The Poinsettia is cut from Art Philosophy. I cut three layers, inked the edges in Black Soot, shaped the petals and added gold glitter to the center.

Here is the backside of the last page. I just added a strip of patterned paper that was left over after cutting all my squares. I also added a few black star gems from my stash.

Here are all eight minis I made. The covers are different, but all inside pages are the same. I used red. black and cream ribbon and tulle to decorate the spines.

One batch of gifts done, now I have to go and finish more....

Thanks for visiting today.

Have a Great and Crafty Holiday Season!



  1. very pretty and I look forward to seeing the other gifts you have created..now back to work on my gifts