The December Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog offered a visit with each of the design team members over two day. The first day, they each showed us their December kit, and the second day they shared what they were doing with it. I was like having a coffee visit every day with a good friend.
Many of them were making December Daily Albums or similar, mini albums. I was so enthralled that I actually made my own! Now, normally I am not a mini album person. I find them hard to store and keep protected from the dust. If I put them in boxes, I forget about them. But I decided to give it a go.
So here is how I made my album:
I started with a 12x12 pad of double sided patterns from Little Yellow Bicycle. "The Sharon Ann Christmas Magic Collection"
|Choose a sheet|
Fold up 3" -4", horizontally
|Flip it over and fold in half, vertically.|
Open up and glue the bottom flap on both sides.
Then the covers
I used two pages that wouldn't work in the album as the orientation of that pattern/picture, didn't work well with the folding. The cardstock is from packaging, and is about 1/4 larger than the pages.
Then I used my zutter bind-it-all to punch holes and add add the wire spring ring.
And with the die cuts from an 8x8 pad from the same Little Yellow Bicycle line, and my December kit, Good Tidings, I decorated with ribbon, washi, border strips, felt, stickers, pieces of wrapping paper, parts off of pretty envelopes, etc, etc.
Now I need to choose photos to print and add in the ephemera I collected all month.
So as far a counterfeiting goes, it used up a lot of paper. So for reduction of old stash, I get an A+.
I like all the pockets, and have a place now for the receipts, seasonal packaging, place cards, and other little paper things that I want to hang on to. I think I will crop my 4x6 pics to 4x4. And for journaling, I can make tags from the 8x8 paper as it is single sided.
Hope you enjoyed my picture tutorial.
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