Thursday, October 2, 2008

Christmas mini album

One of my absolute favorite parts of Christmas, is recieving cards in the mail! I love to get newsletters, photos, and everything else. I always struggle with what to do with all of it though. Make a scrapbook just for those items? **shudder** throw them away? What do you do with it?

So I saw this on the Close to my Heart website, and knew it would be quick and easy to make! I bought a set of their pre-made Christmas cards. This set is called Peaceful Season. I am sorry I didn't take pictures of the individual steps but I will just try to walk you through it. It is very simple! ** I used the Close to my Heart card kits, but any card and envelope would work!

First you want to gather your cards. I chose ones that are the same theme, but not the exact same. You want to place the cards, as if you were opening a book. Adhere the open side and the bottom. I did this with a tape runner. DO NOT ADHERE THE TOP! This is a place to put a tag or something else. Once all the cards are adhered...

You want to line up the envelopes. You want the open side of the envelope to be on the outside so it is easy to fill it with pictures, cards etc.I used as many envelopes as I had cards.

Punch a hole in the top left hand corner in all cards and envelopes. Add ring to keep it together. Tie a ribbon around the ring. Fill and decorate with stickers and other embellishments.

If I didn't explain it very well, please feel free to email me and I would be happy to answer any questions!


Deb said...

This little mini album is so precious! I like the fact that it looks relatively simple and doesn't involve multiple steps. I love seeing instant results! Thanks for sharing your talent!

MyJourneyBack said...

What a cool idea.
Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

This is such a neat idea and you did a beautiful job! Thank you for joining in!

Earthmommy said...

This is so pretty! I may get brave and give it a try.

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