A quick solution to getting a December Album done…
is pick a Paper Collection Kit- click HERE
to see the ranges and as you scroll down you will notice different Christmas Kits
interspersed with various other kits….and the great thing is there are various prices that might suit your budget
so look through them carefully, there are some great bargains there!
I’ve chosen MME Sleighbells Ring as I love the colours & patterns- it just appealed
These are also available!
And if you love these… there are some gorgeous embellishments that will work perfectly…
I grabbed these matching Decorative Tags and see the black one…weeeeell, that fit PERFECTLY (by accident) in the circle frame on the front of the album! Imagine that!! Without even trying!
I’ll definitely be including the other tags throughout the pages too.
(I’ve put dimensional magic on the vines and around the wreath on the round tag and the word banner ‘Noel’
The number ’25’ Enamel Shapes is also from the Sleighbells Ring range and for sure the rest will come in handy
And did you notice the fabulous ivy vine diecut ‘Mega Holly Flourish’ on the front of the album? It is one of the more expensive dies, buuuuut… I’ve used it over and over, I’ve dimensional magic-ed it, I’ve pulled it apart and used bits of it, I’ve used all kinds of paper and colours too on so many projects. Its one of those general ‘go-to’ Christmas dies!
So after a while… its worth it! Its about 18cms long – fabulous!
Still to be used are these fabulous little Treat Bags
And the Sleighbells Ring washi tape is stunning! It comes in a pack and I’ve taken a proper good look pic below, seeing it out like that does it more justice doesn’t it!
COVERS (inside and out)
Not a lot of work needs to be done for these covers as they are pretty much done for us!
The vine looks fabulous with some Dimensional Magic on it – it comes into its own as an embellishment (the photo shows it in its not quite dry form. There is one dry layer, and then I’ve put on a second layer…just on once side of each leaf to give it more of a 3-D effect
which I pulled apart to make it go further for underneath the tag
It also got a good dose of Dimensional Magic too!
Have you found a pretty Christmas Napkin…
as this can go along the entire length of the inside cover.. (or any album you choose)
Here’s a part of it as an overview…
you can also notice the Dimensional Magic raising up in places
Usually napkins are two ply, so pull the bottom layer away from the top patterned layer.
Then with a wet brush, paint with water along where you’d like to tear your napkin
So here is where it will be placed… right along the bottom of the inside cover.
If you look closely, you’ll see a join… but that will become in visible
The fun part! Using a Matte Gel (or you can use a gloss one that looks just as fabulous) we’ll adhere the napkin piece to the cover…
Paint underneath where the napkin will go with the matte gel…
and here it is right along the inside cover
(and the darker grey inking is already there- its the way the cover comes)
A stencil (I used Theresa Collins Essential ‘Remember’ one, it has three A4 sized stencils in the packet) now that’s cool! Here’s a photo of them out on my desk so you can see them easier than in the manufacturer’s packaging.
I had a little practice with on a spare piece of paper before I did it for real on my album…
Got to say it worked a treat…. The tub is ‘Inka Gold – Graphite’ (I think I have every colour in Inka Gold because I love it so much!!) I’ve used the Ranger Wooden Ink Blending Tool which worked great blending in the Inka Gold
(don’t be fooled by the ‘Gold’ bit – its just a name, not a colour – don’t know why?)
I did rub this in a second time to get it to go a little darker.
The Inka Gold dries quite fast and suggest you keep the lid on your tub.
Then rubbed the Inka Gold Graphite around the edges of my inside cover, added dimensional magic over the word ‘Remember’ and that really raised it up a treat too. And added in the bar with the rings on too. Some sequins top it off! Pop the word ‘sequins’ in the search bar in the shop and see all kinds of colours!
and picked out two 7×5 sized transparency from
Theresa Collins Photo Overlays (there are 6x4s too)