Friday, November 15, 2013

A Deer Gift!

This week I'm sharing a traditional Christmas gift that I make for my mother and in-laws every year...a mini album/card.  I've been doing this for the past five years and it's a great way of sharing our families updated photos for the year.

The album consists of a chipboard front and back, 4 pages inside and 2 pages on the back.  Both of our daughters and their families are featured on the inside four pages and my husband and I share the back two pages.

The deer on the front cover was a  gift tag that I purchased after Christmas in 2012.  I think I paid 50 cents for it.  It was perfect with the SEI Chalet Christmas papers that I used. I added a few embellishments including the bow that I created using my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.

The first page is the back of the front cover and is on the left when the album/card is opened.  I used a Spellbinder Die-cut for the photo mats throughout the album and added matching sticker embellishments.  The photo corner in the upper left is a velvet rub-on.

These are the center two pages when the album/card is opened completely.  I fussy cut a border strip of poinsettias and added foam tape behind them for dimension. 

The page to the far right is the inside of the back cover and compliments the inside of the front cover.

These two pages are side by side across the back of the album/card.  I will add photos of me and my husband here.

This is the back cover made of heavy chipboard.  The heart patchwork is matted and on foam tape for dimension. I inked around the outside edge of both the front and back covers. The ribbon under the patterned paper on the front cover wraps around the back and ties on the side.

 The photos will be printed this weekend and added to the album.

Thanks for stopping by to share more holiday inspiration with you!

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From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Craft-Dee BowZ Bowmaker Tool
K&Co. 3-D Christmas Stickers
 K&Co. Poinsettia Border Trim
Me and My Big Ideas Flourish Embellishments
SEI Chalet Patterned Paper Collection and Stickers

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Donna Maligno said...

Vicki, this is so cool -- what a great idea and tradition! I'm going to take my cue from this and start doing it. I never do a think with the pics I take at Christmas -- now I know what to do. THanks for submitting this for all to see on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge!

Cathi ONeill said...

Wonderful mini album, especially love that cover!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs!!

trisha too said...

Sweet Christmas album, Vicki!


Netty said...

Beautiful and such a great gift Vicki, am sure they are treasured, Annette x

Sandee Setliff said...

A gift to be treasured for a lifetime! Thanks for playing along with us over at Frosted Designs Give a Gift challenge! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Stamping With Bibiana said...

lovely idea and tradition...we definitely are in tune...well my album is by far NOT as elaborated as yours but I posted as well a mini xmas album, what a coincidence!!
hugs bibiana

Lori Apgar said...

This is so precious!! I love the mini - especially the cover! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!


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