Monday, May 27, 2013

Christmas Traditions Embellish Mini Album

I love mini books and make them when I get a chance.  Here's one designed by the Embellish Team.  It's quite a chunky album using the chipboard ring binder album from Maya Road as the base. Papers and stickers, Rhinestones used are from Echo Park This and That (supplied in the kit).  There are now a total of 7 pages. I actually had to remove a page because it got too chunky. Don't you just love the cover with those chunky chipboard elements and rhinestones? Finished binder size is 9" x 8-1/4" x 1-1/4".

Original instructions did not call to add paper to cover the back nor the spine but I felt it was incomplete so strategically tried to save the paper so it can be done:
Open up the cover to reveal decorative mats that can be slipped in and out of pockets:
This simple page is embellished with chipboard stickers:
Next page is wood panelled paper with pockets on both sides:

This page has the frame attached on two sides to slip two additional mats. The right side is made from the embellishment packaging, then covered with some red card stock - see the next page for the mats out of the right side and the pocket un-done:
cool, eh?
This page has one pocket on the right side:
The mats on the left side are fixed but the tickets on the right side are movable to slip a photo. both the white and smaller plaid mat are removable, too.
On the left side: a vertical pocket with three mats that slip inside along with a small pocket. The right side is a horizontal pocket that has two mats that slip in.
 The last double page: another vertical pocket on the left side.
There is plenty of room for photos and other fun stuff in this book. I am glad to finally complete this album to share with you. Hope you enjoyed it and will be inspired to make one of your own. Happy crafting!


Gwen said...

This is incredible!

eunice said...

Woo Hoo, Patti! You are on a roll with all your fabulous mini albums! Love the vintage Christmas look and neat chunky embellies... very cool!

cropsticks said...

Very nice mini Patti! Love all the layers on the cover too.

cropsticks said...

Very nice Christmas mini Patti! LOVE all the layers on the front cover.

Jan Castle said...

You've done it again Patti....another beautiful mini album!!! Where do you get the energy - LOL!!! Great job!

terryanndiack said...

Cute Album!! Perfect for Christmas memories