December is nearly upon us! And that means that Christmas will be here before we know it. Each year, I take a ton of photos. I rarely scrap them all, but I would like to print them out and keep them in a special place. I decided to create a little photo album to house them.
Rather than creating my album from scratch, since I'm already starting to feel the 'holiday crunch', I used one that I had laying around the house. This particular album was one given to us by our hotel in Maui. I never used it because I needed a much larger album for our vacation photos, but I knew it would be the perfect size for some Christmas shots. These 4 x 6 albums are easy to come by. You can get them at the big box craft shops and even at local dollar stores.
I started by painting Gesso along all of the edges. I didn't want any of the original album's color showing through.
After it dried, I measured the length and width of the album. I cut a piece of Sleigh Ride Silver Bells paper to fit and scored it at the point where the spine on the album is. I added lots of adhesive and adhered it to the album cover.
Next, I measured the inside covers of the album and added the same paper to finish it off.
Now came the fun part. I knew I wanted to keep the design on the cover rather simple. I designed an embellishment by layering a punched paper circle, a label sticker, a snowflake chipboard piece and a brad from the Sleigh Ride collection.
I added strips of paper from Sleigh Ride and On Trend and layered some tab stickers onto it as well. A piece a border sticker was the perfect accent for the edge of the front cover. Finally, I added a half of a doily on which I could layer my embellishment.
The little sticker on the spine was a fun touch, too.
As I said, I plan on using this to house the many photos I will be taking this Christmas. But, this album would also make a perfect December Daily or December Journal Album, as well.
Thanks for visiting today and have a great one!