November 17, 2011

Vintage Christmas Mini

Hi blog readers! I hope you're having a great week! In my last post, I told you about Alycia's Winter Wonderland mini for the SOC mini album swap. So today, I wanted to stop in and share the album I made for the swap.

Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Dies: Spellbinders,  Rings: 7Gypsies
Distress Ink: Ranger, Key and Flower: Michaels, Stamp: Hero Arts

It's a vintage Christmas album! Now first of all, it was a little challenging because this was my first mini album...It's true--I've done accordion books and even a star album, but never a standard mini. I went back and forth on the size for a long time before deciding  on a 6x6. The Simple Stories 25 days of Christmas mini paper pack was a good fit, and since I didn't have to do lots of cutting, it came together pretty quickly. So here are a few more pics:

Embossing template: Sizzix, Dies: Spellbinders,
Distressing Ink: Ranger, Eyelet: Making Memories

The little square on the right unfolds into a mini accordion album
for extra space for journaling and pictures

Back cover

The album was a lot of fun to make! You know that means there will be more in the future!! I learned a few things that I want to try next time, and got to use some cool products, even a few from my stash! Is there something you'd like to try but haven't done it yet? Just jump in and take on a swap or challenge!!
 I'm glad I did!...Thanks for stopping by...And That's All She Wrote


  1. Beautiful job, Cheryl!! That cover is lovely too :)

  2. Love the colors. really beautiful.

  3. Cheryl, you rocked this mini! Can hardly believe it's your first. I've really enjoyed the cover, the key, the paper... all of it!

  4. Awesome! Love all the pockets and places to journal. It turned out great!

  5. What a great waterfall card! The colors and embellishments all make it so beautiful.........
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  6. Very nice job on your mini - thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi Cheryl love your mini!

    Happy Thanksgiving Day to You and Your Family!

    Blessing AJ

  8. Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog ..I just moved to NC in 2008, were u always a native carolinian...(I think that correct)....I love your blog, are you also a scrapbooking and a card maker... love you work.. thanks for sharing...

  9. Your mini album is stunning. I really like your embossed papers, and all the details.