Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a fun and festive Christmas mini album. Okay it’s not so much mini…in fact I think it has turned out to be the heaviest mini I have ever created. Once I get those gorgeous patterned papers out I can not stop myself. I’m using the amazing Nostalgia collection which is retro and vintagy and all things I love!!!!
I’ve layered the patterned papers here and added a sweet Santa and reindeer image fussy cut from one of the cut aparts. Flowers, chipboard, and ribbon trims all perfectly coordinated to the collection create loads of detail for the cover.
With such a fabby variety of patterns it’s easy to layer them up. I’m using the same green cardstock matting throughout to keep the patterns from looking busy.
This set of pages has a pocket that holds a folded insert and a trifold section with a magnetic closure.
The insert has more of the patterned papers and has a rounded corner just for funsies.
The trifold is finished on the inside too!
The cut apart makes for a great tip ins. This one is layered over a large die cut doily and has holiday inspired glittery die cuts for accent. The page on the left opens from the top using a simple tuck top behind a tab created with one of the stickers from the collection. I added it to 110 lb cardstock so it will remain nice and sturdy.
Here is that page opened. So much room inside to add pictures!
I used the cut apart as a tuck spot on this page and it holds a large photo mat. The page on the right has a Dear Santa list sweetly tucked in to a pocket and adorned with more of the die cuts.
Every single piece of this collection coordinates perfectly and keeping the scale in mind will help you to create a combination that does not look too busy.
Just because you can never add too much real estate to mini the whole entire set of pages tips out. So much room!!!!!!!!
I created side pockets for this set of pages and tucked in some additional photo mats. Those images are so vintagy.
I covered the back and spine in the collection papers and added a metal holiday charm and mailing tags finished with stickers and tied on with burlap string. Last but not least a poofy bow and vintage button.