As Christmas is the time you make the most memories, I wanted to have a way to save those most precious to me. So, I reached for my Basically Bare Krafty Keepsakes Vintage Album and my Xyron Gluestick and Create-a-Sticker.
For the front, I adhered strips of lace to the top and bottom for a border and ran a piece of black and gold punchinella through the center. I followed with up with a Santa picture (the edges inked in Walnut Stain Distress Ink) and the numbers 25. The pinecone and flowers are actually a votive candle holder decoration that I got from the charity shop for a quarter! For the inside, I used my Xyron Create-a-Sticker to adhere the Merry Christmas to my Basically Bare album. It was really easy to run the letters through the machine, making it a breeze to firmly adhere them to the inside of the cover. The holly are buttons with the shank removed.
To create the pages, I inked the edges of my Basically Bare album envelopes with Distress Inks then adhered all my background papers with the Xyon Glue Stick. Next, I inked all the edges in Distress Ink to match the album pages. I left the backs plain, just covered in the same background paper as the front and all the edges once again inked with matching Distress Ink.
The pages were embellished with a mixture of paper cutouts inked with Walnut Distress Ink, ribbons, metallic borders, snowflake buttons, and an ornament (the mitten). I left plenty of room to go back and add pictures and journaling. There are always a multitude of memories to be had at Christmas and I wanted to make sure I had the space needed to save them all. Leaving the back of the pages blank also insured plenty of room for my memories and any journaling I might want to do.
For the inside of the back cover, I took a small Basically Bare Dress Form, removed the bottom, papered it, and added gold-trimmed lace at the waist and hem. The top and bottom borders are Dresden trim.
The back of the album needed to lay as flat as possible, so I once again used my lace as a border, cut and adhered a piece of black and gold punchinella, fussy cut a Christmas picture, adhering it with the Xyron Glue Stick, and added a black Basically Bare Key with a coating of white mica to simulate snow.
VOILA! One completed Christmas Memory Album.
I hope you enjoyed this latest project. Until later.........................