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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Inspiration - Mini Albums

Today a couple of our Design Team members will be sharing with you some ideas for creating mini albums. Mini albums of all sorts - some hold photos while others are great gift ideas for family & friends.


Shemaine Smith
"December Daily 2011"

Supplies on cover: Santa’s Little Helper collection: patterend paper Christmas Magic, Peppermint Stick Snowman die cut, I-rock and assorted bling, Other:Chatterbox Frame, American Crafts Thickers, Misc: button and twine, Printable: Creativity Prompt.com , Glue Arts adhesive and 3D Extreme Glue Squares

Page 1 Supplies: Santa’s Little Helper collection: Jingle all the Way. Cottage Christmas: Clear Snowflake, Printable: Creativity Prompt.com , Glue Arts adhesive and 3D Extreme Glue Square

Page 2 & 3 Supplies: Santa’s Little Helper collection: Patterned paper Cinnimon Snowflake, die cut, Misc: Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Printable: Creativity Prompt.com , Glue Arts adhesive and 3D Extreme Glue Squares, Santa’s Helper collection: Patterned paper Christmas Magic, Die-cuts, Printable: Creativity Prompt.com , Glue Arts adhesive and 3D Extreme Glue Squares


Page 4 Supplies: Santa’s Little Helper collection: Patterned paper Peppermint Stick, assorted die cuts, Misc: ribbon, Printables: Creativity Prompt.com, Glue Arts adhesive and 3D Extreme Glue Squares


Cari Locken
"Holiday Recipes"
Cari punched 2 holes on the back cover, set some eyelets and then threaded the elastic through adhering the ends on the inside of the back cover. She then covered the inside of the back cover with patterned paper hiding the elastic ends.
The inside pages Cari kept a uniform design throughout with the recipes on one side and photos on the other!
Supplies: Santa's Little Helper (papers, die-cuts), i-rock tool & Glam Rocks, d-stress tool; My Little Shoebox (alpha stickers), Elastic (Paper Salon - this is very old), burlap (The Robin's Nest), Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink pad, Ribbon (Offrays), eyelets (We R Memory Keepers)


"Christmas Love"


Back cover
Inside pages
Supplies:Imaginisce patterned paper/diecuts/stickers "Santa's Little Helper", patterned paper "Happy Harvest". Album: Bo Bunny, Cardstock: Bazzill, Mini alpha stickers: My Little Shoebox, Ribbon: Offray, Adhesive: Glue Arts, Dies: Spellbinders, Punches: Martha Stewart/Fiskars, Buttons, Machine Stitching


Now remember that Giveaway we posted about yesterday? Well don't forget to leave us a comment on today's post telling us what kind of mini album you would like to create and you'll be entered to win.
If you happened to miss yesterday's post just click HERE to read all about it.

Please join us tomorrow for holiday inspiration in the form of Layouts.

86 comments:

Kendra K said...

I like the idea of making a recipe album featuring recipes to make each night of the week.

Carol said...

Beautiful mini albums. I would love create a Christmas one for my Grandmother. TFS

Carol W.
workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com

Matilda said...

Lovely albums. I would definitely want to create one to remember christmas each year!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

wonderful albums. I'm getting hungry looking at the recipe one. : ) -- I'd like to create a "year in the life of" each of my children with one picture for each month.

Auntie Em said...

Love both of these great ideas. Full of fun ideas and great inspiration!
I like doing 'thank-you' mini albums with photos of a recent visit. Besides saying the obvious thank you it leaves people with pics filled with memories of your visit and hopefully they will invite you back again! :D
Thanks for sharing! :)

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

I would love to make a favourite christmas cookie recipe mini album!!

Miriam Prantner said...

What great mini albums! Love being able to peek inside! They look amazing, great details. Thanks!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Wonderful mini albums - love the recipe book.

I would make a mini album for my daughter.

~amy~ said...

SWEET projects ladies!

I've been wanting to make a mini album of when my kids were younger..

Chelle said...

I am not one for doing mini albums but I have a clear one I want to do for my Nana...it was a bittersweet event..Nana turned 80 and it was the last time we saw my mom alive..very hard album to do (2 years later).

Drayia said...

OH love the recipe album what a great gift idea to give with some homemade goodies. Thanks for sharing and the give away.

Amanda said...

I just love these mini albums!! If I won I would totally make a Christmas Candy Mini Album.. Thanks for the chance to win..

Scrappy hugs
Amanda :0)
amandascraftsandmore(at)hotmail(dot)com

Angie said...

I love mini's! I take a photo of my xmas tree every year, I think it would be neat to showcase each year in a mini album! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pammejo said...

I would make a mini album with recipes of my favorite Christmas Cookies. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

Laurel said...

Love these. I so need to make one of those recipe albums... sure would save the searching for favorite Christmas recipes - great idea!

paperpapier said...

I love the holiday recipes book...so practical and awesome.

Holly and little people said...

I love the recipe album-just great for a cookie/treat exchange.

Dawn said...

I family recipe book is in the works and making it a Christmas mini album feels like the right way to go about it!

Cherie said...

These are all just wonderful! I love the idea of the recipe book! I really want to make some books for my friends because they keep asking me for my recipes!!

Ange said...

Super cute mini albums! That little snowman is adorable!!
I like to create mini gift albums.

Kelly Massman said...

I think it would be fun to make a grandkid mini album! The projects are great today!

CheckerBeads said...

both are great, but I love the recipe idea! Perfect for passing along the family favorites!

Anne

mommyof5kidz said...

LOVE your albums! My friend is doing daily facebook updates on the adventures of her "Elf on a Shelf"...I would do an album for her to put all those pics in to give to her daughter to remember the fun!!

Lindy said...

Beautiful mini albums!

{VICKI} said...

I would like to do a 'month to month' album one year

Scrapycandy said...

I so want to make recipe books for my two boys...just seem to run out of time. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jamie said...

Very festive:)

Laura Stewart said...

great album ideas!

Christa Allgood said...

I love the recipe book...I think I'd like to try that!

Nicole said...

I love the idea of a Holiday Recipe book... and for a while now, i have been wanting to start a Christmas mini album of all of Christmases past for both my nieces to give to them when they're older! Thank you so much for inspiring me today!

Kathy said...

Beautiful mini albums! I'd love to make one to hold special holiday recipies. Thanks!

Amanda said...

I love the idea of a mini album with recipes. What a fantastic holiday gift idea! Time to get started!

Kerys said...

WOW! I LOVE the December daily! Super cute! And the recipe book is such a fantastic idea! I use lots of my mum's old recipes written on scrap pieces of paper - this would be perfect! Thank you so much for the inspiration! :-) x

jrugg said...

Love all the albums! I really like the recipe album, what a great gift to someday give to my daughter!

LisaB said...

What great mini albums. I love the recipe album. What a great gift. I might have to try that. Thanks for the chance to win.

Melinda said...

I'd love to make a recipe mini album of what we bake during the holidays. My daughter would love it!

Tracy said...

These are great. Thanks for the inspiration! Now if I could only make time to get to my craft table!

Michelle said...

I would love to make a mini album of all the traditional stuff we do for the holidays.

Dr. J said...

I adore the idea of a holiday baking/recipe mini album. I may have to try that (maybe for next year!).

Snips and Snails said...

I would love to do a December Daily type album. I never remember to take pictures though.

TheIrishScrapper said...

Love mini books and really like the recipe idea! Shannon

Tiffany Hood said...

I'm working on a recipe album right now! It's for my mom and has all of her family's favorite recipes with photos. Great albums.

Romy said...

These mini albums are all so pretty! I'd love to do a mini album with my Christmas photos from this year. It's my niece's second Christmas and I hope to get a few adorable shots of her:) They'd match the cute Santa's Helper collection perfectly!

DonnaSue said...

I would make a mini album for my Christmas cookies. Just hope there are enough cookies left before I take the picture!

loving3boys1girl said...

Love all the albums! If I were to make a mini album, I think I would like to do a recipe album for all those things we only during the holidays!

~Tracy
blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

TracyM said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that December daily album - and that you have some photos in it (you do know it is ONLY day 6...) I'm so impresed!

B. Poteraj said...

I'd like to make one of just my dog and cat.

sharon g said...

I would like to create a mini album of just my grandma (with other people in the photos, too, of course). She just died about 2 months ago, and we all miss her.

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

I love all projects
inspired me to creat a recipe mini-album
tks Girls
xx
Leila

Liz said...

I would love to do a baking recipe mini for DD of all her wonderful things she makes for people She would love it.. Soonnnnnnn Just a matter of time..

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I really need to start a December Daily!! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

McVic said...

such super cute ideas!!
kacee

Aimee Kidd said...

Beautiful mini's!! I just bought myself a Bind-It-All so I am super excited to start making my Dec daily album!

Liz said...

I'd love to make a mini of family treasured recipes = and the diecuts make it so easy to do, and the mini size of the albums doesn't waste paper, plus there's so much to choose from in the Christmas line

PamS said...

I like the idea of a mini album that includes all the recipes that we use this year for our Christmas dinner.

Izzyb said...

Your example projects are darling!I have been wanting to do a "peek at my week" mini to capture everyday life for one week.

Queen Mary said...

I'd love to make a mini photo album of my 2 girls (4 & 5) decorating our Gingerbread /candy cane Chriistmas Tree and baking cookies for Santa Claus!

mimisimon said...

A recipe mini album would make a fantastic gift.

Miss Cooper said...

I would like to create a mini for each of my boys for this school year.

Denay said...

I love the recipe mini. There are certain family recipes that EVERYONE in the family wants and this would be a perfect way to make sure everyone had a copy.
Thanks for the ideas and inspiration.

st_mccall said...

I want to make a mini recipe book for my daughter and future daughter in law! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

ajmaluck said...

I would love to make an mini album of my 3 kids baking our Christmas cookies and candy. Thanks for the chance to win.

SandiB said...

These mini albums are fabulous. I would love to make a mini album of my grandkids capturing all the activities we have during the month of December. Baking cookies and decorating the tree. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary MacLeod said...

Love the mini albums particularly the idea of recipes for Christmas.

Mary

Kim M said...

I would love to be able to create one with just my girls opening their presents on Christmas morning.

minniemouse said...

I think the mini albums gave me some great inspiration for cards also.

Christine said...

I really love the recipe mini album idea. I was just talking to my mom about it during Thanksgiving!! Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas and inspiration. They were are so adorable!!
xoxo, Christine

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

There's so much that goes on during the holidays, and it is my favorite season of the year, I would love to create a mini album to keep displayed all year round of just the hi-lights of the season.

Carol said...

I think I would like to make a mini recipe album with favorite holiday recipes.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007@gmail.com

jime said...

I love all these albums. I would make one to held the yummy Christmas recipes that I've tasted!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

I really like the idea of a recipe album! That is one type of album I have never done, but have plenty of old family recipes that would be perfect for it.
Thanks for the inspiration!!

callyannc said...

Oh snap these are cute! I love minis! I want to make an elf mini! TFS callyAnn
callyannc@live.com

Gail said...

I've only recently done a mini album and it was out of CD'S!
I have several kits, but I think cutting the pics down to size throws me off!?

Frankenmunster said...

Keely's album is super cute! there's just something about that Santa on the back that is soooo adorable! I need to get into making these mini albums more often, they make GREAT gifts!

Iris said...

I would like to make a mini album of pictures from past Christmases while my children were growing up. Iris

stpatschappy said...

I would love to do a mini of my cruise but there are so many pictures!

Cynthia B. said...

If I were to make a mini, it would have to be one about my family's vacation to San Diego this past summer. A little intimidating, because we took soooo many pics! I think that's why I haven't started yet. *sigh*

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

I want to have a mini album of the kids each year with their Favourite ornament or new handmade ones...

Lucy said...

Love these projects. I want to do a mini album of my children's favorite photos :)

monica said...

fantastici questi progettio...vorrei fare un mini album x i miei bebe'

connie said...

I love mini albums and want to make a mini album for the grandkids first year.

Moni said...

Gorgeous mini albums, love them. I would like to make an album with my son when he was little till today. Hugs;moni

Sandi said...

Love these minis! I am currently working on a recipe album for my DIL of all my son's favorite meals to go along with the fancy-schmancy crock pot I bought the two of them.

Moondust47 said...

I'd love to create a xmas mini album!!

Corina Daily said...

Love these albums! I actually just started a December daily album with a friend. This is my first time doing one and it has been a lot of fun so far!

Sue D said...

I like the idea of a family recipe album.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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