I love this project. This year I was thinking Christmas before Halloween was even over- which was a real problem when we had a huge storm and lost power for a couple days, and Trick Or Treating was postponed until tonight. I ordered the kit from Studio Calico- mainly for the binder. To be honest, I have enough stash to do the entire album without the kit, but the binder alone made it worth it. Plus I knew once it sold out that’s when I’d really want one
My kit won’t arrive until next week, but I decided to get started early- I tend to spend a lot of time thinking about what I want to include. I started by going through my Holiday stash and pulling out things that I might want to use. And then I made a mess with it all over the floor
I love Ali’s album (as usual), and given the fact that I work full time and have two kids, plus wanting to actually enjoy the holidays- I tend to stick pretty much to her foundation. Last week I purchased her new digital templates for my photo pages – I’ll likely use a mix of these and paper pages. I love the design, and they’re already sized to exactly what I need. Today is Digital Scrapbooking Day, so there’s a sale over at DesignerDigitals.com, so I purchased the dated pages and printed those to cut out sometime this week.
I liked Ali’s version of her cover with the large embossed numbers, but right now I’m loving kraft and red so was experimenting with what different combinations would look like using a scrap of cardboard.
I think this one’s the winner so far- American Crafts Zing in Rouge, and Versamark Ink. Still thinking about whether or not that much bright red is going to be too much.
Here’s some of the other combos I tried:
Jenni Bowlin Cough Syrup Ink w/ clear embossing powder- came out darker than I had wanted.
Amuse Studio Diamond embossing powder is very pretty / glittery, but a bit much on a large scale.
Here’s all my transparency pages laid out:
And the first few pieces that I’m working on. Martha Stewart Snow Glitter & a star I punched with silver glitter sticker paper (sewed the top of the pocket shut). Phrase stickers from Girl’s Paperie last year’s Christmas release – stuck inside the pocket, then sewed on top so they wouldn’t move around. Felt star punched with Papertrey Star dies and Papertrey felt. Jenni Bowlin peace card & October Afternoon red sticker.
Star & Clock transparency by Teresa Collins. Chicken Wire -Hambly, and Christmas circles is from 2 years ago- can’t remember the name. Looking forward to getting the kit and having all the pages in the binder, ready to go!