Friday, November 16, 2018

Christmas Recipe Album

I'm always looking for fun, unique gift ideas at Christmas and I love to give handmade items.  Here's a cute idea for passing on family recipes that are traditional favorites around the holidays.
For this sweet little book, I used a chipboard album from Prima, paper from Doodlebug's Christmas town collection, and alpha stickers from my stash.  
I used white card stock to create pockets in the album, perfect for tucking in some cute recipe cards and those adorable jellyclips!
When I fill out the recipe cards, I plan to handwrite them with colorful gel pens in lots of Doodlebug colors!
In addition to using the Mini Icon stickers throughout the album, I used lots of Doodlepops.  I'll tuck a photo or a recipe behind this Sweet Spruce tree on the page above.
I found some border stickers from a past Doodlebug collection (Milk & Cookies) that looked cute across the top of the pockets.  I love that Doodlebug collections coordinate from year to year since everything always matches!

Do you give handmade gifts for the holidays?  We'd love to hear about your projects, and hopefully I've inspired you with a unique gift idea today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Lori Whitlock's November Blog Hop

Hi crafty friends!  Welcome to Lori Whitlock's November Blog Hop! My blog is the first stop on the hop, so be sure to hop back over to Lori's site too, because she has some goodies for you ... a sale, a giveaway, and a cute freebie!
For my project I created some cute fall treat bags.  These would be great for teachers, kids who visit for Thanksgiving, or just to remind someone special how thankful you are for them!
I plan to fill them with candy and a gift card for a pumpkin spice latte!  The paper I used is from the Celebrate Autumn collection that Lori designed for Echo Park.  You can find the turkey treat bag SVG file here, and the Pilgrim's Hat bag here.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!  Your next stop is Kathy's wonderful blog!

Hop Order:

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Simple Vintage Christmas Gift Album

Hi everyone!  For my project today I want to share a gift idea with you.   What hostess at Thanksgiving dinner or a Christmas party wouldn't want to receive a beautiful handmade gift like this memory album?
Family and friends would also love one!  All you need is a 4x6 Snap album, some Simple Vintage Christmas paper and embellishments, and some cream card stock.

I used card stock to add six 4.25"x7" scrapbook pages in between the plastic photo sleeves.  I didn't add photos to the album since this will be a gift and the recipient will add their own pictures.

I used pattern paper from the 6x8 paper pad and lots of cards from the Simple Vintage Sn@p Card set.  
On the cover of the album, and on the page above, I included chipboard frames from the layered frame set.  I LOVE these!  The one for the cover was cut down so that I could just use the lower left corner of the frame ... I love the dimension the chipboard added to the cover.  For the frame above, I added pattern paper to the back of the frame and punched holes for the binder.
The die cuts shown above are from the Bits & Pieces pack, and the stickers throughout the album are from the 12x12 Combo sheet, chipboard, and 4x6 sticker set

I hope I've inspired you to create a handmade gift this year!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Doodlebug Christmas Town Album

Doodlebug Christmas Town is in the house!  Or in this case, was turned into a house, hee hee. 
Since there are so many adorable houses and storefronts in Christmas Town, a mini album shaped like a house was calling my name.  I had lots of fun creating a scene on the cover with Santa, his darling reindeer and lots of petite prints. 
Can you even stand how cute this collection is?  I mean, Mrs. Clause is wearing earrings!! and the little bird in the pink hat?!!  Adorable! 
For this album, I used heavy white chipboard for the covers and layered card stock for the pages. I also played with a combination of 12x12 patterns and sheets from the 6x6 paper pad.
I love how the collection has Odds & Ends and Chit Chat for lots of Christmas traditions ... decorating the tree, baking cookies, visiting Santa, building snowmen, wrapping presents, and more.
The Fancy Frills border stickers I used in this kit are actually from an older line called Sugarplums.  Although these stickers will be included in the first 24 DIY kits (more on that in a moment), I didn't realize that they were discontinued at Doodlebug.  Future restock on this kit will include the Santa Express Fancy Frills, which of course match perfectly too!

As I mentioned, this album is available as a DIY kit in my Etsy shop, Artsy Albums. Please visit my shop for more details.

Thank you all so much for continuing to support our small business! 

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