Thursday, November 30, 2023

Christmas Memories Waterfall Mini Album

Hi friends! What do you do when two Design Team Projects (Doodlebug Design and Lori Whitlock) fall on the same day? You use products from both amazing companies to make one super fun project! Today, I have a new Christmas mini album to share with you. I've added a quick tutorial to show how easy it is to make. This mini has a pretty shape, waterfall pages, and lots of Christmas cuteness! Check it out ...

Christmas Memories Tiered Scrapbook by Artsy Albums

I designed this with a wonderful Lori Whitlock cutting file called Tiered Album Bracket and Doodlebug's adorable Gingerbread Kisses Collection (product links below). The shape of the pages is unique and I love that they're tiered so you can see all the festive prints and cute embellishments peeking out. 

Here's how I got started ...

The cutting file gives you the shapes of 5 base pages, which I cut out of white card stock. It also gives you the shape for the inset pages, which I cut out of 12x12 and 6x6 pattern papers. 

You will need to cut 2 inset pages in each size. These will cover the front and the back of each of the white base pages. Important tip ... when cutting these out, be sure to place the PATTERN in the right direction on the cutting mat so they will be cut facing the way that you want them to.

Adhere each patterned inset piece to the white base page with your tape runner. These are perfectly sized to allow for a 1/8" border around the edge. I love the way that looks. And now ... time for the decorating!

For the cover (top page), I added the Christmas Memories sticker which made the perfect little title for my album. If you look closely, I added 2 candy cane sprinkles and a tiny gem to it. So cute!

Christmas scrapbook mini album page with envelope, candy, stripes, and gingerbread cookies

Inside, I added a 2x3 envelope that's great for a little note or photo. On the envelope's flap, I adhered half of a 3" scallop circle that I punched from the red plaid, then added the gingerbread sticker as a finishing touch.

Christmas scrapbook mini album page with small envelope and cute sprinkles card

I used a 1/2" circle of velcro to keep the envelope secure and inside, I added a little card covered in sprinkle paper. In addition to photos and notes, you could also add tickets, a Christmas list, or a business card.

Christmas scrapbook mini album page with gingerbread, candy canes, gumdrops, & sweet treats

This "sweet" 6x6 Sugarplums print is one of my favorites. So many tiny colorful treats! I also added a photo mat, a clip board for journaling, a gingerbread die cut, and 2 enamel stickers.

Christmas scrapbook mini album page with hearts, string lights, gingerbread, and sweet treats

This pink page is a good example of what I meant about cutting the paper in the correct direction. Since I wanted my pink hearts to be right side up, I flipped my cutting file design in the software to "flip vertically".  You could also just place your paper upside down on your mat :)

Christmas scrapbook mini album page with snowflakes, sprinkles, and jars of candy

The two die cuts above are so cute and remind me of an old fashion candy store. So, for even MORE cuteness ... I added some Peppermint Place enamel sprinkles to the jar. Love, love, love!

Christmas scrapbook mini album page with a tray of cute cookies and sprinkles

Here's a great page for photos of an afternoon of baking with the littles or grandlittles. Or ... pictures from a fun holiday cookie swap party! Check out the cookie tray - I added a few more shape sprinkles to it.

Christmas scrapbook mini album page with a train, a pocket, and cute journaling tags

Of course all of my minis must have a pocket, so ... I made one with a 3x4 inch card and tucked 4 little tags inside. These could be used for Christmas lists, small photos, or journaling. And yep, I added a few sprinkles to those, too. ... Here a sprinkle, there a sprinkle, everywhere a sprinkle sprinkle!

Christmas scrapbook mini album page with gingerbread house, trees, gumdrops, and a photo mat

All of these pages would be great filled with your holiday memories. Add photos of decorating your Christmas tree, sitting on Santa's lap, making a gingerbread house, a church event, a school program, a party, family gatherings, fun with friends, opening presents, and Christmas morning!

Christmas scrapbook mini album with pretty tiered pages

Doodlebug's Gingerbread Kisses Collection is a holiday candy land dream to play with!!  It's perfect for creating all kinds of wonderful projects like mini albums, scrapbook page layouts, cards, gift tags, etc.

And Lori Whitlock's cutting file can be used for endless album projects with ANY theme. She also has other waterfall (tiered) album designs in her shop ... curved, flag, pennant, pinking, rounded, tabs, scallop, ticket, and waves. I love them all!

Happy holiday everyone and happy crafting!

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