Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Christmas Accordion Mini Album | Inspiration

Hello! It's Michelle here to share a short Christmas mini-album. Yes, I am a little late with the Christmas crafting! I had so many things that I wanted to include in a Christmas album that I ended up feeling overwhelmed and kept putting it off. I decided to start small, and made an accordion-styled mini book to document some of my favorite photos and moments when my boyfriend came back to visit.

I like to layer, but it can be a little tricky working with a very small canvas. I used different textures like glitter, chipboard, and vellum to create depth. The Evalicious snipsnap labels were an easy way to add small details and clusters.
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Another way to add embellishments in a small area is to use a pocket or envelope to create extra space. I placed my journaling tag inside a red pocket, and added a cluster of embellishments to the outside.
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Again, I used different textures such as the doily, vellum, and patterned paper to add depth in my layers.
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I placed my embellishment cluster in the bottom right corner with a vellum die cut, wood veneer, a badge, and a page tab. To balance out the page, I cut out a stamped image of the Evalicious "love you to pieces" stamp and added it to the top left corner.
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I really loved using a combination of the snipsnap labels, badges, and page tabs as embellishment clusters. Opposite to the cluster, I added a hidden tag for my journaling.
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Thanks for taking a look, I hope that you are inspired to use some of your Christmas goodies if you haven't already!

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1 comment:

listgirl said...

So awesome! Lots of eye candy. You rock, Michelle!