Christmas Memories mini album

Hello, crafty peeps! I hope you’re having a good day! I’m excited to share my Ephemoire inspiration project with you this morning. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to head over to the Ephemoire Etsy Shop to check out all the amazing digital printables… there are collage sheets, digital papers, journal kits, clip art and mixed media printables, and the print quality is awesome!

I was provided some pretty awesome vintage Christmas holiday background papers to play with this month and used all 20 letter-sized digital papers in Peppermint Stick #1, Peppermint Stick #2, Peppermint Stick #3 and Peppermint Stick #4 to create a sweet little mini album! OMG, talk about some prissy fun – and in one of my favorite color combos of pink and green! Swoon! ;)


I printed all 20 papers on 60# copy paper, trimmed them and then paired what I wanted to use for backgrounds and for pockets on each page. I cut the scalloped album pages with my Scan N Cut and then bound them with my Zutter Bind It All. I picked out a variety of pink and green ribbons and cut several lengths from each to attach to the binding (and tags later on).


I created a shaker element for the front with glitter inside. I typed the sentiment on the computer and cut it along with the acetate and frame with stitched circle dies, then attached a small bow.


I created my own stitched square cut file that I used to cut the background layers with my Scan N Cut, and then cut three different pocket designs with my Scan N Cut. I embellished each pocket with Washi Tape.


Finally, I cut simple tags from textured double-sided cardstock and added punched scallop detail at the bottom of each one. I adhered a plain square panel for journaling and/or photos, and attached some ribbon with my Tiny Attacher before tucking them into the pockets.


Proud to enter this mini album into the following challenges:

a2z Scrapbooking: October Final Challenge – Holidays
A Bit More Time To Craft: #102 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #7 – Anything Goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: October Challenge – Anything Goes with optional Stars
Craft-Dee BowZ: October Challenge – Anything Goes with a handmade bow
Crafty Catz: #479 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #179 – Anything Goes
DL.Art: October – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #116 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #1942 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #368 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #21 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ephemoire Peppermint Stick #1, Peppermint Stick #2, Peppermint Stick #3 and Peppermint Stick #4 letter-sized digital papers; Hammermill 60# copy paper, American Crafts White cardstock, DCWV textured double-sided cardstock
Ink: Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Paint
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge Punch
Accessories:  Zutter Bind It All, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin’ Up Window Sheet; assorted regular and skinny Washi Tape, Really Reasonable Ribbon Gorgeously Green, Love Is In The Air and Sweetheart Collections; pink, white, green check, pink dot and green dot ribbon from stash, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the awesome printables at the Ephemoire Etsy Shop, and while you’re at it, head on over to the Ephemoire Facebook Page for tons of inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

15 thoughts on “Christmas Memories mini album”

  1. Gorgeous album. love the colours and the vintage images, a wonderful keepsake! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.


  2. A lovely memory book, so much attention to detail. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’. Tracey.


  3. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x


  4. Awesomely cute mini album!! Love that shaker element on the cover! Thanks for linking up to our October challenge gallery at a2z Scrapbooking Leslie!


  5. Fantastick book! I love the shaker! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator


  6. Wow, your mini album is gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Hugs, Zowie xx
    Arty Divas DT
    Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}


  7. Absolutely gorgeous, Leslie! A fabulous project and so beautifully made.

    Thanks for joining us at the Arty Divas Challenge.

    Helen x


  8. Very cute! Love the pink and green and retro vibe! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week.
    Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Love Alex (PinkCraftyMama).
    Arty Divas DT
    Pink Crafty Mama {My Blog}
    Arty Divas


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