Friday, 13 December 2013

Creative Inspirations

*** If you missed my Jellypark post from earlier today, please scroll down and take a peek when you're finished with this one! ***

Hello again, my dear friends! 

Some of you might remember this mini album project from the last time I posted it...and some of you won't. I am re-posting it now because because there is a wonderful kit now available at Creative Inspirations that includes everything you need to make an album for yourself. It's the perfect place to put all those fun photos you're taking these days, and will continue to take in the days ahead.

We've had a bit of a break from Creative Inspirations posts. I'm very happy to report that I will be continuing to design for this great store.  We have some super fun things coming up in 2014!

This mini album is a sweet little layered Christmas tree. Sue has another version of it, along with a kit supply list in the shop right HERE. You should pop over there and order the kit. Then come back here and bookmark this post. You can use my photos, and the photos in the shop for inspiration for your own creation! 

So here's what I did:

This is the cover. After adhering all the papers, I went around both sides of each piece with the gold paint dabber. I also made my first swivel clasp charm to hang from the binding ring.

Here are pages 1 and 2. I decided to decorate all the back pages "upside-down" so that when you flip them over they are actually right side up! lol  
On page 1 there is a ticket stamped with the date. 
Page 2 has a little swivel ornament set. It's actually some diecut tags. 
These are just the right side to document special seasonal events.

Page 3 had two ribbon bands that hold an assortment of stamped tags. 
There's also another ticket stamped with "Merry Christmas!"

Page 4 holds a stamped label. 
It opens up and has lines with a heading that says "Dear Santa". 
A wonderful little spot to list all the gifts received for Christmas. 
The bottom of the page also holds one poinsettia 
and a gold painted chipboard bird on a branch.

Here is a close-up of the pretty poinsettias that I made.  

Page 5 holds a large label that has pine cone branches stamped around the edge. 
A few pine branch punches with buttons creates a nice embellishment. 

Page 6 holds another mat that's been stamped with snowflakes, 
and two more of the poinsettias.

Page 7 is another Baroque mat page. 
This one has been stamped with a tree.

Page 8 has a seam binding band that holds a little booklet of  the Baroque die. 
These are large enough to add photos on the front and the back. 
There's also a little dangly charm set hanging from the binding ring. 
These charms are also made from tags and have sweet star eyelets.

Here is the back cover. 
The seam binding from the previous page is tied in a bow. 
I've glued on a sweet little Christmas wreath 
and a banner that says Merry Christmas. 
Another ticket filled out with my info is adhered to the bottom.

Here is a close-up of my swivel clasp charm. 
It holds buttons, mini ornaments, and some jingle bells. 
At the bottom is more stamped tags that look like ornaments. The only jump rings I had were a bright silver. 
So I turned them red with the help of some alcohol ink.

 So there you have it...again! :o)
If you want to see my original post and a list of all the materials used you can go HERE.

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So head on over to Creative Inspirations 
and take a look at all the fabulous goodies in the shop.
There is even a wonderful free gift with the purchase of $60 or more!
If you have any questions just ask me or use the contact form in the store.
Then check out the Christmas Tree Mini Album Kit for yourself!

Happy Shopping! :o)


Astrid said...

Hi Nancy, this is a lovely mini album, such a wonderful idea.
Hugs Astrid

Craftyanny said...

Hi Nancy
This is gorgeous, so pretty. It'll be even prettier when you add some pics.
Anne x

Penny said...

Wow, what a fabulous creation! I love the design and all the details you put into this! You are one talented lady, Nancy! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Have a great weekend!

Ardilla said...

WOW, Nancy!!! This is beautiful... I didn´t see it before, so I'm happy you are reposting it today.
Many hugs,
Ardilla :)

Christine L said...

Wowwweeee Nancy.... how stunning is THIS??? Such a fabulous keepsake - so much work in it.... but I love every intricate detail!!

Big hugs
Christine x

Tracy said...

This really is an inspiring project and it was super smart to turn it into a kit. Great layout ideas on your pages and you swivel charm has lots of cool doohickeys. Hugs!

Tracey said...

WOW! This is fabulous Nancy - I love it :o)
Hope you're having a great weekend.

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness, Nancy!! This is gorgeous, I didn't see it before. Look at all the detail, wow!!! Beautifully done!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

I have to say this is my favorite of all time Nancy! Most excellent! ~*~Lisa

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

Cely said...

so pretty, nancy! great photos too!

Peggy said...

I love mini albums and this is one stunner! Beautiful through and through!

Kelly Neis said...

Wow I was so amazed at this project the other day that I went to the sight to see the kit and forgot to come back and comment! Silly me. I adore your album, it is gorgeous and done so beautifully, I love it!! This will be fun for you to lay on the table and when your family comes you can show it off!
Have a great week!

Diane said...

Greetings Nancy thank you for stopping by my blog and always leaving a warm comment. Love the mini albums, wow it sure would make a wonderful keepsake.

Hugs diane

Marilyn said...

As great an album this time as last! What a coincidence because you know, I was just looking at all your albums yesterday and I flipped through this little masterpiec! Love this album.

Kat W said...

Oh my word - how amazing! I didn't see this the first time round so am very glad you re-posted. All the details are gorgeous and I love the shaped pages :-) STUNNING!
Big hugs, Kat x

Geri said...

Oh, I's one of my all time faves from you! Beautiful then, and beautiful now!

Susan M said...

I'm so glad you posted this album again Nancy it is such a beautiful project I've really enjoyed looking at it again , I think you should re post it every year !

chanya13 said...

Wow!!!fantastic work!!! Love your christmas tree album, full of embelishments and details :) Beautiful!!!

Francine said...

Hi Nancy. I want to apologise for not coming to your blog sooner and for the lovely comment you left on my blog (way back in late August - yikes!). I've been having fun looking around at your work which is just lovely. I love all your handmade flowers especially. I really like this mini album too and hope you don't mind if I pin it to my Pinterest board. Well done on your beautiful work.I look forward to checking in from time to time.