Dec 1, 2016

7Dots Studio Christmas Mini Album


Our latest challenge at Stamps and Stencils, Christmas Wishes has come upon us!  Our hostess Toni says, "Ahhhh! Christmas, like it or lump it, it rolls around every year and seems to arrive faster than ever. If you celebrate Christmas, it's likely that you'll be making cards, gift tags, decorations or even creating your own wrapping paper. My Christmas Wish is to see some of the creative things you make, in order to spread a little seasonal love to your families and friends. My only request is that you include some stamping or stenciling or even both!"


Wheee, the holidays are here indeed.  I decided to create a mini album of my beloved family Christmas photos with the 7Dots Studio Yuletide collection.  I recently picked up a couple of these chipboard albums on clearance.  Each came with a thick acrylic cover.  I created a snowy shaker that allows my first photo to peek through, well poor Logan gets buried in the snow - but you get the idea.  ;0  PS. I picked up this faux snow at the Dollar Tree.


Each of these photos are my favorites, especially this one of my late Grandmother and all of our kids when they were itty bitties.


I incorporated lots of dies and paper flowers, sequins and a mix of silver mesh, cheese cloth or torn lace on the pages.  I used stamps to add background texture to the plainer pages.


My DIY dotty stencil in the background here.


I added a simple bow to the cover to give it some umph.


And the back, don't you love this paper!


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27 comments:

Sara Barker said...

Autumn, what a treasure this album is! I love that snowy window, even if Logan gets buried in the snow! All of your layered pages look fabulous with the special stamping, stenciling and embellishments you've added. I'm sure that photo of your Grandmother is particularly special--what a lovely family she had surrounding her! (Are there twins???? I see two babies that look incredibly alike). This is sure to be the most looked at and talked about Christmas decoration in your home to be treasured for years to come! Sending love and big hugs!

Marty Fishman said...

Ooh, I love love love! That's a very cute album and you really did it justice with how you finished it. I especially love your front shaker page - so cool! Great job, Autumn, as always. Hugs!

Char said...

Love this so much, Autumn! Thanks for sharing.

Helen Wallace said...

Well if this doesn't get us all into the Christmas Spirit nothing will! So bright and cheery, with lovely family photos - that to me, it was the Season is about. Love the shaker front, all the die cuts and that glorious crimson ribbon.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow..Its Awesome and the clear shaker is Fab !

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely amazing, Autumn!! Wow!! I love how you've showcased the beautiful pictures of your family!! That front shaker is so clever and fabulous!! The details are perfect!! Each page is gorgeous!! Love, love this my friend!! It's spectacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Team Clark said...

My Logan and my brother's baby Izzie are exactly 4 weeks apart! Not twins, just the best of sweetie pie cousins. <3 I wish my girls adored them as much now that they are eight! Ha ha ha, siblings!

Susan said...

What a beautiful keepsake! I love the shaker cover.

The Altered Paper said...

Beautiful and very creative!

Redanne said...

Oh yes, I love that red paper, it is gorgeous! So is your wonderful album, what a treasure it will be in years to come for the children to look through and remember a special Christmas. I really do love the snowball shaker front - ah, poor Logan, but I bet he sees the fun in it. A truly wonderful treasure! Hugs, Anne xx

*Vicki* said...

Wow Autumn, your album looks so amazing!! What great photos too!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous mini albumn great papers and love the shaker cover
Carol x

Lynn Price said...

Fantabulous, dear!! OMG, what a great album.... and LOVE that shaker cover (and yes, the paper on the back!) Look forward to keeping up with your lovely makes more regularly soon.... miss you! xxx Lynn (and ps, just peeked at your Tim Tag for last month - ooooh la la - stunning!)

Vintagehandmade said...

OMG, what a super clever idea to create that shaker cover, Aurumn! This is such a perfect way to showcase your family photos! I love your fabulous layering, beautiful stamping and amazing stenciling! I adore every single inch of this marvelous mini! Bravo! Big hugs! Branka xx

coldwaters2 said...

WOW, WOW, WOW what an outstanding, detailed, stunning project Autumn I am in awe of this amazing project, stupendous creation
hugs
lorraine x

Jackie P Neal said...

Really lovely Autumn and what a great keepsake to hand down some day! xx

butterfly said...

What a fabulous family keepsake you've created here - glorious details, from that wonderful snowy shaker to the luscious layers on every page. Brilliant! I know I must have missed lots of treats here, but I'm looking forward to some proper catching-up time over the festive season.
Alison x

Mac Mable said...

Hi Autumn...thank you so much for finding time to leave such kind, sweet and generous comments on my blog. I have missed creating and very much missed leaving comments on your amazing blog. You are one creative and talented lady and thank you once again for being so very kind xxx such a beautiful and personal project today, thank you so much for sharing this beauty. Have loved catching up with your posts....amazing tags, creative, fun and loving all the techniques....wow x

Greta said...

What a treasure this is, Autumn--such great pictures! Love all the die cuts & yes, that paper for the back is fabulous!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What an absolutely beautiful keepsake! I'm sure that your family will love to look back through this in years to come! Hugs, Chrisx

Maxine D said...

Oh Autumn - this is gorgeous - love the photos and the wonderful cover with the 'snow' in the window.
Blessings
Maxine

Pia S said...

It looks like you've put a lot of time and effort into this album, and you've done a great job. A wonderful keepsake.

Beate Rauer said...

such a great album!Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck! Hugs,Beate

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful Album, love how it looks like a shaker but is a separate page.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Deepti Aggarwal said...

WOW!! love it totally .. Not just the paper but whole album is simply amazing...love the idea of clear shaker thing..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh my little goodness, Autumn! This is just pure Christmas cheer on paper. The colors, the textures, the wonderful techniques (I love the "snowy window" effect) all fill my heart with feelings of nostalgia. You captured all the love and warmth and magic of Christmas here. And shall we talk about that amazing bow??? Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Home for the Holidays" challenge!

Jenny Marples said...

What a fantastic festive mini album Autumn! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

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