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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Happy Freezin' Season Mini Album

 After seeing Kathy Orta's YouTube tutorials on this "December Daily 2" mini album, I decided to make it. Here is my version.  I did not see all of the videos before I actually started making it.  Her album is supposed to be a gatefold style, I didn't wait, and mine is a regular style mini album, but it is wide!!!  The spine is 3 1/2"!!  It still turned out very awesome, and I love how it looks.  I am not using it as a December Daily, but as a winter themed mini album.
 I am going to put a list of the supplied I used to make this at the end of the post.
 It has 12 "page sets" in all.  I didn't even count how many pockets and tags there are.  This book can hold a TON of pictures.  I used kraft envelopes from Michaels to make my pages.  Those made the "page sets" very thick.  Next time I will use the thinner envelopes that she used.  It will make them less thick, and then I can embellish more.  But, I used what I had in my stash, so that's why the kraft envelopes and cards.
 Since the envelopes are thick, I used thin papers to cover them, which helped.
 There are lots of pull outs and different size pockets created.  There are 3 styles of "page sets", and you make 4 of each style.
Watch all of her videos FIRST, half of the pages are supposed to be made "reverse" for the gatefold style.  I made all of the pages before I knew that, which is why this style of binding suited my pages better.  Patience is sometimes not one of my virtues.  I used the "Stack the Deck" style of binding by Laura Denison.
 I am only showing you the first three "page sets".  I tried to make them all different.

Most of my page embellishments, like this "Winter" one, is adhered on the bottom edge only so that pictures can be tucked behind them.
 This polar bear cracks me up!

Well, I hope you liked it!  Here is a list of supplies:

Papers:  DCWV and Echo Park
Envelopes and Cards:  Recollections
Stickers:  Echo Park and EK Success
Die Cut Snowflakes:  Pink Paisley
Rhinestones:  Queen and Co.
Brad:  Bo Bunny
Distress Ink:  Tim Holtz
Punches:  Fiskars, EK Success
Clear Plastic Snowflakes:  Imaginisce
Glittered Plastic Snowflakes:  Sierra Pacific Crafts
Other:  Chipboard, ribbon, Scoretape, Liquid Glue

Stay Crafty, and Warm, My Friends!!


  1. I LOVE your book! I made a similar one "Winter Fun" and used Laura's "Stack the Deck" binding - such fun to get it all together!!
    Is "hidden Hinge" similar??

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  3. Hi Ruth, thanks for the comment. I totally fixed the post. I used the "Stack the Deck" binding. I keep saying the wrong thing. Sorry about the confusion. The "Hidden Hinge" binding is by Kathy Orta, and it uses scores and folds instead of stacking the scored pieces together. My apologies. Thanks for looking!!