I got my Bind It All wires yesterday and was able to put my chipboard albums together. I was quite surprised how easy it was to do! Of course I watched a video first to make sure I was gonna do it right since my BIA didn't come with instructions.
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This is the cover of the album. The chipboard pieces are 4x6 inches. Using Design Studio made it very handy to make sure I had the sizes of my objects right for cutting. I used the Martha Stewart branch punch to add some decoration along with the Merry Christmas. The title has diamond stickles on it. The small dots on the branches are Robin's Nest embellies.
I did ink all the pages and shadowed everything with brown paper to keep it tied together. I also used brown 1" wires to put the album together.
I tried to make the pages tie together with the cut outs as much as possible. I am including a piece of white cardstock that can be removed and used as a pattern for cutting pictures to fit on the mat. The present is made from some Bazzil Bling paper that I had. The tree is decorated with Robin's nest Embellies and some Stickles.
I wanted mittens with the cup of hot cocoa but for some reason they wouldn't cut. The Cricut would start to cut them and then just sit there. I decided to make something look like a sugar cookie. HOWEVER.....a bunch of the MB sisters decided that it looked like an alien eating a cookie. They are no longer on my Christmas list!! *actually okie has no one left on her Christmas list at this time and has no idea what to do with all the cards she has made*I used a light green metallic paper for the cup, hard to see here and then added some white fuzzy sticker to dress up the cup a little. The cookie is with green Bazzil Bling and Stickles.
Here I used some white fuzzy stuff that had sticker on the back. It added a great touch to the stocking and Santa's hat. I used the D'vine swirls cuttlebug folder on the stocking and added some Robin's Nest embellies.
I love the ornament cuts!! I used Mica paper for the base of the ornament. On one I used the branch punch and the other I used a puffy reindeer off some ribbon that I got from the LSS.
WHO DOESN'T LIKE DECORATED GINGERBREAD?? You can say you don't like the taste of gingerbread but no one can deny the beauty of gingerbread when it is decorated! Even if it is paper and Stickles!! HA HA HA I did do some doodling with a white gel pen also.
The back cover is just plain. Well I used my stamp.....and as you can see I messed up a bit...OOPPSS!! Think that happens to all of us sometimes doesn't it! LOL
Anyway hope you like the album. I made 3 others but didn't take pictures. The background papers are different but all the cutouts and pages are the same.