Here is the cover. I used almost a whole pack of the Authentique Papers-Festive for my project along with lovely MFT card stock in: Wild Cherry, Black Licorice, Kraft, Natural, and Jellybean Green.
I added a sentiment from this month's Triple Scoop Set, SEASONAL SENTIMENTS. Get it for FREE....you'll love it as much as I do. I added it to a layered TRADTIONAL TAGS STAX, and topped that with a layer of the original FISTHAIL FLAGS STAX and the new FISHTAIL FLAGS LAYERS STAX Die-namics.
The year was cut, quick and easy with my BY THE NUMBERS Die-namics. A variety of ribbons from MFT, my beloved hemp twine, and a Natural Button and some bells finished off my cover page.
Check out the thickness of my album....it is a chip board album that is 5 pages front and back. Each one distressed and altered and stitched.
Along with the fun lists we'll be writing into our family album, I added some spaced to place our photos. This one will be the photo we use for our Christmas Cards. I used a pencil to write in which picture will go where. No worries, the words can be erased or they will be covered with the actual picture we use.
Here's a close up of the list. Check out the half circle I tucked in at the bottom of the list. The stamp detail comes from DOCUMENT IT-DECEMBER. You'll see I used this same element through out my album.
I enjoyed looking through my Die-namics to find just the right elements. I was excited to find the BON APPETIT Die-namics. The oven mitt and rolling pin were a natural fit to my cookie badge.
Along with a few tickets, I made it Christmasy by adding a fun snow flake, from LET IT SNOW Die-namics.
Decorating the tree is always a highlight we always capture on film. I used the CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS DIE-NAMICS with this one.
I also made a pretty felt pocket (similar to how I made the silverware pocket from THIS post).
1. measure a piece of felt (I used Whip Cream felt) to 3.5 x 4.5. Then fold in half.
2. add a PINKING EDGE before stitching it up.
3. Using your sewing machine, run a stitching up both sides.
Here is a close up. I wrapped the pocket with some JELLYBEAN GROSGRAIN and topped it with a BEAUTIFUL BOW. This Die-namics is soooo fun and really a must have.
Since this pocket is holding the boys' lists to Santa, I thought it was fun to tuck in a few words. Love the "naughty" and "nice".
The final page will hold a picture of the boys with Santa. It's tradition and I'll get a picture as long as the boys will let me. The sentiment is another one from SEASONAL SENTIMENTS on the new FISHTAIL FLAGS LAYERS STAX DIE-NAMICS . I love this set. I added a few snowflakes topped with some NATURAL BUTTONS and red twine..
This past weekend we went to a Harvest Festival that had a corn maze. My dad took the boys through it. Doing that reminded my middle guy, Ryan, of this picture from last year. So, I stumbled upon it and decided to scrap it. Single pictures tend to get lost around here. They are safe once they are put onto a layout. Plus I had the perfect die, CORNSTALK Die-namics to accent the page. :)
Here are some detail shots. I added a strip of the WESTERN STARS BORDER DUO Die-anmics. There is also a strip from the FISHTAIL FLAGS LAYERS STAX DIE-NAMICS, and the small pointed banner piece from HOWDY FRAMES DIE-NAMICS. I also cut the tip off the CORNSTALK DIE-NAMICS to add a little sprig of corn husk to my NIGHT SHIFT BLUE BUTTON! Card stock is Night Shift Blue and Lemon Drop. The banners were a perfect journaling spot for my location and date.
And finally, the CORNSTALKS and a look at the cool new HIGHRISE ALPHABET UPPERCASE DIE-NAMICS. SWOON!!! the long, tall letters are sooo pretty!
Stop by Kim's Blog for all the details and the full list of DT members for tonight's New Product Tour!
Here is another look at all the fabulous new Die-namics I used today.
Here is my Inlinz list for all other MFT Products I used on tonight's projects.