Since my last post about this “mini” album, I have finished the project!! Hooray!! I spent a ridiculous amount of time taking an incredible number of photos of the pages so that I can share it on the blog. I’ve decided to break it into a series of posts that contain about 5-day sections. I’ll wrap them all up with a post that shares my title page at the end of the series.
There was more that I wanted to say about day 5, so I added a postcard from an event I attended with photos and words added on the back (which I covered with a parchment-looking paper–the back of the program from that event, actually!). I didn’t include it in the middle of the day 5 spread (see the previous post) because I didn’t want to interrupt the tree-decorating story.
I had a lot to say for day 6. I ended up filling a whole 3″x4″ slot with tiny handwriting, and adding even more on the 4″x6″ photo at the bottom. I tried stamping in gold on the large photo, and you can barely see it (my ink pad is dry– boo!), and then I attempted to echo that stamping as a “watermark” effect behind the 3″x4″ journaling.
Each year, we get special ornaments for each of our kids. I added a page to give some details about this year’s ornaments. I embellished it with a die cut from the “Peppermint” collection as well as holly leaves I had die-cut with my Silhouette. A few prismatic rhinestones add some sparkle.
On the back side of the ornaments page, I talked about our household decorations. I love how well “Peppermint” coordinates with “Nordic Holiday.”
I had several little stories to tell for day 7– and I made a shaker pocket out of the top right pocket. I added some vintage glitter and some red, green, and gold sequins.
This past December was unseasonably warm, and we spent an unusual amount of time playing outside! I used some brighter colors from “Peppermint” to add to the playfulness.
I really didn’t have too much for day 9 or day 10, so I gave them each a 4″x6″ pocket and added label stickers from Lily Bee to add my stories.
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I’m using the Crate Paper “Peppermint” collection as the main set of products for this album, supplemented heavily by BasicGrey’s “Nordic Holiday;” but I am also adding in various Christmassy and not-themed products (including doilies!) from my stash. If you have any questions about a particular product, let me know in the comments.
See all my posts about this album HERE.