Thursday, November 15, 2012


Hello, gang!!
Aimee here with another fun project for you!

I've really been in the holiday spirit the last couple of weeks.
We lost our leaves, it's stinking COLD outside,
and we've had snow once (it didn't stick around, but we got it).

Bring on the turkey and Christmas!!

For those who find the idea of a
  DAILY album 
why not create a week-by-week album instead?

This little cutie is 6x6.

Want to make it?

Here we go....

You'll need:

Teeny Tiny Santa from plate 1363 (do yourself a favor and get the whole plate!)
Numbers from the new plate!!
Patterned papers (mine are from October Afternoon)
Chipboard for the covers
Paper trimmer
Ribbons & trims
Scrap of burlap, canvas, etc.
Spellbinder's dies and die cut machine
Tag die or punch
Tiny Attacher
Wood buttons
Inks (I used Vintage Photo Distress & a brown pigment)
Inking handle (Distress item)
Heat gun
Tiny letter stickers
Scraps of white card stock
Binder rings
Hole Punch (I used a Crop-A-Dial)
Tacky glue

1. Cut your papers into 6x6 to create pages...
make life easy and use the sheets that are divided into four 6x6 sections!
2. Cut chip board into two 6x6 pieces.
Add Miracle Tape to the chipboard pieces and cover with patterned papers.
Do both sides.
3. Ink all edges- pages and covers- with brown ink.
4. Use tacky glue to add trims to front cover.
5. Add piece of burlap/fabric to front cover at an angle with tacky glue.
6. Die cut two nested shapes using Spellbinder's dies.
Ink edges of both shapes. Stamp December with brown pigment ink and add embossing powder.
Stamp week with brown pigment ink (twice, leaving space between for the letter stickers) and 
add embossing powder. Heat to melt powder. let cool.
6. Ink the edges, and add 'by' between week & week. Layer the shapes and add
to front cover with Miracle tape.

6. Stamp numbers 1-4 with brown pigment ink and emboss.
7. Punch tags for the numbers, adhere numbers to tags.
(for number three, just cut the number square out)
8. Ink edges of tags. Staple ribbons to tags using Tiny Attacher.
9. Add tags to pages using Miracle Tape.

 10. Hand cut a small tag from card stock. Stamp Dachshund on a 
scrap of white card stock. Color. Tear ends, and ink the edges.
Adhere to small tag. Add tag to page for week three, using Miracle Tape.

 11. Punch/die cut a tiny tag and stamp tiny santa in brown ink.
Dot red Sharpie or other permanent marker over Santa's clothes.
Staple ribbon to top of tag.
Cute, isn't it!

Here's a tip to add a folder to your book:
Cut a piece of paper (patterned, card stock, whatever ya like) 
12" wide by 9" tall.
Fold in half vertically.
Open back up, and fold 3" from the bottom horizontally.
Open up, fold back in half, and then fold the bottom back up.
Punch holes and add to the binder rings.
The rings hold the folder together.

 Here's your wiener!
Daisy Dog saying
"bring on the turkey, momma!"


Sandra Strait said...

Ooh, cool journal!

Pinky Hobbs said...

Beautiful journal!