Christmas albums

Remember these?

I had some coasters left over, so I thought I’d make little mini-albums for my sisters and brothers, too, but I had no pictures of us when we were little.  I knew my sister, Laura, had them, so I asked her to email me a few.  Well, she emailed me dozens!  I couldn’t choose.  They were all too cute and brought back such great memories.

In the meantime, I emailed my other siblings and asked them to tell me their favorite Christmas memories, songs and cookies.  Now I had way too much material for a drink coaster mini-album.  I had to make real albums!!

I made six identical red 8 x 8 Christmas albums.  I included all the photos in two-page spreads for each year.  At the end, I made a page for the emailed memories of each of my sisters and brothers.  I only included mine here in this post.  Here they are:

I had never made an album with all black and white pictures before.  I really enjoyed it!  I didn’t have to match the paper to the pictures; it gave me complete freedom.  I knew I wanted a cheery red for the albums.  They’re Pioneer scrapbooks from Store The red pages are cardstock from Staples!  You can’t beat the price when compared to regular scrapbook paper from Stampin’ Up or from Michaels.  It’s regular 8.5 x 11 cardstock and it’s acid free, so it’s safe to use with photos.  The patterned paper is Wonderful Winter from My Mind’s Eye and a Die Cuts With a View Christmas Combo 180-sheet stack.

The font for the titles used throughout is Santa’s Sleigh.  I LOVE this font, especially using the negative cuts with a contrasting paper behind.  I used sketches from Allison Davis

Most of the Cricut cuts are from — snowman (Snowman Collection), nativity(Nativity 1), boy with snowball (Bella and Baxtor Making Friends), tree (Night Before Christmas)

sled – Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge

Santa – Lil’ Bit Creations

Hope you enjoyed a look back at Christmases past!


About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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