Until I saw the Pink Paislee's City Sidewalks collection. I had to grab a few things, especially that Ephemera Pack and those tags!
I have made a mini album using Heidi Swapp Memory File Folders, ready to record our Christmas and the run up to the day.
I started with a this.
I have used 2 of the smaller chipboard folders. I decorated the spine with some patterned paper. I also made 3 more folders out of Bazzill cardstock. The leftover from the cardstock became some pockets to hold tags and additional journalling. I have also used the PhotoSleeve Book from Heidi Swapp Memory File. The shaped paper that the photo sleeves are stapled into didn't go with my scheme so I carefully remove the staples. I am also using some old Chrismas cards. You can see that I've used one here to decorate the outside of the Bazzill folder.
Next I cut out some pages for the inside. I have used a mixture of patterned paper from City Sidewalks and also some older grid and journal papers. The pages are decorated with one or two stamps to bring them all together cohesively. I have also used the card from the packaging of the tags and ephemera pack as a page. I simply covered the back with some grid paper.
I also decorated the cover of each folders. I couldn't resist adding a shaker box, complete with snowflakes. Shhs, the reindeer sneaked into my shaker box, all the way from Hobbycraft.
When all the pages are ready, I arranged them into the five folders. I also added some envelopes as pages, just in case I have a letter to Santa to write. The folders have been bound with 2 book rings but I think I need bigger rings. Any idea where I can go to get larger than 2" book rings ?
Here it is all decorated and finished, ready for December.
Are you buying any Christmas range this year ? If so, what is your favourite range ? Even if you are not buying, you might still have a favourite ? Do share.