Friday, July 17, 2015

2015 Christmas Album

Over the past several years, I've really begun to enjoy Christmas in July celebrations and events. A couple of years ago, we actually had a Christmas Day celebration during our July vacation to Tennessee. Last year in July, I taught the Texas Christmas Cards class at Scrappin' Goodtime. And this year, I actually took a class at Scrappin' Goodtime and created a mini-album that I can use to showcase this year's holiday photos. This is the first time I've ever had a Christmas album prepared ahead of time!

The class was taught by Jill, who has been on the Scrappin' Goodtime Design Team for the past couple of years. I always enjoy seeing her creations, especially her mini-albums, on display at the store. She created this album/class and had everything cut and ready for us to assemble.

The album measures 6" x 8 1/2" and features patterned papers from Authentique's Believe Collection.

I actually used my Wink of Stellapen to add some shimmer to the cover.

This is a tri-fold album with a pocket of tags inside the front cover and space for a photo on the first flap.

Inside there's a waterfall album with spaces for 15 photos. One of the main reasons I took the class was to learn how to create this portion of the album.

We also added a slider that will hold two more photos or journaling spots. This was something that was new for me and I really like how it turned out.

This is going to be a FUN album to fill up during the holidays this year!

I took my sweet teenage friend Summer with me to the class. She was excited about creating the album but didn't really want a Christmas theme. She decided to use the papers with greens and tans and omit the reds. There were a few blues in with the original papers and she chose to include those.

We did not complete our albums during class because we needed to head home early and enjoy the spaghetti supper Robbie had prepared for us.

However, after we'd eaten, Summer hunted around in my craft room and picked out some more blue items so that we could omplete her album. I think she really likes it!

Have you enjoyed any Christmas in July activities this year?


  1. No I don't think much about Christmas in July. That's a fab album. Santa would be proud.

  2. Love them both.I'll definately be starting on some christmas items in August.

  3. Hat wonderful albums. - love them both! No, I've not being doing anything Christmassy - in fact I went on vacation on 4th Julu and only returned last night, so I've just been enjoying summer!

  4. Once my craft space is organised, I'm hoping to make some Christmas cards. For me Christmas can never be too soon x

  5. Love the waterfall page.
    I bought a Tim Holtz Christmas journal cover with the intention of putting together a JYC Christmas album this year.

  6. Lovely album, looks like it will be fun to fill up. No, I've ignored Christmas in July this year, as I've just been too busy.

  7. I love waterfall pages and sliders and envelopes and pockets and ... This is going to be so nice to add photos and journalling to. Summer clearly enjoyed her time with you! I so admire your ability to think about Christmas so early ...

  8. Another fan of the pockets and waterfall pages here. And I loved seeing the two different colour schemes

  9. That album is amazing! I would have been all in with the waterfall part of it too. So nice to see a young scrapper! Fantastic job!


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