Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Mini Album

I really love Bo Bunny's mini albums. They come pre-printed, so it totally saves time. Usually, covering naked chipboard albums is the most time-consuming, tedious part, so I was happy to have that work done for me already :) I decided to get ahead this year by creating a mini album for the Christmas season with the pages all ready to go for photos. Seven 4x6 photos will fit inside, so I can pick the very best ones.

Page 1 (inside front cover). I inked all the edges throughout the album, and added dots to some of the pages. For the flower centers, I used round chipboard shapes and brads from the collection:

Page 2. I added photo mats to the pages, cut to fit 4x6 photos. For the first page, I made sure I aligned it so that the photo will be seen through the cover window. Again, I added some candy cane circles from the 12x12 chipboard sheet to the flower centers, and added glitter to them:

Page 3. For all the photo mats where the embellishments overlap the mat, I was careful to make sure I didn't glue down the parts that touched the mat, so that when the photos are added, they can slide in easily:

Page 4:

Page 5. I just couldn't resist cutting this awesome Santa from the paper and adding him to one of the pages instead of using it for a photo - he's well worth the space:

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Page 9. The Noteworthy pack had a few great journaling spots, and I wanted to make sure I used at least one of the pages for adding some memories. This page was perfect for it, since I didn't want to cover up the cute image of the kids skating:

Page 10:

Detail from page 10 - I really love the bling flourishes on this page. I also added a chipboard star to the top of the tree and added glitter to it:

And finally, the back cover. I added a layered chipboard embellishment to the back:

I hope you guys liked my mini. I'm looking forward to filling it up with pics :)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy December!!

Hey guys, I'm away on vacation right now, but I pre-scheduled this post. I wanted to share a couple Christmas cards using a combo of the two new Bo Bunny Christmas collections: Silver & Gold and Elf Magic. I LOVE how easy it is to make cards with Bo Bunny collections - the cut-apart sheets and the Noteworthy, along with all the matching elements that go with each collection make it a total breeze to throw some cards together.

For these two, I wanted to do different styles - one is traditional and one is more fun, perfect for a child. Also, I embellished the insides of both. It only takes a minute or two to do that, but makes such a huge difference! Adds a really personal touch and a pretty place to write your message.

Traditional Christmas card:

Fun Christmas card: