Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gift Giving Mini Album

Merry Christmas!  It's the season to give gifts and this month class at JoAnn's is just that ... a great GIFT!  It not only looks like a gift, but inside there are more gifts that can hold picture and journaling of all you favorite holiday memories.  The class will be held on Dec. 12th, 2013 from 6-9pm at JoAnn's in Cedar City.  We will be making the cover, the inside pages, and I will be showing you how to make the large bow on top, the bow on the inside, the small loopy flower, and the accordian flower.
As always, if you can't make the class, visit my website www.sharinashack.com and pick up a pattern.  You can make it whenever you can squeeze in 5 or 10 minutes of time throughout the season :) Here is the link for the Gift Giving pattern.
This album would work well for a December daily, a 12 Days of Christmas, or to hold those Elf on the Shelf pictures.  There are 24 spots for journaling tags and or photos, AND it serves as a home decor piece as well. Happy scrapping! 

Expanded CD Case_NotewothySeries _Dec2013

The you tube video for this super quick, super simple mini album is now up :)   Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFzPm1m-SGY
I LOVE this album ... because in only three short pages you can show the entire holiday season.  Yes, the entire season!  How you say?  Add a couple of you favorite photos to the album and burn the rest to a CD or DVD to share with family and friends.  This album would make a great gift! 
Also, this album can be created using traditional scrapbooking methods (designer paper and cardstock) and works excellent for those of you who DIGITALLY scrapbook as well.
 The album here was created using my Gingerbread Collection.  To make it even easier for you to create this I've done all the work, in the Gingerbread Expanded CD Case Mini Album.  All you need do is drop your favorite pictures in and print the files. Also, you can purchase the Templates for the Expaneded CD Case and use this same idea with any paper and theme or season you desire.  This method saves time, paper, and money! 

The album shown here was made using the traditional scrapbooking method.  Other great ideas for this album include: new baby, wedding, summer season, year in review, etc.