Welcome to 'Tis the Season Blog hop. If you've arrived from Christine's blog then you are on the right trail. If you have just arrived at my blog, you can go to Iva's blog to start at the beginning of the hop and check out all of the talented ladies on this hop. It runs from Friday, Dec. 4th to Sunday, Dec. 5th so there is lots of time to visit everyone and see all of the great projects.
For my project, I made my very first mini album. I really wish I was able to do a video with this project for you because it would have been awesome to actually share it page by page on a video but pictures will have to do. Be warned, there will be LOTS of pictures in this post and it will be long. :)
This album is made from toilet paper rolls. I had seen it made before and wanted to try one so it is definitely not my original idea but my spin on it. Each is cut at a different size: 2 1/2", 3", 3 1/2" and the last one is 4", the whole length of a toilet paper roll. I punched a hole and put it together with binder rings and lots of pretty ribbons. Paper was added to cover the rolls and inked around all of the edges.
Each of the pages:
Each letter was cut at 3 1/4" a few times and glued together to resemble chipboard. All edges were inked. And all pages include an embellishment. You could put quotes or small pictures on each of the pages. That would be up to you. I am going to try and find some pictures of snow fall, etc. throughout the years to put in mine.
The tags were cut by hand (I could have used a cartridge but was it was just as easy to do this). Each tag is 1/4" smaller than the page itself and tucked in behind each letter. I embellished them with snowflakes and a pearl instead of ribbon to be pulled out. Again, pictures or quotes could be added. Each of them were inked around the edges.
DCWV 'Tis the Season patterned paper
Recollections card stock
Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge, jumbo font
Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge for all embellishments
Misc. ribbon, bling, ink from my stash
For those of you still with me, I hope you enjoy looking at my project as much as I did making it. It was fun. I do have some blog candy for you. I will make a toilet paper roll mini album for you with your choice of word (and ummm....yep, 4 letters works best but please choose carefully). To be totally honest, this will not get out to you before the holidays as I am swamped with work and other things to do, but will be mailed early in the New Year. All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post with a way to get ahold of you to find out what word you would like and colours. You do not have to be a follower of my blog but it would be nice. I will use random.org to pick the winner on Monday, Dec. 6th.
Okay, a big thank you to Iva for hostessing this blog hop and allowing me to be a part of it. The next stop on your route is my friend Kerry's blog. Happy hopping, my friends.