'Tis the Season was a fun album I created using Die Cuts With A View "Linen Closet" Collection. The colors in this collection include tan, aqua, cream, green and light gray. Some of the designs include flowers, patchwork, starburst, plaid, dots, and stripes. I loved using the non traditional Christmas colors just for interest.
All the edges of the 9" x 9" chipboard pages were painted in a rose gold metallic paint to give a nice finished look and then decorated with many of my holiday punches or dies to create stockings, mittens, reindeer, ornaments, jingle bells and a few other designs. I added distress ink to all the edges of the design paper for added interest. On one of the pages I created a waterfall which will hold several photos and is held down with a magnet. The other pages contain large size photo mats for you to add your favorite photo and there's plenty of tags for journaling too!
On the inside front cover you'll find an envelope pocket that also will hold more photo mats and tucked behind the envelope are tags for journaling.
On the wire binding rings I added some pretty ribbons, yarn and fun fiber as well as a wooden snowflake. My gingerbread boy has gold glitter bling for his eyes and blue and white twine creates his mouth. A pretty plaid ribbon dresses up his arms and legs and is also used for his bow tie. Down the front of his shirt are three wooden buttons with twine ribbon bows, in his hands he holds a wooden tree and snowflake for added fun, and a pretty satin ribbon ties the album closed.
This album was so much fun to create as it allows for ample room of good size photos that can be oriented in either landscape or portrait layouts.
I hope that this album will hold many fond many memories of this special time of year.