Did your family ever make it a tradition to write to Santa for Christmas? How about visiting him to take a photo? Hi, it's Maureen - and yes, I realize it's only Summer. But, there's never a better time to start working on those scrapbook albums then when you aren't busy with holiday activities. And I have a project that will help you get started!
The new designs for the Clear Scraps chipboard albums are super cute! As soon as I saw the Chipboard Envelope Album, I immediately thought about writing a letter to Santa. There was always a big mailbox in our mall that we could drop our letters off when I was growing up!
For the cover of this album, I've tried to recreate an envelope design that has an old-fashioned postage feel. I was excited to pull out the 4" by 6" Plaid Stencil to use around the edge of the album. To do this, I've sponged black ink on one stripe of the stencil all the way around the page. The end result is a dotted line look that is vintage and fun.
The cover and remaining pages are a mix of both Echo Park papers, stickers and card stock. I tried to stick with a theme for each page, and worked in some older photos of our times around Christmas, and those special memories we have of Christmas Eve.
My 2nd page of the album is a tribute to my oldest daughter and all those special Christmas Eve dresses she got to wear each year. I really wanted to find a picture of her in a plaid dress for the papers I used in this album, but this memory is special - it reminds me of when she sang a solo in church.
Next up is a page for my son, so I chose a more fun and whimsical design. He was always my goofball and even when he was dressed up, he looked like he was ready to go roll around somewhere. Bright colors fit this one well, including the tree on his shirt!
And finally, my kids were ready to go on to church - but also later wait up for Santa! At least they tried, ha ha. This album comes together in a fun way with a few circle rings and some ribbon, and is a fun memory to set out on a coffee table each year of those magical moments.
I hope you'll give the envelope album (or any of the other styles) a try! They are fun to assemble and make great gifts too. Cheers! See you next time!