Holiday planning – a mini album

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Taking a little book, a place to jot down a thought, has been a holiday tradition for a few years now. I prepared the 2015 version the other day using an old Amy Tangerine mini album as the base.

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I’ve been saving this one and finally decided this was the trip for it. The only issue was that there were not quite as many pages as I think I’ll need so I decided to add some more.

I picked out a few neutrals from my stash and cut them to the size I wanted.

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Here is the book as it was when I bought it open on the middle page. You can’t quite see in this photo but the binding is stitched. I used that as the idea of how to add in more pages.

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Here are my new ones ready to be sewn in.

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Using a darning needle I punched holes through my new pages and then sewing back and forth, cover to middle, I stitched them into the album.

You can see my brown stitches and the original lighter coloured ones below.

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I used this little album as an excuse to gather lots of older stickers and embelishments and I went crazy adding things onto the pages.

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Including the cover. Stamps, rub ons and stickers.

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I love that stamp of the girl and boy and used it thoughout the book, you can just spot it below on that little page over on the left.

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And again.

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Here rub-ons and more stamps. That frame stamp in another fav.

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That speech bubble is from a Studio Calico set and again on the left the girl and boy stamp.

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I decided to add a die cut to the cover which helped make that plane stand out and it gives me spot to add other details about the trip like the dates and destinations. I think the cut out is from Amy Tangerine.

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There we go, all ready for adventures.

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2 Responses to Holiday planning – a mini album

  1. Mary-Lou says:

    I Like This Idea. I am getting excited about your trip – you know of course you take all readers along in spirit (lol).

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