Monday, December 16, 2013

Cookies and Cards Mini Album

Today I am sharing the special surprise project I created for my Card & Cookie exchange! I have also been invited to be a guest designer at Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog this week. Their challenge was to create a project using the Sparkle & Shine color combination. I took the challenge literally and used the papers, but you will see that I have incorporated a few other colors too!

Every year I hold card exchanges, but always do a Christmas themed swap at the end of the year. Each time I save all the cards and usually just store them in a ziplock bag. This year I decided to display them in a mini album made from the Artbooking cartridge. The keys to create this album include the pages and various little pockets. This was perfect to store each card and the recipe from the cookies that the card maker brought to share. The book is dated and I have little notes throughout indicating who made each card. I also adhered photo's I took at the event.

 
I added some Kraft papers to the Sparkle & Shine papers for this book. It blended well and allowed a nice stiff cover to the album. The cute gingerbread man is from the Candyland stamp set. The binding is simply 2 holes punched in the seam and tied together with some cranberry twine.
 



Here is a peek inside just a few of the pages. Photo's were taken before all the cards and pictures were added, but you get the idea.



3 comments:

Jody Gustafson said...

Wow! This is the cutest idea for saving cards. Will try to make one for next year. Running our of time for this year. Merry Christmas, Amy and blessings in the new year to you and your family.

DebR said...

This is so awesome! What a great idea :-)

Kim Richardson said...

Super cute and I love your idea of this!