The seasons are changing, the stores are getting their holiday products in, and that means it’s time to make our annual Christmas album. This year we will be making an album filled with papers and embellishments from one of my favorite Christmas collections ever – the new Bo Bunny Candy Cane Lane collection. From a jolly vintage Santa to the nostalgic Shiny Brite box, this collection is a whimsical array of darling images that will be perfect for all your holiday photos.
We will be making our album from a shopping bag with lots of techniques for including all your memories – whether on a daily basis for the month of December or for the whole season. Even if you have made this type of album with me before, you’ll have new things to learn and will love filling this book with your Christmas memories, photos, and cards. The mix of page protector sizes and the things we'll add into our book makes the twenty-plus pages interactive and fun!
If you have a chance to get the small size shopping bag from an Anthropologie store, it would be so helpful. I will have some for those who are not able to get a bag (if you can get more than one to share, I’ll be forever grateful!) I’m not able to get the large quantities I used to get but will have one for everyone who needs one. The album-making techniques can be used with any shopping bag – you’re mind will be full of the possibilities!
Student supply list:
Please bring the following items to class… 12” paper trimmer, pencil, ruler, scoring tool, scissors, strong tape adhesive (1/8”, ¼”, or ½”, and also a wider tape, if possible), regular tape runner adhesive, Crop a Dile and/or 1/4” We R MemoryKeepers Power Punch, Distress Ink (I use Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger), ink blending tool, non-stick craft mat, sanding tool, stapler or Tiny Attacher, two pieces of lightweight chipboard at least 7 ¾” x 8 ½” – it can even be a cereal box cardboard – that’s what I used, scallop-edge scissors, small size Anthropologie bag (8 ¾” x 10 ½”).
This will be taught at each of the stores on my schedule for the rest of 2014 and at Paper Tales in 2015.