Merry Memories

Merry Memories
Hello crafty friends! It’s Cheryl on the blog today with this fun and easy mini album using Simple Vintage Dear Santa. 
I wanted this album to represent something traditional… I thought of receiving Christmas cards in the mail during the Holiday season and wanted my album to look like an envelope or similar! The overall size of my album measures 5x5 Inches, but this can be recreated in any size. I’d recommend a square album though. 
I used two 5x5 Inch and two 1.5x5 Inch chipboard sheets. Before I covered my chipboard with paper, I cut one of the 5x5 pieces in half diagonally and flipped one of them around (they will be the front cover/closure of this album). All of my chipboard pieces were longer than 12 Inches, so I glued two pieces of card together to make a long one that will cover my chipboard base. 
I have added two layering patterned papers on the triangle cover part to add a little bit more colour to the album. I’ve also machine stitched vellum and a couple of flat sequins into those triangle panels. The front cover pieces overlap and I have used two velcro dots to keep the album closed. To finish the front cover I have decorated it with embellishments from the collection and added white pompom trim to the triangle pieces. I love adding different textures and materials to paper projects! 
The inside of the album features a wire bound mini that is lightly decorated. I have used patterned papers from the collection as well as journalling cards from one of the cut apart sheets and also ephemera! I love the variety of different paper sizes and shapes as it adds such an interesting touch to albums. I have also machine stitched my pages with gold metallic thread for an additional touch of sparkle!
There’s a flip through on my Instagram and project share on YouTube @cherylguerreiro 

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