Happy Saturday everyone! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! I slept in til 8am and was awakened to the smell of wonderful coffee! Later on when the dew dries off, we're heading out to the timber to cut a load of firewood. The girls are excited for the first fire in the fireplace. It's not cold enough yet but we're stocking up on firewood.
To get into the season a little, I thought I would share a little photo album I made using Papertrey's Made of Snow stamp set, designed by Nichole. In true Papertrey style, this set helps you to build the perfect snowman. All of the pieces and parts of the snowman are separate stamps, from the body parts, to the the scarves, all the way down the the tiniest details of the face and buttons. Be sure to click on the link to the stamp set so you can see all the pieces and parts.
I have a drawer full of little albums so I thought I would start with this fun barn red album (source unknown). I used some of the Polka Dot Parade paper along the bottom edge. I tore the paper and distressed the edges with Ranger Distress Ink. I used green, glittery chipboard letters for the *let it snow* album title and some Spring Moss Saddle Stitched ribbon to tie up the album. Same supplies were used for the matching card. Here's a single shot of the album by itself.
Here's the fun detail of the snowman. I used buttons from my Foofala collection in three different sizes to build my snowman. I stitched the top button for the head, added button stamps from Made of Snow for the middle body portion and a bigger button for the bottom body portion of the snowman. I paper pieced a scarf from Made of Snow and attached it with cut up pieces of foam dimensionals. I also paper pieced a tree from the Made of Snow stamp set and added three green sequin stickers.
Here's a close up shot of the ribbon detail. I also added a few Making Memory epoxy stickers to the ring binding.
Here's a close up shot of the super fast card I made using leftover letters. It would be the perfect addition to my little album for a fun gift. Maybe I'll fill the album with sledding photos that we take of the girls every year. Who knows, but it's a fun way to start the holiday season.
Have a great weekend everyone!! What's the weather like in your neck of the woods??