What is it that inspires you to create a particular project? Is it the need to make something for a specific person or occasion? Or does your mood or feelings lead you? As I create something new everyday I find my inspiration all over the place. Today it was the perfect storm of rediscovering gorgeous paper and glancing at a new stamp set. So for today’s simple Sunday project I created a pretty album that’s perfect for special photos of friends and family.
As I mentioned one of my inspirations was rediscovering some gorgeous paper. The Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) was in last year’s Holiday Catalogue but sold out quickly. So Stampin’ Up! made the unusual decision to offer it again this year. One side of the paper contains amazing photos of winter landscapes and plants. While on the reverse are hand-drawn coordinating designs in white and silver foil. I chose one of the scene photos for today’s project, all I would need to do was trim it down a little.
Next I found a 4″ x 6″ pocket photo album that I’d purchased at the Dollar Store. I removed the uninspiring front and back covers from the pockets and measured the pieces. Then using my Paper Trimmer I cut some Night of Navy Card to replace them. I slid one piece straight into the back of the album and set the other aside. With that done I went back to my Paper Trimmer to cut down my DSP so that it was 1/4″ smaller than my Night of Navy Card.
For my sentiment I opened up my new Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set. “Friends & family are the truest gifts of Christmas” seems like it was designed especially for albums of photos. Using VersaMark ink I stamped the sentiment in the top right corner of my DSP. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Then after removing some stray specks, I melted the rest of the powder with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
All I had left to do was use Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the DSP to the second piece of Night of Navy Card. Then I slid the assembled layers into the front pocket of the album and my project was complete.
There’s lots of other scenic photos in the Feels Like Frost DSP so you could make a number of these albums all slightly different. Imagine how much joy these gifts would bring filled with meaningful photos.
MORE FEELS LIKE FROST PROJECTS
For more project ideas using the Feels Like Frost DSP see these blogs posts from 2019:
- Feels Like Frost sneak peek
- Frosted Foliage sneak peek
- Contemporary winter colours
- Shake it up with Ice Stampin’ Glitter
- One month to Christmas Eve
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