Pretty Little Studio: Glitter & Ice Mini Album

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Morning, y'all, and welcome to the weekend!  I'm just stopping in to share a Glitter & Ice Collection inspired mini album that I have up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.

For a number of reasons, I rarely do mini albums; but recently, I have begun incorporating some of the precious messages, that my family receives over the holidays, into ones similar to the 'Tis the Season Mini Album that I created for Pretty Little Studio last year.  We're still receiving this year's cards in the mail.  I think everyone is a bit more behind with Thanksgiving having been later than usual this year.  So, I decided to go back and organize our cards from 2017 for today's mini.  Keep in mind, this little book is not an exhaustive collection; however, it does house all of the photos we were sent, as well as some of my favorite cards, which includes most of the beautiful, handmade cards we received.  A couple of the latter were too thick to punch holes in; but fortunately, at least one of those came with a family photo.  So, without further adieu, let's just jump right in.  Shall we?
The front cover of my 6" x 8" album was covered with an 8" x 10" piece of the Frozen Sky print.  It was cut two inches larger than the front, cardboard panel itself in order to give myself enough extra to fold onto the inside, which I'll get to in just a moment.  I then dressed it up with a Merry & Bright Pocket Card, which I punched and laced with Baker's Twine.  That set the stage for every other embellishment, beginning with the "Sparkle bright" Sparkle Silver Metallic Tag Polaroid, which frames the top, left corner of the pocket card.  It was topped with a "MERRY Christmas" Warm Wishes Die Cut, which was laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, as well as a "JOY TO THE WORLD" Sparkle Silver Tag Die Cut, both of which were popped up with foam tape...
crowned with a couple of 'Tis the Season Die-Cut snowflakes, as well as a Sparkle Season Flair Button...
and anchored with a duo of Warm Wishes Die-Cut pennants.  The Merry & Bright Pocket Card itself was also sandwiched between a stacked row of Fir Tree Die Cuts with a Happy Season Die-Cut raccoon...
and 'Tis the Season Die-Cut Christmas ball thrown in.
That turns our attention to the inside of the book, where I used a 5-3/4" x 7-3/4" piece of the Tree Scatter print to tuck away all the folded, Frozen Sky ends.
I then pulled in a Merry & Bright 3x8 Pocket Card to house the "2017" year, which was created with Advent Black Stickers and centered in the given, double, red frame.  It was then topped with my last two Wonderful Die-Cut Frames pennants, one of which was popped up with foam tape.
The bottom center of the pocket card boasts the Nut Cracker Vintage Die Cut, popped up, with foam tape, over a Merry Die-Cut tree and topped with a "HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS" Happy Season Die-Cut banner.  A couple of Merry Die-Cut birds complete the look.
I won't share all of the cards that were included in my album, because I'm here to show off all these fabulous, Pretty Little Studio goodies, not my friends and family ;); however, I did snap a quick shot of my beautiful family's Christmas card.  I'm not biased or anything.  Tee hee!
Another Merry & Bright 3x8 Pocket Card...
was dressed up with the Santa Claus Vintage Die Cut, popped up with foam tape and embellished with a little Glossy Accents for the berries on his hat.  A Warm Wishes Die-Cut tab was stapled to the pocket card's top, right edge...
and a trio of phrase die cuts, including two from the 'Tis the Season Die-Cuts package and a tag, which was also popped up with foam tape and laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, from the Warm Wishes Die-Cuts package.
The third Merry & Bright 3x8 Pocket Card might just be my favorite.
I dressed up each of the given frames with elements, some of which were popped up with foam tape, from the 'Tis the Season, Happy Season...
and Sparkle Silver Metallic Tags Die-Cuts packages...
and grounded them with a "Cheers" Warm Wishes Die-Cut tag, laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, as well as a 'Tis the Season "Merry Christmas AND HAPPY NEW year!" circle, popped up with foam tape.
A few hand-written checks were all that was needed to complete the "CHRISTMAS PHOTO checklist" Merry & Bright 3x8 Pocket Card...
which was placed directly in front of a Sparkle Bright Journaling Pocket Card.  The latter obviously houses many of my thoughts from the holiday season.
All the folded ends of the back panel of the book were covered with a 5-3/4" x 7-3/4" piece of the Under the Mistletoe print, which compliments the fifth and final Merry & Bright 3x8 Pocket Card.
A simple, "MAKE A WISH", Happy Season Die-Cut banner tops the given, block-letter "CHRISTMAS"...
and a Merry Silver Metallic Label anchors the 'Tis the Season Die-Cut potted plant, which was popped up with foam tape.  A little more hand-written journaling rounds out the look.
I covered the back panel with a different print, from the Document Life Collection, Candy Stripe, than the front.  I failed to order enough of any print to cover both the front and back of the book; but I think that them being different just adds a touch more whimsy, which is kind of my style anyhow.  So, I'm going with it.  Obviously, everything was hole-punched in order to tie it all together with metal rings; but the front and back covers' holes were extra reinforced with Jumbo pewter eyelets.
Lots of fabulous ribbons and trims, all of which came straight from my scrap basket, I might add, and one final, "SEASON'S GREETINGS" 'Tis the Season Die Cut, complete the look.
Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: Glitter & Ice: Frozen Sky 12x12, Tree Scatter 8x8, & Under the Mistletoe 8x8; Document Life: Coral Candy Stripe 12x12 (PLS) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Glossy Accents (Ranger); staple & stapler (office supply store); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); Jumbo brads (SU!); ribbon & lace trims (Hobby Lobby); Glitter & Ice: Advent Black Stickers, Metallic Silver Merry Label, 'Tis the Season Die Cuts, Happy Season Die Cuts, Sparkle Season Flair Button, Warm Wishes Die Cuts, Fir Tree Die Cuts, Sparkle Silver Metallic Tag Die Cuts, Wonderful Die-Cut Frames, Merry & Bright Pocket Cards, & Sparkle Bright Journaling Pocket Card; Merry Vintage Die Cuts, Santa Claus Vintage Die Cut, & Nut Cracker Vintage Die Cut (PLS)

2 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! Loving the raccoon on the cover!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Very cute Jinny! I like the idea of a mini album for all of the Christmas photo cards and little notes we receive. The ribbons and trims you've added to the spine is an extra festive touch!