Thursday, August 25, 2016

Merry Christmas Brag Book

Hello everyone,

It's Donna here with another fabulous project using the new Christmas release.  This is a brag book or mini album that would be perfect for someone's grandparents or anyone you want to show off some pictures of your loved ones.

On the front cover this is the new Merry Christmas Ribbon.  I die cut it out with glossy red paper and green and replaced the red letters with the green and now I have the ribbon in green to use on another project.


I found this tutorial on Youtube, here is the link.  I made just one change, which I will try and show you with my diagram below.  The mini is constructed with one piece of 12 x 12 paper!  Here are the score lines that you will start with.

Here is what the mini looks like folded, it measures 5 x 4:

Here are pictures and instructions on decorating the inside of the mini:

The first pages you lift the flap, I used the Mail Tag Set to make some tags for the book.  These can be used for journaling or you can add pictures to them.  This mini can hold lots of pictures.  The background paper measures 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  The bottom pieces measures 1 1/4 x 3 1/2.
 

The next set of papers measure 4 7/8 x 4.  The beautiful ornaments are from the new release Ornament Trio.

 This flap is lifted up from the "joy" page and this is another photo mat or journaling page.  The white background 4 7/8 x 4.  The Believe is from the Believe w/ Holly Flourish, I only used the word.

 The next page has a pocket that I added two journaling or photo mats.  The Joy is from the Ornament Trio.   The next page has a small pocket and I added the card from the Merry Christmas Notecard. The card you can add a couple of pictures inside or again journal something inside.

This is the back side of the mini.  You can get to the two journaling cards from this side too.

Here is a closer look at the Merry Christmas Notecard.  If you don't want to use this as a journaling card you can also make this into a Christmas card or a gift tag.  This notecard has so many possibilities.

So, what do you think?  Do you like the brag book!  I so enjoyed making this.  I hope you have been inspired to start making one for yourself. Please stop by and join the challenge, this months theme is birthday you still have about 7 days.

Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back and visit again soon!

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7 comments:

Vladuška said...

This is great. I love you project, Donna.

Janja said...

Very nice. I love it!

Donna Idlet said...

Thank you!

Donna Idlet said...

Thank you!

Susie Bentz said...

So clever! And I just bought that tag die!

Susie Bentz said...

So clever! And I just bought that tag die!

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great Christmas gift idea Donna-thanks for sharing