Life as Lou

Christmas Mini Album: Pages 9,10, 11 &12

  • December 26, 2008 3:56 pm


Ok- let’s get started! Because so much of Christmas is in photos that speak for themselves and need no obvious decoration, today’s pages (and insert) are designed with the concept of one favorite photo for each page.

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Trim two pages of Wrapping Paper to 6 x 7 and 6 x 6.

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Using the back of Reindeer Games, trim two photo mats to 6 x 5 1/2 and 4 1/2 x 5. Adhere with a dimensional adhesive.
Scallop the edges of two pieces of Mitten Mitten. One should be approximately 5 1/2 x 2 and the other should be 1/2 inch. I say approximately because trimming will shorten them a slightly, but it really doesn’t matter if it is off by a bit. These should also be slightly popped off your page.

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Run some coordinating trim along the bottom of your Mitten Mitten. Drop a few cute buttons on the page as well. Stamp some random images going off the sides of the pages. Notice how I flubbed up the first page? I had an idea that didn’t get off the runway, (alright, it kind of exploded in the hanger and mucked up my page)- BUT- it is O. K. because I’m going to put my photo smack over that weird gluey-ripped spot. Shhh, don’t tell. Many of my photos hide ugly mistakes on some of my favorite layouts. It’s ok. It’s just paper.

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I intend to put a 4 x 5 photo from the very edge of the smudge over, and the ribbon will overlap the photo. I didn’t give it it’s own mat, because I thought it would be too much.

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Similar concept going on over here on the clean side with no mistakes.

Now. Everybody always has too many horizontal 4 x 6 pictures they need to find homes for, right? So, we are going to put a little bonus page smack in between these two pages! It is identical on both sides.

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Side one.

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Side deux. They are twins.

Trim your middle page (Reindeer Games) to 5 x 7. Now trim your Mitten Mitten mats to 4 1/4 x 6. Adhere them with a dimensional adhesive. You will be able to put a 4 x 6 pic in that spot with only a teensy bit of trimming first. Run a half an inch strip of Wrapping Paper just above the bottom of your mat. You can choose to put this over or under your photo- whatever works for you.


Now, flip your middle page over and repeat. Super simple.



  1. gina (gg loves Matthew) says:

    It is coming along so nicely!!!

  2. Linda says:

    Seeing this album just makes me really really want to get started with mine, and of course I will be using the fab December kit. I love what you’ve done with this, it looks so great!

  3. Erika M says:

    I’m really enjoying making this album!

  4. Donna says:

    The album is looking soo cool, love the different size pages and the way you have been decorating. Thanks for sharing this with us. Happy New Year to you and your Family.

  5. Rose Stannell says:

    I am loving your album. I am not a mini book person but I may just try this one to see what I can do.

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