Hi Everyone! Kerrie back with another project as Guest Designer for Couture Creations. For this project I created a Christmas Mini Album using a packet of Christmas Envelopes from the Deck the Halls Collection, this is a super quick way to create a 4×6 mini album with the pockets already created for you. I started off by adhering two envelopes together back to back just on the flap, I just used the tape already there for sealing the envelopes. I used the whole pack of envelopes, so adhered 4 sets together and left two singles for the front and back of the mini album.

Sliding the flaps of two sets into one envelope which will be the front envelope. I then tucked the flap of the back envelope into itself and then slide the remaining 2 sets in and just like that your mini album base has been created.  You can secure the flaps more securely by adding a little adhesive to to each flap stop them sliding around . I then embellished the front and the inner pages using a selection of Die Cut Shapes, Ephemera pieces, Patterned Paper and Sentiments.  I also added a 4×6 mat to pop my photos on using Snow White Cardstock and finishing the matt off with a black hand drawn pen line to give some definition to the photo mat blocks. There is room for adding tags and/or mementos from your Christmas along with some journaling I finished off with red ribbon tied around twice as a closure for my album which you can easily untie to open up.

TIP- keep everything fairly flat to keep so that the album is not too bulky remembering you still have to add photos.

Materials List

CO728543 Deck the Halls | Christmas Envelopes, Snow Deer
CO728531 Deck the Halls | Merry Christmas Die
CO728563 Deck the Halls | Die Cut Ephemera
CO728548 Deck the Halls | Die Cut Shapes, Natures Beauty
CO728549 Deck the Halls | Die Cut Shapes, Snowy World
CO728550 Deck the Halls | Die Cut Shapes, Christmas Joy
CO728551 Deck the Halls | Die Cut Shapes, Winter Snow
CO728552 Deck the Halls | Die Cut Shapes, Winter Wishes
CO728562 Deck the Halls | Spirit Melodies 6×6 Paper Pad
CO728564 Deck the Halls | Winter Dazzle 6×6 Paper Pad

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and remember if you recreate this mini album and don’t forget to share on your socials and tag #couturecreationsaus and me #kerriegurney ~ Until next time!

Kerrie Gurney