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36 Merry Days: Dec. 1

36 Merry Days: Dec. 1

We got our first Christmas card on Dec. 1 and I decided to put this year’s cards in my mini-album instead of my Holiday Cards Altered Book.

The left page was a fun one to make. Maybe I’ll share the technique in a Paperclipping tutorial at some point. Aiden made the tag on the right and I need to add a couple journal strips for my words. I’m just waiting until I have other journaling to type up so I can print it all one piece of cardstock.

36 Merry Days: Dec. 1

I chose two of the cards to add as individual pages to my album. I punched page holes in the envelopes, scalloped the opening of one, and then stuck the photo cards back inside. Because of the page holes, the cards poke out to reveal themselves just a bit and create curiosity.

36 Merry Days: Dec. 1c

All the rest of the cards are inside this third envelope, which I taped to a transparency that is the foundation for the second half of Dec. 1st.

36 Merry Days: Dec. 1

2011 December 94

One envelope had this cute wreath on it, so I punched it out with my Fiskars Scalloped Punch and taped it to this envelope.

(Actually, I taped the wreath to scrap cardstock before I punched it to make it sturdy).

36 Merry Days: Dec. 1w

And here on the left is the 2nd half of Dec. 1st. I turned my photos into pockets for my journaling cards. I added these cute Christmas brads by Teresa Collins to the ends of my journal cards and tied some string for easy pullout.

36 Merry Days: Dec. 1

My digital journaling overlays were designed by Ali Edwards. The bottom one came with her Yesterday & Today class last year, but you can purchase the top one — Title and Journal Photo Overlay No. 1 — at Designer Digitals.

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  • Teresa Zuehls

    I like how you used the envelopes to store your cards. I didn’t save mine and besides I just tore them open. Next year I will have to try and be careful so I can reuse them.

  • Cherish

    This is really cute!  Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Yeah, I try to be careful about opening the nice ones, just in case I want to use them! :)