Friday, June 4, 2010

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long

Friday at last! Today was the last day of school for the kiddos and I'm amazed at all of the activities they were able to squeeze into the last few days. I'm exhausted!

I did manage to sneak in some stamping time for the challenge this week at CSAYL. This week, the challenge is to make a CD envelope mini album.

What the heck is that? Well....I asked the same question, and to be honest, I put this project off for as long as possible because I was a little intimidated.

I was pleasantly surprised once I got started and can't believe how FAST this little beauty came together! Click here for the tutorial.

Okay...enough blabbing.
Here's what I came up with....
I paired up a fun double sided pattern with Bermuda Bay and Real Red cardstock.

Here's a close up of the 3 x 3 gift card that I made to go with the album. I copied the look of the album cover to pull both projects together. Don't you just love when everything is matchy-matchy?
Here's a close up of the album closure. I used my new die from Papertrey Ink and a fun stamp from SU's "Winter Post" set.
Here's what the album looks like open. I stamped the cd envelopes with a peppermint candy image and left the rest of it pretty simple. My color scheme was pretty bold, so I didn't want to add too much.

Please don't feel intimidated to play along with us this week! This project was SO simple and Maria did a superb job on the tutorial! Once you've got your papers and patterns picked out, you can get it completed in under 20 minutes - promise!

I can't wait to see what you all do this week. I'm off to the CSAYL blog to check out what the rest of the design team did. Have a fantastic weekend!


Maria said...

wow, Mackenzie! Your mini album turned out beautiful! It does look a bit complicated initially but it is quite easy and fast to create once you get started, huh? I love your color choices. . .they're pretty! Love the pretty photos too!
Thank you for creating such pretty samples for CSAYL!


inlovestamping said...

ADORABLE! I love your album it turned out so cute! The colors are great and the papers a very sweet!

Jodi said...

This album turned out so pretty! The papers are gorgeous colors!!
Jodi =)

Michelle said...

I love how the album and card look alike. Very pretty project!