Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas mini and Petaloo!

Authentique Paper and Petaloo are teaming up over the next week to bring you tons of Christmas/Winter themed inspiration using Authentique Paper and Petaloo products!

Authentique Paper Design Team member, Kay, has created an adorable Christmas themed mini album perfect for the holidays.
For my Petaloo & Authentique project I ended up making a Christmas themed mini album.  All the flowers used to decorate my mini are by Petaloo & the paper collection used is Authentique's 'Retro Christmas' collection.
The cover measures 6" x 5" & I've attached a couple of jingle bells hanging from a chain to the spine of the mini.
 This mini is sort of a hybrid version of the typical mini album seen nowadays.  Instead of using a type of binding system to attach the pages of my album to the cover, I ended up used good ol' fashioned book rings. 
The pages of the mini were created with a set of 10 A2 black envelopes & the inserts are the cards that came with the envelopes.  The pages can be pulled out of the chipboard cover.  
The pages of the mini are held inside the cover by inserting the last page of the mini (which is just a piece of 110 lbs black card stock matted with the designer paper) into a back pocket attached to the back cover.   
This mini was a breakthrough for me b/c I found a way to use up many envelopes in one shot.  I have an endless amount of envelopes in my stash--so I think I'll be making more of these mini's in the near future.  
Products Used: 
Petaloo flowers used: Regal Velvet Poinsettia - White, Burlap Poinsettias - Red, Pine Pick w/Cones & Berries, Briar Rose Canvas - Holiday Mix

Make sure you stop and visit our friends over at Petaloo for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! 
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23 comments:

  1. I like to use the book rings rather
    than have a bound book. Can add or
    rearrange pages as you want so easily.
    Love the cover. The flowers do
    not overpower the rest of the page.
    thanks for sharing.

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  2. Very cute! I need to learn how to use envelopes this way!

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  3. Lovely looking album
    with beautiful pages.
    Carla from Utah

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  4. I love mini albums, this one looks so pretty. And good way to use envelopes too.

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  5. Such a cute little album. I love your papers you used. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  6. I, too, love making mini albums and books. Your project inspires me to use the numerous envelopes that I've collected over the years.

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  7. I just love Kay's beautifully festive mini album! This new holiday collection is SO up my crafty alley!!! I'm totally into "retro" for Christmas this year more than ever and your new paper really hits the spot!!! I love how Kay really showcased this collection so well and I'm inspired as ever!!! Thanks so much for this awesome team up! I can't wait to see more and I know you will not disappoint!!! See y'all tomorrow!!! Merry Merry!!! xoxo

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  8. Love this pretty mini album and the gorgeous
    blooms from Petaloo.

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  9. I really like the Retro Papers! They make an adorable mini album.

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  10. This looks awesome! I love the papers and the cover is so beautiful!

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  11. Kay, you are the best!! Does Authentique know how lucky they are with you on the team....
    would love to design with friends in Florida with this RAK.

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  12. Your mini album is gorgeous! I love the retro papers!

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  13. Beautiful Beautiful album! Love those papers ...

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  14. what a beautiful album. Love Authentique.

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  15. what a gorgeous mini album, 2 fabulous companies ... anyone would love to get it, including me.

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  16. Wow! Such a beautiful mini album!!!

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  17. This is beautiful. I must make one. Thanks for the inspiration. x

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  18. What a clever idea and it makes me want to make one immediately!! Love Authentique papers and these Retro Christmas papers matched with the beautiful Petaloo blossoms! Stunning!!

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  19. My favorite paper this year. Love you album!!

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  20. The retro collection is oh so awesome! You created a beautiful album! The Petaloo flowers are gorgeous!

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