More 12x12 Christmas Layouts!
These two layouts hold approximately 12 photos! Plus there is room for saving ephemera or extra photos, plus areas for journaling!
These two pages are actually the inside of the front and back covers of a spiral-bound album project that I am working on. I always like to add pockets to the inside covers of my mini albums, so why not do the same for this 12" x 12" version?!
I am going to use a large, wire binding, that is nearly 2" in diameter. I will need 23 "loops" for the holes in my pages and covers. I am using a heavy-weight chipboard. This style is white on one side and kraft on the other.
First, cut black cardstock and splice it together to make a piece that is 14" x 14". It takes a bit of measuring, but if you cut one piece at 12" x 12", two at 12" x 3", and one at 3" x 3", you can splice them together to make a 14" x 14" panel.
Angle the corners and add adhesive as shown above.
Wrap the cardstock as shown. This is the inside of the cover. Make sure to burnish all the areas where the paper is spliced together.
Trim decorative paper to 11 7/8" x 11 7/8" to cover both sides of the chipboard. Do this for BOTH chipboard covers. I used Nostalgia Three for the front cover and Nostalgia Five for the back. I will decorate the outside of the covers at another time.
I used Nostalgia Two for the inside front cover. I used Spectrum Tricycle Red cardstock for the inside back cover, then trimmed a sheet of Nostalgia One to 11 1/4" x 11 1/4" and attached it over the Spectrum cardstock.
After I added my paper, I punched the holes needed in order to bind the book with the wire binding.
Let's work on the rest of the inside FRONT cover first. We will be creating an envelope-style pocket that is actually a double pocket. Plus we will create some photo mats and a 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" scrapbook page.
To create the envelope, cut black cardstock to 6 1/2" x 12". Score at 1/2" from the sides and bottom edges. Add adhesive and angle the bottom corners. Cut another piece of black cardstock to 4" x 11" and trim it into a triangle shape as shown. Score 1/2" from the top and add adhesive.
Attach the pocket base to the bottom of the page. Tuck the flap of the triangle piece under the top edge of the pocket, making sure the adhesive is attached to the inside of the pocket. You will have a large pocket BEHIND the envelope.
You may wish to add magnet closures, but be aware that once you stuff your envelope, you magnets may not work. so take care where you place them.
Now, you will need to make the front pocket of the envelope.
Trim Black cardstock to 6 1/2" x 12". Score at 1/2" from the sides and bottom edges. Add adhesive to the scored flaps, but do NOT attach the pocket yet. Using the envelop flap (the triangle section) as a guide, trim the pocket as shown above. Attach the pocket to the front of the envelope base.
Add decorative paper to all surfaces of the pocket. I used Alpine Six to line the inside of the envelope pocket, Nostalgia Eight for the flap, and Nostalgia Nine for the front of the pocket.
I added two hinge stickers from the Festive Details sticker sheet. Instead of using brads, I added red enamel dots to the hinges.
I attached a sticker (Festive collection) to a small die cut doily to decorated the envelope. (You may want to hide your magnet closures under this area.)
I have made a 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" scrapbook layout to tuck behind the envelope. The layout is double-sided with space for two 6" x 4" photos and one 7" x 5" photo.
Start by cutting black cardstock to 10 1/2" x 10 1/2". Since this is a double-sided layout, I used heavy-weight cardstock. Then cut Jingle Seven (stripes) paper to 10 3/8" x 10 3/8" and attach it to the cardstock panel.
Trim Jingle Seven (holly) paper to 9 1/4" x 7" and mat with black cardstock cut to 9 3/8" x 7 1/8". Attach the panel to the layout approximately 3/4" from the top edge and 2 3/4" from the left edge.
Trim Nostalgia Three (snowy dots) paper to 3" x 10 3/8" and mat with black cardstock cut to 3 1/8" x 10 3/8" Attach the strip at 4 1/2" from the top edge. Cut two photo mats to fit 6" x 4" photos and attach them to the panel as shown. I used ivory and black cardstock.
Add the "ho ho ho" punch-out (Jingle Elements) to the top of the holly panel. Add glitter enamel dots as shown. Add a "memories" tab sticker (Nostalgia Details) to the lower right corner of the holly paper.
Create a stacked embellishment in the lower left corner of the layout. I used a snowflake die cut and stickers from the Nostalgia Details sticker sheet. I also added a glitter enamel dot to the center of the snowflake sticker.
Flip the layout over and cut Nostalgia Seven (plaid) paper to 10 3/8" x 10 3/8" and attach it to the cardstock panel. Trim Nostalgia Five (multi-colored dots) paper to 5" x 10 3/8" and attach it to the center of the layout. Add scallop border stickers (Nostalgia) to the top and bottom of the multi-colored dots paper.
Trim Nostalgia Three (snowy dots) paper to 1 1/2"" x 10 3/8" and mat with black cardstock cut to 1 5/8" x 10 3/8" Attach the strip to the center of the layout.
Cut two panels to 6" x 6" and mat with black cardstock cut to 6 1/8" x 6 1/8". (I used Nostalgia Six and Nostalgia Two.) Arrange the two panels on the diagonal, as shown above. Cut one photo mat to fit a 7" x 5" photo and attach it to the panel as shown.
Add a tag cut from a paper scrap to the left of the photo mat. Add a glitter enamel dot to the tag. Trim the sentiment from Nostalgia Eight paper and mat with red and black cardstock. Add a snowflake sticker and a glitter enamel dot. Place the sentiment block on the lower right corner of the layout.
Place the layout into the pocket as shown.
A fun "half layout" fits into the envelop pocket!
Create some photo mats and a journal spot for the pocket. The large photo mat is 5" x 10" and has circle photo mats for photos or embellishments. The smaller photo mats hold 6" 4" photos. They have decorative paper on one side and plain paper on the other.
Here is the back of each piece. However, the journaling block could be plain on the back if you wish. I matted the journal block (cut from Nostalgia Eight) with ivory cardstock.
You could create several of these half-size layouts for your pocket.
The other photo mats and journaling spots will fit into either pocket.
Here you can see I have the "half layout" in the envelope pocket and the other mats are tucked in front of the layout behind the envelope.
Let's work on the inside back cover!
Cut Spectrum Tricycle Red cardstock to 10 3/8" x 10 3/8" and add it to the inside BACK cover. Then trim a sheet of Nostalgia One paper to 11 1/4" x 11 1/4" and attached it over the Spectrum cardstock. Punch the binding holes AFTER you have attached the paper. (I forgot to mat the newsprint paper with black cardstock, so I used a ruler and a black marker to give the illusion of a black mat behind the newsprint.)
Cut a photo mat to fit a 7" x 5" photo and attach it to the right side of the layout as shown, approximately 1 1/4" from the right and bottom edges.
Create a long pocket by cutting black cardstock to 9 1/2" x 5" and score on three sides at 1/2". Trim the top edge of the pocket into a "V" shape as shown. Add adhesive to the 1/2" tabs and attach the pocket to the left side of the layout.
Decorate the pocket with Jingle Three paper and a strip of Solitude One and a punch-out from Jingle Elements.
Use a 8 3/4" x 3 7/8" tag (Graphic 45 Large Tag) for your pocket. Add Solitude One paper to the tag and then a journal block from Nostalgia Eight paper. Tie a ribbon trough the hole in the tag and then add a bit of twine.
Cover the back of the tag with Solitude Six paper. (I used a matching tag die to cut my paper to fit exactly.)
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired to pull out your Christmas papers and make some layouts!
Authentique Supplies Used:
Solitude: 12x12 paper
Nostalgia: 12x12 paper, Details Stickers
Jingle: 12x12 paper, Elements punch-outs
Festive Details Stickers, Elements Stickers (2012 release)
Spectrum Tricycle Red cardstock
Additional Supplies: red grosgrain ribbon, ivory twine, glitter enamel dots, tag die, large tag, ivory and black cardstock, small paper doily, binding punch, chipboard