Tuesday, December 9, 2014

T'was The Night Before Christmas Album

T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house.....

 Ever since I made my shaped camping album a few years ago I've wanted to do a Christmas themed one. I had the basic layout in my head for years. In fact, after the camping album, it was going to be my next project. Then the camping album took f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get sized and laid out on the Gypsy I mentally filed the idea away. I made a half-hearted attempt when I first started using craft room, but it was still too hard. Then along came Cricut Design Space.

Oh. My. Goodness. I have never had the design and layout of a complicated project go so quickly. I managed to get the whole thing laid out, sized and saved over the course of my lunch hour at work one day. Seriously.

Santa, the fireplace, tree, cat, mouse. Every image came from the Cricut Library, and are available with the monthly subscription. Most of them I already owned the cartridges so that wasn't an issue for me. What I'm saying is this - the subscription is totally worth it, even if you have tons of linked cartridges.

So, I'll just let you look through all the Christmas-y goodness contained within. I plan on adding pictures from this year. We are going home (we didn't get to go last year) so my 2 year old son will be celebrating with his cousins again. They're going to have a blast. They (Max & Will) are 4 and 2 and we miss them terribly - along with Grandma, Grandpa, and the aunts and uncles too.

Patterned paper and chipboard elements are from Graphic 45's T'was The Night Before Christmas Collection.

(Apparently the cat did bump my tripod when I took this - Oops!)

My flip album!

Cookies and milk for Santa....and not a creature stirring!

Not even the mouse! By the way - that mouse is about 1/4" high. And the Cricut Explore cut him out FLAWLESSLY!

How about a hidden picture spot behind the fireplace?


Paper, Chipboard Elements - Graphic 45 T'was The Night Before Christmas
Cardstock - Bazzill, American Crafts, Recollections
Presents under the tree, stockings- Recollections
Bling - Jolee's
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss
Santa, Fireplace - Cricut Quilted Christmas Cartridge
Toys - Cricut B is for Boy Cartridge
Tree, Presents - Cricut Winter Frolic Cartridge
Chair - Cricut Love You a Latte Cartridge


Sheree said...

Just beautiful!

Carrie Peter said...

Saw your post on facebook and went to your blog. This project is darling!!! Well done!

Amy said...

Amazing album. TFS!

Teresa said...

I love shape books. GREAT job.

Reina Duarte said...

This is a masterpiece!

Sukie said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Every little detail is just perfect. I just love the fun design and the waterfall folio you incorporated! I saw your in the Let's Learn Cricut Explore group and popped over. New follower of your blog and on Facebook!

JLBF said...

I absolutely love this! Very creative! A project I will have to remember for next year!

Katie said...

Just saw your post on Facebook and line to your blog. LOVE your Christmas album! I have been wanting to make something like that where the edge of the pages are the shape of a paper piecing like you did. How did you make the pages of the album like that?

Thanks so much for sharing!

Teresa Joyce said...

This is so amazing! I saw your post over on Facebook and came to take a look. I just keep thinking WOW! Can't wait for the tutorial. I would love to make one of these for my grandkids.

Thank you so much for sharing!