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Simon Says Stamp - Christmas Berries Mini Album



Hello Lovelies! No cards for you today! we are going to make a simple accordion fold mini album that would be perfect for displaying for the holidays.


It holds 5 photos and a little ornament/tag and is perfect for showcasing cherished holiday memories. It features the much-loved Christmas Berries Stencil, which I walk you through in this post and today's post will focus on walking you through all of the other album elements.




I used a lot of Holiday Sparkle items in this album and a few of my other Christmas favorites. Here's a closer look at some of them:



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CHRISTMAS BERRIES MINI ALBUM & ORNAMENT - Die-cutting, Embossing, Copic Coloring

Mini Album Base: 4" x 12", scored at 4" and 8"




 

ALBUM - FRONT (flap down)


ALBUM - FRONT (flap up)

 

ALBUM - BACK



STENCILING

To make this album you will need to follow the tutorial linked here, to create the stenciled Christmas Berries background:



 

DIE-CUT PALETTE

These are the Copic colors that we will use for coloring some of our die-cuts:



ORNAMENT PALETTE

These are the Copic colors that we will use for coloring the acetate ornament:




 

MINI ALBUM WALKTHROUGH

MINI-ALBUM BASE

  • Trim the 12" x 12" white cardstock to 5 1/2" x 12"

  • Score at 4" and at 8" along the 12" side

  • Accordion fold the score lines

  • CARDBOARD: Trim cardboard to 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" and (OPTIONAL) paint along the border and the edges with Lumberjack Plaid Distress Paint

  • PHOTO FLAP: Trim a piece of white cardstock to 1 1/2" x 3 3/4", score at 3/4" and fold with a bone folder. Adhere 2 strips of double-sided tape to the outside of each flap

  • Trim the Christmas Berries stenciled background to 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" for the front cover and the back flap.

  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" and set aside for the Forest Greenery die


CARDBOARD



PHOTO FLAP


 

DIE-CUTTING / EMBOSSING

Use the table below to guide what cardstock should be used for each of the die-cuts or embossed backgrounds.

​DIE / EMBOSSING FOLDER (EF)

PAPER

Reindeer

Christmas Pawsitively Velvet Luxury Cardstock ​

Forest Greenery

White Cardstock (inked w/Distress Peeled Paint)

Merry Ornament

Gold Glitter Cardstock, Acetate

Fruitful Berries

White Cardstock (colored with Copic Markers)

Merry and Bright

Red Glitter Cardstock

Peace on Earth

White Cardstock

Bell

Gold Matte, Gold Glitter, Red Glitter Cardstock

Graceful Holly EF

White Cardstock

Pine Landscape EF

White Cardstock

Basic Rectangles

Schoolhouse Red, Green Leaf, Smoke Cardstock

*For the White Cardstock, I used Neenah Classic Crest 110lb, but any will do.

 

FOREST GREENERY BORDER


Ink the die-cut first with Crushed Olive and then darken some areas with Peeled Paint Distress Inks. Adhere 1/4" double-sided tape to the long and short straight edges. Set aside for assembly of the cover flap.


 

REINDEER


 

FRUITFUL BERRIES

Copic coloring guide:


 

PINE LANDSCAPE EF, GRACFUL HOLLY EF & PEACE ON EARTH DIECUT


 

BELLS


 

GRACEFUL HOLLY PHOTO FLAP


 

MERRY ORNAMENT


 

BELL PANEL

Adhere a cardboard layer to the Berries background. This helps anchor the mini-album when it is stood upright. Additionally, adhere a ribbon running at the back of the cardboard 2/3 of the way down and then use 1/2" double-sided tape to adhere it all to the back flap of the card base.


 

PANEL ASSEMBLY


FRONT

FRONT COVER/LEFT SIDE


FRONT - MIDDLE



FRONT MIDDLE - GRACEFUL HOLLY PHOTO FLAP


FRONT RIGHT SIDE


 


BACK


BACK LEFT PANEL



BACK - MIDDLE PANEL



BACK - RIGHT PANEL


 

CLOSE UPS (so you can see the festive details better)







 


Last look at our our Accordion Christmas Berry Mini Album!!!