Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas In July Hop - Day 1

Welcome Memories in Tyme Christmas in July blog hop hosted by Lynda!!! After she participated in her first blog hop recently, she knew she needed to host one of her own hops this month so people will start to look at Christmas! The economy is hard right now, what better way to save money by making wonderful things for your friends and family instead of spending a ton of money you don’t have! Plus if you spend a bit of time and money each month, things will not be so hard at the end! Everyone has been working really hard on things this month, and we all hope you enjoy all the fun ideas we are sharing with you!!

If you just happened to stop by my blog, make sure you start at the beginning with  Lynda's Blog so you don't miss any holiday projects.

Now on to my project. I have decided to make a chipboard mini tag Christmas album. I love to work on mini albums for a couple reasons; they can be done quite quickly, easy to use one paper pack for simple matching and I can print out wallet size photos to easily display on my album. You wouldn't believe how much I paid for this album... I am almost too embarrassed to tell you. hhmm Ok Ok I paid..... 10 cents. Yes, you heard me correctly. It came with 5 chipboard pages but I added an extra page to make it look nicer. I purchased it at Michaels a while ago. I thought they were a dollar and when the cashier rang it up she said "yep still 10 cents." I went back and bought 10 more for a total of 20. What a Deal! They make great teacher gifts and birthday presents.


First off, I chose My Mind's Eye Wonderful Winter glitter holiday paper pack. I love these papers! After tracing each side of the pages, I proceeded to cut them out. I attached the paper to one side of each tag with Zip Dry glue then sanded the edges for a clean finish. Next, I punched the ring hole with my crop-a-dile so I will then know where to punch when I put the paper on the other side. I finished adhering the paper on the opposite side, sanded the edges and punched the ring hole again. On the cover, I decided to add the sentiment "Merry Christmas." The sentiment and stamped frame are from {Ippity} stamp set Season's of Joy. I used a glue pad and topped it off with geen flock. It was the first time I used flock and I loved it. I also used misc ribbon, buttons and embellishments to complete this Christmas mini.

Now for the Blog Candy!  This hop is a 4 day hop.  Leave a comment for a chance to win a nice giveaway from me.  If you comment each day, that will give you 4 chances to win.  I will announce the winner on July 27.  Please become a follower as I will be in a few hops coming up over the next couple of months, I am sure you will love them all.  Thank you for stopping by.... now off to the next talented scrapper Kari.

32 comments:

Jackie said...

I haven't made one of these yet.You done an awesome job. I love it girl. great Idea

Rachel W K said...

Very pretty album. How come I never find deals that great at Michaels?! Good find!

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Cathy said...

Love the project. I know the perfect teacher to make one for!! TFS
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Lori Apgar said...

What a great gift you made from a GREAT bargain!!! Glad to be in this hop with you!!

Crafty and Green said...

Love this! I'm totally going to try one soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

Blessings,
Tina

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Tanya said...

Great project!! I LOVE the papers you used!!!

Hugs,
Tanya
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Amy said...

Awesome project!! Your paper choice is FANTASTIC!! :) Thanks for sharing...

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Judy said...

10 cents! I love to find bargains like that and how perfect to your great mini album! I am already a follower and stalk ofter ..tee hee.
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Christine America Real said...

Oh I'm so excited! I have this paper! I can sit down and make this project right now!

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jennyplace2 said...

Love your Mini and love the price even better! The paper and ribbon are just perfect to make a lovely gift. TFS!
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felkatz said...

cute.. love the tag shape... i always have a problem with minis... this is cute!!

TFS..

kathy

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Stephanie said...

That album is so cuter. I wish I could come across a good deal like that. I'm a new follower.
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Barbara said...

Nice project!!! TFS

Lisa R. said...

Sweet tag album! Great gift ideas ya'll have. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Mary D said...

Really nice album. I bought some of the shape ones they had. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing

Newbie2crafting said...

you did an awesome job!!!

Dana
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Sherrie K. said...

Great project!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Cely said...

Love the album! And gorgeous papers to boot.

I became a follower. :)

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Amanda said...

first off, i'm so jealous of u finding those albums 4 $0.10! second, that is a beautiful album~love those papers! thanks so much 4 sharing & a chance 2 win! prhmangel@gmail.com

nantastic said...

Haven't tried one of these yet. After seeing yours, it is on my list.
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shersl84bed said...

very pretty!

Smiles Sher
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Anniebee said...

Hi, Kimmarie! LTNS! What a great deal you got on those tag minis! I love the album you made for this hop as I'm a big fan of My Mind's Eye papers. I'll try to make it by each day of the hop to see what you've been making. Take care!

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

A Creative Journey said...

OMG! I LOVE THAT YOU ONLY PAID 10 CENTS! Awesome! I love a great bargain :) You did an amazing job! TFS! I am a follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and become a follower as well at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/

Babe O'Mara said...

Fantastic job on this. Great deals at Michaels. Good for you. Thanks for sharing. I'm a follower.

Babe
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Margarita said...

I love My Minds Eye, and thank you for the great idea I have used papers that I just forgot their names but I have a pad that I glue that part that some say the name of the line or I just write it in and add the project I used it in that helps too, thank you and best wishes to you from Me in July.

Margarita said...

I love My Minds Eye, and thank you for the great idea I have used papers that I just forgot their names but I have a pad that I glue that part that some say the name of the line or I just write it in and add the project I used it in that helps too, thank you and best wishes to you from Me in July.

Eva said...

this is a great gift idea...wow what a deal you got...lol.
Eva :0)
evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

Lillian Child said...

Great sale find! Love it when you can get crafty stuff for pennies! And WOW on the album! Great job!

joydee1963 said...

I have that paper,its so pretty.Great mini album,I am already a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Vicki said...

Very cute and handy album!

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Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your tag albun.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

AmyJRockstar said...

Wow! 10 cents? That's awesome and looks like a million bucks! ;0) Love it!


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