While all of Simple Stories’ collections are perfect for preserving memories, both in the traditional 12×12 format and the pocket page style, I noticed something fun about Simple Stories Cozy Christmas The pages, cards and other embellishments are perfect of other projects. One of my co-workers, Kerianne, has an adorable son, Mason. If you frequent any of the Steals.com websites you have probably seen his happy face. I decided to help him a little bit with his letter to Santa for this year. I can’t imagine Santa refusing Mason’s requests if he receives an entire mini album. So for today’s Monday Craft Madness I created a mini album letter to Santa….. today’s theme is:
Create an interesting twist on a mini album, like a letter to someone you love. Here’s what I created:
I love how the 6×8 pages included in this collection are all sorts of sizes and shapes. It offers a kinds of dimension and texture when you first look at the album. I added a few of the bits and pieces die cuts and enamel dots to the cover.
We figured a photo of mason will help santa remember who he is.
The chipboard pieces match up with the designs beautifully.
The die cut pages add a little bit of interest as you thumb through the album.
We used one of the 3×4 journaling cards for Mason’s present request list.
Santa can also keep track of where Mason will be all through December, just so they don’t miss each other.
And finally, Mason’s letter to Santa. It’s important to list all of the good things you have done throughout the year to get on Santa’s good side.
There’s room in this album to add more items, we are going to add lists from other members of Mason’s family. I just love the idea of sending a letter to someone you love in a mini album format. All of the care and love can flow through your creativity.
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This is a new round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until September 26th to play along.
If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below!
That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project!
At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!
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Now for the winner from our last month’s Monday Craft Madness. Congrats to: Annette Hindes!
Annette, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your address and tell them you are our Monday Craft Madness Winner and we will send some scrapbook swag your way!