Things got a little hectic last week, but I wanted to share this album I gave to my hairdresser for Christmas before the holiday window closed for the year. :)
She had a little girl this summer, so I thought an album of the wee one's first Christmas was in order!
The album is made from white pocket folders, some craft tags, and this uber luscious kit I got myself for Christmas from The Paper Bakery.
I didn't realize that the folders I bought didn't have full pockets on both sides!!! Took a breath, thought "what would Tim Gunn do?", said to myself "make it work", and voila! I think I like the pages more because of the twine bows holding the pockets together. :)
I never really get to make things for girls since I have two "all boy" nephews- not that I am complaining 'cause those boys are wonderful! It is fun to make something girly once in a while and the shabby chicness of this is sooooo yummy!
I used my handy-dandy Zutter to attach all the pocket folders together after folding/gluing them. I've been taking classes with Julie to make myself use my handy little binder more. It's shameful how when I get something that "I NEED" and it gathers dust. :( Trying to get better about it though. Gotta say this kit barely had time to warm up from the mailbox before I dove in to make this album. :)
So the idea is that you can mount the pictures above the pocket/tag, on the pocket, or even on the tag and boom the album is set.
Not that she has to fill that album this way, but I told Kelly that when I was making the album my thought was that various family/friends could write notes to the little one about her first Christmas and Kelly could put pics above the pocket.
I always worry when I make things that folks won't like them, but I think she liked it. :) What about you? What did you enjoy making/or giving to someone this year?