and to put together my album for JOURNAL YOUR CHRISTMAS. This is a online course run by Shimelle Lane and I have 2 completed albums but I gave last year a miss. I don't want to do that again so this time I am trying to make it more manageable. I have decided on a chunky album because I know I get carried away, and I have made hinges that I will add the pages to as I complete them.
The pages are actually blank cards and more stash that I am using up. I will attach one end to the hinge, leaving a double page that folds back on itself so that each 'page' gives me four sides. I have added a double fold in the centre to give depth as I will also add flaps and pockets. It will evolve as I make it as I have no firm plan. I like to allow the element of flexibility and learn as I go.
I have chosen a selection of papers and chipboard shapes and I am continuing to try and use up what I already have. Today I hope to put the first 4 pages together including a Manifesto. My plan is to keep Christmas simple, to make as much as I can, and to spend time with friends and family.
And last on my workspace are my new dies. I wrote last week how I had ordered these and this morning they finally arrived. I can now make more cards as I have been eagerly waiting for these to arrive!
Have fun with your own Christmas preparations and to see what others are up to pop over to Julia's here.