Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour

Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour with Tips & Ideas

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I have a lovely Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour to share with you today.  Once again, there’s no tutorial, as this is a massive project.  But we will take a leisurely stroll through the album and I’ll share lots of handy tips and ideas that you can use in your next mini album project.  You’ll be able to find a linked supply list below this post.  So grab a cuppa and join me for a Classic Christmas treat.

Creating a Vintage Vibe

Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Shaker Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Christmas is a time for home, family, friends, good food and celebration!  So I tried to incorporate all of these elements in this Graphic 45 Rectangle Tag and pocket Mini Album.  I could almost hear the carolers singing and feel the snowflakes gently falling as I designed the cover.  Here are some tips to help you create a classic, vintage Christmas vibe.

  • First, heat emboss the album edges with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.  Those faux gilt edges create a frame and instantly say “Old Fashioned Christmas.”
  • Next, add sparkle with Dries Clear Adhesive and glitter!  You can add snowy effects under on windows, doors, fields and trees.
  • Then, choose Vintage Christmas Ribbon for the bow.
  • Finally, offset the rectangular chipboard house with a round Snowflake Frame from Reneabouquets.  This is one of the most gorgeous Christmas frames I have ever seen, and it adds elegance and vintage charm to the album cover.

Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame Shaker by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Begin by heat embossing the frame with WOW Vintage Champagne.  Then die cut an acetate circle using Spellbinders largest circle frame die.  Adhere the acetate to the back of the frame with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Now adhere 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the frame to make the shaker box.  Die cut the circle element from the paper collection, dress it up with a little glitter, then fill with a mix of snowflakes, beads, buttons, and flat back pearls.

A Charming Spine Treatment

Now dig through your stash of Christmas embellishments and create a lovely dangle charm for the spine. When these move, they sound like Christmas bells softly ringing.

Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to see the the rest of the album, hear how I altered it, and learn how I combined several different paper collections to cover the pages, then I hope you will enjoy this short video tour.

Did you find some tips and tricks that you can use in this project?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




7 thoughts on “Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour

  1. 1sassy1

    This album is astounding! There’s so much beautiful detail and the tips are very helpful. Of course, I would love it tutorial but realize it’s an extensive project so a tutorial would be long. I enjoy watching your tutorials because you add so much detail and share how the layers coordinate together. I just got out of the hospital with COVID and pneumonia in both lungs so relaxing and watching your video is a wonderful way to recover. I’m going to catch up on some of your projects I’ve missed over the last few weeks because I know I’ll learn new things. I have serious lung issues and have been undergoing treatment for a difficult to treat infection over the last 21 months so getting so sick has had a huge impact on my life and the things I would like to accomplish in my life. It makes you take a hard look at yourself. I’m so very thankful I survived and know I’m a changed person. As careful as I have been since COVID and staying in isolation all these months being as careful as possible, a necessary visit to a doctor created my exposure but I’m extremely optimistic about my recovery and I would love to recreate this album in a non holiday manner. Something I will look forward to doing when I’m feeling better. I apologize if this is long or tmi but I think we’ve developed a friendship because you always reach out and I just want you to know how much I appreciate you and how inspired I am by what you share. God bless you, Kathy!

  2. Claire Gagne

    OMG, this is beautiful Kathy, as always. So much fun to just browse through and look at the pages. You are just simply a terrific crafter by far. Be well & TYFS

  3. soozyb2013

    You mini’s are stuffed with so much eye candy, it’s ridiculous!! Love this one, all the pockets! You are the queen! Happy Thursday! I can’t believe we are into December! The pressure is on to finish up knitting and get a few cards made! Thanks for this one Kathy, really is sweet.

  4. Susan Steele

    Oh my Kathy …is right!!! Here is another absolutely awesome Christmas mini-album!!! Adore that “Ole Victorian Home” picture!!! It just sets the stage for all the papers which can pass for wallpapers with your borders …in this beautiful home! It’s definitely a look inside the home when you turn the pages! The Christmas decorations you would find inside each room! And the kitchen would be filled with all the baked goodies on your pages …makes my mouth water! That sweet little girl being taught how to bake! And of course there would be a kitty cat somewhere sleeping by the hearth! What a Gorgeous Throwback Thursday Creation! Your customer is gonna have to luv this one too! Thanks for sharing the video and all the tips! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  5. Gena Krannig

    Oh my Kathy! What a gorgeous mini album! The first thing I thought when I saw it was “home for Christmas”. Would love to be inside that pretty house. The shaker window on that beautiful frame is so lovely as a backdrop and the charms are precious! What a fantastic gift this will make. Going now to see the video! Thank you for sharing, Hugs!

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