03 August 2014

Rose Blossom Blog Hop: 'Cuz We Need a Little Christmas

Hi All! Welcome to the Rose Blossom Legacies Blog Hop celebrating the release of the new Close To My Heart idea book! If you just hopped over from the oh-so-talented Lynn Darda's blog, you're in the right place. If you're just starting the hop with me, you can find a list of participants below, or just hop on over to Rose Blossom Legacies and you can start from the beginning.

For today's project, I decided to get a jump on Christmas and make a little album to document the holidays. Let's take a look...

The base of this album is the 5x7-inch Designer Creations Shortstack album. I decorated the cover using elements from the Yuletide Carol Assortment and Complements packs, as well as the My Crush Holiday Assortment. The sentiment is from the new Merry, Merry stamp set. The wreath is stamped in New England Ivy Exclusive Ink using the second generation method (the image is stamped on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped on the card without re-inking). "Peace and Love" is stamped in Ruby Exclusive Ink. I used our new Cranberry Striped Twill Ribbon to close the album. Here are some close-ups:

The pages in this album are 5x7-inch sheets of Kraft Cardstock. (Woot woot!!) I decided I wanted to make a few of the pages interactive, so I added flaps of Kraft cut at 4 1/2x6 1/2 inches, scored horizontally at 4 inches. Here's an example:

Notice on the front of the page, I used a sticker from the Yuletide Carol Complements to create a tension point that would allow me to stash a journaling card. I did the same thing on the inside using a zip strip from the paper collection and another journaling card.

For added interest, I made some of the pages open toward the bottom of the album, like this:

The pocket on the front of the page is an envelope from the My Crush Holiday Assortment. On the inside page, I did not adhere the Merry Christmas flags down entirely so that I could easily slip a picture in underneath them later. Here's a look at the flags and the tag from the front of the page:

Finally, I used Designer Creations Ruby Bags to create pockets on some of the pages that hold large tags.

There's a lot more to this book, but I think that gives you a pretty good taste of the project. Did you notice the mini staples and gold shimmer trim? Aren't they fantastic? You'll find them both in the new idea book as well.

I hope you enjoyed a little Christmas in August. Now hop on over and see what the talented Shelly Nemitz has for your inspiration. If you are just joining us or are lost, here's a list of participants:



Kim {that's me!}








Thanks so much for joining me for the Rose Blossom Legacies Blog Hop!





















  1. This is Kraft-y-licious and I just want to scraplift the whole entire book!

  2. Absolutely wonderful keepsake! Boy are you talented!!

  3. Gorgeous! I love how well Yuletide and the My Crush Holiday assortment go together - what a fun album!

  4. The album is beautiful. Terrific job!

  5. Just beautiful Kim!! Love how you put this mini together. Such amazing work!

  6. I like your concept of making the album interactive. Great idea.

  7. Wow, wow, wow, this is amazing, Kim! What a fabulous album this is! LOVE all the detail and the fun vintage style!

  8. Bravo! Love the whole trendy-vintage feel. Beautifully coordinated. I just re-thought my Days of December project after seeing this. And oh, by the way .... that song is stuck in my head (thanks for that)! :)

    1. Had to have someone go there with me. I've been singing it since I started the whole project!!! :D

  9. What a wonderful project. You have such detail on each page. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  10. Thanks ladies! Your comments truly mean a lot!

  11. Kim, this is absolutely fabulous. Really, really gorgeous. I love the vintage images. You did a beautiful job! xoxo

  12. Kim, this is an awesome little mini album! This paperpack is so you! I love what you did!