The challenge theme at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week is Vintage. So I created a mini album Christmas ornament from an empty Dahlias container; it's a bit slimmer than the normal embellishment containers.
You can see here the plastic container that holds the pages. The tulle flower was CASEd from pg 13 of the July Stampin' Success magazine. I have a friend that wants to make these, so I set out to figure out the DIY.
Inside the case is a very tiny mini album of our memorable moments from last Christmas. They are 2-1/2" punched circles of 4 different patterns, including the flocked window sheet (luscious!). They're adhered with Sticky Strip to make a micro accordion album.
The album cover is a pic from one of our many trips to Panera...I'm sure this was a Peppermint Mocha or something equally delish. Anyway, I converted all of the photos to black & white so they didn't compete with the DSP, and sized them to punch with the 1-3/8" circle punch. I made tiny ornament hangers by punching the new Champagne Glimmer Paper with the Scallop Ribbon Punch and cutting one scallop for each ornament top. The cover is rimmed with Champagne Glitter Glass (love that stuff - very vintage!). BTW, I realized after the fact that the album should be dated "2011". Ah, well. Fifty years from now who will know?!
Join us at HSS and go all out this week with the vintage / retro / shabby chic, whatever you envision!