Christmas Mini Album Video

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year....
Today's video is my Christmas mini album I made this past weekend. I really enjoyed making it and I loved playing with the Simple Stories: 25 Days of Christmas Collection.

I picked up the gift bag die a while ago from Paper Trey Ink and when I was thinking about how I wanted to make my mini album I thought this would be perfect. Steel dies are too thin to use a medium weight chipboard with but you can use a lightweight chipboard or even a cereal box.

Watch below | Watch on You Tube

Next up is a video on how I do my photo collages in Photoshop. I use Photoshop Elements 9 but it would work with any version you might own.

Watch below | Watch on YouTube


Thanks for watching and I hope you have a wonderful day. 
Hugs, 

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35 comments

  1. Hey Christina! I've been out of the blogging loop for quite awhile but I want you to know that I love your work! You are so clever! Great idea with the Martha Stewart punch by using it as a binding! Thanks for sharing your album and your photos too!

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  2. The photo of Ethan reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" is the best photo I have seen of him. The mini album is perfect. Can't wait to see the additions.

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  3. So glad you are back. What a beautiful mini-album. Such a talented lady. Can't wait for the next post.

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  4. love the album, the Simple Stories line turned out to be a Christmas favorite of mine.
    Happy you're back.
    Hugs,
    Judy

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  5. Thanks, Christina, for sharing. I'm new to Photoshop and your explanation was so very clear, it was extremely helpful to me. You did the same thing three times, which is very useful for newbies. Your mini album is also terrific.
    Vicki Lee

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  6. Thank you so much for your website and hard work. Wow are you ever talented. Love the Christmas book. I am a quilter that is going to take on card making. Will purchase the Cricut Expression 2 this week. Looking forward to learning from your website. Sincerely, Barb from Larkspur, CO

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  7. Wow Christina! This is such an awesome mini! Your details and beautiful. I love the pull out tags for journaling and the extra pull out for pictures. Beautiful paper and pretty ribbon collection. Love this!! Thanks for sharing and look forward to more of your fabulous creations!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  8. LOVE the photoshop instructions! It's always good to see another way of printing photos. I learned new tips about layers and shortcuts. Please do more photoshop instruction, thanks
    Jan j

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  9. So many imaginative surprises in one adorable book...really holds one's interest! You did a marvelous job.

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  10. Wow! Your mini album is a work of art! I love how you made a video showing each page and how you created them. Just gorgeous!!!

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  11. Love the mini album. Thank you so much for your video on PSE. I have been considering purchasing this, so loved getting a peak at how it works!

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  12. What a fantastic way to remember Christmas 2011. You've given me some great ideas for my next mini album.
    Thanks too for the Photoshop video as well. I own Photoshop and Elements, but haven't used them. It just seemed so difficut, but thanks to you ... it really isn't!
    Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  13. Linda Myers, Portland, MaineJanuary 2, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Thank you so very much for continuing with your videos! You rock!

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  14. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this mini! It might be your best ever, and that is saying a LOT!!! Using the Front and Center for a mini is brilliant!!!! I love that die. I used it and Betsy Veldmans idea an made candy bar wrapper for place holders for christmas. They were co cute!
    I haven't watched your Photoshop video but I will. Thank You in advance for that. I have watched other videos before and the directions didn't work for me. I am sure yours will ~ your videos are so clear and well done!
    Thank you so VERY much for sharing that AMAZING mini!
    Susan

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  15. Christina, your mini is awesome, as always. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year.

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  16. Awesome Album, great idea you are very talented. Happy New Year to you and your family. kkcatlvr@gmail.com

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  17. Thank you for sharing your lovely family's Christmas with us. Your mini album is the prettiest you have ever made. Happy New Year Christina. I hope you are all recharged and ready for 2012!

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  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE the mini!! Question... How quickly do you run out of ink on your Canon printer? Was considering the purchase but hoping it isn't an ink "guzzler" I know it takes 8 cartridges so wanted to get all the info before taking the plunge.

    Thanks for all you do. You are AMAZING!

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  19. What a great album! You always inspire me with your amazing ideas!

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  20. Thanks for the video on elements, I just started using it and love it.

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  21. Very very Beautiful album!!! Happy to see you back Hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012!

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  22. You still amaze me with your videos. You are a wonderful teacher. Thanks for all the info. I do not have a cuttlebug or photoshop and still I watched every minute of your videos. Excellent information. Happy new year!

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  23. amazing!!! I don't know how you come up with all those cool ideas!!

    Penny

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  24. Love the album!!! Again you always make me excited to jump into scraping :) Thank-you for all the hard work you do for us.
    Sandy R. MN

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  25. Hi Christina, thank you for sharing your great mini with us. It's just perfect, as always. Now, let me ask you something. I know nothing about Photoshop. What's the purpose of using the black color on the boxes you created to put the photos on? What would happen if you chose a different color - let's say white or blue?

    Thanks once more and Happy New Year!!!

    Ana from Brazil

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  26. Hello Christina your album is absolutely beautiful. I love the paper pack that you selected. Just BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Denise
    Dendearmas@aol.com

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  27. What a beautiful mini album! I love everything about it. Your knack for putting mini's together is amazing Christina. That is a great paper collection and each little detail you added is such a great touch. Thanks for sharing your tips too, like with the MS punch. I have two of those and never thought to make a binding out of them. I also love how you added pull out sections to be able to add more photos/journaling. Happy New Year!! xx

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  28. You did an amazing job as usual, Christina! Love, love, love your mini album! Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us! Happy New Year!
    Cindy Hoffmann Smith

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  29. Happy new year!! You are so quick with your christmas pictures and i LOVE your mini. Thanks again for a great video and i hope you will make many more this year!bye from Holland

    Heleen

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  30. So good to see/hear you again. Happy New Year. Your mini album is extraordinary. I'm absorbing the PE video. I've done collages on PE and now I'm learning how to make specific sizes. Love it.

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  31. I just found your website and i absolutely love it! Thanks for the tutorials. Any suggestions for cards using paper lace cartridge? Happy new year! I am happy to be a new follower of your site.

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  32. I am so glad you are back! Love the mini album, and all of the sweet details you take the time to add and tell us all about. It is just beautiful. Happy new year!

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  33. I am your newest follower. I found your blog through creations by mommy. Just wanted to say Hello :0)

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  34. I love your mini albums,so nice! What a lovely family you have! Wonderful traditions!

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