Christmas Hybrid Mini Book

This mini book is made up of chipboard, lunch paper bags, and a couple of smaller style paper bags. I bound it all together using my Bind-It-All. To really appreciate all the little paper bags, and various layers to it, and how you can make your own, you really should check out how to make a hybrid book.

I really love the layered look that is achieved here. On top is the mini envelope.

This is a mini scrapbook within a mini scrapbook that allows for a bunch more pictures!

I always want to remember that JESUS is the reason for the season!

This is one of the paper bag pages that make such great pockets!

Papers I used in this mini book include Junkitz, Making Memories, Daisy Ds, My Minds Eye and miscellaneous solid cardstocks and patterened papers.

I had a little problem with this page. First my adhesive showed through on the Great Joy transparency. So I cleaned it up and applied a very thin coat of K & Company Craft Bond glue. The next problem I had was the little brad was catching in my Bind-It-All when I went to punch my holes. I had to cut it at an angle, punch my holes, and then glue it back on. I left a space to make it look like I did it on purpose. I'm the least happy with this page but I really loved the transparencies and wanted to include them.

This is the blue mini paper bag that you might remember from the blank hybrid book page. I put two tags in this pocket.

These poinsettias are from a Christmas card I received last year. Make sure you look through your cards carefully! There are scrapbooking embellishments everywhere!

I also used stickers from Making Memories holiday ephemera pack.

I used gold heat embossing for this stamp as well as the one towards the beginning of the book.

Speaking of Christmas -- I am so pleased to be able to offer you a FREE copy of Stunning and Simple Seasonal Salutations, an eBook featuring 10 beautiful handmade cards, complete with photos and descriptive "how-to" instructions, showcasing a variety of techniques such as rubber stamping, collage, and innovative paper and mixed media arts.

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