Heidi Swapp | Create a Shabby Chic December Album Cover
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Heidi Swapp Winterwonderland album

Create a Shabby Chic December Album Cover

Oh Christmas, My most favorite time of the year! I am so excited to decorate my home, go caroling and enjoy all that the season brings! I also cannot wait to start recording all the memories of December in my Christmas album. I wanted to get a head start on my album but I also wanted to create something one of a kind! I grabbed my Winter Wonderland Album Kit and created a deconstructed album!

 

Heidi Swapp Winterwonderland album

 

I trimmed the fabric cover  (from the Winter Wonderland Album Kit) in half and set about adding a Minc element to to the canvas using one of the FREEBIE cut files that Heidi is sharing with everyone this month! Let me share how my process came together.

 

Free Christmas Heidi Swapp Cutting and Line Art Files

 

Click on the image above to download the cut files/line art!

 

Heidi Swapp Winterwonderland album

 

I began by cutting the Reindeer cut file onto some white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I then laid one of my favorite spotty stencils from my stash and used a palette knife to add  texture paste inside the Reindeer shape. I had to move the stencil down to fill the whole of the shape. I then allowed the texture paste to dry.

 

Heidi Swapp Winterwonderland album

I  chose some red Minc foil and cut it to fit over the texture paste and ran it through my Minc machine on setting 3.

Heidi Swapp Winterwonderland album

 

I pulled it out and lifted the foil to reveal the stunning spotty reindeer shape.

 

Heidi Swapp Winterwonderland album

 

I then trimmed the fabric and pulled some of the thread  ends to create a shabby feel.

 

Heidi Swapp Winterwonderland album

 

I took some red fabric and white tulle from my stash and stitched the cover canvas  to the fabrics.

 

Heidi Swapp Winterwonderland album

 

To complete my album I sewed on a red button for his nose and added some of the stickers from the Winter Wonderland sticker sheet to the bottom of my reindeer. Finally I adhered the fabric to an album I had in my stash.

 

Heidi Swapp Winterwonderland album

 

I created a title page for my album by tearing out the pages from the  Winter Wonderland Album kit, layering them and adding stickers and Ephemera from the Winter Wonderland collection.

I cannot wait for the 1st of December and to start filling up my album! How about you?

You can find the Freebie cut files HERE!

Supplies | Winter Wonderland collection – Album Kit, Cardstock Stickers, Ephemera Pack with Gold accents,

12 inch Minc Machine, Red Minc Foil.