Friday 23 September 2011

My Christmas house mini album

I am so excited about showing you today's project - another of my little house albums. It has been a real labour of love preparing these little houses and today I have my Christmas version to show you:

It's full of little details - from the wreath on the door, to the glittery, snowy roof!

When you unfasten the bow, the house opens out into an album...

...with room for your festive photos.

The roof comes off and turns into a card, so this little album is perfect for sending to someone special at Christmas.

In fact the whole thing folds flat and fits neatly in a standard C5 envelope all ready to post. Can you imagine how delighted your friends and relatives would be to receive one of these lovingly made house albums at Christmas? I should think it would take pride of place in their festive displays!

I am in the middle of producing a step-by-step tutorial for these little albums. It contains full instructions, with clear full-colour photographs, along with hints and tips for decorating them. It will be available for purchase at £2.50 and should be ready by the end of next week - look out for it then!

Now I can't finish the week without adding just one more entry into Chrissie and Mandi's Less is More challenge since they're aiming for 1000 entries this week.

I have loved using the Baby Blossoms set and will be sad to see it retire at the end of this month - that's just one week away!  It's the perfect set for stamping shabby chic florals - as I've done on this little set of retro note cards.

The 'ribbon' is a strip of card stock and I've topped it with the gorgeous polka dot label from Four Frames which is easy to punch out with the Decorative Label punch. The 'for you' sentiment is from the retiring sentiment set Occasional Greetings.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Baby Blossoms, Four Frames, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty In Pink, Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Whisper White, Rose Red
Other: Decorative Label punch, Stamp-a-majig
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Click here to view the Last Chance List - full of stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% off! These items are available only while stocks last - and some have sold out already!

What a long post today! If you're still with me thank you so much for your company. I won't witter on any more - except to wish you a very happy weekend.

See you very soon,


  1. What a fab gift this little house would make, I love it Vicky:)So many occasions it could be adapted for. Your little note cards are so beautifully stamped, I love them.
    Val x

  2. Fabulous! Vicky. Love this and house No.1. It amazes me how it folds into a card. Your note cards are so pretty, beautifully stamped, and the labels finishs them off prefectly:)

  3. Vicky, that mini album is so clever. I love how the roof is a card!

  4. These all look fabulous Vicky!
    Thanks so much for all your wonderful cards this week.
    "Less is More"

  5. Gorgeous little house and fab notelets, clever you:0) Congratulations on your LIM showcased card, very well deserved it's stunning, Gay xxx

  6. Fantastic cards Vicky
    That album is magnificient, but, then everything you do is!

    Continued thanks

  7. Wow Vicky!! Love this beautiful house, a lovely gift for that special someone at christmas!! Cute notelets too! Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  8. Oh Vicky - this house album is just lovely - it would be so nice to receive something like this! Love the little cards too - so sweet.

    And congratulations on being ShowCASEd!!

  9. Another fabulous house project.

    Hugs, Sandra x

  10. This is a stunning Christmas project and I'll definitely be having a go at making one. Love that it can fold down into a standard size envelope too :)
    Sweet little notelets, those stamps really make pretty backing papers :)
    Have a good weekend
    Jenny x

  11. Utterly amazing! Looks even better in the flesh.

  12. I love your house. It's very charming and I love how you can open it and see more stuff inside. A creative and fun piece.

  13. I agree and think your house card will go down a treat! I love the Christmas version. Super little note cards too. x

  14. Fabulous! I shall definitely be casing this project - and it will be so much easier to do that with your tutorial lol!

  15. Can hardly wait for the tutorial. Love the project so much.

  16. What a fabulous house card! Your creativity is so inspiring, and it's so clever be able to fold it flat for postage! Genius!

  17. I love your little note cards - and your house album is just so clever! Sandra

  18. What a beautiful little house Vicky ( it would certainly have pride of place in our house ), love the set of cards too :O) Viv xx

  19. Wow! This is a gorgeous house too! So beautifull and a wonderfull keepsake for the recipient!

  20. wow, wow, wow! I LOVE the house idea! What a brilliant gift. I also love your CAS cards - fabulous design

  21. FAB, FAB, FAB! Vicky, this is stunning, you are so clever and this house is awesome.


  22. Wow, wow, wow, what an incredible post! I love that house album and the set of minis are gorgeous. Every little detail is perfect.

  23. Hello Vicky

    A beautiful Christmas house/Card its stunnng.

    Your mini cards are fabulous and a great idea.


  24. I love the way you used this set -- and that label stamp/punch set! TFS
    Cheers, Karen

  25. Wow Vicky, das ist so toll. Hab jetzt zum ersten mal für eine Anleitung geld ausgegeben. Und das soll was heißen.

    lg Sarah


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