Thursday, August 23, 2012

Santa Mini Album

Over the years I have accumulated a large selection of Santa prints and images. I have taken a few of them and put them in a mini album so I can enjoy looking at them without having to shuffle through a box to see them.

I have used one of the fabulous album kits from Red Rubber Designs. This one is the Woodrowe Keepsake Album Kit. It come with lots of printed pages and accessories. You just punch them out and create making it a quick and easy process.

For the front of the album, I have paper pieced the large tree from the Brushed Christmas rubber stamp set using paper from the album kit. The background script behind the tree is a stamp from the Vintage Santa rubber stamp set.

I stamped the versatile little evergreen sprig from the Holiday Wreath rubber stamp set in the corners with black ink and then embellished with a glitter pen and gold half beads. Again, the bg stamp is from Vintage Santa.

Using the same evergreen sprig stamp, I made a garland down the side of the page embossing with gold ep.

I used the script stamp from Vintage Santa  on the patterned paper and the music stamp from Vintage Background  on the green paper.

The wonderful Thomas Nast Santa is one of my favorite stamps and is from the Vintage Santa rubber stamp set. If you look closely at the lower edge (behind the evergreen), I have stamped the year 1881. That was the year that this illustration was first published in Harper's Magazine. It is the most famous and most reproduced of Nast's Santas.

Love and Peace are from the Brushed Christmas rubber stamp set and the script bg is from the Vintage Santa set.

I have used the ink splotch stamp from the Fly Fairy rubber stamp set on these pages.  All the tags and frames are included with the Woodrowe Keepsake Album Kit.

On the back of the album I stamped the script from the Vintage Santa set (it seems to be my new go to stamp) and the smaller tree from the Brushed Christmas set.


Paula-Kay Bourland said...

I love your Santa album. It is very nostalgic and vintage and would probably be a great coffee table book for the holidays.

Kate said...

I love love love your album! It is fabulously vintage!!! I want one!! What a fun coffee table book. The papers from the album go perfectly with the images. Another Stunning piece of art, Sarah!

butterfly said...

Oh what a lovely, lovely album! Your collection of Father Christmas images have a home worthy of them... gorgeous images, and a beautifully designed and made album. Just wonderful!
Alison x

Robin said...

Such a great vintage santa album! Your images, paper and embellishments are all beautiful.


Lynn Stevens said...

Sarah, What a great way to store all those Santa images. Your album is a keepsake that will be treasured for years.
Hugs Lynn

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

A great album,'ve made a wonderful Christmas treasure.

Susan said...

What a darling book and such a great idea to store your images!

Barb said...

Hi Sarah, love, love, love your amazing vintage looking Santa album! Thanks for sharing. Ü

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

I had to come back and study this some more. It is just the most darling project. Love it!

Red Rubber Designs said...

Stunning, as always! A beautiful Christmas treasure!