Handmade Holiday Day 7: Album

I’ve had such fun sharing this week of holiday inspiration with you, together with Meredith! I was inspired by her projects and I know she shared a few ideas I’m definitely going to try.

For our final share of the week, we decided to do a mini album project. I was toying with all kinds of ideas – I do love mini albums – but I decided that it would be fun to make something just for myself, and I pulled out a holiday mini album kit from Little Yellow Bicycle. The little envelopes in the album somehow just called for recipes, rather than photos, so I made myself a Christmas recipe album. It holds all the recipes that have become tradition in my home, with room for more.

It’s bright and Christmassy, just the way a Christmas recipe album should be! I added extra pages between each original page, and the rings are large enough that I can add more if I need to.

Each page is a different size, which adds to the eclectic look. I used lots of stamps for the embellishments, all my new sets from Unity Stamp Co.

No recipe on the little tag shape – but look how cute!

Hey, I made this one big so you can try the recipe! It’s a good one. This postcard stamp from Unity Stamp Co. is just the right size for recipes.



This is a long narrow envelope that fit a detailed recipe for our twenty-five year tradition of making painted sugar cookies.

My internet provider is giving me fits so this is the last photo I’ll be posting. Rest assured that there are enough calories packed into this little album to ensure that every family member will be packing their own “bowl full of jelly” come January!

Thanks so much for coming along on this week of Christmas ideas. Don’t forget to check out what Meredith has planned for today and my  full list of Handmade Holiday posts can be accessed via the link on the left hand sidebar.


Handmade Holiday Day 7: Album — 3 Comments

  1. GORGEOUS… you already know I love the idea,but I love the mixy-matchy feel to it, and that recipe is going to find it’s way into my box, I just know it.

    This has been so much fun – I can’t believe we’re done!! Weren’t we just talking about doing it?!

  2. You are very talented and what a great project to pass on to future generations.
    Thanks for sharing⛄️