Come visit the North Pole in this altered album

Come visit the North Pole in this altered album


At this time of year there’s no place on earth busier than the North Pole. Santa’s elves are frenetic–making toys, grooming reindeer and loading the sleigh. However, those elves are so thoughtful that they still left room in this altered album for your photographs and journal entries.

I am thrilled to be invited back for a second year as Gyspy Soul Laser Cuts guest designer. My projects will be featured at Gyspy Soul Laser Cuts each Wednesday in November. I hope you visit there and see my projects. I will be especially grateful if you leave some love.


This altered album, made from Gyspy Soul Laser Cuts Fairy Tale Castle Mini Album offers peek-a-boo opportunities from front to back and back to front.


It also offers many three dimensional elements.


You can get the paper toys featured in this album from my Santa’s Workshop Collage Sheet.


Use the back of the tag in Santa’s bag to write down memories.



Another tag came from the pages of an old Christmas book.


You can get the toys featured in this album from my Santa’s Workshop Collage Sheet.


Of course the elves are also busy making sweets. You can see their tiny peppermint candies stored inside a vintage tart tint.


The reindeer are “prancing” to go.


Pull out the tag to record your Christmas wishes.


The Basics of Making the North Pole Altered Album

This album has two key themes: toys and the colors pink and light blue. If you page through the book from the front, you will see the background papers feature lots of pink.


And if you look at the book from back to front, you will find the color is predominantly blue.


To make the binding for the book. Cut X x X strips of sturdy black cardstock and score the strips 1/4″ from each outside edge. Glue the hinges to the cardstock pages of the album before adding the background papers.


Add the background paper and then it is time for lots of fussy cutting with a utility blade and scissors.


Ink the edge of each page with brown ink. After that, it is time to decorate your album with a plethora of embellishments. I hope your November is off to a great start! Remember, July  August  September  October Now is the time to begin crafting for Christmas

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