We are so very excited to be kicking off our favourite, and biggest blog event of the year: 12 Days of Holiday Giving! Each day for the next 12 days we will be sharing inspiration from our amazing team and giving away wonderful prizes from SCT headquarters and our amazing manufacturer partners, who make this event truly wonderful with their generous giveaways! Today we’re starting with design team member Erica Thompson, who is sharing a merry mini album using one of our favourite holiday collections from Doodlebug Design


Hello friends! It’s Erica Thompson here, and I am excited to be sharing a fun mini album with you for the 12 Days of Holiday Giving event here at Scrapbook & Cards Today! Mini albums are great handmade gifts to give for all occasions and so much fun to create. They really are one of my favorite projects to make! 


I used the Night Before Christmas collection from Doodlebug Design. This collection is so much fun and what I love most about it is that you can pull out traditional holiday colors but also go non-traditional and use the bright pinks and blues all from one collection! Doodlebug is known for its cute images, and they were really fun to add to the pages of this holiday memories album. 


I wanted to create some shaped pages so I pulled out Pinkfresh Studio dies. I have a stash of dies that I love and use over and over on my albums. These are great items to have you in stash and you can get a lot of use out of them with all different types of paper crafts. The Pinkfresh Studio Shaker Tag dies are one of my favorites to use as base pages in my albums. They have stitching around the edges that add a nice detail to your pages. 


I also pulled out the Pinkfresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Circle dies to add another fun shape to my mini album. I love to mix up different shapes and sizes in my mini albums. It adds a lot of fun and interest and really makes a nice chunky book after adding in your photos and embellishments. 


Doodlebug Design has some nice large die cuts in their ephemera packs and these are great to just punch a hole in and add to your book. You can add some journaling to the die cut or add just add the year and month. It is just another fun element that is super cute to look at when flipping the pages. 


The Doodle Pops from Doodlebug Design are great dimensional embellishments to add. They give a nice texture and are just adorable to look at. I wanted to frame some of my photos so I used the Pinkfresh Studio Stitched Scallop Rectangles and love the little detail it adds around the photos. 


Tags are also great to add to these mini books especially when giving as a gift. Whoever you are giving your album to can add their own touches to the tags and have more space for more photos or journaling. 


I always make sure to use a lot of foam tape behind my photos and embellishments for even more dimension. To finish off the album I like to add some type of trim to the binder ring that holds all the pages together.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my holiday mini album using the Doodlebug Design Night Before Christmas collection!

~ Erica


What a gorgeous mini album to kick off our event, and to go along with it, our friends at Doodlebug design want to make it easy for one of our readers to re-create Erica’s project! Our first giveaway is a Night Before Christmas prize package!


This collection package includes:

  • 12 x 12 Night Before Christmas collection paper pack
  • Night Before Christmas icon sticker
  • Night Before Christmas odds & ends pack
  • Christmas assortment sprinkles
  • Stocking stuffer doodle-pop
  • Sugarplums doodle-pop

Our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L make it easy for you to create beautiful holiday projects by supplying some of the best adhesives out there, and their E-Z Runner is one of our favourites to use on any project! They have put together our second prize for today, an adhesive package worth over $60! 



This HUGE package includes:

  • E-Z Runner Permanent Strips Refillable dispenser
  • 3D Foam Butterflies
  • 3D Foam Creative Sheets
  • 3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit with foil
  • 3D Foam Circles White Mix
  • E-Z Runner Micro Strips Refillable Dispenser
  • Adhesive Lines
  • 3D Foam Squares White Mix
  • Crafty Foam Tape in White 13 ft.
  • Creative Photo Corners Variety Pack
  • E-Z Runner – Permanent Fine (perfect for vellum)
  • Keepsakes Envelopes
  • Adhesive Sheets – 4×6”
  • Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8″
  • Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4″
  • Dual Tip Glue Pen

To enter to win both of these prizes, leave us a comment on this post by December 22nd at noon EST. A winner will be selected at random and announced here on the blog on December 23rd. Be sure to follow our friends at Doodlebug Design and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L at the links below for more papercrafting eye candy and to get some new, creative ideas! Be sure to give them a big SCT thank you!

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