Christmas Tree Mini Album by Kelly Daye

Friday, December 11, 2020

Hello friends! Kelly Daye here with a colorful Christmas mini album for Paige’s Silhouette Design Team. I’m pretty sure I used bits of every collection Paige has ever done, ha! I’m gifting this to a sweet young friend, so color and fun was a must. I’ve mostly used HorizonGo the Scenic RouteTurn the PagePick-Me-Up, and Bloom Street. Oh boy, my craft room was an epic disaster!

I envisioned a Christmas tree filled with memories and used Paige’s Christmas Tree cut file cut from white cardstock to make my covers. I traced a triangle around the cut file in Silhouette Studio and eliminated the square under the tree. I only included the star on the front cover so the album could open and close. Then, I spray-glued a plain triangle, then randomly sprinkled glitter all over it. This became my backing to the cut file. I think it looks so pretty, like a wacky mixed up rainbow!

Once the covers were done, I made holes for stitching and chain stitched a border around them with all 6 strands of DMC B5200 (it’s whiter than white) embroidery floss. You also might have noticed, there’s nothing else on the cover. I didn’t think it needed anything else and looked pretty as is. Do minis have to have a title?  I think you can tell it’s about Christmas by the design :) The one adornment is a pretty Tassel from Bloom Streett. I tied all the pages together with organza ribbon from my stash with a simple granny knot.

Inside the front cover is Paper 11, a favorite from Go the Scenic Route. I used the bulbs cut out of the cover to embellish here. I colored them with Archival ink and strung them on some gold thread. The foiled phrase is from the Pick-Me-Up Chipboard Stickers.

The next page features a brand new Christmas cut file from Paige, the Season’s Greetings banner which can be found in THIS BUNDLE. The left page is Paper 24, the right page is Paper 8, both from Horizon. As are the Epoxy Stickers next to the photos. I used three of the snowflakes punched out of the covers to embellish, each topped with an Enamel Dot from Go the Scenic Route

My little gal pal has four kitties and they’re a big part of the family. Naturally they needed a page all to themselves. Paper 19 on the left and Paper 5 both from Horizon are covered in paw prints (just like our hearts). They’re Paige’s Paw Print cut file. “HO HO HO” is spelt with Foam Mini Thickers from Paige's Whimsical collection. I’m so glad I bought three packs, they fit everywhere! Photos of Anna’s kitties are tucked in an envelope made with Paige’s Mini Envelope cut file.

The next page might be my favorite because I love the colors so much! The background left is Paper 8 from Turn the Page, on the right is Paper 2 from Horizon as are the Epoxy Stickers. The big quote is cut out of Paper 21 from Turn the Page. That’s Paige’s gorgeous Candy Cane cut file, it’s spearmint. I don’t know if there is such a thing but, ‘this ain’t no documentary”, ha!

Finally, it’s Elfie time! The last page features a fold out album of some of Earl's antics. He’s Anna’s Elf and really cracks me up some days. I sewed a photo sleeve out of a page protector. The ribbon, taped around back and tied up front, keeps Earl's Elfie’s all tucked away neatly. Not that he cares about being neat!

Opposite Earl is another new Christmas cut file by Paige, the Mug is filled with treats that Earl can’t seem to resist. It’s covered with a paper from the Turn the Page 6x8 Paper Pad (and still available, yay!). The Puffy Word Stickers from Bloom Street are saying, “Hey Earl”! The background papers are both from the Horizon collection, on the left is Paper 10 and on the back cover is Paper 15.

Ever so grateful you came by and hope you found some inspiration for your own pretty Christmas creations!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, Thickers, enamel dots, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEBLOOM STREETHorizonWhimsicalPick-Me-UpTurn the Pagewhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Christmas TreeCandy CaneMugPaw PrintMini Envelope, Season's Greetings by Paige Evans

Location: Edmonton, Canada / Blog: Kelly Made It / Instagram: @kellymadeit / Facebook: Petals Daye / Pinterest: Kelly Made It


  1. Wowwwwwww! This is AMAZING! I am LOVING the Christmas tree shape!!!!

    1. Merry Christmas Julie and thank you so so much for your message! You've made my morning extra cheerful ! Happy merry making 🥰

  2. This is so beautiful. So much talent and creativity. Thank you for bringing joy to my day. Happy holidays to all.

  3. Hi Sam, how sweet to find your message this evening. Sorry for my delayed reply, I've unfortunately had computer issues this past weekend, GAH! But, I truly appreciate your kindness and holiday wish too. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Christmas! ❤️🎅


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