Sunday, September 30, 2012

Christmas Shopping Mini

For my design team project for October, to highlight the release of the Gecko Galz holiday paper sets, I made a Christmas Shopping Mini for my purse.

Size of the mini is 4x4 inches. All papers used for this mini are from the Gecko Galz Grandma's House digital paper pack, printed out and folded in a technique that uses no glue or scissors (technique learned at my Prairie Stampers Club).  All images are Gecko Galz.  The spine is a tag printed on linen paper and then glued on top of the mini for a finished look (optional).  

Both inside covers feature ATCs.  Various images from the Alter Me set are used for shopping lists and "to do" lists.   A library pocket was made to hold the library cards (shopping lists).  

Tickets are adhered on 3 sides with red line tape to form a pocket for receipts.  (Note the Gecko Galz on-line order receipt tucked inside the pocket!)  A word search is included for that long wait in line during gift buying.

This month when you buy $25 or more in Gecko Galz
Products you get a FREE Mini Digital Stamp Set "WHIMSY
DOODLES 2". It has 12 fun and whimsical stamps for you to
use in your paper crafting!
Gecko Galz.   And don't forget to stop by the Gecko Galz site each week for a holiday craft idea/tutorial.

Gecko Galz products:
Grandma's House digital paper pack:  Ives (covers), Evergreen, Through the Woods, Dear Santa
Happy Holiday Circles
Christmas Tags
Ephemera Sets:
A Rockwell Christmas
Winter time
Chic Christmas
Old Fashioned Christmas
Alter Me

Other materials used:
Colorbok Warm Earth Tones textured cardstock in green (matched perfectly)
black Bazzil card stock
ivory linen paper from stash
1-1/2 inch circle punch
Sizzix Framelits—8 circle dies
Stampin’ Up Sizzix texture embossing folder: Petals a Plenty
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants: Renaissance Hearts
Ranger Distress Inks: Old Paper, Wild Honey, Antique Linen
gold foil waste for buttons on coat
trims from stash
Ranger Xmas Red Stickles
foam adhesive
Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Marker
black Sharpie marker
computer generated word strips
library pocket template of your choice


Sharon said...

Helene this is just amazing - so much detail - love all the Gecko Galz "gear" - great little pockets - so well put together!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Oh what a beauty Helene. Got to make a book like this for me, I live by lists and this would be perfect. Love all your details and places to put things and such fabulous images and papers. Great make my friend.
Hugs Brenda xox

craftattack said...

What a pretty little book! Love all the papers in it! Valerie

hazel said...

This is wonderful Helene and what a great idea. I love it.
xxx Hazel.

PetraB said...

This is lovely, such a fabulous little book.

Alexa said...

Great little book ... hope it helps to organise your Xmas shopping!

Anonymous said...

Helene this is such a beautiful idea. Love the nostalgic feel to it.

Beverly Sager said...

This is just darling, Helene. Very clever idea and the papers, etc. you used are so sweet. Would love to learn that paper fold technic you used.

1CardCreator said...

This is so clever and well thought out, love the word search and the Gecko Galz order form lol! Really beautiful mini, sure to get a lot of attention when the other shoppers see it too! Love the new blog look. Sorry I missed a few posts, but I am back now.

Debi said...

this is great :-) love all the details- perfect mini book, Debi x

Marjie Kemper said...

Super book! What a great mini organizer to have in your purse!

Terry said...

Love this little shopping mini! So many great details! Love how you put this together!

trisha too said...

ADORABLE, Helene, so many fine details!


Starr said...

Helene, this is more than delightful, it is enchanting!!! What a fabulous little book! I love it! (What a fabulous gift it would make)lol!


Krisha said...

Super cute book!

Anita Houston said...

Love love this!!! So vintage yummy!!!

Heather said...

Christmas Fabulous!! I LOVE everything about your Christmas Mini!! Great use of the New Ephemera and Digi Papers girlie!! LOVE it!!

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

Hi Helen! How are you? I must say that this mini is beautifully done, amazing! Love it! :)

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