Saturday, November 26, 2016

Christmas Thyme

Welcome to my stop on Club Scrap's merry Christmas Thyme Blog Hop. Christmas is such a fun time for crafting, so today I've created a greeting card and a cute little house-shaped mini album with the Christmas Thyme UM Rubber Stamps.

Christmas Thyme Garden Shed Mini Album

Christmas Thyme Stamped Greeting Card

The shape of the 3.25" stitched book was inspired by the garden shed image on the Christmas Thyme  Unmounted Stamps.

To make the inside pages, stamp the shed onto cardstock to create a template without the snowy portion of the rooftop. Score and fold ten 3x5" pages horizontally in half and use the template to shape the roof line.

Stamp the garden shed onto cover weight paper and adhere to mat board with Bookbinding Glue. Trim with sharp scissors and paint back of cover with ivory acrylic. Be sure to paint the exposed edges of the mat board, as well.

Stitch the pages together with waxed linen thread and adhere the covers to the pages.

Stamp the inside pages and save room for Christmas photos from the season!

How about a handmade card to accompany this darling handmade book? Open the front door of the garden shed to create a fun, interactive greeting!

Stamp the shed image three times and shade with colored pencils.

Cut along the top, right and bottom edges of the door with the help of a ruler, cutting mat and craft knife.

Several sentiments from the UM stamp sheet are designed to fit within the door. 

Kelly at Serendipity and Whimsy is your next stop on this holiday hop!

Wishing you a very merry and wonderful holiday season!


  1. BERNATH cigale.nathalie@wanadoo.frNovember 26, 2016 at 4:25 AM


  2. This house book is abolutely SUPER!!!
    Kay you made it too cute and looking so easy.
    Love the card too.

  3. Kay you have outdone yourself again! That little book is just too adorable!!!

  4. Beautiful uses for the garden shed image. Very inspiring!

  5. Cute little album - that house is one of my favorite images from CS. Your card is so how you colored it and added the sentiment behind the door.

  6. Kay, this is such a wonderful mini album! I'm going to admit here and now that I completely failed to put together "Christmas Thyme" and "potting shed." (It's a house for me, and it still looks good!) Thanks for sharing!

  7. Gorgeous book and card, Kay . . . as always!

  8. The sentiments were designed to fit inside the door?! LOVE THIS!

  9. You never cease to amaze me, Kay! This is such an adorable mini album!

  10. So beautiful Kay! Love the little house album idea. Have a great day.

  11. Awwww I LOVE this mini album, its darling!!!

  12. OMG Kay this is STUNNING! Love the Mini House Album!!!

  13. What a terrific album! I just must try that idea. So creative!

  14. Love this book Kay!! Such a fun idea to use the house as the front and back covers!!! :)