Monday, December 17, 2018

Good tidings ATC journal

Hi Everyone,
I have a really fun project to share with you that I created for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
This ATC ticket journal is the cutest thing ever.  

I made one of these a few months back.  You can check out that post here.  When I was creating my spring themed journal all I could think about was how cute this would look done up for Christmas.
The basic steps are the same as the Spring journal.  Prep the journal by painting it.  Using collage medium, add Tim Holtz Christmas Collage paper randomly to each page.  

Once all of your collage paper is down add stamps using a permanent ink. I mostly used the Tim Holtz Holiday Postmark Set(but if you look closely you will spy stamps from about 5 other sets).  You can also use paint on your rubber stamps, just make sure you clean them off right away.  Once it's dried it will be on there forever.  The funky green branches you see here are stamped.  Stamp in a green paint and then add red berries with the end of a paint brush.  

 These are all of the inside pages.  I put a photo on every other page and the opposite sides are just fun piles of ephemera.
Most of the photos got a little something to dress them up for the holidays.  
These little anter brads just crack me up.  I used some of the Tim Holtz holiday snippets, a photobooth photo, and a chit chat sticker here too. 
This guy's hat and scarf are from the Christmas Shape Set.  Both pieces were embossed using Emerald Creek powders.  The hat is Mercury Rising and the scarf is the Spiced Candy and then there is a layer of Vintage Beeswax.    
Her wintery broach is from the Snowflake shape set and covered with Distress Glitter.  
Here are the rest of the pages.  This one has a little 3d stag sticker. 

Her santa hat is a brad.

The peppermints are made out of perler beads. 

I love the vintage Christmas seal on this page.  

The tree is from the Christmas Shape Set.  It was heat embossed using Charred Gold from Emerald Creek.    

I did my cover last.  The ribbon is glued under the frame and it has an eyelet in it.  The buckle is attached with a brad that you can see on the backside of the page.  The chip quote is embossed with Charred Gold on the edges 
The center of the poinsettia is the brad that is holding on the buckle.    
The buckle was a great way to hold this guy together since it's pretty chunky.  

I hope you enjoy this little book.  I had a blast making it.  Have a very Merry Christmas! I hope there is no coal in your stocking.


  1. What a cute booklet. I love all the pages. Merry Christmas to you.

  2. This is such a beautiful little album, with lots of attention to detail. Lovely.

    Thanks for sharing your art with us at TIOT this week and Merry Christmas to you from all of us!

    Cath x

  3. This journal is simply TERRIFIC! I am most impressed with your wonderful project and say thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Much appreciated!
    Hugs, Susi

  4. Thank you for sharing your fantastic project to our theme at Try it on Tuesdays.

  5. I love this! It is amazing layering and nice to use those vintage photos, especially with them all decked out like that. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at TIOT. Hugs-Erika

  6. Pinned this fun little beauty... Love each page, so fun and festively cool!!!

  7. Wow Jess! Every page is an absolute delight - a whole mini journal is umpteen times the pleasure to view! To say 'I am blown away' is an understatement! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisxx

  8. I have visited before but didn't have time to comment, but every time I see this wonderful book I am filled with smiles and reminded to take myself a lot less seriously. He he! It's really a mini masterpiece. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers Challenge. I hope you had a great holiday season. Please forgive my delayed visit. Hugs, Autumn


Disclaimer Notice

I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.