Not all that long ago I received a delightful parcel of Christmas crafty goodness from Alpha Stamps. Inside I found lots of delicious Christmas paper, ephemera and trim which quickly took shape into this cute little envelope book.
I love the fancy latch, it works perfectly for this style of book. A bit of patina coloring was added to the latch and the edges of the book with a little help from guilders paste.
Each page of the book is made of a sturdy policy envelope. I tucked some of my larger ephemera bits inside the book, but you could add tags, cards, personal notes etc.
I used lots of different trims throughout the book to add lots of depth and texture. I got out the spray adhesive for the first time in a while. I love the easy application, but I did find that it did not stick well in a few spots.
I mixed in holiday imagery from many places. I used Christmas Dresden and Christmas Collage Sheets as well as the ephemera I linked to earlier.
In the envelope above I layered the trims. This is another great way to stretch or transform your stash, and you know I am always trying to find ways to do that.
I love the moon on this page. I have been using him over and over again in lots of spots, I have always been fascinated by the moon and the stars. And yes, that is exactly where my blog title comes from!
Welcome to the holiday season folks!