Monday, November 27, 2023


Hey friends! It’s Brianna Lepper here today and I’m so excited to share my Home Sweet Home Mini Album that I made using the Gingerbread Kisses collection. I can’t wait to fill it up with all of our Christmas memories this year!

To start, I covered the front of my album using the B Side of the 12x12 Cookies for Santa paper. Before I even started on the album, I knew I wanted to turn the cover into a large shaker. So I adhered a piece of clear acetate to the back of it and then added a few of the Chipboard Stickers to some of the windows. I then added some foam tape around the perimeter and filled it using a few of the Sugar Coating Glitter Assortment bottles. It looks like snow! I sealed the shaker by backing it with some vellum and then with another piece of patterned paper. I love how it turned out!

I decorated the outside using more Cardstock Stickers, Puffy Icon Stickers and a few Mini Icon Stickers.

Next, I got to work on covering the rest of the album pages using some of the 12x12 patterned papers. Here are the ones I used: Sugar Plums, Berry Floral, Christmas Jammies, Merry & Bright, Gingerbread Kisses and Gift Wrap. For my first two pages, I created photo mattes for each one and embellished using a couple Chit Chat pieces, Odds and Ends and the adorable Baking Spirits Bright Doodle-Pop.

Here’s an up close shot of that adorable Doodle-Pop!! I also included a few of the cute Gingerbread Kisses Enamel Shape Sprinkles.

For the next page, I thought it would be fun to create a little pocket for me to tuck in some ephemera. I had a scrap piece of paper so I cut it at a diagonal and added adhesive only to one corner so that it left the top half open. I then trimmed out one of the cards from the 12x12 Deck The Halls paper and tucked that in as well. For the other page, I made another photo matte and embellished with more Odds and Ends pieces. That Santa was the perfect addition!

On the next pages, I thought it would be cute to create a belly band on one and tuck even more ephemera pieces inside of it. I added a tag that I had trimmed out of the 12x12 Seasons Greetings paper and a few cards from the 12x12 Holiday Sprinkles paper. These papers are perfect for mini albums! You can add journaling or even photos to each one. For the top page, I created a simple embellishment cluster using some Bits and Pieces and a phrase from the Chit Chat pack.

I love adding different textures to my mini albums. Especially pom pom trim! It’s so neat to see it peeking out on the pages and it really brings everything together.

For the last two pages, I created a large photo matte on one and adhered a few more of the Gingerbread Kisses Shape Sprinkles. On the top page, I created another small pocket using one of the large labels from the Bits and Pieces pack. I tucked in another tag and another card that I had previously trimmed out. I added a tree from the Odds and Ends pack and adorned it with the gorgeous Mini Jewels from the collection.

Thank you much for stopping by today, I hope I’ve inspired you in some way! This mini album is so fun and can be used with any collection. I can’t wait to fill mine up with all of our Christmas photos and memories!


Gingerbread Kisses Collection
Home Sweet Home Mini Album
Doodlebug Twine
Doodlebug Mini Paper Clips
Sugar Coating Glitter Assortment


White Cardstock
Assorted Ribbon
Clear Acetate

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