Simple Stories: Say Cheese Christmas SN@P! Album

Merry Christmas, friends! Recently, I went to Scrapbook.com to film a few segments for Simple Stories, including the Say Cheese Christmas collection and the SN@P! Binder Bundle available at Scrapbook.com. (You can view the video at the bottom of THIS PAGE at the Scrapbook.com or on their YouTube channel, if you’d like!)

This is a great bundle to use for your Christmas vacation to a Disney destination, but with a few slight adjustments it is versatile enough to use for your at-home holiday memories as well!

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I created an album with the kit, adding in the Say Cheese Christmas collection kit so I could use the 12×12 papers to add layers and interactive elements. I also added in a few of my favorite Photo Flips. I’ve had a few requests to post pictures of the individual pages, so here you go! Enjoy!

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Below, I scored the top of the 4×4 black castle card to create an interactive flap covering the 4×4 photo beneath.

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For this pocket, I scored a piece of patterned paper in half, and then tucked the back panel in the pocket for a fold-over card. This creates additional space for photos and journaling!

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I trimmed the top and bottom off of the red confetti dot page included with the SN@P! album to add in a different sized page. (save the top and bottom strips to use as layers in other spots of the album)

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The blue card on the red page is scored on the left edge, creating a flap. Use the tab to lift the flap and view more photos!

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A simple strip of patterned paper creates a pocket for journal cards and photos!

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This z-fold page is a fun way to add interest to your album!

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Want to add journaling, but you don’t want everyone to read it. Add it to a tag and then tuck it in between the photos or cards in the pocket pages (like I did behind the green snowman card below).

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I used a circle punch to cut out the word “M-E-R-R-Y” from the 2×2 cards for the title on the page below.

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Try creating a tri-fold element with a decorative scalloped edge!

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Use a craft knife to cut a slit in a page pocket and add hidden journaling that slides out from behind a 4×4 Element card.

The pocket on the right was created by adhering a 4×6 piece of patterned paper to a 4×6 photo. leave the right side blank, creating a pocket for additional photos or journaling. I created a tab for the slide-out photo by folding a punched circle over the edge.

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Here I used an oval die to cut windows in the red 6×8 SN@P! page. I then adhered it to another page along the top, left, bottom, and horizontal center. I left the right side open as a pocket and placed photos, cut in the shape of tags, in the pockets. You can write your journaling behind the photos on the grid paper. CUTE!

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On the back of the grid page, I created a large flip-out page by scoring the left edge of a large piece of patterned paper.

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This Photo Flip opens downward revealing more photos.

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These 4×4 Element cards were scored on opposite sides, creating flaps that open both ways.

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Score 2″x4″ pieces of cardstock and adhere 2″x2″ Element cards on the front of them for lots of little flaps!

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Or simply score a journal page vertically to create a narrow page that opens up to reveal your story.

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A 4×6 Photo Flip covers the pocket on the bottom of this 6×8 pocket page, opening up to reveal additional photos.

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I hope you feel inspired to create your own Christmas album. This is such a fun project to do and products from Simple Stories makes it easy!

See you next time!

JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Winter Farmhouse Cards

The soft blanket of snow that covered the yard last week is so beautiful and always makes me want to cozy up in my craft room and do a little creating.  Today I have two new cards to share with you using the Simple Stories Winter Farmhouse collection!

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Not only is the Winter Farmhouse collection perfect for your winter projects, but they are lovely for your holiday creations as well! If you’re looking for a collection WITHOUT Santa and his elves, or you just want the versatility to bounce back-and-forth from holiday projects to winter projects, this collection is a great choice!

On this first card, I used the papers from the 6×8 paper pad to build up my background. I then layered up several of the Journal Bits & Pieces and added the adorable red house from the Chipboard Sticker Sheet. A sprinkling of deep yellow enamel dots adds a bit of shine.

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I couldn’t help but feature the mitten banner from the Chipboard Stickers on this second card! They are so cozy and CUTE! Again, I used the 6×8 Paper Pad to build up my background and then added a cluster of Journal Bits & Pieces die cuts and a red chipboard house in the bottom right corner.

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There’s nothing like creating cards on a snowy day as you listen to Christmas music and enjoy a mug of hot cocoa. These cards will be perfect to send as a holiday greeting or to warm up someone’s heart in January if they are feeling bogged down by the winter blues.

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I hope you’ll take the time to treat yourself to a quiet afternoon of creating this winter. It’s the perfect remedy for a cold, winter day!

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Enjoy!
JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Happy Journey

Hello, Friends! Today I have a layout to share with you using the happy and cheerful Simple Stories So Happy Together collection.

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For the title of this page, I fussy-cut the globe with the quote “Life is about the Journey” from the 6×8 paper pad.

I like this quote because my daughter had never taken a dance or tumbling class in her life, yet she was determined to try out for the cheerleading team at her school. I tried to prep her for the disappointment that would inevitably come, but to everyone’s surprise her hard work paired with her incredible team spirit and sparkling personality earned her a spot on the team! It was quite the journey with a happy ending. I was so proud of her for persevering and going for her dream.

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I used the “Hello Love” woodgrain paper as the background for this page and added a scalloped border piece across the top cut from the “Our Story” paper.

I added the photos to several different layers of patterned paper and then added several Journal Bits & Pieces to the top to write the story about the day she received her uniform for the first time. I also used the 4×6 Clear Stamps to add a sentiment to the upper right corner of the journal blocks.

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I used the 4×6 Clear Stamps again to stamp the phrase “life is beautiful” across the bottom of the globe.

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I layered together several flowers, hearts, and the word “HAPPY” from the Bits & Pieces in the lower right corner of the photos. I also fussy-cut the wreath from the 4×4 Elements paper and tucked it behind the right edge of the photos.

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I love that scrapbooking gives me the opportunity to celebrate all of life’s challenges, victories, and lessons. This page about my daughter achieving her goal will always serve as a reminder to *ME* to work hard for my dreams and goals, too, even when it seems impossible. I will always learn something along the way. Like the title for this page says, life is about the journey!

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Have a happy, scrappy day!
JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Holly Jolly

Hello, there! Christmas lights always put me in the holiday spirit, and so I decided to make them the highlight of my Simple Stories Holly Jolly layout today using the Enamel Dots.

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I fussy-cut the large tree from a sheet from the 6×8 paper pad. I added the cookie star sticker to the top of the tree, tucked in the Santa from the Bits & Pieces to the left, and then added medium enamel dots on top of each of the color-coordinating Christmas lights. I love all of the dimension the enamel dots add!

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I used the “Holly Jolly” phrase from the Bits & Pieces as the title for my layout. There was an empty space in the top left corner of the photo, so I filled it in by overlapping the title right on top. To the right of the title, I tucked in a deer, gingerbread man, and candy cane from the Bits & Pieces. I also added a journal block from the Journal Bits & Pieces pack.

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The colorful houses in the Holly Jolly collection make me so happy! I added the pink one to the right of the group photo along with a quote strip from the Journal Bits & Pieces pack and a quote sticker from the Combo Sticker Sheet.

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And then I added the green holiday house in an embellishment cluster at the bottom of the page.

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This collection is so CUTE and makes me excited to use it to scrapbook more of our holiday photos this year!

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Thanks for coming by!
JanaBold

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