Christmas Catchup: Part 1 of 2

I know, I know … Christmas was like TWO whole months ago. LOL! But every year goes by and because I get so busy with all the fun and preparations during the holidays, I get further and further behind in my Christmas scrapping.

This year I made a goal with myself, that I would do my best to create as many Christmas layouts as I could in between things. I have been working on these layouts intermittently since December and although we are already on our way into Spring, I figured I may as well share them here with all of you.

When do you work on your Christmas scrapping? Do you do it right after the holidays in January, or are you more of a “Christmas in July” type of scrapper?

Anyway, I have three double-page layouts to share today, and I’ll two single-page layouts I will share tomorrow.

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CHRISTMAS EVE

For this first layout, I busted out a Christmas collection from 2016: Bella Blvd’s Holly Jolly Christmas line.

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I had fun mixing it with a bunch of embellishments I have had in my stash for several years. I really like the way it came together!

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I cut this cute little snowman fella out from the Daily Details journaling cards paper. I then used Studio Calico chipboard pieces and Martha Stewart Crafts poinsettia flowers as accents.

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I cut the title on my Silhouette Cameo machine using a cut file by Karla Dudley (Design #14034 in the Silhouette Design Store).  I love mixing a script word like that with a clean cut font. The fone I used for the word “Eve” is the Bree Serif Font.

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Here’s a closer look at the right page.

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I used gems in the centeres of each of the chipboard “sparkles.” The gems are all the same size, but to give a little more presence to the ones on the larger “sparkles” I “matted” them with a white button.

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JOY

This next double page layout features the Simple Stories Oh What Fun! collection from this year.

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I mixed in some Dear Lizzy dimensional poinsettia flower stickers that I have had in my stash for FOREVER! The reds matched perfectly and it felt great to get them used up!

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Here’s a closer look at the right page of the layout.

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These pictures crack me up every time I look at them. My daughter and her cousin took an acting class together. She was still pretty young, and it was all she could do to “entertain” herself patiently while the other kids were doing their parts. I love the expression on her face in the first photo … “When is it going to be *MY* turn?!” Bwaaahaaa!

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I love fussy-cutting elements out of the journaling cards to use as elements on my page. Simple Stories always has the cutest word cards … and they always make fun, large titles on scrapbook pages! I combined the word “JOY” here with a present.

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At the bottom of the page, I paired another preset with this darling Santa, cut out from another journaling card.

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DECEMBER 25TH

This last two-page layout was created with the adorable “A Perfect Christmas” collection by Echo Park Paper with lots of die cut snowflakes and pine branches!

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The snowflakes were cut using the “Snowflake Die #7” set. I added decorative brads to center of each one for a bit more dimension.

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I fussy-cut the floral elements from the Merry Mistletoe paper, but wanted them to be a little bit larger, so I added in pine branches cut from black cardstock using the Be Merry Branch Die Set.

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And here’s a closer look at the right side of the page. I was so happy that I was able to squeeze in so many photos with this page design!

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Haha! I love that phrase “Don’t Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle” from the Element Sticker Sheet … It’s like Santa is counseling us to just chill out and enjoy the day! 🙂

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Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up

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I hope you were able to glean some information from today’s post. Double page layouts are the perfect work horses for Christmas photos and hopefully, the designs today inspired you to get some of your holiday memories scrapbooked.

See you tomorrow!
JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Love Notes

My youngest daughter did the most adorable thing for our family last St. Patrick’s Day. She made signs and love notes for each person telling us how much she loves us and how lucky she feels to be in our family. I couldn’t wait to document her cuteness using the Simple Stories St. Patrick’s Day Simple Set.
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I used pictures of her holding a “Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Family!” sign for the main photos on this page, but I also wanted to include images of the other notes she had created. My solution? Tags!
I used a manual die cut machine to create a couple of tags (you could also use tags purchased from an office supply store), added photos and journaling to them, and then tucked them in between the layers of my page design!
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Next, I used the “LOVE” letters from the St. Patrick’s Day 6×12 Stickers as the main word in my title, Then I sprinkled the floral and heart stickers around the page for a girly feel!
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I loved the navy 3×4 journaling card with the rows of shamrocks with a single heart and wanted to incorporate it into my page design somehow. I decided to place it to the right of my photos as an additional background layer.
Next, I punched the “charmed life” circle from another 3×4 Journaling Card to add navy to the other side of the page. The “So Very Lucky” banner sticker below the title repeats the navy color around the page, grounding the design and creating a visual triangle.
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Have you created a page lately about the people that you feel “lucky” to know? The St. Patrick’s Day Simple Set is the perfect way to do it!
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Are you feeling inspired to get your scrap on today?

JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Chills and Thrills on Snowy Hills!

Hello! I hope you are having a great week! Today I have another snowy scrapbook page using the Simple Stories Sub Zero collection.
I am in love with the colors of this collection! They are perfect for scrapbooking my son’s love of snowboarding. His jacket just happens to be a lime green … one of the amazing accent colors that makes working with these papers so much fun!
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I created a title for my page by using a circular metal die to cut out the “Chills & Thrills” wording from one of the cards of the 4×6 Vertical Elements paper. Next, I matted it with red cardstock and then built a scene around it using snowflakes, pine trees, and a car from the Bits & Pieces pack, Combo Sticker sheet, and 6×12 Chipboard sheet.
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My main photo had a lot of white space around my son. I took advantage of that space by overlapping the left side of the picture with another embellishment scene using the adorable A-frame cabin and pine tree die cuts. The “Up to Snow Good” arrow phrase is so “punny” … I just couldn’t resist using it here! Ha ha! (Especially, since my son usually ditches school to go snowboarding … shhh!)
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This snowboarding polar bear looks like he has quite a fun personality! He is cool as can be and somebody I know I’d love to hang out with on the slopes! *wink*
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Thanks for stopping by!

JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Hit the Slopes with Sub Zero!

Happy New Year, friends! I’m here today with a wintry page using the adorable Simple Stories Sub Zero collection.
I live in Utah and as you may or may not know, it is the home of the “greatest snow on earth” which means we have a lot of ski resorts nearby. My scrapbook page today features a photo of the first time my son learned how to snowboard.
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I love the versatility of all of the icons in this collection and was tickled pink to discover the snowboarding bear and the ski lifts! I die cut a few snow-capped mountains using my Silhouette Cameo 3 machine for the background and then used black string to make the ski lifts appear as though they are taking you to the top for your next run!
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The snowboarding bear is taking a break for some lunch and hot cocoa at the ski lodge at the bottom of the page.
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Whether you have fun winter memories of skiing, snowboarding, sledding, playing in the snow, or just sipping a cup of hot cocoa the Sub Zero collection will make your project shine!
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OTHER SUPPLIES:
“Snow Cap Mountains” cut file by Echo Park Paper (Design #23126 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Black String
Cuttlebug 5×7 Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Black Ink
Date Stamp
Scissors/Trimmer
Foam Squares

Thanks for coming by!
JanaBold

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