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: 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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Simple Stories: Scrapbooking with Country Christmas

Hot cocoa, holiday movies, and time with family … the holidays are just around the corner and I can’t wait! The Simple Stories Country Christmas collection has that classic holiday vibe that makes me want to snuggle up in a blanket next to the fireplace and watch the snow gently fall outside. It also puts me in the mood to do a little Christmas scrapbooking.

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I pulled out a Christmas Eve photo of my kids next to the Christmas tree and created this next layout. I layered up several sheets from the 6×8 Paper Pad to create a textured mat for the photo. I even fussy-cut the large wreath from one of the papers to tuck behind the left side. Along the bottom of the photo, I added stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet and the Banner Sticker Sheet.

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For the background, I layered up even more patterns …┬áCan you tell I love patterned paper? Ha! I used the Cardinal Simple Basics paper as the base and then added the 2×2 Elements Paper (green pine trees) matted with the plaid side of the Christmas Magic paper.

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I always create several 12×12 layouts for our family album, but my favorite holiday project to work on each year is my December Album. I typically put the album together after the holidays are over, keeping track of our activities throughout the month to go with the pictures I’ve snapped. This year, I’m going to try a new approach! I created my album ahead of time with the Country Christmas SN@P! Cards, Chipboard Stickers, Bits & Pieces, Floral Bits & Pieces, and the 6×8 Paper Pad. I then placed white cardstock in the spaces where I plan to add photos.

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I have a photo printer at home, and so this project should come together fairly easy, even if I only have time to work on it once a week throughout the holiday season. I’m excited to give this approach a try!

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Of course, I am using the coordinating Country Christmas 6×8 Holiday SN@P! Binder for this project! I love how easy it is to add and move pages around in an album like this. If I happen to need more space for a particular event, I can always add more pages, or move things around with the simple-to-use D-ring. I LOVE these albums so much!

I hope you have found some inspiration to get you excited about your holiday projects this year! The Country Christmas collection has everything you need to make your Christmas crafting beautiful AND fun!

JanaBold

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