Available for Purchase: Simple Stories Make It Merry Layout Kits!

Hello, my friends! It’s been awhile since I have popped in at my blog (I need to change that!) because I have been so busy-busy-busy with my job at Simple Stories. Infact, come follow the SimpleStoriesScrapbook page or SimpleStoriesTV YouTube channel where I go LIVE every single week!

I recently taught at the Bella Blvd. She Loves Color event and had the BEST time meeting so many friends in person!

I taught a Layout class using the darling Simple Stories Make It Merry collection. I have a limited number of class kits leftover for purchase. If you would like to purchase one (US only please), please contact me at jana.eubank@gmail.com.

Each class kit is $65 (including shipping) and includes everything you need to create the FOUR layouts. One of them is a double-pager and the other three are single-page layouts. All of the layouts are pictured below! The pieces are already cut and ready to go! You will need to do a bit of cutting on the 6×8 papers included in the kit, but I have included cutting diagrams for each sheet to make it EASY PEASY!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Again, to purchase, contact me at jana.eubank@gmail.com Each kit is $65 shipped (US only please). When they are GONE, they are GONE!

Enjoy your weekend!

JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Jingle All the Way Banner

Are you looking for a way to brighten up a corner of a room with holiday cheer? Or maybe you need a handmade gift idea for someone who could use some additional Christmas spirit?

Christmas banners to the rescue! Banners are perfect for adding to a mantle, banister, sideboard, window, treat table, and more! I created this Jingle All the Way Banner for the Scrapbook.com Holiday Inspiration Series on their YouTube channel and wanted to share it here with you today!

Watch as I take you through my step-by-step batch process for creating focal point images by selecting a main image, adding in supporting images, connecting them all together with a shape, and then adding additional layers underneath. We start from the image to the front and work our way back to the base layer.

These concepts can be used for anything and can be applied to any type of collection! Try this process for creating a batch of cards, tags, embellishment clusters for a layout, gift bags, and more! Watch the video below!

Why not give banner making a try today?

Thanks for joining me! Happy holidays to you!

JanaBold

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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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