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 … Can 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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PageMaps: Making Spirits Bright

I always look forward to January with its fresh-start-feeling and a chance to get caught up on a few projects after the holidays. What better way to do that than with sketches from PageMaps?

The January sketches are up and here is the page that I contributed this month using the Simple Stories Merry & Bright collection.

MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT

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I fussy-cut this wreath from a 4x4 card of the Merry & Bright SNAP! Cards and was inspired to tuck my journaling spot into it as the circular element on this page.

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I then built my title off to the right, on top of the photos, using the word “Bright” fussy-cut from one of the papers of the Merry & Bright 6×8 Pad.

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Next, I added another circular element below the wreath on the left side of the page, by punching out the word JOY from one of the 3×4 cards. I then overlapped the “Ho Ho Ho” die cut from the Bits & Pieces on top of the photo to connect everything together.

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I added the string of lights sticker at the bottom of this paper block and then placed the a couple more Bits & Pieces die cuts on the right side to fill in the gap and make the light strand sticker appear as though it goes all the way across the page underneath the car.

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I finished off this layout by adding some texture with the stitching and the red foil dimensional dot accents on the snowflakes and touch points of the light strand.

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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Kraft, Birch, Green
Sewing Machine/Brown Thread
Circle Punch
Trimmer/Scissors
Adhesive/Foam Squares

Have a great day!
JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Merry and Bright

Instead of stringing garland on a Christmas tree, why not switch things up a bit and create a garland from Christmas trees? My page today features a banner of Christmas trees across the top that I fussy-cut from a page of the Merry and Bright 6×8 paper pad.
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I arranged the trees in a slight curve and then used my sewing machine to stitch them together.
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After stitching them, I tucked thin foam squares behind each tree to lift them up a bit and then accented a few of them with phrase and flower stickers from the Merry and Bright Combo Sticker Sheet.
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I used a journal block from the Merry and Bright SN@P! Cards to add the details about my photos. Cutting around the bracket shape of the journal block adds interest. I added some greenery and phrases from the Bits & Pieces and Combo Sticker Sheet as accents.
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Another 3×4 Merry and Bright SN@P! Card makes a quick and easy title for this page, and the large fussy-cut Santa (Merry and Bright 6×8 Paper Pad) is so cute peeking out from behind the photos.
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As you take down your holiday decorations this year, try looking at them with new eyes and see if there is an idea you can incorporate into your next scrapbook page. Creating a garland or banner on your layout is a great place to start!
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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Simple Stories Merry & Bright Chipboard
Simple Stories Merry & Bright 6×8 Pad
Green Foil Dome Embellishments
Sewing Machine/Brown Thread
Kraft Cardstock

Happy New Year!
JanaBold

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