Hello Lovelies and Merry December to you all! Are you documenting your holidays this month? Theresa here to share a layout with you in my personal December Traveler's Notebook, using the Hipster Holiday kit. This kit featured some delicious goodies from Crate Paper Merry Days, so I am looking for any opportunity to use that kit!
I am documenting daily in my notebook, as I do each year. One thing that helps me complete my December pages each year is creating foundation pages. Even in a traveler's notebook you can create these, before the month of December begins! I did this in my notebook this year, and this is how those pages looked.
I made my own notebook for this month and included a pocket page inside the first few pages. I took a larger page protector and cut it down, then sealed it with my Fuse tool. As I sewed my pages together, I simply included this one in the layers of patterned papers. I just had to use this lovely pattern from the Merry Days collection, and it sets the tone for the layout here. I placed the small cards inside my page protector and sealed around it, and then added some of the glitter snowflakes that were in the kit as well.
When you turn the page protector, there is a second die cut card inside, and I added a tag to the facing page. My idea here is to have a photo on the left side and journaling here in between the tag. I also added the darling lady with her special gift and a few word sentiments.
When I came to this place in my notebook, it was time for Day 04. We purchased a few new ornaments and the Happy Feet movies this year, so I decided to include a photo of those items and journal about how special they are to me. The left side was so simple to complete: I printed a photo that is slightly smaller than the patterned paper, adhered it, and added a chipboard word strip at the bottom.
For the right hand side, I added my number to the top of the page using some number stickers from my stash. I journaled my story, which is about how my Mom loved penguins before she died. She adored the movie Happy Feet and gave Nick and Natalie several penguin ornaments. Finding penguin ornaments this year was really awesome and now we have the movies to watch any time. This is a special way to remember loved ones and include them in our albums, even if they are no longer with us!
This is such a special project to complete every year, and I am so excited to include these amazing products to help tell these special stories. I especially love how simple it is to document the month in this notebook and just have fun with it.
Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you are having a wonderful season of joy and merriment!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here to share a layout I created using (mostly) the Clique Kits „Hipster Holiday Kit“ and one of the „Holiday Phrases“ Cut Files. I hope you are already in a christmassy mood. I sure am. The pre-christmas period in Germany is very special. Every town is beautifully illuminated and there are christmas markets almost everywhere where you can meet up, drink yummy mulled wine, hear carols and enjoy the overall jovial mood. Another tradition (beside the advent calender) is to have an advent wreath with four candles (one for each advent week). You can say it's kind of a countdown to Christmas. This year I arranged a new advent wreath and documented that process on my journaling card. Well, it's actually a tag that is hidden behind the photo in a small glassine bag.
But first thing's first. I painted some magenta colored strokes on my background (with acrylic paint) and used some water for creating a couple of splashes. I love how intense the color looks. It really pops. Then I've found a scrap from an older Shimelle collection (but you can use any dotted paper you can find) and glued it on each side. I don't know why, but this month I'm really into dots.
For my photo I've found some papers from the Crate Paper „Merry days“ collection and one black and white colored from „Snow & Cocoa“ and layered them together with a delicate silvery ribbon (and the already mentioned glassine bag). On top I put a fussycut mistletoe (from another „Merry days“ paper) and some stickers. Finally I've put the cutted out word „Joy“ (for which I also used a „Merry days“ paper) on top. The last step was to use some roller stamps and glittery dots.
I hope you feel inspired to use this beautiful Cut File for one of your next christmassy projects. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!