I think this season is so special because it's about traditions and family and a time to ge generous with our hearts. I don't know about you, but I tend to document everything about the season, from the time we set up our tree to the time we take it down again and everything in between. In the end, we have so many Christmas pictures and not enough time, space and entergy to scrap them all.
My challenge to you today is to come up with innovative ways to scrapbook all of those pictures. For this challenge, I made a little mini book on the page. When I inserted it into a page protector, I made a slit through the plastic so that the mini book could easily be paged through. On this page I used 10 photos!
Inspiring ideas are all around us. Sometime when you go looking for inspiration, it can be difficult to find. For those instances, which happen more often than not, I turn to packaging. Those little tidbits of guidance on the back of MM's packaging can be used for anything - not just the items inside the package. And, this is my source of inspiration for this month.
I found a layout idea that I really like from the MM's Halloween program - Word Fetti packaging. I liked the placement of the pictures and the fact that two photos were used, not just one. I liked how the spider webs looked like individual elements on the page. That really caught my attention. I also liked the placement of the title and the "empty" space that was not filled with something.
You can see my interpretation of each of these elements on my "Ice Princess" layout. I used chipboard glitter flowers in place of the spider webs, added a few scalloped edges (to make it girly), as well as a two line title. The general layout is the same, but these few changes make it look totally different, and all mine. Try digging out some old packaging and see what ideas inspire you.
Bec!!! Congratulations. Bec, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your address so I can send your Christmas prize. You won't have it in time to put under your tree, but it will be a fun surprise for after!
To everyone else, enjoy your holiday! I hope it's filled with much joy.
We wanted to do a last minute gift for you. Tell us what you are most excited about this holiday season by leaving a comment on our blog. We will pick one lucky winner to receive a MM prize. The winner will be picked on Monday, December 24th.
This is our St. Nick page kit. This kit comes with all the contents for you to make at least at least two layouts. On the back of the packaging you will see two pages with instructions to duplicate. Today we are going to give you two more ideas.
For this page Joey used the Word Fetti stickers for her journaling. Instead of making a list, she decided to make frames around the pictures - using words.
Adhere pictures to page with a little space in between. The stickers will cover up the space so you won't lose any detail in your photos.
Cut a 2 1/2" x 12" piece of green vintage snowflake paper and adhere to the bottom of solid red paper, leaving about 1/4" of the red showing at the bottom.
To center title, use a ruler and adhere the sticker letters at the edge of the ruler, spelling out the whole title. This way, you can move the title around and get an idea of how it looks before you stick everything down. Once you choose a space, stick the stickers down at the same time.
Finish it off by securing the flower and leaves with a brad.
First Wendy printed a 9" x 3" storyboard of Hannah's First Christmas (each photo is 2" x 2").
Trim 1" off two sides of a sheet of white cardstock and then back it with solid red paper.
Create a small Christmas tree out of red paper and place it over a circle punched out of Vintage Snowflake paper.
Add journaling stickers to finish off the tree.
Take the Poinsettia flowers and leaves, over lapping the red and green, and place them next to the tree and the top of one photo.
Cut small strips of holly berry stripe and vintage snowflake paper, folding them in half to mimic the ribbon and attach them on the top right corner, next to the leaves (make sure you put it under the photo)
Finish the layout by adding a title at the bottom of photo.