by Richelle Naegle
Christmas is literally just around the corner, and I haven't really had any time to craft. I decided to dedicate my day to making various crafts with my highest priority being a scrapbook page, but first I created a Christmas card and a mini scrapbook. If you're looking for a good Christmas-themed paper collection, check these options out:
- Doodlebug Christmas Town
- Echo Park Merry & Bright
- Echo Park Celebrate Christmas
- Carta Bella Christmas
- Carta Bella Santa’s Workshop
- Pebbles Cozy & Bright
- Simple Stories Simple Vintage Christmas
- Simple Stories Merry & Bright
- PhotoPlay O Canada Christmas
- PhotoPlay Here Comes Santa Claus
Snow Cute Christmas Card
Here is my card. It was made using the Silhouette CAMEO, and the image is from the Silhouette Store (it's called Rudy with Snowman Winter). The card dimensions are 4" x 6", and perfect for sending to one of my friends who loves the snow. I think that this card turned out snow cute!
Christmas Mini Scrapbook
In the process of making the layout, I thought it would be fun to make a little book for Christmas pictures. From that idea sprang this little 6" x 6" mini scrapbook.
I used the O Canada Christmas Collection Kit from the creative team at PhotoPlay Paper, which is sort of a newer brand to CraftDirect, but it's been very popular. This booklet has 10 pages, but I only used about half the paper patterns in the collection. You could easily add a lot more to it if you need more pages.
For the cover of the mini album, I used one of the element cards from this same O Canada paper collection, which proved to be a perfect solution. I love the way it all turned out. Be sure to check out the inside:
For this first page, I just wanted something simple to put our family picture on.
With pages 3 and 4, we got started with the real fun! My family usually likes to go out and play in the snow (when we have it) on Christmas day. It's just a fun way to spend time with those you love.
I thought these pages would be perfect for pictures of the kids decorating the tree.
And we don't want to forget a picture of us picking out the perfect tree!
Finally, this is just a fun page for those precious moments on Christmas day. And like I said before, I have lots of extra paper and embellishments leftover from this collection. If I end up with more pictures, I can easily add them to the book.
Santa's Helpers Layout
Okay, now back to why I started crafting today in the first place, my scrapbook layout! The funny thing is, I knew exactly what I was going to make. I had the layout already picked out, but I just couldn't focus on making it. This Santa's Helper design is a free SVG file (download it at the bottom of this post) is from this year's December downloads release, here. I love how this page turned out! For your reference, I used Sweater Weather paper.
I know you have been holiday crafting, so let's see what you've got. I love to be inspired by what others make. Share them with us on our Facebook page. If you don't read to the end, how will you know about our secret deals?
Happy Christmas creating!