Today I'm sharing one of my favorite projects I work on every year, scrap-booking Christmas Card Photos from friends and family. I have an entire album (or two!) dedicated to recording those treasures that come in the mailbox during the holiday season. I have 2 two-page layouts to share with you.
This first page share showcases some of the photo cards we received last year at Christmas-time. I originally scrapbooked these photos in a pocket page format (see THIS post). I was trying out something new and it just didn't work for me and the album(s) I already started years ago. I decided to create a traditional page instead and was able to salvage the photos and rearrange them. I think the pocket scrapbooking would be a great system for memory keeping the holiday photos received every year but I just couldn't make the leap to a new system! LOL
I used the beautiful Cozy Christmas Collection, using the gorgeous bokeh background of the Sparkle Flurries/Ledger Paper across the two-page background with a strip of the Oh Joy Patterned Paper along the left side of the page.
I die cut a title from the Kerri Bradford Studio TwentyThirteen Kit and added stickers from the Fundamental Cozy Christmas sticker sheet and Cozy Christmas enamel dots for added color and interest. I used number stickers from the Cozy Christmas Expressions 12x12 Cardstock Sticker Sheet on each photo to correspond back to the journaling.
I added the fun hanging ornament stickers from the Cozy Christmas Fundamentals Sticker Sheet along the top edge of the two-page spread for a pop of color and interest. (I needed two sticker sheets to create the long hanging ornament border seen here.)
I randomly added sticker phrases to a couple of the photos and finished the page with a bit of stamping above the printed journaling using the Ellen Essentials Merry & Bright Stamp Set and some Cozy Christmas Fundamentals heart stickers and Bits and Pieces die cuts.
My second layout features the remaining photos from 2012 that I hadn’t scrap-booked. I used the DIY Christmas Collection for this page and a green/cream/black color scheme. The snowflake background paper is from Simple Stories December Documented Collection that is retired (last year's Christmas collection). I loved the way the black played with the cream and green of this year's DIY Christmas Collection. Don't be afraid to mix and match your patterned papers/collections!
I layered stickers from the DIY Christmas Sentiment Stickers on a piece of Grinch Green DIY Christmas paper. I printed a sub-title above the stickers and finished the title block with additional stickers from the DIY Christmas Icon Stickers and DIY Christmas enamel dots.
I added number stickers from the DIY Christmas Word/Letters Stickers on each photo to correspond back to the journaling. I finished the page with heart stickers, enamel dots and phrase stickers.
Christmas/Holiday Cards from Friends & Family Links (these are the links to all the pages in my album):
- Title Page
- 1998 Layout
- 1999 Layout
- 2000 Layout
- 2001 Layout
- 2002 Layout
- 2003 Layout
- more 2003 Layout
- 2004 Layout
- 2005 Layout
- more 2005 Layout
- 2006 Layout
- more 2006 Layout
- 2007 Layouts
- 2008 Layout
- another 2008 Layout
- 2008 Pocket Page
- 2009 Layout
- another 2009 Layout
- 2010 Layout
- another 2010 Layout
- December 2010 Pocket Page
- 2011 Layout
- 2011 Layout #2
- 2011 Pocket Page
- 2012 Layout
- more 2012 Layout
- 2013 Layout
More Simple Stories Design Team projects from 2014:
- "Today Right Now" Layout feat. Simple Stories Life Documented Collection (video)
- "Thankful" Layout and Card featuring Simple Stories Sweater Weather Collection(video)
- "Christmas 1915" Layout and Fall-Themed Tags feat. Legacy Collection
- "It's Summer" Layout & "Hey Sunshine Card (video)
- "Cute & Crabby" Layout & "Hello" Card feat. Simple Stories Sea To Shining Sea Collection (video)
- All Squared Up Layout & Card feat. Simple Stories Insta-Squares die cut with steel rule dies (video)
- "Hello Sunshine" Layout feat. Simple Stories A Charmed Life Collection & SS Silhouette Cut Files (video)
- "So Sweet Together" Layout and Birthday Card feat. Simple Stories (video)
- "Be You" Layout and Love Card feat. Simple Stories (video)