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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Very Merry Christmas Album with Simple Stories

Hi everyone!  It's Traci ... back to share my newest Sn@p album with you. Christmas is absolutely one of my favorite times of the year so playing with some Christmas goodies this week was lots of fun.  When I saw the new Very Merry collection, I fell in love with the traditional red and green colors mixed in with pops of black, so I decided to use this fun black and white striped binder album, and I couldn't wait to tie a big red ribbon around it!

For the inside of my cover, I added a 4x4 card where I will journal that the book is about our 2012 Christmas spent in Georgia.

I thought that this page from the 6x8 paper pad was perfect for the opening page...

We spent the holidays with my sister and her family.  Even though it's Georgia, it was a cold winter and my Florida family enjoyed ice skating and bundling up with some hot cocoa.  The little snow man die cut was perfect for this page .... 

I love chipboard stickers....and I especially love Simple Stories chipboard stickers.  Here's why -- I always want to see how my piece is going to look on my project before I commit to it.  The fabulous thing about Simple Stories chipboard is that they easily pop out of the packaging with the backing attached (not all chipboard does this).  You can lay the piece down on your project and decide if you want to "love it, or leave it off".  For the cute snowflakes below, I decided to "love it" so I peeled off the backing and stuck them down, overlapping one of the pockets (a fun way to bring spaces together)!

Another thing I love to do is cut a plastic page protector that has four 3x4 spaces in half (top to bottom).  The piece below, that has the 3x4 "Eat Drink & Be Merry" card, along with a cute pic of my Dad and stepmom is an example.  The size difference adds interest to the album, and the elements behind the piece (like the cute pic of my darling Reeci pup) can show from behind.  Don't be afraid to cut things up and make them different than they were originally intended :)   

For my little 1/2 page, I added a tab sticker to the front and back ... I LOVE when a company makes stickers that will work back to back! 


We went on a snow-tubing adventure while my family was in town.  My "Florida family" did not have winter coats, but Meme did!  My stepmom dug several ski jackets (from the 90's) out of her closet and the kids LOVED it!  We were the brightest, most neon group on the tubing slope .... ha ha!  So much family fun!




I had a lot of fun reliving our crazy "Very Merry" memories when I created this album.  I hope you will enjoy playing with this collection as much as I did!

Products used in this project:
Designer Binder Black and White Stripe
Very Merry Combo Stickers
Very Merry 6x8 Paper Pad
Very Merry Chipboard
Very Merry Bits & Pieces
3x4 Journaling Card Elements
4x6 journaling Horizontal Card Elements
4x6 journaling Vertical Card Elements
4x4 Journaling Card Elements

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