Got a phone call at 5:10 am that my son’s school has a two hour delay today. Nothing like being woken up by the phone ringing at such an early hour! Now I am praying to the snow gods that my boys sleep in this morning. 🙂 Today’s project is something I haven’t done in ages: an actual, good old fashioned 12 x 12 scrapbook page! I love scrapbooking, but with two small kids and most of my craft stuff packed in boxes and piled into a cabinet while my house is being finished, I don’t have a lot of time for it right now! When I do have time, I have been doing pocket scrapbooking. The pre-laid out pages and pre-printed cards make it so easy to put together gorgeous pages with very little effort. And if you don’t like the finished product, you can just switch things around or swap in different cards until you get it just right! Stampin’ Up’s pocket scrapboking system is called Memories and More, and you can learn more about it here.
But for today, let’s talk about traditional scrapbooking! I created this page the other day to showcase my boys’ Christmas pictures. I used the Be Merry Designer Series Paper as the background, stamped the letters and numbers with the Letters for You and Large Numbers stamp sets in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, then cut them all out with the coordinating framelits. (Large Letters and Large Numbers Framelits). I layered the photos with Garden Green cardstock, and embellished with some snowflakes cut from Silver Glimmer Paper. The dies I used for the snowflakes are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. And there’s one little silver glimmer swirl from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits as well!
While Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive tend to be my go to red/green combo for Christmas, I love the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green together as well! I also love the weathered look of the letters and numbers. The stamps in the Letters for You and Number of Years sets are designed to look that way, and I think it adds a nice touch!
This whole page took me about an hour to put together. I could have dressed it up a lot more by adding more layers or embellishments, but I wanted to keep it simple!
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