During this crazy, busy time of year, it's easy to get hung up in the hub-a-bub of activities and forget the little details of the Christmas season and transition into a new year. I always get overwhelmed by the number of pictures I have from the Christmas season and they just end up sitting there because I don't know what to do with them. Nor do I want yet another Christmas layout. Solution: PL style layouts! You can incorportate a ton of pictures.
Add some of the magic of Christmas to your pocket memory keeping with a magical Christmas confetti pocket! Here's how you can create one of your own:
* Gather your ingredients for magical Christmas dust: gold glitter, American Crafts red and green Spark!, Stampendous Shaved Ice, confetti (round and tree shaped) and star punches from the American Crafts border punch. Add a pinch of love and swirl with your finger!
* Sprinkle your magic concoction into a pocket of your pocket pages and sew along the top edge ensuring that no magic dust is left behind.
* Create a punched border using the American Crafts Knock Out star border punch with rounded corners and use your Xyron high tack tape to camouflage some of the imperfection in your stitching!
* Using stickers from the Pebbles Thirty-One collection, add the year ON TOP of the page pocket. It's okay to have embellishments and elements NOT in the pocket!
Not all things must be Christmas when you're creating Christmas themed pages. The red banners are from the Pebbles birthday/celebration collection Hip, Hip Hooray. Make it more festive by folding notched ribbon on top and adhering that down with some Xyron 5mm dots.
This photo overlay comes from the From Me to You collection by Pebbles - it's just PERFECT for a splash of Christmas red! A complimentary green page tab adhered with Xyron 1/4" double sided tape is the perfect way to secure the overlay with minimal visibility.
Another element that I adhered using Xyron dots on the outside of the page protector. Doing so preserved the dimension of the Christmas star which would have been flattened in the pocket.
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas if there weren't presents and gift giving! I have a present for you this holiday season! I posted earlier on my blog a link to a free cut file download of this Deck the Halls tag that is perfect for your 3x4 pocket. It is available in both a vertical and horizontal orientation!
May peace, prosperity, and happiness be yours throughout the holidays and new year!
From Me to You Cardstock Stickers
Welcome Christmas double sided cardstock
Basics Washi Tape Black
Basics double sided cardstock Leaf Chevron
Front Porch double sided cardstock Home
Front Porch Phrase Cards
Hip, Hip Hooray Banners
Party Super Hero Glassine Bag
American Crafts Ribbon
American Crafts Spark Tinsel Rouge
American Crafts Spark Tinsel Grass
American Crafts Pow Glitter Paper Silver
American Crafts Pow Glitter Paper Large Dots/Evergreen
Knock Outs Border Punch Mini Stars