If you're anything like me, you likely have more than enough seasonal supplies to cover documenting the holidays. Since the products outnumber the occasions I can scrap about, I wanted to find a way to give new life to some of my stash. By mixing some of your older supplies with the newer ones, you can cleverly combine them to turn the holiday theme into an everyday page. (Click here to download this tutorial as a printable PDF)
I gathered these supplies together.
From the 6X6 paper pad, I pulled out the woodgrain sheet and took it outside with the ampersand mask and possibly my favorite Mister Huey's of all time, the opaque white.
Once it was dry (I sped up the process with my heat tool), I placed the paper onto a foam pad and used the brad setter as a paper piercer. I poked holes all the way around, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch apart. TIP: around the curves, you want to stay a bit closer together, while the straight parts can have holes that are further apart.
Then using Aunt Lydia's crochet thread in fuchsia (embroidery floss works fine too), I did a back-stitch all the way around the design using the pre-poked holes as a guide. TIP: You can do this on the sofa while watching your favorite show. You may even find it to be therapeutic.
From the Handbook Album Inserts, I chose a plain beige grid with a Christmas tree on it.
Then I took a different sheet from the 6X6 paper pad and covered the tree. I noticed that it didn't completely cover the holes, so I make a mental note at this time that I would use washi tape to remedy that.
Laying out all the elements with the photos allowed me to choose the colors of tape I wanted to use.
I put some strips of tape down, adhered the photos, title, and the typewriter journaling. Then I finished it off with the stamping of the date in the top left corner.
Hope you're able to transform some of your holiday supplies!
(supplies: patterned paper- Studio Calico Wonderland 6x6 Paper Pad; cardstock- American Crafts; frames- Wonderland; wood veneer- Studio Calico Darling Dear; Handbook- Wonderland; mist- Mister Huey's Opaque White; mask- Studio Calico; stamps- Studio Calico Roller Date; other- Brad Setter)