Kellie's 4x4 Mini-Layout with "December Dreams"

Hello everyone! It's Kellie here to share a mini layout I created in a 4x4 mini album. These little albums are the best for documenting your memories. They can be used for one theme or many. I decided to use one for just whatever I feel like at the time - no theme, no reason, just getting creative. Which is exactly what I did this month with the NEW December Dreams kit.

I made this wreath back in about 2012 or 2013... Pretty sure it was 2012. I randomly found the photo while looking for something the other month and kept it aside knowing I would use it with this kit!

If you haven't already, subscribe! Although it’s too late for your subscription to include the “December Dreams” kit, you can still purchase most of the separate components from this kit, and each time the kits keep getting better and better, so by subscribing now you won’t miss out on future kits. The acetate sheet that comes with the kit is gold on one side and a red on the back. I mean HOW awesome right!? I've used the red side here. I fiddled with the gold but it wasn't working, and then once I turned it over, the whole thing came together.

I then layered around the photo with the die-cut shapes ephemera pack and used one of the left over strips from the card I made and shared previously. I also used one of the little pom pom paper clips, they are so soft and fluffy. I grabbed a pocket that has 4 mini squares and cut up the 12x12 pattern papers and again used some of the die-cut shapes ephemera pack with a flair button. A quick little 4x4 in the album, just because. :)

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Aimee's "December Dreams" Layout

Hi there, Aimee here! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday, lol. Today I’m sharing a layout using “December Dreams.”

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While I was out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday, my husband and I drove around and found some fun places to take photos. We came across this half-decorated tree, and I was all, “husband STOP this is a perfect photo opp!”

So, with fashionable style we took photos with a half decorated tree with a tub full of ornaments behind us. I highly recommend learning how to use the timer on your camera and have a tripod handy. I took some pretty awesome photos this way.

Keeping it simple as always I used my go to 8.5 x 11 white cardstock for my base. I cut a piece of “Oh Christmas Tree” just smaller than my cardstock. I layered my photo on one of the A5 dashboards, and cut it down to mat my photo.

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I used 3-d foam to pop my matted photo of the page. I fussed around with some die cuts and settled with the 3 snowflakes, the Nutcracker, Sugar Plum Fairy and of course the Christmas Tree.

I also used the printed strip at the bottom of the 12x12 sheet of “Oh Christmas Tree” to create the ribbon flag, and layered it with the “joy” flair.

Of course, I stamped my layout with the date the photo was taken {Date roller stamp from Heidi Swapp}.

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And to take my layout to the next level I add sparkles to my die cuts. I dug into my old supplies and pulled my box of Stickles, I haven’t used these in ages. I love this extra sparkly touch!

I love this silly photo of my husband and I. Do you every stop at random places to take photos? Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

XOXO Aimee

Laura's 6x8 December Dreams Layout for December Daily

Hi Everyone, it's Laura here to share a 6x8 layout I made using the December Dreams collection for my December Daily this year. One of my favorite things to incorporate is stories from past Christmases, mixed in with stories from the current year. I love having a flash from the past included in my album.

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I always start my album on Thanksgiving day, and I've found that week before December 1st to be the perfect time to tell some of these stories. This year I was inspired by the cute gingerbread die cuts in the kit to tell a story about a tradition from when I was a kid of making gingerbread houses with my mom.

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I worked with a digital version of this kit, so I played around with printing on different types of paper. For my background I printed out the snowflake personal planner page onto vellum, and the die cut gingerbread house was printed onto iridescent paper to add a bit of sparkle.

I also used past kit components to pull the page together. I used a die cut frame and a title from the Hello Beautiful Kit. I love that this collection plays together so well with December Dreams.

Thanks for looking and I hope you're having an enjoyable holiday season!

Laura's October Daily

Hello everyone, it's Laura here to share some pages from my October Daily project that I've been working on. I've been having some health challenges this month, and one of the ways I've simplified my scrapbooking is by downsizing. I'm using a 4x4 mini album, and I love that Andrea's kit works for this size too.

To start the month, I folded down one of the calendar dividers and cut a slit in the side so it could fold up into my album. The smaller planner divider size works well in 4x4 albums this way.

I've been especially enjoying using the die cut packs that came with the kit. Sprinkled throughout my album, they give the whole thing consistency. I also like using the B side of the planner pages as simple patterns for journaling or backgrounds.

On this page I've used one of the planner dividers, cut it down, and used the lines for journaling about a special trip to the pumpkin patch. I also love how the pompom paperclip peeks through from the next page. Those might be my favorite part of the whole kit! For me, albums this size are a great chance to play with layers and pages outside the page protector.

Thanks to Andrea for creating such a versatile and beautiful October kit! And I hope you all are having a wonderful October!

Kellie's 6x8 Halloween Layout 2: The Spookquel

Kellie here with you today to share a layout I created using the Magical and Mischievous kit that I love to bits! This kit truly has everything and not just for your Halloween crafts as I've shown as we don't celebrate it down here in Australia, per se

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I feel that using a white cardstock background works so well to then add as much colour as you like. I scrapbook in the 6x8 size. Snap chat to the rescue for a photo and in black and white which, again, makes using colour even better.

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Layering in a layout is my favourite thing to do. Often I have to stop myself from layering too much, if there is such a thing! I've used the 12 x 12 pattern papers from the kit and with the ephemera also.

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I've used the acetate web sheet also on the silver side as the other side is purple, which is awesome to have two different colours.

I'm really happy with the end result, and after two layouts, two cards, and a mini album layout, I still have enough of the kit left over for so much more spooky crafting! What are you going to create with your kit?

Carolee's Traveler's Notebook "Magical and Mischievous" Layout

Hey everyone! Carolee here with a new traveler’s notebook layout for you today using the new Magical and Mischievous kit Andrea created for Halloween!

My hubby and I took a quick afternoon trip to Disneyland to check out all of the decorations and Halloween items in the shops. We found this adorable popcorn bucket and picked one up. This picture makes me giggle. Someone told me that Ryan looks like he’s trying to get someone to try the poison inside! So, I figured using the Magical and Mischievous banner would work great as a title on this layout!

First up, I cut a piece of paper down so that I had two TN-sized sheets. Next up, I wanted to layer several papers underneath the Instax photo I printed. I love using the A5 inserts for this since the patterns are a bit smaller. I added a touch of pink as the mat and then haphazardly cut a bit of purple to go under that. Last, I added the title banner and glued it down to the page.

The cauldron square from the Hello October paper couldn’t have been more perfect so that went opposite the picture. I just glued that down and added a couple of staples to add a bit of gold to the layout.

Next, I wanted to add some orange. I used the pumpkin bucket die cut but while I was looking through, I saw the poison apple so I added that in there as well. Finally, I added some of the sequin mix to the page to add color and shine to the whole thing. I really like how well this quick and easy layout came together. I hope you have as much fun with the collection. Until next time, happy crafting!

Aimee's Halloween Layout

Hey all, it’s Aimee!

Are you a planner girl or a scrap girl? I am 100% a scrap girl, but I love planners. But really I’m just a paper lover. Today I’m sharing a mix of both worlds, using the “Magical And Mischievous” Happily Ever After kit!

I used the “October Calendar” A5 divider as my focal point for my scrapbook layout. Say What? That’s right. I used an A5 divider on my layout. I even got to play around with my stamps, as if I was a planner girl.

I first stamped the dates on the A5 divider. I then matted my photo with another A5 divider, the super cute purple ledger paper.

I added some foam adhesive to the back of the matted photo and adhered it over the calendar, just so you could see some of the dates.

I really wanted to use one of those pom-pom paper clips, but they are a bit puffy for a scrapbook layout. No problem, I just trimmed the back of the pom-pom to make it lay flat on my layout. I then slipped the “Magical and Mischievous” banner under the paper clip {I first added a bit of adhesive to the back} and then stapled the paper clip in place.

I journaled on some plain cardstock with my typewriter. I made sure there was enough space between each line/sentence so I could cut them a part. Once I had cut my journaling a part, I adhered it to my layout. I then used foam adhesive to adhere the candy and pumpkin die cuts.

And to finish off my layout with a little pizzazz, I faux stitched around the A5 divider with a white gel pen.

Do you ever use supplies that weren’t intended for scrapbooking/planning?

XOXO Aimee

Kellie's 6x8 Halloween Layout

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Hi all, Kellie here with you again this month to share a layout I created using the NEW kit, Magical and Mischievous.  I started in paper crafts only scrapbooking, then moved to cardmaking and then back to scrapbooking and pocket page albums.  I love everything paper crafts.  Now let me show you the layout I created.

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I like to create layout in the size 6x8.  It's a size I tried when a friend of mine, Emma, showed me her amazing work and I just loved the size.  I've always found 12x12 a little too big for me, while 9x12 isn't overly large, but 6x8 is just perfect.  I've used a instax photo from a snap chat photo I took of myself around this time last year.  It fitted in perfectly with this kit as we don't celebrate Halloween down here in Australia.  Although even that wont stop me from creating a few more layouts with this kit.

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Starting with a plain white cardstock I love to layer when creating a back drop. So I grabbed the pattern paper to create a background.  It's either I create a background or plain white space, one extreme to the next when it comes to my style sometimes.

2018-10-10 17.15.06I then grabbed out the ephemera die cuts and layered up.  This is my FAVOURITE part when it comes to creating a layout.  Sometimes I have to stop myself as I just want to add it all.  I'm really happy with the final result and the way the layout turned out.  It gave me the itch to create even more layouts again.

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Want a little tip?  You might even do this yourself.  Often when creating anything I lay everything out, move things around till I'm happy with it.  Then of course you have to stick it all down, which means taking it all off.  Now this is where I can forget what went where, get distracted, walk away and come back and think, ugh where did it all go?  I take a quick snap on my phone and then I have a reference.  This also works well when you can't decide should that pumpkin go there or the black cat?  Take a snap and you'll get your answer.

Aimee's "Magical and Mischievous" Halloween Layout

It’s FRI YAY! Aimee here with a layout using the new Halloween Kit “Magical and Mischievous!” Oh, My Goodness you guys, this kit is so fantastic. I knew it was going to be super cute from the previews, but it’s even better in person.

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To create this layout, I used a piece of 8 ½ x 11 white cardstock. I trimmed the transparency down to 5 ½ from its original 11 inches. I centered the transparency on my cardstock. I left a white border around my photo and matted the photo with some black cardstock.

Once I knew where I wanted the transparency to be adhered (before I adhered it) I ran my cardstock through my typewriter and added the location and date to the cardstock. And of course, I can never center my typing (anyone else have this problem?)

Using foam adhesive, I centered my matted photo on to the transparency. I then used a tape runner to on the back side of the transparency under the photo so you don’t see the adhesive. I also stapled the transparency with my mini stapler to secure it to the cardstock (transpaencies are known not to stick well that’s why I added these extra steps. The moon and purple pumpkin are on top of the staples)

Once the photo and transparency were in place, I fussed around with the die cuts and lined them up across the bottom of my photo. I wanted the die cuts to layer over one another, and POP off the page. I used foam adhesive to achieve this look by using multiple pieces of foam on a single die cut. Once my die cuts were in place I took a black pen and did a faux stitch/scribble around the bottom of the die cuts (and around the top of the moon) giving the die cuts a faux shadow

To finish up the layout I sprinkled the star die cuts across the top of the page to create a “night sky”

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I so super happy with how this layout turned out!

I can’t wait for this kit to hit the shop so I can order another die cut pack!

And doesn’t my Niece make the cutest “spooky” witch? It’s so hard to believe that she is now 13

XOXO Aimee