For day 18, I had asked Husband to write about going to see the newest Star Wars movie on opening day; he wrote me an email with his thoughts, and I printed it out. To show that they were his words, I asked him to sign the journaling block. I added his ticket stub and printed out a screen shot of a movie poster I found online.
I had fun embellishing these crummy-quality cell phone photos of our errands at Costco on day 17…
Also on day 18, we finished up getting our Christmas cards ready to mail. I included one as an insert.
I backed our photo card with a layout I made on patterned cardstock. Not only does it give the photo card a bit more stabilization, but I was able to make the two layers into a little pocket to hold the letter we included with the card. It pulls out with the silver chevron tab you see at the top.
I wish I could remember where I saw the idea (was it Ali Edwards? Kelly Purkey?), but someone collected the stamps from all of their Christmas cards and slipped them into a 2″ grid page protector. I LOVED the idea, and so I saved the stamp from every single Christmas card we received in the mail. I put this page together by layering one of each design to cover one of the cardstock pages that came in the Snap! album. The “Christmas card seals” sticker from the “Peppermint” collection was the perfect way to explain the page of postage!
I love the texture of this page.
On the back of the page of stamps, I wrote some thoughts about receiving Christmas cards. (I love them.)
On day 19, we made a Norwegian Christmas treat called lefse with friends. Yum, yum, yum!
Since I wanted to write some journaling, include lots of photos, and also have an embellished number, I added another flip-up to this page.
For day 20, I scanned a coloring page that my daughter very carefully filled in during our church service. I printed it as a 3″x4″ card to slip into the pocket next to the photo of her coloring.
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I’m using the Crate Paper “Peppermint” collection as the main set of products for this album, supplemented heavily by BasicGrey’s “Nordic Holiday;” but I am also adding in various Christmassy and not-themed products (including doilies!) from my stash. If you have any questions about a particular product, let me know in the comments.
See all my posts about this album HERE.