After a huge day of photos on the 25th, I didn’t use my camera a whole lot the next few days! Day 26 is a 4″x6″ photo that I embellished with a tag sticker and some washi tape. At the top of the page, I included a family photo that we took during my in-laws’ visit, embellished with a word die cut from “Peppermint” and some Silhouette-cut holly leaves. I added a tag die cut to the top to top off the washi tape that I added across the opening of the page protector because the pictures kept sliding out!
On the reverse, for day 27, I told a story that is depicted in a photo collage in the bottom slot. It was about my father-in-law making my son laugh with a drinking-straw mustache (and my son imitating him!)– and I used the little Santa die cut to embellish the story. I don’t usually use Santa motifs, but the mustache tie-in was perfect in this case! I also used a Project Life card from the Jade Core Kit to write out the story. The colors of many of those journaling cards coordinate so well with the Crate Paper collection!
I added the brochure from the train garden and light display that we visited in between the pages.
The dimensional Christmas lights sticker was absolutely perfect to embellish this page. I wrote out my journaling on plain white cardstock and cut it to slightly smaller than 2″ square so that I could frame each block with patterned paper.
This additional entry for day 28 is slightly out of order, but it went so well with the gingerbread baking that that we did on the 29th! The number stickers for “28” were originally a light blue, but I went over them with a yellow permanent marker to turn them into a shade of green that better matched my color scheme for the top half of the page.
The embellishment for this first part of day 31 is very simple. A piece of doily behind my (almost all-time favorite) Thickers, and a bit of crochet thread tied through a small hole I punched at the top of the ornament die cut.
I layered a lot of die cuts and stickers from Peppermint to embellish the reverse side for day 31–visiting another train garden!.
My last page is a back-to-back layout. On the front, I told the story of our extremely low-key New Year’s Eve celebration (you can hardly even call it that!) with our traditional Bananas Foster.
The last page in the album is very simple– two 4″x6″ photos of another New Year’s Eve tradition– a family kiss picture! I die-cut my words using the Bruselo script font (I added a slight external offset with the Silhouette software since the letters would be so small)– the almost white-on-white was hard to photograph! I love these photos, and I think the white title is the perfect simple embellishment.
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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.