Monthly Archives: November 2015

On the Fourth Day of Christmas …

My true love said to me – “It’s almost December, time to spruce up your December Daily album cover!” ….

This year, I’m using the Simple Stories Claus & Co. 6×8 Holiday binder …
(I believe there are only 3 left in stock in the shop, so you better add one to your cart asap!)

The binder has a plain chipboard cover, so I decided to embellish it a little. I started with the Discover paper from the Wonder collection from Crate Paper.

Here’s how it turned out …

On the Third Day of Christmas …

… ….my true love ran out of gift bags and boxes….

How cute are these little gift boxes and bags made by our guest designer, Cathy? The would be perfect to put under your tree this year.
The Santa Pants are cut from a Silhouette file.
The Santa sled is a take out box. She has used candy canes for the skis, jingle bells threaded with thin wire and wrapped around the handle, and a “jingle all the way sticker”.


On the First Day of Christmas …


Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas, where each day for the next 12, our Design Team is going to be sharing some  Christmas Inspiration to help us all get into the festive spirit.

On the first day of Christmas …

…my true love said to me, don’t you have to start prepping your December Daily? (Hey that even rhymed lol).

Today’s inspiration is all about December Daily. First up I made a quick video on prepping for my December Daily and what album I am using. You can see it here…

I always start by picking my album, the size makes a difference on what products you will use. You can make your own or buy one specifically made for Christmas. Here are some examples of sizes and albums. I am using the Simple Stories 6×8 Christmas binder this year.

After picking your album there are a few things you need to think about. What inserts you are going to use, full sheets or pocket pages, fancy or simple really go with what your style normally is which makes it a lot easier. For the first page I generally add a calendar page so I can see at a glance what days are busy and what days there might be lots of photos etc.

Here is a calendar you can download for free:

Next up I pull together all my Christmas embellishments and paper in one spot, I use a 12×12 box for this. I use old and new whatever fits the day really.

Next up find some resources for photo ideas, journalling tips etc.

Then just go for it, here are a few pages I found for inspiration this year:

And if worse comes to worse…

I hope you are planning on doing a December Daily. Be sure to share your projects with us. We love seeing your work. Share them by linking up in the comments here, on our facebook page, twitter, or instagram, or join us on our forums.

Nerd Girl Stephanie’s November Projects


Hello everyone & happy Weekend! Today I’m sharing some of the projects made with the fabulous My Story collection from My Minds’ Eye. First up, here are 2 of the layouts I made …


Next up, I decided to do some prep work for my 2016 Project Life. I’ve never been able to complete Project Life so I’m hoping by making pocket cards and fillers ahead of time, I’ll actually be able to stay on track. I love how these turned out …


Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the forum and gallery for more projects and inspiration.

Stephanie @

Fussy Cutting Embellishments


Hello everyone! I hope your week is off to a good start. This month, I’m playing around with the gorgeous My Story collection from My Mind’s Eye. This collection is incredibly versatile and works well for any of the four seasons, even with the butterflies and floral patterns.

Speaking of butterflies … there were a handful of cardstock butterflies in the ephemera package I got, but I wanted more to include on my layouts. The solution? I pulled out this sheet of paper from the collection, flipped it over to the B-side and began snipping away, carefully cutting out individual butterflies …


Once I had my butterflies cut out, I added a small foam dot to the back to give it a 3D effect. Then I adhered the butterflies to my project. Fussy cutting patterned paper and using foam dots to help the images pop off the page is such a quick, simple and cost-effective way to add dimension to your layouts.


Here’s an example of a layout featuring butterflies cut from the This Moment paper …


… And here’s a second layout, with more fussy-cut butterfly embellies …


I hope I’ve inspired you to bust out your scissors, grab some foam adhesive and create your own pretty ephemera pieces and embellishments. Be sure to swing by the blog on Friday to see the rest of my projects made using this collection; I have tons more to share! 🙂

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Nerd Girl Fleur’s November Projects

Hi all Fleur here again to share with you some of the projects I made for this month.

First up I made a layout with a photo of my hubby and I from last year taken by my son. I made a rolled paper tree and added some rolled paper under the photos too. I relized I didn’t have any coordinating alplhas so I cut the letters by hand from the patterned paper.


My second layout was one of my son’s from last year.  They each get a new outfit for Christmas photos and looked so handsome.


I change out the decoration on my gold clipboard to a Christmas countdown.


A quick litle gift bag.


And the three projects from Tuesday’s tutorial.

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Hope you had a great week!

Fleur @

One Stamp Three Ways

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Hi all, Fleur here with you today using a fun Christmas stamp I got from the Scrapbook Nerd store in 3 different ways.  As soon as my son saw the Kelly Purkey Yeti stamp he said we have to get it for this years Christmas cards and who am I to let the boy down lol.  I also made a quick video on how I made these cards you can see it here .


First gather all your supplies, I used patterned paper, stamps, glitter, sequins, scissors, plastic pockets and more.

For my first card I wanted to make a giant shaker pocket as the actual card. I stamped the Yeti image in black ink on white cardstock.


I used the watercolors to color him in, he is the one on the left.


I added sequins, glitter, mini pom poms and snowflakes to my 4X6 Becky Higgins pocket.


I then sealed the pocket with my Fuse tool.


Then I stamped the sentiment on cardstock cut it out and added them both to the pocket. I love the way it turned out! He’s so cute.


My second card idea is creating a fun scene with paper and stamps. I love doing this and almost all my Christmas cards use this technique.  First find some stamps or paper that you can cut out to make a winter/Christmas scene.  This time I colored in the Yeti with the Cracked Pistachio distress ink.


Then I stamped the tree that comes in the stamp set on green paper and cut them out leaving a little green around the stamped image.


Then I added them to the tree paper to make it lool like he is in a forest.


I added some sequins for snow too.


My last idea for this stamp was to make a tag, I decided this time to cut the Yeti from patterned paper and paper piece him. I cut him from beige and also green then cut out the green to use just on his tummy and eyes.


I covered the tag with patterned paper and then added him on with another sentiment and some chipboard stickers that coordinated with the paper.



I had so much fun playing with this cute little Yeti!  Have you started your Christmas Cards yet?

Fleur @

Amy Tangerine – Finders Keepers

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This month I’ve been working with the Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers collection. This collection was a little out of my comfort zone as I’m so used to scrapping masculine pages. However, when I saw this collection, I knew that it would be perfect for my California vacation pictures. All I can say is that sometimes it’s good to work outside my comfort zones sometimes because the I love the results.

In this first layout, I used the house patterned paper as my inspiration for San Francisco. I cut a few of the houses from the paper and used them as embellishments.

My second project was my tutorial earlier this week on how to add string art to your layouts. You can find the tutorial HERE.


I love the vibrant, bold colours in this collection. The icons are so fun and happy.

Thanks for checking out my projects this week. Hope they have given you a little inspiration in your paper crafting.