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Happy Christmas! Here’s a look at how I began setting up my Black Vintage Floral CarpeDiem TN, using the gloriously classic, traditional Very Merry collection by Simple Stories.

I’ve stuffed the pockets full to bursting with bits & pieces, chipboard pieces and elements from the 12x12 sheets! 

I’ve used paper from the collection to cover one of the ‘Beautiful’ inserts and decorated with pieces from the Snap pack, washi tape and alpha stickers.

Once again I’ve had fun adding, tip ins and flaps to my pages.

I wanted to include a month to view page and had such fun adding lots of stickers from the Very Merry collection and a peek a boo flap!

I hope you’ve enjoyed a peek inside my Christmas TN, you can find more detailed pictures on my IG account  https://www.instagram.com/heartsbyemma

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Hi, it’s Emma, I’d like to show you the beginnings of my beautiful Cream Blossom CarpeDiem TN which I’m setting up for Christmas with the gloriously sweet Oh What Fun Simple Set Collection.

I’m sure you’ll agree the colours work fabulously together!

As always, the first thing I like to do is decorate the pockets to tie in with the theme, I’ve used, scraps of papers, stickers and also fussy cut the penguin to peep out and make me smile every time I open up my TN!

I am quite new to using TNs so I’m learning what my ‘style’ is, but one thing I’ve found I love to do is add ‘tip ins’, this is where I’ve used washi tape to attach little extras, you can see how I’ve done this with the Christmas Countdown. 

I’ve also made a flap to lift using the same technique. How sweet is the deer!

I have enjoyed decorating the pages with the stickers, bits & pieces I’ve punched out from the 12x12 papers and then of course another of my favourite things to do, layering with word strips!

I hope you’ve enjoyed a peek inside my Christmas TN, you can find more detailed pictures on my IG account  https://www.instagram.com/heartsbyemma

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For my fall set up I decided to have a switch round and use the A5 Marigold CarpeDiem planner, the colour is perfect for an Autumnal set up.

You can see here how I chose the Happy Harvest Collection, just look how fabulous the colours work together!

I have stuffed the pockets full with papers from this collection and also used some of the fun stickers, how cute is that Fox!

I always like to make a dashboard for each new set up and here I’ve used the pretty floral paper which I’ve then layered up with some of the cut a parts from the journaling card sheet and stickers from the 6x12 sticker sheet.

In the close up above you can see the layers including the doily and the faux stitching I always like to add.

On my monthly spread I really wanted to add the pumpkins which were on one of the journaling card sheets, so I fussy cut them out and layered on top of some washi...and of course I put faux stitching around with a black fine liner!

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my Happy Harvest set up.

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