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Hello everyone!!  Jackie G here today on the blog to share a couple fun, yet simple winter cards with you using the Freezin’ Season collection!!  Living in southern Arizona, we don’t get to see frost or snow (except for those “very” rare occasions) so this collection is lots of fun to work with.  I get to be festive without being cold!!

I decided to create a couple winter themed cards so I could use them for an occasion.  Whether they be for Christmas, to celebrate a birthday, a friendly hello or whatever I need.  Starting off with the first card I wanted to do something a little “off center” so chose to adhered my burlap background a little wonky.  Using lots of foam adhesive to pop up my sentiment and penguins, they made this little winter scene pop!!

It’s a chilly wonderland…can’t you feel it with this collection??  Again, using the chipboard stickers and bits and pieces to create this mountain scene for my little polar bear friend. 

Brrrr….my favorite out of the bunch, yet so simple!!  There is really nothing to this card except more chipboard stickers, bits and pieces and LOTS of dimension!!  The pink “Hello Winter” paper really makes this card so soft and elegant.

Last, but not least a fun little winter scene.  I used the long chipboard village piece to set the scene.  It wasn’t quite enough for me and I really wanted some added interest so I used an additional winter house to pop up in the front. 

I hope you have enjoyed these winter themed cards.  They are so incredibly easy…you can make them too!!!!

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Hello everyone!!  Jackie G here on the blog today!!  I am super excited to share this vintage inspired mini album using the gorgeous “Simple Vintage Christmas” collection!! I absolutely LOVE this paper collection!!!  It reminds me of my Grandmother and all the Christmas fun when I was little.  So, let’s get started!!

This album is a simple pocket page constructed album consisting of only four pages and measuring at 6” by 7.75”.  With a 2.5” spine, each page has a half inch gusset to allow plenty of room for the layered chipboard frames.  These frames are simply gorgeous and made this album so easy to decorate.  You can find an easy step by step tutorial on how to construct this album over on My Sister’s Scrapper YouTube channel.

Like I said before, these layered frames are gorgeous, and I didn’t need to do much to decorate my album.  I did layer some stickers, bits and pieces, and some chipboard elements to each of them for some dimension.

For some added interest I did make one of my pages super big to allow my photo mat insert stick out quite a ways.

I hope you have enjoyed this mini album and are inspired to make a fun Christmas album for yourself!! 

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Hello everyone!!  Jackie G on the blog today to share a BIG Halloween album with you all using the amazing Simple Vintage Halloween collection!!

I’m not joking…this album is BIG!!  Measuring in at 8.5”x11”!!  Halloween is my family’s favorite holiday, so I needed something massive to hold all our photos in!!  Do you celebrate Halloween??  What are your favorite traditions?  We love getting together with family, having a big cookout in the driveway to pass out candy…and of course taking the kids trick or treating!!

So because of the size of this album, I ended up using two collection kits.  I wanted my cover to resemble an old vintage book so I used plain chipboard distressed with some Tim Holtz vintage photo Distress Stain, making sure to really saturate the edges so they would puff up and curl a bit.  I also took some kraft cardstock and distressed that as well, including some splatters of black paint.  This was used for my actual spine.

Each of my pages are pocket pages with the top opening for a large photomat to store lots of pictures!!

I used regular flat stickers, chipboard stickers and the bits and pieces to decorate each of the pages!!

To give me lots of extra photo space I created a waterfall in the back cover!!  This is one of my favorites to put in a mini album because of how many photos you can fit into one.  Plus, you can customize it to whatever size you need. 

I hope you have enjoyed this BIG album and it has inspired you in some way!!  Thanks for stopping by!!!

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