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Family Christmas Tree
Christmas is coming. And while Christmas lands on a single day, the events and traditions that lead up to that special day are what make Christmas a true treasure. From baking cookies and hanging up lights to holiday parties and getting that oh-so-important Christmas tree, remember to preserve photos and memories of the all events that make Christmas just what it is in your family!

About this Page
LeNae selected a bordered paper from the Christmas Finished in a Flash!™ kit to create the foundation for this layout. She matted two photos and a journaling block on coordinating papers, then glued them side-by-side. She accented the journaling block with punch-outs, brads and ribbons, also in the Finished in a Flash!™ kit, then added more punch-outs to accent the page border.

LeNae’s Tip of the Month
Photos are a huge part of scrapbooking...but they're not the only part! What makes your scrapbook complete is the story behind the photos. Many of us have family traditions that we repeat each year, but have you ever taken the time to record the details behind these traditions? How the tradition started, what it involves and what it means to your family members is what makes it special and unique to you. And when your scrapbook gets passed down to your children and their children, these are the stories that will tell future generations just where they came from.

LeNae’s Steps to Making this Layout

  1. Place the tan paper with the border at the bottom. Mat two vertical photos on green gingham paper and trim to 1/8". Glue one photo even with the left edge and one even with the right edge of the page.
  2. Computer journal a vertical block in green ink on white cardstock. Crop the journaling leaving 1 3/4" of blank space at the bottom. Glue a 3/4"-wide strip of green gingham paper across the blank space, trimming the strip even with the edges of the cardstock. Attach the “family Christmas tree” punch-out centered on the strip with a silver brad in each end. Mat the journaling on red gingham paper and trim to 1/8". Glue the journaling centered between the photos. Add a silver mini brad to each top corner of the journaling, then Zot™ a green bow between.
  3. Glue the Christmas tree punch-out in the bottom right corner of the page. Add a silver star brad to the top of the tree.
  4. Computer journal the date in red ink on white cardstock and crop to a long strip. Glue the date over a blank label punch-out. Attach the label to the striped portion of the page border with a silver mini brad in each end.

LeNae’s Supplies for Making this Layout:

BONUS Card Project!

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Want to try your hand at Christmas cards? LeNae created this quick and easy holiday greeting using the same supplies listed above–and it takes just minutes!

Use a pre-made blank card as the base, or fold a 10"x6 1/2" piece of white cardstock in half to create your own 5"x6 1/2" card.

Merry Christmas

  1. Place the card with the fold on the left. Cut a 4" square of green gingham paper and attach the reindeer Brad Buddy™ in the center. Glue the paper centered on the card front, 3/8" from the top edge.
  2. Glue a 4"x1 3/4" piece of striped paper (stripes running vertically) 3/8" from the bottom edge. Crop the “Merry Christmas” label punch-out to 4" wide by trimming off the ends, then glue it overlapping the seam between the gingham and striped papers.
  3. Zot™ a knot of red ribbon to the top right edge of the punch-out.
  4. Inside: Glue a 1"-wide strip of striped paper (stripes running vertically) across the top of the card inside, trimming the excess even with the edge of the card. Glue the “wonder” punch-out overlapping the bottom edge of the strip.


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