December Stories Continued | Carol Chastain

December 25, 2015

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"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

Merry Christmas! Today I am sharing with you how I include all of the extra "stuff" that comes with life during the holiday season. While I cannot save every last drawing that my kiddos create, I do like to keep a few of them. Right now my oldest is into putting "sunshines" on his pages and this greeen one was a keeper. I added some little word stickers that say "remember" and "gifts" as well as that wooden house piece, going with the "home" theme.  Next to it, I folded over a piece of paper, added some washi tape and mini staples to close, punched holes and voila! a quick pocket to slide other little drawings into.

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

I love working with a binder style album, since it makes it so easy to add in extra pieces as the month goes on. I trimmed down another one of his drawings and backed it with a piece of patterned paper and then added some lovely yarn for trimming using my tiny stapler.

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

I love including things like candy packaging and pictures of treats that we are making this time of year. I used a bit of the gray cardstock to back the gummy packaging and added some of the sparkly gold enamel dots across the photo to mimic the popcorn.

"Carol Chastain | @felicity_jane | No Peeking"

 Another "everyday" kind of touch I added was making a list of things my sister and I did while she was visiting. I used the little labels as holding places for my stories and offset the number stamps to add purpose amid the random. I also used the little line stamp to keep the labels grounded and not look like they were floating around on the page. I have a feeling these number stamps will get used all year round. I stamped "Merry Memories" at the top and I really love how all of the stamps are designed to mix and match, layer and stagger. Hope y'all are having a blessed holiday season and having fun with your December kits!




Carol Chastain
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