Inspiration | Holiday Kits
Hello, friends! Hopefully those of you in the US have survived the Black Friday shopping frenzy! I’ll admit that I’m not gutsy enough for Black Friday shopping in the stores – I barely have the patience for shopping during the other 11 months of the year so I tend to maintain a safe perimeter from the retail shops from Thanksgiving to January 1st.
My UPS man becomes extremely familiar with my front door this time of year, though! Thank heavens for online shopping! I’m really excited to see so many physical, brick & mortar stores are offering free shipping for online purchases for the holiday season this year. Holiday shopping gets easier and easier every year – at least the purchasing part. Figuring out what to buy everyone is a different story. Especially my nieces, who may as well be from Mars for as little as I know about what girls are into nowadays. (Now accepting holiday gift ideas for girls aged 7, 11 and 13!)
On the scrapbooking front, though, holiday shopping is always pain-free and full of instant gratification. I wish I could turn my entire family into digital scrapbookers – totally in my wheelhouse!
I wanted to put together a post full of holiday scrapbooking inspiration for all of you while the Black Friday Sale is still going on at The Lilypad. Below are pages from The Flock using my holiday products, past and present, in a myriad of ways. There’s sure to be something (or many things!) in this list that will light your creative spark.
A Whitespace Holiday
It’s no surprise that whitespace is where my heart is at, and I have some quintessential whitespace artists on my team. I always admire their ability to create powerful pages using very few supplies.
▲ Layout by Leontien, using Star On Top ▲
▲ Layout by Julie, using Star On Top ▲
▲ Layout by Leontien, using Star On Top ▲
▲ Layout by Jenny, using Star On Top ▲
A Month of A Thousand Photos
A quick spin through my photo directory reveals that December is a high-volume photo month. In addition to my own pictures I often wind up with a bundle of photos from family and friends, which is where the multi-photo layout can save your bacon BIG time when it comes to recording holiday memories.
▲ Layout by Lex, using Wrap Star ▲
▲ Layout by Stacy, using Star On Top ▲
A Holiday State of Mind
Beyond the jingle bells and the twinkling lights of the holiday season, don’t forget to take a little time to record the feelings surrounding Christmas. The anticipation of Christmas morning, the triumph that accompanies getting a highly coveted gift, the gentle reminders to the kids that Santa is checking his list twice, even the “bah humbug” moments deserve a little page time.
▲ Layout by Dana, using Star On Top ▲
▲ Layout by Nicole, using Making A List ▲
Christmas Is Going To The Dogs
Lest we forget kids of the four-legged variety, here are a few pages for the pet lovers. If I had dogs, they would TOTALLY be wearing antlers and holiday sweaters for the entire month of December. (Which is probably why it’s a good thing I don’t have dogs.)
▲ Layout by Elisa, using Star On Top ▲
▲ Layout by Julie, using Pear Tree ▲
Not Just For Holidays
I’m always blown away by outside-the-box creativity and love these examples showing how to use holiday themed kits for non-holiday layouts. Holiday bits aside, there are plenty of everyday items that can be used any time of year. I adore how Leontien used Star On Top and the Star On Top Journaling Cards to record this bright and happy beach moment.
Rachel let the red, white and blue in Star On Top work double-time by recording a Veteran’s Day conversation between three girls.
Lex used Making A List to record a favorite snippet of wedding wisdom – talk about outside-the-box!
And Kelly zeroed in on a piece of word art from Pear Tree and used it to document her wish for love, peace and happiness for her boys.
I hope these layouts have sparked your holiday creativity a bit and have you looking at new and inventive ways to use your holiday products all year long!
Black Friday Sale Ends Soon
Save 25% on all the Holiday themed products featured in this post during the Black Friday Sale at The Lilypad! Stock up before the sale ends on 11/26/2012.
Last Call for Wrap Star
My new collaboration with ForeverJoy Designs, Wrap Star, is a part of the Black Friday sale as well. You can grab it for 25% off through tomorrow! Here are a few more pages from The Flock to inspire you.
Layout by Beth
Layout by Renee