A Minimalist Christmas Scrapbook Update

This entry is part 29 of 37 in the series Minimalist Scrapbooking

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Remember how I said I don’t do December Daily or any other Christmas-Internet inspired projects? Well, here is what I did instead:

I actually created nine 12×12 Christmas layouts from 2010 on the day my husband takes my daughter Christmas shopping. Some are very simple, while I tried out some new techniques on others. I don’t have all of them to share as I don’t have everyone’s permission to post their photos online. I relied on the supplies I already own. I may have to buy some new holiday paper next year. I still have enough for my 2011 Christmas layouts, but I’m growing tired of my Crate Paper. I purchased a whole pack on discount and it has served me well, but I have nearly all my 2009 and 2010 Christmas layouts using some piece of that pack. It might be time to do something different.

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  • Nine layouts is awesome!  I am growing hesitant to buy large Christmas packs on paper since I don’t use them as quickly as I expect.  Before I moved, I shared some Christmas paper with a friend since I’ve had it for a few years.  

  • I normally don’t buy packs but it was one of those Peachy Cheap or Scrapbook Steals where you got 5 different packs of paper, stickers, and embellishments from the same manufacturer. It was a lot of fun to use the first year because I rarely have everything from the same line. It was harder this year. I think I like these packs better when they aren’t themed. Thanks for commenting.

  • Nat

    I’m with you on not wanting specific Christmas projects/books.  Of course, my view may evolve over time, but I like having everything together and making as many layouts as I feel are necessary for that time of year, depending on what I feel like capturing.

  • I can see the appeal of a December Daily style album, but it’s just not for me. I think I could see myself doing something like that more once my daughter gets a bit older and could work on it with me. I think then I might be more likely to actually do a more focused Christmas/December project.