Keeping Christmas | Jill Sprott

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and if you are a lover of all things Christmas, then you just may declare the December Hip Kit Club kits the most wonderful kits of the year. In my case, they were kind of a Christmas miracle, prompting me to pause in the midst of my all-work-no-play funk to make time for some some very merry and crafty fun. BLOG HKC Keeping Christmas JSprott BLOG

Remember that scene in Elf when Buddy decorates Gimbels in a festive frenzy? This layout is the scrapbook equivalent. I dove into the box containing my December kits like a kid on Christmas morning.

The design might reflect a one-too-many-cups-of-hot-chocolate aesthetic, but the foundation is actually simple: it’s a basic grid approach, albeit an “interrupted” grid, with strips separating each row.

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Knowing that I was going to use pretty much every paper in the main kit and a bunch of photos with a range of colors, I opted for a white background, so that at least one aspect of the page could remain neutral while every other aspect would be amped up on holiday cheer.

I gleefully trimmed lots of thin strips of patterned paper, dabbed a bit of glue in the middle of each strip, and then layered them between the rows of photos and Christmas tree die-cuts (from the 12 Days of Giving freebie file). I then added festive accents over and under the photos, a shiny gold title, and then topped everything off with journaling strips printed on green cardstock.

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When I was done with this page, the room looked just like the one that the adorable puppies tear apart in that Hulu holiday scenic video, “Puppies Crash Christmas.” Worth it. I’m feeling the spirit now, and I can’t wait to create even more projects using these wonderful kits!

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