Good morning…. Amber here with you today. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and spent it with those you love! Sometimes the holidays can be stressful, but we still want to capture and record those special moments. If you’re like me, the thought of creating a beautiful layout appeals to your crafty side, but can be overwhelming against all the other chores and responsibilities. That’s why I really love the new simple movement toward pocket page layouts! You don’t even need a fancy kit to complete a page; I would like to show you how simple it is to create your own inserts using the cardstock and other items to you have on hand.

I started by collecting items that would work together to create the theme I was going for. I will be adding a few pictures from our Christmas celebration, so I chose some Neenah Desert Storm Kraft, Pop Tones Gumdrop Green and Basis Red cardstocks. I also grabbed some washi tape, chipboard and glitter snowflakes, some stamps and an assortment of pens.

I cut my cardstock down to create the inserts I’ll need based on the openings in the sheet protector. For mine, I cut four pieces to 4 x 6″, and four to 3 x 4″. Then, I just got creative. I used a couple of sentiments together to create a word background and then added some embellishment. I stamped a background stamp and used a good amount of washi tape.

I created a journaling card by drawing lines with a Signo White gel pen so I can write details later when I add the photos.

Here’s how it looks in my album; it’s all ready for a couple of those great Christmas morning photos of the kiddos!

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