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Our Little Angel by Linda Barber. Supplies: Cardstock: Core’dinations; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Lily Bee Design, and Pink Paislee; Rhinestones: Queen & Co.; Brad: American Crafts; Thread: DMC; Stickers: Studio Calico; Other: Adhesive, font, and punch.

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50 outstanding ideas for scrapbooking your holidays and celebrations.

71 Detail the Holidays and Celebrations in Your Life

Capture the emotion behind the holidays and celebrations in your life through photography.


23 From Party Planner to Album Planner

Learn the formula for creating fabulous holiday and celebration mini albums.


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ALBUM PLANNER Learn the formula for creating fabulous holiday and celebration mini albums. BY LORI FAIRBANKS

From making adorable invitations and décor, to preparing tasty treats and arranging engaging activities, you know what it takes to create a wonderful celebration. Now, apply these planning principles to a mini album about your event—one that captures all the elements you’ve worked so hard to create. Sound daunting? We’ve devised a formula to help! It will simplify the creative process, work for any and every celebration or holiday, and enable you to start and finish your project easily, so you can get it done while your enthusiasm is high.


Ready? Let’s start planning!

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Girls’ Day Out D E S I G N E R :   Kim Watson A L B U M F O R M AT:   6" x 6"

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Include your album title right on the front cover like Kim Watson did to clearly


communicate the occasion depicted in your mini album. In addition to setting the tone for your album, the decorated cover also makes the album a fantastic conversation piece for keeping on your coffee table or a superb gift for a friend or family member.

Space is at a premium in most mini albums, so put every available space to work—

Inside Cover and title page

including the inside cover. You can even think of this space as an extra page that allows you to fit more memories in your mini album, which will help you relive the event every time you look through it. Use the inside cover (your title page) to introduce the celebration with * a dedication to someone special, * journaling about the preparations or events leading up to the celebration, * an invitation or tickets, * photos of the venue before the party starts, or * a pocket filled with memorabilia or extra photos.

Girls’ Day Out mini album by Kim Watson. Supplies: Cardstock, pen, and ribbon: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Crate Paper and Studio Calico; Stickers: Fancy Pants Designs and Studio Calico; Fabric and tags: Studio Calico; Die cuts: Fancy Pants Designs; Flowers: American Crafts, GCD Studios, and Studio Calico; Flags: Pebbles; Punches: EK Success; Adhesive: American Crafts, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Stanley, and Tombow; Other: Acrylic album covers, O-rings, and thread.

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50 outstanding ideas for scrapbooking your holidays and celebrations.

by Amber Ellis, Cindy Tobey, Dorathy Gilchrist, Karri Ferguson, and Kim Jackson


Life hands us many occasions to gather our family and friends and rejoice in an event, a holiday, or simply being alive. With these occasions comes the opportunity to share with our children and grandchildren, through our scrapbooks, a little bit of our lives and the moments that bring us joy. We’ve gathered 50 tips, tricks, downloadable quotes, and layout ideas to help you scrapbook your celebratory moments with style. We’ll take you month by month through a year’s worth of holidays and occasions to scrapbook—from New Year’s Day to birthdays, to greeting a new baby and on through Christmas morning. Grab your camera and your scrapbooking supplies—it’s time to celebrate!

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H o lidays to S cr apbook National Soup Month New Year’s Day

Amelia Earhart Day Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The dawn of a new year, January means it’s time to refresh your spirit, set goals, and enjoy cozy, snowy evenings with your family. From New Year’s Day to the Super Bowl to twilight winter weddings, there are so many occasions to celebrate this month, and plenty of unique ways to capture those memories in your scrapbooks. Take a look at the layouts on the following pages— they’ll spark your imagination!

Root Beer Toast 2011 by Cindy Tobey. Supplies: Cardstock and pen: American Crafts; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Fancy Pants Designs, Jillibean Soup, and Pink Paislee; Rub-ons and spray ink: Studio Calico; Stickers: American Crafts and Cosmo Cricket; Decorative tape: Advantus; Ribbon: Maya Road; Brads: American Crafts and Making Memories; Gel medium: Golden Artist Colors, Inc.; Font: Colaborate; Adhesive: American Crafts and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Photo corners.

STORYTELLING TIP: This year, tell the story of a specific tradition unique to your family, especially on a holiday you scrapbook every year. Shaking up what you scrapbook about is a great way to make this year’s album stand out.


Capture the emotion behind the holidays and celebrations in your life through photography. BY JOANNIE McBRIDE

It’s important to capture the details from your holidays and celebrations to allow you to re-create those events in your mind and on your layouts—and with the do-able photo tips and ideas in this article, you’ll be well on your way to seizing the entire story behind your special day. Getting those details isn’t just about taking photos of the activities at the event. It’s also about capturing the emotions associated with those celebrations, because that’s where the real stories lie. For example, these types of emotions are often found PHOTO BY XXX COMPANY

in photos of the little details, like a secret glance between a bride and groom on their wedding day or the joy on a grandmother’s face as she holds her grandson for the first time. Photos like these help to re-create that event, making it more meaningful to you and your family. Try these easy photo tips to detail the holidays and celebrations in your life!

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capture emotion their face to get the whole story. For example, notice on Suzy


Plantamura’s layout how she cropped in tight on the small

When capturing the behind-the-

boy, because she wanted to capture the joy on his face and

scene details at a celebration, be

his excitement about his mom getting married. Photos like

sure to include these close-up

these are important because we get to see the emotion behind

shots that show emotion:

Zoom in close to your subject to capture the emotion on

the event and not just the celebration, which makes for more meaningful memories. Make a point to capture the feelings that a special day brings to you and those in attendance; including candid shots of your subjects showcasing their elation on this happy occasion and helps re-create that joy on your layout. Suzy says, “Take candid photos of your subject to capture their emotion and excitement of a special day or celebration.

* the excitement on the face of the ring bearer or flower girl, * a mother looking into the eyes of her brand new baby, or * the joy on a graduate’s face while accepting his or her diploma.

Crop in for an even more dramatic feel.” Check out Jana Morton’s Little Details layout on page 14 for additional ideas on how to capture emotion in your photos.

PHOTO TIP: Shoot your subject from above for a more dramatic look. Circle of Love by Suzy Plantamura. Supplies: Patterned paper: Crate Paper; Stickers: American Crafts, BasicGrey, Crate Paper, and October Afternoon; Pins: Jillibean Soup; Buttons: Advantus and Crate Paper; Stamp: Advantus; Pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: American Crafts and Glue Dots International; Other: Baker’s twine and ink.

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