October 6, 2011

Holiday Journal Kit Sneak Peek


Etsy shop update: Holiday Journals will be going up in the shop shortly in very limited quantities. Kits will ship late October.....once the kits are gone, that's it for this year's Holiday Journal. :) Please check out the new bags and coordinating tags in my first post today. Lots of goodies to help you with your packaging needs.

Hi there. I'm adding on to my original post about my Holiday Journal Kits. I have two more sneak peeks for you today. This photo features some of the little tags, stamped pieces, Washi tape, a skein of embroidery floss, a cute chevron bag + more of the Crate Paper pages, etc. I'm still creating and adding new items to the kit daily. You'll receive a nice selection of goodies to embellish your pages with. Album size will be 6 x 6 with two binder rings. Album will not come with hard covers so that's something you might want to think about, and I'll try to remember to show you my simple solution in an upcoming blog post.
And here you can see a sampling of the wonderful Elle's Studio products that you'll be receiving. You'll get a full sheet of numbers (1-31) so you can easily do a December Daily countdown for each page. Plus you'll receive 2 Christmas Lil' Snippets sheets + more round journaling tags + Christmas strips. Lots of Elle's goodies in this kit!
Blog posts to come: I've gone back and forth on how much to assemble on the journal pieces. I've decided to keep all the pieces and parts separated so that you can have as much creative freedom as you need when putting your albums together. We all have our different design styles and sizes and qty of photos we like to use so I wanted you to be able to assemble your journal as you wish. I'll be updating my Holiday Journal weekly and will be doing blog posts showing you tips on how to use different pages/elements from the kit. Please join me for a month of fun, starting in December. I'll have a blog post before then showing you my ideas for basic assembly, photo ideas and more. :)

My previous post:
Tis the season for thinking ahead to the holidays. With my recent love of creating mini albums, I've a got a Holiday Journal in the works that will be perfect for documenting your holiday season this year. The journal will be just the ticket if you follow along with Ali Edwards' December Daily event.

I wanted to create a Holiday Journal that would be holiday-like in style...but I didn't want it to scream Christmas red & green. So I searched until I came up Crate Paper's Peppermint Collection of patterned papers and accents. The colors and patterns were just what I was looking for. They definitely say holiday but the mixy matchy colors and paper patterns are generic enough in nature to work with every day events that happen in December also. To get a better view of the wonderful papers I'll be using, click on this link.
(image from Crate Paper)

So here's some sneak peeks of the kit contents so far. These photos show only a snippet of the kit contents. I'm working on lots more embellishments, all with a homespun flair. There will also be lots of tags and such from my Etsy shop + those new bags I had in my shop recently + lots of my ledger paper love + stamped goodies using Papertrey + Ali Edwards stamps.

Sneak peeks of Holiday Journal:

Ledger paper + airmail envelope + skein of embroidery floss for hand stitching + paper doily + assorted Crate Paper stickers.
More 6 x 6 patterned papers + stamped embellishments + vintage playing card + sampling of Washi tape.
Crate Paper journaling card + tags + trims.
Homespun garland embellishment + more tags + stickers.
Stitched notepaper bag pocket + stamped index card.
Sheet music + index dividers with tags + hand stamped embellishment + clips.
Cute, red chevron bag + small tags.
Misted envelope + stamped tickets + metal rimmed tag.
Coin envelopes + stamped embellishment + stamped index card with dates.
More Crate patterned paper + misted envelope using Studio Calico mask + snippet of Studio Calico fabRips.
An entire sheet of Elle's Studio Layered Number Cut Outs + more of Elle's Christmas Tags.

(image from Elle's Studio)

There's lots more to come as I will continue to work on the Holiday Journals within the next few weeks. :)

Pre-order details:
-6 x 6 album kit includes pre-punched pages + metal binder rings + embellishments
-also includes number sheet (1-31) to identify each countdown day in December
-full kit photos to be revealed on my blog at a later day
-Holiday Journal kit + any other items ordered as a pre-order will NOT ship until late October; please order shop items separately if you want something sooner.
-Holiday Journal kits will ship at the end of October; specific date will be announced on my blog at a later date
-to order a kit, purchase as a regular Etsy item from my shop.
-price of pre-order kit includes price of kit plus shipping at check out; I will keep track of your orders as soon as they come in
-please ask questions in the comments section or send me a note via an Etsy conversation


Kristy Hansen said...

This looks wonderful--and I got one! Can't wait.....you did a great job putting things together. thank you! ksh

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Mish, these are beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Supper its looking so beautiful i really like it...
Plastic card printing
plastic Cards

Diana F. said...

Amazing posts this week, it gets me all excited to create this weekend. You inspire me with every post. I love how you put together so many different patterns and textures and make them all work. Thank you for taking the time to take the pictures and walk us through your process. I look forward to your blog everyday!

Florestela Rojas said...

HI Mish! I absolutely love all your projects! Is there any way to subscribe to your post via e-mails?

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