Tidings of Comfort and Joy scrapbook page

Stampin' Up! scrapbook page with Be Merry paper, Christmas Pines, Holly Berry Happiness, Labels to Love, Oh What Fun, Smitten Mittens, Seasonal Bells - two page layout - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My first love in papercrafting is actually scrapbooking. I love to make cards, too, but scrapbooking is why I got into this whole world in the first place. It’s still my favorite. This is a two-page layout (inspiration from Lyssa Zwolanek, seen here). I had a lot of fun making the eight different presents. I did use a few retired embellishments in this layout.

Stampin' Up! scrapbook page with Be Merry paper, Christmas Pines, Holly Berry Happiness, Labels to Love, Oh What Fun, Smitten Mittens - two page layout - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is the left page. I absolutely love the Be Merry paper and the sentiment “Tidings of Comfort and Joy” from the Christmas Pines stamp set. This is one of the packs of paper included in the Designer Series Paper Sale. “Merry Wishes” is from the Oh What Fun stamp set. The little holly leaves and berries are from Holly Berry Happiness, which has a matching punch. In this case, you punch first, then stamp, because it’s a builder punch, so it’s easier to punch first. There are some tricks to help you stamp first, but when I’m just stamping one or two, I do it this way with builder punches. That tiny tag on the far left present is one of the Corrugated Elements.

Stampin' Up! scrapbook page with Be Merry paper, Christmas Pines, Holly Berry Happiness, Labels to Love, Oh What Fun, Smitten Mittens, Seasonal Bells - two page layout - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is the right page. The Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon makes a fun gift bow. The bow on the second present is from Holly Berry Happiness. The little knit Christmas tree on the third present is from the Smitten Mittens bundle. The last gift has a tag from the new Labels to Love stamp set, punched with The Everyday Label punch.

Most of the items I used in my layout can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (linked supply list is at the end of this post). Make sure to use the October Host Code (below), and I’ll send you extra goodies!

To shop the DSP sale (select styles only), go here. The World Cardmaking Day sale, which ends Tuesday, is here (note that the Fast Fuse deal is no longer available but will come back for five more days in a few months — we blew through two years’ supply in five days!).


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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Smitten Bag

Stampin' Up! handmade gift bag with Year of Cheer paper, Smitten Mittens bundle, Many Mittens framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! In my Facebook Live video yesterday, I made a winter-themed gift bag/tag combo.

Stampin' Up! handmade gift bag with Year of Cheer paper, Smitten Mittens bundle, Many Mittens framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I just adore the Smitten Mittens bundle. It has so many fun images, and some of the dies are made for embossing. You will see in the video that I struggled with the embossing pieces, but I watched the Stampin’ Up! video about the bundle, and I think all I needed was thicker cardstock for the embossing to work.

Here’s the video. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of my videos, and Like my Facebook page and subscribe to notifications if you’d like to join in live!

You can find all the supplies I used to make the bag in my online Stampin’ Up! store.

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25