I hadn't had the chance to use the Hello December Project Life card collection that was offered as a add-on to the Holidays catalogue last December since it came out just before Christmas. I knew I'd put it to good use eventually once I got around to scrapbooking Holidays pictures. Those pics were taken a couple of years ago, back when I was still working in Quebec City. We had done a gift exchange before Christmas and the rule was that the gift had to start with the same letter as the recipient's name. Some people were quite clever with their gifts and we had a few good laughs!
A lot of the cute embellies and stickers you see on the page came from the Hello December embellishment pack. I think this was one of the best Project Life kit we've had so far and I hope to see more like this one over time.
Since the cards were sized 4 x 3" and I had 4 x 4" pockets on the protector sheet I chose to use, I cut the cards apart and glued them together to change the format. I also used parts on my pictures to add my journaling about each of them. I used the Rotary Alphabet Stamp to write the gifts.
TIP: I'll be honest - the rotary Alphabet stamp can be frustrating to use. With our foam pads, the ink get everywhere and it's hard to get a clean stamped image. Either you get ink where you don't want it or parts of the letters are missing. I only started liking this stamp after seeing a short clip from convention where they advised to ink your sentiment, then rotate the letters around your sentiment that are not being used to get clean ones in place before stamping. Afterwards, you go back and clean everything with a baby wipe. (Or the Stampin' Scrub, but this is one instance where the wipes might allow for a better cleaning.) Much, much better results!
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Alphabet Rotary Stamp, Skinny Mini Alphabet
Ink: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon
Accessories: Hello December Project Life Card Collection and Embellishment Pack,
Project Life Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin' Write Markers, Silver Ribbon