My VERY scrappy friend, Leah, invited me to join her and 2 of her crafty friends in a "border swap". We each create 4 of the following: a 3" border, at least one photo mount, and embellishments to complete a 2 pg layout. Once a month, we'll have a swap -- and come home with three, double page layouts, plus our own. I'm hoping this will give me a jump start in my overwhelming gallery of photos I have to scrap! I went ahead and put my layout together, with it's card stock backing, stamping, etc., because I wanted to take it along to show how I intended to finish the layouts. Here they are!
I wanted to add a journaling element, so I cut out a little envelope using the Scallop Envelope die, and then folded a little strip of white card stock with a red ribbon pull, and put it into the envelope as a "pull out tag" to journal on. I used the retired slit punch to make a "flap" to secure the folded tag.
Last, but not least, that adorable singing reindeer in the lower right corner, is Jackie Topa's masterpc -- isn't he the cutest!!! You can learn all about him here: Jackie Topa's singing reindeer card
One final side shot for the road! Hope you feel inspired to try a little scrapping yourself!