Handmade Holiday Layout

Hi everyone,

I am tending to share more of my scrapbook layouts over at Stefs Papercrafts blog but still wanted to share one here.  This layout is about my youngest boy looking at his Christmas Stocking.  He was not sure what to do so the older two were happy to help him out.  He was most excited about the chocolate !  I think he may take after his mother.

The layout was made using the Handmade Holiday collection.  I really like the kraft card base and all the fun stickers that were part of the collection.  At the moment, I am loving using collection kits to make some of my layouts as they tend to come together pretty easily.  I don’t know about you but I like it when I feel like things just flow naturally as I create something.  The only things that weren’t part of the kit were the pocket, the patterned paper in the pocket, the twine and the wooden hearts (which were coloured with my copics and then I drew the faux stitching with white pen).  I am pretty sure the piece of acetate with the words on it came as part of the collection kit too.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend.



Supplies: Handmade Holiday Collection Kit and also Envelopes by Simple Stories, Twine, Foam Adhesive, Copic Marker – R89, Kaisercraft Wooden Hearts, White Gel Pen, Patterned Paper – Classic Calico 6×6 paper pad by Studio Calico, black pen.


Twiddleybitz Advent Calendar House using Handmade Holiday Collection

Hi Everyone,

The first of December is fast approaching and my youngest boy is old enough now to have an Advent Calendar.  I love the Handmade Holiday Collection by Simple Stories and so I decided to make his calendar using some of the patterned papers from the collection pack.  I painted the wood with a snow cap paint dabber to give it a bit of a ‘whitewashed’ look and used Rock Candy Dry Glitter on the patterned part of the house. The boxes were cut out using my Cricut Expression and the Tags, Bags Boxes and more cartridge.  The number stickers that came with the collection were not quite the right fit for the boxes in this house so I used some from the Kaisercraft Turtledove Collection – Numbers Sticker Sheet as they matched pretty well and will be easy for him to read as he gets older.  If you look closely you will see that there is a couple of bits missing from the chimney section – I tidied up my table yesterday and have put them away somewhere !  When I find them it will be pretty easy to just add them on.

If you are interested in seeing the other advent calendars I have made you can click on the category on the side bar and it will bring up the other 3 I have made.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,


Twiddleybitz Advent Calendar

Twiddlebitz Advent Calendar decorated with the Handmade Holiday Collection by Simple Stories