Holly Days Simple Stories | Julie Taylor

Hello Magpies, Julie here with you today getting all festive with a new collection from Simple Stories, Holly Days. A great collection full of traditional Christmas colours & cute images, perfect for all your festive creating.

Deck the Halls

I started my first layout by adding texture paste, through the Christmas lights stencil onto some white cardstock cut to 10×9 inch. After that had dried I added some pompom trim, at the base & attached it all to the B side of the Home for Christmas paper.




I added a few punched strips, at the top & some hand stitching & ‘hung’ a few of the ephemera ornaments.




I built my photo cluster on the bottom right, adding fussy cut tags, stickers, ephemera, chipboard & brads.




Ho Ho Ho



My second layout was inspired by this cute photo, I think it looks like she’s waving at us!! I added some ink, through a Vicki Boutin stencil, to the background cardstock, along with some splatters.



I tore a piece of the Ho Ho Ho paper, out the 6×8 paper pad & curled the edge, gluing that onto the far left. I then built up strips of ruffled crepe paper, pompom trim, label & a tab, & sewed it all into place.



I added some old music paper behind my photo along with papers from the 6×8 paper pack & glued that, over the pompom trim & added a cluster of tags & die cut ephemera at the bottom.



I added a few buttons, from my stash, & some die cuts on the right of the photo.





I added a small ripped section, backed with patterned paper, on the far right, to balance the page out.


I hope I have inspired you to get scrapping some  of your festive photos.

Take a look in the store at all the Christmas collections available.

Until next time,


Products used:

Simple Stories Holly Days

Vicki Boutin Warm Wishes stencil pack



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