Thank you for joining us on Day 2 of our annual 12 Days of Holiday Giving event! It’s been ten years since we started this fun tradition inspired by Oprah and today we gave a little squeal when we saw today’s offering and think you will too! Shall we jump right into it?  Let’s sing together…

“On the 2nd day of SCT’s 12 days of holiday giving, SCT shared with me….a beautiful pocket page from designer Meghan Andrew and a fabulous prize package from Simple Stories, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Pink & Main!” 

“Hello SCT friends! It’s Meghann Andrew, and I’m so excited to be here with you today during the 12 Days of Holiday Giving event! Today I’m sharing some pocket page inspiration with you, and I created this layout using only the gorgeous, new Winter Wonderland scrapbook kit. all about a chilly family adventure at the zoo.

When I created my 12″ x 12″ layout to be included with the kit inspiration and instructions handout, I knew that I wanted to share more photos and stories from this fun family event at our local zoo, which we shared on Boxing Day 2017. I decided then and there that I would create a coordinating pocket page, using a Project Life design G layout, and the Winter Wonderland kit contents were perfect for this task! I had plenty of product on hand from this kit to create an embellished 12″ x 12″ layout, as well as this 10″ x 12″ pocket page.

On the front of my page, I wanted the product and images that I used to flow from the left side traditional layout to the right pocket page, so I used scraps from my original layout, adding in more stamped and die cut snowflakes from the exclusive stamp set and digital files. I also opted for darker photos on this side of my spread, since my layout photo was taken outdoors at night.

I wanted a continuation of my title to tie the two sides together, so I simply lengthened my original title, “Chilly Fun,” by adding “at the Zoo” on this side. The white puffy alphabet stickers included in the kit received a makeover thanks to a black Sharpie oil-based pen (which I highly recommend!), then I hand cut the letters “Z” and “O”, opting to add a die cut for the final “O.” A die cut bird and the ‘flurries of fun” phrase brought more interest to the word “zoo,” and I simply added half of a die cut snowflake from the exclusive digital die cut files to the top.

I needed to add more journaling on the right side, too, since my traditional layout didn’t leave much space for it. The Winter Wonderland digital printable file came in handy here! I opened the string of lights journaling tag in Photoshop Elements, rotated it 90 degrees, then added my journaling to the left 2-3/4″ of the tag before printing it, cutting it and backing it with a 3″ x 4: piece of the pretty Simple Stories diagonal stripe—a pattern which ties all of my colors together! Using the Winter Wonderland stamp, I then added “#tradition” to the left edge in Stampin’ Up! Mint Macaron ink. Since so many photos in this page include my little girl, I added a filler tag next to my journaling, including the sweet girl die cut and the “you melt my heart” tag.

The back of my pocket page was mainly a space to add more photos, since no more journaling was needed to tell the story of the evening. I loved using the large die cut words “brrrr” and “shiver” to tie this side of the spread into layout, since they matched the layout title die cut. To flow with the front side of the page, I added more snowflakes—some from the Simple Stories Freezin’ Season die cut pack, one fussy cut from a piece of patterned paper as well as a the pink snowflake tag from the digital printable file, which created the perfect filler, and created a column of circular elements running through the center of my page—a great way to add movement!

Since this season is all about giving, I hope that I’ve *given* you some inspiration today! I’m also *giving* you permission to, instead of creating multiple traditional layouts, add a pocket page to one traditional layout when you need to get more photos and words documented about a story that you want to tell. I know you’ll love the results as much as I do. Thanks so much for joining me today, and happy holidays!” ~ Meghann Andrew



There is no doubt we have fabulous industry partners who love to celebrate YOU as much as we do! Here is the first of our three prizes in today’s prize package…

“Happy holidays from Simple Stories! This gorgeous assortment of products from the Simple Vintage Christmas collection is sure to make you feel like a kid on Christmas morning – enjoy!” ~ Simple Stories

Our second prize…

“Get ready to preserve your holiday memories! The E-Z Runner Grand Dispenser and an E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Dots Refill delivers 290 feet of adhesive in easy to refill cartridges. Whether you make cards, scrapbooks or mixed media, Adhesive Sheets and Keepsake Envelopes save time and effort when you need to adhere intricate die cuts or unique elements.  3D Foam Circles give your embellishments and layers the pop of dimension you love! We wish you a holiday season full of love and happiness!”  ~ Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

And our final prize today….

Happy Holidays SCT friends! Today we are giving away our popular ‘Crafty’ stamp and die set, our lovely ‘Bowtiful’ stamp and die set, our Quilt Square 1 die, our fun Gift Bag die set, and the new Herringbone stencil! A prize with a retail value of $111.00!” ~ Pink & Main

To enter each day’s giveaways:

WOW, what an incredible Day 2! For an opportunity to win today’s prize package, leave a comment below by midnight on December 22nd EST. All winners will be announced on December 23rd at noon EST.

We would also love for you to take a moment to visit today’s sponsors on their Facebook pages or on Instagram to thank them for their generous prizes. Our SCT readers are always so wonderful at saying “thank you” and it’s because of that appreciation our partners love to share with you here throughout the year! Let’s show them how much we are love these 12 Days of Giveaways! If you don’t already “like” them, you may just want to!

Simple Stories on Facebook (follow on instagram at @simplestories_)

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L on Facebook (follow on instagram @scrapbookadhesivesby3L)

Pink & Main on Facebook (follow on instagram @pinkandmain)

Scrapbook & Cards Today on Facebook (follow us on Instagram @sctmagazine)

If you are just joining us for the first time, welcome! We are thrilled you’re here. Be sure to start on Day 1 of our 12 Days of Holiday Giving HERE and see the amazing kickoff prize package from Janome Canada, and us at SCT!

Mark your calendars for Day 3 tomorrow! Another spectacular day full of giving and celebrating!