Joyful Collection Spotlight by Michelle Wedertz

This past holiday season I was able to take several fun pictures of my family during our trip to the tree lot. The weather was beautiful, my children were all happy, and Santa Claus even made an appearance. I really could not have asked for a better set of pictures and when I sat down to create this next layout I wanted to find a way to include all of my favorites on one layout.

After spending some time brainstorming and browsing Pinterest, I committed to creating an accordion style mini-album that would be attached to the layout underneath the main photo. One of my main reasons for choosing the accordion style was that I would be able to size each “page” 3×4 inches, making it super simple to include journaling cards in the design. Here’s a look at the completed layout that I put together using the Joyful Collection:

This layout has my favorite look to it-it’s layered, lots of stitching, a variety of textures, and dimension. However, this layout contains a surprise-remove the star paper clip and there are more pictures and journaling inside!

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I really, really enjoyed putting this project together and surprisingly, it came together pretty quickly! The new-to-me technique and the festive papers and embellishments really made for a fun time!

Supplies used: Joyful Patterned Paper, Joyful Bits and Pieces, Joyful Stickers, Joyful StampsJoyful Journaling Cards, Joyful Lil’ Snippets, Joyful Wood Veneer, and Green Letters & Numbers.