Thanksgiving Fun with Jennifer McMurtrey

Hello, friends! It’s Jen today with a holiday-themed pocket page spread documenting my family’s Thanksgiving. November came and went very quickly, and I am working on finishing last month’s spreads before going into December mode. However, I find myself at the very end of supplies in terms of the November 2022 Kit and add-ons. That being said, let me show you how I used very little product to complete this multi-page layout.

Supplies | November 2022 KitLabels, Ledgers and Tabs Die CutsHoliday Frame Stickers, Warm Solids Paper StackThankful Paper Stack, Holiday Fun StampAutumn Tabs Stamp

When it came to documenting our day, I found I actually had quite a bit to say. In order to accommodate all of my journaling, I opted to print on patterned paper from the Thankful Paper Stack that I cut down to 3 by 6 inches. Once printed, I backed the striped paper with a solid piece from the Warm Solids Paper Stack and embellished with die cuts, a sticker, and stamped sentiment. 

On the opposite page, I printed a large-format photo and added two banners cut from a 3 x 4-inch journaling tag. My husband restored an arcade, which he does as a hobby, for our future son-in-law and surprised him with it that day. 

Next, are a total of eight photos that I was able to fit onto two pages using small-format pictures along with flip-ups. On the opposite side of my journaling, I printed three smaller pictures and labeled them using Labels, Ledgers and Tabs Die Cuts with the Autumn Tabs Stamp. Because I am operating with few supplies, my pockets have minimal embellishments with more focus on the pictures.

The final page holds five more photos that I was able to include by creating flip-ups. First are photos of the entire family that took several attempts to achieve. I included the “bad” pictures because they are part of the story and are fun to see. When the photos are lifted, the good picture is included with a die cut attached to the top.

Last are the Thanksgiving details that include the who, what, when, and where of the day. This pocket has a flip-up with three total pieces. First is the 3 x 4-inch journaling tag from the November Kit that includes my hand-written notes.

Beneath the journaling tag is a picture of the cast-iron pecan pie I baked. Finally, I included a photo of the caramel-apple pie that I make every year for Thanksgiving.

When it comes to getting the most out of my product, stamps and patterned papers are my go-to. Now that Thanksgiving is officially documented, I can think ahead to the December release and record more holiday memories!

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember to post your projects using the hashtag #EllesStudio so we are sure to see your amazing creations!

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