Monday Inspiration by Beatrice – Handmade Christmas Sale & Freebie

Good morning, and since it’s Monday I’m writing on the blog to show you some layouts using Snickerdoodle Designs’ Handmade Christmas.  I don’t know about you but I always appreciate a handmade gift. These gifts represent both time and thoughtfulness to me and I cherish each and every one. Now no worries if you are not crafty or have no photos of handmade gifts because, as with all Karen’s Collections, Handmade Christmas is packed with all sorts of papers and embellishments ready to serve all your scrapping needs.

Handmade Christmas is available and on sale at  SnickerdoodleDesigns     

Enjoy a 40-63% Christmas Savings… AND… when you purchase the collection, you will receive an adorable Santa and Mrs. Claus, which is not available anywhere else.

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for an adorable Handmade Christmas freebie!


Handmade Christmas digital scrapbook kit by Snickerdoodle Designs

FREE with purchase of the Handmade Christmas Collection!


The photo in this layout by Norma is precious. I really like the way she both masked and then partially framed it. By adding the clusters in opposite corners, she helps the eye to take in the entire page. The large cluster composed of scissors, brushes and pencils supports her theme.

The story told by this layout is truly inspiring. I cannot imagine the time and love poured into this craft. Choosing the blues from the Collection really makes the tree photo pop. I like the way the artist combined the photo of the tree with the smaller close-up of the angel so we can really take a good look at her art. Her vertical design is so pretty and the title-work elegant and fitting for her theme.

This traditional page by Linda is just charming. The burlap background adds texture and offsetting the paper stack is a creative technique. The rustic tree is one of my favorite elements in the kit. The cluster across the bottom is gorgeous and beautifully shadowed. The ball fringe is the perfect foundation for it.

It’s not often that I show one of my own pages but I love the story behind this one. I also used a template by Akizo Designs. Growing up, most of our gifts were hand-crafted. Both my mother and grandmother were wonderful seamstresses. In these photos, my sister and I show off doll clothes, felt stockings and puppets. The page design in the wreath format, thanks to the template, shows off all the adorable kit elements. I like the striped red border and all the paint spatters too.

This page by Chrissy showcases such a happy photo. I like the way she placed it at an angle and poured all the elements out from the corner of the photo. She created an entirely different look by backing the tree with the foliage. Placing the elements atop the tree makes them look like ornaments. Her corner clusters, linked by one of the kit borders, are so pretty. Her title work is just adorable. I like how she incorporated the single, tiny red flower.

I can’t believe another year has come and gone. I want to wish everyone who celebrates a wonderful holiday season. A big thanks to SnickerdoodleDesigns for her gorgeous designs, the artists who create such beautiful pages and to the readers who follow along most Mondays as I write about them. I hope you have a creative week and I’ll be back to inspire you in 2019.

And, as promised, here is an adorable cluster gift for you, created by CTM Kabra,  using Handmade Christmas. Click on the image below to download.

Digital scrapbook freebie Snickerdoodle Designs


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Comments (5)

  1. Stephanie Barry

    What a fun cluster – love that lamb! Thank you.

    December 17, 2018 at 4:17 pm
    • Karen

      You’re welcome, Stephanie!

      December 18, 2018 at 5:16 am
  2. Kari Reardon

    Tooo cute, Thank you Karen!

    December 17, 2018 at 9:35 pm
    • Karen

      You’re welcome, Kari. Merry Christmas.

      December 18, 2018 at 5:15 am
  3. Maryanne

    Beautiful, thanks so much for the share. Hope you’re feeling much better soon~Merry CHRISTmas from my home to yours

    December 18, 2018 at 6:00 am
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