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Yearbook: Thanksgiving Memories




Hello everyone!

Today I am back with a sweet project about a holiday memory using this month’s gorgeous Swan Lake kit.   This beautiful kit features papers from Maggie Holmes’s Gather collection, and lots of extras and add-ons that are perfect for documenting your holidays.




I  know our American friends are set to celebrate Thanksgivings this weekend, while here in Canada the holiday was celebrated over a month ago (second weekend of October).  Since I hosted an entire weekend of family gatherings, there were lots of pictures to chose from; however is our tradition to go for a walk and photograph the kids with the beautiful autumn colors as our background.  It is nice to go back, and look at all those pictures of my kids, and how they have changed along with nature, and now they are teens.   With that in mind, I wanted to create a fall layout without the traditional fall colors, and the Swan Lake kit was perfect for this.



I started by transforming my picture from color to black and white, and enlarging it to fit into a 8×8 in square.  I used the April exclusive cut files to cut the leaf wreath to fit around the picture (7.5 in diameter), and the word  “memories” out of white card stock. Here are some close ups of the layout:



Small clusters of ephemera and stickers tucked in between the leaf cut-outs.  The exclusive printables were perfect for this


The cut-out was back with papers from the kit, and vellum.  I chose to alternate the papers and vellum along the wreath.


The picture was mounted on the corrugated paper from the kit.  This helped to add dimension to the layout.


The larger cluster around the picture. I simply added pieces from the die cut package, exclusive flair, and some die cut pieces from Simple Stories Posh collection (available in the Clique store)


For the layout mat, i used white card stock and glued paper strips from the “Pure Joy” paper from the Swan Lake kit to both corners of the mat.  I trimmed the mat a bit and glued it to the “Love”paper from the kit ( i had cut the center of the paper for another project).   I used my sewing machine to secure all the papers, and to  add a bit of texture to the layout.




The title was built by using one of the April cut-files.  I chose to also stitch the word “memories” to the layout.  I pulled the gold mini alphas (they belong to the Gather collection card stock sticker sheet) from my stash to create the word “Thanksgiving”.  I added a few splatters of gold ink around the wreath, scattered some sequin, and added a line of journal to the top of the page before calling it done!.  Here is the final layout:




I have created a process video, where you can see how i went about creating the layout:



I am loving this take on a  fall layout.  The Swan Lake kit and all its add-ons, along with all the beautiful products available at the Clique Store were exactly what made this page perfect for my teens’s picture.  I hope this inspires you to document your holidays in a non-traditional way.

Remember to visit the Clique store to check all the materials used in this month’s projects; and always tag us or link your finished projects to the blog and the Clique page on Facebook.  We love to see what you are created, it is inspiring!

Thanks for visiting today!




10 thoughts on “Yearbook: Thanksgiving Memories

  1. Very cute layout!!

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  2. Gorgeous!

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  3. Oh goodness! I love this! Great video too!

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