New Christmas Journal Kits: Frames and Tags

New Christmas Journal Kits: Frames and Tags

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. New Kits for Christmas Journal
    1. Photo Frames
    2. Embroidery Designs
    3. Public Domain Images
    4. Marbled Paper
    5. Postcards
  3. Flip Through of Carol's Journal
  4. Publishing the Journal
  5. Description of Frames
    1. Printed on 160 GSM Card Stock
    2. Fussy Cutting
    3. Acetate or Tracing Paper
  6. Design Options and Varieties
    1. Antique Christmas Letters
    2. Eight Frame Designs
    3. Stitching onto Pages as Pockets
  7. Introduction to Tags
    1. Plain and Decorated Pages
    2. Transparency Effect
    3. Label Incorporation in Design
  8. Using the Tags
    1. Cutting and Trimming
    2. Gluing the Tracing Paper
    3. Creating Top-Loading Pockets
    4. Making Tags for Flip-outs
  9. Various Uses of Tags
    1. Stitching onto Pages
    2. Journal Covers
    3. Antique Envelopes
  10. Conclusion

New Kits for Christmas Journal


Hi everyone, it's Rachel here! I'm super excited to share with you some new kits that I have before I leave. These kits include a variety of elements that I used in Carol's journal, which I have already shipped. In this article, I will give you a flip through of Carol's journal and discuss whether I should publish it before or after you receive it. Let's dive right in!

New Kits for Christmas Journal

One of the main highlights of these kits is the collection of photo frames. I have used some of my old embroideries, along with public domain images, marbled paper, and postcards to create these frames. They are absolutely stunning and I can't wait for you to see them.

  • Photo Frames: These photo frames are printed on 160 GSM card stock and come four to a page. If you prefer a more intricate look, you can do some fussy cutting around the frames. However, leaving a little bit of the white background gives them a beautiful touch. You also have the option to ink them or attach acetate or tracing paper behind for a more ethereal effect.

The frames come in different sizes, including some larger ones that can be stitched onto a page and used as pockets. They are not only decorative but also functional. You will find a total of eight designs to choose from, including one of my antique Christmas letters.

Flip Through of Carol's Journal

Before I decide whether to publish Carol's journal, I wanted to give you a flip through. The journal showcases the use of these new kits and provides inspiration for your own projects. Please let me know if you would like me to publish it before you receive the kits or if you prefer me to wait.

Publishing the Journal

I value your opinion and want to know whether I should publish Carol's journal immediately or wait until you have received it. If you would like to see the journal right away, let me know and I will make it available. However, if you want to have the joy of discovering it when the kits arrive, I can hold off on publishing it. Just give me the green light and I will proceed accordingly.

  1. Description of Frames

The photo frames in these new kits are truly special. Let me provide you with a detailed description of how they are created and what makes them unique.

  • Printed on 160 GSM Card Stock: The frames are printed on high-quality 160 GSM card stock, ensuring durability and a luxurious feel. The weight of the card stock makes the frames sturdy and suitable for various craft projects.

  • Fussy Cutting: If you want to add more intricacy to your frames, you can opt for fussy cutting. By carefully cutting around the printed designs, you can create beautifully detailed frames that stand out.

  • Acetate or Tracing Paper: To add a touch of elegance and dimension to your frames, consider attaching acetate or tracing paper behind them. This creates a translucent effect, allowing the background to shimmer through.

By offering these different options, you have the freedom to personalize your projects and experiment with various techniques.

Design Options and Varieties

The new kits for the Christmas journal come with a wide range of design options and varieties. Let's explore them in more detail.

  • Antique Christmas Letters: One of the design elements included in these kits is antique Christmas letters. These letters have a vintage charm that adds a nostalgic touch to your journal pages.

  • Eight Frame Designs: You will receive a total of eight frame designs in these kits. Each frame has its unique style, ranging from delicate and intricate to bold and contemporary. These designs offer versatility and make it easy to find the perfect match for any project.

  • Stitching onto Pages as Pockets: The larger frames can be stitched onto journal pages, creating functional pockets. This allows you to store ephemera, notes, or other small items within the frames themselves. Not only do they add visual interest, but they also provide practical storage solutions.

With these design options and varieties, you can let your creativity run wild and create unique and personalized Christmas journals.

Introduction to Tags

In addition to the photo frames, the new kits for the Christmas journal also include tags. These tags can be used to add a decorative touch to your journal pages or as standalone elements in various craft projects. Let's take a closer look at these tags.

  • Plain and Decorated Pages: The tags come in sets of plain and decorated pages. The plain pages act as a blank canvas for you to unleash your creativity, while the decorated pages provide ready-to-use designs. This combination gives you flexibility and allows you to choose the level of customization.

  • Transparency Effect: One unique feature of these tags is the transparency effect. The decorated pages are slightly transparent, allowing the background to show through. This creates an interesting visual effect and adds depth to your projects.

  • Incorporation of Labels: The tags also include labels that are seamlessly incorporated into the design. The labels can have a slightly transparent look, enhancing the overall aesthetic of the tags.

Whether you prefer using the plain or decorated pages, these tags offer a versatile and visually appealing addition to your Christmas journal.

Using the Tags

Now that we have explored the different elements of the tags, let's discuss how you can use them in your craft projects.

  • Cutting and Trimming: Start by cutting out the desired tag from the printed page. Use small scissors to precisely trim around the tag's edges. Take your time to ensure a clean and neat finish.

  • Gluing the Tracing Paper: Instead of using acetate, you can opt for tracing paper to create a delicate and transparent effect. Apply a thin layer of glue around the edge of the tag and carefully adhere the tracing paper onto it. Smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles for a seamless look.

  • Creating Top-Loading Pockets: To transform the tags into top-loading pockets, use a hole punch to create a small opening near the top of the tag. This allows you to insert or remove items easily while ensuring they stay secured within the pocket.

  • Making Tags for Flip-outs: Another creative way to use these tags is to attach them to flip-outs. Print out two identical tags and sandwich them together, leaving the decorated sides facing outward. Bind them to the flip-out to create an interactive element that adds dimension to your journal.

The possibilities with these tags are endless. Let your imagination guide you and experiment with different techniques to discover unique ways to incorporate them into your projects.

Various Uses of Tags

The tags included in the new kits for the Christmas journal offer a wide range of creative possibilities. Here are some ideas on how you can use them:

  • Stitching onto Pages: You can stitch the tags onto journal pages using colorful thread or embroidery floss. This not only adds an interesting visual element but also creates a secure pocket for storing small treasures.

  • Journal Covers: Add a touch of elegance to your journal covers by attaching the tags onto them. This creates a focal point and sets the tone for the entire journal.

  • Antique Envelopes: If you have antique envelopes, consider using the tags to embellish them. Simply attach the tags onto the envelopes, creating a vintage-inspired look. This adds a unique and whimsical touch to your projects.

With these various uses, the tags become versatile tools that enhance your creativity and allow you to personalize your Christmas journal to your liking.


In this article, we explored the new kits for the Christmas journal, which include photo frames and tags. The photo frames offer a range of design options, from delicate to bold, and can be used as both decorative elements and functional pockets. The tags provide versatility, with plain and decorated pages that incorporate a transparency effect for added visual interest. We also discussed different ways to use these tags, such as stitching them onto pages, incorporating them into journal covers, or embellishing antique envelopes. The possibilities are endless, and I can't wait to see what you create with these kits. Let me know in the comments what you think and if you have any questions or suggestions. Happy crafting!


  • Introducing new kits for the Christmas journal, including photo frames and tags.
  • The photo frames are printed on high-quality card stock and have various design options.
  • The tags come in sets of plain and decorated pages, with a transparency effect for added depth.
  • The tags can be used in various ways, such as stitching onto pages or embellishing journal covers.
  • These kits offer endless possibilities for creativity and personalization.


Q: Can I use these kits for other projects besides Christmas journals?

A: Absolutely! These kits are versatile and can be used in various craft projects. Feel free to incorporate them into scrapbooking, card-making, or any other creative endeavor you have in mind.

Q: Can I purchase the photo frames and tags separately?

A: Currently, the photo frames and tags are only available as part of the Christmas journal kits. However, I will consider offering them as standalone items in the future if there is enough demand.

Q: Are the photo frames and tags suitable for beginners?

A: Yes, both the photo frames and tags are beginner-friendly. The instructions provided make it easy to use and incorporate them into your projects. Don't be afraid to experiment and let your creativity shine!

Q: Can I personalize the photo frames and tags further?

A: Absolutely! These kits provide a great starting point, but you can always add your personal touches. Feel free to embellish them with additional elements, such as stickers, ribbons, or stamps, to make them truly unique.

Q: Do the photo frames and tags come in different sizes?

A: The photo frames come in various sizes, allowing you to choose the one that suits your project best. The tags also offer versatility in terms of their dimensions, providing you with options for different layouts and designs.

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