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monthly moments: january


Welcome to day 3 of the Papertrey Ink  January release countdown! Today I am so excited to share this month's Monthly Moments: January collection with all of you.

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on January 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.



This month's color scheme includes: Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, and Fine Linen. These colors are just perfect for the winter season.


Here is a peek at the Monthly Moments: January kit that includes the Monthly Moments: January stamp set, the Monthly Moments: January Journal Card collection, the Monthly Moments: January dies, the Monthly Moments: Journal Card 8 die, and the Monthly Moments: January digital download. Aside from the digital download, all of the items are available to purchase separately. The digital download is exclusive to the Monthly Moments: January kit. 


Now onto some Monthly Moments: January inspiration...


I have a couple of traditional layouts to share with you today starting with this one of my Hana with her friends. I started with a 12"x12" piece of kraft cardstock that I had in my stash and created the cool snowflake design onto it using Fancy Flakes die cuts and white spray mist.


I typed up a bit of journaling onto a journal card from the Monthly Moments: January journal card collection and then underneath that I stamped the "january" word and other sentiments from the Monthly Moments: January stamp set. The snowman image and tiny snowflakes are also included in the Monthly Moments: January set. I also scattered a few glittered snowflakes that match the background design around the layout!


I used the Monthly Moments: Journal Card 8 as the title block for my page. I stamped the letters to spell out "snow day" into the circles on the journal card with the Simple Alphabet set. I also filled in a few random circles with Ocean Tides die cut circles and stamped snowflakes.


On this photo of the 3 girls I used the die cut speech bubble included with the Monthly Moments: December die with the coordinating "brrr..." stamped into it. This speech bubble coordinates with the other speech bubble sentiments that I have included through the Monthly Moments collection this past year.


Hana was so excited when she saw this layout sitting on the table. It might just end up in her own personal album instead of in our family album!


Next is a page that features my Tacy with a photo taken the same day as with Hana and her friends. I created a sort of grid design layout with the photo, journal cards, and other elements on the page. When I was doing the page, I started with the photo and then just starting building around it until I liked how it looked. Then I attached everything in place and added the details like sequins and stitching.


I used the Monthly Moments: Journal Card 8 die cut from Ocean Tides cardstock. On top of that I layered a glittered snowflake and the winter circle stamped with the "snow day" sentiment from the Monthly Moments: January set.


I added Tacy's name to this journal card with letters die cut with the Bookprint Alphabet dies in Smokey Shadow cardstock. I really love how they letters have a vintage flashcard look and feel on the journal card.

The decorative tape that is at the top of the journal card is actually strips on journal cards from the Monthly Moments: January journal card collection that I ran through my sticker machine and tore pieces from. You could use any decorative paper that you like to create your own custom vintage tape pieces like this!


Here is a row of the stamped 2 step snowmen at the bottom of my layout - aren't they just the cutest? I added a line of stitching to give them a bit on "snow" to sit on.


Above the photo I added the "baby, it's cold outside" sentiment onto a Double Ended Banners die cut from white cardstock. There are a couple pieces of decorative tape made from journal cards here too - behind the sentiment and at the top of the photo.


Under the photo is a polka dot patterned paper piece that is cut from a journal card in the Monthly Moments: January journal card collection.


If you have done any layouts or projects using my Monthly Moments collection, I sure hope that you will share with me! Add a link to your project(s) in the comments. Be sure to stop by the design team members blogs who are sharing Monthly Moments projects today: AshleyDanielle & Melissa.

Also stop by Nichole's blog to see more about the Monthly Moments: January collection and link up to the whole design team - those not sharing layouts will have cards to share with you using Monthly Moments products.

Thank you so much for stopping by today - I will be back tomorrow for day 4 of the Papertrey Ink countdown with more projects to share!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Snow Day Friends Layout

size: 12" x 12"

stamps: Monthly Moments: January, Simple Alphabet, Library Ledger Year Additions

ink: True Black, Smokey Shadow, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist

cardstock: kraft, Rustic White, Ocean Tides, Monthly Moments: January journal card collection, 12"x12" kraft paper (Bazzill)

other: Monthly Moments: December die, Monthly Moments: Journal Card 8 die, Fancy Flakes die, white spray mist (Studio Calico), white gold glitter (Martha Stewart), tiny attacher (Ranger)

Tacy in the Snow Layout

size: 8 1/2" x 11"

stamps: Monthly Moments: January

ink: True Black, Fresh Snow, Aqua Mist

cardstock: kraft, Rustic White, Ocean Tides, Monthly Moments: January Journal Card collection

other: Monthly Moments: Journal Card 8 die, Fancy Flakes die, Bookprint Alphabet dies, Double Ended Banners die, 1 1/8" circle punch (EK Success), silver sequins (vintage), white gold glitter (Martha Stewart)