Thursday, October 22, 2020

Shop Update // Holiday Release


Hey everyone! Today's update is all about the holidays, and it's crazy to think that there's apparently only 64 days until Christmas. Christmas time is normally my favorite time of the year, but I'll be honest in saying that it was initially difficult to get into the holiday spirit this year when working on this collection because of the uncertainty of what a pandemic Christmas will hold. I know this season will look very different this year, but I'm holding onto the hope that it's still going to be possible to create magic and find joy in the little moments. 

Let's jump right into it. This year's digital collection is called Holiday Magic and it's filled with bright colors and cheerful designs scattered throughout the journaling card sets, printable elements, and digital stamp brushes. These products are available individually, or if you're interested in the whole thing there is a collection bundle that is discounted and includes an exclusive page of printable cards and elements. 

I've also got some additional holiday products this year - the usual black & white journaling card set, one for a Covid Christmas + coordinating digital stamps, a set of cards for warm-weather holidays + digital stamps, as well as new products in the popular 3x8 and traveler's notebook sizes!

Let's take a closer look at this year's entire holiday release, starting with the Holiday Magic collection:

You'll notice that this year's color scheme focuses on red and greens, with pops of mint/turquoise, mustard yellow, pink, and blue :)
One of my initial ideas for this year's release was the concept of windows, and how so much of our time has been spent at home this year. The window card here has the perspective of being inside and looking out at the world, and in the usual IACB fashion, I've included extras of this card so that the girl can be represented in different skin tones/hair colors.
The holiday items filler card may be my favorite thing of this whole release :) I'm really happy with how it turned out, and it adds a bit of playful whimsy to this set.
You may have noticed I've mixed up these element sets a little bit by including more die-cut style pieces instead of the usual basic shapes (in the form of labels/tabs/tags). It was fun to switch things up and hopefully there's enough variety in the set to make everyone who likes both element styles happy!
Yay, the yeti is back! You'll find him in the Covid Christmas journaling card set (more on that later), and the Santa is from the Warm Wishes journaling card set (also one of the additional card sets to this year's release), but to make these elements more versatile, I've included their little "accessories" separately - aka the mask for the yeti and the sunglasses for the Santa. So these pieces can be used together or apart. I also have some extra Santa elements included in this set in various skintones :)

All together, the Holiday Magic collection includes three journaling card sets, two sets of elements, and two sets of digital stamp brushes. You can definitely pick and choose which sets you're interested in, but as I mentioned earlier, there's also a complete bundle available with a small discount and an extra set of coordinating cards + fun elements pictured here :)

I've also got a bunch of additional holiday products in the shop. Here's a look at them:

I'm no good at coming up with new names for these b&w holiday sets, so I've stuck with December Days and will be numbering them accordingly going forward :) This set of 3x4 cards has a mix of filler cards and journaling cards with plenty of room for jotting down your stories. Some of these would look so awesome minc-ed with foil as well!

Ahh, covid. The pandemic and its effects on our holiday season have been weighing heavily on my mind for a long while now, so I came up with this set of journaling cards to address the realities of this season and how things will look differently this year. And like I mentioned, the yeti is back, all masked up to remind us that it's important to stay safe while we're celebrating the holidays!
This set of cheery and bright journaling cards is for all my friends who live in places that experience warm weather during the holidays. It was also a good excuse to draw a cute snowman ice cream :) I wanted to keep this set versatile so there a few references to sunshine/warm weather, but lots of other more generic cards to document the holidays.
I'm bringing back 3x8 designs to my shop with this holiday release, and I love including this size in my own album as extra inserts! I had mentioned the windows idea earlier, and you'll see a different perspective highlighted here. I designed a sort of apartment windows card, with the perspective of being outside and seeing glimpses of how people are celebrating the holidays in their own homes. This was definitely one of the more time consuming designs to make, and you'll find the apartment windows in this 3x8 set as well as the TN paper set.
A new set of holiday templates for including more pictures in your albums :) Lots of fun type and simple designs that I hope you'll enjoy!

Still loving the TN size, and I'm happy to create another holiday themed set to add to the shop! 

Finally, I've also got a TN sized set of templates for all the extra photos you want to include in your albums :)

And that's a wrap for this year's holiday release! I think this may be the largest release yet...with sixteen new products and one collection bundle. Working on these designs was definitely a labour of love and lots of late nights fiddling on Illustrator, but I'm happy with the final products and I hope you like them too :)

As always, thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm for my designs. Your kind comments truly mean the world to me and are so encouraging and supportive! I love seeing how you all use these digitals on your own projects, and it never fails to amaze me how creative you get. Please continue tagging me on instagram :) 

I've printed out a good chunk of this year's printables already, and I'm looking forward to getting prepped for December Daily this year. I'm hoping to have a blog post on last year's album sometime in November as well.

If you got this far in this post, thank you. I hope you all have a great weekend! xo.


  1. THANK YOU for the COVID Christmas theme. We usually do big family gatherings, but that is impossible this year, and I really appreciate having the ability to document that in a light-hearted way!

  2. Absolutely fantastic-- as always! I love everything you create! I am especially excited about the new layered templates. Thank you!