About this class
The Christmas holiday season is upon us with all its traditions, celebrations, and STORIES! Every year is such a unique combination of celebrating the present, and remembering the past… Gathering, laughing, remembering, AND telling these stories we share is a cherished element of every holiday season! Taking the time to capture, document, and record the magic (and the mayhem) is a wonderful way to honor our life in its complexity and beauty, AND it’s also an immersive creative experience that highlights the blessings and JOY that we cherish! “Storytellers Christmas” is designed to help you to tell your favorite holiday stories, collect those moments of magic AND maybe even the not-so-magical, laughable memories that we will use to travel back to Christmas past and smile!
All class lessons will be available on Thursday November 18th at 8am ET.
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About Heidi Swapp
Heidi Swapp is a storyteller, craft and decor designer, creative instructor, author, and speaker who firmly believes life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful. Her favorite job is that of wife and mother to five children, ranging in age from young adults to elementary school. She started connecting with audiences worldwide in 2000 through scrapbooking magazines and events, later sharing her passion for memory keeping through blogging, social media, and her signature line of creative products. Her large online audience rallied around the Swapp family when their oldest son, Cory, took his life in 2015 at age 16. Throughout this unbearable ordeal, Heidi has continued to share and connect, becoming an advocate for suicide prevention through community events and the Light the Fight podcast. Heidi’s work can be found on heidiswapp.com, @heidiswapp on Instagram, and facebook.com/heidiswapp.
Learn how to creatively capture your holiday stories and memories.
1 Hour 30 Minutes
It'll take you about 1 hour and 30 minutes to watch the videos, but you'll need more time to assemble and embellish your book!
Go at your own pace! All lessons will be available at once, so you can work through the class content on a schedule that works for you.
Do a little prep work before we get started on the cover of the book!
01: Cover Collage
Use stamps, labels, ephemera and alphabet stickers to create a collage around the cover's window!
02: Peek-A-Boo, I See Through You
Create a clear cover page using a lamination sleeve and ephemera!
03: Tag Slide
Add an interactive sliding tag to the title page of the book!
04:Tuck and Tell
Add interactive cards that lift up and tuck in and are great for holding photos and journaling!
05: Window Magic
Create two see-through windows for photos and journaling!
06: Christmas Corner
Create and decorate a festive corner for an openable to tuck into!
07: Hiding Spots
Add several fun and interactive hiding spots to this page!
08: Open Me
Create lots of space for photos and add some fun stamped details!
09: Snow Globe
Add some whimsy with a see-through snow globe and discover more embellishing ideas!
10: Story Keepers
Have fun with interactive slider journaling spots!
Bonus Lesson: 12 Days
Add custom matchbooks to the inside of your book to hold additional photos!