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Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling

One does not have to look far to find a story this time of year. And for those of us story-seekers, they are abundant. Those stories bring much joy and gratitude. Even the simplest of tales.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The story that I created here on this Storyline page is one of those simple narratives that I like telling best. That December Saturday when my people (one of my girls not photo’d here) spent their day serving their community. Helping littles pick out gifts for their mamas and or papas. They were personal shoppers for a day to help those who were not able to do for themselves. They make me proud for giving of their love, time and skills. Just because.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

As with all stories, we scrappers usually start with a blank page. And even though our hearts are set on getting all to paper via photos + words, we have a hankering to add embellishment and glam and imagery to a story too.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

For this story, because it is a Christmas story, I wanted to add a seasonal festiveness to the page. Ornaments were my choice for this particular Storyline story.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

And since today’s assignment fell on this blog’s Minc It Monday edition, well then, Minc was going to be part of the embellishment.

Using the WeRMemoryKeepers Evolution Die Cutting Tool I cut three circles using different size dies.

For one of the ‘ornaments’ I used the Minc Reactive Mist and sprayed a random design on the circle die cut.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

After allowing the Reactive Mist to dry oh so very well, the circle was run through the Minc Machine with the Hot Pink Reactive Foil.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

That was just one of the ‘ornaments’. For a second ornament I did something a little different. Using the Minc Reactive Screen Ink, I applied a generous amount of screen ink to the circle with my finger. I evened this out as best as I could. Now, this was a pretty heavy dose of Screen Ink. So again. This needed to dry very well.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Same as with the first ornament, this circle too was run through the Minc Machine with the Hot Pink Minc Reactive Foil. I loved how this turned out. I will be doing this technique again.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The last ornament technique was a new to me technique just like the second ornament. Using the Heidi Swapp Glue Pen I simply scribbled across the die cut ornament. I went over the ornament twice to give it good coverage.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

No need to run through the Minc Machine. Cover the glue with the foil and gently rub with your finger. Fun and simple little technique. That Glue Pen is handy dandy.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The event my people attended was called Gifts of Love. So for the title I used one of Heidi’s hand lettered words, love, and again, tried a bit of a different technique. Using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive (and if you don’t have this in your paper crafting tools well then you are missing on a key item) I sprayed a coating of adhesive over the word.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Then I laid the Reactive Foil over the top of the word and the sprayed adhesive. Using my finger I gently rubbed the foil down on the word. Just like with the glue pen, the adhesive caused the Reactive Foil to stick to the word.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

I used the WRMemoryKeepers Staple Board to attach that word to the Storyline page.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The Shine Bright iridescent die cut from the Girl Power Deck of Days was a perfect addition to this page. Not only did the sentiment fit the story, but the iridescent complemented the Hot Pink Reactive Foil too.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

These technique were fun to use all mixed in like this. But one could just stick to one of techniques for a great storytelling impact too.

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday | Christmas Storytelling by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Tell your stories this season. Tell them all. Tell them with Storyline and the Minc Collection.

The Heidi Swapp Storyline and Minc Collection are both available at Joann Stores.

Supplies | Heidi Swapp Storyline Collection: Storyline 12×12 Page Protectors. Grey Dots Album Kit. Storyline Pastel Journaling Stickers. Storyline Girl Power Deck of Days.

Heidi Swapp Minc Collection: Minc Foil Applicator and Starter Kit. Minc Reactive Hot Pink Foil. Minc Reactive Mist Medium. Minc Reactive Art Screen Ink.

Heidi Swapp Wide Tip Glue Pen.