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A Christmas Magic process video + reserve your Christmas in a Box kit

Christmas Magic scrapbook page by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com

Thank you so much for the amazing response to Christmas Magic! I am so, so excited to see it arrive in stores this month and to see your projects come to life with this paper version of my childhood Christmas memories! I am really quite speechless reading your comments. Thank you times infinity!


Here’s my first page with this collection on my actual desk! The only things I added were a pinked circle punch, some Amy Tangerine washi tape, gold Color Shine mist, and a brown precision pen and ink pad. Everything else is Christmas Magic!

2014 Christmas scrapbooking kit @ shimelle.com
But it’s also time to open reservations for Christmas in a Box 2015! (That’s last year’s box in the picture! All new kit coming for 2015, of course.)

If you’re new to Christmas in a Box, you can have a look at the 2014 box to get an idea of how much it includes: papers, stickers, embellishments, custom stamps (in fact, this year there are two sheets to the stamp set) all designed to be used throughout December, but also be versatile at other times of the year, so many of the papers will include a non-seasonal b-side, for example, and the stamps have a variety of holiday phrases and more general motifs for documenting life. This year’s box will contain a noticeable amount of the Christmas Magic collection, but will also include elements from a range of other releases that I’ve chosen to coordinate. The kit does not include an album, as Journal Your Christmas participants have long embraced a variety of different formats for their finished projects and I embrace that variety and creative freedom. (I will also say it does not include the paper chains die set. I’m really excited about those dies, but I don’t think everyone who usually orders the kit necessarily has a die cutter, and it would really reduce the amount of other fun stuff in the box!)

There are three reservation options: a box to a UK address, a box to an address anywhere else, and just the stamps.

If you’re in the UK, you can reserve a kit that will be packed on my very own hands and sent to your door. It’s a £5 deposit with a balance of £35 due at the time of shipping, with the shipping aim for these to arrive with you to be crafting on the first of November. (This is significantly earlier than 2014, and I’ve made sure some things are already in place to make sure everything moves promptly!) The total £40 price includes the postage. You can simply pay £5 now to guarantee your kit, then the £35 balance will be due when the kit is ready to ship to you. If you choose not to pay the remaining balance for your kit, the £5 will not be refunded and you will not receive the kit, but that’s all: no further action will be taken.







If you’re elsewhere in the world, I have a way for you to get the same kit that will ship from the US instead so we don’t just zig-zag boxes all over the world. Rather than clicking to pay to reserve your kit, I need you to send me an email with your name and your zip code (for the US) or your town and country (rest of the world), and I will reply to you directly with the rest of the info you will need to collect your deposit and balance.

For both of the above options, your kit will be reserved ten days from the first invoice to pay the balance. I’ll email at least two more reminders before the tenth day. On day eleven, I’m going to go ahead and list those boxes for sale at the full price. If there is some extenuating circumstance for you around the time of the balance being due, I’m hoping ten days is enough time for you to at least get in touch, and that way I don’t need to build my own Christmas tree out of unclaimed boxes or anything else a little crazy. If you don’t feel that time frame is fair, don’t reserve a kit. You can always make your own kit by shopping at your favourite retailer. I’m hoping that seems pretty sensible and fair.

If you just want the stamps, you don’t need to pay a deposit but you can reserve a set by sending me an email with your name and shipping address. (Please note, that is a different email address to the kit option above, so be sure to click the one you want.) This year’s stamps will be two 4×6 sheets of high quality, made in the UK clear material to be used on an acrylic block – the same manufacturing process as last year but with two sheets and all new designs. Last year these sold out far more quickly than I expected, so I’m adding this reservation now in hopes there will be more happiness at receiving your stamps than sadness at missing out. Plus they will ship faster with the addresses all ready to go. Yay!

Reservations for all three options will remain open until the 24th of September. There will also be a number of kits and stamps available for purchase without a reservation, but that number will be very small.

You don’t need to participate in Journal your Christmas to purchase the kit, and the kit is not required to participate in Journal your Christmas. It’s just for fun, and it can be a great way to treat yourself to a lovely mix of brand new products for Christmas crafting when the calendar is extra busy with holiday celebration leaving you little time to shop. In case it’s not obvious, Journal your Christmas will run again this year. It had a big refresh last year and will have a few smaller updates this year, and you can sign up at any time and have access to all the materials from previous years. (Rest assured, all previous participants are still welcome to join in at no extra cost.)

I think that’s everything! Any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and I will email you a response.

16 September 2015



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43 Comments for A Christmas Magic process video + reserve your Christmas in a Box kit

  1. Sandra Says:

    Wow Shimelle love this video.. Just came of night shift usually straight to bed but saw ur video had to watch it and signed up immediately for your Christmas kit can’t wait till it arrives xx

  2. BunnyD Says:

    Great to see you scrap with products you designed. I can hear the excitement and pride in your voice. And justifiably so! You hit the perfect note of retro! Love the accent pieces. That little record in its sleeve is priceless! So many kids will be asking “ what’s this Mom?”.

  3. Kirsteen Says:

    Great video Shimelle, (I could hear it without any probs). I can’t wait to get my hands on some Christmas Magic. You have inspired me to remember not to dwell too much and just scrapbook! x

  4. scrappysue Says:

    Loved watching you scrap with your new collection Shimelle; its so awesome :) Can’t wait for the Christmas Box to arrive, and hopefully if I’m not on the naughty list, lots more of the collection will find its way into my suitcase when we visit the UK this Christmas

  5. Jamie Hensley Says:

    Thanks for an awesome video! I always get a new idea or two from your videos. I would love to see the companion page,too.

  6. celine m Says:

    Hi shimelle love the layout. I was just wondering will we get to see the kit and stamps before we have to reserve and how much will the stamp set be on its own?

  7. Kim Says:

    Loved the video and beautiful layout, Shimelle! So excited for you!

  8. Susannah Says:

    This layout is awesome! You are such an amazing, creative, and talented person. I am learning so much about balance and layering through your videos. You are a joy and a delight to watch!

  9. Jackie Says:

    Thank you so much for your video, it was inspiring as all of your videos are! Looking forward to more and cannot wait to receive your collection. So fun!

  10. Nancy Sinclair Says:

    Very excited to see a kit with your supplies in. I have been have the kits off you since I started. So super excited for this one.

  11. Cynthia Larson Says:

    Well, you just made me want to scrap some Christmas photos! I really love this collection. Hope to get my hands on all of it :)

  12. Mary Says:

    Thank you so much for the video, I’ve really missed seeing you scrap week by week
    Love this page and that is one super super photo

  13. Darlene East Says:

    I am very excited about Journal your Christmas, The new Christmas in a Box and your new Christmas Magic. I definitely feel Christmas has come early for me.

  14. Lesley Says:

    Love the page with your new line. Always learning from your videos as you explain your thought process.cant wait to have some Christmas magic in my hands! Thanks for all you do. X

  15. ants Says:

    I’m definitely reserving a box this year! I’m so glad you are including a stamp sheet again, I’ve missed out on last year’s and was really regretting it afterwards…
    Thank you for reminding me about embracing different formats when it comes to the album, it came just at the right time to reassure me that it’s ok to break from the norm…

  16. angela Says:

    Hi. Can you list the actual email to use to reserve the US kit? The link isn’t working for me. Thanks.

  17. Queen Mary Says:

    Well Dahling, all I need for Christmas is Christmas Magic isn’t it? Do tell us if we need more than that, is the Christmas in a box going to be less than that? What are the relative merits? I’m a bit confused on that. I’m in the U.S., intend to get Christmas Magic, so happy you’ve finally released your own Christmas line….

  18. Stephanie Harmon Says:

    Hi Shimelle! Sorry to be a pain but I wanted to make sure you received my email. Haven’t heard back yet, but I am probably being impatient (all because I am soooo excited!!)

  19. Angela Runkel Says:

    Can’t wait to hear back, I missed out last year. I will actually be starting Journal Your Christmas in London, so excited! Awaiting your email.

  20. Amber Says:

    So happy that I can finally get one of your kits in the US, even clear up here in Alaska.

  21. Caroline M Says:

    I’m excited for this kit! I sent an email but haven’t heard back yet. (I’m in the US.)

  22. Chele Says:

    Hey Shimelle – love the collection and your video :)
    I’ve completed 2 JYC albums now and can’t wait for my third. I’d love to reserve a stamp set but i can’t seem to get the link for the email address to work – what am I doing wrong?
    Cheers

  23. Sheryl C Says:

    Hi. I used the emai link to reserve Christmas in a box but I haven’t heard back yet. I want to make sure I don’t miss out. Thank you

  24. Robin Says:

    I’ve been unable to use the link to reserve stamps as well. I’ll keep checking back. Thanks!

  25. Vanessa Bell Says:

    I tried the link to send an email to order the kit. I am in the US but the link does not seem to work. Can you provide the email.

  26. Gab Says:

    Such a cute page – and It was so fun to see you scrapping with your new collection! You always amaze me at how you can cut so straight with scissors!

  27. Melissa Says:

    I sent emails last week about the kit and stamps (US). I haven’t heard anything yet and would hate to miss out. Thanks!

  28. Lisa m Zepponi Says:

    Love the video!! Thanks for breaking into your new kit and creating a LO for us!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on your Christmas line!!

  29. Solfrid Says:

    Love Your Collection!
    Tried once more to pre-order the kit, and hope to hear from you this time. :)

  30. Michelle Merritt Says:

    hi shingle. Can this kit be posted to Ireland and can you tell me shipping cost please.
    Thanks michelle

  31. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    I didn’t get the kit last year after having one for years now and I felt like I lost a bit of Christmas! Its my present to myself to remind me to take some time for me and I just love love love getting supplies and surprises through the post! Looking forward to this year especially x

  32. Rachel Munn Says:

    Hi Shimelle. I really would love this kit, I have emailed 3 times and not heard back. Please let me know if I can reserve a kit, I would hate to miss out. Kind Regards, Rachel

  33. Anne-Liesse Says:

    Hi there! Just checking on my Christmas Box reservation. I never got a response yo my email to you. Something else I should do?
    Anne-Liesse

  34. Caroline Says:

    Can I reserve a kit or pay outright? Been in children’s ward for a week so just got back on line. Thanks. Caroline x

  35. Peggy Durst Says:

    should I have received a response to my email reserving a kit shipped to the U.S.?

  36. karen Says:

    Hi Shimelle, hope you’re OK!! I haven’t received a response about getting a kit delivered internationally as well. Would love to hear from you if they’re still available!

  37. Caroline A Says:

    I’m such an idiot, I got so excited by the Christmas kit that I paid my deposit before scrolling down to see the cut off date had passed! If we can still pay the deposit, does that mean we’ll get one, or is it a sort of reserve list now?

  38. Kim Says:

    I still have not received an email re the Christmas box. Did I miss it? I really would like to purchase the kit

  39. Tamzin Says:

    Hi Shimelle, I paid the deposit as soon as the video went up, but since then I’ve heard nothing about it, just wondered if I had missed an email or something?

  40. Joanne Says:

    Hi Shimelle,

    I just wondered if you had any idea if there are likely to be any extra Christmas boxes this year? as I’m to llate reserve one. Thanls in advance

  41. Caroline Says:

    Have the invoices gone out yet? I saw the tweet but have not heard anything as yet.

  42. Jill Says:

    Just wondered where you sign up for 2015 all I can find is older ones.
    How much is all of the kit in US?

  43. gclub Says:

    thanks for this merry xmas!!!
    golden slot

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