I liked the notebook edge on the journal piece in the sketch. Since I wanted to use Desert Sand Cardstock for that piece, and didn't have a notebook edge cut available, I used my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut a 1/4" circle then pressed the arrow 2 times to move the paper inward, cut another circle, press the arrow 2 times, then repeat 20 times. Afterward, I used my trusty scissors to cut out the space where the notebook wire would have pulled on the paper. Then I distressed it like the rest of the papers. I used the ruled stamp on D1303 Classmate Alphabet to create lines on the journal piece with Desert Sand Ink. And then hand wrote with my Topiary Marker.
The Santa title is stamped using the E1021 Trinity Alphabet and Holiday Red Stamp Pad. The embellishments were stamped with the D1494 Christmas Cheer set using the Black and Topiary Stamp Pads. I then used the Blending Pen with Holiday Red, Sky, and Sweet Leaf inks to color the stamped images. For the presents, I cut out the images using a Cutting Knife, including the box part of the images. I then placed patterned paper behind the stamped image to make it look like the packages were wrapped.
For the finishing touch, behind the stamped images, I stamped the snowflakes image from the D1494 Christmas Cheer set using White Daisy ink. This adds a subtle hint of texture to the base pages.