Saturday, November 24, 2012
Today, I'm sharing a Christmas layout with photos going back about 15 years. At that time we lived in North Carolina and made a trip Ohio to spend the holidays with our families. This is Elizabeth who was married in October and Maria who just turned 18 yesterday. Happy birthday, Maria!! I created this page with inspiration from Shannon, The Scrapping Stamper's, beautiful November sketch. If you are in the mood for Christmas and winter layouts be sure to return Friday for the ScrapThat! December Reveal and Blog Hop.
Shannon's delightful November Sketch:
Stop by The Scrapping Stamper to see the other inspiring pages created by Shannon's Design Team.
I won the Mistletoe Collection from Bo Bunny last month. Such sweet cheerful paper, but not my normal style/color pallet. I was determined to created a layout featuring this fun line and combined some inking, punching and fussy cutting to create this page. I couldn't resist cutting out the oh so sweet little quirky, crooked tree and presents which were so perfect for these Christmas morning shots of our girls. I'm entering this page in the November Bo Bunny Layout Challenge to use two separate clusters, each containing a photo. If you aren't familiar with the fun Mistletoe line, here is a shot of the collection pack:
Tips and Techniques:
Layering ~ I fussy cut strips of the green hexagon print, and punched strips of blue and red to layer with doilies and lace to create the background.
Hand Crafted Fabric Flowers ~ I made the cream fabric flowers a while back when our local craft store demoed the Clover Kanzashi Flower Maker Templates. I spend some crop time creating them, and they've been sitting in my stash until now. I played with several of the templates, but the Pointed Flower template seemed the the best suited for scrapbook flowers. They were quite quick and easy to create.
Found Objects ~ I recently found a bag of vintage buttons at a thrift store for a mere $2. Most of the buttons you see tucked into my clusters came from that bag of goodness. Don't you just adore the blue flower button next to the cream flower?
Transparencies ~ I fussy cut my photos to fit the transparencies and hid little bits of red-lined tape under the printed edge to adhere the photos to the transparencies.
Fussy Cutting ~ I fussy cut the Christmas tree and presents. The gifts were raised with different thicknesses of pop dots and strips for dimension, and I added the Bo Bunny rhinestones to decorate the tree.
Bo Bunny Products Used:
Mistletoe ~ Mistletoe
Mistletoe ~ Boxes
Mistletoe ~ Greetings
Mistletoe ~ Pucker Up
Mistletoe ~ Santa's List
Mistletoe ~ Twas the Night
Jewels ~ Mistletoe
Buttons ~ Mistletoe
Other Products Used:
Peltaloo Canterbury Magnolia Blossoms ~ Burgandy
Heidi Grace Rhinestone Flourish ~ Aqua
Darice Acrylic Teardrop Ornament
Darice Tonal Duets Chandelier Earring
Prima Alphabet Stickers ~ Craftsman
Basic Grey Pins and Tags ~ MET-3685
Color Bok Transparency Overlays - Flea Market
Jolee's Botique ~ Pearl and Gem Clusters
Darice ~ Gold Wire
Spare Parts ~ Gemstone Antique Buttons
Clover Pointed Flower Template
Distress Ink ~ Frayed Burlap
Keren Tamar ~ Red Lace Flowers
EK Success Scallop Diamond Border Punch
Martha Stewart ~ Doily Lace Border Punch
Scrap Locker Handcrafted goodies:
Hemar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar Zap Dots Clear 1/4" Square
Red-lined Tape ~ Hercules
Darice Foam Dots and Lines
I have entered this at:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Challenge #55 Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~