Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Morning - The Scrapping Stamper/Bo Bunny

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. 

"Christmas Morning"

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:
Bead Cluster
Red flowers
Vintage Buttons
Paper Doilies
Hemar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar Zap Dots Clear 1/4" Square
Scotch ATG
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 ~


  1. Beautiful xmas layout Tracey!! and so sweet with those pictures!!

  2. Your layout is beautiful Tracey. I love your background of punched strips and the photos in the Christmas ornaments.

  3. Loving all the punched work on your layout, fabulous colors too :)

  4. Precious pictures, Tracey! Love the horizontal strips/ layering and the festive colors!

  5. HI..This looks beautiful Tracey, I love the rows of papers all punched in different punches.. gorgeous clusters, beautiful flowers and the touch of bling really pops!!

  6. Happy Birthday Maria!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your lo!! LOVING the tree, the strips, the flowers, the photos!!! Just GORGEOUS!!!!!

  7. Incredible work! Love the doilies and all the beautiful detail! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

  8. This is totally gorgeous Tracey!! Love the border strips across the center of your page and the two clusters for the photos!! The circle frame around the bottom photo is really pretty! Beautiful Christmas page!!

  9. What a gorgeous layout!! I love the two separate photo clusters!! The design is stunning!! And the pictures are absolutely adorable!! Happy birthday to your daughter :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Awwww this is adorable, love the pics and the memories, precious layout to treasure x

  11. Fantastic joy! I love what you did with those pp's! I adore the whimsical Christmas tree! Love it!!!!

  12. such a pretty page, love how you shaped the photos and added smaller ones!!!!

  13. GORGEOUS Christmas layout... all the punched layering strips are TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

  14. Everything came together nicely....I really love the layers!

  15. Oh, this is stunning! Love all your layers and accents!

  16. Wow Tracey! What a beautiful layout! I love the sweet photos and how you framed them! Great way to showcase that bright fun and festive paper! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

  17. LOVE those scalloped edges! Yum! And your gorgeous framed pics are priceless! What a beautiful way to start the season off right!

  18. Wow your pages is absolutely beautiful!!!

  19. Tracey, what a colorful and beautiful page. All those little details, and yes I do like that blue button. A treasure for all time in a page, rather than that elusive treasure chest. Thank you for linking with us at WAW.
    Psalm 103 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson,
    Word Art Wednesday

  20. I just love your beautiful art, Tracey. There's always so much rich dimension and beautiful elements. It takes my eyes a while to soak it all in. Absolutely gorgeous, my friend. Thanks for sharing this with us in this week's challenge. You always bless me when you stop by and link up. Have a great week!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  21. Treacey this is one heckuva beautiful layout! I really love it!! Full of gorgeousness - I love your clustering and other special touches! Amazing detailing!!

  22. Tracey, thanks for popping over and joining in the blog hop.... lovely to 'meet' you in blog-land :-) Love your layout above, it is full of all sorts of magical eye-candy!! New follower and look forwards to seeing lots more of your beautiful creations.

  23. Hey, Tracey! Thanks for your kind are a fabulous scrapper...I'm just having a bit of a fun time checking out what you've been up to:):) See you round scrappy land...BTW...LOVE the way you've layered these papers up...looks brilliant:):) And GO charity shops. Works for me, too!!!!!!!

  24. Oh, wow!! Look at all those colors- and the layering! Just beautiful, Tracey :)~


  25. Just beautifully crafted. Love all the little finishing touches. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  26. Love your layout! So many great details!!

  27. Another gorgeous page, Tracey! Love the colors, the layers and the cute photos with the flowers! Just amazing! Hugs

  28. Tracey- Your layout is FANTASTIC! I love the use of the punches and then the cute doilies tucked in. Thanks for playing along with our challenge!


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