It all started with cleaning my craft table… I came across a 1/4” x 12” piece of designer series paper. Being the paper hoarder I am, I thought, this is a great piece for a scrapbook page but I was afraid it would get crumpled if I stored it as a scrap. So what did I do? Why stopped everything and made a scrapbook layout of course! 🙂
See that thin striped designer paper at the bottom edge of the green? That was what got this whole page started! It was from the Candlelight Christmas specialty designer series paper pack, so I started there. Some of the colors in that paper pack are Real Red, Early Espresso, and Lucky Limeade. So, I went with a Real Red 12×12 base and added a 2 3/4″ strip of the Flocked flourish transparency to the left side of the page for some subtle color and texture. Then I started building up the center panel.
I picked Lucky Limeade as my accent color and then added three panels from the Candlelight Christmas pack. The dsp pieces are 6″ x 3 3/4″ and I figured I would use smaller 3×5 sized pictures or trimmed 4×6 pictures so that the pattern shows around the photo as matting. I rounded the corners of the paper before glueing them down.
Then it was time to add some sparkle! I started with a strip of Champagne Glimmer paper along the top and my 1/4″ scrap of designer series paper along the bottom. But then I thought it needed more, so I grabbed my Tags til Christmas stamp set. First was the little oval accent that I stamped in Lucky Limeade and punched out with the small oval punch. Then I added some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details for the berries. I popped them up on dimensionals so my photos could slide underneath if needed.
Then I added one more tag – the decorative label punch Dec 25th tag from the Tags til Christmas set. I stamped it with Early Espresso and punched it out. Then I grabbed that same Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details and outlined the oval portion. Finally, I decided to add a tassel and took some Early Espresso baker’s twine and twisted it into a loop above the tag and then unraveled/frayed the ends to make my tassel.
Now to just get some good Christmas pictures to put in this layout! But I’m sure I’ll have more pictures than I know what to do with. 🙂
And if you love this designer paper, just a reminder that there is only 1 month left of the Holiday catalog, and once we are into January, this paper will be gone as well.
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