If there is one thing that gets me excited for Christmas each year, it is seeing the new Christmas collections by Echo Park Paper and Carta Bella Paper! The Carta Bella Paper Christmas collection
was the perfect match for this photo of my kids sporting their Christmas jammies last Christmas Eve.
I used the 4×6 Journaling Cards paper
for the background of this page. I LOVE this pattern! I wanted it to fade out a little bit around the page elements, so I used my finger to smudge white gesso
around the paper layers, but left the outer edges uncovered.
(Sidenote: The packaging for the Santa Stocking Die Set doesn’t show a piece to create the cuff of the stocking, but it does actually come with one … so three dies total … just in case you were wondering! 🙂 )
Are you already counting down the days until Christmas?
“Merry Word” Cut File by Echo Park Paper (Design #218232 in the Silhouette Design Store)
If you’re having a hard time deciding which patterned paper to cut into first, why not cut a piece from ALL of them and layer them together for a fun, textural photo mat? That’s what I did on today’s page. Take a closer look below!
After matting my photo, I further framed it by capping it along the top and bottom with my title. I split the phrase, placing one word on top of the picture and the other on the bottom. I then added a black cardstock circle to the right corner along with heart die cuts from the Bits & Pieces pack
to frame it even further.
At the bottom of the page, I used the fancy journaling block cut from the 4×6 Elements Paper
. Next, I fussy-cut lots and lots of flowers from the Today’s the Day paper
and the Inspired paper
to tuck behind each element of the design. This married everything together and added a fresh, floral feel!
The result is a sweet birthday page perfect for any girl in your life … maybe even a birthday page about yourself!
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School is back in session, but my mind is on all of the fun our family had this past summer. We were able to cross off one of my bucket list items with a visit to the Oregon coast. It was wonderful!
I cut the black banner chipboard banner
in half using half across the phrase sticker in between the photos and the other half at the bottom of the page. The zig zag shape adds interest to the page and the black color grounds the other elements and keeps your eye moving through the different portions of the layout.
have got to be my favorite part of this paper collection! They were so much fun to use and really helped to bring in the patterns that we saw in the art that we saw on our visit to the glass studio.
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