Christmas is a time for traditions and today’s page features one of those for my kids … creating a candy train at school! I pulled out the “A Perfect Christmas” collection
to document this fun day for my daughter.
One of my favorite papers in this collection is the Merry Mistletoe paper
. I love florals that I can cut out and use as accents on my layouts. I used several on this page and then added die cut pine branches behind them for more texture and depth.
This fun embellishment cluster features my kids’ favorite part of Christmas … the presents! I added enamel dots
to the center of each bow for a bit of shine.
What school traditions have been carried through each child in your family? Do they deserve a spot in your memory book?
One of my favorite things about Christmas is the magic of twinkling lights. Because of that I am always on the lookout for projects that are able to be lit with a battery-operated candle or light. With a bit of vellum, this Fireplace Box would be so cute placed on a mantel with a light inside! You could even give it to a friend with a treat inside and then include a light so they can use is as a decoration afterward.
The idea for this project began with the darling large Santa from the Santa’s List paper
of the Carta Bella A Very Merry collection
. I LOVE him and just HAD to use him as a focal point for a project. I looked around the Silhouette Design Store and found a cut file for this Fireplace Box and knew he would look so cute next to it unloading Christmas presents for the family he was visiting.
Doesn’t it look festive with a light tucked inside! It makes me want to snuggle up with my kids and read them the classic story, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
Do you enjoy creating dimensional papercrafts to decorate your home for the holidays? I love it! These kind of projects always add that magical touch to a room!
Carta Bella Designer Cardstock:
Gold Shimmer Cardstock
Evergreen Shimmer Cardstock
Campfire Cut File by Carta Bella (#180226 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Fireplace Box by Jennifer Rush (#109747 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Christmas can be a hectic time of year, but I always enjoy hunkering down in my craft room on a cold, snowy day for a bit of scrapbooking. Pulling out older holiday photos make me realize how quickly time passes by and to always savor each and every holiday spent with family and friends.
I placed two strips of patterned paper on the right hand side of the page to anchor my photo grouping (Let It Snow striped paper
and the green confetti dot of the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper
). I used my sewing machine to zig-zag stitch in between the two paper strips and then added some chipboard snowflakes and phrase stickers at the top for decoration.
I could not resist adding that darling red truck from the Combo Stickers
to this page. It’s almost as if the truck is delivery the presents that my family members are opening in the photo above! Ha! A fussy-cut floral piece from the Peace On Earth paper
peeks out from behind the photo to finish things off.
I cut another larger flower cluster from the Peace On Earth paper
to accent the bottom of my main photo and fill the space above my sticker title.
Finally, I added journaling to the left side of the page. Now this layout is ready to be put in our Family Album! I can’t wait to get together with family again this year. Christmas is such a beautiful time of year!
See you again soon!
This month the American Crafts design team members are creating with the December PageMaps sketches. I LOVE Becky Fleck’s sketches! She always inspires me and makes creating easy!
Here is the page I created with one of her double-page sketches and the American Crafts Sweater Weather collection. (Be sure to visit PageMaps this month to see what the rest of the team created!)
One of my kids’ favorite Christmas Eve traditions is exchanging gifts with one another. My husband and I always give them new Christmas jammies to wear that night and I always make them pose by the Christmas tree for a few pictures.
I used the cute snowflake paper (Brrrr Paper) for the background of this page, adding in green accents with the branding strips from the same paper, as well as border pieces cut from the Happy Winter Paper.
I trimmed down one of the 4×6 cut apart cards from the Snuggles & Cocoa paper to use as a journaling spot. I then added a spray of floral Ephemera die cuts at the top for accent. (The banner piece is from the sticker sheet.)
Next, I created three scenes with some cute characters around the page. A few pine trees and a penguin below the journaling block …
… a snowman drinking hot cocoa at the bottom of the first page …
… and a fox and bear modeling winter wear on the right side of the page. My oldest daughter knit scarves this Christmas for each of her siblings and so I thought the critters wearing scarves and hats were PERFECT for this page!
This was such a great sketch to work with! I am so happy I was able to use Becky’s sketch to organize NINE photos on this layout! And the Sweater Weather collection was the perfect choice to brighten up these dark photos.
Becky Fleck December 2017 Double Page Layout Sketch
American Crafts Sweater Weather Collection
Black Journaling Pen
Clear Dome Gems