Saturday, November 15, 2014

Traditional Christmas Scrapbook Layout Idea

Since we have moved into our new house I haven't had too much time to scrapbook or craft like I used too. We have been super busy remodeling every inch of this home and finally, I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am pretty excited that in Spring of 2015 my craft & sewing room will be getting a complete remodel!!! Yay!!!

Anyway, I am finally sitting down to tackle some of my Christmas photos from 2013 and came up with a really easy Christmas Scrapbook Layout that would be great for beginners or for those who don't want to put a lot of money or time into their page. This scrapbooking layout was done in the 12 x 12 format size.

Craft Tip: We save all of our greeting cards that we get. I then recycle them and use them as embellishments on my scrapbook pages or in other paper projects. This layout I recycled 2 different Christmas greeting cards. The stack of "presents" embellishments was cut from the center of a card. The "Gifts of the Season" wordage from the same card. The other 3 words "The Best", "Time of Year" and "Merry Christmas" were all from the second card. I matted them onto red and green cardstock and used glue dots and 3-D foam dots to add dimension to them.

My background is a sheet of 12 x 12 scrapbooking paper with a holiday print along the right bottom corner. From another sheet of printed holiday paper I made my top border strip which measures 1 1/4" by 11" in size. I then matted that with red cardstock and green cardstock and ran it across the top of my scrapbook layout.

I used 3 photos of my little grand daughter opening up her Christmas gifts on Christmas morning. I cropped them down to "almost" square size but not quite. I matted them onto green cardstock and ran the photo strip down the left side of my page. Along side that, to the left you will see a poinsettia sticker border which I added for color and design. I then cut a round holiday paper doily into thirds. I slid the one third of it underneath the photo strip with some glue dots with just about 1" of it sticking out. It has a poinsettia print on it with a scallop edge. Alongside the photos I did some tiny journaling in my own handwriting.

The greeting card embellishments I spoke about earlier are all arranged on the right side in my layout. I did add a 3-dimensional poinsettia flower made out of foam embellishment to add texture to that mix so that not everything was paper. To finish things up, I added 3 large satin finish embellishment stickers to the bottom which are holiday ornaments done in red with metallic gold & silver accents.

Overall, I am pleased how it turned out since I used mostly paper scraps, embellishments I had on-hand leftover from other projects and so forth. This page took me about an hour to make.

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