Day 4 of Scrapping your 2016 Christmas Photos

Today will be the last day in the 4 part series of scrapping your 2016 Christmas Photos.  If you need to check out the other layouts or find additional layouts for more photos, check out the 12″x12″ Scrapbooking Layouts Category.

This layout seems perfect for the end of the day photos as the house and those in it become tired and the day is setting.  Peace settles in the day as Christmas day is almost a thing of the past for another year. Thoughts turn again to the blessed reason for the season in this period of calm.

Directions on how to recreate this layout:

  • 12″x12″ Cherry Cobbler card stock was used for the base of the layout.
  • This Christmas DSP from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog was cut to 11″x11″ and attached to the base card stock leaving 1″ margins on all sides.
  • A piece of 1.75″x6.75″ Cherry Cobbler card stock was used for the banner.  The banner edge was hand cut-To cut a banner end: Find the center of your card stock and cut up as far as you want your inner point.  Then from each corner cut to that point at which your scissor cut stopped (two triangles, 1 from each cut-end to center-will drop out).
  • 8.5″x8.5″ Cherry Cobbler card stock was used and attached 1/4″ from both bottom & right DSP edges.
  • Four photo mats 4″x4″ were attached to the Cherry Cobbler square leaving 1/4″ margins.
  • Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Garden Green, and Very Vanilla card stocks were used with the Pretty Pines Thinlets & Big Shot to create Greenery and Very Vanilla (base), Crumb Cake (inner layer), Early Espresso (outer layer) pine cones.
  • Very Vanilla card stock was used to create the word “Peace” with the Christmas Greetings Thinlets dies & Big Shot- both from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

I used two different adhesives (Stampin’ Up! Snail & the Fine Tip Glue Pen) to assemble and adhere this pine cone peace embellishment to itself and then to the layout.  I did not completely attach each bit to the layout because I liked that it didn’t lie completely flat.  However, when placing the final project in scrapbook sleeves that means being extra careful.  You can see a small casualty in the pine sprig when I caught it in the sleeve and had a tear, losing part of one of the small tips.  No one looking at my scrapbook will notice, of course, but I just want you to be careful as you handle these delicate pieces.

I hope you enjoyed this 4 day mini-series and got some inspiration or perhaps scrapped along with me and completed a few pages.

Something every old scrapbooker knows- these last 4 days pages are actually 2 double-sided pages in my book.  So, I really only used 2 of the 12″x12″ Cherry Cobbler base pages in this 4 day series.

If you missed any of the last 3 days or wish to see two other layouts which match this 4 day series, which  I posted some time before I decided to do a mini-series of my all my Christmas layouts for this year, look under the Categories tab for: 12″x12″ Scrapbooking Layouts.

The 6 layouts I designed with This Christmas DSP and matching card stock completed my 6 page Christmas 2016 photo spread this year.  As I stated on day 1 of this 4 day series mine are already completed and in the book.  I’ll be sharing how I did that with the help of my new Christmas toy- the Selphy cp1200 next week.

But first I want to show you a few samples & new toys Stampin’ Up! has coming up in the January 4 catalog(s).

Starting tomorrow, to end the year and kick off 2017, I’ll be posting a few samples I made using products which will be available very soon!

Until next time…

-Joanne

 

 

 

Banners for Christmas Scrapbook Layout

The combination of the Banners for Christmas stamp set and This Christmas Designer series paper makes a simple but elegant layout which you can make in no time.

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All of the embellishments on this page are made from the Banners for Christmas set.  There is a bit of fussy cutting for the candy cane and mistletoe, but the banner itself is a coordinating die.

The Details/Dimensions:

  • Cherry Cobbler is the 12″x12″ base page.
  • Centered onto the Cherry Cobbler is a piece of This Christmas DSP measuring 8″x12″
  • Centered onto that 8″x12″ This Christmas DSP is a coordinating piece from the This Christmas DSP collection measuring 5″x11″.
  • Two strips of the same DSP used for the 5″x11″ section measuring 1″x12″ are placed butting up against the 8″x12″ DSP.
  • The Candy Cane is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. It was then hand cut following the exterior lines and leaving no Very Vanilla border. It is adhered to the project with dimesionals.
  • The Banner is stamped onto Early Espresso card stock using Whisper White ink and using White embossing powder to heat emboss (you could skip this step.  I just really like the raised look/feel of embossed images). The words Merry & Christmas were stamped & embossed the same way before finally cutting out with the coordinating banners dies and Big Shot.
  • The Greenery was stamped twice (you need 2) onto Very Vanilla card stock in Garden Green ink and colored with Mint Macaron & Cherry Cobbler markers.  It was then hand cut as close to outside lines as possible, leaving only a small Very Vanilla border.
  • 3 Garden Green photo mats size 3.25″x4.25″ are equally spaced.
  • Weave the greenery and the banner together and add dimensionals so it pops off the paper.

christmas-banner-closeup-2016-layout

You can see how I have woven the greenery around the banner. I even cut a few hidden sections to move them to other parts of the banner to make it look like there was more greenery-no reason to have all that work hidden under the banner..  You may wish to do this also to get the 2 you’ve made to provide a nice appearance.

Other than fussy cutting the greenery and candy cane it is an easy and quick project.  I know many people who hate hand cutting things, but I don’t mind if I’m not doing it often.  I believe the results with this are worth it.

Thanks for looking.

Until next time…

-Joanne

This Christmas DSP 2016 Scrapbook Layout

The more I use the This Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP is an SU!  term for patterned paper) out of the Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalog, the more I like it.  It is considered a specialty DSP because the weight of the paper is less than other DSP and card stock, but it is still a significant weight to hold up well.  The prints are great and I love that there are 24 sheets in the pack for $13.00 (US).  That is 4 each of the 6 double-sided designs.  I’ll be able to scrap a whole Christmas (I take A LOT of photos at Christmas time!) & still have some paper to make tags or cards.  I love that! It is item# 141628 if you are wondering.  I’m currently hoarding the music & snowflake prints for projects I have in my mind, but have started scrapbook pages with the rest.

Here is the first of my This Christmas DSP scrapbook layouts I’d like to share:

this-christmas-2016-gift-masks-layout

As you can see, I only used a bit of this DSP on this page.

In addition to being pleased with this DSP, I am also VERY Happy SU! is offering larger 12″x12″ coordinating card stock packs in this holiday mini catalog.  It allows a scrapbooker more flexibility than buying multi-packs with only 2 each of the same color.  The Warmth & Cheer 12″x12″ card stock pack item # 141992 in the holiday catalog comes with 10 each of 12″x12″ Cherry Cobbler card stock & 12″x12″ Garden Green cardstock  which match the This Christmas DSP.  This Warmth & Cheer 12″x12″ pack will be gone when the holiday catalog ends- So, don’t wait to stock up if you make your layouts after the holiday season!    There is also a coordinating 8.5″x11″ card stock pack (cherry cobbler, garden green, & very vanilla) in the annual catalog, which is perfect for mats, embellishments, and card bases.

I used one of the four Seasonal Decorative Masks, also in the holiday catalog (item#141848), randomly on the Cherry Cobbler base with Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder.  This embossed look gives texture & interest to this page and is one of the reasons I got away with so little DSP on this layout.

I also made the rather large gift as an embellishment and area for hidden photos or journaling (I’ll decide that later)-Because sometimes you want to remember & document a memory, but you don’t want everyone who looks through your scrapbook album to instantly see it as part of the page.

gift-layout-embellishment-2016

The Details:

  • Background card stock: Cherry Cobbler 12″x12″, embossed with Seasonal Decorative masks in 3 places (to provide texture/interest to photo mat area)
  • 1″x12″ strip of This Christmas DSP placed 1/2″ from left edge and allowing for 1″x11″ strip of coordinating This Christmas DSP to be tucked under approximately 1/8″
  • 2 photo mats in Garden Green card stock. 1: 4.25″x4.25″ and 1: 4.25″x6.25″
  • Gift Embellishment is made from a 4.25″x 9.75″ Garden Green card stock scored @4.25″&8.5″.  This Christmas DSP 4″x4″ and 1″x4″ was adhered to green base after folding to give the look of the gift.  An Early Espresso bow was created using the Sunshine wishes thinlets dies abstract flower.  A 1/2″x4.25″ Early Espresso strip finished the ribbon front and a velcro enclosure was added under this for opening and closing.
  • Below the photo mats 2 journal areas were created using Early Espresso and Very Vanilla card stock.  The Early Espresso Banners were made (both hand trimmed ends) from 5/8″x4.25″ & 5/8″x6.25″ to line up with the length of the mats.  The Very Vanilla strips were cut 3/8″x3.5″ & 3/8″x5.5″.

Of course this layout would look great for birthdays or other gift-giving celebrations too!  If any of you make this layout, I’d love to see your version in the comments. Changing up colors and patterns can make the same layout look completely different.  I frequently use layout designs I’ve made more than once in my scrapbooks and none of them look like repeats- Once I’ve gone to the trouble to make my own designs, it is nice to be able to reuse them!

Be crafty! 🙂

Until next time…

-Joanne