I hear girls say all the time to me that they wish they could scrapbook. That they just don’t know HOW. Well, this is a great place to start. If you make cards, it’s the SAME THING! If you don’t, it’s an easy place to start paper crafting.
Today’s project was made using the Jolly Holiday Designer Paper and the Contempo Christmas Stamp Set that are on sale right now as part of the Handmade Holiday Sale. So I’m gonna break it down for you!
2. Now trim this piece so that it is 1-1/2” x 12”.
3. Put a little bit of adhesive (I like to use Snail Adhesive or tape runner) on the back of this piece and attach a 13” piece of 1/4” Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon. Bring it around to the front and attach to the back of the other side.4. Flip it over and adhere a 3/4” x 12” piece of the Old Olive Polka Dot Designer Paper right above the ribbon you just attached. It will now look like this…
5. Attach this completed element to the page base which is a 12” x 12” piece of the Designer Paper from the Jolly Holidays set (and can I say that I LOVE it?). It needs to be about 1-1/2” from the top of the page and I used Snail Adhesive to attach it to the page. Put it on the page so that the scalloped part is on top and the ribbon is on the bottom.
6. Your pictures are next! You will need TWO 4x6 pictures of your favorite holiday memory. It’s really fun to match the colors of your page. If the colors clash, consider printing the pictures in black and white! I have a 4x12 piece of Very Vanilla card stock on my page to show you where to place the pictures. They need to go side by side right up next to the element you've already adhered to the page.
7. Now I have to say, I added this in because I ADORE the Tasteful Trims die. BUT, you COULD use the Scallop Border Punch and repeat the first step. If you wanted to. DO YOU? So, the next step in my page was to cut out a piece of Old Olive Card Stock using the Big Shot and the Tasteful Trims Die. Then I used the Crop-a-dile to punch holes in each of the scallops. Overkill? I think not! :)
9. Cut a 1-1/4 x 12” piece of the Old Old Polka Dot Designer Paper. Adhere it to the page right up next to your pictures. Then stick the punched out Scalloped element right on top of it. Make sure the straight edges and together and the scalloped edge is towards the bottom of the page. Cute, huh?
10. Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock 1/2” x 12” and stick it onto the page RIGHT under the Designer Paper. See the picture on the left for an up close of the strips.
11. Cut three pieces of Very Vanilla Card Stock 3/4” x 3”. These are your journaling strips where you will make little personal notes about the picture. If you have ALOT to say, make them longer! I don’t like journaling so 3” is ENOUGH! Hee Hee! As a matter of fact, I’ve added some Basic Pearls to the right of them and colored them red with a marker to keep from having to write any more than I have to! These strips go down in the bottom right hand section of the page. Attach them right up next to the edge of the page and leave a border around the top and bottom.
Your page is pretty much done. Now it’s just a matter of decorating. You could put stickers on it. Stamp images and attach them—whatever. The BASIC layout of the page is complete.
12. Stamp the “Merry Christmas” image from the Contempo Christmas Stamp Set on to a scrap of Very Vanilla Card Stock. Punch it out using the Decorative Label XL punch that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog (download it from the left sidebar of this page!). Make a mat for this piece by following this little “video tutorial” from the North Shore Stamper. Attach three Basic Pearls to the top right of the piece and color them with a marker. (WHAT? IS that a Copic? OOPS…LOL)
13. Now to make the holly leaves? I wish I had some scientific way to tell you. I literally freehanded and cut them out. I punched a piece of Old Olive Card Stock using the Oval punch and then just cut it to “look” like leaves. I’m pretty sure you can do better. After I did this twice, I crunched up and rubbed the leaves until the paper began to split in two. If you pull it apart, you will then have FOUR leaves. I folded them in half so it had kind of a “vein” and attach two of them using Stampin Dimensionals. You can see where all of the elements were placed on the page by checking out the finished product.
okay, maybe it’s a little work but it’s not ROCKET SCIENCE! You can do it!
Get to scrappin!
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