Thursday, 26 April 2012

Christmas Layout

It might be April but I've been looking for a different use for some of my Sale-a-bration papers that I have left and the rich red of one paper made me think of Christmas... so I printed off our Christmas tree photo and set about turning it into a layout.  I'm still new to all this scrapbooking lark so I followed the 'big picture' challenge at Use Your Stuff and a layout in Scrap 365 magazine that I treated myself to at the weekend so as not to scare myself too much.

It's a lot harder taking photos of a 12x12 than a card but here is the finished layout:

I measured out my SAB paper to fit the width of the textured Chocolate Chip base layer, adding in eyelets with my Crop-a-dile.  Do you know this is the first time I've used my Crop-a-dile for this?  Normally it's just an elaborate and rather expensive hole punch!  I threaded wool through the eyelets like in the magazine layout.

Now can you guess how I made the border pieces?  SU are bringing out the Framelits dies in the Summer Mini Catalogue, and I drew around the top edge of one repeatedly and cut out.  The rest of the layout is fairly self-explanatory: adding in layers of Chocolate Chip textured card, more red SAB paper and die-cut striped Crumb Cake patterned paper.  The little robin at the bottom of my journalling is from Everything Eleanor.

The tag at the bottom has been made with the coordinating stamp set 'Apothecary Art' which goes perfectly with the new Framelits dies!  I do love how SU makes everything work together!  The flowers were coloured with my blender pen and Riding Hood Red and Old Olive marker pens.  Then both frames were chopped in half and lined up with the bottom edge of the layout.

Stamps: Apothecary Art (available from May 1st), Everything Eleanor
Inks: Chocolate Chip, marker pens in Real Red, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive and Soft Suede
Card: textured Chocolate Chip
Paper: retired Sale-a-bration Everyday Enchantment (sorry!), Crumb Cake from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper stack
Other: eyelets, Crop-a-dile, wool, stamp-a-ma-jig, Framelits dies (available from May 1st)

Do let me know if I can be of any help with SU supplies... and if you'd like a paper copy of the Summer Mini Catalogue posting to you, just drop me an email.

No funny tales to share with you today so I'll leave you with a bad joke instead:
Why is 6 scared of 7?
Because 7 ate 9 and 10...

Many thanks as always for visiting,


  1. Victoria, that layout is gorgeous. If you're new to this scrapbooking gig, you'd never know it. It's beautiful.
    Thanks for playing along this week on the Use Your Stuff Challenge. We hope to see you again.

  2. Gorgeous scrapbook page. Love the curvy borders. x

  3. What a beautiful layout! I especially love the lacing. The border is amazing and the label perfect.

  4. Super layout Victoria (I've never had a go at scrapbooking - 12x12 seems an awful big space to fill!). Love the ornate border and the criss cross tying. xx

  5. Amazing layout! I love the lacing and how you repeated the border shape in other areas. Thanks for joining us on the UYS blog :)

  6. Your layout is stunning Victoria and I can see you're getting very excited about all the new goodies! Love the joke - it's a favourite round these parts too! Vicky x

  7. Great layout! Good for you for branching out! The lacing is so creative.
    Love the tag too!

  8. Fabulous project. Fine and delicate work. Congratulations ! It's very successful !

    Hugs from France.

  9. This is so pretty Victoria I love the lace-up well done Hugs Elaine

  10. Really nice - I love your lacing!!

  11. Fab scrapbook page, your tree looks stunning! Love how you've done your lace! I actually chucked at your joke lol he he!!

    Hugs Ann xxx


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