For the December page kit we asked Leslie White to play along with us and wow, we just love her layouts.
For this layout Leslie used her Silhouette to cut the “Vintage Christmas 12×12 Page” and “Merry Snowflake” designs (downloaded from the Silhouette shop) and a clear Wink of Stella pen added the perfect touch of glitter to the words. I like how she used a snowflake sticker from the element sheet to do the “i” in Christmas. Crystal and Diamond Stickles glitter glue gave the snowflakes and ornaments even more shimmer and shine. Leslie also added a bit of colour to the ornaments using blue, green, and red Wink of Luna pens, then used orange Wink of Stella brush to add a bit of glittery colour. Two of the three photos are popped up with dimensional foam tape and look like they’re hanging from the silver clothespins – cute!
On Santa’s Knee
The patterned paper with the old fashioned ornaments matched her picture so well, Leslie didn’t want or need to embellish it much. The angles strips of green and black cardstock along the bottom of the page add visual interest, and see those gold dots? Leslie cut up a “U” from the gold glitter Thickers to embellish the seam between the black and green on the bottom of the page. So cute! The red, black, and green flags with another gold dot in the top left corner of the layout add a nice touch. (The red flag is actually a sticker from the element sheet).
Waiting for Santa
Instead of using full sheets for this layout, Leslie just cut out the parts she needed from the stripey plaid paper, green, and black cardstock. The green polka dot sticker strip from elements page anchors the photo and was also used in other spots to cover little bits of the seam between the papers. The Mixed Bag die-cuts were used here for the “Hohoho,” “joy” and “noel” circles, as well as red Santa bingo card and Merry Christmas/Happy New Year die cut (including the frame that was around it). Small brown alphas were used for title.
Leslie cut 3 inches off the woodgrain page and taped the page back together with 3 inches of the flip side of the paper (reindeer) on the left side. Love this trick when you want to use both sides of the paper! The red sticker strip from element page was used to cover the seam. All the photos were matted with black card stock. Leslie cut the hexagon stickers in half and used three halves behind main photo, then doodled around inside edges of hexagons with black marker. The “Merry” title was cut from black card stock using Silhouette and the little “Be Merry” strip is a die-cut from Mixed Bag.
Look Who’s One
The gold chevron paper was added to top and bottom of ivory cardstock for this page. All photos were matted with the red patterned paper on the flip side of the birch trees. Three gold clothespins were used on main photo. Leslie used her tab punch and tiny attacher to add tab to main photo so you can lift to show 2 more small pictures and journaling.
Leslie also made:
- a card using kraft card stock, stripey plaid paper, and 4 stickers from element sheet.
- a tag using one of the tags in the page kit and 3 triangles from the Mixed Bag. Used edges from the brown alpha sheet to make tree trunks and 2 stickers from element sheet.
- a second card using “5×5 Christmas Card” in Silhouette (design ID 67331). For this card, she used black and kraft card stock and the flip side of the tan paper with the ivory christmas trees. Leslie used the 12-inch mat for cutting and stuck the card together and used black washi from her stash to cover the seams.
Wow! Thanks for joining us Leslie; we love showing off our customer’s projects on the blog.
If you don’t already subscribe to our monthly page kits… you should! Call today to start up your subscription in January!
P.S. Did you see our post earlier this morning? Stay tuned to our Blog (or Facebook and Twitter) for our one-day-only Deals EVERY day in December!