Saturday, 25 October 2014

Welcome to my very first instructional post...
I'm super excited to share with you this layout using the very beautiful Yuletide Carol Paper Pack from Close To My Heart. I know it's early for Christmas but no matter the season there's always time for crafting. Adapt this layout to suit whatever it is you want to scrapbook at the moment. That's the real beauty of CTMH paper packs. These colours will adapt very well to heritage photos or outdoor images too.
 Christmas Layout 2014

 Products Used:
 X7187B Yuletide Carol Paper Pack
 Z2017 Picture My Life (PML) Pear & Partridge
 S1410 Home For The Holidays SOTM
 Z2116 Cranberry Ink
 Z2463 ShinHan Sap Green Marker

Versamat, Paper Trimmer, Acrylix Block, Spritz Cleaner, Scrubber, Micro-Tip Scissors, Stapler, Corner Rounder and Adhesives also used.

1. Stamp ‘dreaming, believing, wishing’ onto Colonial White Cardstock using Cranberry Ink.

2. Colour inside edge of stamp image with Sap Green ShinHan Marker.

3. Trim decorative strip from B&T Yuletide Paper (I have used the first paper shown in the pack).

4. Cut two ¾ inch strips from a small PML card.

5. Find co-ordinating large PML card to tuck under folded corner of Yuletide Carol paper.

6. Fold down corner of Yuletide Carol paper as shown. Assemble strips and stamp image as shown. Staple into place.

7. Staple large PML card behind downturned corner to complete edge of paper.

8. Cut photo mat 5 ½ x 7 ½ inches from one of the co-ordinating cardstock in the Yuletide Carol Paper Pack (I have used New England Ivy. Round the corners. Adhere 1 inch down from top and ¾ inches in from side as shown.

9. Cut a ½ inch strip from same cardstock. Cut strip into 5 inch and two 3 ½ inch pieces. Adhere to large PML card as if poking out from behind folded corner of paper as shown. Titling or some journaling may be added beforehand.

10.   Choose a large PML card to adhere ¾ inch in from bottom and side of bottom right-hand corner of Yuletide Paper.

11.   Choose either:

a.      3 x 4 inch PML card in portrait

b.      3 ½ x 3 ¾ inch photo to be mounted on choice 11.c. with corners rounded.

c.       3 ¾ x 4 inch trimmed cardstock with corners rounded.(I have used Colonial White cardstock)


12. Option 11.c. can either be used as a photo mount or a journal box or as a base for a stamped sentiment. It can also be completely replaced by option 11.a. whichever your choice is adhered it ¾ inch from the bottom of the Yuletide Paper and evenly spaced between left-hand edge of paper and large PML card as shown.
13. Round corners of chosen 5 x 7 photo and adhere to photo mount.
This Layout is adapted from image shown for Yuletide Carol Paper on Page 60 of the 2014/15 Annual Inspirations Ideas Book. All items used in the making of this layout can be purchased from my online shop

The images of the layout and instructions shared here are my own work.

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