Friday, December 16, 2016

Merry and Bright: A 12 x 12 Scrapbook Layout

Last year was my niece Riley's first Christmas. Her and my nephew had some adorable Christmas pictures made together. I finally got around to scrapping a few of them. 

The background paper is just a piece from a paper pad that I bought at Michael's. The paper that I cut the banner strips from is an Illustrated Faith paper from their newest Christmas release from this year. 

The "Merry and Bright" is a card from a Simple Stories Christmas collection from a few years back. It was the perfect title for this layout and it was an easy option as well. 

I added this beautiful gold stitching around the layout in three different places. I love the added sparkle and texture. 

I stamped the date on this layout using the awesome Dated Stamp Set from Elle's Studio. I've been wanting the Mega Date Stamp from Studio Calico for some time now but I can never catch it when it's in stock. This stamp set will work exactly the way that date stamp would have. 

The bits and pieces under the photo and the 'merry and bright' card are also from Simple Stories. They are just cards that I tucked under or used punches to make shapes. The acrylic stars are from Elle's Studio as well. 

I added a few sequins from my stash and some Tim Holtz Distress ink in Festive Berries to finish up the layout. 

Do you have old Christmas photos that need to be scrapped? I hope this layout will give you some ideas on how to document those special times.