Before looking at the layouts in detail - here is what you will find in the kit.
Simple Stories - Holly Jolly collection - Home for the Holidays & Cozy Christmas
Kaisercraft - Under the Gum Leaves collection - Protea
Kaisercraft - Enchanted collection - Imagine
Authentique - Rejoice collection - Rejoice #22
American Crafts - Heidi Swapp - Winter Wonderland collection - Poinsettia Lane
Bazzill cardstock - Fawn & Crabapple Dark
|reverse side of papers|
|Extra Matched Bazzil Cardstock Pack|
Embellishments include: Doily, exclusive star stencil, 50cm twine, 2 paper fern leaves, Prima paper flower, 2 heart buttons, 3 tiny paper roses glittery chipboard star, 20cm lace with velvet ribbon & strip dots.
Lego Gingerbread House - This layout using the Mistletoe Kisses SVG file from Pink Fresh Studio, shows photos of a Christmas Lego project my big kids enjoyed building - Christmas eve 2015.
The base of my layout is this amazing wood effect paper from Kaisercraft's Enchanted collection - Imagine. I used the cut file to create the image from Fawn Bazzill. I chose the measurements of 24cm x 25.5 cm and positioned the cut in the centre of the Bazzill (leaving a border around the edges of the cardstock for another layout).
I filled the open areas of the cut image with scraps of Bazzill - Butter Mint for the berries, Safari for the leaves and the tartan side of the Cozy Christmas paper for the bow.
I mounted my photos onto scraps of the Authentique Rejoice #22 paper, with the star side up. I inked the edges of the photos and the mounts with Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink.
I arranged the photos and Mistletoe onto the wood paper, leaving an area for the title. The Mistletoe was mounted with 3D foam pads and the berries were given a frosting with Crystal Stickles.
For my title I used several different ideas together. The '2015' and 'Lego' were cut with a Bigz XL Alphabet Sizzix die Wonderland, I cut them twice, once with Safari and once with Butter Mints Bazzill, then inked them and offset the letters to make a shadow. The word 'Christmas' was trimmed from the #22 paper and 'Gingerbread House' was created with Pink Fresh Studio Mini Puffy Alpha Stickers - Just a Little Lovely.
I found a chipboard 'Merry Christmas' in my stash and inked it, then I added a coat of Glossy Accents and once dry a tiny dot of Xmas Red Stickles for the berry. I popped this at across the base of the photos.
The Legend of the Icelandic Yule Lads - This time I have used photos from our holiday to Iceland last Christmas. We learnt much about the legends and folk law surrounding the festivities from the tour guides, one of them read the fairy stories to us on the long journeys through the snow covered mountains.
The base for this layout is the sheet of Crabapple Dark Bazzill. I used the sheet of Simple Stories Holly Jolly - Home for the Holidays paper, cutting a piece 15cm x 29 cm with the large flower print uppermost (I gutted the centre of this and set aside for later). Then I cut a piece 13cm x 27cm with the small print uppermost. I mounted these, onto the top half of the Bazzill (I also gutted a piece from the Bazzill to use later).
I mounted my photos onto some Fawn Bazzill, and attached them to the layout with 3D foam tape, leaving the edges free to tuck the ribbon underneath. I cut the lacy/velvet ribbon into two pieces and attached it along the bottom of the patterned paper.
I like to mix fonts and sizes of lettering for my titles, so I used the Burton's Nightmare font and my Cricut, changing the sizes as I wanted them. I also used the Pink Fresh Studio Tiny Puffy Alpha Stickers - Everyday Musings.
I covered the top half of the layout and photos with some waste paper, and flicked some White Linen Dylusions Ink spray over the bottom area where the lettering would go later.
I added the heart buttons, leaves, tiny flowers and Prima flower from the kit. I used three wooden buttons left over from a previous kit. I added some stitching to the buttons with some embroidery floss.
I punched a few fronds from scraps of patterned paper and arranged them around the flowers, then I added a little Stickles to make them sparkle.
I still have plenty of papers left so will be back with two more layouts soon.
Thanks for looking