Hello there, and Happy Sunday! Missy here, and I have a festive holiday layout to share today using non-holiday papers & embellishments. I had lots of fun making this one! I started with this beautiful tree cut file, which I cut on white cardstock. I pulled several papers from various Cocoa Vanilla collections to back all those scalloped shapes. I went for a pink, peach and light blue color scheme, and I think it turned out really pretty. I pulled papers from Bohemian Dream, Hello Lovely, Wild at Heart, Hello Sunshine, Make a Wish and Life is Beautiful. I went light on embellishments to let the photo and the tree stand out.
After backing the tree, I ran it through my sewing machine and stitched along each row using gold metallic thread. I used white cardstock as my background and used lots of Gold Color Shine as well as some pink and blue Shimmerz sprays. I used the plastic packaging technique and added lots of splatters. Here you can see my journaling along the bottom row, which I wrote in gold. I added some word and phrase stickers from the Bohemian Dream Accent Sticker Sheet as well as some enamel dots. They remind me of little lights on the tree!
I mixed and matched my title using some Hello Lovely alpha stickers and some Hello Sunshine Puffy Stickers. The Hello Lovely stickers are a wood color, but I painted some Gold Color Shine over them to make them sparkle. I used a few Bohemian Dream Chipboard Stickers as well as a Life is Beautiful sticker.
I used a bit of blue paper behind my photo as well as some tissue paper and adhesive foam. I stamped my date at the top instead of the bottom on this page.
I colored the star at the top gold, and I love how subtle it looks. It was a lot of fun backing this cut file because I got to use so many papers from so many collections!
I think of birds when I think of Christmas, and instead of red birds I used these darling pink ones. They’re from Bohemian Dream. I cut one from a sticker and the bigger one is chipboard. I love using non-traditional colors for Christmas pages!
I hope this inspires you to create a Christmas or holiday layout using products not made for holidays. It was a fun challenge, and I love how it turned out. I have a video here if you’d like to check out the process of this layout.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!