Hello scrappy Friends. It’s Anna here with my newest page. I still haven’t finished scrapbooking christmas photos so the bag with “Joyful” collection is still on my desk. I had this one, fun photo of my puppy spending time under the christmas tree that I wanted to use on the project. It was such a funny moment, when he found a perfect spot for the nap there, when all the presents were handled and christmas was done and dusted. All I could think of while looking at him was a Mariah Carey’s song “All I want for christmas is you”. He was like a self wrapped gift 🙂 It have me an idea of a layout title.

I gathered all solid patterns from “Joyful” line, going through both 12*12 sheets and A5 paper stack. I decided to use “Deck the halls“, “Feeling festive“, “Making spirits bright” and “Tis the season” plus few small papers fromt the stack. Next step was to hand cut the letters for the title. I haven’t sketched anything so each letter if different. I tried to keep them around 5 cm tall. If you want to recreate my idea and you don’t feel confident enough to cut them by your own, you can reach for bigger alpha dies or digital die cutting machine. My desk is a total mess right now, swamped with few projects in progress so I didn’t have room for the Cameo to put up.

I tried few pattern papers for my background but they were mixing with the patterns I used for letters so I decided to use sheet of kraft cardstock instead. I arranged the letters and the photo and glued everything down. I only applied glue in the middle of each letter to be able to tuck something behind them if needed.

Next step was to decorate everything with ephemera pieces and stickers. I went through ephemera pack, chipboard stickers and puffy stickers to choose matching elements. I found a tall gift and I replaced one of the I letters with it! Am I brilliant or what? 😀 I also fussy cut some starts from “Making spirits bright” and added them to composition. You all know how I love papers with elements that can be easily cut out!

Here you can see my precious gift from up close. Isn’t he the cutest? My final step was to add few wooden buttons and golden splatters. To my surprise, this page came together really fast. Cutting the letters took me less than half an hour and placing all the elements another half making it an one hour page. I had a lot of fun with the big title and I will for sure revisit this idea for some other topic. It’s also a perfect opportunity to use up smaller paper scraps or make a page when you run our of full 12*12 papers and have only leftovers.

That’s all for today. Are you still creating christmas themed projects like me, or after the December is done, you no longer find it enjoyable? Let me know in the comments. Thank you so much for stopping by and see you in two weeks.

XO Anna