Hey Hey! It’s Michelle back here today with a new layout share featuring our BRAND NEW Collection – Joyful. Absolutely ecstatic to receive this collection with plenty of time to get the Christmas photos scrapped, cards made and December Memories albums started. This layout features a couple of nighttime photos from last year along our local ‘Waterfront’ thats always decorated ready to play around in the Christmas Spirit.

I started the layout by cutting out a star cluster cut file from CUT to YOU, designed by our fellow DT Member Gwen. My love for star shapes is just as big as it is for florals, so I love adding more than needed on layouts like this. The cut file has been cut out on white cardstock and backed using a variety of pretty pattern stars from the Making Spirits Bright paper  I also added some vellum and a piece of the pretty star pattern paper Deck the Halls. The entire piece was the backed using the Very Merry paper using some foam tape to give a shadowing effect to the outline.

I added the photos to a red pattern paper in the A5 paper stack and adhered them to the right of the star cutfile using foam for a little more lift off the page.

I got a little adventurous with this layout by adding a subtle hint of mixed media to the background by mixing 2 different colours together and smooshing them onto the background cardstock to create a watercolour effect. I also added splatters of the individual colours and some gold to compliment the hints of other gold elements on the page.

The title was a little tricky to create with all the different layers of dimension to work around, however the new super cool gold puffy title stickers adhere perfectly on top of the layers and was finished off with some old school white alphas. In this ‘cluster’ of sorts I also added a chipboard piece and star from the ephemera pack.

In the top left corner I created a mini cluster of stars using pieces from the chipboard sticker pack , gold puffy and ephemera stars and a cute wood button with a heart design.

The twine thats lopped along the top from left to right was actually a last minute addition, something to add when I felt it was missing something.

Bottom right cluster is made up of more pretty stars and a label sticker from the accessory sticker sheet to document the year and place

Well Scrappy friends, that is all from me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my first layout using the BRAND NEW Joyful Collection. I cant wait to dive back into my DT Box and create more fun layouts with this collection. The animals are super duper cute and absolutely need to feature on a creation some day soon.

Until then, thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x



One thought on “Christmas Spirit | Joyful Collection | Michelle Stokes

  1. Shirley S. says:

    This is soooo beautiful! I am swooning over all those delicious layers! Would you mind sharing the link to the star cluster cut file(s) you used? Thank you!

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