Hi everyone, Its Melissa here and I’m thrilled to be back with my first post of 2022!  I was very tempted to create another spread for my December Daily Traveller’s Notebook, but instead I decided to create a layout with the beautiful Joyful collection.  This layout is about my 7 year old daughter and her letter to Santa, which she showed him during a visit  in our little town. I backed the cut file with predominantly papers from the A5 Paper Stack.

The lovely cut file is by Confessions of a Paper Addict and is not Christmas themed, however I made it work by adding fussy cut florals from this collection. I also used vellum for the paper in the typewriter.  I printed out “Dear Santa” on my computer with a typewriter font.

For my background I did some ink blending with Distress Oxide inks and an older stencil.  I also used several Chipboard Stickers which I adore!

A large floral cut from Tis the Season was perfect to place on the bottom of my photo to balance all the other florals. I used sparkly glitter paste on all of my fussy cut florals.

The woodgrain paper is from Sunkissed and is called Just Chillin.  It was perfect to look like a desk for the typewritter to sit on.

I made a process video which you can watch below:

Have an awesome January!

Melissa xx