Hi y’all! Laura Alberts back again with a Christmas layout with the gorgeous new Joyful collection. This layout features a large 5×7 inch photo of my youngest daughter, so I opted for a simple L-shaped design to keep the focus on that lovely smile of hers! I cut two large strips of the Holly Days patterned paper and then two smaller strips of the Feeling Festive paper. Running these strips both vertically and horizontally creates a perfect place to tuck my photo where they meet.

I fussy cut an entire 12×12 of Tis the Season patterned paper for these stunning florals, even the florals that run off the edge. I use these half pieces for layouts just like this one to tuck behind the photo! This helps me get the most from my fussy cut florals without having to hide half of a floral behind the photo. On two of the florals, I added wood buttons for added texture and dimension on the page. I filled in most of the large florals’ centers with gold Nuvo Drops for a little extra shine!

For my title, I layered the ephemera ‘Jolly’ over my largest floral cluster. Underneath of the floral, I tucked a ephemera frame for added detailing. My favorite part was adding these tiny little stars from the gold puffy word phrases. They gave the perfect scattering detail to the clusters!

If you want to see how ‘Jolly’ came together, be sure to check out the process video below! I hope this layout inspires you to try scrapping a large photo too!



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