Hey Hey! It’s Michelle here with a new layout share featuring the wonderful Joyful Collection. A brilliant Christmas themed collection that was just right for documenting our sweet Doggo’s first Christmas. We had such a magical day, and this little fur ball absolutely loved the insane amount of wrapping paper we had around.

I started the base of the layout first by getting messy with some inks, water and plastic packaging. The best way to smoosh the colour on without getting too messy, although it does make the paper warp a little but nothing I cant handle.

I’ve used a cutfile from CUTtoYOU that I used on a previous layout, this time I flipped it around a little and cut it up to fill the corners of the layout rather than the centre. I backed each star (including the main large star) with different pattern papers from both the A5 paper stack and 12×12 papers, then adhered them to the background using double sided tape for a little dimension.

The sweet little photo of human kid and fur kid has been backed with the candy cane print from the A5 paper stack and adhered using more of that fabulous doubled sided tape. I added the tags (ephemera pack and pattern paper) to the top right of the photo to cover some of the junk thats shown in the background of the photo lol

In the top left corner I added some extra ephemera pieces along with some fussy cut stars to created an open cluster of sorts

I repeated the same elements in the other star groups at the bottom and right side of the layout.

Next up I added a mixed font title using the awesome gold puffy title stickers, my beloved white alphas and an ephemera piece. I sewed through the white alphas to ensure they stay put for years to come.

Heck how cute! I couldn’t pass up the chance to use this sweet little rabbit from the ephemera pack in this tiny bottom cluster.

And as a last minute addition to the already adhered layout, I added in a little pocket to the back of the photo and tucked in a journalling card from the pocket page cards pack. I embellished this with some ephemera pieces and accessory stickers then added the note about Daisy Doggo’s first Christmas.

Well friends thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by to see my first creation of 2022. I can’t wait to get back into the craft room to make more mess with this wonderful Joyful Collection!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x