Hi CVS friends today I am sharing my first layout using the gorgeous new Christmas collection Merry & Bright.

As most of you know I LOVE cut files and what’s better when one is already cut for you with a beautiful water colour mixed  media effect! (large die cut and backing kit)  All I did before starting my layout is splattering the page with gold paint.

I love the Christmas Krispy Kreme doughnuts and so I have used this photo to Create a fun layout. My photo size is 4×4 inches. Using the 6×8 inch paper pack I used Star Bright and Oh Christmas Tree papers and cut at 4.2 inches. I angled each mat behind the photo but attached the photo straight with foam tape over the right of the tree.

I tucked under my photo the double heart flair buttons and finished off using two die cut tabs from the ephemera pack.

I created a floral cluster on the left side of the tree, using foam tape of some of the florals to add dimension. I tucked a die cut ticket slightly under the larger flower.

Of course I had to add the happy Father Christmas die cut and created a small embellishment cluster in the lower left corner of my layout, again using foam tape on some of the die cut ephemera.

Lastly I added one of the gold puffy hearts to the top of the tree. I had considered adding some machine stitching but to be honest this cut file kit is just perfect the way it is.

Super quick and super easy layout that still looks fabulous!

Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you again soon with an off the page creation all about Christmas.

Rachel X

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