Hello CVS friends today I have a sweet layout to share with you! This is my second share using the gorgeous Joyful collection, its such an easy collection to use as everything coordinates so beautifully!

 

I have only used 1 12×12 paper for this layout, all my other papers are from the 6×8 inch paper pad. I wanted to use the striped paper as my base paper so it would include all the colours from this collection. So it was not too dominant I added this scallop border cut file from the Silhouette shop which comes in the 8.5×11 inch size. This worked perfectly to tone down the strip whilst letting the colours still come through.

I next set about creating my Christmas tree. I wanted layers and texture, so I added borders and tiny felt pom poms. I used foam tape in-between some of the layers to create dimension. I chose several paper designs from the 6×8 inch pad which add visual interest to my tree. I used the chipboard Hohoho as my title and some holly on the dark green piece of the tree. I finished off this element by adding some of the stars from the puffy title stickers close around the tree to help draw your eye.

I added my super adorable photo matted on two different paper designs, of centre on an angel. I tucked these and my photo slightly under my tree to connect these two elements. Once I had added my photo I could see what space I had to add some fussy cut Christmas flowers to my tree.

I just had to create an embellishment cluster that included one of the adorable creatures, so I used the chipboard squirrel added with foam tape so I could tuck under a phrase sentiment from the die cut ephemera and puffy stickers adding more presents.  could resist adding the beautiful bird sitting on holly at the top of my page. Lastly I added two wooden flairs, a small one to the top of my tree and a larger one slightly on my photo, I just had a add a deer somewhere!!!!!!

 

It was good to challenge myself NOT to use a white base paper and although there is a lot of colour going on in this layout the tree and embellishment clusters stop it looking to busy and overwhelming in colour.

Thank you for stopping by today and my last project for 2021 will be some cute Christmas crackers and gift tags!

Rachel X

 

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