January 5, 2011

'All I Want for Christmas' Layout

Happy New Year, this is Kate from Sassy and Scrappy! I'm so excited to be back at She's A Sassy Lady to share my layout with you. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, I know I did! This layout was inspired by my 5 y.o. nephew Micah, every time he opened a gift he exclaimed, "this is what I always wanted!" He's just too sweet...and cute!

Here's a picture of the layout I designed in my Gypsy. Since I've started posting my projects on a blog I realized how much, and how often, I change my mind. But that's my prerogative, right?! I have to apologize in advance for the lack of picture tutorials, apparently my brain stopped working, but I do have all the cut sizes and other info at the bottom of this post.

I hadn't gotten a chance to use my Jolly Holidays cartridge yet, so I pulled it out. I thought the elf pulling his wagon would be perfect for this layout. And then I remembered the tree from Winter Frolic and decided to stretch it out to place on the opposite page.

Here is a picture of the left page.

And the right page.

Here is a close-up of the title and the tree. You also get a close-up of my nephew eating a crepe, he loves nutella and whip cream!

In this picture you can see the additional stitching and the tag I added to journal.

  • Elf -'Jolly Holidays' cut with all his layers at 6-inches
To give the elf a little extra dimension I added Martha Stewart flock in 'swan' to his hat. I applied Scotch liquid glue along the border of the elf's hat and the ball and then generously applied the flocking. I repeated this step 3 times until I got the desired height.
  • Gift Boxes-'Christmas Cheer' cut with all layers at 1, 1.5 and 2-inches
I wanted to add a little extra "bling" to the gift boxes so I ran them upside down through my Xyron and added some Martha Stewart glitter. I also attached a couple of Jolee rhinestones.
  • Title-'Winter Frolic' cut with layers and shadow at 2.5-inches
  • Tree-'Winter Frolic' cut with layers at 7.85-inches, sized on my Gypsy
Instead of using the circular shapes the cricut cut for ornaments I decided it would be fun to use buttons instead. I love buttons! I ran the star through my Xyron to add glitter (also Martha Stewart).
  • Border-'Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art' cut at 1.5-inches. To create this border I welded pieces together using my Gypsy until the length was 11.28-inches. I ended up cutting them as needed, but certainly you could stretch the border across the width of the page (using your Gypsy of course)
  • Tag-Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cut at 4.25 and 4.5-inches
Buttons, ribbon and solid cardstock-Papertrey Ink
Pattern Paper-Fancy Pants (stripes) and My Mind's Eye
Peachy Keen Stamps-Snow Cuties Face Assortment, 1 3/8-inch stamp

Thank you all for stopping by and looking at my layout. I always enjoy reading your comments and want to thank you in advance for the kind words. I'll see you back here soon or over on my blog Sassy and Scrappy!


Audrey Frelx said...

Great layout, Kate! And what a cute little guy on the picture!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What an adorable layout of a great memory! The treee is great with its little decorations but I love the little elf. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

soooo pretty! love the colors. Beautiful layout.

Summer said...

You did a great job, your LO is so cute, Love that cart! TFS

Java Jen's Creations said...

Awesome, adorable layout!! Love that Jolly Holidays cartridge!! So fun!!

Unknown said...

Such a cute layout!!! Love that tree! I also love the hidden journaling tag :)

Jeannie said...

Sweet! I'm always in the mood for a new idea or 2! Thanks for giving me the inspiration I needed to get busy and do my Christmas layouts!

Anonymous said...

Oh geez, I haven't even heard of that cartridge! How is that? LOL!
Super cute and really fun cut choices!
Gotta love that happy little boy too!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful layout, love the papers and that elf is adorable.

Granny said...

This is adorable and this little guy is so cute! TFS

flowerdisco said...

very pretty . love the elf!

Peggy T. said...

Your layout is so adorable. Your nephew is so cute. Children make Christmas so special, don't they?

Barb Craft said...

Darling LO! I love the buttons on the tree and that little elf is just darling!
barb :)

Michele said...

So very cute and fun!