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.

Details:
  • 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!
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