|Start:||Today over on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog is my post in the December series called: The memories of Christmas past.|
The idea is to make up a mini kit / page kit and a project highlighting a Christmas from the past. Try to use limited supplies to finish a single project. We hope these short posts highlight that something can be created quickly and easily, even at this crazy busy time of year. These ideas, of course, are transferrable to your own current Christmas projects.
|Stash:||I gave you one idea over there, and now another idea here to use a complete sticker sheet as the primary embellishment on a page with otherwise limited decoration. Here is my supply list.|
Stampin’ Up green cardstock
Bazzill kraft cardstock
Bo Bunny Candy Cane Lane patterned paper
Pink Paislee Merry & Bright patterned paper
Stickabilities “Christmas Goodies” cardstock stickers by the Paper Studio
American Crafts chipboard alphabet
Studio Calico sticker alphabet
Queen and Company gems
|Style:||This is my adorable, stylish fun niece, who always posed for a Christmas photo in a hat. She has her own crafty blog, by the way.|
The trick to adding interest to this layout, I think, is that I have employed lots of dimension with the various stickers that I have aligned down the left side. Their muted colors blend well when layered and don’t distract from the dominant photo. Their abundance sets a festive mood for the page. I have used two smaller clusters of stickers to draw the viewer’s eye around the page, and as a finishing touch, gems add sparkle and dimension.
But before you go, I’ve not another Christmas page scrapped in a non-traditional way.
Santa Knows . . . I Love A Little Murder
|Start:||When you have a photo taken at Christmas featuring not very Christmas-centric colors, you have to improvise on how to scrap it.|
|Style:||I happened to have a single page kit leftover from Creating Keepsakes that was really Disney paper on the main side and sweet hearts and stars on the other along with another sheet of cameras on the front and a matching blue print on the back.|
I decided to do my own placement and use just a little of the blue paper to tie into my photo and go red/white/black for everything else.
|Stash:||A Queen & Company page kit, plus bits and bobs from my stash like the red flower that I have had forever and two Jillibean Soup journal spots. The flair is from Crafty Pockets on Etsy. Those edged sequins from another kit are called gumdrops and are by a company called Your Next Step (I think, based on notes in the kit.)|