Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christmas Past Meets Christmas Present

I am not a big time hoarder of scrappy products. For the most part I use what I purchase and I am not one to hold on to something that I am really not that into....but that is not the case when it comes to Christmas themed products.

Now, to keep it in prespective I have only two full Iris cases of Christmas products, but I am extremely protective of the contents of these boxes. Usually, I am all about sharing with my oldest daughter, but this is NOT the case with my Christmas supplies. I might even keep these in a special place and only open them when I am alone ;). 

One of the qualities about Christmas products is that I think for the most part, they are timeless. Christmas does not get too much of a makeover every year. There are new trends, ect., but the basics are always there and this makes it easy to combine various product lines, old and new, when putting together projects.

And since I have been in a snap happy Christmas mood, here is a little look at how I did this, combining old and new holidays products, on scrapbook layout.

One of the newest additons to my Christmas stash is Elle's Studio's newest holiday line, Good Cheer, and I knew I wanted to use it as the base of my layout and compliment it with cork stars from Studio Calico, and brads from October Afternoon's Silent Night (from 2012??). 

I started out by simply layering a few patterned papers, stapling them into place, and dropping some Gold Lame Color Shine.

I then kindly asked my four year old if I could please use some of my crete paper and adhered it to the layout with some machine stitching.
Because I loved the red patterned paper so much, I cut down my white cardstock and framed it with it. I think this really made the whole layout go from just okay to exciting.

And here is the final product...

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas 3

Happy Christmas 2
And now, all I want to do is scrap Christmas!


  1. This is beautiful, love the colors, embellishments. Great job.

  2. That's super adorable! Love your layers!! Found your link on the blog readers forum.

  3. What a lovely layout ! Love the star and your gold title !