Monday, November 16, 2015

The Wonder of Christmas

Its almost Christmas...

Today I'm sharing a Layout called "The Wonder of Christmas"

“Twas the Night before Christmas” Paper Collection

Again Graphic 45 have designed a perfect Christmas collection for anyone to use. I love the traditional feel to this collection and the brighter colours make every paper just pop. I don’t celebrate Christmas quite like everyone else does. For my family it’s a time to get together and remember the true meaning of Christmas, without most of the trimmings that make everyone else’s Christmas’s so traditional.  So I don’t have the traditional family photos or photos of a Christmas tree to use on my layouts and projects. I always have to “borrow” someone else’s Christmas photos for my work. This is a very special Graphic 45 little gentleman  and I loved doing my layout for him.

I like working on a square within a square for my layouts. This restricts the area I have to work on. I don’t like adding too many embellishments to my work, as I love Graphic 45 papers so much, and I am happy to just have them. I also love fussy cutting, so this layout was the perfect excuse to get my scissors out and start cutting.  I have tried to create a wreath around my Father Christmas, using foam tape to build the ivy up. Some white snowflakes, just added the touch I needed. 

I matted the photo of the “little gentleman” and adhered it to my layout. I added some brads, photo corners, a ribbon bow and a title from Imaginarium Designs to finish the layout.

It is quite a simple layout really, not too hard to make.  I think that the combination of wonderful Graphic 45 papers and a perfect photo is really all one needs for a great layout.

I have the instructions for this layout finally ready. Kits are available for purchasing as pre-orders on Seriously Scrapbooking's Website here. We are waiting on a few papers, you can still purchase the kit and we will post them as soon as the papers arrive. Hopefully next week.
Another project I would like to share is my 12 Days of Christmas pop-down book. You may already have seen this one or even made it yourself.
The 12 Days of Christmas Book is an elaborate pop out project which opens out from a book to a magnificent Christmas display consisting of six stunning pages. The pages when the bottom flap is folded down open out to a detailed 3D scene featuring the days of Christmas from the well-known song.
Using papers from Graphic 45’s Twelve days of Christmas Collection, chipboard from Imaginarium Designs and metal charms from Seriously Scrapbooking, this project is a perfect Christmas gift for a special person, or just yourself. To personalise this project there is ample space for photos on the reverse side of the project.


This book is available as a kit with detailed instructions. The kit includes all the materials to make the entire book including the cover.  

The kit is available for purchase on Seriously Scrapbooking's Website Here. It has been very popular and we now only have twenty or so kits left.

I hope to share some more of my Christmas projects with you, I have a few up my sleeve. For more Christmas inspiration or just any inspiration ☺ visit Graphic 45's Blog.

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