Christmas flowers

Today, I’m sharing another layout featuring the new Christmas Sleigh and Joyful Peace Collections. They truly are such great holiday papers.  My Christmas albums are always in need of some new and exciting papers to keep them looking fresh and fun.

As different as the collections seem, they actually compliment each other well. Here’s the layout I created using both.

A few simple techniques really give this layout some fabulous dimension.  First, I used a decorative edge punch and then accordion folded the stripe paper.  This created a nice horizontal element to the circle die cut paper, from the Christmas Sleigh Collection.

To adhere the accordion piece, I used Zip Dry liquid glue on the seams that rested on the background paper.  The circle border that is on top was cut from a paper in the Joyful Peace Collection.

My “poinsettias” are flowers I die cut from the foil paper, also from Joyful Peace. I used a very thin dowel to wrap the flower petals inward, working my way around the flower.

The weight of the foil paper makes it hold it’s shape very well. Layer the flowers with pop dots and you have a great dimensional flower.

A few other things to note, the glittered toppers for the trees (cut from one of the Christmas Sleigh papers) and the center of the flowers were all the extra little bits that come with most chipboard letters.  The chipboard piece behind the “wonder” sticker is also a chipboard letter, an “O”.

Supplies: Patterned papers: GCD Studios (Christmas Sleigh and Joyful Peace); Stickers Letters: Studio Calico and American Crafts, Thickers
Bling frame: Making Memories ; Glittered chipboard: Pink Paisley (pieces from an alphabet set) ; Punch: EK Success ; Stamp: Studio Calico and Autumn Leaves ; Sticker: 7Gypsies ;  Ticket: Vintage from Studio Calico ; Die Cut: Making Memories Slice

Hope your holidays are wonderful and filled with many precious memories!

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