Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Christmas Wrap-Up!


We're now solidly into the 2nd week of January so I have to ask...How many of you have gotten your holiday decorations put away and are ready to face the rest of January?! 

::Raising my hand and flapping it wildly over here:: 

I admit, this year my decor came down almost the day after Christmas. I love the pretty and the glow of the twinkling lights, but I was ready to move on. (Do I hear a chorus of ME TOO's! out there?)

But before I completely wipe Christmas 2012 off the books for good, I wanted to share this fun layout with you. I did this using some PageMaps for Spellbinders dies and the beautiful Carta Bella Merry & Bright Collection. I did a few step outs in case you'd like to make one of your own.

1. Cut a 10"x10" piece of white cardstock and adhere to the center of the pink cardstock base.
2.Using the PageMaps dies, cut four strips of green scallop border.  Adhere around the white square and trim excess.

3. Trim a 4 1/8"x4" block of lt. blue polka dot patterned paper and a 5 1/4"x4" block of numbered patterned paper. Adhere side by side at the bottom of the white cardstock square leaving a small border at the bottom and each side.
4. Trim a 12"x.5" strip of striped paper. Adhere across the page flush with the top of the patterned paper blocks as shown.

5. Trim a 3"x5 1/4" strip of white cardstock. Notch the bottom into a banner and add journaling. Adhere centered over the numbered patterned paper block and flush with the bottom of the page.
6.Using the PageMaps Jar Labels die, cut a bracket label out of pink patterned paper. Adhere along the striped strip centered over the white journaling strip.
7. Trim "Merry & Bright" out of Carta Bella patterned paper. Adhere over the pink bracket label using foam adhesive.

8. Using PageMaps dies, cut several heart shapes. Punch holes into the ones that don't already have holes and string them on white twine. Add Carta Bella flags as desired.
9. Secure twine on white brads stretched across the lt. blue polka dot patterned paper.

10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 for two more rows of charms/tags. Adhere as shown.

Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock and brads; Carta Bella PP, diecuts, alpha stickers and stickers; PageMaps for Spellbinders die templates; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive; twine.

11. Add photos and embellish as desired with Carta Bella stickers as shown.
12. Cut small banner out of white cardstock and adhere in the upper right of the page as shown. Add Carta Bella sticker and alpha as desired.
13. Add bow of white twine around the "Merry & Bright" label as shown.

I can't tell you how much I love these fabulous dies. Their possibilities are endless! I'm so honored to have been selected to be on this year's 2013 PageMaps design team where I will get to use them on a regular basis. And I'm even more excited that I will get to be able to share more projects like this with you in the future!

And with that, may I now (thank heavens!) put "The Holidays, 2012" to rest! Have a wonderful new year!


Michelle said...

I am joining the chorus with you! My decorations came down pretty quick. Friday after Christmas. :) I love your page!!! I love the heart tags dangling. Carson reminds me of Ben with the candy canes. Ben can't get enough of them either. :) It is fun to see Christmas through their eyes. It helps put the magic back into the the holiday.

Linda Langes said...

Love this Kelly. Thanks for the step by step. I really hope to see more of your wonderful work on your blog this year:) Please please please lol! xL

Linda said...

Nice layout. I purchased the Page Map calendar last year and again this year. I have enjoyed using the sketch each month. I bought a calendar for my cousin and challenged her to create the month sketch. I am happy to report we have both completed January. I look forward to seeing your layouts on Page Maps.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Loved seeing your creative process. Such pretty papers and embellishments.

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