Monday, November 18, 2013

Hanging Ornaments: A Creative Cutting Challenge

Good morning and welcome to Creative Cutting Challenge Monday here at my blog, the theme over the next 2 weeks is Christmas--Not a Card. I put together a 2 page scrapbook layout.
These are pictures that I had taken Dec 24, 2011. I didn't have a chance to look it up in my journal, but I'm assuming we must have been having a busy week before that we waited till Christmas Eve Day to put up the tree. I used Creative Pointe's: Christmas Set 2 for this 2-page scrapbook layout. It's a great set for all your Christmas crafting.
 Christmas Set Two
The set had a cute ornament and stocking that I used for the border along both pages. I used them to mimic decorating the tree with hanging them along the glittery silver trim. I pulled out my trusty box of stashed Christmas papers to create the die-cuts. I found just the right green, red and a diagonal striped paper for the die-cuts.
Some up close shots of the die-cuts
The left side of the 2 page layout:
I'm not exactly sure where the background paper is from and a quick google search didn't help me neither. The border was done with silver trim in my ribbon stash. The die cut papers used were from receiving of happy mail I had got from a girl on a FB group I belong too. The green dotted paper came from a Christmas paper pack (DCWV 180pack) I got a few years ago and knew that this paper would cut best at a larger size. I also added Larvy applique stuff to white part of the stocking to give it a fluffy texture. The title came from fussy cutting it out a Creative Imaginations word paper collage sheet. To cover the silver trim ends I added a 1 inch border strip of that green dotted paper. I added the current date of documenting the layout and stamped it with CTMH Holiday Red ink.I also added journaling right to the page this is not something I normally do but thought this was a good place to add it and I also can say I finished one of the challenges from an Art & Science Challenge class I took from Big Picture Classes.
The right side of the 2 page layout:
I drew from the red in the left side to come up with the 2nd page of the layout. The red background paper is a Creative Imaginations paper and I added another fussy cut sub-title and a strip for the trim ends covering. The holly paper that I layered the photos with came from that same gal that sent me such cute happy mail. I added candy cane stickers (EK Success) for the other droops in the trim that didn't have any die-cuts and I really like how that turned out.

I really enjoyed making the layout over the weekend and was glad to get out some old photos from the drawer to scrap.
We would love to have you join in with the fun and link up you Christmas project the only stipulation is the cut has to be from an electric die cutter and not a cricut cartridge cut. Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by and seeing the view from my little corner of the world.
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  1. Cute idea! What a great way to scrap your tree decorating pictures! The ornaments are wonderful hanging across your pages! TFS!

  2. Great idea for the scrapbook page. I love how you put all the items together for this project

  3. I just love how you hung the ornaments along the top! So cute!!!