I have been making some very simple scrapbook pages lately. I think it is because I am also working on tear bear Christmas layouts for clients that have so many pieces it is ridiculous, heritage pages for my family that I really want to finish, a baby book for a friend with her photos which I am not used to doing and general life chaos. Or possibly, it helps my creative mojo...not sure.
But I do like this simple Christmas layout, I have the perfect Sepia photos to add to these pages. This is a very simple scrapbook layout to copy with whatever embellishments you may have or whatever theme you may want to do.
It is simply two colors of cardstock and four pieces of pattern paper, two of each pattern. Follow the cutting pattern below, one piece 10x10 the other 10x11 and two pieces for the background.
I stitched the red mats to the layout, just cause I like to sew on paper, and I made the mats 1/2 inch bigger than the photos so I can see the stitching and the pretty red cardstock. Then I stamped the circle, hohoho tag, holly leaves and the Christmas rectangle print with brown StazOn ink and quickly sprinkled fine, clear embossing powder onto the wet ink and heat embossed.
The Santa is die cut from my AccuCut Album Builder Santa die, the edges lightly inked light brown. The title is cut from AccuCut Apricot alphabet lower case die. The tan background for the title is a 7 inch custom die that I had made in the Vintage shape.
In the upper left corner and right lower corner, I handcut the red and beige pennants. And handcut the leaves from a stamped image after clear embossing. And of course I tied some brown and white Baker's twine into pretty bows and added a button.