Hello! I’m not sure where November has gone and it’s hard to believe Christmas is just a month away! I’ve started my Christmas crafting and have been enjoying working with Creative Memories’ Season’s Greetings Collection. The papers in the Paper Pack feature a lovely traditional color palette and great, versatile patterns…pair them with the coordinating Stickers, Embellishments, Variety Mats and amazing Laser-Cut Borders and your holiday layouts are going to look spectacular!
As with all my 1-2-3 Sketches and Layouts, you only need ONE piece of double-sided patterned paper, TWO pieces of Cardstock (or Album Pages) and we make the entire layout with only THREE cuts! This month I wanted to create triangles to mimic large stylized Christmas trees and it was a bit of a challenge to create them using only three cuts! Here’s the sketch:
Go grab a hot beverage and watch how making just three cuts yields all the triangles we need for the layout! You’ll also see how the Season’s Greetings paper I chose worked beautifully for this idea with an overall green houndstooth pattern on one side and a great contrasting red and white stripe on the other.
Here’s a look at the finished layout…it’s all ready to add photos to after the holidays!
For the title I fussy-cut the word “Joy” from one of the Variety Mat Pack cards and mounted it with Foam Squares, and a1/2 size card from the Variety Mat Pack serves as a journal box placed underneath the 4″ x 4″ photos. The photo mats were trimmed from Red Cardstock, and the bows on the tops of the trees were punched with the Embossed Bow Punch. I cut the “Fa La La” Laser-Cut Border in half and adhered one piece across the bottom of each tree. A few star shaped adhesive gems from the Embellishment Pack look like sparkly tree ornaments and finish off the layout!
Let’s also take a look at one of the layouts my good friend Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe from Karyn Crops created based on this month’s sketch:
Gorgeous! I love how she use additional pattered paper for her layout base and photo mats, and oriented the photos on the second page vertically. Karyn is a fellow Creative Memories Advisor and colleague on the Creative Life Scrapbooking Page. She runs a regular “Crop Club” workshop for her customers using the 1-2-3 Sketches and they create multiple versions of the layout using the same collection…make sure to go and check out the post on her blog by clicking here.
Are you ready to create some holiday layouts yourself? You can download a FREE Handout with the Sketch, Cutting Guide and Instructions right here in the OCM Shop. Give it a try with Season’s Greetings or any holiday scrapbook supplies and let me know how it goes by posting a photo over on the OCM Facebook Page!