This week we at Stampin' Royalty we are challenging you to get Scrappin'. We would love to see your lastest scrapbook page/pages (traditional or digital) or mini album. I am sure you have a ton of photos from the holidays just waiting; so what better way to get started then by a fun scrappy chanllenge?!
I used both the Deck The Halls Designer Series Paper and the matching fabric for my layout. The picture is ofcourse of my beautiful children,and it was taken when we went to cut down a tree for our Christmas Tree. We have be doing this for the last several years and it is such a wonderful experience to share with the kids. We go to a local property that has a tree farm (they also have horses, which the kids love visiting) and the we hunt for that perfect tree. Now if your family is anything like mine there are always some mishaps involved, including trying to convince a 7 and 3 year old that this is NOT the place to play hide and seek! But in the end we did find a great tree and hubby even let each of the
children take a turn sawing it down.
I decided that for my page I wanted to create a tree of my own so I used my Circle Scissors Plus and Glass Mat to cut out a 6" circle. I then cut the circle in half and folded to resemble a tree. Now Connie has a great tutorial on how to do this. I first saw this done last year by Carrie Gaskin at one of our local demo meetings, she used several different circle punches to create cute mini trees for a tag. I adorn my tree with rows of Pearl Jewels and an Early Espresso button, I also created little presents for under the tree by cutting Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Card stock and using some 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon. I then used an image from Tiny Tags to stamp a design on them. To create the title I used both the Upper and Lower case Sweet Shoppe Alphabet and really roughed up the paper, then sponged it to give a destressed look.
I think one of my favourite things about this layout it the added touch of using the Small Jewlery Tag Punch to hilight the date part of the jounaling. I then attached it with some Linen thread and also added a mini safety pin from the Vintage Trinkets.
Have a wonderful day,