Hello friends! It's Jung here, and today I'm sharing 2 festive scrapbook layouts that I created using the Home for the Holidays collection. Since I do a December Daily album every year, there is a lack of holiday layouts in my traditional albums. There were so many photos and stories that I could have made layouts for, but I chose 2 older memories to put down on paper, and in my albums.
For my first layout, I used one of the exclusive cutfiles from Pinkfresh Studio. It's called Christmas tree, and it coordinates beautifully with the Home for the Holidays collection.
I enlarged the cutfile, then backed it with 2 pattern papers. I used the Merry & Bright paper for the green, and the Peace & Love paper for the red. First I traced and cut out all the pieces, but before gluing them, I wanted to add a bit of shading detail with ink. The inks that I used were the Pinkfresh Studio Passion Fruit for the red and Emerald City for the green. After I was done backing the cutfile, I used foam squares to adhere it to my background paper (I used the Peace & Love paper for the background as well).
I added my photostrip to the background with more foam tape. These photos make me laugh. They are from a few years ago; our elf decided to put himself in a jar so the girls could pick him up and carry him around without touching him. My middle daughter loved it! I wanted to do a little photoshoot, so I had all my daughter put their matching elf pjs on. Baby girl got the lid open, and the look on my middle girls face was priceless! Haha!
Next, I added my title using the white puffy alphas. I wrote my journaling on one of the ephemera pieces, and adhered it to the layout with machine stitching.
To finish off my layout, I added some red enamel dots, some present under the tree, and a few snowflakes around my photo. Two of them are fussy cut from the Holiday Gifts pattern paper, and the other one is a puffy sticker. I also added a corner cut of the Home for the Holidays pattern paper to the upper right corner to balance the left side of my layout.
I just love the bold and playful statement the Christmas tree cutfile makes on my layout!
For my next layout, I decided to jump on the hexagon trend. I have a hexagon punch, and I used it to punch hexagons from several of the pattern papers in this collection.
I wanted a little bit of color on my white background, so I used some Pinkfresh watercolors to add splatters in coordinating red, blue, and yellow. I used Candy Apple, Sunshine, and Sapphire. I also used the green ink pads in the Garden Stroll mini ink cube pack, and the tiny snowflake stamps in the Home for the Holiday stamp set to add green to my layout.
I adhered the hexagons to my layout toward the middle and left side. I also left a few spots open, and hand stitched the hexagon shape. Next I added machine stitching to most of the hexagons.
I adhered my photos with foam squares. The photos of my daughters were when they danced in the Nutcracker Ballet a few years ago. They looks so cute in their costumes!
I added my title using the same white puffy alphas, and then added journaling strips that I typed on my typewriter.
To embellish my layout, I added a few ephemera pieces to the left of my photos along with 3 red enamel dots. I also added a few ribbon words that I fussy cut from the Peace & Love pattern paper. Finally, I added 3 stars that I punched from red cardstock.
I hope you like my layouts, and are inspired to get crafty.
Make sure you grab some pieces from the Home for the Holidays collection if you haven't already. Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day!
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