Hey Pinkfresh fans, it’s Elsie here with two layouts using the unbelievably lovely December Days collection. I can’t tell you how much fun I had making these pages; using this collection made me feel super festive so much so that I listened to Christmas music as I made these - haha!
For my first layout I decided to create a wintery scene. I started with the gorgeous ‘Christmas Magic’ paper. I love the soft gray colour with the white confetti stars and dots with the large title and ornament. I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could use it as a whole background piece.
Before I even had a plan for this page I decided to stitch around the title and ornament to personalise the paper, and it was so easy to do because the design was already on the page.
It was easy to create the look of a snowy scene by using some plain white cardstock at the bottom of my page. I love the contrast between the grey background and the snowy banks I think it's a very effective way to create a snowy scene.
My favourite papers are usually ones I can fussy-cut and the ‘Starry Night’ paper is a must have for your Winter/Christmas projects! These little houses are so cute and will work well with any colour scheme.
To complete this page, I decided to add a couple of pops of red. I used the sleigh die-cut and the bauble die-cut to do this, as well as fussy-cutting a few birds from the ‘Starry Night’ paper. I also added lots of clear sequins from my stash to make the scene sparkle like snow does!
I don’t think you can go wrong with a wreath design, especially for this time of year. For my second layout I used this Holly Wreath cut file from Paige Evans as my starting point and I backed the leaves and berries with a combination of red, green and mint blue papers.
I love the blue tones in the December Days collection because it feels so modern and fresh and in-keeping with my style! I couldn’t resist making a feature of the royal blue pattern from the ‘Pines’ paper by making a giant bow to put at the bottom of the wreath. I also love the way one of the wooden buttons looks in the centre of the bow.
One of my favourite things about Pinkfresh collections is that there is always a good mix of small and large embellishments, so there’s always so much product to play with! The smaller embellishments worked perfectly with this design because I could nestle them in between the leaves of the wreath.
I used puffy stickers, die-cuts, the foiled wood stickers and the buttons to create a detailed and intricate design, I think this is so fun to look at! I especially love the small die-cut labels which are a great place to add some journaling and would also be great to use for gifts.
Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you’ve found some festive inspiration on how to use the December Days collection for you Winter projects!