Thursday, December 23, 2010

O Christmas Tree (Layout)

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches!

Here are 13 photos on a layout of our Christmas tree in 2008. I don't plan to scrapbook our tree every year and am rather working on a "Christmas traditions" idea for a scrapbook. (For now, the layouts will go in our "Things We Do" scrapbook, but I can see creating a special Christmas album in the future.)

This festive layout uses the Magic how-to guide, 12" flip-flaps, the Mistletoe paper collection, and Dimensional Elements Ornaments. My scrapbook club was supposed to make this but we got snowed out! (Instead, they've got all the pieces to put the pages together at their leisure.)

To decorate the large Dimensional Element Ornament, I mixed Create-A-Shade pearlescent paint with Cranberry reinker. It looked like nail polish going on! Note to self: it dries lighter than the original mixture.
I used a picture on the base piece.
For the smaller ornament, I covered the base with the striped paper, stamped an ornament in the center, added a sparkle, and then painted the top piece with the Create-A-Shade paint (no reinker; just straight).

Here is the right page with the 6"x12" flip flap closed...

...and then with the flip flap open to reveal more pictures underneath. (The design under the flaps is my own and not from the Wishes book.)

Can you see how I distressed a lot of the edges with the Create-A-Shade paint for a shimmery, snowy finish?

A close up of the Sparkles on the tree from the Evergreen stamp set
All supplies from Close To My Heart: Timeless (Mistletoe Workshop on the Go kit), Evergreen, and Old World Alphabet stamp sets; Mistletoe My Reflections Level 2 paper pack; Mistletoe Creative Basics paper pack; Mistletoe accents; New England Ivy, Garden Green, Cocoa, and Cranberry ink; Cranberry reinker; Create-A-Shade paint; Dimensional Elements Ornaments; red and white sparkles; Wishes how-to guide
{Layout 2010 #67}


  1. Love this layout - and I can't wait to make mine (but it will be after Christmas). I think I know what pictures I want to use now, too. :-) Next week, I'll be playing with papers and glue!

  2. And I'll be taking this project to work on in the moho this winter! Sooo pretty...


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