Merry Merry Christmas

I wish you a very merry Christmas & a blessed New Year ahead! Thank you for following my crafty journey, your lovely comments & your visits.  It really means a lot to me & I can’t wait to share more creations with you & some exciting news for next year.

I’d also like to post a few Christmas projects today for Canvas Corp.  I had such a great year with their crew & I’m so happy to be on their creative team again for another year.  Let’s start with a couple of projects featuring the Farmhouse Christmas collection.

“Farmhouse Christmas Banner”

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Next is a clean, kraft Christmas layout with step by step instructions.  I love the variety of Canvas Corp’s beautiful kraft papers, & the new Farmhouse Christmas collection is an absolute must have.  All the kraft papers mix & match well whatever the range.  I went kraft all the way with this page, making the jolly photo pop. Make sure to read all the steps to find out my new found kraft tip.

“Have A Holly Jolly Christmas”

Holly Jolly Christmas

Materials :

Farmhouse Christmas collection: Red & Black Diamonds on Kraft; Farmhouse Christmas on Kraft; Snowflakes Reverse on Kraft; Better Not Pout Tags on Kraft; Farmhouse Christmas Tags on Ivory

Other Canvas Corp Materials: C Flute Kraft; White & Kraft Chevron Paper; Jolly Christmas Sayings Paper; Red Hemp Rope; Chocolate Burlap Fringe; Ivory Burlap Fringe

Additional Materials: paper flowers & leaves; pine needles; chipboard; glossy accents

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Directions:

Step 1

Cut out an “uneven” geometric triangular shape, outling the stitching of the Red & Black Diamonds on Kraft paper. You can distress the edges if desired. Adhere well on top of the C Flute Kraft, not forgetting to sneak in a strip of Chocolate Burlap Fringe under the left slant of the diamond kraft paper.

Step 2

Trim 4.25″x4″ of the White & Kraft Chevron paper & layer this under a 3 3/4″x4 3/4″ Christmas photo. Adhere this to the top right of the page, letting only parts of diamonds peek under the photo. Fussy cut the Santa on a sliegh image from the Farmhouse Christmas on Kraft paper & adhere this beside the photo.

Step 3

Now it’s time to build our cluster under the sleigh. Adhere some pine needles first, then layer some mini red paper flowers & white paper leaves near the photo.

Step 4

Fussy cut a big snowflake from the Snowflakes Reverse on Kraft paper & tie a couple of layered ribbons from the Red Hemp Rope. Layer these pieces on top of the cluster, & then top one last piece of small black paper flower.

Step 5

Cut a small strip of Ivory Burlap Fringe in half & curl it. Adhere this in between the leaves & flowers to finish your cluster.

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Step 6

To balance the page, add the title at the bottom left. Cut out the Christmas word from the Farmhouse Christmas on Kraft paper & give the letters a good coat of glossy accents. Enameled kraft looks so good, you have to see it for yourself! Layer a round white chipboard, a black circle with snowflake print cut out from the Farmhouse Christmas Tags on Ivory paper, Holly Jolly Christmas cut out from the Jolly Christmas Sayings paper & the enameled kraft Christmas word to finish it all off.

Next up is the bright & cheerful Jolly Christmas collection, starting off with a fun Christmas card.  The inspiration behind this festive card is Mickey Mouse.

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Looking at this card puts a smile on face every time.  Last but not the least is a “cheeky” Christmas layout:

“Don’t Get Your Tinsel In A Tangle”

Cheeky, Naughty, Nice

Color the baubles with some Tattered Angels paints & mists for pops of color, glitter & glimmer.

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Cut out some chevrons from the chevron paper. Layer them on your layout then add your journaling on them.  You can also add little bits of burlap sheets in different colors to help frame your photo.

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Mist some Barn Red Glimmer mist on a Red & Green Diamond paper layer, achieving a monochrome effect. You can cut this fun print of paper in different shapes to add interest & direct the attention to your photo. Don’t forget to add some splatters of Graphite Glimmer Mist to finish it all off.

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Canvas Corp materials:
Jolly Christmas papers: Jolly Christmas Countdown; Jolly Christmas on White; Jolly Christmas Sayings; Red & Green Stitched Diamonds
Other Canvas Corp papers: Lime Green Chevron on White; Solid Red on White
Other Canvas Corp materials: Burlap Sheets (Red & Green); Red Waxed Cotton Cord

Tattered Angels materials:
Glimmer Mists: Barn Red; Graphite
Chalkboard: Inchworm
Glimmer Glam: Ladybug

7 Gypsies Chipboard Alphas

Other materials: rhinestones, glitter & paper flower

After the holidays begin to wind down, its always important to reflect on the special memories that were made.  Creating holiday mementos in the form of ornaments, cards and picture layouts help us to remember that year.  Don’t forget to check out the range of Canvas Corp collections here.  Thanks again for dropping by & enjoy your Christmas week.  🙂

Cheers,

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