Love & Joy

Love & Joy
Hello dear Simple Stories friends, Gloria Parra here with a new Christmas layout using the awesome new Boho Christmas collection. I really can’t stop drooling over how perfect this collection is! I love the color palette, the modern feel and the cool rainbows and Santas; and if you know me, you sure know I LOVE pink in any shade!
To start my layout, I used the green plaid patterned paper and layered on top the light pink tree paper cut at 11 1/4” square. I also added some machine stitching to all the borders to add some texture to my layout!
For this layout I decided to create a banner type design. I was really inspired by all the banners and hanging inspired embellishments in this collection, so I decided to make those the main design element on my layout. I added some hand stitching to continue the home made feel this collection has.
I started by cutting 3 banners from 3 different 6x8 pattered paper from the paper pad. The 2 small banners are 3x4” and the big banner in the middle measures 4x5 1/4”.
I then used a journaling tag from the journal Bits and Pieces pack to place my photo in. I loved how small and perfect it looked beside my banners, so I cut the white part in the middle and added some foam adhesive to the back and adhered my 3x4 photo there.
I then layered a couple of banner type journaling banner elements from the Journal Bits and Pieces pack on top of my big patterned paper banners. On top of these journaling elements, I placed some foam banner stickers creating a layer of banners, one on top of the other. I believe this adds interest and texture to this fun layout!
On the top right of my layout I added a floral border, a journaling label, a floral die cut, a chipboard snow globe and a deco brad to balance my layout out a little bit since we have to much weight in the middle. This is the perfect spot to add my journaling…
On the bottom of the banner with my photo, I created a floral cluster with a layered chipboard flower and some floral die cuts. Finally, I added a “Be Merry” banner as my title and beautiful chipboard Santa the looks like his holding this cute banner.
To finish my layout, I added some brads to my banners and some red twine to hold everything together. I hope you guys like it and that you feel inspired to grab this collection and crate a banner type layout to document your beautiful holiday memories!
Happy Holidays to all!
XOXO, Gloria

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