Simple Vintage Dear Santa Layouts

Simple Vintage Dear Santa Layouts
Hi everyone, this is Niki (@nikiclairecreates) here with two new layouts and process videos using the Simple Vintage Dear Santa collection. 
For my first layout I focused on one paper that was made of patchwork and I cut it apart. I then layered up the pieces in two large clusters in a split design on my white background. 
I cut down my white background and layered this onto the beautiful black paper with typed words on – it made a lovely border for my page. 
Once I was happy with the positioning of all my patchwork pieces in clusters, I added zig-zag machine stitching to all the layers. I love the look of this, but then I ran into some difficulties because I was then unable to tuck embellishments under the layers – ha! I worked with it though and managed to simply layer on top of the papers! 
I added my photo to the left side of my page – every year I set my phone up aimed at our Christmas tree set to motion sensor – and I always manage to capture a photo of Santa delivering presents in our house! My children are always so excited to see if we ‘caught’ Santa on Christmas Day! This is one of those photos. 
I added a large embellishment cluster to the left of my photo: I love the florals, the candy canes and the snowflakes. I also added a large cluster on the right side of the layout, including some of the Chipboard Clusters that are available for this collection. 
I also used a few 3D effect stars to embellish the layout, I really love how these look 3D but are just printed that way – it is so clever! I used these in both clusters. I also added some phrase strip stickers from the Cardstock Stickers and also put half-pieces of the border sticker at either side of the layout.  
I finished off with some journaling and added some splatters of black paint! I love how this one turned out! Here is the link to my process video for this layout if you would like to watch along:  

For my second layout I fussy cut lots of ornaments from one of the papers – I love how they are a patchwork design with zig-zag stitching, they are adorable! 
Once I had lots cut out, I set about arranging them onto a white background. I trimmed down a sheet of white card and added this to a sheet of red gingham print from the Simple Vintage Basics pack of paper. I love these packs; they coordinate perfectly with the papers in the main collection. I also adore gingham! When happy with the positioning, I stuck them to the white background, all raised on foam pads. I then added ‘string’ which was red thread long stitched to the top of the white part of the layout. I wanted them to all look like they were dangling from the top! 
I added my photo which I mounted a few times on some of the Dear Santa patterned papers. I added a large title ‘merry Christmas’ at the top and added a few embellishments to the right of my photo, along with some colorful phrase strip stickers from the Cardstock Stickers. 
I then added little details to all the hanging ornaments. I added small stars stickers, hearts, Decorative Brads and more phrase strip stickers. I also added a few ephemera hearts from the Bits & Pieces in-between the ornaments and their strings. 
I finished off with some splatters of black paint and my handwritten journaling! Here is the process video link for this one: 
I adore the finished layout; I just love all those ornaments! I have thoroughly enjoyed creating with the Simple Vintage Dear Santa collection, it is so lovely!
Happy scrapping 
Niki xx 
Products used: Simple Vintage Dear Santa Collection Pack, 12x12 Basics Pack, Cardstock Stickers, Bits & Pieces, Decorative Brads, Chipboard Clusters, Foam Stickers. 

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