Hello crafty friend! My name is Rebeca Ruiz and today I'm sharing a layout I designed with the "The Holiday Life" collection by Simple Stories. Since Christmas is my favorite season, every year I try to take a few family photos so I can scrapbook them, and this collection is the perfect match to help this photo stand out. The color palette in this collection is gorgeous! I love having reds and greens in my holiday layouts. To make it even better, it has a floral pack!
For this layout, I started by choosing the background paper. The Welcome Christmas paper is complete perfection! The kraft border, the beige central area, and the bird on the bottom are so pretty that I couldn't resist using it.
After choosing four patterned papers, I arranged them in the layout and distressed the edges. When adding the papers, I try to mix designs, colors, sizes, and directions. By doing this, I add interest to the layout and help the photo stand out.
Once the papers were ready, I started the embellishing process. For that, I used floral die cuts and rub-ons in two corners. I created two clusters and played with the foam tapes to give the die cuts dimension and to create layers in the page.
Since there is a bird and some black details on the bottom of the paper, I continued with the palette by adding small black details in the clusters. This way, I create balance in the layout.
For the title, I mixed foam stickers and die cuts. Below the word Christmas, I added a label and a phrase to make it longer and more interesting. Then, I added a tag and a label on top for more texture in the page. After that, I added a few enamel dots. They are just amazing: I can have a dozen of those, the colors are fabulous, and the best part is that they have glitter. In the end, I stitched a border around layout to give the impression that it has more than one paper.
Isn't "The Holiday Life" collection gorgeous? Don't miss it, you are going to love it! If you want to see me creating this layout, look at the process video:
Thank you so much for your visit. I hope you like this layout, and it inspires you to craft! Come back soon for more inspiration!
The Holiday Life Collection Kit
The Holiday Life 6" x 8" Paper Pad
The Holiday Life 6" x 12" Chipboard
The Holiday Life Journal Bits & Pieces
The Holiday Life Floral Bits & Pieces
The Holiday Life Foam Stickers
The Holiday Life Rub Ons
The Holiday Life Enamel Dots