The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Hey everyone, this is Niki (@nikiclairecreates) and I'm here today with two new layouts and process videos both using the gorgeous The Holiday Life Collection. I’ve really enjoyed using this collection, it contains quite traditional Christmas colours and it is full of cute florals and icons such as houses, that are just adorable! 
For my first layout I really loved the paper with all the houses, so I cut it into strips and mounted those strips onto a piece of solid red paper from the same collection. I then cut this out and made a feature of it for a large part of the background of my layout. 
I added my title to the top of the feature paper, it’s from the Page Pieces pack. I created a cluster around the title, cascading down onto the houses. I’ve used a mixture of Bits & Pieces, Cardstock Stickers and Floral Bits. 
My photo is a portrait photo of my front door and my gorgeous Christmas Wreath that I made (with the aid of a wonderful kit). I mounted this onto green patterned paper from the collection, and I offset it with a couple of journaling cards. I created a cluster here too, again using a mixture of embellishments such as Bits & Pieces, Floral Bits, Cardstock Stickers and Decorative Brads. 
I finished off by handwriting my journaling and adding splatters of black paint. Here is the link to my process video if you would like to watch along: 

For my second layout using the gorgeous The Holiday Life collection, I decided to make some giant tags! I chose a few of the patterned papers and cut them into tag shapes: three large ones in varying sizes. I also cut two little tags from the Tags paper.
I stitched around each of my tags using my sewing machine and also tied each one through with ribbons. I then arranged them onto a white background and worked out where my photo was going to go! I then started to build my clusters of embellishments. I used the rub-ons to add gorgeous floral details to a few areas of the layouts. The rub-ons were a pleasure to use, really easy to position and transfer. 
I added a few house embellishments over on the left side of the layout and lots of other smaller embellishments, from a mixture of the Bits & Pieces, Floral Bits and Cardstock Stickers. I also added a few Decorative Brads. 
I added a few phrase stickers from the Cardstock Stickers, which I distressed the edges of and raised up on foam pads. I find this was what they show up really well against a patterned paper. 
I finished off with some journaling and splatters of black paint. I love how this one turned out; those oversized tags are so fun! Here is the link to my process video: 
Happy scrapping and happy holidays everyone!
Niki xx 

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