Last night was an awesome scrapbooking class! Thank you ladies for making it fun!
I took a layout idea from PageMaps (best scrapbooking site ever), and ran with the materials I knew I wanted to use. In this case, it was the Stocking Punch:
I hadn't really thought of using printed paper as the border, but it's a good look. Here I've used the Letters to Santa series. I had to give my ladies a quick disclaimer that although I did my layout in Blushing Bride, they could choose Old Olive, Marina Mist, or Riding Hood Red (which they sure did!) I'm the only one who has girls. And these Letters to Santa papers have all those colours, so it was no problem and neat to see how differently they all turned out.
I did it the hard way, but it's quite simple to put the ribbon loops on these and then string them through string and away you go! A small diamond finishes it off nicely. The cool thing, too, about stamps is you can make these stockings in any colour you want – matching perfectly to the palette at hand.
The words were perfect for this – photos of my girls making tags for our annual Christmas plates. A very American tradition, I know, but a good one. We enjoy delivering treats and good wishes to friends and those who might not have a big Christmas.
I'd love to see your Christmas layouts!
Next scrapbooking is December 8th (Thursday) with a nautical theme in Bucklands Beach area. Join us!
Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Baroque Motifs, Stitched Stockings
Colours: Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Other: Ribbon Border Punch, Timeless Type Alphabet, Xl Scallop Circle, 2 1/2 inch Circle Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Heart to Heart Punch, Letters to Santa DSP, Stocking Punch, 1/4 taffeta ribbon