Hello Pink Paislee friends! I’m back today to share a Christmas layout with you. Using non-themed collections to document your holidays is totally doable. You just need to let your creativity fly by adapting shapes, colors, and special elements to the ones of the specific holiday you are trying to recreate. Here I used the Turn the Page collection to document some sweet Christmas memories. Although this collection was not specifically designed as a “Christmas” collection, it includes elements such as stars, ribbon, and gold-foiled embellishments, that are perfect to create a themed layout.
I knew I wanted a Christmas tree to be the focal point of the page, as my idea was to add pictures as ornaments. I used Paige’s Joy, Love, Peace cut file, which not only provided the right shape but also some traditional Christmas words. The tree I made has three layers: the first one is the cut file as it is, cut out of white cardstock. The second fills up the negative spaces in the letters, the star at the top of the tree, and the bottom portion. For this second layer I used Paper 11, with its traditional green color. The bottom layer fills up more open spaces. I love the pop of color that the pink brings. I also decided to offset the third layer to create a shadow and add more interest to the page.
Before adhering the tree onto my background, I fussy cut some stars out of Paper 19 and layered them in different spots. Again, I offset the layers to repeat the same idea I mentioned above.
Everything on this layout, except the tree, is about stars! I used a star craft die to cut the pictures and scattered wooden and chipboard stars all over the tree. I also stitched some of the background paper stars with gold thread to bring in a little bling, typical of the holiday season.
To finish off the layout, I added some ribbon on both sides of the tree. I used double-sided tape to adhere the ends down and keep it in place.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my process, and will feel inspired to use a non-themed collection for your next Christmas projects. Thank you for stopping by today. I wish you all a very merry Christmas!