Hey there, and Merry Christmas Eve!
Missy here. I have a festive layout to share with you all today featuring the amazing Sleigh Bells Ring collection. I love that it has traditional colors mixed with woodgrain and deer. I knew right away that I wanted to incorporate a deer onto this page because of the fun photos of my daughter wearing antlers.
I began with the wood grain paper “Reindeer” and added some gesso to the background. I then took a Crafter’s Workshop stencil and smudged more gesso through it with my fingers. An interesting thing happened at this point. Apparently I didn’t wash my stencil the last time I used it, and there was some green ink on it.
The green smudged onto my page with the gesso, and I’ve never been happier with a mistake! I love how it gave a green tint to the background pattern. Sometimes a big OOPS moment turns out to be a great thing!
Supplies: Sleigh Bells Ring – “Reindeer” Paper, “Christmas Tradition” Paper, “Reindeer Names” Paper, “Joy” Paper, Alpha & Word Stickers, Wood Dots, Enamel Shapes, Mixed Bag, 6x6 Paper Pad, Treat Bags, Decorative Frames, Decorative Tapes, Decorative Brads; Decorative Tape Sets – Pink & Charcoal; Necessities – Metallics Decorative Tape; Other – Liquitex Gesso, Crafter’s Workshop stencil, vellum, Thickers, Silhouette Cameo, cardstock, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Coats Thread, Brother Sewing Machine, Black Sharpie Pen
I combined one of the Chipboard Frames and Treat Bags as part of my layering. I also mixed in some vellum. I think using several different types of products to layer really makes your layout stand out. It helps create lots of depth and interest, and it also gives you room to tuck little pieces underneath, like thread and brads.
The decorative tape in this collection is just adorable. My favorite is the roll of reindeer names! It’s perfect for any Christmas layout…especially ones with reindeer on it. I used some gold thread to stitch through the tape. I hand cut the deer from one of the papers in the 6x6 paper pad. I also tucked in a vellum circle die cut I created in my Silhouette software. Again, this is great for layering.
I don’t think I’ll ever get over the gold trend. I know I’ll never get over this gorgeous sparkly gold glitter tape from the Necessities line. Just a little bit here and there really makes a huge difference. I layered a little strip under my title and then stitched over it. I added in a row of the wooden dots, which are really fun to use. Lastly, I cut tiny pieces of pop dots to raise my title up. This is a great way to add more depth to your layout.
I hope this has given you an idea or two on how you can use this fun Christmas collection. The wood grain elements included in it are just awesome and really make it unique. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and thanks for stopping by!