Documenting the Holiday Season by Kylie Kingham

Hello sweet friends! It’s Kylie back with you on the blog today to share some ‘Holiday Season’ scrapbooking with you all. I love to document the festive season and to create fun bright pages with multiple photos. I wanted to create a page today with lots of texture and dimension, so felt the ‘Hey Santa’ collection by Crate Paper would be perfect. Since I love creating paper blooms as well, I decided to work with a lovely layered flower cut file which was designed by Paige Evans. These flowers reminded me of Poinsettias and I love the interest they gave to my completed page.

To begin my layout I selected the North Pole paper as a background page. To this I adhered a piece of white cardstock, in line with the lower right side corner measuring 27cm x 27cm in size. By doing this the red and white striped paper gave an upside down ‘L’ shaped half border on my page. Next, I cut out the flowers on my electronic cutting machine using Paige’s lovely cut file. There are 7 floral layers on each bloom to be adhered together. I creased each petal for shape before gluing each layer together and added a sequin to each flower centre once complete.

I had 3 photos I wanted to document in my page design which were printed at 7.5cm x 7.5cm square. They were adhered to my page with foam tape on a slight diagonal.

Once in place I felt my page needed a little more balance so I added a few more blooms to the lower right corner. It was then that I went back and added some leaves into any open spaces between each flower. Against the white cardstock background the colors were really popping!

I love the effect of a large title on my scrapbooking layouts and on this design I actually added two using the Puffy Gold Foil and Holly Jolly Thickers. Both were added to the centre of my layout, above and below the centre photo.

To complete my page I added some tags and a cute Santa from the die cut pack as well as a few of the ‘Candy’ chipboard stickers throughout my flowers.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing how my layout came together today, and that it may inspire you a little also with your own ‘Holiday’ or seasonal scrapbooking.

Supplies used: ‘Hey Santa’ by Crate Paper- Wish List SKU-373203, Be Jolly SKU-373200, North Pole SKU-373199, Christmas Magic SKU-373190, Sweet December SKU- 373194, Merry and Bright SKU- 373195, Hey Santa Collection – 12 x 12 Chipboard Stickers SKU- 373209, Hey Santa Ephemera – Die Cuts, Hey Santa Puffy Gold Foil Thickers, Hey Santa Holly Jolly Alpha Thickers