In November, when all signs pointed to being ‘home for the holidays’, I had my creative team whirl their Christmas magic on some wonderful projects. As the days passed by and it appeared my Christmas wish wasn’t coming true, I shared their beautiful creations on social media.
Now that we’re back and live, these lovelies need to be in their permanent home–where they should be–with all their little details.
So let’s start with Miss Paige, shall we? Cutting–and stitching–this digital stamp tree just totally knocked my Christmas stockings off!
[ Design | Oh What Fun (tree) ]
Do you still have socks on your feet? Amazing, right? And all the beautiful colors that she put behind the trees? So bright and cheery! I love it!
Let’s see what Paige has to say:
DESCRIPTION: I’ve made a lot of “1 large icon” layouts recently so I branched out a little bit and made a bunch of slightly different sized images. :)
JOURNALING: I absolutely love our 2015 family photos that we had taken in the uber cute town of Weiden during the Christmas market – so festive and the perfect ambiance!
HOW TO: Trace the Christmas tree from the “OH WHAT FUN” digitals in a new Silhouette Studio document, copy and paste 5 trees, and make them all different sizes.
Cut the trees from white textured cardstock then adhere the die cut page onto colorful striped paper from the Crate Paper SNOW & COCOA collection (everything I used on this page is from that lovely line!).
Cut out the trees leaving about 1/4″ all around, poke holes through the trees, then backstitch through them using white thread. The whole stitching process took about 5 hours… but I LOVE making my own embellishments and stitching is something I enjoy! If stitching aint’ yo thang, just skip that step, or use a sewing machine, or just leave them as is and carry on!
Tear patterned paper strips and adhere them onto the bottom edge of robin’s egg blue cardstock to make “snow hills”. Layer and adhere the trees on top and tuck in a photo. Embellish with chipboard and sticker Christmas trees. Drop white paint in three places at the top, dry, then add die cut and sticker snowflakes to the mix. Journal on the tree and place a few sentiment stickers around to finish.