Welcome to the November Damask Divas Blog Hop featuring the Close to my Heart Yuletide Carol paper pack. If you got here from Lilian’s blog post, you are in the right place. You can always go to the Damask Divas blog to start at the beginning by clicking here.
This paper pack is traditional with red, green and muted holiday themes. To be honest, I don’t scrapbook nearly as much as I make cards and home décor items. The patterns on this paper called out to be a scrapbook layout however. I am very happy with the two page layout I made. I hope it inspires you too!
I like the designs printed on this paper, especially the birds and stockings. It was easy to build a page around the design. I added a small tree from the Artiste Close to my Heart Cricut cartridge just above the 25 that was already part of the page. The negative cutout from the tree is to the right of the red bird in the lower left corner. I added the four photo mats, the shimmer trim, the tree and the negative from the tree along with the sparkles and metal component from the Yuletide Carol assortment of embellishments. The rest of the design you see is all part of the paper.
The other page was a more neutral design featuring the look of sheet music. I cut the fancy border at the bottom of the page (also from the Artiste Close to my Heart cartridge) and the top Holly and Ivy border is the zip strip from the same page. I added gold shimmer trim, stickers from the Yuletide Carol complements pack (the banners and holly) and more embellishments from the Yuletide Carol assortment pack. The Noel decoration is a pocket card from the Artfully Sent Close to my Heart Cricut cartridge. I cut it at about 3″ by 2 1/4″.
Here is a photo of the two pages side-by-side.
All that this two page layout needs are three 4×6 photos and three small images to complete it. The photos can cover the colonial white “place holders” or the photos can be cropped a little to achieve a double mat effect. The photos do not do the shimmer trim and glittery bling gems justice. They add a nice sparkle to the layout without overwhelming the design.
Artiste Cricut Cartridge – Item #Z1790
Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge – Item #Z3017
Yuletide Carol paper pack – Item # X7187B
Yuletide Carol Complements – Item # X7187C
Yuletide Carol Assortment – Item # Z3007
Gold Shimmer Trim – Item #Z1985
I cut the shapes from the exclusive Close to my Heart Cricut cartridges on my Cricut Explore. For those of you using the Explore, here are the codes to make searching for these images easier. Artiste – #S20E, Artfully Sent – #S124E3, Tree – #M3EB1C, Pocket Card – #MCC236. You can use these codes from “Search All Items”. Be sure to enter the # sign to search.
To purchase any of the supplies for this project, you can visit my online CTMH shop at this link – http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com or if you have your own consultant, visit their online business address. I am happy to help in any way. My contact information is available at my online CTMH shop. Be sure to check out our monthly special and Stamp of the Month.
Looks like I am the last stop on this blog hop. I hope you were inspired by all of our creations. Be sure to visit our blog hop each month to see the new projects we have created. Happy Crafting!
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