Dec 21, 2016

My Christmas Loves

Scrapbook Layout created for Maya Road   - My Christmas Loves -

Hello friends!

Today, I am pulling double duty all over social media!  Sometimes dates happen to coincide, and you just have to ride with the flow.

The next project was created for Maya Road's blog, which goes live today.  For this layout, I picked some of their beautiful products to recreate the feeling of a bough of mistletoe full of  decorations.   I started by gold embossing the wood embroidery hoops, and adding the white resin bows to the top of each hoop.   The pictures were then cut to fit inside the hoop.  A thin layer of vellum and fun foam serve as base for the picture.   A piece of candy cane jute twine cording was run through the hoop top handle, and a small gold crystal charm was added just to accent the gold and holiday feeling on the page.

To recreate the mistletoe sprigs, I used the Cut Shoppe's free cut file, "Under the Mistletoe".  I only cut the leaves and branches from the cut file using green watercolored paper.  To enhance the look of the sprigs, I added a few mini resin mums and pieces of a pearl flower trim ( all from Maya Road) to the end of the branches to mimic the berries at the end of the mistletoe branch.

After gluing the 2 cut outs to the page, I used a punch hole to create two small holes where i could thread some ribbon from.   I used a small piece of twine to attach a few tassels to the ornaments's strings, and tied it all together with a piece of Ken Oliver's Vintage Findings Seam Binding in white.

I trimmed a small piece of the mat on two intersecting sides, and stitched it to a patterned paper from the Comfort and Joy collection from My Mind's Eye,  Using a Rhonna Farrer cut file, i created a stitching template for the word Christmas, and hand stitched it using a combination  of red and white floss (to replicate the strings holding the ornaments).  A few gold alphas complete the title, and  the piece.   Here is the completed layout:

I think this layout is fitting to out lives, as both my kids are Christmas Babies ( they were born on the 23rd and 27th of December).  I love how this layout came together.

I will add a list of the Maya Road products used, with links to the new website, so you can browse through the lovely catalog of goodies.  As always let me know if you have any questions on how this came together.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!

Materials Used:
Cherry red jute twine cording - Maya Road
Golden Ice Crystal Charms - Maya Road
Ken Oliver Vintage Trims - Seam Binding - Maya Road
White resin bows - Maya Road
Resin mini mums - white - Maya Road
Vintage Crafting Tassels (Gold capped ) -White - Maya Road
Wood Embroidey Hoops - Maya Road
White card stock - American Crafts
Cut file - Under the Mistletoe - The Cut Shoppe blog
Cut file - Christmas - Rhonna Farrer - Silhouette
Gold alphas - Shine collection - Maggie Holmes - Crate Paper
Embossing ink, and gold powder - Zigg
Patterned Paper - Comfort and Joy collection - My Mind's Eye

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