Here in Utah it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We have had several snowstorms and the mountain tops are a beautiful white. I can't say that I'm glad for the snow, but the Christmas season really makes me so very happy.
Last year around this time my son's school was putting the finishing touches on their Christmas production of Yes, Virginia The Musical. He played the part of the "Jolly Gentleman". I was so excited to go through the Ephemera Packs and ticket roll and find the perfect Santa embellishments for this layout.
December Daily Patterned Paper / Ornament Patterned Paper / North Pole Patterned Paper / Holly Bough Patterned Paper / Wassail Patterned Paper / Festivity Patterned Paper / Merry Little Christmas Sticker Fundamentals / Merry Little Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad / Merry Little Christmas Flair / Merry Little Christmas Title Pieces / Merry Little Christmas Ephemera Pack / Merry Little Christmas ticket roll / Cork Stars
I kept most of my design rather linear, but to shake it up a bit I added a little of the red stripe paper on a slight angle on opposite corners. The title is cut with my Silhouette from two different pattern papers and then staggered slightly. I decided to outline the red of the title with a white gel pen to make it stand out just a tad bit more.
Often with just a little simplifying a layout design can easily be translated to a card. This card I took the same pattern papers that I used for my layout, but from the 6x6 paper pad. After adding a small printed tag and a few embellishments it was finished. Quick, easy, and another Christmas card ready to give!
Hope you are enjoying the start of this wonderful holiday season and thanks for stopping by today.