Sunday, December 9, 2012

December Scrapbooking Layout Idea

Hi bloggers!! Please welcome a guest writer on today's blog, Christine Ousley! We're thrilled to share with you this exclusive & beautiful inspiration for scrapbookers with the use of the December Card Kit! Enjoy!
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Hi, it's Christine here on the blog today and I would like to share with you a Christmas layout that I made with my Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit.  I love stretching my supplies and so after making a few special cards with the kit, I decided that I would really love to have a Christmas layout with the lovely Pink Paislee City Sidewalks holiday paper.

Most of the time when I create a layout I usually cut up my patterned paper so the 8x8 pieces were actually super easy to use.  I just layered the papers on kraft paper for the look I wanted, cut away a bit here and there, and I had my layout base ready to go.  


Next, it was time to embellish my layout.  There was a vertical seam between the striped and snowflake paper that I wasn't happy about so I adhered my ribbon over the seam and tied the ends in a knot.  That gave me a place to hang my tag and use the holly leaves.  I love the dimension that the holly leaves and the BasicGrey wax seals give to my layout.  They were fun embellishments in the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit that I might not normally use on a layout, but, that is what I love about kits.  There are always bits and pieces of fun things that you might not think to use.

I also used a pack of the Pink Paislee City Sidewalks Ephemera along with the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit to decorate my page.  I love ephemera and there was so much to choose from in this pack.  The holly leaves were adhered over the number 25 with foam adhesive and the little peppermint candies were perfect on my tag.  You can also see some more tickets and cards from the Ephemera pack below on my tag.
My favorite part of the whole kit is the Simon Says Stamp Merry Everything clear stamp set. The sentiments are beautiful and I love the font for the handwritten ones, but what impresses me the most about Simon Says Stamp's exclusive stamp sets is how well they stamp.  They stamp like a dream.  I just peeled them off the acetate sheet, put them on a clear block, inked them up with my Memento Tuxedo Black Ink pad, and stamped.  I got a crisp, clear image every time. If you haven't used the new Simon Says Stamp stamp sets, I would highly recommend them! They are top quality photopolymer and made in the USA.

Well that's all from me today.  Hopefully I have helped you look at your Simon Says Stamp Card Kit in a new way.  It's not just for card makers anymore!

Happy Holidays to all!


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31 comments:

  1. Sorry but i can't see any pictures!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  2. Either can I. there´s only white spaces with red x´s where the pics should be.

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  4. Yup... picture problems for me too...
    Alison x

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  5. There's a problem ith the picture.

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  6. christine, no pictures, so this will be a learning curve that all of us newbie's will remember....smile wink wink
    ava g

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    1. now we have photo's, love the use of the 25 and the kraft really hi-lights the products so well
      ava g

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  7. Lovely LO using the December card kit! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration. ;-)

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  8. Very pretty using pink instead of the traditional Christmas colors.

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  9. I also live the pink. This is so fun and beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful LO! I love this collection. Thanks for the inspiration. Off to check out your blog.

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  11. Thanks for some great ideas for the Christmas kit. -A

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  12. Wonderful layout! Love the kraft! :-) xx

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  13. This is great! I'd love to learn how to use my other card kits in layouts as well. I always have leftover papers, but I'm never quite sure how to make 6x6 papers work on a 12x12 layout (and make it look seamless), but you did it here! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  14. cute layout, thank you for sharing it with us today.

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  15. Love those papers and bits and bobs from the kit. You used them perfectly!

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  16. Lovely. Thanks for sharing your creative process with us!

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  17. Your layout is fantastic! I love the pink colors and beautiful way you put this together! What a treasure!

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  22. Lovely. Thanks for sharing your creative process with us!
    Hugs

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  23. Thanks for sharing. I don't do scrapbooking but I can see how well those papers coordinate. My kit arrived in the mail a couple of days ago, in addition to loads of other crafting goodies I snagged in the Black Friday sale. Also love the stamp set that was included in the set. Hopefully, I'll manage to use it before this year's Christmas.

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  24. awesome awesome awesome. I'm so glad I was able to grab up this kit again this month.. So many great pieces on that scrapbook page layout. thanks for sharing

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