Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Christmas with Want2Scrap Overlays!

Have you already scrapped all of your Christmas pictures? I hope not because today I have a layout I created using wonderful laser cut overlays from Want2Scrap and the Holiday Cheer Collection from Photo Play Paper.

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I absolutely love to decorate for Christmas and one of the first things that came out of the boxes this past year was our collection of nutcrackers! I realized I needed to scrapbook them and of course I found the perfect starting point with Want2Scrap overlays.  This is how the overlays looked when I started:


Let me tell you that the red paper is the same on each overlay although the photography makes them look like different colors.   Sorry about that!  :)  You can see that each of the overlays come with a white paper that creates a photo mat inside the individual openings - such a nice detail!


This overlay actually has a laser cut Santa's hat and sparkles which would make it perfect for "Visit with Santa" pictures.  My theme for this page was different so I created an embellishment cluster to cover up that area.  I chose to work with the Holiday Cheer Collection from Photo Play Paper because it had a nutcracker theme!


Don't feel like you need to fill each opening with a picture - although I did do that a couple of times!  I use the openings to group pictures and related embellishments. I like to include a lot of pictures on my layouts so I used patterned paper to create a background for each of my mini collages.  Here are some detail pics showing the dimension I added with foam pop dots, wood chippies and flair:



The built in laser cut title is my favorite part of any overlay because it just makes my life easier!  The paper pack I was working with had a color pallette that included both white and tan.  I chose one of the papers with a tan pattern and used it to back most of the title area. I left the area behind the word "Christmas" white so that it would really stand out and - I added a dimensional wooden exclamation point!


Next I used the "Christmas Tree Second Page" overlay. I want to point out that you can flip this page around and orient it any way you want to suit your pictures and embellishments.  I just love having options!


For this layout I decided to go with hidden journaling so I tucked a kraft tag behind pictures on the second page.


I love treating each opening like a mini scrapbook page!  I have a large stash of wood chippies and flair that I combed through to find the perfect embellishments for this layout.  Here are some more detail shots and remember - you can click on any picture to see a larger image:




 




So time to get out those Christmas pictures and get them into your scrapbook!  Be sure to check out the Want2Scrap Store for our full selection of 12x12 and 6x6 overlays!

Supplies for Want2Scrap Christmas layout:


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play!  Susie


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