First I made these two layouts of our "New Christmas Trees" of "fan palm and norfolk pine." The non-traditional photos really go with these gorgeous papers. I embossed flourishes on the white card stock with versa mark for a cool effect and also used iridescent Maya Mist on the large doilie. I made some rolled felt flowers too. Nothing says Christmas like felt! From my stash I added BoBunny trim flowers, Scenic Route chipboard letters, MLS mini alpha stickers, Prima pearl flourishes, twine, brads and a buckle. Oh and I did some messy sewing too!
Here's a detail shot of the embossed flourishes.
Then I really wanted to make something special to capture "Our Merry Christmas Traditions." So I grabbed a naked 6x6 chipboard album I have had forever. I inked the edges of the front and back cover (where the metal grommets are) and sealed it with clear acrylic paint. Then I covered each page with some of the amazing Echo Park paper. I added a few things throughout such as trim, more rolled felt flowers, buttons, twine, ric rac, and MLS mini alpha stickers.
Here's an inside page of "friends" and special holiday decorations.
Our wintery view and a favourite tree ornament.
Christmas morning traditions of a special brunch and photos by the tree.