Friday, October 18, 2013

It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas - Scraptown Lady

Ok, I know its not even Halloween yet. I just couldn't help myself when I saw the gorgeous Authentique Peaceful collection that Cheryl at Scrap-Town-Lady sent me. Those papers reminded me of the first snowfall of the season. Fresh white snow where you can still see the green grass, just a little. And a little snow in December just gets me in the mood for all things Christmas; shopping, baking cookies, decorating the house. Does it inspire you in the same way?
I wanted to scrapbook a photo I took last winter of the first snowfall; the view out my front window. This was no ordinary first snowfall, we got 14" of snow here in Minnesota. BTW, it still looked like this in April.
I thought spring would never come.

I played up the snowflakes and the pine sprigs to embellish my layout. The snowflakes are a Tim Holtz die and the pine sprigs were a Silhouette cut. I used this sketch from Heather at Bird Is The Word. I flipped a portion of it to suit a horizontal photo. The latest word is Inspire, which I used in my journaling.

There are a lot of background details. I created negative space with a punch, and then used those punched out snowflakes to layer on top.

Some little wood veneer birdies were a must too.

Then I made a Z-Fold gift card holder with my scraps...

It's tied shut with this pretty Hug Snug Ribbon. When its open, it looks like this. Each section is a 4x4 square. Super easy to make.

I used a blanket stitch around my gift card insert to keep that card secure. A hole punch in the middle makes it easier for the recipient to get that card out. Instead of a gift card here, you could place a photo instead and use it as a Christmas card.

ScrapTown Lady Supplies:
Authentique Peaceful Frost
Authentique Peaceful Solitude
Authentique Peaceful Chill
Authentique Peaceful Cozy
Authentique Peaceful Freeze
Impression Obsession Bare Tree
Bazzill cardstock in Black
Ranger Distress Ink in Peeled Paint
Prima Chalker in Black Coal
Hug Snug Ribbon in Black
Glue Dots  
Scrapbook Adhesives  Foam Squares  
Scotch Quick Dry Glue

Other supplies:
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Tim Holtz snowflake die
Spellbinders scallop die
Prima wood veneer birds
Crafter's Workshop template tree
Cosmo Cricket alpha stickers 
Sewing machine
Core'dinations cardstock

Are you ready for some snow yet? Be prepared. Stock up on scrapbook supplies in the Scrap-Town-Lady store so if you are snowed in, you can scrap away :)


  1. Your layout is GORGEOUS. I love how the picture almost blends in with your beautiful design. And what a cool gift card holder. Will be pinning that! Thanks for sharing.

  2. These two projects are amazing! I love the pine sprigs cut outs and the wood birdies :-) This Authentique paper is my favorite right now... I have a couple projects in the works using it.

  3. Marcia thank you so much for commenting on my travel page! I'm so glad I found your blog! Your LO is absolutely beautiful and I love how you used the scraps to make the card!! What a great way to use up those scraps! Love it :) Your newest follower! ~Kim Kim's Scrapbook Addiction


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