I am sure most of us have had to make runs to a mall during the busy Holiday season! I sure have had my share of late visits to the mall, but i have learned to bring my kids with me (and enjoy the moments together). Even during those busy and crowded mall runs, I always make sure to stop at the Mall’s Christmas Tree display, and take pictures of the kids. They are not always the best quality picture, but I like seeing the beautiful colors and decorations, I call it Christmas Magical.
For today’s inspiration, I wanted to used one of those blurry pictures to document our busy mall excursions. Since time is limited through the holidays, I created this layout in less than an hour, by using the tree cut files from Scrapbook Nerd’s So Very Merry cut file. I simply backed the cut outs with papers from Crate Paper’s Snow and Cocoa collection, and attached to one of the papers from My Mind’s Eye Sugar Plum collection . I used the image on the paper to guide the placement of the trees.
The title comes from The Cut Shoppe’s Christmas Magic cutfile. I chose to use white card stock for all the cut-outs to keep a soft and contrasting look on the glittery patterned paper. Using the same papers from the Snow and Cocoa collection, I backed and layered the picture. Once the picture was glued, I used pieces from both collections to create small clusters around the picture. Here is the completed layout:
I love the softness of the page. I hope this inspires you to create a document about those blurry pictures we store. Go for a simple design; if you own a digital cutting machine, pull out some cut files and use them to create cut-outs for your project. If you don’t own a die cutting machine, then look through the papers and add-ons in a collection, you will be surprise to find a lot of images that could be used in the design
Let us know if you have any questions about this project. We hope our projects inspire you during the upcoming Holidays.