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Tuesday Tutorial: Creating Embellishments for your layouts

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Hi there!

It is December!  Cue the confetti!!!  it is the jolliest and happiest of times (for some of us that is!) so, what better way than to celebrate it with color.  Today, I want to show you a simple way to make the most out of your Holiday collections while customizing some embellishments for your layout.


When I think Christmas, I always think of festive times with lots of color.   Unfortunately, the Merry Days collection from Crate Paper has color, but it is not as vibrant or festive as i have in mind for this layout.   Then, my choice was to create my own embellishments that will bring that much needed color to the page.   The following video will show you how it all came together:


As you can appreciate from the video, the colorful Christmas trees are customized to bring vibrancy to the existing colors of the collection.  The color is saturated in the trees so that they can show the small drops of white paint that are trying to create  snow capped branches.


The colorful trees are the basis for this page, as they bring the color and focus of the page to the picture of my two kids on their last day of school before the Christmas break.



By adding accents of gold in the embellishments used in the page, I am able to marry the new created colors to the pre manufactured stickers and embellishments.



All the colorful embellishments and background of thie page are the perfect background for this happy memory of my kids a few years ago.



I really hope you are inspired to customized embellishments and backgrounds for your next layout,  Remember you can always contact me if you have questions on how this came together.  Also, you can find all the materials used in this layout in the Scrapbook Nerd shelves so, stop by to check them and all the new arrivals.

Have a blessed day!


Nathalie D - designer at scrapbooknerd.com


Merry Days collection: 12×12 papers, 6×8 Paper pad, chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, cardstock stickers, word stickers

Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers

Heidi Swapp Color shine in Gold Lame

Vicki Boutin Foundation paper







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