Thursday, May 14, 2015

Christmas Card

I haven't scrapped a single Christmas photo from this year...until now. As usual, I didn't take very many...too busy! But I did happen to catch this one magical moment of my nephew engrossed in the card that came with one of his presents. Instead of tossing it aside, he holds it up and looks intently, as if he could read. So cute!

What spurred me to finally scrap this photo? It was the cute and colorful Christmas Cheer collection from Bella Blvd. Nevermind the fact that Christmas stuff is on sale this time of year. Bonus! 

But back to the collection at hand. Bella Blvd. always has the most delightful patterns, and my favorite paper from this set has to ever so useful Christmas Cheer Borders Paper. It was that one piece of paper that inspired the miniature cards on the layout below:

This assortment of little cards came together quickly and easily. A bit of fussy cutting was combined with strips of the varied patterns along with several cut-out words, all adhered to blank white folded card bases, in miniature of course.

I was thinking that these little cards would make great gift tags as well. They are just the right size to attach to a wrapped package or hang from the handle of a gift bag. Add "To:" and "From:" to the inside and you're done!

Finally, an all-in-one matt that includes photo, journaling, and title works to separate the elements at the bottom of the page from the busy background of colorful holiday words. It also helps to cover less and preserve more of that awesome playful background paper. I certainly didn't want to cover it all up!

With so much going on already, a simple title was just the thing for this page. I made it an extension of the journaling, one flowing into the other. 

Check out this collection and more great steals from Scraptastic Store in their Frugal Fridays section. 

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