Kerri Bradford Studio JOY & HAPPINESS Layout


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Happy to be back with another layout for Kerri Bradford Studio!
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JOY & HAPPINESS by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I've made a lot of "1 large icon" layouts recently so I branched out a little bit and made a bunch of slightly different sized icons :)

JOURNALING SAYS: I absolutely love our 2015 family photos that we had taken in the uber cute town of Weiden during the Christmas market - so festive and the perfect ambiance!

HOW TO: Trace the Christmas tree from the "OH WHAT FUN" digitals in a new Silhouette Studio document, copy and paste 5 trees, and make them all different sizes. Cut the trees from white textured cardstock then adhere the die cut page onto colorful striped paper from the Crate Paper SNOW & COCOA collection (everything I used on this page is from that lovely line!). Cut out the trees leaving about 1/4" all around, poke holes through the trees, then backstitch through them using white thread. The whole stitching process took about 5 hours... but I LOVE making my own embellishments and stitching is something I enjoy! If stitching aint' yo thang, just skip that step, or use a sewing machine, or just leave them as is and carry on! Tear patterned paper strips and adhere them onto the bottom edge of robin's egg blue cardstock to make "snow hills". Layer and adhere the trees on top and tuck in a photo. Embellish with chipboard and sticker Christmas trees. Drop white paint in three places at the top, dry, then add die cut and sticker snowflakes to the mix. Journal on the tree and place a few sentiment stickers around to finish.

SUPPLIES: Christmas tree cut file: Kerri Bradford Studio; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Patterned paper, chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, paper stickers, die cuts: Snow & Cocoa by Crate Paper; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Floss: DMC; Paint: FolkArt

PROCESS VIDEO: Watch this video to see exactly how this layout came together (make sure to subscribe so you know when the newest videos are up!) :


DETAIL SHOTS:
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Christmas is coming in 6 days!

4 comments

  1. Sooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING those trees and that adorable photo!!!!!!

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  2. So so pretty! When I poke holes for hand stitching I use a push pin instead of a needle. I find it easier to grasp and it doesn't hurt my fingers as much.

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