Snowbaby Layout by Kelly Daye

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Hello friends, it’s Kelly Daye here and I’m sharing my newest layout made with Truly Grateful. With the holiday season nearing, I really wanted to design a layout with Christmas in mind. Every year I look forward to decorating our bookcase with a collection of Snowbabies and faux snow. Another tradition is filling stockings with lots of fun little things. We always open them first and so my first Christmas layout is all about that.
I think this might be my favourite Design Team Project so far. Maybe it’s because I really enjoy decorating the house for Christmas but also, I just love how the colours came together in Paige’s Stuffed Stocking cut file. It took a bit of time to paper back because I used up a lot of tiny bits of pink, melon, and mint leftover from previous projects. Trace, snip, glue, repeat! I think I might have said, “Oh that’s cute” more than a few times lol.

To make the background, I dabbed a bit of complementary watercolour paint onto white cardstock around where I planned to place the stocking. I used Prima - Pastel Dreams watercolors. I didn’t add gesso, but passed a hot iron over the back for a minute or two and that totally flattened out any bumps. Once dry, I glued Paige’s Christmas Tree Background cut file over top. White on white gives the paper a pretty embossed look I like, adding more interest and texture too.

After trimming away a half inch from two sides of the background, I centered and taped it onto pretty green Paper 03. I like how it gives the layout a ‘framed’ look. I used a mix of Puffy Phrase Stickers and Thickers to make my title. For a wee bit of extra glam and sparkle, I machined stitched through ‘Snowbaby’ with gold metallic thread. Finally, I hand stitched a glittering border all around the background using sequins from my stash. It reminded me of a rope of shining lights. Oh, and can’t forget the brilliant puffy stars and dots, they're from the Epoxy Stickers and were just the perfect finishing touch.

Not long now before the house starts to shine! Big thanks for coming by!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments, Thickers, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock; Watercolors: Prima - Pastel Dreamswhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Stuffed Stocking and Christmas Tree Background by Paige Evans
 Location: Edmonton, Canada / Blog: Kelly Made It / Instagram: @kellymadeit / Facebook: Petals Daye / Pinterest: Kelly Made It


  1. This is GORGEOUS! Loving the sweet photos, the background trees and that stocking!!!!!

    1. Hi Julie dear <3 Thanks again for cheering me on. The Snowbabies really are the sweetest. I guess I have about 20 and set them all on a multi-level bookshelf to play in drifts of sparkly faux snow. Silly things can bring so much pleasure :D Cheers xK

  2. Amazing and lovely layout! I like the colors you pickep up to fill the cut file :)

    1. Thank you so much Nidia! Such a beautiful time of year in the North. It's more girly than seasonal, but I love the colours too xK


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