Be Merry Layout by Anita Bownds

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Hi crafty friends, Anita Bownds here with you today sharing a bright and colorful Christmas layout using the beautiful Truly Grateful collection. I love this time of the year leading up to Christmas - all the decorations and shops playing Christmas songs.
For my layout today I wanted to use the Geometric Deer and Star Confetti cut files together. I started by using my Silhouette Cameo 3 and cutting out the deer from white cardstock then the confetti from a 12x12 white cardstock for my background. Then I trimmed my 12x12 white cardstock down along with a patterned paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad then applied it to Paper 20 to add a border around the edge.
Next I machine stitched around the edge to give it a stitched boarder then using double sided foam tape I adhered the deer in the center of my background. I matted my photo on papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad and tucked it just underneath the edge of the deer.
I fussy cut flowers from one of the papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad and Paper 10 for the leaves. Using embroidery thread I added colored stitching to add extra texture to the flowers then I adhered them in a cluster on the deers head and to the bottom of my photo.
I used the Thickers to add my title in between the deer antlers then I added Stickers and Puffy Stickers around to decorate the layout.
I hope I’ve given you some fun crafty inspiration today, happy crafting!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, Thickers, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Cut files: Geometric Deer and Star Confetti by Paige Evans; white cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3
Location: Australia / Blog: Neat-N-Crafty / Instagram: @anitabownds / Facebook: Anita Bownds
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  1. This is FABULOUS!! I love love love the deer with the flowers on its head!!

  2. My dear Anita, how talented you are <3 I truly love your design <3 Star Confetti background: awesome! Pink dear: marvelous! Hand stitched floral accents: amazing! All of it is beautiful xK


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