Joy Christmas Layout

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Here is a new layout I made for the 12 Days of Giveaways over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine blog using Truly Grateful and my Christmas Icons Grid Background cut file!
 I started by die cutting my Christmas Icons Grid Background cut file from textured white cardstock by American Crafts. I spent about 3 hours backing all of the little shapes and images with mostly solid colored patterned papers from my Truly Grateful collection with Pink Paislee. By picking and choosing the colors I was able to use this mostly fall-themed collection to work even for Christmas!
Once the images were backed it still looked a little empty so I also backed the squares themselves with more solid colored patterned papers. Done! I adhered the entire cut file onto a white cardstock background using dimensional adhesive to lift it off and create shadows & dimension. For more texture I machine stitched around the edges.
I printed five photos to about 2" square, trimmed them out leaving white borders, and then added them into the five empty spots on the grid. I typed little captions in my favorite font called Remington Noiseless, printed it out, trimmed them up, and glued them in place at the bottom of the photos.
I added the "JOY" letter stickers from the Puffy Phrase Stickers on the center photo for the simple title. And that's it for embellishing! The backed cut file background does all of the work for me and it's bright and colorful enough :)
I hope this layout inspires you to pick up my Christmas Icons Grid Background cut file and Truly Grateful collection! It's so fun using themed collections for different occasions other than what they're intended for :) It's all about the colors!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine blog and enter the 12 Days of Giveaways!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers: TRULY GRATEFUL; Font: Remington Noiselesswhite cardstock; Cut file: Christmas Icons Grid Background by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3


  1. Love love love love EVERYTHING about this!! The grid pattern, the photos, the colors, the design -- just EVERYTHING!!!! I love it all!!!!

  2. Super cute and festive Paige. Your layout puts a big smile on my face! The colours are so happy and bright. The snowman is adorable in flowers and I'm also smitten for the pink reindeer. I love that you make things any colour your heart desires, it's inspiring!! xK


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