Make It Merry Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, December 20, 2019

Hey, friends! Missy Whidden here with a fun and festive Christmas layout featuring Paige’s Truly Grateful collection and Lightstrand Border cut file. As soon as I saw that cut file I knew I had to use it for a holiday page. I cut the lights from textured white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3 and backed them using several papers from Truly Grateful. I love that this cut file gives you the opportunity to create a rainbow color scheme! I wanted to create a mixed media background on smooth white cardstock, so I used several shades of green Shimmerz sprays to give the illusion of a tree.
I coated most of the background with clear gesso first and then added the sprays. The bright lights just pop right off the page against the greens. To create dimension I added adhesive foam behind all the lights. I used a few birds from the Cardstock Stickers and Ephemera Die Cuts in a few places. They just give such a great Christmas vibe!

I added lots of leaves and flowers from the Floral Die Cuts to create a little cluster on the right side of the page. I also fussy cut a few flowers from the 6x8 Paper Pad and Paper 02. I mixed and matched my title using Thickers and the Pick-Me-Up Mini Thickers. I love how colorful the title turned out.

I couldn’t resist using this “Be a Light” piece from the Ephemera Die Cuts. This page is all about the lights, so it was perfect. I tucked in a few more flowers here under the photo for a few more pops of color and detail. Lastly, I tucked in coordinating colors of tangled thread and sprinkled Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine around the page.

I love how this layout came together! It’s so fun to use non-holiday products to create a holiday project. It’s an exciting challenge to take on and I hope this inspires you to do just that. Thanks so much for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, Thickers, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFULPICK-ME-UPMini Thickersgessoinkswhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Lightstrand Border by Paige Evans
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  1. Merry Christmas Missy! Your designs are always full of gorgeous colour and vibrant details that come together to inspire! Gorgeous LO my dear xK

  2. Sooooooooo beautiful! LOVING the green background and the lights!!!!!!


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