Christmas Castle Layout by Shimelle

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Hello crafty friends! Shimelle here today, and after taking a turn with the Small World cut file, the Castle cut file was next on my list, of course! (Yes, I also have the Stack of Tea Cups waiting for something soon!) Last year we treated ourselves to annual passes to Disneyland Paris with the idea that we could visit during each seasonal festival of the year! And then 2020 decided to change our plans. Our last visit was Christmas 2019 and I want to scrapbook lots of magical Christmas photos, so this Christmas at the Castle page serves as the title to introduce it all!

I cut the Castle from white cardstock and filled the horizontal lines of the castle with green paper and the round shapes with yellow paper, both from the Go the Scenic Route 12x12 Paper Pad. I thought about backing the rest of the castle in red, but the castle in Paris is very much pink! Pink for backing the castle then, and the red became a 6x12 background box on the left. Those two papers are from the 12x12 Paper Pad too. The red is a design with a pink to red gradient, so I used the redder half of the page to help Christmasify my page!

The green half of the background is Paper 11 from Turn the Page and it needed a little festive detail at the join, so I used the same yellow from the castle windows with a Mickey Mouse border punch and tucked in a little strip of happy mice. I love the tiny white foam Thickers from Pick-Me-Up for spelling such a long title, and then the colourful Go the Scenic Route letters make 'CASTLE' a highlight.

To embellish this page, I searched my Paige stash for items in red, green, yellow, and aqua, then created three areas to layer them up: bottom left of the castle, top right of the title, and bottom right of the photo. I always love a triangle of repeated colours and motifs to bring a page together, and the strong vertical lines of this page need that bit of softness from small layers and angles. In the embellishments, there are stickers from Go the Scenic Route and Bloom Street plus die cuts, chipboard stickers, washi tape, and sparkly enamel shapes from Go the Scenic Route. Then I sprinkled drops of gold mist in all three of those spots too for some festive and magical sparkle!

Of course our 2020 Christmas won't look like this, but staying home to scrapbook these memories is lifting my spirits in the dark days of winter. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory you haven't scrapbooked yet? I'd love to hear what page could bring you some Christmas joy at your crafting table!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, enamel dots, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEBLOOM STREETTURN THE PAGEwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Castle by Paige Evans
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