Merry Christmas Layout by Paige Evans

Monday, December 21, 2020

I have a layout to share with you today which I created for the American Crafts blog, featuring my Go the Scenic Route collection and fringe!

I started by trimming 3/4" strips from all of the mostly solid patterned papers and then snipping them with fringe scissors. I placed them in a rainbow order and "ooohed" and "aaaahed" over their formation because rainbow anything makes me happy :)
Next I die cut a large Christmas tree from a robin's egg blue textured cardstock. I layered the fringe strips up on the inner tree piece and then did some mixed media work on the outer tree background.
I used white gesso around the edges of the tree and blended it with my fingers to create soft edges. Once the gesso dried I came in with Pastel Dreams and Tropicals watercolors and splashed them on top in the same order as the colors of the fringe.
Next I adhered the background over the fringe tree and machine stitched around the edge to create a border. Time for a photo and embellishments!
I found a photo of Jane from last year and printed it to 3x4, trimming it out to leave a white border for contrast. I adhered the photo onto the right side of the tree and then layered flowers from the Chipboard Stickers and Cardstock Stickers underneath the right edge. I topped the photo with a birdie Chipboard Sticker because even after all these years, Jane still loves birds.
The title is made from the colorful Foam Thickers and then I wrote a bit of journaling underneath it with a blue pen. To finish, I used the colorful dots and hearts from the Chipboard Stickers to embellish the tree tone-on-tone to create faux ornaments.
I hope you are inspired to create a similar layout using my Go the Scenic Route collection! It's not a Christmas-themed collection, but I love non-traditional colors for my holiday pages and the fringe totally reminds me of a Christmas tree! See you soon!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; Christmas tree cut file: Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Watercolors: Pastel Dreams and TropicalsgessoSewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark


  1. Absolutely a beautiful layout! Great colors and design!!

  2. Such a great idea using the cut out tree and strips made with fringing scissors. A really beautiful layout. Thank you for the inspiration.

  3. Sooo inspiring and gorgeous Paige! I'm totally on the non-traditional train. The flowers, fringing and colourful thickers feel festive and happy and that's how I want to feel at Christmas. Viva la rainbow 😍xK

  4. Stunning layout !!


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