I can 't believe we are about to celebrate Christmas, which means both my kids will be celebrating their birthdays, too! That's right, both my kids are Christmas babies, as they were born on the 23rd and 27th of December! I think God smile upon my husband and i when he blessed us twice on Christmas time; it is his way of making Christmas more jolly! With that in mind, I created a layout that celebrates my kids and the season.
For this project, I started by using the Wood Embroidery Hoops as a way to create Christmas ornament that could house each of the kids's pictures. I simply used gold embossing powder to add shine to the wood pieces. I cut the pictures to fit inside the wood embroidery hoops, and layered some fun foam behind the pictures. The pretty resin bows and the Gold ice crystal charms helped to create a Christmas ornament frame.
To recreate the Mistletoe bouquet, i used the Cut Shoppe's "Under the Mistletoe" cut file, and added some Mini Resin mums, and pieces of old trims to recreate the small berries at the ends of each mistletoe branch.
In order to complete the mistletoe ornament image, some small pieces of Cherry jute twine cording were used to tie the ornaments to the top of the mistletoe sprig. A pair of holes were punched to the top of the page (making sure they match the point of intersection of both sprigs). A pair of milk white tassels was then attached to the ornaments, and they were all tied up with a piece of Ken Oliver's Seam binding -which was threaded through the holes punched in the layout-
Finally, I added the title of this project using a combination of alphas from one of Maggie Holmes creations, and a cute file from Rhonna Farrer (available at the Silhouette Store). To repeat the look of the twine, a mixed of red and white embroidery floss was used to stitched the word, "Christmas", to the page.
What can i say? I love how this layout came together at the end. I am glad, i could add lots of details by using the beautiful Maya Road products.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions on how this came together.
Have a Happy Holiday, and a Blessed New Year
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