Although Christmas has already passed, maybe you’re getting ready to work on some Christmas scrapbook pages from photos you took this year. Or if you’re like me you still have a big stack of photos from years’ past. :)
Since either may be the case I didn’t think it was too late to share a Christmas layout, especially since I got a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas (thanks Mom and Dad!) and have been playing with it a lot lately. I may also use this as the layout we do for our monthly scrapbook class because I like it that much!
The layout below was one of the first things I did on my Cameo! I used a font that had Christmas tree shapes (called KG Christmas Trees) and found a basic shape I liked (I think it was the letter K!) to get the shape I wanted to create a full tree image. That’s a trick I picked up to get more out of your fonts to create shapes! :)
After cutting out the shape on white textured cardstock I backed it with an old patterned paper piece. Adorning the tree are some American Crafts chipboard pieces along with a few sequins. I then splattered some ink drops in Pool Party across the page for added texture. After I added the photos I then journaled in the bottom tree and added the title in felt Thickers. One of my favorite tricks is when I don’t have the exact or right letters I substitute letters. In this case I used an @ symbol for my a’s! :) It adds character while being resourceful…the perfect thing for a crafter!
Here’s a close-up of the trees all coming together to make one giant tree! The sequins and chip board shapes mimic a Christmas tree as ornaments and other decorations.
If you’d like to download this Christmas Tree file I created you can download my cut file below:
So I’m still a newbie at using my Cameo but I’m SO excited by it and am really looking forward to everything I can make with it! I have another layout I created that I’ll share tomorrow!