Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Layout Share: Our Songs

For the month of November, the design team over at Memorable Seasons was sponsored by Jillibean Soup. We each received a packet of the new Christmas Chestnut line of papers along with the coordinating Journaling Sprouts, Cardstock stickers, Alphabet stickers and some Ribbon and Twine packs. Lots of fun stuff to use and I had a great time getting into the Christmas spirit. I also used a bunch of our older Christmas photos on these felt good to catch up a bit in my albums too! :)

I love how these papers have a kraft background for the patterns and I wanted to play up the colors this photo with the neutral browns and pops of red and green. I started by stamping the music images along the right side of the layout and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder to give a subtle look to the page.
I also cut some small strips from different pattern papers in this collection and glued them down to the white cardstock. The green gingham sections are ribbons from Jillibean Soup.
To add some green color to the red and white striped paper, I used a green marker and a ruler and just randomly added some green stripes. The green cardstock at the bottom was cut with a trim punch, then I cut that design in half to create the border. I also added my journaling on one of the Journaling Sprouts from the Christmas collection and popped it off the page with some foam tape. My title "Our Songs" was added onto vellum and I used the small red stickers from the collection along with the larger green stickers we were sent. I did outline the green stickers to help them stand out a bit more and added a small label sticker with the date just beneath the title.
I tied a bow in the green gingham ribbon along the top of the layout before adhering it down and then securing it with some brads. I also added some red paper poinsettias with button centers.

Supplies Used:
*Jillibean Soup Christmas Chestnut Collection:
*-Turkish Bay Leaf
*-White Sugar
*-Whole Cloves
*-Red Sugar
*-Journaling Sprouts
*Jillibean soup Alphabeans Letter Stickers: Glazed Green
*Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks: Green/Brown (green gingham ribbon)
CTMH: Vellum, Sweet Leaf Marker
EK Success Border Punch: Medallion Chain
Fiskars Border Punch: Scalloped Sentiments
Stampabilities: Composer's Dream Background Stamp
Versamark Ink pad, Clear Embossing Powder
Making Memories: Poinsettia flowers, Antique Copper Brads
White Buttons, White Crochet Thread
White, brown and green cardstock
Brown Marker, Black Pen

* Products I received as a Design Team Member. All other products used were purchased personally by me.

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