Christmas Party – Echo Park Paper – Winter – Wendy Meffan

Hey Magpies! It’s Wendy here again on the blog sharing another layout using the gorgeous ‘Winter’ collection by Echo Park paper. We had a Christmas Party this year and my husband surprised me by buying himself a new blue shirt independently and I ended up wearing a blue dress! The photo was so perfect in colour for this collection I decided to use it!

When I first saw this collection I loved the 12×12 floral paper and knew I would want to fussy cut some flowers and use them on the layout. This was the first thing I did, I fussy cut a selection of flowers both from the 12×12 paper and some smaller ones from the 6×6 paper pad. I decided to create the word Party in big letters as a title, so chose five different papers from the 6×6 pad and cut a 3×4 piece from each of them. then I drew the shape of each letter on them and cut them out, I then machine sewed around each letter.

I cut a strip 12×5″ from the 12×12 journalling cards paper and used the B side to have a base for the letters. I tore along both edges and the attached to 1″ strips from the B side of the  12×12 Snowy Sprigs paper and tucked them under top and bottom . Again I tore the edges and attached sticky fixers under them for dimension. I then attached all the letters on sticky fixers.

I matted my 3×4′ photo and chose to position it in the top left of the layout, I then used a Rosie’s Studio Mini Heart Tag die and cut two heart tags, I punched some tabs and distressed the edges of some of the ephemera and attached all these elements along with the fussy cut flowers around the the photo.

I used the larger flower I had previously fussy cut on the right lower aspect of the layout. I chose some of the ephemera banner shapes, distressed their edges and attached them under neath  the flower using sticky fixers. I then distressed the best day ephemera piece and attached it along with some adhesive brads.

I then made a similar type of cluster over to the left hand side to balance the layout.

I felt I had too much white space on the layout so added Christmas in silver letters and then used a word die from Bramblefox to increase the title to ‘December Christmas Party’. i then used a Christmas lights die and added a string of them across the top of the layout.

Finally I added some blue splatters in metallic blue watercolour.

I hope you feel inspired to make your own letters by cutting pieces from a rectangular  or square shape which keeps them all uniform.

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Until next time Happy Scrapping!


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