Holiday Cheer! – Simple Stories – Mix & A-Mingle – Wendy Meffan

Hi Everyone! it’s Wendy here with my first layout for December. This month I’m using Mix & A-Mingle by Simple Stories. I was drawn to this collection due to its vibrant Christmas colours but also including a bit of pink!

Initially I gutted the 12×12  All the Trimmings paper to use as a border and then cut down the 12×12 white card stock. I used my new brayer tool to make a mixed media background using distress oxides, I roughly painted behind where I planned to place some vertical strips of patterned papers. I cut 7 vertical strips from two of the 12×12 papers Oh What Fun and the ‘B’ side of 3×4 Elements paper. I then distressed their edges and folded them in half vertically, I then machine sewed them to the page, after which I machine sewed around the border.

I chose to use a large 4×4 photo which I matted using the 12×12 All the Trimmings paper. I wanted to used a red paper to pull out the berries from the reindeer antlers in the photo. i love tags and had decided they always look great tucked under and around photos so cut up the 12×12 tag sheet and then chose three of them. I placed one to the left of the photo and tucked two underneath. I then threaded waxed string through each of them.

I fussy cut some floral clusters from the 12×12 Season’s greetings paper and embellished around the photo corners with them.

I used the drinks trolley die cut from the ephemera pack to embellish and fussy cut the Holiday get Together 3×4 card from the 12×12 journal Elements card to the right of the photo.

I cut out the champagne Square from the 12×12 Oh What Fun paper and tucked behind the photo and over the tag, to the left of the picture and added the Chipboard Cheer underneath.

I loved how this layout turned out and the richness of the colours of the papers. It’s definitely worth a look if you’ve not seen it yet. I hope you will feel inspired if you’ve not started any Christmas scrapping yet.

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Till next time… Happy Scrapping! xx


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