Simple Stories | Simple Vintage Rustic Christmas | Part 2 | Giselle Homer

Hello Magpies,

Are you getting into the festive mood, busy with wrapping presents, writing your Christmas cards? I hope you have some time to be creative as well! I have 2 more layouts to share today showcasing the wonderful Simple Vintage Rustic Christmas collection.



Neither of my layouts are strictly about Christmas but the papers in this collection are such a good match for my photos, so I picked out the green & neutral colours to work with.


I began by fussy cutting the left side of a sheet of 12 x 12 paper which I then glued into place using sticky foam pads. I used some gold puffy leaves from my stash to add a bit of sparkle!


Then I backed my photo & distressed the edges. I added a banner sticker below the photo & added a die cut of a bird with some leaves on the right. That left a perfect space for my journalling.


I chose my title from the puffy sticker pack, I was glad to find an appropriate word in that lovely wood pattern! I placed it above my photo with another die cut in the top right corner, plus more puffy gold stickers.

This layout came together quite quickly, I’m usually such a slow scrapper! But with the patterned paper background & the large fussy cut edge I didn’t need to do much more to finish it.



Perfect Moment

For my next page I decided to do a circular design because so many of the die cuts & puffy stickers gave me lots of variety to form the circle.


I began by cutting an 8″ circle from the centre of a piece of white cardstock. Then I measured a piece of water colour paper to fit the aperture & drew some snowflakes on it using a masking pen. I painted over the snowflakes using green acrylic paint – the paint does not cover the shapes made by the masking pen. I added white & green paint splats once it had dried & rubbed off the masking fluid to reveal the white snowflakes.


Once the background was dry I glued it behind the aperture & placed my little embellishments all around the edge of the circle. I didn’t glue anything down until I’d decided where to add the little woodland creatures from the embellishment pack, they’re so cute! When I was happy with the design I glued everything into place. Then I added some metallic Nuvo Drops right round the edge.


Again, I backed my photo & distressed the edges before gluing it into place on the right of the circle. I love the banner stickers in this collection so I used another one below the photo.


New to the shop are some exciting embellishments made with a 3D printer, you’ll find them under JD3D Print. I chose ‘Perfect Moment’ as I thought it matched the photo so well but I backed it with some dark paper to help it stand out. I fussy cut & distressed the edges of a white poinsettia to place beneath the title. These 3D embellishments are going to fall into my basket quite often from now on I think!


So that’s it from me this month. I hope you all have a magical Christmas & I’ll be back in 2022 with more layouts.

Until then, happy scrapping everyone!


Products used:

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Rustic Christmas


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