|Prima blog post|
What I used:
Papers: Papermania Home for Christmas 12x12, Snowflake wrapping paper from Pondskipper Crafts card and cracker kit, Papermania snowflake acetate 12x12
Tools: Purple Cows trimmer with zig-zag blade, Sharpie pen
Embellishments: Me to You Winter Wonderland white cardstock alphabet stickers, Papermania Alphaminis curly white, Santa embellishment from Ponskipper Crafts card and cracker kit (as used on our crackers), mulberry paper die cut bow.
- The photos on this layout had a hard time. I cut into one while matting the other, as I hadn't noticed it on my cutting mat. I fixed that with tape on the reverse. Then, while crafting in front of the telly, I put them on the floor next to me just in time for one of my dogs to jump down from the sofa. I removed the resulting claw marks by tracing over them on the reverse with an embossing stylus, with the photos on a glass mat.
- As well as setting a sketch for the challenge, I asked people to include some memorabilia if they could. I thought I'd kept pieces of the crackers we made, but couldn't find them, so I included wrapping paper and an embellishment from the card and cracker kit.
- I wanted the cracker to be patterned the same as the crackers we made. The cracker blanks didn't look right, so I used wrapping paper from the kit. I couldn't find any backing paper that went as well as the paper itself. To make sure the cracker wasn't lost, I used the variation in lightness and added an acetate layer over the backing paper. I chose a snowflake pattern, given the impact snow had on our Christmas.
- The wrapping paper was folded to smaller than 12x12. I hid the fold under the cracker.
- The journalling looks green in the photos, but in real life it looks a pretty good match for the paper.
- The acetate layer is only stuck down underneath the red layer.