It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and visions of the new Sugarplum Collection from Creative Memories are dancing in my head! The new Sugarplum Collection is full of sweet pastel prints and the most delightful Christmas stickers and embellishments. Although the papers, stickers and embellishments are perfect for cute and whimsical scrapbook pages, I also used the materials to make a few elegant holiday pages as well.
Fancy ornaments, a classic border, and shades of gold and purple give my first layout an elegant feel. This layout is the perfect way to highlight a Christmas collection. I used my home printer to print a sheet of twenty 2″ x 2″ photos of my Precious Moments ornament collection. Although this only a portion of my collection, I love how the ornaments are showcased on a double-page spread instead of spread out over numerous scrapbook pages.
I embellished the page with ornament die cuts from the Sugarplum Embellishments and used CM’s Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Cutting Patterns to make additional ornaments. To make my ornaments, cut two diamonds from Gold Shimmer Cardstock using the blue blade on the inside edge of the diamond cutting pattern. Use the green blade on the inside edge to cut one diamond from the Gold Shimmer Cardstock. Cut two diamonds from Eggplant Cardstock using the green blade on the inside edge and one diamond using the red blade on the inside edge. Mat the gold diamonds on top of the eggplant diamonds. Use your 12″ Decorative Trimmer and Original Border Maker with Zig Zag and Snowflake Chain Border Maker Cartridges to cut and punch pieces from the Sugarplum Designer Paper and Gold Shimmer Cardstock to decorate your ornaments.
To finish the page, cut a 1″ x 12″ strip from the gold print paper and adhere to the left side of one sheet of the lilac print paper. From the gold print paper, cut a 4-1/4″ x 12″ piece and adhere to the right side of the second sheet of lilac print paper. Rub your Gold Metallic Pen around the edges of the ornament die cut embellishments and adhere those pieces with Foam Squares and adorn with Rhinestone Gems. The title is cut from a sheet of the Sugarplum Designer Paper and matted with Gold Shimmer Cardstock. The border at the top of the page was punched with our new Holly Border Punch from Eggplant Cardstock and also adhered with Foam Squares.
My second layout features another of my Christmas collections, my Department 56 North Pole Village. The addition of Navy and Gold Shimmer Cardstock really helped to make these pages pop. Use the 12″ Decorative Trimmer to cut a wavy edge on a piece of 11-1/2″ x 6-1/4″” White Cardstock. Cut the aqua print paper to 11-1/2″ x 6″, and adhere both pieces to 12″ x 12″ Navy Cardstock. Cut additional swell and wave pieces from White Cardstock using the 12″ Decorative Trimmer and edge the pieces with swell and wave pieces cut from the aqua print paper to create snow drifts for the bottom of the page. Repeat for second page.
I used scraps of the Sugarplum Designer Paper to hand cut and create small houses. I adorned the eaves of the roofs with pieces punched with the Original Border Maker with the Crown and Scallop Dot Border Maker Cartridges. And I used the Heart Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch the heart pieces. CM’s new Precision Point Adhesive Pen came in handy for adhering all of the small pieces. I edged all of the house pieces with Gold Shimmer Cardstock to give them more definition. I used some of the Sugarplum Stickers as further decoration for my houses and the pages. I matted the title stickers with Gold Shimmer Cardstock and my photos and journaling box with Navy Cardstock.
My next layout is a quick and easy two-page spread. From Peacock Cardstock punch a fence using CM’s Victorian Fence Punch. Cut the fence off of your cardstock at 3-1/8″ to make a 12″ x 3-1/8″ piece. Repeat. Cut the Santa border strips from Sugarplum Designer Paper and adhere to your borders. For your top borders, cut the tree border strips from the designer paper and mat with Peacock Cardstock.
Mat your photos, title, and journaling boxes with Peacock Cardstock. My photos measure 4″ x 3-1/4″. I used CM’s Pastel Pink ABC Stickers for my title. (Get these before they’re sold out as they are in the Going Gone section of our website.) Finish the pages by adding trees and the reindeer and moose from the Sugarplum Embellishments pack. I adhered the deer and moose with Foam Squares and added Rhinestone Gems to my trees.
The layout above is an elegant single page. Again I used our Gold Shimmer Cardstock to brighten the page and give it more definition. Cut a piece of the poinsettia/holly paper to 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ and adhere to a sheet of 12″ x 12″ Peacock Cardstock. (To conserve cardstock, cut out the center of the Peacock Cardstock.)
To make a double frame, cut a piece of White Cardtock to 11″ x 11″. Measure 1″ from each side of each corner and make a small mark with a pencil. Use your 12″ Trimmer to cut out a frame starting and stopping at your pencil marks. You will do the same from a sheet of Gold Shimmer Cardstock, but first cut the gold piece to 11-1/4″ x 11-1/4″ and measure 1-1/4″ from each side. Adhere the white piece onto of the gold piece and use your Gold Metallic Pen to add dots around the white piece as shown.
Use the large die cut piece from the Sugarplum Embellishments in the top left corner and add a poinsettia punched with CM’s new Poinsettia Punch and a piece of holly punched with the Holly Border Punch. I used my Gold Metallic Pen to highlight the edges of the embellishment piece and also all of the title stickers. My photos are cropped to 5″ x 4″ and matted thinly with Gold Metallic Cardstock.
My last layout is another single page and features the Sugarplum Stickers. Cut a piece of the pink dot paper to 11″ x 11″ and adhere to top of the striped paper. (To conserve paper, cut out the center of the striped paper first.) Mat photos with striped paper. My photos measure 4″ x 5″ and 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and my mats are 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and 4″ x 4″.
Adhere pieces of sticker strips to aqua print paper and mat with white cardstock. Adhere pieces with Foam Squares to resemble a Christmas Tree. The presents are pieces cut from a sticker strip and adhered with Foam Squares. The tree trunk is a candy cane sticker. The tree topper, the title, and the stockings and candy cane in the banner are also stickers that are adhered with Foam Squares. To finish your page, add faux pen stitching around the edge of the pink dot paper.
Thanks so much for visiting with me, and I hope that you like my Sugarplum pages! All of the tools and materials used can be purchased on my Creative Memories website.
I wish all of you a beautiful holiday season filled with memorable moments and a very Merry Christmas!