Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sparkle and Shine November Scrapbook Layouts!

I LOVE the "Sparkle and Shine" papers and coordinating products from Close To My Heart.  These are stunning in person, and I especially love that the holiday products are created featuring the non-traditional red and green of 'Ruby' and 'Juniper' from CTMH.

This layout is created by simply cutting strips of paper and 'dovetailing' the edges to give the look of faux ribbon.  So cute, so easy, and if you have lots of leftover paper scraps, it's a GREAT way to use up scraps too!

This is my featured scrapbook club layout for November.  I love creating layouts that are wide open so that you can put what you want, where you want it.  My club members' layouts all look so different when they add their pictures, because they have absolutely flexibility on where they want to put everything.

Left page close-up:

Right page close-up:

The title is my favorite part of the layout.  The word "Christmas" is cut straight from our Cricut cartridge (we have THREE exclusive to CTMH!), the word border is a 'zip strip' cut from the top of our B&T pattern paper, and the layered colors at the top left are black shimmer trim and red and green washi tape.  Just beautiful!

If you haven't played with Washi Tape yet, go purchase some from my website at  Click 'Shop' and type "Washi" into the search field and it'll bring up all the kinds we have.  The red chevron and green swirls both come in the same package!  The top accent comes from the Sparkle and Shine Assortment kit.  Just the right touch to finish it off.

 The bottom right accent is created by simply popping out a Dimensional Elements chipboard piece (already decorated and ready to go!), and layering it on top of a piece of white cardstock decorated with matching strips of Washi Tape.  This helps pull both sides of the layout together.  Take a large sparkle swirl, cut it in half, and place each half down on either side of the embellishment!  No bulk, and it makes it look like it's even bigger than it already is.  I'm in love with "Sparkle and Shine".  :)

1 comment:

  1. Love it all Janene - you're that unusual scrapper who is not only creatively talented but also organized with a great business sense - what a woman! Love you!!!