By Jennifer Gormly
Placing a border sticker
down one side of your page sometimes just doesn't
feel like enough to decorate your page. When
this happens, try combining your border stickers
with each other and with other stickers and
embellishments you may have lying around to
create a truly unique look.
This layout was created using
Red Weave paper for the background, Green Gingham
paper, Green Spots paper, off-white cardstock
and NRN Christmas Border stickers.
Begin by matting your photo
on off-white cardstock. Next, tear a large rectangular
piece of the green spots paper and cut a rectangle
of green gingham paper (same width as your photo
matt but a bit shorter). Glue the green spots
paper to your background paper and your gingham
paper in the top left corner of it.
Cut the ribbons from your
red ribbon sticker borders. To ensure you have
enough, cut 3cm off one end of the sticker and
then cut a strip about 17.5cm long. Place the
leftover pieces aside for later. The ribbons
actually have a white background which I chose
to cut out. This is a matter of personal opinion
and is not necessary to complete your layout.
Place the first red ribbon
on top of the green gingham paper, angled down
from left to right. Glue the matted photo on
top and then the second ribbon goes on top of
that. Finish it off with a Christmas tree sticker
in the bottom right-hand corner.
To create the border on the
left, place the two candy borders next to each
other directly on the background paper. Cut
three diamonds from cardstock. Decorate these
with different sized torn rectangles of green
spots and green gingham paper. Then use the
left over ribbon pieces to enhance your diamonds
before adding the top sticker. For example,
the middle tile has two of the end twirls cut
out from the sticker border and placed in the
corners of the diamond. The gingerbread sticker
is placed on top. Also cut two smaller diamonds
from green gingham paper. Finally, evenly space
the diamonds along the border and attach.
All that's left now is your
journal box. Cut a rectangle of off-white cardstock
and journal on it. Mat it on green gingham paper
and glue it to your layout. Embellish it with
one of your remaining stickers and a green dot
cut from your ribbon border stickers.
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