The time from Thanksgiving through New Year’s blends into one long holiday-celebrating season for me! Over the past 17 years, holding my annual Creative Memories Holiday Open House has become one of my favorite holiday traditions. I love opening my home to my loyal scrapbooking friends and showering them with special offers, make-n-takes, and holiday scrapbooking inspiration!
My very talented friend, Noreen Smith, graciously shared her new 1-2-3 Page Sketch with me, and I offered the layouts below as a workshop option at my Holiday Open House last weekend. And I’m so excited today to be posting my blog in tandem with Noreen! Please visit Noreen’s blog, Organized and Creative Mom to see her page sketch with cutting guide to make these layouts.
For the past 2-1/2 years, I’ve been hosting an almost monthly Crop Club where we use one of Noreen’s wonderful 1-2-3 Page Sketches, one pack of paper and one pack of stickers or embellishments to make 3 double-page layouts. Sometimes I’ll add a sheet or two or three of solid cardstock if needed, and I also try to incorporate the newest CM tools. If you search my blog, you’ll find a few examples of some of the layouts that we’ve created in the past. If you would like to join my Crop Club via long-distance, just send me an email and I’m glad to mail the materials to you.
I was so excited to play with Noreen’s new sketch that focuses on large triangles to make beautiful Christmas trees! As with all of her 1-2-3 Sketches, this was quick and easy to cut and assemble. I used the new Seasons Greetings Paper and Stickers from Creative Memories and was quite pleased with my results. I love the warm and cozy retro Christmas aesthetic of the new Seasons Greetings materials!
In addition to the Seasons Greetings paper and stickers, I used red and bronze cardstock for the bows that adorn the tops of my trees. I punched the bows with the new Embossed Bow Punch from CM and adhered the bows with Foam Squares. I also adhered most of the stickers with Foam Squares and also the center photo mat on the layout above. I love how Foam Squares add extra dimension and pop to our pages!
I had these layouts on display at my Holiday Open House and almost everyone who attended loved the pages and ended up purchasing the materials. I hope that you love them too! Please visit Noreen at Organized and Creative Mom for a copy of the 1-2-3 Sketch and Cutting Guide.
And if you’re in the U.S. and would like to purchase any of the tools or materials that I used, please visit my CM website. If you order now through noon on November 30th, you can take advantage of the great Black Friday/Cyber Monday Promo that Creative Memories is offering. Please note that the freebies are available while supplies last, so please order sooner than later. Click here to order.