Quilted Santa Layout

Ho, Ho, Ho! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As a little holiday gift to you, I’m sharing this cute Quilted Santa Layout idea. This layout will be perfect for photos of my granddaughters’ visit with Santa this year!

I used papers from the Seasonal Sightings Collection and the Totally Tonal Christmas Papers from Creative Memories.

To Create My Layout:

1. Cut a 1″ hollow frame from Cranberry Cardstock.
2. Cut 2 pieces of designer paper to 11-1/2″ x 6″. Adhere to the frame. Add a sticker strip to the seam of the pieces.
3. To create Santa, cut a variety of 1″ squares. Cut some in half on the diagonal. See photo.
4. Adhere squares to layout to create Santa. See photo. Add small faux stitching with Black Dual-Tip Pen to the squares.
5. Use the Custom Cutting System with smallest Circle Pattern and Blue Blade on the inside edge to cut two circles. Use one for Santa’s hat and the other for his nose. Add faux stitching to the hat circle. Adhere both with Foam Squares.
6. Draw Santa’s eyes and eyebrows with a Black Dual-Tip Pen.
7. Cut photo mats from Cranberry Cardstock: (1) 6″ x 4″ and (2) 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″.
8. Cut journaling mats from White Cardstock: (3) 6″ x 1/2″ and (5) 3-1/2″ x 1/2″. Add faux stitching with Black Dual-Tip Pen.
9. Add title with White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers.

For a printable instructional handout, please see the Files section of Karyn’s Croppers on Facebook.

Thank you so much for following me and all of my best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season!


Easy Layered Layout with Creative Memories Border Punches

Today I’m sharing some new versions of a layout that I first created for the Creative Memories Blog last year. My original layout featured the Diagonal Plaid Border Punch and Blue & Gold Collection. I created a similar version for myself using these same supplies and also two new versions of the layout.

The Diagonal Plaid Border Punch and Blue & Gold Collection were exclusive items from CM’s Black Friday Promotion last year. CM recently released the Diagonal Plaid Border Punch for purchase during December Deals, and it quickly sold out.

Creative Memories is currently running a December Deals offering of discounted and exclusive items for sale. New items will be added to December Deals at noon CT on December 9th and 12th, so make sure to check out our website often for new exclusive items and new discounted items. Please note that some items sell out quickly.

I used our Polar Lights winter collection, new Baby Blue Cardstock, and the Rainbow Ripple Border Punch to create my second layout using the same technique. You’ll find the Rainbow Ripple Border Punch in December Deals. It’s an exclusive item that is now available.

For my third version of this layout, I used the Totally Tonal Christmas Paper and a combination of the Diagonal Plaid and Rainbow Ripple Border Punches. To create this layout, use a sheet of White Cardstock as your base. Cut (3) 12″ x 3″ strips from three different papers and adhere to the center of the layout. Use the Diagonal Plaid and Rainbow Ripple Border Punches to punch three borders from Cranberry Cardstock and adhere to the bottoms of the strips. Cut (2) 12″ x 1/4″ strips from Cranberry Cardstock and adhere to the top and bottom of the striped panel. Add photos, embellishments/stickers and a journaling box.

Please see my YouTube channel for a video demonstration and some scrapbooking tips. (Make sure to subscribe!)

Please use this technique to create a layout and share it in my Album in Karyn’s Croppers on Facebook for an entry into my December Door Prize Drawing!

Don’t forget to add some Creative Memories items to your Christmas Wish List this year! I would love to help your friends and family shop for you. I also offer Gift Certificates that can be used to shop through my CM website link. Please contact me for info.

If you love my layouts, you might be interested in some up-coming events of mine.

Crop Class: Trimmer Edition: (Click here for info and registration.)

PJ Party Virtual Crops: (Click here for info and registration.)

In-Person Weekend Retreat: (Click here for info and registration.)

Happy Scrapping!