Christmas Cheer is Here

Nothing lifts my mood quicker than
a little Christmas music and crafting...thank goodness for
I know, I know...some scoff that we're rushing the 
season, but I want to experience that Christmas Magic for 
more than just 25 days out of a month!  I guess that's why for years I've
always started preparing for Christmas in the month of July.
 It's the anticipation of that very special and exciting time of year
that I cherish the most :)

So with that, let's have a look at the brand new Christmas collection from

There are so many fun paper crafting projects, as well as layouts
and cards, that can be done with a Christmas Collection, but honestly, I didn't know
where to start!  I wanted to do it all with CHRISTMAS CHEER!
I finally decided on a layout and altered frame to share this week.

.::HO HO HOP::.
I wanted to showcase several different patterns of paper on this layout, so 
I chose to use various lengths of strips as a mat for my photos.

You will notice that one strip goes completely from the top to the bottom of the page
and has been machine-stitched;  I made this my vertical focal point
and accentuated it with the placement of the tree die-cut.
I cut down one of the scrolled journal Sticker Stcakers and tucked it
behind the top photo.  After adding a couple of I Top Brads, the layout was complete!  
 I purchased this cute baroque frame at Kirklands, removed the glass and added my
own altered photo using CHRISTMAS CHEER!  I have a special place in my 
kitchen where I hang a little something for each holiday or season
 The large die-cuts from Imaginisce are wonderful for projects 
like this one; they're a piece of art-work in themselves!
I used the snowflake stamp from the collection
and just cut out each flake after stamping.  I added them to
the project with foam dots.

 With the I Rock Tool, I added a few red Glam Rocks...
perfect for holly berries!  I also added clear Glam Rocks to the
centers of the snowflakes.

Of course, one of my pieces wouldn't be complete without
a nice big, colorful bow on top!  The Imagi-Cut is just the right tool
for cutting AND sealing those ribbon ends.

And I have wonderful news: you can WIN your very own 
Just cruise on over to the Imaginisce Blog and comment
on each day's Christmas in July posts (we're on Day #3 today)
There will be several of luck to you!

As always, I thank you much for stopping by to see me today!

  1. Fabulous as always!!! Where did you get that super cool green frame???? LOVE IT! I bet your house is decorated beautifully. You just rock at design! :)

  2. Girl, that page is awesome, and I looove the frame! I wish I could see your house at Christmas. It's going to be all decked out with your gorgeous creations!

  3. OMG, these are stunning! I love getting ready for Christmas too. I think you have now made me want to go to Kirkland's for a frame...NEED!

  4. I concur, that page is just awesome! That's the type of style that I just love. I'm now sitting here stunned that a company made a product for ribbon, yet probably all of us in our homes have the only thing we'd ever need for frayed ribbon: scissors and a lighter. I cut my ribbon then with a lighter, barely put the ribbon into the blue part of the flame and bingo, just a little bit of flame and no more frayed edge. Darn, I should have marketed that idea earlier LOL

  5. I love these project, the strips of paper behind the photo on the layout is awesome :)

  6. Love your Christmas crafts. I love how you used all of the different papers in strips. TFS
    dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)
    (email follower)

  7. I love that Be Jolly frame! I'm a sucker for pretty Christmas decor!

  8. Love how bright and cheery the christmas collection is! You do amazing projects... always!

  9. Wow, you have been busy, Shellye. I have browsed through your posts this week, and your creations are all amazing. Love your mini albums, love your Christmas decorations, love your layouts!

    Thank you for beeing such a source for inspiration!


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