Chrissy here today sharing my second project for September, featuring the lovely Peppermint Kisses Kaisercraft collection. I love the playful imagery in this collection so decided to use a photo of my daughter when she was younger, she always had to sit under the tree and have her photo taken with her toys.
PAPERS, PEPPERMINT KISSES: P2811 Fun & Festive|P2813 Wrapped Up|P2816 Minty|P2817 Santa & Co|P2818 Ho Ho Ho|P2819 Under the Tree|PP1075 Paper Pad|CT969 Collectables
KAISERCRAFT PRODUCTS: KM124 Red Kaisermist|KM132 Gold Kaisermist|IP738 Lipstick Ink Pad|SB795 Red Pearls|CD301 Snow Kaisercard
OTHER: Red DMC thread
I created my base using snow Kaisercard, Minty, Ho Ho Ho & Under the Tree papers. I have also added some splashes of red & gold Kaisermist.
Of course I had to do some stitching, so before matting them all together I added this along the lengths of some of the strips with bright red thread.
Now for my favourite part – fussy cutting all the cute embellishments to decorate my layout with. I fussy cut all the pink & red poinsettias from the Fun & Festive, Ho Ho Ho and Santa & Co papers and fussy cut the very cute Nut Crackers and Reindeer.
I then layered up the poinsettias to give some dimension.
After adding my photo to the centre of my layout I then start to arrange all the fussy cut elements around it.
I like to add foam pads to some of the elements to give that little extra height and dimension.
To finish off I have added a title using one of the sayings from the papers and added some red pearls to the centres of the poinsettias .
This Christmas collection is just the cutest and I hope I have inspired you to use it.
You can find the full instructions for my layout here:
Happy Crafting – Chrissy Tingey xXx