November Crop – Layout Preview

The Merly Impressions November  Crop is nearly upon us so we thought we would let everyone know about the kit our croppers will be using on Saturday 17th November.

The kit uses the Kaisercraft collection called Just Believe which features versatile colours and patterns – a Christmas collection but it is also ideal for snowy, frosty or winter themed layouts.   The crop kit includes a total of eight sheets of printed paper, three sheets of Kaiser cardstock, two Boutique Buttons (designed by Morag Cutts), cotton and some berry embellishments.

The theme for the two layouts is Christmas, the layouts are called ‘Christmas Memories’ & ‘Joy’ but you can adapt your layouts and titles to suit your own photo’s.

The first layout which I have called ‘Christmas Memories’ uses one photo measuring 10cm wide by about 10cm high. I have used a colour photo but you could also use a black & white or sepia photo. The colours in this layout are mainly green and deep red, very traditional Christmas colours.

Christmas Memories layoutThe second layout which I have called ‘Joy’ uses one photo measuring 9cm wide by 11cm high. I have used a coloured photo again, the colours in this layout are mainly pale, frosty blues/greys and a touch of red.

Joy LayoutYou are obviously free to alter the title (and therefore the theme) of the layouts and you can also add journaling. I have also used a punch set and the Sew Easy tool which will be available to use on the day. We will also bring our usual supply of tools, the Cricut Expression machine, Grand Calibur and Big Shot to the crop if people would like to use it to create their own title or cut out other embellishments. Other items used on the layouts which you need to bring are a sewing needle if you want to do the sewing, Crystal Lacquer, a journal pen a green & pale Blue ink pad for inking round the edges. We will also have ink pads and Crystal Lacquer available to purchase on the day if you don’t have them. You will also need to bring a small pair of scissors because there is a little delicate cutting out on both of the layouts.

We will post full images and close-ups of the layouts after the November crop.

The kit will cost £10 on the day but is entirely optional and your seat is £5.00. The location of the crop, together with other details, can be found on our Crop Dates page.

There will also be the usual FABULOUS Merly Shop and for the Christmas themed November Crop we will supply gorgeous mince pies, Sausage Rolls and the usual muffins, choccies and biscuits, tea & coffee. Please bring your own lunch.

See you all next week,
Chrissy & Paul   xXx

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