Christmas Blessings with Peace and Joy

Christmas Blessings

Hello, hello – Karen here with my second Peace and Joy project  For this one I really wanted to emphasise the lovely Christmassy feel that the papers convey and so decided to focus on the all the poinsettias that feature in this range.

First I took the Joyful gloss speciality paper and inked it with green and red ink – see video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlqLsFnBOzo&feature=youtu.be

Once I had coloured my paper I cut a piece of Rejoicing to 8ins tall and 11 ins wide and added this to my Joyful paper.

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I mounted my photograph onto two pieces of paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.  I stuck a  Gold paper doily to the centre of my page 2 ins from the top and added the photo stack to the top of this, I then added a circular embellishment from the Collectables Pack , tucking it between the two paper photo mounts.

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Next I used the Poinsettia embossing folder and embossed three pieces of 6 x 4 white card. I cut the flowers from two of them and added them to the join at the top of the Rejoicing paper.  I added the third piece of embossed card centrally underneath my photo.

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To the top of the embossed card I placed the swag of foliage and flowers from the sticker sheet.  On top of this I added some flowers cut from Cheer and Merry papers and from the corresponding papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad.

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I took one of the border strips from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad and added it to the bottom of my piece of embossed card.  I used a piece from the Collectables Pack at the centre bottom and then added three Fire Red Paper Blooms to my page.  All that was left to do was to add a title using the Red Alpha Sticker Sheet. 

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I think I have achieved what I set out to do and have a lovely Christmassy page featuring Gracia at her second Christmas when she was 19months.  Note the Holly hair bobble that I made and she had to wear – poor girl :0)