With Love with First Noel

Hello,

Karen here with my first page using the First Noel collection (I have a YouTube of my unboxing of this luscious kit here) which is the final Kaisercraft Christmas range for 2018.  Again this has a very different and contemporary look focusing on gold, gray, black and white with gold foil accents.

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As soon as I saw that the range featured presents I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use – one taken of Gracia when she was three.

I decided to try using my present embossing folder as a letterpress and inked the debossed side with black ink and run it through my Big Shot.  It didn’t give a perfect print but I really liked that some areas were a little faded and distressed.  Next I cut out the two piles of presents .

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I cut two rows of presents from Wrapped and was ready to start assembling my page.  I started with a piece of Elephant Ears card to which I added the gray side of Starry, having cut half an inch from one side and the bottom.

To this I added the Wrapped piece at the bottom of the page.  I added my photo on foam tape to the back of my photo, leaving about 1 inch clear on all sides and placed it on the right side of my page.  I tucked the two embossed piles of gifts either side.  At the bottom of my photo I added a border from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad, which I tied around with a piece of gold and white baker’s twine (from my own supplies) and added a tag, also from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad.

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I then stuck another piece of gold and white baker’s twine to the top of my page and added pieces from the Collectables pack and the wooden flourish pack to make a garland across the top of my page.

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Finally, I used a piece of Celebrate Tape for my title and added three deep yellow rhinestones to either side of the border at the bottom of my photo.

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So there we have my first project this month.  I have already made my second one to show you later in the month and that one has a very different feel to it!

Karen xxx