Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Club Scrap Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Holiday Blog Hop!

I used to think it was fun to be a kid at Christmas, but now I know it's even more fun having a kid at Christmas! The pictures I took of Marilee last year show just that. She was so excited to open her presents and this layout preserves that moment for me.

I used the I'll Be Gnome for Christmas Collection for this 12x12" Christmas Morning page. It features wallet-sized photos and a Christmas tree embellishment made from the Gnome Cutaparts and stamped paper scraps.

Here is a bit about how Santa's Elf put this page together.

1. Hand cut a tree trunk from Dark Green and attach a paper strip to create a base for the tree measuring 10" from the base of the trunk to the top. Run adhesive along the strip.

2. Center the 5.5" "Merry Christmas" cutapart to the bottom of the strip.

3. Center additional strips onto the Green base until it is filled. Alternate with colored papers and portions of the printed cutaparts. Don't worry about the edges aligning perfectly until the next step.

4. Trim the tree at an angle from the outside edge of the "Merry Christmas" cutapart to the top of the Dark Green strip. You may find it helpful to identify the center of the Dark Green strip; trim to 3/4" to the left and right of the center mark.

5. Rotate the tree to place it upside down into the trimmer and repeat alignment process to create the same angle on the other side of the tree.

Bottom corner of the cutapart is on the edge of the blade.
Tree top center line at .75" from blade

6. To finish the tree, matte with Dark Green and attach a hand-cut star.

Next on the Holiday Hop is the fabulous Annette at Digital Musings.

Thank you for stopping by during your busy holiday season. I hope Santa is good to you!

Have a blessed Christmas.



  1. Absolutely a fun idea and a great page! Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family from Raymond and me xx

  2. Totally terrific as always Kay. Love the christmas tree and will definitely be casing that. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  3. That is such a nifty idea! The tree is wonderful and your finished lo is precious!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Your projects always have the most awesome details. LOVE the tree! Genius! (Marilee's pics are pretty awesome too!) Merry Christmas!

  5. Lovely layout and tree!! And here I wondered how you got those pieces cut to fit perfectly to make the tree-duh!

  6. Kay what a great idea to create the tree for an embellishment on your page. Marilee is full of joy and what a nice way to preserve this precious memory! Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

  7. Great layout - I love how you did the tree! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  8. You come up with the cleverest ideas!

  9. Thanks so much, you all are extremely kind and generous! And, I know's about time I get last year's Christmas photos on a page!

  10. Love the tree and the LO!! Great memory!

  11. Kay, how true - watching your own open presents is more fun than opening ones yourself!! Love the layout and love how you used the strips to make the tree. I save all my strips........ hmmmmm......... Think I have something to try.

  12. Such a clever use of scraps. Great page, love those photos of Marilee so excited.