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Christmas... I {HEART} Christmas!

I am loving this new blog I stumbled upon, where the great Holiday Collage above may be found:

Elise Blaha : enJOY it

I am already brimming with possible variations!

This would look really great as a sampler of different Stampin' Up! Designer Paper series - to decorate my craft room :-) or to present them in a binder at events or shows -- maybe jazz the page up with some coordinated sets like they show in the new catalog?
Not all papers have the coordinating sets, but it could make for a creative collage. Or to give as Gifts, or as a Boutique/Craft Fair sales item: holiday themes - using the Christmas, Valentines, and Halloween themed papers,decorative accents - some of the new papers are pretty Chic!!

Notes About Designer Papers: I love that the designer papers are all coordinated! Yet they are different enough that you could use them for totally different looks. Used together, like in a simple collage as Elise suggests, or in a giant family Scrapbook, smaller theme scrapbooks, or even as suites or sets of Cards -- they will really help you achieve a totally coordinating and complementary look. And did you know that they come in patterned sets of a single color? Check them out : click Shop Now at my site and from the selections on the left choose Paper, then Designer Paper. (Shown: Merry Moments, Cast a Spell, and Game Night)

I also like the idea of saving bits of wrapping paper ( I LOVE wrapping paper, I always - much to my husbands dismay - save pieces, some not so small, from parties for scrapbooking) or gift bags and making an Event collage - bridal shower, baby shower, anniversary party, Birthday or Graduation parties... It would be a simple and timeless way to remember the event, maybe add a little line of journaling about the gift or giver, or add a larger Quote or Title to the frame! Keep it clean and classic, but it could have a great meaning for the recipient. What a decorative and meaningful piece, with that memory of a special time celebrated in an almost secret code.

Happy Crafting!


1 comment:

Windy Robinson Life Handmade said...

I love your idea about saving bits of wrapping paper!