MERRY AND BRIGHT | MERRY AND BRIGHT | GWEN WRUCK

Hey Creative friends, I’m back on the blog today with some more Christmas inspiration using the ‘Merry and Bright’ collection. For this page, I thought it would be fun to scrap this black and white photo of my daughter and drew inspiration from that sweet little present she has there in her lap.

To start the page, I’ve created my background using the ‘Star Bright’ and ‘Happy Holidays’ pattern papers. I’m going with another central design for this page (I’ve been on a bit of a kick with those of late) To ground my photo I’ve cut out a cut file from CUT to YOU called ‘Pretty Packages‘ nice and large and then backed it. To back the cut file design, I’ve used the ‘A5 Paper stack’ where possible as I wanted the smaller prints of the paper designs.

I’ve added a mat to my photo also using paper from the ‘A5 Paper stack’ and then added stitching around the edge and popped it up on some foam tape for dimension. I’ve also added stitching to the edge of my background for a sweet detail.

For the title of my page, I’m using the ‘Merry and Bright’ element below which has been fussy cut from the ‘Oh What Fun’ pattern paper. This pattern paper has so many fun elements on it you can use to embellish your pages and I’ll be adding some more from this one as well which you will see below.

With my title and photo locked into position, it’s time to embellish. For this, I’ve taken floral pieces from the ‘Die Cut Ephemera’ pack as well as a Flair button. I’ve also added in a cute banner piece with Holly on it (shown above) which was cut from the cut-apart sheet.

I’ve also added in two of the ‘Gold Puffy stars’ from the collection and some Enamel Dots which are from the ‘Tis the Season’ collection.

To finish the page, I’ve taken a little dive into my stash and found a ‘Woodies button’ from the ‘Free Spirit’ collection as well as some typed sentiments from the ‘Colour Me Happy’ Collection and another Wooden Veneer piece that says ‘memories’. I have been on a bit of a stash busting kick as well of late so it was nice to get a few older pieces into this layout and mixing and matching them with brand new supplies.

You can also watch me create the layout below:

I hope you are getting some creative time at the moment, I know it can be a busy season. If not, be sure you’re taking lots of photos! xo

Until next time,

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