Hey there Creative friends! Super excited to share another Scrapbooking process with you. Today’s share is for CUT to YOU and I’ve created another Christmas layout. If you are following along on my YouTube at Created by Gwen you’ll have seen the big Christmas Stash Bust series I did in December. I used up a stack of goodies so didn’t feel guilty at all about getting the new Pink Fresh Studio Collection and working with it on this page. That is the wonderful thing about using up older supplies; you can go ahead and buy new ones!

I was a little time poor when I was making this page so decided to back the cut file in the one pattern paper. It didn’t take very long as it is a simple design around the outside edge. You could use a different pattern paper in each of the stars for a more dramatic look as well, it will just take a little longer to back. If you’d like to see how I back my cut files, I have a couple of videos on YouTube you can check out.

I’ve positioned the file centred on my page and added my photo to the left-hand side of the layout. I’ve also used the same pattern as a border for my page so that the border matches the pattern in my backed stars.

Next, I wanted to work on my title. I was concerned I might run out of space for it if I didn’t lock it in early in my process. I’ve gone with the word ‘Joy’ which is a puffy sticker.

I’ve then worked on adding lots of bits and pieces from the ephemera packs and die cuts in the collection. I’ve worked with the idea that larger elements will go towards the bottom of the page and smaller elements at the top of the page to match the size of the stars in the cut file. I’ve also been careful to include round or star shaped elements, not square as they would be too ‘blocky’ for the look I’m going for here.

I’m being really careful to consider not just the shape of the elements I’m adding but the colour as well. I’m trying very hard to balance out the heavy colours on my page with softer ones. In particular, the blue and red tones.

I’ve just kept mixing and matching until I felt the layout was complete. I think this one is a simple yet striking design and certainly one you could recreate in a short period of time. If it inspires you to make a page, I’d love to see it, so be sure to tag me or #cuttoyou on social.

I’ve also made a YouTube video process for this page, which you can see below.

I hope you enjoyed this one,

Until next time,

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