Merry Christmas, y’all! Heather Leopard is here today to tell you about one of my family’s Christmas traditions – train ride to see Santa via the Polar Express in our Christmas pajamas from our house elves. The girls get super excited when they discover these gifts from their elves, who by the way end up covered in tape and wrapping paper. It’s so funny and so cute to watch the girls. I’ve documented this story on this scrapbooking layout.
We snapped these photos while waiting for the train to take us to the North Pole. The girls even received a golden ticket for the ride.
Gather your supplies
You’ll need 5 – 9 patterned papers, scissors or die cut machine, the free cut file I designed, mist or other ink medium, die cuts and other embellishments as listed in supplies below.
Document your Christmas Traditions
Hand cut the pieces of your Christmas tree or download my free cut file HERE. Cut each piece and arrange on the page to make sure you like how it looks. Don’t add adhesive yet. You may choose to cut each piece using a different pattern like I did, the same pattern or a repeating pattern. Either way, it will look fantastic. I chose to spread them out with a little space here and there but you might want to place them right next to each other without the space.
Next, spray gold mist lightly over your background paper. Once dry, splatter red, green and gold. Let that dry as well.
Add your tree pieces back to the page and add some random, creative stitching. Don’t worry about perfection. It was designed to have some irregularities.
Add some puffy stickers as decorations for your trees to add a bit more dimension. Try to pick out stickers that are the same color as or coordinate with the patterned paper.
Christmas Traditions Documented
Add your photos and other embellishments and don’t forget your journaling. While I am going to create a complimentary Christmas traditions pocket page with photos of the elves and extensive journaling, I left space at the top of the photos to add journal strips.
So tell me…what are your favorite Christmas traditions this holiday season?
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
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