Virtual Holiday Crop: Challenge 2-Sketch

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Let’s keep moving—so we can get as many projects completed today as possible!  It’s all about the completed projects!  …and the holiday spirit!

Challenge 2:  Sketch Challenge

Create a 2 page spread of Holiday memories.  Incorporate trees onto the left side of the spread.  We have created a couple of examples creating trees to help you out!  Sketches are designed to use as a jumping off point.  If you need to change some of the sizes of the photos or the orientation that is always acceptable.  When you are done, share your finished spread on the Facebook Event Page before the start of the next challenge (1pm CST) to qualify for prizes! Use hashtag #CMVirtualHolidayCrop



Layout spread created by Melissa Ullmann- CM Home Office US


Christmas Past Paper Pack  US CAN

Christmas Past Stickers  US CAN

Christmas Past Embellishments  US CAN

Christmas Past Mat Pack  US CAN

Gold Shimmer Cardstock  US CAN

Foam Squares  US CAN

Tape Runner  US CAN

12″Straight Trimmer  US CAN

To create the trees as shown: 

Step 1:  Cut the paper in varied sized rectangles.  Measure the width of the rectangle.  Make a mark on the back side at the 1/2 way mark.


Step 2:  Use your trimmer to cut from the mark to each opposite corner.


Layout spread created by Marja Deeth- CM Home Office Canada


Soiree Paper Pack  US CAN

Soiree Embellishments  US CAN

Black Solid 12X12 Cardstock US CAN

Travel Solid 12X12 Paper Pack US CAN

Tape Runner  US CAN

12″Straight Trimmer  US CAN

Instructions to create the trees and star:

  • To create the trees simply cut strips of Soiree Paper Pack to 1/2″ widths. Arrange the patterns in the order you’d like them to be in and then cut their lengths at a difference of 1/4″ for each tree layer. Create a ‘trunk’ out of green cardstock from the Travel Paper Pack that measures 1/2″ width and whatever height you would like your tree to be.
  • The stars are made by sketching a star on the backside of the patterned paper and then cutting them out with the All-Purpose Scissors.


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3 thoughts on “Virtual Holiday Crop: Challenge 2-Sketch

  1. Soirée for Christmas! Just darling! I love the tree! The Christmas Past would be great for those retro photos. Can’t wait to try that layout!

  2. Love the layout! I tried the trees and mine just didn’t come out that well. LOL!! Thanks for the great inspiration :-)

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