Deck the Palms with this Tropical Holiday Scrapbook Spread

Let’s be honest — Christmas time spent in the cold can be brutal. Dealing with long lines at the mall, trying to wrap presents in secret and bundling up to go to parties and events in December can turn anyone into a bit of a Scrooge. We totally understand why many people choose to spend the Christmas season having fun in the sun! If you’re one of those people, this tropical holiday scrapbook spread is exactly what you need! Take a look!

Created by Kelly Batten – Creative Memories Home Office, Australia

To create this layout, you will need:

Check out the ‘Tis the Sea-Sun Theme Pack in the video below!

Step 1: Use either White Cardstock or White Refill Pages for your base. 

Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut two strips of floral patterned paper to measure 4-3/8″ x 12″ and adhere them approximately 2-1/4″ from the bottom of each page.

Step 3: Cut two rectangles from the green ‘Tis the Sea-Sun paper to measure 6″ x 8″ and 6″ x 4″. Fold the top left and bottom right corners of the larger rectangle, as shown, and adhere it to the left side of the spread, approximately 1-1/4″ from the edge. Fold the top right corner of the smaller rectangle, as shown, and adhere it above (but still touching) the floral patterned paper, around 1″ from the edge of the right side of the spread. Adhere two 4″ x 6″ photos to these rectangles, as shown, and secure the folded corners down with adhesive.

Step 4: Cut two rectangles of the Red Cardstock to measure 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and one rectangle to measure 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″. Adhere the larger rectangles to the top right and top left of the pages, as shown. Securing 4″ x 6″ photos to them. Adhere the smaller rectangle on the bottom left of the left side of the spread, approximately 1/2″ from the bottom of the page). Secure a 4″ x 3″ photo on top.

Step 5: Cut two rectangles from the red dash patterned paper to measure 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ and one rectangle to measure 3″ x 3-1/4″. Adhere the larger rectangles to the right side of the spreads, approximately 1/2″ from the bottom of the page. Secure 3″ x 4-1/4″ photos to them. Adhere the smaller rectangle to the bottom right of the left side of the spread, approximately 1″ from the bottom of the page. Secure a 2-3/4″ x 3″ photo on top.

Step 6: Add your selection of ‘Tis The Sea-Sun stickers to the pages. Use Foam Squares under some and journal as desired.

This tropical Christmas scrapbook spread is perfect for all the snowbirds who prefer to head south for the winter. Have you ever celebrated Christmas in a tropical location? Tell us all about it in the comments below!

2 thoughts on “Deck the Palms with this Tropical Holiday Scrapbook Spread

  1. I just have to snicker a little bit, because we live in Florida and also have a home in SC. We can’t wait to get out of the FL heat and humidity to cooler weather and sometimes snow in our Carolina home. Have to admit that I will probably use this layout for our FL Christmas with family and friends.

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  2. A very cute layout Kelly. I suppose there are plenty of Aussies who enjoy the warm climes during the Christmas season. I love having a White Christmas, but I can definitely do without the freezing temps, wind howling, and dark days. Maybe I will have to give the beach or desert a try one day–just to see what a northern girl is missing. :-D

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