Gift a Traditional Touch With This Christmas Scrapbook Layout

With many seasonal celebrations around the corner, we’re curious — do you create your Christmas layouts before or after the actual festivity? Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu has been feeling the yuletide spirit lately, which led her to create a joyful Christmas scrapbook layout ahead of time. Check it out!

Sachiyo’s Inspiration

There may be some people wondering if we celebrate Christmas in Japan. Yes, we do celebrate Christmas in Japan, but in a different way compared to what we see in the U.S. Our “traditional” Christmas dinner is not turkey or ham — it’s fried chicken from KFC. We also have a special dessert called “Christmas cake.” It’s interesting to see how different our cultures are, but we also share common ground, such as the fact that the kids believe in Santa Claus! Do you remember the excitement you would feel when you found presents under the Christmas tree when you were a child?

Project by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor

To create this layout you will need:

Step 1: Use a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock as the base.

Step 2: Cut the town border from the patterned paper using the 12-inch Trimmer. Then, “fussy cut” the upper side of the border using the Micro-Tip Scissors. Adhere it to the bottom of the base.

Step 3: Cut a circle using the outside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade from Platinum Shimmer Cardstock. Adhere it to the base.

Step 4: Punch twice using the Reindeer Punch with Black Cardstock. Cut the legs of reindeers and swap the forefoot and back legs — that way your reindeer look like they are flying in the air.

Step 5: Using the Santa’s Sleigh Punch, punch one sleigh with Black Solid Cardstock and two with Platinum Shimmer Cardstock. Add the black sleigh to the moon. Set aside the little stars punched out from Platinum Shimmer Cardstock for later use. (You may use the Platinum Shimmer Cardstock sleighs for your next project.) Using the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Green Blade, cut out Santa Claus from the “North Pole special delivery” sticker and add it under the sleigh as shown.

Step 6: Add the reindeers, punched out Platinum Shimmer Cardstock little stars and stickers/embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Draw the reins using the Black Dual-Tip Pen.

What sorts of Christmas traditions will you fill this Christmas scrapbook layout with? Let us know in the comments below!

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