Today I'm over at the Kerri Bradford Studio Blog sharing a winter-y die cut layout that uses some of Kerri's new stamps! That's right friends, stamps! SO excited for my dear friend Kerri on her new venture. If you love stamping on your layouts and projects, you will love these!
I wanted to create a page that depicted the feeling of winter for this photo of my son “helping” his grandpa shovel snow from several years ago. I kept the color scheme to blue + silver + white + gray/black and purposely created a a quadrant-style layout with the larger photo in the bottom left quadrant, the grouping of four snowflake embellished tags in the lower right quadrant and the title and journaling in the upper right quadrant. The scattering of snowflakes fills in the upper left of the design.
When I'm designing a scrapbook page using digital die cuts I like to open, resize and arrange my page in the Silhouette Software based on my photo, like you see below. By adding in the dimension(s) of the photo(s), I can easily resize and rearrange the other elements until I have the layout laid out the way I want.
Here are the kits I used to create my page:
- Lovely Little Words
- This & That Winter (“bundle up”, “snowflakes”, snowflakes)
- Here Comes Santa Claus (snowflake)
- December Additions: The Extras (snowflake)
- Letters To Santa (snowflake)
- Snowflake Etc. (snowflake)
- Santa’s Workshop Toys (snowflake, circle snowflake tags, tag)
- Happy Stuff (“hello there”)
I love combining Kerri’s words and/or phrases to make custom titles for my layouts. The mix of fonts adds interest as well as a fun touch. I printed my journaling on the 12x12 patterned paper and adhered the title below the journaling by combining the words "hello there" from the Happy Stuff Kit with "snowflakes" from the This & That Winter Kit. I purposely chose this Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party paper because of the white splatter on the solid color, perfect for my snowy page!
I die cut the four tags using the tag shape from the Santa's Workshop Toys Kit and embellished them with die cut snowflakes adorned with pearls, enamel dots and gemstones. The stamping on the tag is from the new One Fine Day Stamp Set and Time Stamp Set.
Kerri’s new print & cut Lovely Little Words add a great finishing touch throughout the page.
I used a mix of 12x12 patterned papers, foil paper, glitter paper, and vellum to add "texture" without the bulk to my layout. Making sure to have a couple of the snowflakes "hang" off the side of the page helps ground the page design.
To see how I put together this page from start to finish, watch out the video below or view on youtube HERE:
Other supplies (retired, from my stash):
- Crate Paper Love Notes Crush 12x12 Paper (black with hearts)
- KBS Stamps
- Doodlebug Beetle Black Mini Jewels
- Doodlebug Lily White MIni Jewels
- Freckled Fawn Epoxy Button Accent and Acrylic Star Accents
Be sure to check out Kerri's new stamps in her store HERE: