How to Combine Stickers, Papers, and Stamps to “Make a Scene!”

By | December 25, 2015

Hello, sweet friends!  It’s Tania back with you again today to share a tutorial for putting together a layout featuring The Story of Christmas Collection and the Designer Stamps made specifically for this darling collection. I absolutely adore all of the coordinating images that have been designed to coordinate in both the Believe Stamp Set and the Merry & Bright Designer Die & Stamp Set. My personal favorite is the little reindeer that can be paired with a tiny red Enamel Dot to be instantly turned into a little Rudolph embellishment…….so cute!

Ready to put together this layout along with me?

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Our base begins with a sheet of the Blue Solid Cardstock.  Cut the Cream Solid Cardstock to 8” x 10”. Then cut the remaining strip of Cream Solid Cardstock to 1 ½” x 12”.  Add the Cream Solid Cardstock strip across the bottom of the Blue Solid Cardstock flush with the bottom edge of the layout.  Cut a strip of the scenery from the Village patterned paper. I used the second scene down from the top by cutting straight across with my paper trimmer just below the house on the far right, then using my scissors to follow the blue sky line across the page.  Adhere just above the Cream Solid Cardstock.  Adhere the ‘green polka dotted border strip’ from the Element Sticker Sheet over the seam where the papers meet.

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Remove several patterned papers from the 6×6 paper pad and cut ½” strips from each pattern. Cut these strips down to varying lengths and arrange them to frame out around the Cream Solid Cardstock. Mat your photos on Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock and adhere in the upper area of the Cream Solid Cardstock.

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Add the ‘Deck the Halls’ sticker from the Element Sticker Sheet and ‘Be Jolly’ sticker from the Alpha Sticker Sheet to the upper left-side of the frame using foam dimensional tape. Add the ‘Happy Holidays’ sticker from the Element Sticker Sheet to the lower right-side of the frame using foam dimensional tape. Then, add the title elements as follows just below the photos: 1. The star banner sticker from the Element Stickers Sheet.  2. The ‘Christmas’ sticker from the Element Sticker Sheet using foam dimensional tape. 3. The ‘Cheer’ sticker from the Alpha Sticker Sheet.

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Stamp several snowflakes, a few trees, and a few reindeer using the stamps from both the Believe Stamp Set and the Merry & Bright Designer Die & Stamp Set. Then, use the coordinating dies to die-cut the stamped images.  Further embellish the stamped pieces with Enamel Dots.

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Adhere the stamped pieces on your layout to enhance the scenery on and above your Village patterned paper strip using foam dimensional adhesive.

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After adding the stamped pieces to the scenery, I decided that the darker stamped tree needed some additional embellishing too in the form of some more Enamel Dots to make it pop off the page a bit more before calling this layout complete!

Supplies:
Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock (Carta Bella)
Village Patterned Paper (Story of Christmas Collection)
Wood/Cream Solid Cardstock (Story of Christmas Collection)
Dark Green/Blue Solid Cardstock (Story of Christmas Collection)
6×6 Paper Pad (Story of Christmas Collection)
Element Sticker (Story of Christmas Collection)
Alpha Sticker (Story of Christmas Collection)
Enamel Dots (Story of Christmas Collection)
Merry & Bright Designer Die & Stamp Set (Story of Christmas Collection)
Believe Stamp Set (Story of Christmas Collection)
Hazelnut Ink
Light Brown Ink
Green Ink
Light Blue Ink
Manual Die-cut Machine
Paper Trimmer
Scissors
Tape Runner
Foam Dimensional Tape 

Source: Echo Park