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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Stockings Were Hung Layout

This layout was a real challenge for me, but it was fun overcoming the creative obstacles in order to get it completed! I knew I wanted to create a fireplace scene with stockings, but my first idea to use full size 4" x 6" photos didn't look that great, so I decided to  crop the photos to 3.5" x 5". This meant I couldn't add extra photos behind the main photo using Flip-Flaps, so instead I stuffed the stockings using photo tags that pull out of the stockings. Next I built a fireplace using cardstock mantle, bricks, and mortar, and cut flames on my Cricut for a cozy scene. I was just going to use the quote from 'Twas the Night Before Christmas as my title, but I ended up adding my own lines because I realized the pictures focused more on opening the stockings than on them hanging. Hope you enjoy viewing the finished product as much as I enjoyed making it!
Recipe:
Cashmere, Saddle, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush & White Daisy cardstock
Cashmere, Saddle &Whisper ink
Black marker
Green stocking recipe:
  Christmas Brights Plaid patterned paper (BoBunny)
  Ponderosa Pine cardstock
  Ponderosa Pine ink
  Green grosgrain ribbon (Offray)
Blue stocking recipe:
  Everyday Celebrations Level 2 papers
  Dutch Blue cardstock
  Dutch Blue & Chocolate ink
  Sweet Leaf Ribbon Rounds
Red stocking recipe:
  Poinsettia patterned paper (Paper Adventures)
  Cranberry cardstock
  Black ink
  Black Ribbon Rounds
Pink stocking recipe:
  Unknown patterned paper scraps from my stash!
  Blush cardstock
  Blush ink
  Blush Ribbon Rounds
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: stockings, bricks
Cricut Artistry cartridge: flames
Challenges: Lasting Memories 4 Photos; Bitten By the Bug 2 holiday symbol challenge (stockings may be stretching the definition of symbol a little, but when I see this shape, I certainly think Christmas!)

8 comments:

Angie said...

That is adorable! Love the creative idea and how it turned out.

Haven_mom4 said...

Super cute stockigs and love the little bits of flame peaking out from behind them. Thanks for sharing with us at lasting memories

Laurie Levorson said...

Very clever layout idea to simulate a fireplace with handing stockings! I agree that stockings are definitely a symbol of Christmas. Thanks for sharing at Bitten by the Bug 2!

moknowsall said...

what a wonderful stocking surprise your layout is. this is a fantastic idea. Love Love Love it. I have to do this too. the fireplace behind the stockings is the greatest. thanks for sharing and entering out challenge this week at BBTB2. Happy Holidays.

maureen

Caroline said...

What a cute idea to make these stocking and put pictures on them to make your layout. I love all the colors and the stocking turned out so fabulously. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Lori said...

Oh my goodness - this is such a cute idea! Love those stockings! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories! - Lori DT

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Such fun stocking layout :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at BBTB2 Challenge this week!

Sandy Ross said...

Such a fun idea...I love the four little stockings...great way to showcase your 4 photos! Thanks for playing along with Lasting Memories!!!