Create a stunning holiday scrapbook layout with 6” (15,24 cm) of hidden space for additional photos! I used the “This Miracle Night” paper collection by Craft O’Clock, which is one of my FAVORITE holiday scrapbook paper collections of all time. It’s absolutely beautiful!
The 12” x 12” (30,5 cm x 30,5 cm) collection includes 6 sheets of heavyweight paper (250gsm). I also used the coordinating “Extras to Cut” sheet, “Flowers 21”, and the “Junk Journal Extras to Cut Set”, as well. All these papers are available for purchase at the Sandpaper Road Shop HERE:
“This Miracle Night” Paper Collection:
30,5 cm x 30,5 cm (12” x 12”);
Extras to Cut 1 & 2;
Junk Journal Extras to Cut;
Flowers 21 (XXI);
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive;
Scor-Tape .64 cm (1/4”) and 1,27 cm (1/2”);
Glue Dots (Dimensional and Mini);
Scissors by Tonic 12,7 cm (5”) detail scissors and 22,86 cm (9”).
Begin with sheet #2 from the collection as the base. Lay on the table so the “Santa” side of the paper is facing you. Cut 4” (10,16 cm) off the left side of the entire page. Save this 4” x 12” (10,16 cm x 30,5 cm) piece, and set the two pieces off to the side for now.
Lay sheet #6 on the table in front of you, so you are looking at the children around the tree. Score and fold sheet #6 right down the center at 6” (15,24 cm). After you score and fold, turn the paper over and trim off one of the vertical “wood boards”. Make sure you are cutting through the wreath and flowers on the other side of the paper (and NOT cutting through the children and the tree). Keep the “door closed” with a pair of small magnets, adhering one magnet to the back of the page and the other to the inside of the “door”.
With the “door closed”, adhere the folded “door” to the left side of sheet #1, so that when the “door” is “closed” the layout measures 12” x 12” (30,5 cm x 30,5 cm). An easy way to do this is to lay one of the other 12” x 12” (30,5 cm x 30,5 cm) pieces on the table as a guide; then place sheet one (base) on the right side of the guide piece and the folded door piece on the left. You will see where you need to place the tape. Do not place tape where tape is not needed (see the back of your folded piece).
Watch the full-tutorial process video HERE:
Cut the trimmed “wood board” piece in half. Adhere one piece horizontally to the top of the “door” and one piece horizontally to the bottom of the “door”. Add a decorative brad for the “handle” (if you have one) for a special touch. If not, you could use a button or even a piece of patterned paper cut with a circle punch.
Remember the 4” x 12” (10, 16 cm x 30, 5 cm) piece we set aside earlier? Find that piece and lay it on the table so you are looking at the family and the tree. Cut 1” x 12” (2,54 cm x 30,5 cm) off of the RIGHT side of this piece. Adhere this small strip on the new layout in between the wreath pattern and the kids decorating the tree pattern. This will provide continuity in the new layout.
Use the remainder of the piece from sheet #2 (dark plaid side) to create photo mats for your photos. Use embellishment frame cut-outs from the “Junk Journal Extras to Cut” set for additional photo spaces.
Decorate the “door” as you would your holiday front door. It’s fun and easy with the “Extras to Cut” and “Flowers 21” embellishments!
Again, if you are interested in this amazing paper collection and all the embellishments, visit the Sandpaper Road Shop or click HERE:
Here’s a final look at this stunning holiday layout! Isn’t it beautiful?
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