Monday, January 4, 2010

Mandie's Christmas with Grandpa

I love this layout! Look at how well Mandie has blended colors and textures to create a simple, yet eye catching piece that is a pleasure to share! This layout was created using the same exact paper pack, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, that I used to make Carrie's Christmas Cookies. By comparing these two projects you can easily see the beauty and versatility of this gorgeous paper. Just accent with a different color of solid card stock and you can completely change the entire palette for your project!

Also, before we get into talking about how you can
recreate this work of art on your own. I want to point out the Bazzill Dotted Swiss card stock that Mandie used to accent. The texture of this card stock adds dimension and class to the layout as a whole that is simply stunning! In fact, as this is not a product that I currently have in my stash, I think that I need to go an order some now! Click here to jump to Cutters Creek and check out the 60 sheet multi-pack that Kim has stocked for us.

Now, I'm going to be quiet and let Mandie tell us a bit more about this page in her own words:

Hello all! Here is my first project of the New Year! It was a blast to make and I hope that you all enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed putting it all together!

Let's start with the supply list!

Christmas With Grandpa Layout was created using the following products:

Bazzill Dotted Swiss card stock - dark red and green
Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses patterned paper packet - holly, strips and alphabet stickers
White cardstock
Sakura Glitter Pen
BG Eskimo Kisses Brads and Felties
Tombo Mono Adhesive

My 3 main photos are 4" x 6" and matted to 4 1/2" x 6 1/2", the 3 square photos are just a bit smaller than 3" x 3" and are matted at 3" x 3" and the far right photo is slightly smaller than 3" x 4 1/2" and matted at 3" x 4 1/2".

For the Left page:

Holly Paper is cut at 10" x 7"
Stripped Paper is cut at 11" x 8"
Dark Red is cut at 2" x 12"
Green is cut at 3" x 12" (along bottom) and 5" x 7"
Layer papers as shown and adhere with Tombo Mono Adhesive.
Add flower embelishment to upper left corner of focal photo

For the Right Page:

Holly Paper is cut at 5" x 10"
Striped Paper is cut at 12" x 4"
Dark Red is cut at 2" x 12" (Then I trimmed a little and rounded the corners)
Green is cut at 5" x 8"

Layer papers as shown and adhere with Tombo Mono Adhesive.
Spell out title with letter stickers and use the Sakura Glitter Pen to add little snowflakes to the letters for more bling.
Add deer emblishment and brads.

If you have any questions for Mandie or another member of the Design Team, just ask! We always love to hear from you!

Thanks Mandie for another beautiful project!

The supplies for Mandie's Christmas with Grandpa can all be purchased from Cutters Creek.


  1. Another wonderful layout, thanks Mandie!

    I totally agree about how wonderfully you and Carrie both used the Eskimo Kisses Card-stock, in such different ways. It's such a great set and makes great cards too!

    I am really enjoying see all your great layouts and looking forward to more of the design teams work!

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Crafting!

  2. Love it! Mandie always does a GREAT job!


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