Merry Christmas!!! I hope you all are having a cozy day enjoying time with loved ones.
Today I'm sharing one last Christmas themed layout that I created for the Pebbles blog that I did in a pocket page style using their fun Home For Christmas collection. I must admit that the pocket page portion was assigned to me and not a style I normally would chose for myself so I was at a loss of where to start, but I discovered THIS wonderful sketch by the talented Allison Davis which gave me a great jumping off point.
To hold my journaling card I turned to one of the Home For Christmas cardstock tag pockets. It came with the words "To/From" printed on the front which I was able to easily disguise with a little strip of patterned paper.
I found that when I was able to think about the pockets as individual projects like little greeting cards, it made everything less intimidating for me. Following the sketch, I incorporated a tree for my largest pocket which I crafted from a piece of felt.
For my bottom pocket I chose to sting a trio of stockings, popping up the darkest green one so that it would stand out against the similar colored background.
Today's layout features We R Memory Keepers 1/16" Power Punch which I was able to utilize in a couple of different ways on my project. I used it first to punch tiny holes in my stocking die-cuts so that I could string them with embroidery floss. I am seriously excited to have a strong punch that punches this smaller sized circle! I can see this being useful for so many applications and it was perfect for these stockings that were simply too small to use with my Crop-a-Dile tool.
I used it again to create my homemade felt tree embellishment. I put together a visual tutorial along with 10 simple steps on how you can create one too which you can see on Pebbles blog HERE. I hope I've inspired you to try making your own personalized embellishments! I had so much fun making mine! :)
I will be taking a bit of a blogging break as I enjoy the next few days with my family. Check back next week for a fun Top Ten Blog Hop I will be participating in. Hope you have lots of cozy and relaxing days ahead of you! :)
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