Christmas Joy - 12x12 Layout Process // Episode J - Summer of Stories

July 04, 2019

July 4th already?! Man, this summer is simply flying by. I hope you all have a fantastic time celebrating Independence Day and in to the weekend. Today I am not going red, white, and blue, but more of red and green. It marks the start of my participation in the Crafty Christmas in July hop created by Heather's Crafty Life! 

I got the opportunity to mix old and new on this layout with so many different brands. It always makes me happy to see different elements working together to create a cohesive page! While I mixed and matched to my heart's content, I had to be cautious of clashing shades of reds and greens. Luckily, the particular background paper from Pinkfresh Studio had two shades of red and two shades of green. This helped diversify the additional color options for the page. 

If you're interested in learning even more about the process of this layout, consider joining my Patreon! Every week this Summer, Patrons receive a real-time process video of layouts, some are even exclusive and just for them!

Like I mentioned before, a lot of old and new on this layout. I managed to use two chipboard pieces from an old K & Company set by Brenda Walton. I somehow used 5 pieces of chipboard on this page without even really trying. When it comes to chipboard, I just love it! 

In honor of Episode J, I decided to scrap a Christmas photo of joy. To be honest, the hard part was picking which photos to put with this concept! There's a lot of joyous moments that happen during the holidays! 

I finished off the page with a small cluster in the upper left to help balance the bottom half of the page. The silver snowflakes and enamels dots help add some pops of color to help direct the eye as well. I hope you certainly enjoyed the first page for my Crafty Christmas in July! 

Download J Story List Ideas Here!

Products featured on this project*:

Echo Park Chipboard:

Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Vibes 12x12:

Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Vibes Chipboard:

Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Vibes Buttons:

Wild Whisper Designs:

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