Home Stamp SetsHAPPY HOLLA DAYS Backing a Large Cut File with Kira

Backing a Large Cut File with Kira

December 26, 2017

Hey friends!  Kira here with a fun, winter themed layout.  I love that the Happy Holla Days stamp set has all the little snowflakes on it.  It’s perfect for documenting those not so Christmas-y winter photos.

I decided to grab one of last years photos of my son playing in the snow.  Because, y’all, we moved to San Antonio and I’m literally still wearing flip flops and tank tops.  Last year was the first year we had a good amount of snow in Seattle and my son was old enough to actually appreciate how much fun it is.

Before starting my layout, I decided on a color palette.  I always like to go through Pinterest for inspiration and am drawn towards non-traditional colors the most.  Then I flip through my stamp pad samples and find some colors that I think would work for the look I am going for.  For this layout I chose teal, aqua, coral, orange and gold.

After choosing my colors, I cut a large snowflake out of white cardstock on my Cricut.  Then instead of back the cut file with patterned paper like I typically do, I stamped all of the snowflake stamps in my various colors on some white cardstock to back my cut file with.  I love how these colors look together!

No surprises here…but I knew I had to stitch around this cut file.  It really made the cut file stand out and drew your eyes right to those adorable snowflakes.  I used a mint color thread so it didn’t overpower the layout, while still creating the definition before the two white cardstocks.

I decided to title this layout “Snowflake Kisses” (which Mary reminded me is pretty similar to a recent layout I created called “Pumpkin Kisses” but I never claimed to be original with my layout titles.  Lol.).  I used some thickers in teal, pink and white and added “kisses” in black to tie in some of the black from the photo.

The embellishments I used are from the Crate Paper Falala collection.  There was more pink and reds in that collection, but I thought it worked nicely with the color palette I chose. I finished off the layout with some gold Heidi Swapp color shine and added a date stamp!

Thanks for stopping by!

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