Happy Tuesday, folks! It’s Elsie here with an alternative festive scrapbook layout. I say ‘alternative’ because this layout doesn’t necessarily scream ‘Christmas’, but it still has a festive theme and story behind it. I also used the Whimsical collection, which is obviously not Christmas themed. However if you don’t celebrate Christmas or want some fun and unconventional ideas for your festive pages, hopefully you’ll like this layout!
See, it’s a little out there right?! But I’ve had this layout idea for over a year, and I have been waiting for the right time to create it! So when I saw the enamel shapes in the Whimsical collection I knew they would make the perfect gumdrop buttons for my gingerbread man!
Firstly, I started by using with this monster and gingerbread man cut file. I cut the monster from the gorgeous periwinkle blue pattern on paper 23 and I used some kraft cardstock to cut my gingerbread man from. I hand-stitched around the monster with some matching blue thread and I absolutely love the way it turned out – it’s so adorable!
I also knew my title would be quite long, so I cut some speech bubbles from the pink pattern on paper 01 to place my title on. Paper 01 was the perfect choice to cut these speech bubbles from because the pale pink colour was a nice contrast to the blue monster and the pattern wasn’t too busy to clash with the multicoloured alphas.
I used both the chipboard and multicoloured puffy alphas to create my title. I love how much colour and whimsy this alpha combo adds to my page. I’m completely obsessed with the mini puffy alphas and funnily enough they remind me of candy. Also if you’re totally confused by my title and have no idea which movie I’m referencing, watch this video!
I didn’t plan on using any flowers on this page, but once I started adding some of the floral clusters from the ephemera pack, I couldn’t stop! I think they frame the speech bubbles nicely and tie the page together. I especially love the little bouquet the monster is holding in his gingerbread-free hand!
And finally a few other details to mention: I cut my photo into a speech bubble shape which really helped my design flow, and I used the rainbow hearts pattern on paper 16, but flipped it upside down to make it look like snowfall for a final wintry touch!
Thanks for joining me today everyone! I hope you’re inspired to create your own unconventional festive pages and/or maybe quote Shrek on your next layout – haha!