For my THE MAGIC OF WINTER layout I used Winter Woodland and Mini Monograms. I kept thinking of what I could do that would convey Christmas but not to over the top so it can be a general winter use layout also. I finally came up with the design. The use of paper and embellishment is always the key to a good layout.
You can click on the picture to see more detail if you would like.
Patterned paper is Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses. I love Basic Grey and just love their Christmas line this year! As ya’ll know a great layout is one that is layers, layers and layers. I am usually too lazy to do very many layers but I got a little layer happy for this one! The cut file will cut everything you need and does have a placement reference mat so you can use it as a guide if you so wish.
-Patterned paper at 5.25 x 12”, pictured is Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Peppermint Twist
-Plain paper at 1.25 x 12”, pictured is Bazzill Bling off white
-Patterned paper at 2.25 x 12 Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Snow Cap
Use a border punch on each of the pieces going down the 12” length. I used the Stampin Up scallop border punch and then my deckle blade on my Purple Cows Trimmer. Ink edges if desired. Adhere to the base cardstock as pictured. I used Eskimo Kisses brads on the large sheet of patterned paper.
-Follow mat guides on cut file to cut pieces for the title, branch, bird and photo mats.
Step 2. Ink edges of your branches and leaves and assemble. Once assembled adhere to the branch shadow. I made criss cross marks on the pinecone for more detail.
Step 3. Apply mounting foam (if desired) *okie can’t imagine anyone not liking mounting foam but figures there are one or two odd folks out there* along the branch as shown. Apply branch to layout base.
Step 4. Assemble bird. I used Stardream Mica for the bird and opted to use a small black brad for his eye. Apply mounting foam to back of bird and place on branch.
Step 5. Assemble title words. I used an offset shadow and you can see in the picture how to offset. I used a dark brown for the shadow and opal Stardream mica for the top layer.
Take your mat cuts and assemble. I used Stardream bronze and Jupiter for the solids and then Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Alpine for the patterned paper. Embellish layers as you wish. I did ink the edges and then went back and added faux stitching on the patterned paper.
The adhere your mats to the layout.I used mounting foam on the scallop picture mats but of course you don’t have to pop dot them if you don’t want to.
Step 8. Add your title and embellish layout as you wish! I used Decorative Snow paint for the snowy effect on the title words and branch. Frosted Lace Stickles were added to the scallop picture mats. I added faux stitching on several of the elements. These of course are just suggestions and you can put your own twist on the layout.
I love it!! So much detail, loving the 'snow'!!ReplyDelete
Okie, The Magic Of Winter layout is absolutely beatiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks for having such detailed instructions.
I love this layout. Especially the added detail of the snow.ReplyDelete
OMG!!! THAT IS ONE GORGEOUS LAYOUT....LOVE ALL THE LAYERING, DETAILS AND COLORS! GREAT INSTRUCTIONS...WISH I HAD DSReplyDelete
WOW this is sooo beautiful!!! I am lovin' all the layers and the dimension to this layout!ReplyDelete
This LO is magic:) Thank you for your instructions.ReplyDelete
Love the layout!! Great JobReplyDelete
I Love your layout, especially the cardnials, my grandma's favorite bird.ReplyDelete
I love love love stickles, gives it that special pop. thanks for sharing.
Sorry to hear of all that happened to your dd.
I love the beautiful lay out! The use of the snow is a wonderful magical touch.ReplyDelete
WOW Okie, this is flat out gorgeous. What a beautiful job you've done on this. Definitely frame worthy! eileenReplyDelete
Love this layout. You have such great attention to detail, makes your work really look amazing. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
This layout is gorgeous. What kind of paint is for the snow?ReplyDelete
I love your layout, Love the branch and bird and everything else. I bought this paper for myself and am trying to come up with a card to send family.ReplyDelete
What a stunning layout!!! I see a scraplift coming on!ReplyDelete
Great layout! I'll have to try the Snow paint.ReplyDelete
Amazing as always Okie!ReplyDelete
Love, love, love (and gonna scraplift) this!!
This layout is one of my favorites!! Your work has always amazed me on the MB, too!! Thank you for always being so willing to share your ideas!ReplyDelete
Okie, Your LO is Gorgeous!!! I love how you laid everything out, the colors are wonderful. I love your choice of images and of course the Basic Grey cardstock sets everything off. Love it!!!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love your layout idea! It is so beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the idea
This is a beautiful layout. I love birds of all kinds.ReplyDelete
Thank you for showing us how you did the layout. It is beautiful! JuneReplyDelete
Great layout, Okie, I'm a follower and just love to see what you create. I will be watching......ReplyDelete
This is just awesome! Love the snow, the cardinal's eye, the snowflakes. Just love it all!ReplyDelete
Love this layout. It is simply gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Very pretty layout. Nice detailed instructions too.ReplyDelete
This is a beautiful layout. I just love the scallop circles and the snow. I really have to get Mini Monograms now after seeing all the great projects made with it. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
OMG Okie! (I'm just getting used to hearing your ACTUAL name. LOL) You guest DT spots on Christmas with the Cricut are FABULOUS!!! This layout really blows me away! I ALMOST want to start trying to scrap after seeing this but know I could NEVER do anything as BEAUTIFUL!!!! xxDReplyDelete
You really out did yourself on this layout. Everything about it is AWESOME, including your instructions. TFS, you not only have a great personality that keeps us all in stitches but you are so dang talented.ReplyDelete
Beautiful LO !!! Love the cardinal and the "snow"!I'm a foam pop dot fan too... Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!ReplyDelete
Hugz n Kissez, Joy
I saw your layout on CWTC and I had to come here to leave you a comment. I love how you used the decorative snow. It makes me think that the mischievous bird knocked snow on your title. :) Very cute!ReplyDelete
I love this layout. I do not have MM, is there a different cart I can use for the same effect? TFS. Bobbi M. email@example.comReplyDelete
I love the LO--it is gorgeous! Your detail work is perfectReplyDelete
Very cute layout! Being from MN I love seeing cardinals during the winter and this layout would look perfect in with the kids Chistmas pictures!ReplyDelete
Good morning and I LOVE this layout. Its gorgous!! Im gonna make one , like yours. Everything was perfect. Thanks for sharing. CindyReplyDelete
OMG, Okie, I LOVE this layout. Don't have this cartridge, but may have to check into getting it. Great job on this and all your projects this week.ReplyDelete
Love your LO. It is just perfectly winter w/o being too Christmassy.ReplyDelete
Where did you get & what exactly is Decorative Snow Paint? Pic please?!
This is wonderful! Great job!!ReplyDelete
Hi Okielady, love your layout, I love the use of the Woodland cart. I need to send a special request for this one. I am very impressed with the versatility of it.ReplyDelete
Once again, thank you for sharing all your woxrk with us.Jx
WOW!Impressive!!I love it!:)CarolHReplyDelete
UUUMMMMMM YOU ROCKED THIS LAYOUT OKIE!!! WOOOOO HOOOOO!!!! Love all the details on here. Hugs, TReplyDelete
I love your pages! Beautiful work! I am new to the cricut family , thanks for some great ideas!! Dee in N.J.ReplyDelete
This is my first time to your blog and I am in awe!!! I can't wait to make this layout and to add your blog to my daily list! Thanks for sharing your art!ReplyDelete
Love your snowy layout! Birds are one of my passions, so I'm totally in love now!! I've never heard of snowy paint -- must look for it. TFS.ReplyDelete
Beautiful LO Okie!!! Love the cardinal and the pp that is being used on today's projects is ABFAB!!ReplyDelete
Thanks again for sharing your talent, can't wait to see what tomorrow ya'll will come up with!!!
I hope today is better for you and your DD, take care.
Okie, what a beautiful layout. I love love love the snow on the branches. Great job! Shari (cricutrookie)ReplyDelete
I just love this layout!!! I love layers too!ReplyDelete
I LOVE IT! The snow on the trees is just a little thing that made a huge impact!! Great work!! New to your blog and i'm so happy i found you!! Thanks for sharing!! :)ReplyDelete
Your page is so pretty, the detail you put into it is amazing!! The snowflakes and snow on the branch is my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous layout Okie! I love the popped up branch and the snow.ReplyDelete
beautiful layout, TFSReplyDelete
Beautiful card , OkieReplyDelete
Okie, This O is absolutely beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
I love the colors, the red bird, the snow ....I love everything about it. thanks for sharing such a beautiful LO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okie, excellent instructions and layout! Love the little details like the faux stitching, inking, and snow.ReplyDelete
KatNY at CMB
love, love the layout. i think the snow adds soooo much to it. tx for all your hard workReplyDelete
Beautiful layout! Love all of the layers.ReplyDelete
WOW WOW & WOW!!! This is just fantastic! Love the snow and all the layers and the detail that you put into this layout. Super great!!:)ReplyDelete
Seriously? This is absolutely gorgeous and it makes me want WW in the worst way! Thanks for the details too. Awesome! PamReplyDelete
I too love the Eskimo Kisses and the Winter Wonderland Cartridge, have decided though that I want to be you for a day....such wonderful ideas!! ThanksReplyDelete
I really like this scrapbook page. Great use of color and shape.ReplyDelete
Love this layout and all the great details you used Okie!!! TFSReplyDelete
So beautiful! I just love the snow you put as the finishing touch!ReplyDelete
Love the Magic of Winter layout. Some really great ideas. LOVE IT>ReplyDelete
I love these layouts. I am going to have to scrap lift this one on you. MelissaReplyDelete
This has to be my favorite layout for the season...it's absolutely gorgeous! I love the snow effect, the doodling, the layers and more layers, the inking....everything about it!!! TFS!!!ReplyDelete
This is oh so pretty! I love the snow paint. Those papers are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
This is so pretty- i hope I will have time to try one. Thanks for the great instructionsReplyDelete
Oh, I love the snow effect on here!ReplyDelete
I love this layout! So pretty! Especially love the large branch and touches of snow!ReplyDelete
Wow! Amazing layout, totally gorgeous! I'm already thinking how to scraplift it!ReplyDelete
Absolutely my favorite layout so far --- just love it...... your embellishing just makes this layout pop. Awesome job.ReplyDelete
This LO is perfect! The colors, patterned paper and embellishments are all so well balanced. When I get this cart I will scraplift this one for sure.ReplyDelete
wow! This is a stunning layout! I love everything about it!ReplyDelete
I am loving this LO!!! You did such an amazing job! I love the snow on the branch. It adds so much. And I love your color combo!ReplyDelete
Your layout is MAGIC! I love the scallop circles, the snow and the birds! Thanks for creating this one (I do need to scraplift it).
Great LO--I'm loving the detail--especially the layering, inking, and snow. Great patterned paper combo, too! You are really putting all those pounds of paper you got to good use!ReplyDelete
I love this layout, esp. like the hint of snow on the branches.ReplyDelete
I love this layout. Especially the snow and the inking. In your own words, it is "fantabulous"ReplyDelete
This is a beautiful layout! The snow & all the layers are a fantastic touch. I also love that Eskimo kisses paper too.ReplyDelete
What a pretty LO! And you're right; layers & embellishments make such a difference. Thanks for sharing your creativity!ReplyDelete
The snow on the branch looks so real. It makes all the difference between a plain piece and an outstanding piece. The little touches make a big difference. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
perfection, as usual!ReplyDelete
This layout is sooooooooo spectacular!!! I JUST LOVE THE SNOW on the branch...I have been wanting to try that out and I have to have it now =)ReplyDelete
I have so enjoyed your week with CWTC!!!!!!
Amazing, love the details up close. It is awsome. MommajoReplyDelete
Okie... I love this layout and the way you made the snow on the letters, etc. Great job!!!!ReplyDelete
OH MY GOSH!!!! This is an awesome layout. I think you've outdone yourself this time. Absolutely fabulous.ReplyDelete
OH MY GOSH!!!!! This layout is absolutely amazing. I think you've outdone yourself this time. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love that snow! Where did you buy it?ReplyDelete
This is soo very pretty. What an inspiration! Thanks.ReplyDelete
Jaw-dropping! You've out-done yourself, Okie!ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful layout---you make it looks so easy, when I know that a ton of work went into it. I am glad you used mini monograms as I am always looking for ways to use that cartridge---Thanks for sharing Nancy Hjortnessfirstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Wow.. oh Wow.. GREAT JOB!!.. remember.. on Monday,lol...ReplyDelete
Beautiful, When I get Winter Woodland(soon)I'm going to scraplift this.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear of your daughters purse being stolen and the destruction of her car. I hope her purse with ID is found and that the police find whoever did this.
Oh my word your layout is so beautiful.I love the details.They are so perfect from the snow on the branches to the snowflakes and the cardinal.Thanks for the great instructions, awesome job!!!ReplyDelete
Okie, where did you get the cart for this beautiful LO, i thought you just had like 5 carts (flower stick her tongue back at you and winks, lol)ReplyDelete
Love you layout! The branch with snow is amazing! Thanks so much.ReplyDelete
I really, really love your layout. The "snow" puts it over the top.ReplyDelete
Perfect LO Okie. I love all the detail! The branch and pine cone are so realistic. Great use of paper. The instructions are amazing, and can't wait to lift this idea.ReplyDelete
Hey there Okie --- love your LO.ReplyDelete
I left this message on Tammy's LO:-
OMG, Tammy! Your LO is simply fantabulous! (yep --- I, too, use Okie's made-up word! lol)
And....Okie's LO is very complementary to yours! Are you guys "long lost twins", that you had the same thought pattern?? (tee-hee)
Okie, Thanks for the beautiful layout. I love it! They are wonderful. I can't wait to see other projects from you.ReplyDelete
Awesome page!!! TFSReplyDelete
Love this layout! Esp. since I have WW. Yipee! TFSReplyDelete
That is really pretty!!! I like the colors you used..ReplyDelete
What an amazing l/o. Love it.ReplyDelete
Love this layout. You have outdone yourself with this one.ReplyDelete
Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 12 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 13 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).ReplyDelete
Beautiful layout! Thanks for the great instructions!ReplyDelete
I really do like all the layers! and I'm like you, I use a lot of the "pop dots"! This is really a pretty LO!ReplyDelete
Wow I absolutely love this! Just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Wow I absolutely love this layout!!ReplyDelete
Simply Gorgeous Girl!!! I need to be paying you to make my pages!!! :)ReplyDelete
OMG ... Okie, this LO is fabulous. Love the layers and layers and layers ... and the snowy effects add a wonderful element too. GREAT JOB! I really like this LO. =)ReplyDelete
I soooooo love this , it's sooooo pretty!! Awesome job Okie!!! :)
Lovein the snow, the layers all of it...tree brach and pinecones w/a bird....never can go wrong!!
This is a scraplift for sure as soon as I get the Winter Woodland cart!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us! :)
Nice layout. You put a lot of work into this. Thanks so much for sharing. Love your blogReplyDelete
This is such a beautiful LO, and directions are perfect for scraplifting! So if you don't mind I probably will use some of your ideas. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Nov. 13, 2009. Thanks again.ReplyDelete
This may be the most gorgeous l/o I've ever seen. Really really pretty, Okie.ReplyDelete