Saturday, November 10, 2012

Christmas Projects with Little Yellow Bicycle

I’m super excited today to show you a couple holiday projects I made for a guest spot with Little Yellow Bicycle.  LYB is doing a fun 12 Days of Christmas series with 12 members of the Once Upon A Christmas cycling team.  I’m Day 3 and am featured on the Little Yellow Bicycle blog today.

If you don’t have Once Upon A Christmas, run to your closest scrapbook store.  This collection is a classic.  It features deep red and green and great neutrals to soften them. The icons are of nature: birds, trees and deer.  And there’s a Father Christmas too.

When I opened my cycling team box, the dark brown houndstooth paper was the first thing that caught my eye. I went to work with it right away.  It made the perfect cozy backdrop for this holiday photo of my sister and son on a carousel ride.  My son’s sweater featured reindeer and snowflakes so I pulled both of those into my design.

On this page, I used a journaling card as a decorative element for a cluster of items, including a little pennant made from a vellum strip and a stick pin.

For my actual journaling, I made a tag to slide under the photo. I used a piece of cream paper from the collection, stitched around the edges and added a word sticker at the top. The tab at the top of the journaling card is made with a little piece of vellum strip backed with cardstock.

For my title spot, I used a tag, embellishing it with a sticker and punched snowflake.

For my second project, I made a simple holiday card.  The OUAC collection has a pretty piece of red damask paper with a large script sentiment, Merry Christmas, at the bottom. As soon as I saw that paper, I knew it would be perfect for a card.

To make the card, I trimmed the sentiment from the damask paper, then added a bit of red houndstooth with a vellum strip above it.

An accordion flower from the line’s Paper Crafting Kit added some dimension to complete the card.  These flowers come pre-scored in the kit and are so easy to make. I love them.

I have one more project with Once Upon A Christmas: paper ornaments.  They are on the Little Yellow Bicycle blog today. I'll be back with those - and a tutorial - on Monday. 


  1. You did a beautiful job with this collection, Izzy! You really kept true to the classic look and feel, adding your own little touches like the pearls and pennants to give it a modern feel.

  2. oh izzy! that layout is just so awesome- just wonderful and the card -you can't get any more perfect than that!!! you really rocked this collection but then again i knew you would!!!

  3. These are GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and loving the snowflakes and the rosette!!!!

  4. Beautiful projects!!!!

  5. Love the layering on that layout! And I am such a fan of the classic Christmas colors. Beautifully done!

  6. Thanks a lot Izzy....I just might have to go out and buy that gorgeous LYB collection! Of course it's because the way you designed with it!!! LOVE this layout!!!!!!! Beautiful combo of the papers and that photo is just precious :) A lovely, elegant card too!

  7. love that accordian flower - so pretty!

  8. Simply gorgeous! Love the deep and luxurious colors!!

  9. Lovely layering and picture! Wonderful!


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