Wednesday, December 09, 2009

On the 9th Day of Christmas

Some quick & simple LOs using LYB 25days of Christmas range.

Now because these papers are so beautiful, I decided they didn't need alot of embellishing, thus enabling me to complete 5 LOs very quickly. And the range also includes wonderful packs of co-ordinating transparencies & diecuts.
So grab yourself some from the Divas Shop , might I add at 20% OFF & come speed scrapping with me!!!!!

Materials List
Little Yellow Bicycle 25Days of Christmas pps -
Christmas Collage, Decorative Edged Circle, Gold Script, Hanging Ornaments, Word Strip & Reindeer in the Air
Chipboard Stickers, Cardstock Cards, Clear Cut Shapes, Glitter Brads
Swiss Dot Bazzill - Sandbox & Kraft Bazzill
Jenni Bowlin Alpha Stickers, AC Thickers, Pink Paislee Thickers
Gold & red ribbons
Pinecone Ink, black stazon ink, d/s tape, power pritt gel, black sharpie pen, journal stamp


1. Take the decorative edged circle & cut it down to approx. 7 1/2" wide. Adhere this piece to the right side of the Gold Script pp background, leaving the white scroll edge exposed.
2. Adhere a 4 x 6 photo in the middle of the circle & add some word strips to the top right corner.
3. Select one of the calendar journal spots & tuck it under & towards the bottom of the circle. Add your title - I have used a mixture of Jenni Bowlin & Heidi Swapp alpha stickers.
4. Adhere the chipboard reindeer above the journal spot & one of the red flower transparencies to the right corner. Add a chipboard circle to the middle of the flower.
5. Cut a scalloped strip from the reverse side of the Word Strip pp & place some under the title & the photo.

NOTE: When journalling on these pps make sure to use a slick writer or sharpie because they are a glossy paper. Also, be sure of where you are sticking your elements because the pps will tear if you are trying to shift something.


1. Mat a 6x4 photo to the red side of Christmas Collage pp,leaving a border of 1/4". Adhere this mat to the top left corner of the Hanging Ornaments pp.
2. Tie a couple of bows in some gold ribbon & adhere with power pritt gel to the top of the 2 largest red balls.
3. Add a scrap of ribbon as a tag under the top left corner of the photo mat. And then a word sticker on the top of this.
4. Add a title under the photo using a mixture of alpha stickers & thickers.
5. Stamp some journalling lines with stazon ink under the title.


1. Mat a 4x6 photo with the gold side of the Word Strip pp, leaving a border of approx. 1/4" around the photo.. Adhere this approx. 1 1/4" from the right side of the Reindeer in the Air pp, in between the 2 reindeer.
2. Adhere the white CB scroll to the bottom of the photo & layer a red snowflake flower on top of this. Add a word sticker above the scroll, across the bottom right corner of the photo.
3. Add a title running vertically along the left side of the photo mat. Use a mixture of alpha stickers & thickers.
4. Journal across the bottom of the LO using a sharpie pen. Ink the edges of the LO.


1. Cut a sheet of swiss dot Bazzill to 8 1/2" x 11" as the base.
2. Cut a piece of the red side of Christmas Collage pp to 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" & ink the edges.
3. Cut a strip of approx 3 lines by 7 1/2" wide from the Word Strip pp. Ink the edges & adhere approx 1/4" from the bottom of the red pp.
4. Tie a piece of wide co-ordinating ribbon around the red pp & adhere it just above the word strip.
5. Adhere a 4x6 photo above the ribbon & into the top right corner of the red pp. Now adhere this whole red pp to the base cardstock, approx. 1" from the bottom & 3/4" from the right edge.
6. Cut a strip approx. 7 1/2" x 3/4" from the gold side of the Word Strip pp, ensuring you get a full width of the circles, so that you can cut around the circles to form a scalloped edge. Ink the edges of this strip & adhere butted against the bottom of the red pp.
7. Adhere a Santa & a green bauble transparency in the top left corner of the LO.
8. Add a title using a mix of alpha stickers & thickers, to the left of & in line
with the bottom of the photo.
9. Add some journalling strips & some sparkle brads above the ribbon.


1. Cut a sheet of Kraft cardstock to 11" x 8 1/2". ink the edges.
2. Cut a piece of the gold side of the Word Strip to 7 1/2" x 7". Ink the edges & adhere to the bottom right corner of the base.
3. Take the remaining piece of the decorative circle & cut it approx 7 1/2" x 4 1/2".
Ink the edges & adhere into the right corner of the gold pp, approx 1/4" from the bottom.
4. Cut a plain green strip from the Word Strip pp, 7 1/2" x 3/4". Ink the edges & adhere across the circle piece approx 1 1/4" from the bottom.
5. Ink the edges of a 4x6 photo & adhere across the pp mat approx 1" from the right edge.
6. Layer a calendar, a santa & a large snowflake transparency in the top left corner of the LO. Fix a green gem brad to the middle of the snowflake.
7. Add a title & some journalling in the bottom left corner of the LO.

Hope you enjoy these quick LOs to add to your Christmas album!!!!!!!!!!!


Michelle (Head Diva) said...

fantastic amanda. thanks heaps

Dannielle said...

looks great Amanda! I will have to get my scrapping shoes on!

Marion Werren said...

Lovely layouts Amanda. Lots of work great ideas to keep them busy.


Binxcat1 said...

These look gorgeous (and the instruction easy to follow). TFS

Natalie said...

You have been a busy girl Amanda - these all look fabulous.

Rachael said...

wow, 5 layouts!!! Its definately a beautiful range of papers. WEll done Amanada!!

Kell Lusted said...

Love the Lo's the LYB range is just fantstic. Just gorgeous Amanda :)

amanda said...

Thanks girls!!!