Monday, December 9, 2013

Merry Christmas - Pink Paislee

I just love the mix of gold and red in the Snow Village collection and to kick off our 12 Days Of Handmade Holidays Event I created a layout in the ‘Spirit of Christmas.’
In Norway where I live we have something called “Nisser” – they kind of look like garden gnomes – and the red hat my daughter is wearing is a knitted  “nisselue” (Santa hat).  These “nisser” were believed to live in barns where they took care of the farm and the animals.

I love to layer several papers, doilies, tiny bags, and tags under my photos and this layout is all about layering. I even used a stack of gold tissue to soften up the edges of this darling photo!
merry christmas - christin_3_small
When I was asked to provide step by step instructions I struggled a bit because I normally just cut at my papers without measuring to achieve the effect I want. My other favorite technique is adding subtle background patterns with stencils and spray mists so this project includes a quick step for adding color to your white cardstock before building your layers!

Holiday Project Sheet #1:  Merry Christmas Layout

Want to make a layout just like mine? Click the image below to download today’s FREE Project Sheet that includes step by step instructions and a complete supply list!

grab a FREE printable (because we love giving…)

Everyday thru 12/20/13 we will be giving away a FREE printable that you can use for the holidays! Today’s freebie includes fun titles and icons from our Snow Village collection! The full size 8.5 x 11″ printable is FREE until 12/21/31 so grab it HERE in the digital shop!

12 chances to win! (because we still love giving…)

Come back everyday tothe Pink Paislee blog thru 12/20/13 and answer the “question of the day” for your chance to win 1 of 12 Snow Village Kre8v-kits! These kits include 368 pieces of crafty goodness including 12×12 papers, border stickers, chipboard stickers & element stickers.  It will look great under the twinkling lights of your tree!


If you would like to buy the collection, feel free to use my code Christin to get 20 % off at Paper Issues 


  1. Herlig LO Christin. Skikkelig julete :)
    Du lager så utrolig flotte LO`er og selv om selv om de er like i stilen blir de liksom ikke like likevel.
    Ønsker deg en flott førjulstid :)