MERRY CHRISTMAS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I designed this Christmas layout for a client this past week using Cricut carts - Quilted Christmas and Phrases. The cardstock was designed by Recollections (via Core'dinations). The white "1st" are by thickers and the tree and gifts are by Jolee's. The jounraling spot was stamped with the Christmas Memories stamp by Hampton Art with green grass chalk ink.
I love the title cut from Phrases. It has 4 layers. I used a combination of American Crafts foil cardstock, DCWV and Bazzill. The red is from my stash. The Recollections/Core'dinations cardstock was sanded to reveal the design. I especially love the whitewashed cadstock that shows the candycanes. I though that cardstock would be wodnerful as photo mats.
I had some significant problems with dust from the sanding. It seemed that I could not rid myself of the dust no matter how much I brushed the layout. I did not enjoy getting dusty every time I touched it (even days later). If anyone has tips please type them in the comments section. Thanks!
The very best part of this layout is the Santa from Quilt Christmas. I went with a vintage santa with the fancy coat. Here's a closer look. American crafts foil cardstock in black and red give this santa his shimmer and shine.
Here's some other views....