Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Maegan Hall

Like I do with most of my holiday sketches, I included lots of photos in this one. I hope you can put this sketch to use. Whether you use one side, or both, there's plenty of room for your photos.

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I created a single-page layout using the left side of the sketch, which is titled "Sweeter Than Cake." Glittered handmade cupcakes make this layout just as cute as my pictured baby girl.

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For my double-page spread, "O'hanna Means Family," I stuck to the sketch. The only change I made was staggering the photographs by size on the right-hand side. In a hurry, I used patterned paper as my embellishments as opposed to actually embellishing the page. I couldn't have done those flowers better myself and they match perfectly. You can't see the journaling, but it's there on the outside edge of the red title box.

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Using the right-hand side of the sketch only, I created a quick card using my square punch, a flower, and a brad. What a great way to show my friend I care by making her a card by hand. She doesn't have to know how easy it was since I copied a sketch. It's not too late to create some quick Christmas cards to give out to your friends or unexpected guests.

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Denise Gormish's interpretation of the sketch is just amazingly innovative. I LOVE how she created the left-hand page with one large focal photo on her layout, "Downtime." This layout is pleasing to the eye and as smooth and easygoing as the layout's theme of downtime. Her whispy-font journaling and linear composition are a delight. I love her journaling along the bottom of the photos. It's SO clever!

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Supplies: Jesse Edwards: Title Lines; Ali Edwards: Growing Up Brushes N Stamps; Lynn Grieveson: Nanyang patterned paper; (All from designerdigitals.com) Font: Century Gothic

I think this sketch is super versatile, especially for December. I can't wait to see what you create with it.

 

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