Step-by-Step: Christmas PJs

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Article Courtesy by Stacy Milford

Looking back through Christmas photos from 2008, I found photos featuring my sons as they proudly displayed their brand new PJ pants.  Stuffing their stockings with a pair of rolled-up PJ pants has become a fun Christmas tradition in our home.  Traditions are a great subject for scrapbook layouts, so I created a layout that documents this tradition.


Here's a closer look at the products used on this layout:

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  1. Use a 12" x 12" patterned paper for the base of the layout.
  2. Cut another patterned paper to 5 ¾" x 11".  Apply adhesive and layer vertically over the 12" x 12" base, 1 1/8" from the left-hand side.
  3. Using a sewing machine, zigzag stitch along the edge of the 5 ¾" x 11" patterned paper.
  4. Cut the BasicGrey doilies laser-cut paper in half.  Mount the half sheet horizontally, 2" from the top of the layout.  Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Dots are clear and work perfectly for the laser-cut paper.
  5. Mount the first vertical 4" x 6" photo to the 5 ¾" x 11" patterned paper piece, ½" from the top and ½" from the left edge.
  6. Apply adhesive to the second 4" x 6" vertical photo.  Measure 3 ½" down on the righthand side of the first photo.  Place the top left corner of the second photo here, so that you create a stairstep effect with your photo placement.
  7. Mount the journaling block above the second photo.
  8. Using a craft knife, make a small slice in the center of the chipboard ornament and embellish with a brad.
  9. Mount the chipboard accents as shown over the first photo and journaling block.
  10. Place the glitter chipboard alpha title just to the left bottom corner of the second photo.  Finish the title using the tiny alpha stickers from Making Memories.
  11. Some double-sided patterned paper comes with a decorative edge that can be trimmed off and used on your layout. On this layout, it is used as a transition on the raw edge of the laser-cut paper.
  12. Finish the layout with journaling and embellish with additional chipboard accents.

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