Deck the Halls – 12×12 2-Page Layout

A Muse Studio Scrapbook Pages
I am having fun learning to scrapbook again! A Muse Studio products are great for scrapbook pages as well as cards. I found these pictures from my first Christmas as Mrs. Alvarez. These pictures are from 2003.  The colors in the photos worked so well with the papers, I had to get these memories preserved!

Here is the left side close up.  Pictured left to right, Max Alvarez, our daughter Desi. The stamp sentiment, from A Muse Studio’s Deck the Halls, inside the wreath says “At Christmas, all roads lead home” I thought that was the perfect sentiment for Max and my first Christmas as husband and wife. Those of you who know us, know that we have been a couple since 1995. We took the longer, more difficult road getting to wedded bliss. My journaling was done with a old school DYMO label maker. There is a little glare of the plastic, in case you can’t make it out, it reads; ‘My first Christmas as Mrs. Alvarez. I’ve found my heart’s home.’
12 x12 A Muse Studio scrapbook layout
Here is the right side close up.  Pictured left to right, Ruth Alvarez, Joe Alvarez, and our nice Tati. I cut my title out of A Muse Studio Vanilla cardstock using my Base Camp Cricut cartridge and added the year with my handy dandy DYMO. Notice how the brown mat is cut like a window sill or fireplace mantle? The holly garland is cut from A Muse Studio Sage and Cherry felts using our brand new Spellbinders Exclusive Holly Die Set. The stockings, from A Muse Studio’s new Deck the Halls stamp set, are paper pieced in various colors and patterns and the tacked on the mantle with silver mini brads. Spoiler alert: If you like the stockings and holly – you will love the Kitchen Table Stamp Stamp of the Month kit for November! This layout was actually FUN to make. I feel like I am getting the groove back! Think the scrapbookers at the CKC show in Rosemont are going to like my layouts? Let me know what you think. Leave a comment!
Here is a list of products used to make these pages:

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Stamps: A Muse Studio Deck the Halls
Paper: A Muse Studio Sage Petite Polka Dot, Cherry Woodgrain, Grass, Cherry Petite Polka Dot, Candy Cane Stripe, Cherry Vintage, Sage, Cherry, Vanilla, Grass Petite Polka Dot, and Bazzill Brown 12×12 Cardstock. The red background 12×12 cardstock has been in my stash for so long, I don’t know the source.
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: A Muse Studio Sage and Cherry Felt, Cherry Polka Dot Organdy Ribbon, Scallop Border Die Set and Holly Die Set, Silver Mini Brads, Nestabilities Circle and Scallop Circle Dies, DYMO label maker, Cricut Base Camp Cartridge, Stampin’ Up Ticket Corner Punch.


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I love this layout. Desi is as cute as ever! I like how you made the fireplace mantle.

Love this layout!! So fun and a great use of the holly!



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