Holly & Ivy Blog Hop

211010 Holly & ivy Layout


Yay!!  Christmas is coming.  It’s a favourite time of the year in our family and we’ve just finalised plans to be together to celebrate – even if I have to quarantine on my return!  This layout will come in handy.

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If you arrived from Maz’s Blog, Amazing Creations, you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop, simply read on and enjoy my creations.  Click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part is you can see several different projects to create with Close To My Heart’s Holly & Ivy collection.   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.


2110 Holly & Ivy Layout

Gnomes in the Christmas Tree

I saw a layout featuring an oversized snowy tree and thought I’d like to do something similar for Christmas down under – so, no snow!  How to jazz up the tree?  With mini gnomes of course.

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Cut and Colour

  • Thin cut, stamp and colour several gnomes from the Mini Garden Gnomes set
  • Stamp, colour and cut Santa from the Holly & Ivy card making set.  Add White Opal Liquid Pearls for fur trims and Marigold Liquid Pearls for the buckles.
  • Cut 2 different shaped trees.  Mine were cut on a Cricut but yours could be hand drawn and cut.  Cut some slits in the foliage for gnomes to slide into so it looks like they are climbing in the tree. 
  • Create a stack of presents from scraps and add ribbons using Stickles and Liquid Pearls

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Assemble layout

  • Using Harbour cardstock as a base, trim out the middle and layer an 11 ½” x 11 ¾” piece of White daisy on each page.  Use the remaining harbour pieces to cut photo mounts in desired sizes.
  • Add elements as shown
  • Stamp flourishes in Sage ink and ‘Merry Christmas’ in Candy Apple ink using the Holly & Ivy Stamp set.
  • Add silver stickles around tree and present clusters.

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View the process video


Order your supplies

The Holly & Ivy collection is available, while stocks last, until the end of October, 2021.   Choose papers, Cricut collection, stickers, co-ordinating cardstock, Acrylic Shapes, PML Cards and 2 stamp/thin cut sets individually.  There is also a card workshop kit and a scrapbooking workshop kit. 

Check your consultant’s website.  If you’re an Aussie without a consultant, come shop with me by clicking here.

Next up is Alison’s blog, Scissors, Paper, Heart. This is Alison’s first time in our hop.  I’m sure you will enjoy her creativity.

 Happy Scrapping,

Products used in this project

X7273B Holly & Ivy Papers

C1907 Holly & Ivy Card making Stamp Set

#M37B19 from a free Cricut collection called Seasonal Samplers

#MD67927 from Close To My Heart Cricut Collection

Tri-Blend Markers – Tan Blend, Fair Skin Blend, Blue Turquoise Blend, Alpine Green Blend,     Light Yellow Blend, Burnt Orange Blend, Dark Red Blend, Gold Yellow Blend, Ice Grey Blend

Liquid Pearls – Marigold, White Opal & Carnation Red

Stickles Glitter Glue – Silver & Green

Z3372 Adhesive Runner

Z3396 Aluminium Cut Rail Trimmer

Z1836 Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors

Unless otherwise stated within the post, this is my original work. Please feel free to use as inspiration for your own personal use, but do not use for publication, contest/message board entries, or to sell. If my work inspires a work of your own, please give credit by posting a link to my blog. Thank you! 

About Shaunna

Shaunna Richards is the founder of Passionate About Pages, a business built on finding connections to help women keen to preserve their memories though photos, memorabilia and storytelling in traditional scrapbook albums.

Shaunna’s 20+ years in the scrapbooking industry coupled with her teaching background make her the perfect person to show you how it’s done.






Love the gnomes peeking out from the tree. And love how you decorated the stack of presents. Great layout.

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Alison Dunn

Love your projects - such a classic feel to them 

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Your gnome filled Christmas tree is so cute and your journalling prompts are a great idea.

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Love your tree. With such cute gnomes. Xx

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Love your classic layout, Shaunna

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