Hello everyone, hope your weekend is off to a good start!
Today we are featuring Laurie’s monthly challenge layout:

In Laurie’s layout, she created her own creative version of this photo she used from Pinterest.  Oh my, I wonder what’s in those pretty and large packages!  Her VW van is a Silhouette cut file, the presents are hand cut from the patterned paper, and her wonderful tree is made from a Martha Stewart(m230367)branch punch.  Tim Holtz also has two punches similar to this one, Large Pine (660170) and Juniper (660171 – coming soon).  For the background on her layout, she has created her own pattern using Tim Holtz stencils Snowflakes & Holly) and Distress ink in Shaded Lilac and Iced Spruce colours.  The poinsettia is cut out in the velvet paper from Memory Box Poinsettia Ribbon die 99182 and Impression Obsession Small Poinsettia 322-J.

Laurie also created a second layout with her leftovers from the kit.  There’s always enough product in the kits to create more than one layout.  Again she created her own patterned paper, using Tim Holtz Distress ink (Hickory Smoke, Iced Spruce, and  Pumice Stone) and the BoBunny Snowflake stamp.  It’s hard to tell in the photo, but she created a 3D effect on her photo, by using more than one photo and cutting out the dog and lamp post and pop dotting it for more dimension.  She also has a photo behind each side to extend the picture.  Her background blends in so well and seems to be a part of her photo too.  The kit’s ephemera used on this layout has also been coloured with Distress Festive Berries.  Love those vellum snowflakes too, which she has foiled with Heidi Swapp Minc foils, Gold and Mint.

Great layouts Laurie!

Thanks for stopping by, 

The Urban Scrapbook



  1. Loved both of your layouts Laurie but that VW Bus carrying all the fussy cut presents and a tree is da' bomb! I also love how you make the whole page a gift. Cute! I'm looking at my Xmas Card from you several times a day, it's so flippin' fantastic. You're so talented, thanks for sharing it with us!


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