Tree Day Scrapbook Layout
by Jessica Michaels
Hello everyone! Jessica here and I’m so happy to introduce the ALL NEW Fuse Foiling System & Penguin Pals Kit! I’m so excited to have a laminator to suit my foiling and flocking needs and these sweet little penguins are the cutest! I’m using them to document some a photo of my husband and I picking out our Christmas tree last year!
Therm O Web Supplies Used
Memory Runner XL
Memory Runner XL Refill
UltraBond Liquid Adhesive, 2fl oz
Easy Tear Tape ½”
Gina K Fancy Foils, Brilliant Blue
Gina K Fancy Foils, Twinkling Pink
DecoFoil Flock Transfer Sheets, Orange Glow
DecoFoil Flock Transfer Sheets, White Latte
DecoFoil Flock Transfer Sheets, Black Velvet
Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets
Craft & Carrier Sheets
Gina K Foam Squares 1/2″, White
Gina K Foam Squares ¼”, White
Fuse Foiling System by Gina K Designs
Penguin Pals Kit
Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel, White
Other Supplies Used
Close to My Heart Black ink
Moon Shine Sequins from Spiegelmom Scraps(save 15% with my code Jessica15)
Paige Evans Roller Date Stamp
Bella Blvd and Vicki Boutin supplies from my stash
Bella Florence Alphas
EK Success Binding Edge Punch
Manual Die Cutting Machine
I started this layout by pulling out a sheet of patterned paper and textured solid green paper from my stash. I then trimmed the green piece down a bit and used a border punch to make the top it look like I ripped it out of a tablet. I then distressed the other edges and adhered to the striped patterned paper with some ½” Easy Tear Tape. I did cut the section out of the patterned paper that would be behind my green so I could use it to matte my photo! I don’t like to waste anything, if I can help it! Next, I matted my photo with some smooth white cardstock and then the patterned paper using more Easy Tear Tape. I then went to work on my stamping from the Penguin Pals Kit.
I pulled out some Close to My Heart Black ink and stamped a bunch of the trees from the Penguin Pals stamp set across my papers. I thought this would be perfect since we were picking out our Christmas tree! I also stamped the penguin phrase on some white cardstock and fussy cut around it to use below my photo.
I then reached for my Glitz Glitter Gel by Gina K in white and the stencil from the kit to add some light stenciling around where my photo would sit. A little tip for you: if your Glitz gel is dried out or hard, you can add small amounts of warm water to it and stir to bring it back to life! I was so happy I didn’t have to throw mine out because it got too hard. I guess I need to start using my supplies faster! So once I brought that back to life, I grabbed my stencil pal and some Pixie Tape and taped down my stencil to the page so it didn’t move around because, I’m clumsy if I don’t! I then used a small spatula to scoop some glitz gel out of the pot and onto my stencil pal and blended across my stencil for a smooth application. I really love how big of a coverage area you can get with the stencil pal and how ridiculously smooth it goes on. Bonus- it comes in a two pack!
Next, I went to work on my sweet little penguins. Since the photo is of my husband and myself, I thought it was only appropriate to make a male and female penguin to go on my layout. I already had a sheet of Easy Cut Adhesive bonded to some white cardstock, so I pulled that out and began die cutting my penguin pieces. Once I had all the pieces cut with my manual die cutting machine, I adhered the appropriate pieces to their coordinating colors of flock in orange, white, and black. I also adhered the scarf, hat, earmuffs and bow to their coordinating colors of Fancy Foils. I then ran all the pieces through my hot laminator- the new one(insert squeal here!!!!)! If you watch my YouTube process video below I have a complete unboxing of the new Fuse Foiling System where I show you just how fast it heats up and runs through. I was also amazed that the system doesn’t get super hot even after running a bunch through it. Setting number 3 was just right to run all my pieces through between a craft and carrier sheet. I then just glued all my layers together using some of the UltraBond Liquid Adhesive and now I have these ADORABLE penguins!
I added my title using some Bella Florence Alphas and then finished embellishing my page using my Memory XL Tape runner to adhere most of the elements from my stash. I even made a couple tassels to attach to the top using my fringe scissors and a bit of UltraBond Liquid Adhesive! I also used the adhesive to attach a bunch of bling sequins to finish it off!
I truly hope I’ve inspired you to create something beautiful today!
Watch the Tree Day Process Video:
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