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Hi, there everyone, Nathalie DeSousa with you today with a very fun and colorful Christmas layout that celebrates those Sweet Good Times the season brings.

Scrapbook Layout designed by Nathalie DeSousa featuring Vicki Boutin for American Crafts | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
Layout Designed by Nathalie DeSousa featuring American Crafts Vicki Boutin Products

For today’s post,  I wanted to work with lots of colors to document a picture of my kids building their gingerbread house.  So, I pulled my Vicki Boutin mixed media products and started working on the background for this page. American Crafts Vicki Boutin Art Crayons | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineIt all started with a foundation paper that had been gessoed;   I played with some Vicki Boutin Art crayons to create the watercolor background on the page.  The color combination was inspired by the mints that are slowly showing around our house lately.Scrapbook Layout designed by Nathalie DeSousa featuring Vicki Boutin for American Crafts | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

While the background dried, all the gingerbread houses were cut from Caramel colored cardstock using a cut file from Handipaper, and then backed with white mixed media paper.   In addition, the small mints that surround the cutouts were created by stamping the circles in set#3  – All the Good Things collection by Vicki Boutin – with the color wheel inks.  Those were then cut using the dies that come along the stamps sets. Scrapbook Layout designed by Nathalie DeSousa featuring Vicki Boutin for American Crafts | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineA bit of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dots were used to set the gingerbread houses on the background.   The picture of my kids was backed with papers from  Vicki Boutin paper lines and nestled in between the houses.  All the small circles were then glued around the houses.Scrapbook Layout designed by Nathalie DeSousa featuring Vicki Boutin for American Crafts | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

A few small clusters were created using stickers from watercolor sticker set and Vicki Boutin sticker book.  The title of the layout also comes from the Sticker book  – a must have for all types of paper projects! Scrapbook Layout designed by Nathalie DeSousa featuring Vicki Boutin for American Crafts | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineTo finish the page, I diluted a bit of Vicki Boutin white acrylic paint and splattered it all over the houses and the rest of the page so that it resembles the icing sugar my kids so love to add to their gingerbread houses. Scrapbook Layout designed by Nathalie DeSousa featuring Vicki Boutin for American Crafts | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineI hope this has inspired you to document your holiday memories using color and Vicki Boutin products.  Sometimes you don’t need a Holiday collection to create a festive look on a page.  As always please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions on how this came together.

Have a Blessed Christmas!

Nathalie DeSousa | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
Nathalie DeSousa
Scrapbook Layout designed by Nathalie DeSousa featuring Vicki Boutin for American Crafts | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
Layout Designed by Nathalie DeSousa featuring American Crafts Vicki Boutin Products

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  1. BrendaLea Abbott Reply

    I love this gingerbread layout. It is so adorable. Like the way the background was created. It gave it a soft but much needed color.

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  2. Lovely layout! Did you use a cut file to create your gingerbread house? If so, where can I find this?

  3. KariLynn L Reply

    I just love this layout. The background is incredible and love how Nathalie did the gingerbread houses. The stamped mints in the bright colours are a really nice finishing touch.

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