Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter, Scrapbook Layouts

The Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Hop! {GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED}

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Event)

Ooh, I love this part of the event – it’s time to hop all around the world to gather even more inspiration! This time there’s some new faces as well as old friends on the hop, so give them all a hearty hello! If you leave a comment on every blog in the hop then you’ll be in with a chance to win this jolly prize pack {GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED}:

Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Hop Giveaway

Which includes a Simple Stories December Documented Collection Kit, and lots of Elle’s Studio Noel papers and embellishments, plus a few other bits and pieces – prize value over £28!

To enter you just need to leave a comment on each blog in the hop, and then come back and let me know here that you’ve been all the way around. Don’t forget to leave me a way to contact you if you win (or really, really make sure you check back!). The giveaway is open internationally, and will close at 10.59pm GMT on Monday 11th November 2013. The winner will be announced on Thursday the 14th of November. {GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED}

Here’s my project for the hop…

Winter Kisses:

Winter Kisses layout by Jennifer Grace

I have been waiting for the perfect time to scrapbook this photo of my son from last winter – his cute little face makes my heart melt!

I wanted to have lots and lots of ‘snowflakes’ falling at the top of the page, but without distracting too much from the photo. So I made the whole top section of the page into a shaker pouch, by laying a 12″ x 6½” piece of vellum (Elle’s Studio Noel) at the top of a piece of patterned paper (Crate Paper Flea Market – Curio), and machine stitching around three sides. Then I tipped lots of white and greeny-blue sequins, plus an ephemera snowflake, into the pouch, and machine stitched the fourth edge.

Of course I added extra sparkle on top (this is my layout after all), but I love the subtle extra layer the background has, and how it will constantly change as the sequins move about:

Winter Kisses layout by Jennifer Grace

When I placed the title on the page I realised the vellum was buckling a bit, so I added a few sparkly white brads to make it lie flatter, and to secure the ephemera snowflake in place behind the vellum – because I didn’t want it to disappear behind my photo or title:

Winter Kisses layout by Jennifer Grace

I used embellishments from Crate Paper Bundled Up, Elle’s Studio Noel, a Basic Grey 25th & Pine Chipboard Shape, some Studio Calico Tiny Stars, plus gems and glitter ribbon, to finish off the page:

Winter Kisses layout by Jennifer Grace

Be Inspired:

Make a shaker pouch of falling ‘snowflakes’

Use a piece of ephemera or a chipboard element as part of a page title

Add two lines along the bottom of a page or card for a defined border

Have you ever made a shaker pouch?

Now it’s time to send you on to the next stop in the hop… the lovely Annie!

Here’s the full hop list in case you get lost:


Don’t forget to leave comments all the way around, and then stop back here to let me know you’re done, so you’ll be entered in the draw to win the prize. {GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED}

I’ll see you again in an hour!

Jennifer x

P.S. If you are enjoying this event, I’d love it if you can support me by sharing the projects you like via Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or however you like! There are sharing buttons below to make it easy for you – thanks! (Not obligatory but appreciated!)

65 thoughts on “The Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Hop! {GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED}”

  1. Really enjoyed the blog hop, got loads of inspiration from some very talented ladies…thank you. Love this last layout, always love anything with sparkle. Really like the nixed title 🙂


  2. I have never made a shaker pouch but this is just the type of project that makes me want to! I’ve worked my way all around the hop and must say there were some really inspirational projects along the hop. Great job to everyone along the way!


  3. Ok, made the rounds and had so much fun – so many ideas I had a hard time continuing because I wanted to create each project. Thanks for the hop.


  4. what an amazingly inspiring hop! I pinned a bunch of items and just want to jump up and get creating! I visited and commented on each and every one of your talented hoppers!


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