Merry Christmas | Main Kit Only | Tazhiana Gordon

Hey friends! Happy Main Kit Thursday! I will say that there was a point in my scrapbooking journey that challenges like this one – just using a few embellishments and incorporating a giant photo would stress me out a tiny bit but I’ve reached the point in my scrapbooking journey where all I need to make a fun and dynamic layout is a few things – patterned paper, chipboard and a pack of die cut ephemera and there was plenty of that in the Main Kit this month which is chock full of HKC exclusives! Aren’t we all lucky ducks? 

I was really inspired by all of the frames in the chipboard pack so I built my layout around those. I started with a photo of my nephew, Noah printed at 4×6 like the challenge required and then arranged 5 chipboard frames behind it in a circumferential fashion. Then I pulled out the ephemera pack and started creating little clusters. I will say that I am not used to working on such a large photo and that had its own challenges but I solved it by creating a visual triangle of three individual clusters and I treated them like separate elements which made the challenge much easier. 

A Tazhi layout isn’t complete without a ton of torn paper so I picked a pattern that wasn’t too busy and ripped off half of the sheet to break up the white in the background and then attached my photo-chipboard-ephemera complex right to the page. 

Next, I went to work on my title and I first added a bit of that buffalo plaid paper I matted the photo on to the bottom right corner before building a cluster of the same elements: paper, chipboard and die cuts. I chose the Merry Christmas banners as my title, scattered a few chipboard snowflakes across the page and called it done!

I hope you enjoyed this layout and it inspired you to limit your supplies and to make something you love. Happy Documenting!

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