Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas / A Flair For Buttons

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Our family did, and I can't believe it has already come and gone.  Today I wanted to share a layout I created for A Flair For Buttons featuring two flair from the Here & Now and Love Gold Flair sets. 

I created another Christmas layout using the My Mind's Eye Comfort & Joy collection.  I had some leftover die cut Christmas trees from a Hip Kit Club cut file, and I arranged them on some white cardstock.  I covered a lot of the area with clear gesso and then used a few different shades of Shimmerz sprays to add the green watercolor.  I used some very light blue Shimmerz to add a faint sky behind the trees and then machine stitched through the trees with gold thread.  I embellished with sequins, chipboard, a brad and some die cuts.

I love using plastic packaging over cardstock die cuts.  Some of the color goes onto the die cuts and some of it goes onto the background.  I love the messy look!  Here you can see the fun texture from the stitching. I used some white sequins and some tiny gold stars from SpiegelMom Scraps.

I love this flair button.  Even though it isn't part of a Christmas set, it goes with this page perfectly.  I love the black and kraft mix, and I layered it right on top of this chipboard piece with some gold thread nestled under it.

The second flair button I used isn't from a Christmas set, either.  This one is so cute, and gold always goes with Christmas, right? :)  I created a fun little cluster here with a chipboard button and a brad.  I added some foam adhesive under this long banner piece.  I cut "christmas" on my Cameo in the Shoreline font.  I love the white-on-white look here.

I added some tangled thread for added color and texture as well as a cute chipboard tree right on top of the photos.

Here's one final close-up of the title area.  I love this font!  All that pretty gold is Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  It's so pretty mixed in with the green Shimmerz.

Here are the sets of flair I used:

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Be sure to visit the A Flair For Buttons store and check out all the amazing flair Shelley has!

Have a great day!


  1. I absolutely love this Missy!! Gorgeous page! Glad you had a great Christmas! It is so strange how you look forward to it and plan for it for so long and then just like that it is over!

  2. Beautiful layout! I LOVE the flare!