Pear and Partridge Workshop
The Pear and Partridge Workshop on the Go (WOTG) item G1052 is the most versatile Christmas paper I have worked with in recent years. My favorite paper is the Pear & Partridge paper. I used it for background paper on my first 2 layouts (LOs). Since Close to my Heart began using the heavier double-sided paper the pattern paper is as heavy as some of the cardstock I used when I first started to scrap. The WOTG includes the Glittery Rub-Ons Set and Sparkles Red, Pink and Purple Assortment. I also used Dimensional Elements In Color–Holiday (item Z1772). I used the stamps from the enclosed set and the Trinity Alphabet (item E1021). The inks I used are Cocoa, Cashmere, Champagne, and Cranberry. I think I used most of the paper from my packet but I bought two extra packets for cards and LOs for my mom.
- The first LO is a Christmas Tree LO. This pair of LOs start with Pear & Partridge for the background. The Christmas trees are triangles. The largest tree is cut from Olive cardstock. It is 7″ high and the base is 3 1/2″ wide. The medium tree is cut from the New England Ivy and Olive pattern paper. It is 5 1/2″ high and the base is 3″ wide. The smallest tree is done in New England Ivy cardstock. It is 3 1/2″ high and the base is 2″ wide. The tree trunks are Cocoa scraps and the “stars” on top are Square Durable Studs (item Z1705). Everything is edged with Cocoa Ink. I began building the page from the bottom. The first strip is 1/2″ Cashmere Cardstock. The second strip is a zip strip. You may want to use a different zip strip so you don’t repeat the phrase. The last strip is 3/4″ inch and is cut so the pattern is balanced on each side. The medium tree is positioned 1″ in from the edge. The smallest tree is 2 1/2″ from the left side and last the largest tree is 3 1/2″ in from the edge. There are two picture mats on the right side 1/4″ up from last strip. 1/4″ is used from the side and between the mats. The pictures should be 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″.
- The opposite side begins the same way as the first side. All mats are 4″ x 6″. 1/4″ is used for spacing on this side too. The mittens are made from the stamp of the month for October (item S1210A). They are stamped with Cranberry Ink and tied together with Harvest Bakers Twine (item Z1751). This pair of LOs are so nostalgic to me. I just want to put some of my “oldie” Christmas pictures on it.
- The next set of LOs were made according to the instructions included in the WOTG. I omitted stamping “Christmas” on the left LO because I didn’t leave enough room to insert the word into the space I left. Hint: The Cranberry stamping is made from 1/2″ snowflake. I also stamped it on a separate strip of paper just in case I made a boo boo.
- The right side of this LO is the same as the book. The rub on looks a little different so I think the designer must have cut out the piece they wanted to use. I just used it the way it is in the book.
- The last set of LOs I owe to my teammate, Stacey Moser. I didn’t think ther
- was anything I could do to make these any cuter. As the stone man said “why reinvent the wheel?” Usually I like to work with 4″ x 6″ pictures. I thought I’d like to use 5″ x 7″ pictures for these. I’d like some nice pictures of my family for these. The squares are all 2″ x 2″. I used the “Christmas Wishes” from the Dimensional Elements on the left page. The Cranberry mat is 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″. The Colonial White mat is 5″ x 7″. The picture will need to be cropped to 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″. The stamping and edging are done with Cocoa ink. You could easily use 4″ x 4″ pictures if you want more pictures instead of the big pictures.
- The right page is very simple. I keep thinking it looks plain but once I have my picture on it I think it will look just right. Have fun creating your own Christmas LOs. I love this time of year most. It is so much fun keeping all of my memories in such a nice format. I know some day my descendents won’t know who the people are in the pictures. I like that the most.