Fast & Easy Christmas Layout with Echo Park

Christmas is over, and that means stacks of Christmas photos to scrap! Coordinated collection packs, like this Lori Whitlock one from Echo Park, are one of my favorite ways to quickly scrap seasonal photos.

[Disclaimer: I am the social media manager for Buttons Galore, the manufacturer of 28 Lilac Lane. I also am a design team member for the Layout-A-Week blog run by Jennifer Priest and received a complimentary copy of her book as part of my work there. Some links on the supply list are advertiser courtesy links or affiliate links that pay me a commission at no cost to you when a purchase is made after a click.]

Easy Christmas Layout using Echo Park papers by Nancy Nally for Scrapbook Update

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This layout is based on a pattern from the eBook Scrap Free Scrapbooking eBook by Jennifer Priest. It’s my go-to resource when I want to make a fast and easy layout. The book contains pattern sets that are not only simple to use, but also conserve paper by showing you how to cut several pieces of paper apart to create multiple layouts with no waste!

Scrap Free Scrapbooking ebook by Jennifer Priest

For the background of my layout, I followed the pattern to combine several patterned papers. (Before assembling I inked the edges in dark green so that the patterns would be better separated visually.) All of the papers were easy to coordinate because they are from the same collection pack, the gorgeous “I love Christmas” by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park Paper Co. Then I added another strip at the seam of the bottom two papers by adding a candy cane striped border sticker that added some red to the bottom of the layout.

At the top of the layout, I die cut a tag to add sticker numbers to for the year. A pop dotted sticker tag holds a little journaling, and then I dug into the 28 Lilac Lane “Holly Jolly” kit for some embellishment touches. A row of felt Christmas trees, some beads for the poinsettia centers, and a flat back pearl to finish the tag added just a bit of color and texture.

Easy Christmas Layout close up

At the bottom, another tag die cut from the Hero Arts “Kelly’s To Do List” set holds my main journaling, and another sticker calls attention to it while adding a pop of red to this area. If you look on the right side you can see that the big photo of my daughter next to the tree is matted in black. It’s an unusual choice, but it matches her dress and really highlights the photo nicely.

Easy Christmas Layout close up 2

Have you scrapbooked your Christmas pictures yet? Do you scrap your seasonal pictures right away, or wait until the next year?

6 Responses to Fast & Easy Christmas Layout with Echo Park

  1. barb belle December 31, 2016 at 9:45 pm #

    I have nine years of backlog! So obviously, I’m not getting Christmas photos scrapped too fast. LOL!! 😀
    Love the photos and your layout. I am not familiar with Jennifer’s e-book, but I’m going to look it up right away. Thanks for your holiday inspiration!

  2. super stick chick January 1, 2017 at 3:47 am #

    I have not seen your site before. It looks so interesting. I looking forward to seeing all your reviews on all new products coming out.

  3. Kim Bush January 1, 2017 at 9:15 am #

    I scrapbook chronologically, so as I get to them they get scrapbooked.

  4. Laura Dixon January 1, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

    I do December Daily and occasionally do an additional layout or two for stories that didn’t fit in that album. Love that your cat is posing with the gifts as if she/he is a gift, too. Bridget looks lovely.

  5. Vivian January 1, 2017 at 7:05 pm #

    Happy 2017! Such beautiful inspiration! Thank you!

  6. Gabrielle McCann January 1, 2017 at 10:28 pm #

    Your daughter has grown so much! She looks so beautiful in that dress!! Thanks for linking up Jennifer’s book – off to buy it now!

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