Christmas In Style Luxury Topper Collection and the A Wonderful Wintertime Luxury Topper Collection also included was a pack of 6 x 6 Christmas papers.
The topper collections are huge, including not only toppers but also fabulous card stock in matching patterns.
Now, to be honest, I am not really a cardmaker, and though I do usually make my own Christmas cards, I would never use ready made toppers really, - so what to do with all those amazing glittery goodies? I mulled it over for a while and then decided that my best option would be to get out my gesso, inks etc, and create a vintage style Christmas planner.
Above first of all, the cover, made from one of the A4 fabulous card stock pieces that are part of the collection. This is incredibly strong card (my guess is 360gms) so perfect for a cover. I inked and aged it and then decorated it with some of the images from the paper collection. The album itself was made from ordinary card stock using a simple 3 stitch binding. Each page was then decorated with elements from the card and paper collections and my own style added with the help of stencils, book pages, background stamping and washi tapes etc. But enough of the epxlanations, below you can see the results of the first part of the planner:
A close up from one of the images from the paper collection.
Day 1 and 2 and on the left one of the paper collection images, (you get 5 of each paper)
As you can see this is the 12 days of Christmas, I punched out the individual images to decorate each of my pages.
A couple more close ups to show how I used the various toppers and images.
And then below the following pages with further close ups.
Well, there you have it, the first 12 days of December and the first half of my planner. As this post is now well and truly long enough, I may share the rest of the planner on another day.
Meanwhile, thanks for your visit like always, and let's just remember, it's never too early to plan for Christmas....
Do check out the amazing Christmas collections on the Hunky Dory site there is plenty to choose from, no matter what your style!