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Dear Santa, I believe Layout

This file was so much fun to create and even more fun to cut and put together. Usually paper piecings intimidate me. I don't want to take the time to cut them out and then have to figure out how to put them all together! This one went together like a dream and was super easy! I used white ink to ink around the edges of the mailbox to give it added dimension. I used liquid applique to make the little puffy ball on her hat and matched it on her wrist and the bottom of her coat. Again I utilized the quick kit to cut the pieces needed for the layout. When the recipient places her photos in the photo boxes, there will be a slight pattern paper border and a matching cardstock border to go around her photos and really make them stand out.

I've noticed a lot of the layouts going on ebay for really high $ amounts, really can't be used for practical scrapbooking as they cover the photo mattes. I realize that is more appealing, visually, to the one purchasing it. Empty space seems like a waste. However, if you think about it; those layouts are really too busy and draw from the photo. They also leave you very little room to put your picture. You will have to cut it down to 3x4 or smaller to get it on the photo matte that is provided and then a piece of ribbon and a charm or some other bulky embellishment will be in front of your photo - taking away from it even more! Anyway, the space on the right hand side is for more photos. The recipient can determine the size and number of photos she wants to use on this layout.

The little girl posting her letter to Santa is now available in the store!! CLICK HERE to view
There are more pieces to this file, but I didn't use them. I did create a background/matte, a cuff, neck and little piece for the bottom of the coat. For this layout, I liked the file as I have it posted, but the other pieces are there if you want them.
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