Used BasicGrey holiday papers, mixing and matching stripes with poinsettias and even a special hand-made paper with white embossed design. When looking for embellishments for these pages, I wanted to keep them simple since the papers and photos were really busy and I wanted them to be the main focus. I had stamped about a dozen of the Santa images (Stampin'Up! image) for cards and tags and thought that one of them would make a cute embellishment to the page. Used markers to color in the Santa image.
I was looking for a really BOLD and FUN title. I looked at my box of chipboard letters and the collection of glitter letters was really limited. I did have a V and an M. While at my local scrapbook store, I took the opportunity to die-cut the other letters for the "Very Merry" title. I used red cardstock. If you want the letters thicker you can also die-cut some chipboard and glue the cardstock onto the chipboard. However, I was just using the cardstock. After cutting out the letters, I ran them through my Xyron X-150. It's small, convenient and invaluable!
The adhesive will need to be on the FRONT of the letter (instead of the back). So when inserting the letters into the Xyron, check to make sure that the adhesive will be going ontothe FRONT. Peel the backing off the letter to reveal the adhesive. Using a shallow dish and a small amount of glitter, press the cardstock letter (sticky adhesive side DOWN) into the glitter. We used an ULTRA FINE clear glitter. Red glitter probably would show up better, but it's just what YOU decide.
Keep pressing the cardstock letter into the glitter until the whole front is covered with glitter. Attach to your scrapbook page. For added dimension, you might use foam dots or dimensional glue dots.
Remember that I cautioned about making sure the adhesive would go onto the FRONT of the letter? Well, see the Y in MERRY? Yes, it was put in the wrong way and the adhesive was put onto the back of the letter. So the Y is backwards, but since it's a Y, it's not really such a problem. My daughter thought it was done on purpose. It's got a little bit of kid charm to it now.
These were quick and fun pages to make, especially making my own glittered alphabet die-cut title!
Try glittering your titles or other embellishments.