I love to decorate for Halloween and Christmas, but the rest of my holiday decor is slightly lacking. I've been toying with this idea for several months. I saw on someones blog how they had taken a tray with several compartments and filled each compartment with paper scrapbooking items and it turned out so cute! It was a spring one and was so adorable. Now one of the reason that I don't "collect" more items to put out over the additional holidays, is where do I store them while they are not in use? Well.....that is where this idea stemmed from. I thought, why couldn't I make a scrapbook size page with decor on it for all the different seasons and then just rotate the item in the frame. Cute decor, colors of my choosing, and easy to store, display and change whenever I want, then slip it into a scrapbook with a picture and dual purpose!...Hence, that is where this idea stemmed from. Now like I said, I have been toying with this idea for a long time. What prompted me to get going is that I saw a photo challenge at Getting Scrappy and I loved their photo and all the fun colors in it.....I also have a friend with a birthday coming up and I thought I should get busy. Then I decided to make one for her and one for me! After all, cutting out two of everything instead of one only takes a few minutes longer so......this idea has finally been started. To make sure everything was going to fit dual purpose, I basically just laid it out in MTC as a whole page and then copied each piece into a separate page to cut. That way it helped me get the sizes right. After some tweaking with the background paper, I decided it was good to go! The bird is a crow from Paper Crafting World here and the squirrel is a Treasure Box Design file here in their Treasure Box Pals set. The pumpkins are just basic shapes and I even hand cut the stems. Can you believe it! The other files were some I picked up along the way and even some punch cuts thrown in there. I really like the stacked hay....I needed something tall right there. Anyway, this was a fun project to do and I can't wait to do one for every season/holiday! Maybe even a special one to be displayed on the kids birthdays???? We'll see how far I get!
I'm entering it into these challenges: