Whimsical Christmas Tree Collage | Free Printable!

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For the next few weeks our fabulous design team will be sharing holiday project inspiration here on the blog, along with some FREE holiday printables as our way of saying “Happy Holidays” and “Thank You” to all you wonderful Snap Click Supply Co fans. Tammy starts us off with this beautiful printable tree collage. Enjoy!

 

Hey guys! Can you believe it’s already the holiday season again? It seems to come faster and faster every year, doesn’t it? Tammy here from the Design Team with a quirky collaged Christmas tree made with elements from Fancy Pants’ Merry Little Christmas kit. And you know what? Because it’s the holiday season, we are giving you this lovely whimsy to print for yourself for your own seasonal décor! Just call me Santa. J

Printable Christmas Tree Collage by Tammy Circeo featuring the Merry Little Christmas kit by Fancy Pants Design available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #freeprintable #christmas

But if you’d rather make your own using this kit or any other one, I’m going to give you a few pointers on how to do it. Here’s a triptych of the three elements kits that are in the Merry Little Christmas kit to show you that picking a kit with lots of elements gives tons of options for making your shaped poster.

Fancy Pants Design Merry Little Christmas Kit available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply

You can make this poster any size you choose, obviously. However, because I knew you were going to have the choice to download it, I wanted to give you the option to print it in a size that your home printer could easily handle and that was easily framed with a store-bought mat and frame. I opened a new document in Photoshop by clicking on FILE>NEW, then chose 8.5 x 11 inches in the dialog box for the size, also making sure to choose 300 PPI and … we’re ready to get started.

We now have an 8.5 x 11 document, but a standard frame size is 8×10 so I brought in guides from both the top and sides to keep myself reminded to not put elements outside of that area and risk them being covered by the mat or frame. To bring in guides, be sure your rulers are visible by clicking on the VIEW tab, then scrolling down to RULERS and clicking again. When your rulers are visible, click down in the ruler at the top or side of the workspace, hold the mouse down and pull out a guide to the desired point.

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Now you have your borders defined and can work within those. I knew I wanted a Christmas Tree shape so I chose the Custom Shape Tool. It’s housed with the Rectangle Tool, Rounded Rectangle Tool, Line Tool … It’s the last tool in the drop-down menu for that icon and it’s a star shape.

I could’ve chosen a simple triangle shape, right? Because when you squint your eyes, a Christmas tree is really just a triangle. But I searched for an evergreen tree anyway and found one …

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It’s a little shaggy, but it gives me a great space to work with.

Click down with the mouse and drag to the desired shape, being sure to hold the SHIFT key to keep it proportionate. I changed the color to a lighter gray because I simply wanted it to be a guide. Not a dictator.

Then I started loading in elements from the kit … word tabs, stickers, letters …

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There was lots there! Too much, in fact. This was the point I asked my Wordsmith Husband to craft a message to Santa using all those words.

He immediately said, “You know there’s way too many words, right?”

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Of course, I did and started deleting word tabs and bringing in a few letters from the blue Alpha in the kit. All in all, I only used five of the many word tabs and felt a little sad about that because they were all so wonderful. But I love the “jolly ol’ Elf” and the “All I want for Christmas” stickers so they stayed!

I knew I wanted to use the music-patterned tree at the top, and top it with a gold star so I got that in, used the “Dear Santa” word tab to get the top of the tree started with a message to Santa, then loaded in other elements, and made “Merry Christmas” the front and center message at the bottom. Santa’s vintage shape with his pack of toys was perfect for the bottom left of the tree!

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After that it was simply a matter of arranging words, shapes, and colors to write a quick message to Santa and make a visually pleasing collage. It took a little tweaking here and there, but in the end, I was pleased … especially after putting this dark paper behind it! It just pops off the paper!

“Dear Santa, You’re a jolly ol’ Elf. All I want for Christmas is peace, joy, blessings & smiles & memories. Merry Christmas.”

Isn’t this a wonderfully whimsical way to shape a Christmas tree and feel the holiday spirit? Wishing you and yours the best this season has to offer!

Click the link below to download your FREE PRINT QUALITY file:

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Printable Christmas Tree Collage by Tammy Circeo featuring the Merry Little Christmas kit by Fancy Pants Design available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #freeprintable #christmas

Print this on your home computer on good-quality cardstock or save to a disk and ask your local print shop to print it for you. You can copy the file to a thumb drive or CD disk and take it to the shop. They will also have good suggestions for the type of paper to print it on.

 

Supplies:

All Elements, Alpha, and paper from Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas kit available at Snap Click Supply Co.

 

Black Friday Sale | Entire Store 50% Off

Exciting news friends! Now through the end of the year, the entire store is on sale for 50% off! CLICK HERE to start shopping those favorite digital scrapbooking kits you’ve been keeping your eye on. Stock up and save big on all designers in the store. You won’t find another Black Friday sale like this. Be sure to tell your friends and spread the word! (Discount taken at checkout.)

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25% Off New Releases

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This weekend only save 25% off new releases! CLICK HERE to see all new digital scrapbooking kits on sale. You’ll find beautiful new seasonal products from Echo Park Paper, Carina Gardner, Prima Marketing, and Bo Bunny. Plus there are three new self-paced workshops you can purchase for 25% off as well. Share the good news with your digi friends, and remember, the sale ends at midnight on Sunday. Enjoy!

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Carina Gardner Christmas Cheer Paper Pack available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalsrapbooking #christmas

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Prima Marketing Free Printable Turkey Craft available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #freeprintable #thanksgivingcraft

Digital Product Designer Call Out

Just a reminder about our current digital product designer call out!

We are looking for new partners to join our Snap, Click, Supply digital store. If you are a digital product designer who makes papers, cut files, journaling cards, printables, and would like to sell your products through our site, we’d love to see your work. CLICK HERE to apply.

If you have additional questions, please contact Jen Gallacher at jen@snapclicksupply.com. Share this information with a talented digital designer whom you might think would be a good fit. (NOTE: This opportunity is for digital product designers only and NOT for those looking to join our Creative Team.)

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Mini Recipe Book

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

Hello Snap Click Supply fans! It’s Candice Meyer here to share a mini recipe book idea that’s perfect for documenting all your cherished Holiday recipes. I created this darling book using elements and papers from the  Echo Park Made From Scratch collection I just love all the baking, food, and utensil graphics included in this fun pack!

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

I selected Carina Gardner’s Essential 4×6 vertical bracket album as my book base. I cut out the cover on my silhouette using a printed sheet of aqua paper from the Made From Scratch collection. The center panel of the book template folds into a cute pocket– perfect for holding a selection of special recipe cards! Since I wanted this section of my book to “pop” with color and interest, I printed off a striped page of paper to run through my silhouette. With my book structure in place, all I needed to do was embellish!

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

I focused first on creating the cover design. I love to cluster 3 larger elements together to form a focal point. I also like to pop one or several graphics up using foam tape to add dimension to my composition. Here, the aqua “Recipes” element is elevated, as well as the heart underneath the “Made with Love” graphic. Other fun details: aqua washi tape along the side embellished with a line of gold metallic nail heads, the date written in golden sticker numbers, and a red twine bow tied to the skillet.

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

The inside cover is the perfect spot to place a photo that goes along with your recipes. Since I selected a colorful sheet of paper to cut out the pocket page, I kept my embellishments in this section simple. I simply added a fork and spoon cutout and a rectangle “Recipes” element.

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

I love that the Made From Scratch collection contains a full page of beautiful recipe cards! I printed off this page, cut them up, and slipped them into the pocket. So easy!

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

I turned the “When Life Gives You Lemons…” rectangular element into a card that I attached onto my back cover. To dress up the inside, I ran a border of aqua washi tape along the top and bottom, as well as clustered another grouping of 3 graphics in the corner. Four rhinestones add a touch of sparkle to the “Sweet as Honey” medallion.

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

This mini recipe book would be the perfect way to capture your Thanksgiving signature dishes. Maybe your Mom and/or Grandma have a few recipes that you never want to misplace? Preserve these precious memories today using the Made From Scratch collection. This keepsake mini book would be a darling gift for family members anytime of the year!

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

Supplies:

Made From Scratch Collection from Echo Park Hybrids
Carina’s Essentials 4×6 Vertical Bracket Album Pattern
Crafting Embellishments: Glue Pen, Krylon Pen, Red Twine, Assorted Punches, Orange Rhinestones

Full Collection Friday | 50% Off Complete Digital Kits

Full Collection Friday 50 percent off

Happy Friday friends! We’re celebrating here at Snap Click Supply by knocking 50% off all complete digital scrapbooking kits in the entire store! CLICK HERE to shop all full collections on sale. Stock up and save on your favorite digital complete collections from every designer in the store.  Sale ends Sunday at midnight so don’t miss out, and be sure to share the great deals with your friends. (Discount taken at checkout.)

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One Buck Wednesday Sale Extended!

The One Buck Wednesday sale has been extended one more day! Today until midnight, download twenty-five digital scrapbooking kits for only $1.00! CLICK HERE to start shopping the sale. We apologize for technical difficulties yesterday, and want to make sure you have a chance to take advantage of these amazing deals. We appreciate your patience, thank you!

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Digital Scrapbook Kits for Only $1.00!

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Today only download over two dozen digital scrapbooking kits for only $1.00! CLICK HERE to shop all kits on sale. You’ll find the perfect digital supplies for scrapbooking your Thanksgiving celebration, getting started on your December Daily album, making hybrid Christmas gifts, and much more. Sale ends tonight at midnight so don’t miss out, and be sure to share to news with your crafty friends!

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Lori Whitlock December Daily 2013 digital kit available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #decemberdaily #printables

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