I love the quintessential holiday moment of sitting on Santa's lap that Design Team member Mary-Ann Maldonado captures with this layout, but I also love the magical feeling she evokes with the colors and special little details!
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What you don't see trending too much nowadays is layouts on dark backgrounds. White card stock, sure. Light colored patterned paper, most definitely. Mary-Ann's choice to use the black 'merry christmas' base paper and add red, white, and gold accent pieces is right on the money. It makes me feel like I'm outside on a wintery December night listening to carolers sing or admiring a line of beautifully lit houses.
By grouping these chipboard mambiSTICKS together next to the photos, it acts as Mary-Ann's journalling. They are also huddled close together in a tight space, which reminds me of the mall or the line when waiting to take photos with Santa.
I adore how Mary-Ann used mambi products to set the atmosphere of the holiday moment she documented. I'll keep this in mind when scrapping and creating my December album.