Magical Christmas Layout: The Unicorn Reimagined

The sun is shining, the bees are out, the flowers are blooming… and I am working on Christmas pages.  When Close to My Heart asked me to “reimagine” the Magical Unicorn layout in the Everyday Moments collection, the first thing that came mind was a Deer and, with all the bright colors in the Blue Skies collection, I knew that I needed to create a Christmas layout. 

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If you read my previous posts, you know that I was assigned the Magical Unicorn key from the Everyday Moments collection and was asked to create the original design (seen here on my blog) AND a reimagined design.  In true Miss. Carrie fashion, I broke the rules.  I chose to use the Blue Skies collection, which is intended for summer, with the Magical Unicorn, which is not at all Christmasy, and created a holiday layout. 

Are you able to pick-out which images I used from the original design?  In my video tutorial, I walk you through the creative process in Design Space so that you are able to see how I turned the unicorn into a deer.  There aren’t too many steps, and it’s a great tutorial for those who are learning to use their Cricut. 

As you can see here, the ears, flowers, title and stars are all from the original Magical Unicorn key.  I love how those flowers turned out! The Blue Skies cardstock I used has a raised pattern design which make those flowers just pop off the page. 

I paired the cardstock with vellum to soften the design some.  If you choose to use Vellum with these flower cuts, you are going to want to choose “Intricate Cardstock Design” in Design Space.  The vellum setting doesn’t cut those straw flowers as cleanly. 

Along with the Blue Skies cardstock, I also used the pattern paper and stickers.  All of these are intended for summer designs, but I felt like they were the perfect backdrop for my Christmas photos. 

One of the pattern papers I used had a sentiment design that didn’t quite match with the holiday theme, so I chose a sticker from the Blue Skies collection to cover it. Using the “Life is Sweet” sticker was a great way to stick to my holiday theme and add a little embellishment to the layout.  

There are still a few details, like journaling, that I need to add to the layout.  I am in the process of creating an extended story with these holiday photos, so I am waiting to finish the story writing process.  Once I have finished, I will show you the completed design and share it with you. 


I hope that today’s project inspired you to take another look at the Magical Unicorn key in the Everyday Moments collection.  This Cricut collection is not available in Access or through the Cricut website – it is only available through my affiliate link below. 

While you are visiting this website, make sure to take a look at all FOUR exclusive Cricut collections I have to offer you.  Our two newest collections are designed to match our Aurora and Stitched Together paper packs – imagine all the possibilities!!!  

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Here is a List of the Items I Used Today

November Kit of the Month

Are you ready for the Holly & Jolly season? 🎄 My November scrapbook kit and workshop guide will put you a step ahead this season with a layout worthy of your holiday memories.MissCarriesCreations-NovKOTMLayoutSM

As the holidays approach and your to-do list gets longer, you can check off one thing when you purchase this pre-cut, ready-to-assemble kit. I have designed this kit to allow you to add more photos, if needed, and I have provided plenty of room for journalling.  After all, telling the story is just as important as the photos you display.

Did you know that my team members can receive my guides FREE each month? Comment below to learn how you can get each of my monthly guides sent to you at no charge. 

If you would like to subscribe to my Kit of the Month club, you can receive a $2.00 discount on each kit when you sign-up as an annual subscriber. Local customers can avoid all shipping costs by opting to pick up their kits at any of my events.

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If you wish to cut-out your own layout, you can purchase the “personal workshop guide”. Each guide contains a supply list, detailed photos, cutting guide, layout diagrams, a Design Space™ file, and instructions. If you are consultant wanting to use the guide for a workshop, please purchase the “consultant guide”. MissCarriesCreations-NovKOTM-ChristmasDayLayoutSM

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I can’t wait to share more layouts that I have created using the Holly Jolly papers. These bright, traditional Christmas colors create some whimsical photo pages.  Since I will not be hosting any workshops in November or December, my upcoming kits will only be available online.  Please make sure to sign-up for my newsletter so that you know when they are available.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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December Kit of the Month Holly Jolly Christmas

I will admit, this posting is a little later than usual for announcing my kit of the month. Honestly, I really struggled creating something for Christmas when Fall had just recently arrived in my backyard. Thank the Lord for a daughter who LOVES Christmas. Yes, our little Miss. Elf herself helped me figure out a few additions for this layout and I am so happy with the results.

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Each month, I create a layout for my subscribers.  You can order these kits directly from me, or subscribe to my Kit of the Month club and receive a discount on each monthly kit and additional discounts on any other kits you order each month.

 

This layout has PLENTY of room for all your Christmas photos.  If you are like me, there are always piles of photos each Christmas to choose from, so I wanted to make sure that this layout had plenty of room to display each one. Have more photos to display? Use our Flip-Flaps on this layout to make room for even more photos.

 

I have also made sure you have room to record those special memories. This adorable journal box has been decorated with a Poinsettia and Holly and has plenty of space for writing your Christmas story.  Did you notice the sparkle on the Poinsettias? That was added with the help of our NEW Red Shimmer Brush. Doesn’t it just add a little Christmas Sparkle to this layout?

 

You can order my Holly Jolly Christmas Kit of the Month through my online store or by subscribing to my Kit of the Month Club. Annual subscribers pay only $12.00 per kit. As I stated in my previous postings, I have chosen not to create any guides for my kits until there is more of a demand for them. If you would like to continue purchasing my guides, please leave a comment below so that I know that I need to keep making them.

UPDATE: Due to the amount of requests for this guide – it has been created and is available for purchase in my online store. Thank you to all those who had such kind words and have been kind enough to purchase my guides. 

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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