Having more Christmas themed papers than I could ever use, even if I'd live until I get 150 years old or so, calls for unusual measures! Here, I have been experimenting with using my Christmas stash to make a summer page from June, when my husband and I was hiking at a nearby national park trail (hence the funny title, hahah ;).

It turned out that the red Christmas color went excellently along with the greens and blues of summer nature photos! I used a paper from Basic Grey's Aspen Frost as a background. Paper pieces from Crate Paper's Sleigh Ride and Studio Calico's Wonderland. Big embellished butterflies and journal label from Jenni Bowlin. Title letters from Dear Lizzy (American Crafts) and October Afternoon. Washi tape and punched butterflies (se tip below).

You can watch my process for this page in this video. (This was made before I got my photo lamps, so the lighting in the video is varying a bit due to the shifting daylight.)

Tip for the thrifty scrapper

Get an inexpensive small butterfly punch, grab a cheap scrap of cardstock or patterned paper from your stash. Punch away and sprinkle those little butterflies all over you page. Adhere with a tiny dot of Glossy accents below the butterfly's belly and then bend up the wings slightly. Super cute embellishment that will add a little dimension to your page without getting bulky. Cost: next to nothing!

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