Here's the Case File: I loved the plaid and started the whole layout by looking for a plaid pattern. The new Fancy Pants Cottage Christmas collection features several plaid patterns, so I started with that. I used the basic colors in the Scheme. Evidence clues I used are wood background, Christmas elements, circles, tie something, and greenery. And for the Testimony, I obviously chose the topic of documenting the holidays, along with the inspiration word merry.
I also played over at Sketches in Thyme, using this sketch:
Here are some details. The beautiful wreath cut file is from the Silhouette store. The gold puffy stickers are by American Crafts. Those black phrase stickers are by Tim Holtz.
The sketch showed a tag holding the title, but I didn't want to cover up so much of that pretty wreath, so I decided I'd make a tag with vellum, so the wreath would still show through.
I found some pretty red ribbon in my stash, and at the last minute added the pearls. My layout is on the simple side, as I tend to enjoy adding lots of stuff on my pages, but I just couldn't make anything else work, so once I added those pearls, I stopped.