I started with a piece of white cardstock and used the Tim Holtz Distress Ink and sprayed it a few times on the background. It was a little darker than I wanted so I took paper towel and blotted off the excess ink.
I then cut a few strips of pattern paper to cover the top of my layout leaving the bottom 2/3 for my photos and embellishment clusters.
I used the Jenni Bowlin chiboard buttons in a visual triangle around my photos. I then used these as a foundation for smaller word stickers/puffy stickers.
I finished off by printing out my journaling and placed it along with a diecut and another chipboard button on the top part of my layout tucking it all into the smaller strip of pattern paper.
I set a time limit for myself on this layout and I was amazed at how having a time limit makes design decisions so much easier. If you struggle on every little embellishment placement I would suggest trying to set a timer. It's amazing what you can get done when you feel the crunch.
I hope you are enjoying this last beautiful Noel kit.