Day 25...almost Christmas Raccoon Layout

Hello crafty friends,
Merry Christmas. I hope each and every one of you will enjoy a holiday full of the love, peace and joy of this wonderful season. The reason for the season is Yeshua…Jesus. While learning the Hebrew roots of my Christian faith, I know this is not the actual time in which our blessed savior was born. Even though the timing for the celebration is off with today’s society, I am none the less, most grateful for any time in which the world acknowledges Him and His amazing gift of salvation to a lost and dying world.  I created another cute and fun layout.
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Here is a view of my entire layout. I created this layout with the Christmas Raccoon Layout Set from PaperCraftingWorld.com

Here’s a closer look at the title with the pinecone, branch and sprigs. You can also see a closer look of the cute little Raccoon paper piecing. I used various inks from my CTMH mini ink pad sets to ink the edges of the pieces for added dimension. I used the following:
Slate for the black, gray and white pieces from the Basics Ink Pad Set
Ponderosa Pine for green pieces from the Enchantment Ink Pad Set
Cocoa for the brown pieces from the Basics Ink Pad Set
I finished off his cheeks with some Dry Decorator chalk  and
Used the Chalk Marker for all of the added details and doodling.

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Here is a closer look at the cute raccoon piecing. He is nice and big and holding a little present.

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Here is a closer look at the trees. I used some dimensional paint along with some diamond stickles to create the look of snow on the white die cut pieces.

You can purchase the page kit for this layout at Page-Kits.com. I created a limited quantity so be sure to grab yours while you can. Or you can purchase the SVG cut file set from papercraftingworld.com if you would like to create your own.

I used the following to complete my project
Pazzles Inspiration
Pastel Chalks
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Christmas Raccoon CF Set
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Enchantment Ink Pad Set
Basics Ink Pad Set
Z1767-chalk marker
White Chalk Marker
I also used:
Brown, Green, Gray, White, Burgundy Bazzill Cardstock
Misc. Patterned Papers
Ek Success Border Punch
Misc. Ribbon

I hope your Christmas was special, and you were able to enjoy time with loved ones. I didn’t post a 25th and final post for the 25 days, so this is the closest I could come. I will be posting tomorrow and sharing a new freebie. So be sure to stop back by tomorrow!
Until then, thank you for sharing your crafty time with me!
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  1. This little raccoon is adorable!! The trees are so pretty. Hope you can find some time soon for life to relax a bit!!

  2. This layout is just to dang cute Melin! I love that adorable raccoon. Although in real life they are pesty little creatures. lol Hugs!


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