Creating a Bold Title with Guest Tegan Skwiat

We are so excited to welcome May’s guest designer, Tegan Skwiat, to the Elle’s Studio blog this month. Tegan’s amazing use of color and pattern always have us wanting to see more from her, and we know that she will inspire you with her three projects this month, using the latest Elle’s Studio products. Let’s see what she has for us today!

Hi everyone! I am beyond excited to be a guest designer for Elle’s Studio this month. I have always loved Elle’s Studio products because they are so colorful and fun! I am excited to share my first project with you all. As soon as I saw the Live Love Laugh Collection, I knew it would be perfect for documenting my family’s trip to California last year!

Supplies | Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love Word Labels, Live Laugh Love Bits & Pieces, Live Laugh Love Puffy Stickers, Live Laugh Love Wood Veneers, Live Laugh Love Washi Tape Stickers, Live Laugh Love Enamel DotsApril 2017 Digital Cut File

I love that Elle’s Studio offers cut files each month that coordinate with the monthly kit! My layout is about our fun family trip so of course I had to use the “family” and “fun” from the April 2017 Digital Cut File! I enjoy using my die cut machine to make bold titles using fun patterned papers like the one on this layout. I first cut my titles from my favorite patterned papers in the Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, and then cut a second set from dark gray cardstock. I then adhered the patterned paper cut outs onto the gray cardstock cut outs slightly off center to add interest to the title.

I can’t get enough of the Bits & Pieces embellishment pack! I love that it includes lots of different shaped and colored tags that I can quickly add my journaling to. I accented the tag with the “right now” word label cut out and the “currently” die cut piece from the Bits & Pieces pack. A strip of the yellow Live Laugh Love Washi Tape Sticker peeking out from behind the tag adds a pop of color.

I wanted to convey that we had lots of fun so I repeated the “fun” portion of my title two more times. I love the graphic punch of color it adds to the layout! I finished accenting the title with more Bits & Pieces and Live Laugh Love Puffy Stickers, and Live Laugh Love Wood Veneers—isn’t that scalloped border so cool?!

I had a blast working with the Live Love Laugh Collection! I can not wait to use it to document more fun times from our family trip, and I hope I have inspired you to use a fun bold title on your next layout!


Hi crafty friends! My name is Tegan and I live in northwest Indiana with my husband and my fur kid, Pixie. I’ve loved stickers for as long as I can remember. I had a sticker album that I collected tons of stickers in when I was just a little girl. About 15 years ago my sister suggested we try this thing called “scrapbooking” that her friends’ mom did. I have been hooked on scrapbooking ever since!

When I am not papercrafting, I love to walk the dog and watch movies or football with my husband.

We love Tegan’s beautiful, clean style and bold colors! If you want to see more of Tegan’s work, please visit her at her blog and her Instagram profile, and stay tuned for more inspiration from Tegan next week! 

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