A Lovely Pocket Page with Steph Grimes

Hello again everyone! I am back for the final time this month to share with you one more project using the February Kit and add-ons. I found the February Kit to be extremely versatile—there were so many uses for the elements included and they coordinated so well with a variety of stories I wanted to tell this month. One of my most favorite elements of the whole kit was the 3″ x 4” tag with the falling hearts! I knew as soon as I saw that I knew I wanted to use it to tell a story about Valentine’s Day and love. So for this 6″ x 8” pocket page, I used that tag as a jumping off point and based the whole project off that single element.
 

 
Supplies | February 2018 Kit, The Best Banner Stickers, Black Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, White Cardstock Alphabet StickersStar Chipboard Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Shapes & Dots Puffy Stickers, Cork Speech Bubbles
 
My husband and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, but this year we went out the weekend before to see a show as a fun date night, so I included a photo from that night as well as some other photos from the week that captured the big love we have in our small family. On the 3 x 4” tag with the falling hearts from the February Kit, I added the title “we are so loved” using the Black Cardstock Alphabet Stickers and Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers.
 

 
In the next 3″ x 4” pocket, I stapled on one of the die cut pieces from the kit and layered White Cardstock Alphabet Stickers on top of a photo of our pup, Ruby, all decked out in her heart headband. Those tiny cardstock stickers have been one of my favorite products to use on projects this month! They are a great font and great size for adding a subtitle to a layout, or small phrase to a photo or journaling tag. And you can never go wrong with puffy stickers!
 

 
Sticking with the red, pink, and black color scheme I created on that first journaling tag, I added the red bordered stickers from The Best Banner Stickers to the 4 x 6” photo on this side. (I lucked out that the phrases on the red bordered stickers worked perfectly for this photo!) I love the way the little stack of banners turned out and can’t wait to use more of those on other projects. It was a great way to fill a little of the negative space in this photo. Above the stack of banner stickers, I stapled one of the smaller pink stars from the Star Chipboard Stickers.
 
On the opposite side, I added the “a little note” journaling tag to write a little love note to my husband. I added Black Cardstock Alphabet Stickers to address and sign the letter with our names for a little extra embellishment.
 

 
Since my 4″ x 6” photo on this side was pretty busy, I wanted to add a simple element. I had one leftover Cork Speech Bubble from my last project, the one with the heart on it, so I stapled that in place in the middle of the photo. It helps to cover up some of the distracting background in the photo and works really well with the other hearts and elements I’ve used so far. I like to use repetition as a design element in my projects, so using the staples to attach embellishments helps to unify the pockets.
 

 
For my final pocket, I added another journaling tag that I embellished using a variety of stickers. I wanted to create a card that would match the color scheme of the whole project and create more cohesion. Initially, I struggled with what to do for this tag, and then went back to my original inspiration, the falling hearts tag, for an idea. I added all of the red hearts from the Shapes & Dots Puffy Stickers, as well as a few of the pink dots, then sprinkled in a few of the black stars from the Star Chipboard Stickers to imitate the falling hearts I loved so much on that first tag. To top it off, I added one of the phrase die cuts and stapled it in place.
 
This project came together pretty quickly and was fun to make. I love how it captures the sentiment of love and how the products in the February Kit and add-ons supported this simple story. I don’t think I’ve ever used so many stickers on one project before! I am generally not much of a sticker fan, but the Elle’s Studio stickers win me over every time! I love using them on my projects and simply cannot get enough of them.
 
Well, this month has flown by, and I am sad that this will be my last guest post for the month. I have so enjoyed sharing my projects with the Elle’s Studio community and hope I’ve been able to inspire some of you. Thank you so much for having me—it’s been such a pleasure!
 

 
Hi, friends! I’m Steph Grimes and I live in Maryland with my wonderful husband and our sweet little red pup, Ruby. I love crafting, Tom Petty, road-tripping, and playing tabletop games. I have been scrapbooking since I was in college in some form or other. I enjoy documenting all types of stories from our day-to-day life to our grandest adventures – like the three-week cross-country trip we took a couple years ago. You can find my work on Instagram or my recently-begun YouTube channel. I am honored to be an Elle’s Studio guest designer – thank you for having me!
 
We have loved seeing what Steph has created with our new products this month. In case you missed it, she also created an adventurous layout for week one and a pocket page in a rainbow of colors for week two. Thank you so much, Steph, for sharing your work with us! Be sure to follow her on Instagram to see more of her inspiring projects.

February Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

We’ve saved some of the best for last from our design team inspiration projects! We know that these eleven layouts, pocket pages and cards from our fantastic design team members will make you want to pull out your February kit and add-ons to document your memories! Don’t have a kit? Be sure to grab one while it is still in stock!
 

 
Hello by Susan Brochu – supplies used | February 2018 Kit, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, All the Details Stamp
 

 
Collections by Jamie Leija — supplies used | February 2018 Kit, Pink Cardstock Alphabet StickersShapes and Dots Puffy StickersStanley Junior Alphabet Stamp—Solid
 

 
October Fun by Daniela – supplies used | February 2018 Kit, The Best Banner StickersLetter and Number Stickers — PinkCork Speech Bubbles,  Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Monthly Puffy StickersIcon Stamp, Family Fun Bits and PiecesFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
October 23-29 Pocket Page Layout by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | February 2018 KitWood Veneer IconsShapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Monthly Puffy StickersAll the Details Stamp, Dated Stamp, Foodie StampFamily Fun Puffy Stickers
 

 
Love You More by Heather Leopard – supplies used | February 2018 Kit, February Icon LabelsFebruary Blank Label Stickers, White Cardstock Alphabet StickersBlack Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Cork Speech Bubbles, Wood Veneer Icons, Wood Veneer CamerasShapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Family Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Our Snow Day by Suzanna Stein – supplies used | February 2018 Kit, Light Gray Cardstock Alphabet StickersLetter and Number Stickers — WhiteLetter and Number Stickers — BlackLetter and Number Stickers — Pink, Cork Speech BubblesWood Veneer CamerasWood Veneer IconsShapes and Dots Puffy Stickers
 

 
So Much Love Together by Wendy Antenucci – supplies used | February 2018 KitFebruary Blank Label Stickers, February Icon LabelsCork Speech BubblesAmpersand Wood Veneers, Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersAll the Details StampFamily Fun Puffy Stickers, XOXO 6″ x 6″ Paper StackFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Everyday Cards by Laura Wilson – supplies used | February 2018 KitShapes and Dots Puffy StickersAll the Details Stamp
 

 
Smoothie Love by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | February 2018 KitFebruary Cut Files, The Best Banner StickersCork Speech BubblesHugs and Kisses Puffy Stickers, Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersIcon Stamp, All the Details StampLive Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

Family by Melissa Mann – supplies used | February Cut Files, April 2017 Digital Cut FileAll the Details Journaling TagsThe Best Banner StickersShapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Family Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper StackFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper CollectionAll the Details Stamp
 

 
Kind and Brave by Candace Perkins – supplies used | February 2018 Kit, Letter and Number Stickers — Light Gray, Letter and Number Stickers — GreenAmpersand Wood VeneersWood Veneer CamerasShapes and Dots Puffy StickersBrave Acrylic, Kind Acrylic 
 
We would love to see what YOU create with our latest products! Be sure to share your projects on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio for a chance to be featured here on our blog and win a gift certificate to the shop! Happy creating! 

Garden Progress with Laura Wilson

Hi there! It’s Laura Hager here! Well, now Wilson! I just got married in January. This month, I’m working with the February 2018 Kit and add-ons to document my new little baby plants. I wanted a way to keep track of the plant varieties and dates that I planted things to help take care of the plants. I couldn’t put all the info on a plant marker, so I decided to make a 6″ x 8″ album to add the seed packets and notes in.
 

 
Supplies | February 2018 Kit, All the Details Journaling TagsWood Veneer IconsGreen Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, All the Details Stamp
 
On this page, I used journaling tags from the February Kit and All the Details Journaling Tags, seed packets, and photos to start the layout. Next, I added small die cuts from the February kit, attaching them with my tiny attacher. I think it adds a cool texture to the page.
 

 
The journaling tag with the circle was perfect for the cute, Wood Veneer Icons. I added an exclamation point with a glue dot. Next, I added some text with the Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers. I love adding these to pages! They add such dimension and make the captions really pop!
 

 
I also stamped phrases from the All the Details Stamp onto white cardstock and cut out to add to my tags with my tiny attacher. This green striped tag from the All the Details Journaling Tags needed some blue to tie in the other half of the spread, so stamping “notes from” and attaching to the top added the perfect touch!
 
This was such a fun page to make! And hopefully useful when tracking progress with my plants. I can’t wait for these glass gem corn plants to grow. They are going to be so beautiful! And fun to scrapbook!
 

 
Do you like to garden? If so, do you have a garden scrapbook to track your progress?
 

Chipboard Fun + Process Video with Daniela

Hi there, it’s Daniela again with a layout created with the beautiful January 2018 Kit and add-ons. This page is dedicated to my little boy wearing his sister’s cat mask, so I used quite unusual colors for a boy’s layout because I wanted to stick to the girly colors of the mask. I think in some cases unusual colors are a great choice if they fit the photos or occasion.
 

 
Supplies | January 2018 KitBlack Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Heart of Gold Chipboard Stickers, Star Chipboard Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsXOXO 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
The chipboard stickers from the January reveal are so great, so I used tons of them—lots of hearts and stars, all in the same color range from the Star Chipboard Stickers and Heart of Gold Chipboard Stickers.
 

 
I think the purple embellishments perfectly match black accents, so I used this combination all over the page and added some black splashes.
 

 
Of course, I also added layers to the layout. The die cuts from the January 2018 Kit and the XOXO 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack offer so many possibilities in combining papers and accessories, it’s so much fun to create layers upon layers and even a few more layers!
 

 
While I was making my layout, I create a process video! Watch to see how everything came together here:
 

 
Thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping! See you soon.
 

Memory-Planning with the Icon Stamp and Nathalie Leonelli

Sometimes to jump-start our creative process, we have to change how we work. Whether you re-organize your supplies, or try a different method, the results can be surprising, and that’s what design team member Nathalie Leonelli found out when she tried memory keeping in her planner! She’s sharing her beautiful spread below. Let’s take a look!
 
I have a memory planner spread to share with you today and it is a first for me! I have been wanting to give this form of memory keeping a try seeing how popular it is and I was inspired to experiment with the new Icon Stamp Set.
 

 
Supplies | February 2018 Kit, February Icon Labels, February Blank Label Stickers, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Live Laugh Love Washi Tape StickersIcon Stamp
 
I first printed my photos for the week in different (small) formats then I pulled out my February Kit and some extras from the February release. I then pre-planned my stamping after arranging my photos, but before adding layers with tags, die-cuts, stickers, labels and washi tape.
 
The dotted line included in the Icon Stamp was perfect to create a space for journaling in the middle of my left page:
 

 
I am a big fan of black ink when stamping and I like how the black circle Icon Stamps catch the eye and add contrast. With sayings like “High Five”, “So Cool”, “The Details” and “Right Now”, they can be used for many different situations. Here, the first one illustrates how I felt about my step count for the week and the other establishes the subject of my journaling.
 

 
The bold and simple icons paired with some of my photos act as teasers for the journaling because they make you want to know more about what is going on in the shot. Bonus: they fit very well on the February Blank Label Stickers.
 

 
Stamping is a great way to embellish and keep your pages on the flat side, which is key in a planner!
 
Before I leave, I have to give you my verdict about this new-to-me memory keeping form: I LOVE it! And if you haven’t yet, I challenge you to also give it a try with your Elle’s Studio supplies because you might be as positively surprised as I am!
 

“Inspired By” with Tracey Fox

Each month, one of our talented design team members will choose another design team member’s project from one of our reveal day inspiration posts to inspire their own project. Today, we’re excited to have Tracey Fox share her latest layout, inspired by a layout in our January Reveal Design Team Inspiration blog post. Let’s take a look at both of the projects!
 
I’m so excited to get to bring you the second installment of the “Inspired By” series! Each month, a design team member creates a project inspired by another team member’s inspiration gallery project. This month, I’m sharing a layout I made that was inspired by this lovely layout my scrappy bestie Jamie Leija created last month with the January Kit:
 

 
I loved the design of Jamie’s layout so much, with the patterned papers and tags layered at angles along the top and bottom of the page, and with the photos and repeating XOXOs in the middle. For my own take on Jamie’s cool design, I decided to run multiple little photos across the top and bottom of the layout.
 

 
Supplies | February 2018 Kit, February Blank Label Stickers, Ampersand Wood Veneers, Wood Veneer Icons, Shapes & Dots Puffy Stickers, Icon Stamp, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp—Outline, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp—Solid, Dated Stamp, All the Details Stamp, Foodie StampLive Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper StackFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
The photos I used on this page are a mix of daytime and nighttime photos taken at the same pumpkin festival. To make them match each other and to ensure they would match whatever colors I wanted to use from the February kit, I printed them all in black and white. I then pulled in pops of color and patterns from the February Kit, February Blank Label Stickers, and the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack.
 

 
I added some extra dimension and embellishment to the bands of photos with the Wood Veneer Icons, Shapes & Dots Puffy Stickers, and the Ampersand Wood Veneers.
 

 
For the open space in the middle of the page, I used the awesome “Good Eats” 4” x 6” tag from the February Kit in the place where had Jamie placed photos on her layout. This tag was so perfect to fill up with the Dated Stamp, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamps, and a list of all the food my friends and I ate at this event.
 

 
To fill the space where Jamie used XOXOs, I used the Ampersand Wood Veneers, the Wood Veneer Icons, and the Icon Stamp to create a fun smattering of ampersands.
 
I just love that February’s kit and extras are chock full of ampersands, because they can so easily symbolize abundance on a scrapbook page. On this particular page, they were the perfect way for me to illustrate that the list of things we ate went on & on (& on & on & on)! How do you like to use ampersands in your own memory-keeping?
 

 
Thanks so much for stopping by today and checking out this edition of “Inspired By!”
 

 
If you create something inspired by the projects you see here on the Elle’s Studio blog, or anything with Elle’s Studio products, be sure to use the hashtag #ellesstudio when you post on social media, so we can take a look! You could win a gift certificate to the shop, and be featured here on the blog! 

The Perfect Mix of Pockets with Andrea Gray

We love mixing full pages with pockets to document memories, and today Andrea Gray is here to show us just how successful these pairings can be, using the new items in the shop for February. We love her clean, masculine color scheme, and her awesome use of embellishment. Let’s see what she documented this month!
 
Hey friends! I hope you are all enjoying the February kit and extras by now!! I am loving all of the bright and rich colors! Today I am sharing a multi-page 6″ x 8″ project using anything in the kit that was royal blue, black or grey!
 

 
Supplies | February 2018 Kit, All the Details Journaling Tags, February Blank Label StickersThe Best Banner Stickers, Ampersand Wood Veneer, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Foodie Puffy StickersShapes and Dots Puffy StickersXOXO 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, All the Details Stamp, Icon Stamp
 
The first page is a full photo that I titled using the White Puffy Alphabet Stickers and a cute puffy heart from the Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers. It serves as an intro page to the next spread in the story. The two main pages are a combination of a full 6″ x 8″ layout and an adjoining pocket page about us going to see my oldest son at work! I had two 3″ x 4″ photos so I used two light tags to keep the aesthetic clean and bright. I also wanted to include the receipt, so I used a 4″ x 6″ tag from the All the Details Journaling Tags against the edge and glued a piece of vellum to the border.
 

 
I really wanted to use as many of the embellishments as I could, and my go-to design for that is a grid/collage style. Once I had the pockets in place I just fit the rest of the pieces on like a puzzle. I love sticking down all the pieces and layering the colors around! The labels from the February Blank Label Stickers were perfect for layering with a puffy heart, and the “yes, please” puffy circle from the Foodie Puffy Stickers was perfect for this spread!
 

 
In the bottom corner, the cute The Best Banner Stickers and puffy heart stickers from the Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers framed the wood veneer ampersand perfectly.   After all of the pieces were glued down and journaling was complete, I pulled out my water colors and splattered some black and royal blue paint down!
 

 
The pockets on the opposite side got a similar treatment. This paper from the XOXO 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack got some paint platters, too, and a simple puffy heart embellishment.
 

 
The icon journaling tag from the February 2018 Kit was the perfect place to add the “so cool” circle from the Icon Stamp, and even though I didn’t center it perfectly, it still came out cute! This card also got a little love in the label department and the silverware one was perfect—even though we ate pizza!
 

 
The final little scribbles and date stamp finished it off! Thank you so much for being here! See you next month!
 

A Rainbow of Hues with Guest Designer Steph Grimes

With both warm and cool hues included in the February 2018 Kit and add-ons, you might just choose one or the other for your next project, however, you may just want to pair them up after you see the project below! Today, guest designer Steph Grimes is showing us that they can work together side-by-side, and sharing tips on how to keep the final project cohesive. Let’s see what she created!
 
Hello everyone! I’m excited to be back on the Elle’s Studio blog today to share my second project as this month’s Guest Designer. I don’t know about you all, but I’m still working on a few weeks in my weekly album for 2017. The February Kit and Add-Ons ended up being the perfect fit for one of my weeks in early December. This was a crazy weather week where we had a beautiful warm day and then a bit of snow a few days later, so my photos from the week were both warm and cool. I was thrilled when I started piecing this together and realized the variety of colors in the kit would work so well with my photos!
 

 
Supplies | February 2018 Kit, February Icon Labels, February Blank Label StickersDark Purple Cardstock Alphabet StickersDark Teal Cardstock Alphabet StickersStar Chipboard Stickers, Cork Speech Bubbles, Ampersand Wood Veneers, Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Shapes & Dots Puffy StickersIcon StampStanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp — Outline
 
I really wanted to use a 4 x 6” tag for the title, but the yellow on this grid tag stood out too much. So, I chose the 3 x 4” falling heart tag that matched my main colors a bit better, trimmed it down to cover the yellow edge of the grid card and then added one of the Star Chipboard Stickers on top. I then used the Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers for my title and added the week’s dates with the Dark Purple Cardstock Alphabet Stickers.
 

 
Given that I was using so many colors, and the two sides of my pocket spread were so different, I wanted to find some ways to bring a bit more cohesion to the spread. I started by taking the two color-blocked 3″ x 4” tags and adding them to opposite ends of the layout. Then, I repeated the treatment of each card. I used the Stanley Jr. Outline Alphabet Stamps to stamp the days of the week that these photos were each from. Then I added an “x” sticker from the Shapes & Dots Puffy Stickers in each color band in a contrasting color. Then, I added in my journaling in bullet format with highlights from each day.
 

 
One of my favorite elements of the February Kit are the white journaling tagshat coordinate with the Wood Veneer Icons and Icon Stamp. I love that the stamp set includes the outline for these cards so you can make more of your own! I think this is a product that will get a lot of use in my projects. I used one here to add some extra journaling about dinner with my sister. I topped it off by using the flatware stamp from the Icon Stamp.
 

 
As another repeating element, I used the Dark Teal Cardstock Alphabet Stickers to embellish and complete the phrase on the “I love you more than” 3″ x 4” tag. (Anyone who knows me well can tell you this is a grand statement because snow days are pretty much my most favorite thing!)
 
Finally, I felt like there needed to be just one more thing to tie this all together, add a little more texture and make it look like a cohesive spread. The Cork Speech Bubbles from this month’s add-ons were the right embellishment for the job! The phrases fit so perfectly with my photos. To elevate them just a little more, I added a small pop of color to each one by adding one of the tiny stickers from the Shapes & Dots Puffy Stickers and love how that turned out. I was pleasantly surprised by how much dimension layering these embellishments added to my pockets, without making them too bulky. For some of them, I also layered a February Icon Label underneath to add a little journaling.
 

 
I couldn’t believe how well the February Kit and add-ons coordinated with this project. It’s a lot more color and variety than I typically use in one layout or pocket spread, but I’m really tickled with the final product. I hope you might also be inspired to use all the colors and find a way to make it work for you!
 

 
Hi, friends! I’m Steph Grimes and I live in Maryland with my wonderful husband and our sweet little red pup, Ruby. I love crafting, Tom Petty, road-tripping, and playing tabletop games. I have been scrapbooking since I was in college in some form or other. I enjoy documenting all types of stories from our day-to-day life to our grandest adventures – like the three-week cross-country trip we took a couple years ago. You can find my work on Instagram or my recently-begun YouTube channel. I am honored to be an Elle’s Studio guest designer – thank you for having me!
 
Steph will be sharing one more project with us here on the blog next week, but until then, follow her at the links above to see what she’s been creating! 

February Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

We’ve been so impressed by the way that our design team members have used their February Kit and add-ons in such a creative way, and today we have eleven new projects to share with you! We know these projects will spark your creativity when your new supplies arrive! 
 
Brave Spirit, Kind Heart by Heather Leopard – supplies used | February 2018 Kit, February Cut FilesPink Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Black Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Cork Speech Bubbles, Wood Veneer Icons, Wood Veneer CamerasAmpersand Wood Veneers, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Brave Acrylic, Kind Acrylic 
 

 
Masquerade by Nancy Damiano – supplies used | February 2018 Kit, February Icon LabelsTeal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersMonthly Puffy Stickers, All the Details Stamp
 

 
Ten by Daniela Dobson – supplies used | February 2018 Kit, February Icon LabelsFebruary Cut Files, February Blank Label StickersWood Veneer IconsShapes and Dots Puffy StickersMonthly Puffy StickersStanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp — Solid, Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Do Your Best Pocket Page Spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | February 2018 Kit, February Icon LabelsWood Veneer IconsShapes and Dots Puffy StickersFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Eskimo Kisses by Laura Wonsik – supplies used | February Cut Files, Letter and Number Stickers — PinkShapes and Dots Puffy StickersHugs and Kisses Puffy StickersAll the Details StampXOXO 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 

 
Red Chairs by Jamie Leija — supplies used | February 2018 KitAll the Details Journaling TagsWood Veneer Icons, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers
 

 
September 2017 by Tracey Fox – supplies used | February 2018 Kit, Wood Veneer Icons, Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersMonthly Puffy Stickers, Icon Stamp, Thank You Stamp, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Year of Color by Andrea Gray – supplies used | February 2018 Kit, January 2018 Kit, Love You Die CutsFebruary Icon LabelsPink Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, All the Details Stamp, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp — OutlineXOXO 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper StackLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Photo Story by Laura Wonsik – supplies used | February Cut Files, Hugs and Kisses Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer IconsIcon StampAll the Details Stamp
 

 
Anika by Neela Nalam – supplies used | February 2018 KitFebruary Cut FilesLove You Die Cuts, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Live Laugh Love Puffy StickersXOXO 6″ x 6″ Paper StackLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Kind by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | February 2018 Kit, February Icon Labels, Cork Speech BubblesShapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Kind AcrylicLive Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper StackLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
Have you been inspired by these projects in some way? Share your own project on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! We may feature your project here on the blog, and you can win a $10 gift certificate to the shop! 

2018 Title Page with Jamie Leija

New yearly albums require a special kick-off page to introduce the new memories that the album will contain, and today Jamie Leija is sharing a truly amazing page that she created, using our February 2018 Kit and extras. Let’s see what she made!
 
Hiya! It’s Jamie and today I’m sharing the title page for my 2018 album. I have to say, I’m totally in love with it and even more excited to start documenting my 2018!
 

 
Supplies | February 2018 KitPink Cardstock Alphabet StickersDark Purple Cardstock Alphabet StickersShapes & Dots Puffy StickersAll the Details Stamp, Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
I love how title pages get to be special. They set the tone and kick off the entire album. For this year’s, I decided to include a photo of each of family members of the Leija-Tomerlin clan. That was my starting point. The rest was just play!
 

 
I feel like rainbows are a major trend these days and I completely love that! I’m a color girl through and through so making this page was a blast!
 
I started by drawing a “starburst” of lines radiating out from the middle of the page. Then I used a paper piercer to poke holes in the cardstock. I didn’t stitch just then. Instead I used two scraps of paper to mask off each triangle and then stamped away in a single color using the All the Details Stamp. You guys, did you realize there are 45 stamps included in this set?! I used every last one of them on this page!
 

 
I repeated this around the entire circle and then I went back and stitched the lines using corresponding thread. I love the extra texture this adds.
 

 
To finish the page, I pulled the two most colorful journaling tags from the February 2018 Kit and adhered them in the middle of the page. They were the perfect backdrop for the photos of each of us. I added 2018 to the top and our names using the pink and dark purple cardstock letter stickers to the bottom and then I was done!
 

 
This may have taken longer to create than my usual page, but it’s so worth it! How do you start a new year’s album?