Circles of Love with Melissa Mann

We love all of our 6 x 6 paper stacks, but we have a soft spot for our latest, the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack! Today Melissa Mann is with us to share some tips on how to combine lots of different colors and patterns from this paper stack on one layout!

Hello! This is Melissa with you today, and I’m excited share a brand new layout made with the January 2019 Kit and add-ons! My challenge for this project was to highlight the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack. This great collection of patterns featured some wonderful color schemes; I am always a huge fan of pattern paper and decided to use as many of the papers as I could on this layout!

Supplies | January 2019 Kit, January Print and Cut Labels, Heart and Star Acetate Die Cuts, Sweetheart Puffy Stickers, All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Happy Heart Stamp, Highlight Stamp

One easy way to do this without the patterns getting out of control is to use smaller pieces of the pattern paper. In my case, I decided to punch a BUNCH of circles in various sizes. Before I stitched and layered them down on my card stock, I first used some stamps and white paint to “distress” the background a bit.

Once this dried, I layered my circles cut from the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack and the Heart and Star Acetate Die Cuts and stitched them down using my sewing machine. I sewed all vertical lines to give some linear consistency through the layout. 

Once my circles and acetate shapes were stitched down, I placed my photo and a couple of 3″ x 4″ journaling cards from the January 2019 Kit tucked behind it and adhered them down. I placed my title, “XO,” using the Sweetheart Puffy Stickers, above the photo. I also typed up a couple of January Print and Cut Labels and adhered them down.

Then came the fun part! I used stickers and die-cuts to further embellish my circles. I scattered them across the layout and then used the Sweetheart Puffy Stickers to complete it! I loved how the black and white banner heart puffy stickers were able to be used!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting us today! Make sure to use up the last bits and pieces of your January Kit and share them with us in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

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