January Kit Inspired with Michelle Flynn

Hello friends and happy new year! It’s Michelle here, I am so thrilled to share my very first Elle’s Studio blog project with you today! I have been a scrapbooker for as long as I can remember and I sometimes find while creating that I get lost in the memory and feeling of a photo. Combine that with incredible product inspiration & you get pure “magic” that can bring a photo and a blank sheet of paper to life! I like to believe that my family can feel my love for them through every page I make regardless of whether it is a pocket page, a 12″ x 12″ layout, mini book or a traveler’s notebook layout. Today’s layout is simply named “Love You” and I used the delightful and colorful January 2021 kit and add-ons to create it.

Supplies | January 2021 Kit, January 2021 Cut Files, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Acetate Hearts, Love You Wood VeneerXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp, Layered Card Metal Die, My Heart Metal Die

I was immediately inspired by all the LOVE in the new January 2021 Kit and the pink 3″ x 4″ quote tag you see in this layout quickly became my foundation for this layout. Once I have a product-inspired idea I then like to select a few different embellishment elements to coordinate with it. This practice really helps keep me organized and prevents me from getting overwhelmed with too many choices. I selected a few of the adorable die cuts from the January Kit, as well as the fabulous Love You Wood Veneer and the sweet black “XO” chipboard sticker.  I couldn’t end my embellishment wrap up selection without diving into those Acetate Hearts. I truly had to stop myself while creating this layout as I wanted to use them all, In the end, I decided one was just perfectly enough!    

Once my embellishment selections were sorted I then took some Bazzill textured cardstock and grabbed my mini paint brush along with some barely pink acrylic paint to give it a few splatters throughout. As you can see, the photo of my daughter is of her blowing confetti & I wanted to create the same effect with some lightly scattered acrylic paint.  As the layout was drying, I used that time to download and cut out the heart banner from the January 2021 Cut Files. I will absolutely be using this cut file for months and years to come! As I was working with it, I had so many different ideas on how to use it in the future and went ahead and jotted down a few ideas for some other layouts. I love to keep a notebook next to me on my craft table as it comes in handy when you have those super quick fleeting ideas! 

Once I had the die cut, I dived into the new XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack and selected a few of these beautiful patterns to embrace the feeling of this layout using the My Heart Metal Die. I ran those through my die cutting machine to create those precious hearts. I wanted a mixture of black & white hearts combined with pink to give a simple but fresh feel. I wasn’t ready to put my die cutting machine away just yet, as I then had an idea to frame my daughters photo using the Layered Card Metal Die. I wasn’t sure at the time if I would go with it but I am so pleased with how the pink frame accented her photo.

Now that the creative prep time was done it was time to bring it all together!  It was truly a small labor of love putting this together & truly captures what I wanted to say to my daughter using such beautiful products from Elle’s Studio.

I started out this blog post by mentioning that the 3″ x 4″ quote tag from the January Kit quickly became my foundation idea for this layout and it truly did because I actually started and ended this layout with the inspiration from that card! The very last thing I did on this layout was to use the new Hugs and Kisses Stamp to add “remember this” at the top of the tag. I want her to always remember what that sweet little tag says. The die cut from the January Kit adhered to the top corner functions as a tab for hidden journaling just for my girl to read and always remember how truly loved she is.  

It is so wonderful that such sweet and creative products can inspire an entire layout to be cherished for years to come! I cannot wait to see what you create with this month’s kit and add ons using the #ellesstudio hashtag! I hope you found even just one little thing here to inspire you in your memory keeping from start to finish!  Happy creating my friends!

January Design Team Inspiration: Volume Three

It’s time for our final design team inspiration post for this month, and we’ve saved some pretty amazing projects to share with you! Take a look at these pocket pages, scrapbook layouts and traveler’s notebook spreads created by our design team using the January 2021 kit and add-ons to get ideas on how to record the things and people that you love the most!

Together by Shannon Dombkowski – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, January 2021 Cut Files, True Love StickersLove You Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Teal Puffy Alphabet StickersAcetate HeartsNavy Acetate Alphabet, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

Love You by Jennie McGarvey – supplies used | January 2021 KitTrue Love Stickers, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart StickersAcetate HeartsXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp

November 2018 by Meg Gundlach – supplies used | January 2021 KitTrue Love Stickers, Chipboard Label Stickers, Love You Chipboard StickersRed Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Heart StickersXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses StampDaily Tabs StampMini Dated Stamp, Mini Dated Extras Stamp, Monthly and Daily Tabs Stamp (free for subscribers!)

Sledding by Kim Chaffin – supplies used | January 2021 KitChipboard Label StickersPuffy Heart Stickers, Acetate Hearts, Navy Acetate Alphabet, Daily Tabs Stamp

Afternoon Tea by Jackie Ashton – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, Jane Tile Alphabet Stickers — WhitePuffy Heart Stickers, Acetate Hearts, Navy Acetate AlphabetAll My Heart Wood VeneersXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp

Love You! by Marsha Farris – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, January LabelsTrue Love StickersLove You Chipboard StickersPuffy Heart StickersAcetate HeartsLove You Wood VeneerAll My Heart Wood VeneersXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp

Our Story January 2021 by Melissa Mann – supplies used | January 2021 KitJanuary 2021 Print and Cut Labels, Dark Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers — Black, True Love Stickers, Chipboard Label Stickers, Teal Puffy Alphabet StickersPuffy Heart StickersAcetate HeartsXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp, Title Builder Stamp, Monthly and Daily Tabs Stamp (free for subscribers!)

All My Heart by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | January 2021 KitJanuary 2021 Cut Files, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Acetate HeartsAll My Heart Wood VeneersXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp

Love You! by Wei Wei Wang – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, January 2021 Cut Files, True Love Stickers, Love You Chipboard StickersPuffy Heart Stickers, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp

Bestie by Sarah Kee – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, Puffy Heart StickersAcetate HeartsXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses StampDaily Tabs Stamp

XOXO by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, January 2021 Cut FilesTrue Love Stickers, Chipboard Label StickersLove You Chipboard StickersPuffy Heart StickersAcetate HeartsXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp

Stay tuned for more inspiration using our January 2021 kit and add-ons to come, and be sure to save the images from this post that inspire you the most to create! We’d love to see what you’re making—share with us in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Small Moments Remembered with Jody Compton

Hello, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Jody today, sharing a project created with the new January 2021 kit and add-ons . I love the colors in the kit this month, especially the pink and teal!

I wanted to document a quick snapshot of my best friend, her sister and mother who has passed. This helps me to remember to document all the pictures no matter how small a moment may be.   

Supplies | January 2021 KitJanuary 2021 Cut Files, True Love Stickers, Teal Puffy Alphabet StickersXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

I started out my project by adding texture to the background—white cardstock that I sent through my cutting machine, cutting the January 2021 Cut Files heart six times. My picture nicely tucked into the corner of the top cut file. I backed each of the openings with the XOXO Paper Stack, making sure to use a mix of solids and prints.  

I used the lovely grey patterned paper from the XOXO Paper Stack to add a simple layer behind my photo.  I also added the rainbow heart sticker from the True Love Stickers as a layer along with a yellow heart from the January Kit and two scraps of patterned paper.  

I wanted to fill in some of the black space in the photo.  I decided to use one of the phrase stickers from the True Love Stickers on the bottom left.  I also added a few more die cuts from this month’s kit.  

Next, I used the Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers for my title. A simple “Miss You” was all it needed. Curving it to match the cut file is a fun way to make your eyes move across the page.

The layout had a little too much white space, so I decided to use one of the 4″ x 6″ tags to add to the corners of the layout to give it more color.  Lastly, I added a small cluster of die cuts.  I added foam to the back of the teal banner and black heart for dimension.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you’ve been inspired to create! Remember when using Elle’s Studio products to use the hashtag #EllesStudio when posting to social media so we are sure to see your amazing work!

Five on Friday with Kim Chaffin

We are so excited to welcome a new post to the ES blog this year: Five on Friday! One Friday per month, we are challenging one of our design team members to create using only 5 different products from the shop. Let’s take a look at what products our new design team member, Kim Chaffin, chose to work with this month!

Hello, fellow scrapbookers! It’s Kim, and I’m so excited to be sharing my first Elle’s Studio blog post! Today’s feature, Five on Friday, is new for 2021, and it is right up my alley! I’m a fairly  minimalist scrapbooker, and when I’m creating, I often find that less really is more. Let’s jump right in!

Supplies | January 2021 KitJanuary 2021 Cut Files, Love You Chipboard Stickers, All My Heart Wood VeneersXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

Paring down the product on a page leaves room for you to tell a longer story and really puts your photos in the spotlight. Minimizing your product selection doesn’t limit your creative options! Try choosing an item you love from the kit, then find other elements with coordinating colors and accents.

I chose the “You, Me, Us” tag from the January 2021 Kit. I adhered it with pop dots to give it dimension. Next, I chose a patterned paper in a coordinating color from the XOXO Paper Stack and wooden heart veneers from the All My Heart Wood Veneers to echo the heart shapes on the tag. 

Digital elements are another great way to keep things looking simple. Did you know that you can use the January 2021 Cut Files as digital elements on your photos? I added the “Love You” file in my photo editing software, resizing it and recoloring it to better suit my photo. I erased a small portion of the bottom of the letter y to make it appear that the Love You title was behind my husband in the photo. After printing my photo, I layered Love You Chipboard Stickers and an All My Heart Wood Veneer piece to create an uncomplicated, yet creative, title. 

I pulled it all together with a phrase sticker from the Love You Chipboard Stickers and one more All My Heart Wood Veneer. When at a loss for where to place an accent piece, try creating a triangle in the arrangement of products in your design. This will help create a unified look. 

Ready to give it a try? Your creativity will shine, and the bonus is that you’ll stretch your supplies to create more projects than ever before. Pull out your January Kit, and see what you can make with Five on Friday!

Choose five different Elle’s Studio products to create with and share what you make on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, and in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

Throwback Thursday with Sarah Lee

Hello, all you beautiful Elle’s Studio fans! It’s Sarah, and I’m super excited to be sharing my first post here as a part of the Elle’s design team.

Today, I’m thrilled to bring you something new in 2021: Throwback Thursday on the blog! What does that mean exactly? It means you go back to any past Design Team Inspiration blog post to help spark your creativity, and that’s exactly what I did. I went back to January 2020, and one of Katarina’s layout got my creative juices flowing:

Her gorgeous layout inspired me in more ways than one. First off, I loved the way she used stamps to help create a background, so I used that idea on my project too. 

Supplies | January 2021 Kit, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart StickersXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp

I used the Hugs and Kisses Stamp and the Puffy Heart Stickers to get a similar background as seen on Katarina’s layout. I love how something as simple as stamps and stickers can create a beautiful, repetitive pattern for any page. 

And because I love this stamp set so much, I wanted to incorporate it into my title somehow. I used the “This Is Love” stamp a couple of times to spruce up my project. I loved how it turned out! And it blends in so seamlessly with my journaling. 

To add some dimension, color, and “pop” to my layout, I added some of the Love You Chipboard Stickers to this cute photo of my fur baby. Viola! Instant cuteness!

I also really liked the way Katarina added a stamped tab to her photo, so I decided to do it too! And yup, I used another fun stamp from the Hugs and Kisses stamp set to do it. 

So, tell me – what do you think?! I love how a blog post from last year inspired me to create this layout of mine. Do you like the idea of using projects from past blog posts for inspiration? I know for sure I do. Anyway, if you want to create but don’t know where to start, let’s spark that creativity with a Throwback Thursday! If you do end up making something, please share with all of us over on our Facebook Group. We’d love to see how you used Throwback Thursday as inspiration!

Thanks for letting me share some of my work with all of you! 

Love in a Traveler’s Notebook with Aimee Mertell

Hello, friends! It’s Aimee here to share a travelers notebook page I’ve created using the new January 2021 kit and extras. Even though it’s a smaller size, there are still plenty of ways to use your 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 6″ tags. I opted to use an album with 3″ x 4″ pockets on one side and a full page on the other. 

Supplies | January 2021 KitTrue Love Stickers, Dark Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, All My Heart Wood VeneersXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

Having the pockets on one side really makes it simple—you can just slip your photos or tags in as is or do a little extra embellishing as I’ve done here. 

For the full page side of the spread, I selected the lovely dark pink plaid and the teal “xo”patterned paper from the XOXO Paper Stack, trimmed them down and arranged them on the edge of my page.

I then selected the 4″ x 6″ tag from the January 2021 Kit that reads, “this is love.” I flipped it and trimmed it down to fit as a layering element behind this adorable photo of my daughter. I really love how the sentiment on the tag acts as a title for my spread.

I then grabbed the All My Heart Wood Veneers and in keeping with my vertical design, arranged the wood veneer hearts alongside my paper layers.

To help balance the right and left sides of the spread and tie in some of that gorgeous pink color, I made a title for one of the journaling tags using the Dark Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers that reads, “too cute!” 

To finish things off, I added the “hugs & kisses” label from the True Love Stickers and of course, a Puffy Heart Sticker is always a must! While the pockets in the album made using the January Kit tags easier, you can also use them as layering elements or even cut them up—the possibilities are endless. I’m really loving documenting in this size and can’t wait to see how you use the January kit and add-ons on your travelers notebook spreads. Until next time, happy crafting!

Share your traveler’s notebook spreads with us! Post an image on Instagram and use the hashtag #EllesStudio, or share in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group! We love this format, and can’t wait to see how you use our products in it!

All Over Acetate with Nicole Kerr

Hello crafty friends! It’s Nicole here, and today I am excited to be sharing my first post with you as an Elle’s Studio team member! I am also excited that I get to share a project focusing on one of my favorite types of embellishments: acetates! This month ES has released an adorable pack of Acetate Hearts in various sizes and lovely bold colors. 

Supplies | January 2021 Kit, True Love Stickers, Love You Chipboard StickersPuffy Heart Stickers, Acetate HeartsXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp

For my layout, I focused on the largest two sizes in the pack. Acetates are not only gorgeous over photos, tags, and papers, but they are also just as beautiful when used on a solid white background. I wanted to really focus on these hearts and let their bold colors shine! On the largest hearts, I stamped the small phrases from the Hugs and Kisses Stamp in white, permanent ink, which needed a bit of time to dry completely so they didn’t smudge. I layered these with the medium-sized hearts and the Puffy Heart Stickers over the entire bottom half of my 12 x 12 white cardstock. Once I had them placed exactly where I wanted them, I used the Puffy Heart Stickers, staples and even a few of True Love Stickers to help hold these acetates in place. Tip: when using acetates, try layering embellishments over top and then adding the adhesive behind the layers so when the adhesive dries, you cannot see it! I also stamped small hearts from the Hugs and Kisses Stamp in grey ink to fill in some of the gaps between the other embellishments.

To help bring that grey into other areas of my layout, I added a grey 3″ x 4″ tag behind my journaling tag, added additional stamping in the same color and used the “Too Cute!” title from the Love You Chipboard Stickers to bring it all together.

Another technique that I love to use on my projects that adds a bit more texture is giving my photo layers a rough, torn look around the edges. I use an edge distressing tool to do this. In a layout like this, it helps break the layers apart when layered over the acetate hearts.

Acetate shapes, like the new Acetate Hearts are a staple in my collection and today, I hope I have inspired you to add them to yours! Don’t let the adhesive scare you! Simply hide it behind other layers and no one will ever know! If you have other ways that you use acetates, please share them with us on social media using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group. Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you’ve had fun and been inspired!

Love You In Blue with Jackie Ashton

Hello, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Jackie here with my first blog post as an Elle’s Studio design team member! I’m beyond excited to be part of this team and I’m looking forward to sharing my projects with you during 2021.

When I received my supplies for this month assignments, I was immediately drawn to the Love You Wood Veneer and knew that I wanted to use it as a title for one of my layouts.

Supplies | January 2021 Kit, True Love Stickers, Chipboard Label Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, All My Heart Wood Veneers, Love You Wood Veneer, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses StampGrateful Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp, Everyday Tab Stamp 

After choosing my photograph, I decided to use blue tones which suited the photograph perfectly. I then went through the journaling tags in the January 2021 Kit, choosing two of the blue ones, and added three of the patterned papers from the XOXO Paper Stack

Using the blue polka dot paper from the XOXO Paper Stack, I punched a border on the bottom edge to add some extra detail. I also layered the lovely teal ‘XOXO’ paper across the middle and made a large pennant with the white heart paper.

I knew I wanted my photograph to be in the centre of my layout with the two journaling tags to either side. So after layering my photograph with patterned paper, I added my photograph to my layout. Next, I was ready to add some extra details to my journaling tags before I added these to my layout.

On the blue heart tag from the January Kit I added a stamped phase from the Hugs and Kisses Stamp, and placed that to the left of my photograph, overlaying it with the Love You Wood Veneer

On the ledger pocket tag, I added my journaling along with the “love this smile” stamped phase from the Grateful Stamp at the top of the tag. At the base, I stamped “xo” from the Hugs and Kisses Stamp to the bottom before adding a wood veneer piece from the All My Heart Wood Veneers.

I also added small cluster at the bottom of the page, using labels from the January 2021 Kit, and stamped the date using Daily Tabs Stamp. To bring the green down to this cluster, I added one of the blank Chipboard Label Stickers on which I stamped a phrase from the Everyday Tab Stamp.

Once all these were adhered to my layout, I was ready to add the finishing touches to bring the whole layout together. Using tabs and labels from the January Kit, Chipboard Label Stickers, True Love Stickers, All My Heart Wood Veneers, and the wonderful Puffy Heart Stickers.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope my layout has inspired you to create your own page by choosing one colour as you main focal point, working from there to add some fun details using the January 2021 kit and extras!

Show us how you focus on one hue in your January 2021 kit and add-ons, like Jackie did here! Share your project in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

January Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

Our talented design team is back today with fresh, new round of projects featuring our love-filled January 2021 kit and add-ons! Let’s take a look at their beautiful projects that are sure to inspire!

Snow Cool by Junell Kruzel – supplies used |  January 2021 Kit, January Labels, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers — WhiteChipboard Label Stickers, Love You Chipboard StickersPuffy Heart Stickers, Acetate HeartsXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp

Just for Friends by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | January 2021 KitRemember This Printables, January LabelsTrue Love StickersJane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers — Black, Love You Chipboard StickersDark Pink Puffy Alphabet StickersPuffy Heart StickersAcetate Hearts, All My Heart Wood VeneersXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp 

Love You! by Katarina Prevendarova – supplies used | January 2021 Kit,   Love You Chipboard StickersPuffy Heart Stickers, Acetate Hearts, All My Heart Wood VeneersLove You Wood Veneer, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp

Love You! mini album by Nicole Kerr – supplies used | January 2021 KitJanuary 2021 Cut Files, Puffy Heart Stickers, All My Heart Wood Veneers, Love You Wood VeneerXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

You & Me by Michelle Flynn – supplies used | January 2021 KitAcetate Hearts, Puffy Alphabet Banners, All My Heart Wood VeneersXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses StampLayered Card Metal Die

January 2020 by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, True Love Stickers, Acetate HeartsNavy Acetate AlphabetXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp

Vroom by Jody Compton – supplies used | January 2021 KitTrue Love Stickers, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp, Dated Stamp

Slimline Valentines by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | January 2021 KitTrue Love StickersLove You Chipboard Stickers, Dark Pink Puffy Alphabet StickersPuffy Heart StickersAcetate HeartsLove You Wood VeneerXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

Let’s Go Outside by Aimee Mertell – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers — Black, True Love Stickers, Love You Chipboard StickersAcetate HeartsXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp

45 by Ellie Augustin – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, January Labels, True Love StickersChipboard Label StickersDark Pink Puffy Alphabet StickersPuffy Heart StickersAcetate HeartsAll My Heart Wood Veneers, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

Too Cute by Patricia Roebuck – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, True Love StickersLove You Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart StickersAcetate HeartsAll My Heart Wood Veneers, Monthly Highlights 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

We hope you love the new products arriving at your doorstep, and use these beautiful designs from our team to inspire you to use them to record your memories! Stay tuned for more projects on the blog all week!

Using Your Kit Outside of Pockets with Shannon Dombkowski

Hello, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Shannon here with a project showing you how to use your monthly kit outside of pocket pages. I’ll admit, it’s taken me a while to wrap my head around using pocket tags as somewhere other than inside a pocket, but it opens up a whole world of possibilities! Let’s take a look.


Supplies | January 2021 Kit, Remember This PrintablesJanuary LabelsTrue Love Stickers, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Dark Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Love You Wood Veneer, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp, Monthly and Daily Tab Stamp (free for subscribers!)

Look for tags from your monthly kit with words or phrases that you can use as a title, subtitle, or word art. The “this is love” tag from the January Kit is perfect for this! Since the wording is near the top, I was able to use it behind my photo. I chose the teal tag with the grid and hearts as another accent because the pattern was subtle. Since I mixed my tags with patterned paper in layers, I wanted to make sure there weren’t too many patterns overwhelming the eye. I also incorporated some of the die cuts from the January Kit into this side of my layout like the tab and tag.

The first half of my page title is on a 3″ x 4″ flip out that opens to reveal journaling. Since I had a lot of patterns on the other side of my layout, it was important to keep this side a little more simple. The monochromatic pattern from the XOXO Paper Stack was perfect!

When the title tag is flipped open, my journaling is revealed. I love using the digital journaling tags so I can type my journaling, and this month’s Remember This Printables included the perfect tag for creating a list of 5 things! I find that I often have a lot to say and typing it allows me to fit it onto the page better. This tag actually served as my color palette inspiration for the whole layout, which is odd, since it’s hidden!

I really wanted to use the Love You Wood Veneer as part of my title, but it was too big for the design I had in mind. Instead, I split my title. In doing so, I was able to add in some more color and a fun divider element in my spread. To attach the divider to my album, I cut two strips of paper to 0.75″ wide and about 4″ long. After folding them in half, I punch a hole in each and sandwiched them between two pieces of patterned paper.

I hope that you enjoyed seeing how I used some of the journaling tags and die cuts from the January Kit outside of the pockets. If you’ve never given it a try, I’m inviting you to dive in and see what you think!

Show us how you’re using your monthly kit in a project other than a pocket page! We’d love for you to post your project in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio so that we can see your non-pocket creation!