Celebrate December with Lisa Dickinson

EllesStudio_CelebrateDecember2015Welcome to Celebrate December at Elle’s Studio! The first 12 days of December will be packed with holiday inspiration, projects, layouts, and gift ideas from many talented designers using our Joyful collection. Stop by each day to see new inspiration and visit our instagram to enter our special giveaways!

Today’s post features Lisa Dickinson’s gorgeous Joy layout! We love the quilt like layers with stitching, and they way she used our November cut file! Here’s what Lisa has to say:

Dickinson_Joy1Handmade items are such big part of my holiday memories! From Grandma’s fudge to construction paper ornaments to lovingly knit scarves & mittens, I love the sentiment behind a handmade project. So when I was documenting our girls’ day out to see the Nutcracker ballet, I took my inspiration from a patchwork quilt, and created a background reminiscent of this handmade craft.

Using several of the Joyful patterned papers, I cut out 2-inch squares to create a background for my page. On the gray and aqua squares, I added stamped snowflakes (from the Joyful set) in coordinating ink colors. On a few of the squares, I added tags and die cuts from the Joyful Bits & Pieces set. Finally, around each square, I machine-stitched a white border and slightly distressed the edges for a bit of texture.

Once I had arranged and adhered my squares, I added a big, bold title – the word “JOY” in the November Digital Cut Files, cut from white card stock. Then I added my journaling strips and a few small rhinestones for the finishing sparkle. I love that my scrapbook page not only documents a special memory, but also my love of all things homemade!


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