Documenting 2017 Intentions with Tessa Buys

Many of us try to start the year off with a good intention, a resolution of sorts. Whether it is to read more books, or spend less time on your phone and more with your family, getting it down on paper can be the first step to achieving your yearly goal. Why not do that with a layout? Today, Tessa Buys is here to share her 2017 intentions with a beautiful page featuring the January 2017 exclusive kit and Little Moments collection.
Hello! Tessa Buys here, excited to share my first project as an Elle’s Studio design team member with you! Making a layout about my intentions/resolutions/one little word at the beginning of each year has become a long-standing tradition for me. When I saw the “anything is possible” 3″ x 4″ card in the January kit, I knew it would be the perfect title for my 2017 page.


Supplies | January 2017 exclusive kit, 2017 Small Black Acrylic, Little Moments 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

I matted my photo and title card on the gray heart patterned 4″ x 6″ tag from the January exclusive kit. Directly beneath that arrangement is another 4″ x 6″ tag from the kit, which I used my typewriter and favorite pen to fill out. Inspired by the hearts in the kit, I cut the large striped heart from a 3″ x 4″ tag. I added coordinating paper to my background from the Little Moments collection to tie in the colors, and wound some unruly thread in matching colors underneath the “follow your heart” die-cut from the kit. The “do your best” tag was the perfect enthusiastic finishing touch to pull that cluster all together.

Last, I added one of my favorite elements of the layout, the 2017 Small Black Acrylic. It’s the perfect size, the perfect font, and I love that it comes in black and white! I used black here to offset all the white space and tied it in with some black paint splatters.

Do you celebrate the New Year with a layout? Give it a try, and be sure to pick up the January kit and an 2017 Small Black Acrylic for your “anything is possible” page!


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