Today Neela Nalam joins us for her first post on the blog, and she chose a very special day and layout to share with us! We always love her clean, balanced designs, and today she is showing us how she stays true to her style, creating beautiful pages with digital files that can be used over and over again. Let’s take a look!
Hi everyone! This is Neela here! I am so excited about my first blog post here on the Elle’s Studio blog. I picked this date as today marks my 18th marriage anniversary and the January 2017 Exclusive Kit and add-ons are so perfect to make a layout celebrating today!
Supplies | January 2017 Exclusive Kit, January 2017 Digital Cut File, True Love Printables, Dated Stamp, Sequins- Love Mix, Puffy Heart Stickers, XO Stickers, True Love Wood Veneer, All My Heart Stamp, Sunny Days 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
For this layout, I decided to use the January 2017 Digital Cut File and True Love Printables. I love how digitals can go a long way in extending the supplies you have. Most of all, you can customize the files to suit your needs!
First, I decided to create a fun background with the hearts cut file. I modified the cut file in Silhouette Studio and placed copies of it around the page as shown in the image below.
I cut the design onto white card stock and backed it with the woodgrain paper from the Sunny Days 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection. I decided to modify the colors of the 3″ x 4″ heart tag in the True Love Printables, as I wanted more yellow, pink and purple. I then cut these out in circles using the print and cut feature in Silhouette Studio.
I used the three patterned heart circles as a mat for my photo, which I cut in a circle, typing my journaling in a circle around it.
I made clusters of circles punched out from tags, Puffy Heart Stickers and sequins around the page. I also stamped on the punched out circles with phrases from the All My Heart Stamp. And how awesome is the True Love Wood Veneer to use as the title for this layout?
To finish the page, I used the Dated Stamp to add today’s date and some zig zag stitching with my sewing machine around the border for some interest and texture. I also added red Puffy Heart Stickers to balance out the red in the photo.
I hope you are inspired by all the new products in the shop this month to make some awesome projects featuring your loved ones!