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!

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