Carving Out Fun Memories with Jen McMurtrey

Happy (almost) fall, y’all! It has already been established that autumn is my favorite season, and I am so excited about the Elle’s Studio September kit and add-ons. The rich, warm tones of the papers and embellishments have me ready for crisp mornings, lattes, boots, and sweaters. However, one of my favorite items in this month’s release has got to be the Home Sewn Stitches Stamp, and I have already used it on three different projects! 

Rather than continue to gush over these amazing stamps, let’s look at what I was able to create with them. 

Supplies | September 2021 KitAutumn Die CutsThankful Paper Stack, Home Sewn Stitches Stamp (currently out of stock, but click “notify me”), Thankful Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Metal Dies

It is hard to believe that these pictures of my kids were taken almost 14 years ago! I’m not sure where the time went but I am working on getting all of these memories documented. 

To begin, I selected several red, orange, and yellow patterned papers from the Thankful Paper Stack. After cutting them into strips of varying widths and lengths, I adhered them to the left edge of a piece of 12 x 12 inch white cardstock. Once the papers were in place, I used the Home Sewn Stitches Stamp on each piece. 

To keep the patterns consistent, I used one stitched stamp pattern per each of the different patterned papers. Next, I used the same stamps on the right side of the cardstock to add texture to that side of the layout. 

The photos were next, and I layered them atop one another along the edges of the patterned papers. Each of the photos was backed with either patterned paper or a 3 x 4 journaling tag from the September Kit and then again with the woodgrain paper from the Thankful Paper Stack

When creating the title, I used the same woodgrain paper that back the photos with the outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamp and Large Jane Metal Dies to create the title. I placed the title along the right edge of the layout to balance the patterned papers. I love the giant title and how prominent it is on the page. 

Lastly, I added embellishments throughout the layout using pieces from the September Kit with the Autumn Die Cuts and a sentiment from the Thankful Stamp. I typed the journaling on my manual typewriter, cut it into strips, and placed it beside the photos.  

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you’ve been inspired to record your favorite fall memories with the Elle’s Studio September kit and add-ons. Remember to post your projects in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group and tag us on social media using the hashtag #EllesStudio so we are certain to see your amazing creations!

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