A Wonderful YOU Layout with Amanda Baldwin

Hi, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Amanda here, and today I’m shining the product spotlight on the gorgeous new Sincere Sentiments: Wonderful You collection, for scrapbooking! Yes, you read correctly! I am absolutely loving this new collection designed specifically for card makers but you know me, I can’t resist demonstrating how versatile the Elle’s Studio products are! 

Here’s a look at my completed project:

Supplies | Autumn Die Cuts, Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Chipboard Banners, Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Acetate Stickers, Gold Puffy Heart & Star Stickers, Cool Solids Paper Stack, Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Stamp, Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Metal Die

Oh how sweet and fun! Sincere Sentiments: Wonderful You is definitely a scrapbook must-have! Apart from the addition of the Autumn Die Cuts, my page was crafted entirely from the Wonderful You collection! Here are a few of the key elements and techniques that I used to create this page:

Solid Paper Perfection!

Solid papers can seem a little plain if you’re an avid patterned paper fan, but when used to highlight and draw attention they can be really effective! Try layering different colors together, and using strong geometric shapes to make them pop. I layered two of the Cool Solids Paper Stack blue papers together with a 1/4 inch trim, and cut the papers into rectangles and triangles.

I also directed the solid paper triangles into my photo cluster for added impact. Simple, but so effective!

Mix Up the Title!

With such an awesome array of sentiments, phrases and titles in the Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You collection, mixing the title font, color and material is a great way to create interest on memory keeping pages! You’ll spy that I stamped and die cut the large outline ‘YOU’  onto some cork for my title. This not only added interest to my title, but also some much needed warmth to my overall design. With warmth needed, I completed my title with the “shine so bright” Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Chipboard Banner

Get Inky With Journaling & Sub-Titles! 

The Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Stamp has so many phrase combinations and heartfelt sentiment options! Stamping not only fills white space, it also adds a pop of color and detail to the background cardstock. I repeat stamped a few of the “YOU” stamps with a mix of story-appropriate sentiments to make my journaling a feature of the layout, rather than a block of text. Such a cool idea! 

Stick To It! 

When it comes to embellishing, nothing beats a good sticker (or 20!) Stickers add color, detail, interest and even more storytelling to the page. I mixed the Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Chipboard Banners, Acetate Stickers, and Gold Puffy Heart Stickers for my sweet layout. To ensure attention was directed into my photos, I only adhered stickers around my photo cluster. Again, a really simple idea to maximizing the Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You collection for scrapbooking!

Repetition & Color Are Everything! 

Repetition in design creates a cohesive and seamless look. Use similar shapes, embellishments, patterns and colors to connect your page. You’ll notice that I repeated hearts and florals within my color scheme. I know, I’ve mentioned this tip many times before, but nothing looks more classy than a beautiful color scheme! Choose colors that compliment your photo or story mood, and that play off of each other well. The Solid Colors Paper Packs, which come in warm and cool hues are loaded with beautiful colors to inspire you! 

I hope these top tips have given you some ideas on incorporating the Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Collection into your scrapbook and memory keeping pages! Thanks so much for visiting! 

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