Oh, Hey Adventure! with Meg Gundlach

Oh, hey! It’s Meg here, back today to share another travel spread that combines the new besties of the Elle’s Studio world—the October monthly release and the Sincere Sentiments line. Though I focused on the October 2021 kit and add-ons for this page, the variety of the Sincere Sentiments products makes them an absolute treasure for any crafter who loves ES supplies (and don’t we all?!)

Supplies | October 2021 KitCozy Printables, Grid Journaling Tags, October Labels, Gold Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Autumn Heart and Star Acetate Stickers, Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Acetate Stickers, Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Chipboard Banners, Black Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Warm Solids Paper StackCool Solids Paper Stack, Large Tile Alphabet Stamp, Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Stamp, Nesting Tags Metal Die, Pocket, Frame, and Flip Up Metal Die

Sometimes I see products and instantly know which page I want to make. Sometimes I go looking for pages just to use a certain product. Between the Warm Solids Paper Stack and Cool Solids Paper Stack, the entire glorious Elle’s Studio palette was available to choose from and I wanted to play. With so many options, I went hyper-focused and decided to build the entire spread around one thing that particularly caught my eye: the ‘Oh, Hey’ in the Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Stamp.

I frequently use ‘Hello + City Name’ for title tags in my travel pages and I thought that the large ‘Oh, Hey’ could be a fun alternative. I grabbed my very neglected album from a 2014 family road trip and started flipping. When I saw that this spread actually had a post-it on it reading ‘Hello Edinburgh’, I knew I found my page.

I had way too much fun making my title tag and there is a lot to unpack here so bear with me. For the base, I chose the dark teal from the Cool Solids Paper Stack just because it was my favorite color (thus the perfectly coordinating scarf). I arranged the ‘Oh, Hey’ stamp over ‘EDI’ in the new Large Tile Alphabet Stamp—EDI is the airport code for Edinburgh—and snuck in an exclamation point from the Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Stamp to balance the space. To make the background, I chose an ink a couple of shades darker than my paper (Memento Teal Zeal) and stamped in multiple directions. Though a lot of it is covered up, the addition of ‘Oh, Hey Edinburgh’ as the main title makes the background understandable enough.

I used the same paper and ‘EDI’ Large Tile Alphabet Stamp on the opposite side of the spread. Though I could have replicated my title tag, I knew my memorabilia would cover nearly all of the paper, so instead I made a pocket with the Pocket, Frame, and Flip Up Metal Die. This allowed me to pull over some of the same products and techniques as my title tag, but adapt them to the parts of my story I wanted to incorporate.

Being an older album, you never know quite what you are going to get in terms of photo quality/printing and it was exciting to find this 4×12 inch panoramic cityscape…thanks past me(g)! Though the Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You release was designed with cardmaking in mind, there are still plenty of elements that I could use to support my page and the Wonderful You Acetate Stickers are super fun to stick right onto photos.

This spread is full of fun product combinations, but I think my favorite may be the smallest and most subtle—layering the Gold Puffy Heart and Star Stickers over the Autumn Heart and Star Acetate Stickers looks a bit like stained glass! As well as allowing me to balance colors and use more of the products I love, the stained glass vibe totally works with the old-world aesthetic of Edinburgh.

Hopefully this gave you some ideas on the versatility of the Sincere Sentiments release and how well it coordinates with the OOctober 2021 kit and add-ons. It’s the perfect range of neutrals to support all of Elle’s products and a valuable branch of the ES family! I would love to hear what pieces you picked up and what you plan to make—will you go rogue like me?

We want to see how you are combining our new Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You collection with our October 2021 monthly kit and add-ons! Share with us by posting on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag, or in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

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