Mixing Fall and Holiday Product with Shannon Dombkowski

Hi there, Elle’s Studio friends! This is Shannon here showing you how I mixed fall product and holiday product on a pocket page with photos from September. I have to admit, it’s late October when I’m making this page and I’m still riding the wave of enjoying fall. So, when the Elle’s Studio November kit + extras landed on my doorstep, I challenged myself to think outside the box with some of the products that might have a more Christmas edge to them and see how I could use them on a page with a fall feel.

Supplies | November 2021 KitNovember Labels, Holiday Fun Stickers, White Parker Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Puffy Heart and Star StickersMagical Acetate Circles, A Merry Moment Stamp

My first step was to decide what colors to use. I went heavy with the green and accented it with blue and grey. I cut the grey and white star 4 x 6 inch tag from the November 2021 Kit in half to use as a title card for my page. The stars definitely have a twinkling Christmas feel to them, but they don’t feel that way on a page with earth tones instead of Christmas colors!

The Magical Acetate Circles include holiday sayings, but there are a few that have more generic phrases. Of course, the one with “favorite” on it works in the center of my page since this is about me and my husband. I never know how to attach acetate without adhesive showing through so I typically opt to use a tiny attacher. You could probably stitch it too!

Did I use a Christmas phrase on a fall page? You bet I did! The “oh, what fun” die cut from the November 2021 Kit is actually the reason that I included blue on my page. I challenged myself to make it work, so I added a few more blue die cuts and labels around the page. 

It’s always fun to give myself a little challenge to keep my creative brain fresh. I won’t say that I didn’t struggle and try a few different things here and there, but it all worked out well in the end. I highly suggest challenging yourself to do something a little outside of your comfort zone, too!

Still documenting fall with your November 2021 kit and add-ons? Share your creation in our Facebook Group and inspire others to do the same! Or post on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

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