The One with Elle's Studio January Projects

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Here are my January 2010 projects for Elle's Studio. I had so much fun making these. Scrapping just gets more and more and more fun the more I do it.


My mom found these photo booth pictures of her and my dad from waaaaaaay (hehe) back in the day and another set from just recently. The difference is 25 years but the feelings between them are still the same. They're still so in love and the pictures prove it. I'm so happy my mom gave these to me to scrapbook. And I'll always think of the movie August Rush when I see this layout cuz that's what I was watching when I made it.

Some techniques for making this layout:
1) I received a brand new set of Valentine stamps from Elle's Studio, so I stuck them all to an acrylic block then used VersaMark ink to create my own patterned background on kraft cardstock.
2) I die cut scalloped hearts and regular hearts from cardstock and patterned paper (or rather the cute patterned packaging that Elle's Studio stuff comes in) and stitched them in rows to the right side of the layout. I bent up the hearts for dimension.
3) I cut out the sentiments from three different flash cards (xoxo, hugs, crush) and added them between the hearts before stitching.

Kraft cardstock: Scenic Route Paper Co.; Colored and embossed cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper (it's actually from packaging), border stamps, die cuts (label, sentiments): Elle's Studio; Pearl brads, buttons, foam letter stickers: American Crafts; Border punch: Fiskars; Die cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft; Heart dies: Nestablities by Spellbinders; Adhesive: Helmar; Other: Sewing machine, thread

These two pictures of Allie are from when she came with us to the Evans Family Reunion in Colorado in 2009. She's such a nature girl, I love scrapbooking pictures of her in her element. And I'll always think of the movie Juno when I see this layout cuz that's what I was watching when I made it.

Some techniques for making this layout:
1) I started by covering an entire piece of cardstock with vintage flash cards. Where I wanted my pictures to be, I didn't put flash cards.
2) I love making trees and leaves on layouts and cards, and felt this layout was perfect for another one. First I lightly drew a tree with a pencil, then I went over it with a brown pen, then I went over it as best I could with brown stitching. It's not perfect, in fact it's quite messy, but that's a-ok.
3) I cut out several leaves from the back side of a kraft Elle's Studio flash card, folded the leaves in half and glued them all around the branches.
4) For the journaling circles, I stamped a scalloped circle on three different journaling spots, matted them on patterned paper (packaging), and crinkled them up. After gluing them on the layout I added journaling.
5) To create "grass" on the bottom of the layout, I trimmed four green journaling spots and feathered the edges with scissors before adhering them.

Patterned paper (it's actually from packaging), journaling spots, vintage flash cards, kraft cardstock (the backside of a flash card), scalloped circle stamp: Elle's Studio; Ribbon, pen: American Crafts; Ink: Ranger; Adhesive: Helmar; Other: Sewing machine, thread

Things I Love About You Card
Valentine's Day is just around the corner so this card will be perfect to give to my honey-bun. (Pretend you didn't read this Chris!)

Some techniques for making this card:
1) I folded an entire sheet of label die cuts in half to make the card base and rounded the right corners.
2) I cut concentric circles from each of the six different patterned papers included in this set, crinkled them all up and stuck them to the bottom corner of the card.
3) I cut out the sentiment from the top part of a die cut and glued it on the front. Done!

Patterned paper, label sheet, sentiment die cut: Elle's Studio; Corner rounder: Fiskars; Adhesive: Helmar

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