The One with the Celebrate December with Elle's Studio Layouts

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Every December Elle's Studio kicks of the most wonderful time of the year with an entire month filled with festive blog content. I received an huge box full of Elle's Studio goodies and couldn't wait to sit down and play with it all! Here are a couple layouts I made with Elle's Studio supplies for the Celebrate December event:
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CHRISTMAS 2013 by Paige Evans

Description: Goodness knows I love to be inspired by quilts :) With a square punch in hand this layout came together in a jiffy. 

Journaling says: This was our first Christmas living abroad in Germany and while we were definitely homesick for our families and traditions we got to make our own family traditions like reading stories nightly and advent calendars!

How to: Punch 1" squares from all of the Christmas papers and a few die cuts then trim them into triangles. Starting in the center of a gray cardstock layout base, begin piecing the triangles in a quilt-inspired pattern. Sew over/around each paper diamond. Place a photo in the middle and embellish with a patterned transparency, die cuts, wood veneer, and more as shown. Place alphabet stickers along the side for a title then journal around that diamond with a white pen. 

Supplies: Patterned paper, patterned transparency, die cuts, labels, wood veneer, stickers: Elle's Studio; Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Pen: Uniball Signo; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Square punch: Recollections
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FA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA by Paige Evans

Description: I found this photo from last Christmas season when we traveled to Italy and one night we met up with Stephanie Howell and her family. The colors of all our winter gear matched perfectly with these Elle's Studio Christmas supplies! 

Journaling says: The day after Christmas we drove down to Italy! One night we met up with the Howells and ate a delicious dinner. When in Rome, or rather, Vicenza!

How to: Watercolor across a white cardstock background and let it dry (or use a hairdryer to speed up the process). Layer die cuts, tags, sentiments, journaling spots, labels, etc, in color coordinated fashion, down the watercoloring. Die cut "fa la la la la la la la la" from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo then adhere it with pop dots over the die cuts. Tuck a photo under the title and journal on one of the tags. Place alphabet stickers on another tag. Add a few wood veneer shapes around the layout and stamp the date on a tag.

Supplies: Die cuts, tags, journaling spots, labels, wood veneer, "fa la la" die cut file: Elle's Studio; Cardstock, pen, adhesive, date stamp: American Crafts; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Ink: StazOn; Watercolors: Studio Calico
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Happy holidays!


  1. I was so excited to see your creations on Elle's blog!! These are just gorgeous! I loveeeeee the font/title on the second one!!!!!!!

  2. I love your layouts, they are so colorful and super creative :) I love that they are so modern yet still christmassy and festive.

  3. I love how even though your designs are so detailed, the picture always shines!

  4. Awesome use of the Elle's goodies Paige!! Love the fun design on both layouts!

  5. Your layouts are freaking incredible! Every. Time. Wow!

  6. Wow! Is right! Love the quilting on the first layout....that looks like it took forever and love the cascading watercolors on the other one. You never cease to amaze.

  7. Gorgeous layouts! Love your watercolour!


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