Celebrate December with Jill Sprott

EllesStudio_CelebrateDecember2015Welcome to Celebrate December at Elle’s Studio! The next 12 days will be packed with holiday inspiration, projects, layouts, and gift ideas from many talented designers using our Joyful collection. Stop by each day to see new inspiration and visit our instagram to enter our special giveaways!

Today’s post features a beautiful layout by Jill Sprott! We love her clever idea of capturing all your ornaments special memories! Here’s what Jill has to say:

December, with all of its merry and magical moments, goes by far too quickly. This is why it is so important to document not just the days, but also the details. As you decorate for the holidays and rummage through the boxes that you only pull out at this time of year, take a moment to notice the treasures you have collected, each of which tells a story of celebrations past and traditions that endure. For my family, the history of our holidays can be found in our collection of ornaments.


With the help of the Elle’s Studio Joyful collection, I assembled a layout that catalogues some of the ornaments that appear on our tree each year.  The foundation of the page is a sheet of “Making a List” patterned paper, which features a grid design that I used as a guide when placing items on the page.


After printing photos of ornaments, I cut them into strips, seven to a row. After adhering them to  the page using double-sided tape, I numbered each ornament with Elle’s Studio number stickers. This number order comes into play in the journaling, which I organized according to groups of ornaments.


Embellishing the layout was so much fun, especially as it gave me a chance to explore the creative possibilities of the items in the Joyful collection. My favorite addition to the page is a vellum Christmas tree, to which I added sticker “ornaments” backed with foam dots.


There are actually quite a few trees to be found on this page, including a wood veneer tree that I appropriately topped with a wood veneer star.


All in all, this page is not unlike my family’s Christmas tree — it’s an eclectic, colorful, and festive mix, and each item on it speaks to just how much we love the holidays.

Supplies:  Elle’s Studio Joyful Paper Collection Pack, Joyful Bits and Pieces, Joyful Blank Labels, Joyful Journaling Tags, Joyful Stickers, Joyful Wood Veneers, Letter & Number Stickers – Light Gray; Letter & Number Stickers — Teal; Letter & Number Stickers — Mint; Elle’s Studio December 2015 Kit (coming December 10th).