Kill Your September Kit with Melissa Mann

It’s that time of the month again! Our October kit is only one day away from its reveal, which means it is time to use up all of our September kit! Today Melissa Mann is sharing how she did that, with a bit of mixed-media fun included! Let’s take a look:
Welcome to the Elle’s Studio blog! This is Melissa with you today sharing a layout that I created using some of the leftover pieces of the September Kit and add-ons. This project was inspired by a layout created by a past Elle’s Studio design team member, Paige Evans!

Supplies | September 2018 KitSeptember 2018 Print and Cut LabelsSeptember Label StickersHere and Now Phrase StickersHazel Alphabet Stickers — Light PurpleXOXO StampJane Alphabet StampRight Now StampLive Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
Even after creating projects with my Elle’s Studio kits, I ALWAYS have many bits and pieces of the kit and add ons left over. I wanted to share the love I have for the awesome stamp sets that Elle has created in the past and worked several of these sets into my project.

I started with using a 12×12 piece of pattern paper from the Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection and added some fun paint streaks across the paper in tones of orange, yellow, pink, and blue. I really wanted a lot of color on the layout because I knew I was going to use a couple of black and white photos and wanted the contrast between the two. I layered a piece of vellum over part of the background paper to tone it down just a bit and allow the stamped hearts to stand out a little better. I stamped a ton of hearts using the XOXO Stamp, then I cut these hearts out and stitched them down in columns using my sewing machine.

I then layered some of the left over journaling tags and labels in the center of the layout to the right hand side and laid my two smaller photos on top. I tucked some extra stamped hearts and other labels around this and typed my journaling onto a September 2018 Print and Cut Labels. I decided to create a long title using the purple Hazel Alphabet Stickers that traveled down the length of the layout above and below my photo block.

Lastly, I further embellished the stamped hearts by adding stickers, additional stamping, epoxy stickers, and labels.
How are you using the leftover pieces from your kits? Why don’t you pull out some of your older stamp sets and give them some love and highlight them on your next project!
Thanks for stopping by!