2020 Goal Reminder with Melissa Mann

The beginning of the year is a great time to reflect on the past year and decide what you would like to do differently moving forward. Design team member Melissa Mann is doing just that using our December 2019 Kit and shop items, with a brand new layout that we think you will love! Let’s take a look:

Hello and Happy New Year! This is Melissa with you today and I’m very honored to be joining the team again this year! I hope that you will join us all this year on the blog to get some great ideas and tips for using your Elle’s Studio kits! My first project this year is a scrapbook layout that I created about GOALS. A new year brings new opportunities. I have three simple goals this year and documented that with this project.

Supplies | December 2019 Kit, July Print and Cut Labels, Magical Memories Acetate Die Cuts, Goals Phrase Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers — Red, Jane Alphabet Stickers — Navy, Jane Alphabet Stickers — Teal, Wonderful Life Stamp, Large Jane Number Stamp — Solid and Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Solid, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die, Large Jane Number Metal Die, Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Sunshine 6 x 6 Paper Stack

I knew from the start that this project would have a good bit of journaling; I wanted to definitely include three separate 3″ x 4″ journaling tags from the December 2019 Kit. I started playing around with placement and finally decided to imitate a newspaper with numerous columns. Once I figured out what I would use, I carried that design across each column. Each one would have a journaling tag, hidden pocket, and a picture. 

When I edited my photos, I cropped them to a square and changed them to black and white to imitate a newspaper article. I chose three separate patterned paper designs from the Home Sweet Home and Sunshine paper stacks and created my columns. I overlapped the bottom piece of patterned paper over the top piece to create a hidden pocket.

The idea for the hidden pocket was to be able to tuck in a shipping tag; I plan on including journaling through the year about how I am meeting (or not meeting) these three goals! I stamped out my title using the solid Large Jane Alphabet Stamp and used the corresponding Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die to cut them out. I created smaller sub-titles using the Jane Alphabet Stickers on each 3″ x 4″ journaling tag. 

I completed my layout by using the Goals Phrase Stickers and die-cuts from the December 2019 Kit. The last thing I did was stamp the “Goal Achieved” circle three times using the Wonderful Life Stamp. I cut each circle out and used foam dots to place one circle on top of each column.

I hope this project inspires you to create perhaps one more project with your December 2019 Kit and to also get down two or three goals you have for the new year! Make sure to share your project with us on our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

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