A Plant Lady Story with Melissa Mann

Do you have a green or a black thumb? Today, design team member Melissa Mann is showing us that no matter what your thumb color, the Plant Lady Journaling Tags can be used as the basis to create a beautiful project! Let’s take a look!

Hello! This is Melissa with you with a brand new project that I created using the April 2020 Monthly Kit and add-ons with a little extra emphasis on the Plant Lady Journaling Tags!

Supplies | April 2020 Kit, Plant Lady Journaling Tags, Beautiful Day Die Cuts, Office Label Stickers, Life Right Now Stickers, Lime Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Yellow Puffy Alpha Stickers, Spring Wood Veneers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Love Is 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

When I first started pondering what I was going to create with the GORGEOUS Plant Lady Journaling Tags, I was really stumped. I am NOT a gardener; I am NOT a plant lady. I have tried over the years and I have just proven over and over and over again that it is just not meant for me to be a gardener. I usually tell people that I even have the ability to kill artificial plants! I really wanted to use these pretty 3″ x 4″ tags and try to give them the justice they were due and I came up with the idea to scrap the fact that… am I a plant lady? Not so much!

I decided to base my layout on a grid design. Partly because I always love a good grid-based scrapbook layout; but also because it would also play into the “garden” theme. Each little “plot” had its own paper, tags and journaling. I layered the “ground”, the kraft cardstock, with vellum and loosely stitched some lines with my sewing machine to create nine squares.

I knew I wanted to use the green “Plant Lady” 3″ x 4″ journaling card as the basis for my title and Lime Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers to create the subtitle underneath it. I placed this card in the middle and then started filling up the other squares. I layered papers from the Flourish and Love Is 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, journaling tags, stickers, and die-cuts from the Beautiful Day Die Cuts. I also fussy cut some of the cute graphics on a couple of the cards to use as embellishments. They don’t always have to be used as a journaling tag!

Creating a layout like this is a great way to use up the little bits and pieces that you have left over. I used up a bunch of little scraps of paper and stickers to layer together each grid.

We would love to see how you used the Plant Lady Journaling Tags this month! They would be great to use in a pocket page to document a garden, plants that you may have around your home, or maybe like me, the fact that you’re not a gardener! Make sure to share what you create with us in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group and on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my project today!

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