Using Up April with Jen McMurtrey

Our May Kit and add-ons are just around the corner, and we could not be more excited! The thing that makes the new kit release even sweeter is when your previous kit has been used up beforehand to record all of those amazing memories that you’re making! Today, design team member Jen McMurtrey is with us to share some great ideas on how to do that with your April Kit and add-ons! Let’s take a look!

What to do? What to do? What to do to use all of the awesomeness that is the Elle’s Studio April Kit and add-ons

Hello friends! It’s Jen today with a fresh take on using your kit in its entirety… an issue I’m sure many of us face each month. As we’ve moved through 2020, I have been creating monthly spreads in a traveler’s notebook sized album using each of my Elle’s Studio kits. This month was no exception, but I wanted to try something new to use the journaling tags and die cuts in a unique way!

Here’s a look at my spread using two large photos as the focal point.

Supplies | April 2020 Kit, April 2020 Print and Cut Labels, Plant Lady Journaling Tags, April Labels, Beautiful Day Die Cuts, Office Label Stickers, Life Right Now Stickers, This Week Chipboard StickersLovely Puffy Stickers, Good Times Wood Veneer

One day last month, my daughters and I took all of our golden doodles for a walk through our small town. We must have been quite the sight with the three of them – Mabel, Mildred, and Mack – in tow. Because my large photos are the focal point of this project, I simply added a few labels, tags, and puffy stickers as embellishments. 

When adding the first photo to the album, I noticed that I had cut it slightly narrower than the previous page. To cover the white strip along the left of the photo, I backed it with several of the April Labels to create a multi-colored border along that edge. Problem solved!

To record the story, I used the April 2020 Print and Cut Labels and added journaling with my photo editing program before printing them. 

Next, to try to use the kit contents in a unique way, I grabbed a small circle punch and created confetti from the journaling tags I had yet to use. After punching out what felt like a thousand circles, I placed them inside a laminating pouch with several Beautiful Day Die Cuts and sent it all through my laminator. 

After cutting the laminated page down to size, I adhered the Good Times Wood Veneer to the front and added a sentiment from the This Week Chipboard Stickers. I love how this page turned out and it makes the perfect cover for my second photo.

To finish the project, I used the Life Right Now Stickers and Lovely Puffy Stickers to embellish my second photo. I love this picture of my daughter getting squished by the dogs in the backseat of the car.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you’ve been inspired to use your scraps in fun, new ways.

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Show us how you’ve used up your April kit and add-ons! Share your project in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

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