Seeing Stars and Printables with Amanda-jayne Baldwin

Hi everyone! Welcome back for more Elle’s Studio inspiration! It’s Amanda here, and today I am shining the product spotlight on our fabulous June 2020 Printables—aptly titled Summer Snapshots. It’s no secret that I LOVE the versatility of digital products, but when combined with the awesome colors and designs that Elle is famous for, well, it needs no explanation! Happy crafting days! But enough chatter, here’s what I created with the June 2020 Printables:

Supplies | June 2020 Kit, Summer Snapshots Printables, Chipboard Star StickersPuffy Alphabet Banners, Summer Fun 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackSummer Fun Stamp

Oh my stars! (Quite literally—all those stars!) Such a delicate & divine approach to summer documenting. Perfect for that sweet photo of my darling boy, when he was just a toddler! 

Let’s take a closer look:

So soft & dreamy! 

As soon as I saw the Summer Snapshots Printables journaling tag with the large star on it, I knew I would create something magical! I individually selected this journaling tag in my Windows software, pressed print, and chose to print 4 copies of it in the 9 x 13cm size, in the Print Pictures screen.

Once printed, I used a craft knife to cut out one of the star shapes, and backed this tag with my photo, creating a fabulous frame and focal point for my photograph. 

Such a simple idea, and yet so effective! Love it!

Inspired by this star and a love of fussy cutting, I cut around the remaining 3 stars, ensuring the mint green color outlined each one. I love repetition in design, and I couldn’t help but use all of the stars! I fussy cut the small blue stars from one of the 4″ x 6″ journaling tags from the June 2020 Kit and adhered them with foam tape throughout my layout. I also used that star label die cut to mount one of the sentiments from the Chipboard Star Stickers, too! 

The star pattern paper from the Summer Fun Paper Stack didn’t stand a chance, and naturally, I had to feature it. With the presence of so much blue in my page, I revisited the Summer Snapshots Printables. I printed, then cut out the blue ‘Summer Snapshots’ journaling tag. I foam mounted this fussy cut sentiment to create my layout title. 

This awesome title then inspired the use of banners throughout my layout. I trimmed the star patterned paper into a pennant style banner, which I then layered my framed photo onto. I also used the gray polka dot paper from the Summer Fun Paper Stack, and crafted an over-sized banner label which I adhered to my white cardstock base. I machine stitched the blue star banner onto the polka dot one, and then continued to adorn my scrapbook page with stars and banners. 

For a finished and polished look, I completed my layout with a mix of color-coordinated sequins from my stash, and those amazing Summer Fun Stamp icons and words! I stamped the stars in mint and pale blue inks, and used black ink for my ‘summer tradition’ sentiments. 

Who would’ve thought that the pocket tag printable could be so amazingly beautiful and versatile?! I hope I have given you some new ideas on using our wonderful digital products in your everyday documenting, and that you feel inspired! 

Thanks so much for visiting!

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