Summer Memories Week: Use Digitals with Jen McMurtrey

The end of summer is getting close, and we wanted to take this week to remind you to get those summer memories, no matter how different they may be from years past, recorded in your albums or notebooks! Every day this week, we’ll be sharing summer projects from our talented design team: using digitals and your scraps, in traveler’s notebooks, pocket pages, and mini albums! It’s all tailored to inspire you to make some time to create this week—so have fun and record those summer moments! First up, let’s see what Jennifer McMurtrey has to share with us today!

Hello friends! We are coming up on the end of summer and I have been busy documenting our memories using bits and pieces from the June and July kits and their add-ons. 

I know I’ve said it before, but I love the fact that each Elle’s Studio kit can be used individually or combined with others without worry of colors clashing. With that in mind, I’ve pulled together what I have left of the June and July kits to create this fun layout:

Supplies | February 2020 Cut Files, Summer Stickers, Summer Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Summer Wood Veneers, Bright Polka Dot 6.5 x 8 Inch Paper Stack, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Number Stamp – Solid and Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die, Large Jane Number Metal Die

For this project, I wanted to keep the overall design somewhat simple. I began by using the Bright Polka Dot Paper Stack to create a layered rainbow-effect on which to place my photo. Next, I used the sketch and cut feature on my Silhouette with the rainbow found in the February 2020 Cut Files. Using a black and white photo is what prompted me to keep the rainbow free of color – the effect against the patterned papers is really striking!

After adhering the photo with foam squares, I added a sentiment from the Summer Stickers along with a Summer Chipboard Sticker.

When creating the title, I used the same Bright Polka Dot Paper Stack patterns with the outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamp with the accompanying Metal Die

To give the project one final pop of color, I added Puffy Heart Stickers on top of the rainbow and hand-doodled a border around the page.

Again, I deliberately kept this project simple. Sometimes, I feel that I have to add so much of this or so much of that, when, in reality, less is often times more! So, get those Elle’s Studio kits out and see what magic you can create by combining elements!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Remember to use the #EllesStudio hashtag when posting your projects to social media so we are sure to see what you create. You never know—you just might be featured on the Elle’s Studio blog!

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