Varied Versatility with Amanda-jayne Baldwin

Hi, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Amanda here, and today I am sharing some memory keeping love with the gorgeous November Kit and new release items! Every month, regardless of the season or any holiday theme, there’s always plenty of products to document your everyday stories. Elle’s Studio products are so varied and non-specific that they appeal to me for all types of creating: scrapbooking, card making, pocket pages, mini albums, off the page items, and, most importantly, they are non-gender specific. I am able to tell everyone’s stories with Elle’s Studio monthly kit. YAY! 

Why is that important? Well, take today’s project and the somewhat Christmassy vibe of the November Kit and extras and you’ll understand exactly what I’m talking about!

Supplies | November 2020 KitCurrently Label Stickers, Holiday Foodie StickersJane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers — White, Very Merry Chipboard Stickers, Dark Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Acrylic Christmas Trees, Jewel Polka Dot 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Fa La La 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

Not a Christmas layout, no pink to be seen, and yet I used the very same November Kit and extras that I also created this Christmas page with:

Talk about versatility! See why I LOVE all things Elle’s Studio?! It’s all about balance, beautiful colors and patterns, high quality, varied products and a chance to document my stories, my way! Speaking of documenting stories, let’s chat about today’s layout! 

First up, I had quite a long title that I wanted to feature on my page. The solution? I wrapped my title around my photo cluster to create more space for all the words. I also mixed my alphas for three key reasons; 1. So I had enough of each letter/numeral required; 2. So the words would all fit (the smaller Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers were perfect for the show’s long name) and 3. To create interest and keep you reading!  

I love how effective that long, circular title looks!

At the time of creating this page, I only had one small photograph to work with. With such a big title, my photo was bound to get lost. The solution? I created a large base of mixed 3 x 4 inch tags from the November Kit and patterns from the Fa La La Paper Stack to mount my photo on. To make my photograph appear larger, I cut the 3 x 4 cards in half and fanned them out behind my photo. This not only created a point of interest, but also widened my image. 

For my layout color scheme, I chose colors that featured in my photograph. This created a more cohesive look and unified all of the different elements throughout the page. 

Those Acrylic Christmas Trees were the perfect adornment to my photo cluster. You’ll spy that trees are featured in my photo background; the show name is all about forest life, the trees coordinated with my color scheme and they aided in the widening of the cluster’s appearance. Awesome! I also used a Holiday Foodie Sticker and the Very Merry Chipboard Stickers to emphasize my photo cluster despite having no relevance to food or Christmas! See what I mean about every month being so varied and suitable for all kinds of creating and story telling? Love it! 

The Currently Label Stickers happened to feature ‘watching, listening and singing’ and yes, you guessed it, worked with my color scheme. Needless to say, I just had to use them, but to make them stand out that tiny bit more, I foam mounted them all for good measure! 

The tiny yellow stars are from the Acrylic Christmas Trees and I couldn’t resist sprinkling them around my title. If you look closely, there’s a pop of yellow in my photo background, and those tiny stars really enhanced this! Simple, well considered placement of embellishments makes all the difference! 

There you have it! Another handful of reasons as to why I think Elle’s Studio products are the very best, and another fabulous layout to add to my sweet son’s album! Wasn’t he cute as ‘Ratty’?

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you!