Good Times With Paper and Junell Kruzel

Hello Elle’s Studio Friends! It’s Junell here. I’m so excited to share this layout with you featuring lots of May goodies! 

Supplies | May 2021 Kit, Yellow Cardstock Label StickersJane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Yellow, Treasure This Vellum Stickers, Yellow Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Cork Words, Good Times Paper StackFun with Borders Stamp

I am such a sucker for all of the paper stacks that Elle’s Studio comes out with! I love all the fun colors and patterns and the Good Times Paper Stack was no exception. There is a good mix of colors and neutrals in this stack. I knew I wanted to have fun with the paper on my layout this month and I chose patterns and colors that went well with my photo and cut them into 1 inch and 0.75 inch strips before I even had a layout idea in my head. 

I started playing with the strips of paper, arranging them in different configurations and patterns until I settled on one I liked the best. I adhered the strips with a tape runner, but then I thought what if I removed one of these paper strips and replaced it with a row of Yellow Cardstock Label Stickers!? They are approximately the same width and it worked perfectly! There’s a clever new use for label stickers for you!

I adhered foam to the back of my photo to give it some height and centered it on my page. I just had to use the Cork Words to help give my layout that outdoorsy feel. I put the nouns at the top and the verbs at the bottom. It draws your eye to the picture and makes it the focal point.

Because there is so much visual weight on the left side of this layout I needed to have the title and journaling on the right side of my page to give it some balance. I used the Yellow Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers and the Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers in yellow to create my title. That also helped to bring some of that yellow from the left side over to the right side.

I used a stamp from the Fun with Borders Stamp to stamp journaling lines. I did not want the stamp to run off my page, so I used a Post-It note to mask off the area I didn’t want stamped, then I wrote my journaling. I used some of the die cuts from the May 2021 Kit to create a little cluster above my title by my journaling.

The last thing I did was stamp a border around the right side of my page with a stamp from the Fun with Borders Stamp using Ranger Distress Oxide in the color Pumice Stone to give it some definition. 

This was such a fun layout to make with all the pretty patterned paper and I loved using the Yellow Cardstock Label Stickers in place of a strip of paper! The layout is balanced and has that outdoorsy feel. I cannot wait to see how you use the May 2021 kit and add-ons and if you can come up with any clever, new uses for the products! Thanks for reading!

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