A January 2022 Kit Preview with LeeAnne Jones

Hello, everyone! My name is LeeAnne, and this is my first post as an Elle’s Studio Design Team member. I’m so excited to work with the new releases and help inspire you to document! This month, I created a pocket page spread previewing the delightful January 2022 kit and add-ons, which release on Monday, January 10th!

Supplies | January 2022 Kit, January 2022 Printables, January 2022 Labels, Bright Heart Journaling Tags, Love Notes Die Cuts, Love Chipboard Stickers, Love You Paper Stack, Large Heart Jane Alphabet Stamp, Love You Stamp, Pocket, Frame, and Flip Up Metal Die, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Warm Tones, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Cool Tones, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers

The heart-filled January 2022 Kit lent itself well to documenting last February in my pocket page album. In addition to classic Valentine’s Day colors like pink, purple, and red, the kit includes bright pops of yellow and teal. I thought it would be fun to lean into those and turn up the volume of the color palette. For example, the title tag uses the yellow dot pattern from the Love You Paper Stack paired with the Large Heart Jane Alphabet Stamp for a big, bright statement. I also selected teal and yellow journaling tags and sprinkled puffy heart stickers throughout. Overall, the effect is a rainbow.

This is only the second layout I’ve made that covers life during the pandemic. I spent most of my time since Spring 2020 documenting earlier, normal years as a sort of crafting therapy! But it is time to get caught up. My plan is to include a timeline of pandemic milestones each month, from world statistics to local laws to how it’s personally affected my family. I can see this being interesting to future me, but I also don’t want it to draw a lot of attention in the layout. My solution is to use the Pocket, Frame, and Flip Up Metal Die to create a flip-up behind one of the journaling tags. I embellished the tag with a yellow heart (traced from the Love Notes Die Cuts) using the Love You Paper Stack and the “Right Now” sentiment from the Love You Stamp. If I want to read the details of the pandemic in February 2021, it’s there, but I can also just as easily skip it.

I’m a big fan of using photo collages. It’s an easy way to include multiple photos from one event, especially if it’s an annual event that gets repetitive or something I plan to document more in-depth in another album. A 4 x 4 inch square of four photos is my favorite configuration. It allows me to mount it on a journaling tag (or in this case, the lavender sheet from the Love You Paper Stack) in a 4 x 6 inch pocket for extra color and room for journaling. Here, I layered January 2022 Kit die cuts, Love Notes Die Cuts, January 2022 printables, and some puffy hearts for a fun cascade.

That’s it for now. I hope you enjoyed this preview of all the heart-filled, colorful, fun items coming to the Elle’s Studio shop on January 10th. I look forward to seeing what everyone creates with the January 2022 Kit!

Subscribe today to be guaranteed our new January kit and lock in our $9.99 kit price! Along with being able to bundle any products from our shop that will ship for FREE with your kit during our 24-hour bundling period, starting on the 10th at 8:00 am Pacific each month, our subscribers will also have access to special discounts on select items! These discounted items shown above can be found in our SALE section during our 24-hour bundling period.

Choose our SUBSCRIBE & SAVE option to get signed up and start your subscription with our January kit. We will then hold your kit and you’ll be ready to bundle and save at our January 10th reveal! Details on how to bundle with your subscription order will be emailed to you once you have purchased this product.

We can’t wait to share these new products with you on January 10th at 8am Pacific Time!

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