February Kit and Add-Ons Sneak with Aurélie Cormier 

Hello, everyone! It’s Aurélie here today to show you what I have been up to with the new February 2022 Kit and add-ons coming your way tomorrow!

The other day, my eight-year old daughter, Éloïse, asked me to make a few Valentine’s Day cards for some of her friends. I quickly figured that creating with the February Monthly Kit along with the Love You Paper Stack would be absolutely perfect. Then came the question: What products should I use? There are so many possibilities that I actually had to think about it for a second. I opted for a simple solution: paper, a die cut tag, stamps and dies.

Supplies | Coming in our February reveal: Ledger Die Cut Tags, Love Notes Stamp, Love Notes Metal Die; Current products: Love You Paper Stack, Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

I don’t think I’ve ever created something with so little product! Throughout the process, I kept thinking to myself, “Keep it simple. Keep it simple.” With this in mind, I went to a go-to technique I have used many times on layouts and cards in the last year or so: the staggering tower of paper scraps.

I dove in my Love You Paper Stack leftovers and started building my little tower of scraps. With a few die cut hearts from the soon-to-be-released Love Notes Metal Die as well as an “XO” cut using the Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die (quickly becoming one of my favorites, by the way), I finished the first card with a bit of hand-stitching around the perimeter.

I still had a few paper leftovers, so I thought to myself, “I should make a trio of cards with the same patterns. A cohesive look could be cute, right?” So I started making what I call the “doorfront” card, creating a series of four panels using the same patterned papers I used on my first card. But, what could I use for a sentiment that would be different than the “XO” card? A strip? A few scattered hearts? I was stumped. Then, I saw it—the circle seal stamp on the new Love Notes Stamp. It was perfect!

Now, some people smell their paper. It’s a thing. And I admit it, I may have done that on occasion. However, I sometimes hear it, too. The speech bubble patterned paper in the paper stack? I swear it was asking me to fussy-cut it!

See what I did there? I created a longer sentiment by mixing and matching a few speech bubbles with the awesome Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Stamp. On what, you may ask? On one of the lovely tags coming your way in the February Kit, of course! I also sprinkled a few hearts on there using the Love Notes Stamp and Metal Die that you will be able to get your hands on on February 10th, too!

There you have it! Three Valentine’s Day cards for Éloïse’s friends ready to go! The next time you have a few cards to make, just take out a few things and create! It really does help to keep things simple.

I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with! Please share your projects with us at our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #ellesstudio.

Don’t miss our newest products, coming to the shop on February 10th at 8am Pacific, and be sure to click HERE to see sneaks of what new products you’ll find in the shop!

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