Rays of Color Love with LeeAnne Jones

Hello, everyone! It’s LeeAnne here to share a traditional 12 x 12 inch layout highlighting the bright and joyful patterns in the new Love You Paper Stack from Elle’s Studio. It’s a versatile set that will help you document Valentine’s Day and beyond.

Supplies | January 2022 Kit, January 2022 Labels, Bright Heart Journaling Tags, Love Notes Die Cuts, Heart and Star Chipboard Stickers, Autumn Puffy Heart Stickers, Love You Paper Stack, Large Heart Jane Alphabet Stamp

I don’t know who needs to hear this right now, but you don’t need 12 x 12 inch patterned papers to scrapbook in a 12 x 12 inch size! A 6 x 8-1/2 inch paper pad is totally up to the task! Strategically pieced and layered smaller papers on a larger base creates a convincing illusion. For this layout, I made a sunburst-style rainbow with the Love You Paper Stack. Each ray was cut from one sheet of paper, and only the white and grey portions at the bottom required piecing two halves of a sheet to reach the full width of the base cardstock. Bonus: Since the paper stack comes with two sheets of each pattern, I’ve barely made a dent! Perhaps I’ll duplicate this layout so both of my daughters get one in their albums!

I love geometric design and I love symmetry. To embellish the sunburst rainbow, I used elements from the January 2022 Kit for tone-on-tone fun. Then, I added January Labels along the bottom to mirror the colors above. Note that I chose to cut the yellow label in half and run it on both sides of my journaling to maintain symmetry. I couldn’t have that yellow off to just one side! For journaling, I used the pink tag from the Bright Heart Journaling Tags to help tie in the colors of the photo, and then added matching pink hearts from the Heart and Star Chipboard Stickers on the sides. It draws an invisible circle around the stamped title, which uses the fabulous Large Heart Jane Alphabet Stamp.

Any time I have an opportunity to add embroidery to a layout, I take it. I love the look; it lends both texture and whimsy. If you’re new to stitching on paper, my biggest tip would be to pre-poke holes using a paper piercer or straight pin into a foam mat. This minimizes the risk of bending and creasing the paper as you stitch.

That’s it for now. I hope something here sparked an idea for using the Love You Paper Stack in your next project. If you haven’t picked it up yet, it’s still available in the shop, along with a bunch of coordinating stamps and embellishments. Happy documenting!

Shop our newest paper stack, the Love You Paper Stack, in the shop today while supplies last, and be sure to share what you create using it with us in our Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag!

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