Sketch Day with Suzanna Lee

Hiya, scrappy peeps and Elle’s Studio fans! It’s Suzanna here today to welcome you to another Elle’s studio sketch challenge! I’m a huge sketch fan! Sometimes I need them to get the creative juices flowing. Other times, I just like having a bit of a road map and just creating without worrying about the design.

Let’s take a look at the sketch:

Supplies | February 2022 KitLedger Die Cut Tags, Life Captured StickersLittle Love Label Stickers, Love You Paper Stack, Icon Tab Stamp, Pocket, Frame, and Flip-Up Metal Die, Everyday Tabs Vol. 2 Metal Die

This is a classic grid sketch, skewed to the left-hand side of the page. The beauty of this particular grid is that you can use as many photos or 3 x 4 inch tags as suits your needs. As you can see below, I went with 3-ish pictures and 5 pocket cards. Five—yes, you read that correctly—five! Keep reading to find out just how that’s possible using the February 2022 kit and add-ons!

Also featured in this sketch is this month’s Icon Tab Stamp. I used the tab stamp for both décor and for functionality. Both of the full-size photos have something underneath them and the Icon Tab serves as a “lift here” tab. In this picture, the tab from the speech bubble pocket tag in the middle serves as an anchor to tuck the underneath and stop the flap from “blowing in the wind”, per se.

You can see the photo secured under the tab better in the photo below. I chose to stamp each of the tabs on a different warm tone paper, using a mix of Elle’s Studio solid cardstock and patterned paper from the Love You Paper Stack before die cutting with the coordinating Everyday Tabs Vol. 2 Metal Die. The icons were then stamped on white cardstock and cut with a ¾ inch circle punch to fit within the circular tab.

Underneath this photo, you will find a pocket that holds one of the Ledger Die Cut Tags. The pocket is created using the Pocket, Frame, and Flip-Up Metal Die. Housed on the tag is my journaling. The pocket tag underneath the photo above will eventually house Nikolas’ journaling. At age 19, I would like for him to tell more of his own story, especially as more of his life is spent 3 hours away and he’s building his own memories.

We would love to see your take on this sketch! If you play along, be sure to share what you create in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or tag us with the hashtag #EllesStudio.

If you are of the process video-inspired variety, be sure to head over to my personal YouTube channel where I will share the video of how this layout came together. The Pocket, Frame, and Flip-Up Metal Die is very handy for creating little tabs that aid with the flip-up photos. Thanks for stopping in today!

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