The Best Paper Stack Patterns with Marsha Farris

Hey, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Marsha here today, sharing a fun traveler’s notebook layout. My project features the amazing new The Best Paper Stack, along with the April 2022 kit and add-ons. The spring colors and flowers were perfect for documenting this family photo from my mom’s retirement party.  

Supplies | April 2022 KitFlower Die Cuts, Flower Puffy Stickers, Warm Puffy Heart and Star StickersThe Best Paper Stack, Basic Shapes Stamp – Outline, Big Hugs Stamp, Sincere Sentiments Congrats Stamp, Sincere Sentiments Congrats Add-on Stamp, Monthly Numbers Stamp, Big Hugs Metal Die

I began by choosing several patterned papers from The Best Paper Stack to use on the layout. My idea was to include blocks of patterned papers spanning across the top and bottom of the spread. I adhered the trimmed papers to the pages and used my sewing machine and white thread to stitch along the edges of each one. This took a bit of time, but it was worth the effort! I love the texture the stitching provides and that it draws attention to the gorgeous patterns. Next, I added my photo and created an embellishment cluster at the top of the page using the Flower Die Cuts and Flower Puffy Stickers. I also included the colorful arrow die cuts from the April Kit.

I stamped a sentiment from the Sincere Sentiments Congrats Add-on Stamp below the photo, added my journaling, and stamped the date with the Monthly Numbers Stamp. A Flower Puffy Sticker was perfect to complete the left page.

To create the title for my layout, I stamped the phrase “Big Hugs” with the Big Hugs Stamp and cut it out with the coordinating Big Hugs Metal Die. I used detail scissors to carefully trim around the bottom portion of the word “Big” to use in my title. Next, I stamped “Congrats” with the Sincere Sentiments Congrats Stamp and black ink. I stamped a banner with the outline Basic Shapes Stamp onto a patterned paper, trimmed it out, and stamped a sentiment from the Sincere Sentiments Congrats Add-on Stamp onto it. Then, I created another embellishment cluster with a Flower Die Cut and Puffy Sticker. To complete the spread, I added a few heart stickers from the Warm Puffy Heart and Star Stickers

I hope I have given you some ideas for using the awesome The Best Paper Stack. Please share your creations with us in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #ellesstudio! Happy creating!

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