Elle’s Studio | Jo Boland

,(Hey there, it’s Jo here with my first batch of projects for 2020. I chose to work with some of the Elle’s Studio products that came in recently to Hey Little Magpie. First up is a scrapbook layout documenting some favourite events and pictures from December 2019.

I printed out 24 little photos from December using the PicFrame App and the 2:3 frame with six square photos and printed them on my Canon Selphy printer. I trimmed all the little photos to leave a white border and began adhering them to a piece of 12×12 Bazzill white cardstock, raising five on foam pads to give extra dimension.

Below the photos I added a strip of my favourite Christmas washi tape from Carta Bella ‘Merry Christmas’ (this is my second roll, I’ve used it throughout my December Daily and on my handmade Christmas cards) and a band of Crate Paper ‘Icicles’ paper from the Snowflake collection. The red washi tape and dark green patterned paper complemented the colours in the photos perfectly. The layout was kept super simple by adding the white acrylic DEC 2019 for my title and three phrase stickers, both from Elle’s Studio.

My second project moved me into the new decade 2020. I ordered the Elle’s Studio 3×4 2020 Calendar pack, which would be perfect for project life. As I’m not currently doing project life I decided I’d make a little desk calendar. (NB. These are out of stock, however if you click on the ‘Notify Me’ button to get an email when it comes back in stock).

I had a little Ikea bamboo phone stand, but my new phone doesn’t fit it anymore, it does however make the perfect little stand for a 4×6″ desk calendar! I used the Crafty & Happy paper from the new Simple Stories – Hey Crafty Girl collection to decorate each month. It has twelve different colour strips, see below, well that was just perfect for twelve months! I used up leftover white cardstock from making my December Daily as 4×6″ card bases.

I cut a 4″ strip vertically and trimmed each of the twelve coloured bands out into 4 x 1″ strips. These were used down the left side of each month. I cut six 1/2″ vertical strips from the remaining paper, trimming each strip into 3″ lengths. This meant each piece had three colours on it. I adhered these to the top and bottom of the right hand side. The photo, measuring approximately 2 1/2 x 3 1/4″, was layered above these coloured bands which. (NB. In hindsight I should have purchased two sheets of the paper, that would have made for less fiddly cutting!). The calendar card was then adhered next to the photo, which covered up all the joins! I then added a puffy heart sticker from Elle’s Studio to the left of the calendar card to finish it off.

Here’s the year in full. I chose one picture taken in each month of 2019 for the calendar.

Thanks for taking the time to look. I’ll be back on the 24th with more inspiration. Until then, go check out the products from Elle’s Studio in the Hey Little Magpie shop.

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