Elle's Studio December Release

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Hello there! It's time for the December Elle's Studio reveal. I can't believe it's December already! I've had such a blast being a part of the Elle's Studio DT for the past year, and I'm thrilled to be staying on for 2017. Elle is such a class act, and her products are fantastic. It's an honor to be creating with them! I've loved every release and this month is no exception. The December Exclusive kit is fabulous!

And look at the other exclusive items! The Celebrate and Holly acrylic pieces are my absolute favorite!

I created two layouts with this month's kit! For the first one, I used the Tis the Season collection and the Marie alphabet stamp.

I love this layout! I used the Half Hearted cut file from The Cut Shoppe as my background, and then backed each heart piece with different patterns using the Tis the Season 6"x6" pad. I toned the background down a bit by sewing vellum over the top and crinkling the edges. Adding vellum on top of things is my favorite way to transform a busy background! I added layers and distressed the edges for texture. Next, I stamped my title onto the vellum using Staz On ink. I sewed down various layers and embellishments for added interest. I love the way it turned out!

Each month I try to do a layout inspired by one of the journaling cards included in the kit. This month I was inspired by the stars and color scheme of the "Happy New Year" card, so I decided to create a similar page!

I started by adding splatters in the colors I was going to use. I originally planned on the packaging technique, but wasn't happy with the way it turned out. I decided to cut the packaging background into squares for later use. Next, I use a star punch to create the stars from my background. I used papers from the kit, the Little Moments 6"x6" pad, papers from Tis T
Season, as well as a paper from Sunny Days. I framed my photo with layers, and sandwiched it between two acrylic titles. I backed the titles on the packaging technique paper I saved! They are super shimmery and pretty in person!! I stitched each part of my mini grid down, and finished with some acrylic stars. Super fun!

And that wraps it up for my monthly Elle's Studio layouts! Be sure to stop by the store to check out the kit and other exclusive items. Subscriptions sold out last month, but Elle is making them available again! They are a great deal and it's so fun to get such awesome products delivered to you each month. They're also having a "Celebrate the Season" sale--25 ITEMS FOR $2 OR LESS!! Happy Shopping! :)

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