Summer Treats with the Elle's Studio July Kit + Extras

Hey friends! Today I’m back to share the second project that I created with the Elle’s Studio July kit and extras*, an 8-1/2” x 11” layout to record the summer treat that makes my little girl the happiest: popsicles!


I had so much fun creating this layout, and I’d love to share with you how it came together!


First, I started off with a smooth, white piece of 8-1/2” x 11” cardstock. In Silhouette Studio, I opened the July 2019 digital cut file, which coordinates perfectly with the kit, and created a cluster of three stars at the bottom left and another at the top right before cutting them out and backing them with patterns from the Sunshine 6 x 6 paper stack, which is full of beautiful, colorful patterns!


Next, I backed my photo with the colorful popsicle paper from the Sunshine 6 x 6 paper stack and adhered it using dimensional adhesive. The next step was to add my title! I stamped “summer” using the Title Builder Vol. 3 stamp on a Shine die cut label, and paired it with the “favorite” die cut, also from the Shine die cut pack. I also stamped a row of yellow stars using the You Are My Sunshine stamp before adhering “favorite”, to give it a nice shelf to sit on.


At the top corner of my photo, I added the “photo heart” die cut from the July kit, and a July label to hold the date. Those extra die cuts that I had from cutting out my stars? A few of them were adhered directly to my photo, and I love the way that they carry that diagonal line of stars across the image!


Now came the fun part: embellishing! I had to use the large acrylic popsicles, as well as some puffy star stickers. To add another texture, I grabbed some die cut stars from the Shine die cuts and stamped some of the small circle stars using the You Are My Sunshine stamp before calling this layout complete!

I just love how this page turned out, and I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty this week to document your favorite summertime treat! Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to grab the products that I used to create this layout from the gallery below while supplies last!

*Clicking these links will take you to the Elle's Studio shop, and when you purchase, I receive a small percentage of the sale. It doesn't cost you any extra, it’s just a way to say “thanks for inspiring me!”