Elle's Studio February Kit: The Best of 2017

There was something so inspiring about the Elle's Studio February digital cut files, and as soon as I saw the camera die-cut, I was inspired to repeat it over and over on an 8-1/2" x 11" layout to tell the best stories of 2017. (*All product links contained in this post are affiliate links. You don't pay any extra, but I get a small percentage of your sale! Thanks for your continued support of my YouTube feed and this blog!) 


Supplies | February 2018 kit, February digital cut files, February blank label stickers, wood veneer icons, shapes and dots puffy stickers, 2017 small black acrylic, All the Details stamp, Title Builder stamp, Icon stamp, XOXO 6" x 6" paper stack, Live Laugh Love 6" x 6" paper stack, Family Fun 6" x 6" paper stack, Family Fun 12" x 12" paper collection

I wanted to create a 2017 wrap-up layout to add to the end of my 2017 album, and when I got my colorful, die-cut patterned paper cameras on the page, created with the February digital cut files I wasn't left with much room for journaling. I racked my brain to figure out how I could make it work, then realized that I could change the die-cut file to add a journaling spot behind each camera, that would wrap up the highlights of each month from 2017. 


Adding the journaling behind my photos made this layout interactive—definitely one to pull of of the sleeve in your scrapbook album. I love how colorful the cameras are against that clean, white background, and I tried to coordinate the colors in my photos with the patterned paper colors to make them pop off the page. 


The 2017 small black acrylic was the perfect start to my title, and using it in black created the perfect amount of contrast I needed on this page to keep it graphic and bold. 

I loved creating this layout, and I filmed a process video while doing it! In it, you can see how I modified the camera die-cut to add my journaling behind my patterned paper cameras in Silhouette Studio software. I hope you can grab a cuppa (or—who are we kidding—a glass of wine) and have a watch!

You can find all of the product that I used on this layout in the Elle's Studio shop by clicking on the gallery images below. Thanks for your support and happy creating!