Elle’s Studio-This Was Tough

Hello crafty friends!  I’m back with you today to share a layout using the newly released Feel Better mini collection from Elle’s Studio.  One of my new years resolutions this year is to focus on storytelling when creating my layouts.  I want to make sure I take the time to dig a little deeper and tell the stories I may have over looked in the past.  When I saw the new Feel Better collection I knew the story I wanted to tell.

I decided to document a time a few years ago when my little guy was struggling to gain weight and grow.  For about 6 months he needed a feeding tube to eat.  I remember at the time thinking, “this isn’t so bad, I can handle this…”  Looking back now I know that there was so much more to this story, and that is what I wanted to document.


I loved the “This was Tough” card and wanted to use that sentiment as my title but I need more space to tell my story than the 3×4 card allowed, so I decided to go digital.  Did you know that you can turn the physical 3×4 cards that come in the kit digital?  With just a few extra steps you can manipulate the cards to tell any story you have in mind.

Step 1: Scan the card into your computer.

Step 2: Open the scanned image in photoshop.

Step 3: Crop & manipulate the image to fit your project.

For my project I cropped out the title and placed it on a 6×8 canvas.  I measured my spread to make sure that I could place my 4×6 photo on the top and use the Get Well stamp set to create a sub title.  Next, I created a text box and inserted all of my journaling right on the 6×8 canvas.  I printed out the canvas on 8.50 x 11 white card stock.


With my title and journaling in place all I needed to do was to assemble and embellish the layout.  I adhered the photo to the top of the layout and used a cute branding strip to divide the photo from my journaling.  I used the exclusive stamp from the Feel Better collection to add my sub title in mint ink to coordinate with the branding strip.  Below my journaling I added a strip of patterned paper from the Sunny Days collection.  I chose the woodgrain paper to keep a light, soft feel to the layout.   When it came to adding embellishments I wanted to tie in the patterned paper I used and bring the whole layout together.  I used the adorable XO wood veneers from the collection along with a mint puffy heart sticker.


I love how the whole layout came together.  The Get Well kit is perfect to tell so many stories and I love that I can manipulate the cards to tell any of these stories in the perfect way.  Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope this inspires you to use the wonderful goodies from Elle’s Studio tell more of your important stories.

Have a beautiful day!





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