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!