Patriotic Card with Melissa Mann

Good Morning! This is Melissa Mann here with you today sharing a patriotic card I made with the very versatile July exclusive kit + extras that will be available on July 10th at 8:00 am PST.

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To create this card, I cut a piece of Kraft cardstock to 4.25″x6″. I used the star digital file from June and cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo. Once it was cut out, I used blue and red watercolors on it. I stitched this down on the Kraft card stock using my sewing machine. I stitched a small red label down at the bottom from the “Let’s Eat” paper collection. I layered one of the vellum stars in the lower right hand corner and placed the 3×4 “Fireworks” card on top and stitched it down with my sewing machine – both from the July kit. To finish it off, I layered a few more stars from the July kit in the corners and then placed a few of the acrylic stars (from the July extras) around them.

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Supplies: June Digital Star Cut FileLet’s Eat Paper Collection, July 2015 Elle’s Studio Exclusive Kit and July 2015 Acrylic Stars coming July 10th!

I hope you guys enjoyed this card and sneak peek of what is coming on July 10th! We hope you have a wonderful and very safe Fourth of July!

Project Life with Melissa Mann

June_MLM15Good Morning, everyone! This is Melissa Mann here today sharing some of my Project Life pages! I always love using my Elle’s Studio monthly kits for my Project Life album! The pre-made 4×6 and 3×4 cards are so easy to use and modify for however I want to use them!June_MLM7For these couple of spreads, I used the Shine paper collection. I backed all of my 4×6 photos with this paper. I stitched them all together using my sewing machine. I loved the smaller 3×3 cards that came in this month’s kit and used them in one of the 3×4 pockets. I slipped them in and then stitched right above them with my sewing machine, slipped some sequins in and then stitched the very top of the pocket!June_MLM14June_MLM8I used my typewriter on several different tags and either stitched them onto my photos or stapled them on using my mini attacher. One of my favorite 4×6 cards this month was the “oh, hello there Summer” card. I used some watercolors and filled in the word “summer”. I stamped “these are good times” below the sentiment and attached a star in the upper right hand corner.June_MLM12June_MLM9June_MLM10I have been trying to use up some 12×12 project life album pages and cut down one of them that had 6 4×6 pockets. I like the variety of the size of pages in my album and it is allowing me to use these up instead of throwing them away!
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Products used:  Shine Paper Collection; Let’s Eat Paper Collection, Bits and Pieces, Stickers; Saltwater Summer Happiness Stamp; Hello 2015 Stickers; Letter & Number Stickers – White and Mint; Cienna Paper Collection; April Cut File; Good Time Printables; Exclusive June Kit.

Like a Kid in a Candy Store with Paige Evans

Like-a-Kid-in-a-Candy-Store-by-Paige-EvansPaige is sharing another fabulous layout tutorial with us today! Below she shows us how to put together this fun layout in just a couple steps!

Here’s how Paige said it came together:EllesStudio-PaigeEvans011. Arrange June 2015 kit die cuts and printables along the gray/white diagonal lines printed on the “FIVE STARS” paper from the “Let’s Eat” collection.

EllesStudio-PaigeEvans022. Lightly adhere the die cuts in place then straight stitch through each line using a sewing machine and white thread.

EllesStudio-PaigeEvans033. Trim off the excess die cuts and thread ends.

EllesStudio-PaigeEvans044. Gently bend up the die cuts to create dimension.

EllesStudio-PaigeEvans055. Just a cute pic of my scrapping buddy :)

EllesStudio-PaigeEvans066. Create the title on the other half of the layout using mini teal alpha stickers and journal underneath. Layer a photo on printables and die cuts below the title. Embellish the layout a little more with wood veneers and stickers from the “Let’s Eat” collection.

Like-a-Kid-in-a-Candy-Store-Detail-by-Paige-EvansProducts used: Good Time Printables; June 2015 kit; Let’s Eat paper collection, wood veneers, stickers; Letter and Number stickers – teal

Have a wonderful day :)

Rainbow Inspired Art by Toni From

I love color and I love rainbows and anything and everything arranged in this manner. It’s kind of an obsession of mine and something I have enjoyed for as long as I can remember. This past week, I have been going through literally everything in my studio. As I was searching through all of my awesome Elle’s Studio goodies, I was struck by the fact that I have never created a rainbow-inspired art piece. How is that possible, right? I see lots of inspirational quotes and am constantly pinning them, so it was time to finally create something already. This is what I came up with. EllesStudio-ToniFrom01It is not difficult to create something like this for yourself. The process is a little time consuming, but fun nonetheless, and great to do while catching up on some Netflix. :-)

The first thing you need to do is to trace the opening for your frame onto a piece of white cardstock. You then measure the opening and figure out how tall each letter grouping needs to be to fit inside the opening.

Next, take some of your favorite Elle’s Studio papers and journal cards and cut strips to size. My paper stripes were cut to 1.5 inches and .75 inches tall for a large 13 x19 inch frame/ mat with an 8 x 10 inch opening for a photo (or in this case a project.)

ArtCollage-4 copyThen you just sit down and get comfortable for awhile and hand cut all of your letters. It took me a couple of hours, but I was steaming Netflix and enjoying the process. You could always use a die cutting machine like the Silhouette, or even steel rule dies if you prefer an exact look with the letters.

After cutting out all the letters, I lightly adhered everything to my white cardstock using a tape runner. Then I stitched everything down very slowly with my sewing machine.

ArtCollage- copyI added a few Elle’s Studio wood veneer, cork, and stickers, and a bow from my stash, and I was done.

ArtCollage-3 copyI really love how this art piece turned out and it makes me smile overtime I walk by my studio. I hope today’s post inspired you to create something you will love as well. Happy creating!

Products Used: Cienna Paper Collection, and stickers; Sycamore Lane Paper Collection; Lets Eat Paper Collection; Shine Paper Collection, wood veneer, bits and pieces; Good Cheer Paper Collection; Love You More Paper Collection; Hello 2015 cork, and stickers; Past monthly kits; and if you look closely you’ll see some sneaks of our July 2015 kit!

Life is Better by Michelle Wedertz

Life-Is-BetterHi everyone, Michelle here! When I was looking through the June Cut Files I knew that the “Life is Better…” cut file would work great as a title for this picture of my little girl because it really summed up how she made me feel that day.

Life-is-Better-2Since I was going to use the fun saying in a prominent position in my design, I made sure and enlarged it a little bit in Silhouette as well as cut it out of a bold colored cardstock so that it would stand out. I really loved how it ended up drawing the attention straight to the photo.

Life-is-Better-3Product Supplies: June Cut Files, June Kit, Let’s Eat Wood VeneersLet’s Eat Stickers, Let’s Eat Paper Collection Pack, Shine Paper Collection Pack.

Jennifer Chapin Highlighting Our So Sweet Stamp

elles-stamp-focus-Jen-Chapin-(2)Hey everyone! It’s Jen Chapin and today I’m shining the spotlight on June’s Exclusive Stamp – So Sweet. I pulled out some white cardstock along with a few different colored ink pads and got to work creating some custom cards for a Project Life spread.

elles-stamp-focus-Jen-Chapin-(3)I knew I wanted to incorporate the popsicle stamp because it’s summer and my kids are obsessed with them! The great thing about this stamp is that you can stamp the outline in black and use the solid stamp to make the popsicles different colors. I used a few of the blank labels in the June kit and stamped in black with a few of the sentiments on the stamp.

elles-stamp-focus-Jen-Chapin-(4)I also love the plus sign pattern stamp and used that with a green ink pad for the background on one card. I used the outline in black to highlight a few of the shapes and added a heart die cut from the June kit.

elles-stamp-focus-Jen-Chapin-(1)I decided to make a 12×12 Project Life page using a protector with 3×3 pockets. I stuck with a bright color theme pulling in blue, yellow, orange and pink.

elles-stamp-focus-Jen-Chapin-(6)The finished popsicle stamped card goes perfect with these photos of my kids. I love the bright colors!

elles-stamp-focus-Jen-Chapin-(7)I used one of the 3×3 cards from the June kit to spell out “summer + popsicles = yum” and incorporated one of the watermelon cards as well.

elles-stamp-focus-Jen-Chapin-(8)I just love how this page turned out! If you haven’t yet grabbed the stamp, head over to the shop to do so. This is one of my favorite sets yet! I hope you now have some inspiration to get stamping and use your June kit. Have a great day!

Products used: June 2015 kit; So Sweet Stamp; Let’s Eat Journaling Tags, Word Labels; Letter & Number Stickers – Teal

Sketch Thursday

Today’s sketch was inspired by Kay‘s Fun in the Sun layout from this month’s Design Team Gallery.

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The very talented Jessy is playing along with us this week! Check out the wonderful layout she created:

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Jessy said: For my layout, I decided to flip the sketch design to suit my design style. I used the latest Elle’s Studio Let’s Eat Collection, simply because it matched very well with my food photo. I love how fun the elements are in this collection, especially the cutlery wood veneers. How cute are they?! I absolutely love the fact that grey + yellow work so well too!

IMG_3141a IMG_3143Supplies: Let’s Eat Paper Collection PackLet’s Eat Wood VeneerLet’s Eat Bits & PiecesLet’s Eat Stickers

For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Shop, create a project inspired by today’s sketch, upload it to the Member gallery and leave a comment here with the link by July 8th. A random winner will be selected and posted with the next sketch on July 9th.

Our randomly selected winner this week is: MoniqueLiedtke with her Today you layout.

Congrats!! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize, with the following information:
Name & Address:
Contest: Sketch Thursday
Prize: $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate

Popsicle Love by Meghann Andrew using our Let’s Eat collection

Hello there! It’s Meghann with you today, to share a new layout using the “Let’s Eat” collection. We all have to eat, so why not document those special, as well as everyday meals? This beautiful collection is perfect for getting those in your album, in a fun, bright way!
EllesStudio-Meghann-LetsEat01“Popsicle Love” supplies: Let’s Eat paper collection pack, word labels, cutouts, bits and pieces, stickers, We Ate Here stamp, Yummy Details stamp; So Sweet stamp; June digital cut file, Cienna paper collection pack, Letter & number stickers- light pink

My daughter recently had her first popsicle, and that was definitely something to document! I laid out my layout on the B-side of the ‘Five Stars’ paper, using the diagonal lines to put all of the focus on my photo with stamped lines of popsicles from the ‘So Sweet’ stamp.

EllesStudio-Meghann-LetsEat02My journaling was added on a journaling card from the “Let’s Eat” bits & pieces, and I added the ‘Yummy Yummy Details’ header with grey ink. The stamps just may be my favorite part- there are so many great phrase and element stamps in this collection!

EllesStudio-Meghann-LetsEat03I love grouping different embellishments together to create titles & sub-titles. To create this little grouping, I added ‘was’ with the light pink letter stickers to the ‘this’ tag from the “Let’s Eat” word labels. I then added the ‘the best’ sticker from the “Let’s Eat” stickers. I also used stamps as embellishment, like this black heart from the “We Ate Here” stamp.

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I love using a mix of two different fonts for my title, so after I added ‘popsicle’ in chipboard letters, I looked for a script alpha in my stash to add the word ‘love.’ I realized that the Cienna collection included a vellum sheet of different words and phrases, so I cut ‘love’ out from that and added it below the row of popsicles on my layout. Adding this script word was the perfect way to soften the title and make it a bit more playful.

I hope this layout has inspired you to document your memorable food memories with the “Let’s Eat” collection!

Project Life with Kay Rogers

RogersPL-1-copyKay is using our exclusive June kit to complete her first week of June in her Project Life album. Kay says “It was one busy week for me, the first week of June! And with so many pictures and memories, I decided to use the “Notes from June” card to tell the story of the entire week. I stuck with the June kit for this spread, and found the colors worked perfectly with my pictures.”

RogersPL-2-copyRogersPL-4-copyWe love how she used this 4 x 6 inch tag, from our June kit, to add the date and include journaling that covers the entire spread of her week.

RogersPL-3-copyRogersPL-5-copyProducts used: Cienna Stickers, and Elle’s Studio Exclusive June Kit

And, adding those little labels to include smaller notes with some of the photos was the perfect way to tie it all together! Thanks so much for sharing with us today, Kay! And, don’t forget to share your Project Life spreads with us in our Member Gallery! We love to see how you are using our products and we even feature some here on our blog!

Inside My Planner by Candi Billman

Week 27 inside my planner is filled with the Shine Collection and I am loving it!!! I pulled the collection out and just dived right in…!EllesStudio-Planner-Candi-1EllesStudio-Planner-Candi-2First off I created a dashboard with a clear transparency and added a strip of paper from the Shine Paper Collection Pack on the left hand side.  The dashboard is a place to hold any sticky notes that I accumulate throughout the day and then later on that evening, I can jot down my notes in the appropriate place in my planner.  Underneath the dashboard I added the lemon paper from the Collection Pack and also added a 3×4 tag from the Shine-Journaling Tags.EllesStudio-Planner-Candi-3EllesStudio-Planner-Candi-4EllesStudio-Planner-Candi-5For my weekly planner spread I used several pieces from the Shine-Bits and Pieces & Shine-Extra Tidbits.  On the bottom and top left, I used another strip of paper from the Collection Pack.  I punched a couple of holes in the “Notes, Notes, Notes” tag and stuck that right inside my planner…gives me more space to write down more things for the week!  Loving the “1,2,3” tag…I can jot down the top 3 important things for that week.EllesStudio-Planner-Candi-6EllesStudio-Planner-Candi-7EllesStudio-Planner-Candi-8EllesStudio-Planner-Candi-9Products used: Shine Bits and Pieces, Extra Tidbits, Journaling Tags, Paper Collection Pack; Letter & Number Stickers – woodgrain, teal.