Lizzy’s Favorite Things Layout by Meghann Andrew

Hey there, ES fans! It’s Meghann here with you today. When I first opened my July 2016 exclusive kit, I instantly loved the pie chart 4” x 6” tag, as well as the pie chart acrylic piece. How fun is that gorgeous, colorful acrylic chart? It instantly reminded me of another layout I created for ES back in 2014.

Oh, wow, I loved that layout! I loved the design, and especially that it documented the things my daughter loved most at that age. So, taking that as inspiration, I decided to do the same thing again, using the July kit and add-ons.

EllesStudio-MeghannAndrew-03Supplies | July 2016 exclusive kit, Sunny Days 12” x 12” paper collection, Jordan alphabet stamp- outline, acrylic pie chart, favorite acrylic, star circle acrylics, July 2016 digital cut file, vellum hearts, letter and number stickers- teal.

My acrylic pie chart became the central focus of the layout, attached to my photos with stitched lines, and wonky stitched circles around the photos.

I kept my title eccentric and playful by combining the Jordan alphabet stamp, favorite acrylic and teal letter stickers.

To show you how I created the entire layout, I created a process video! So grab a cuppa and your July kit, and get inspired! Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to tag your creations using the July kit with #ellesstudio on Instagram! We can’t wait to see what you’re creating!



Documented with Meghann Andrew and Jamie Waters

Hi there! It’s Meghann here with you today to remind you about an awesome set of products in the Elle’s Studio shop, the Documented journaling tagsDocumented stamp,  and Documented acrylic words! These products are perfect for documenting your everyday memories as well as special events, and will truly make your layouts and pocket pages shine. Let’s take a look at a couple of projects using these beautiful products!

EllesStudio-MeghannAndrew-TodayYouAreThree_blogElle’s Studio Supplies | Documented journaling tagsDocumented stampLittle Moments 6” x 6” paper stackSunny Days 12” x 12” collection packSunny Days 6” x 6” paper stackThe Story Of stamp.

This collection of tags was perfect for documenting my daughter’s third birthday photo. By layering papers from the Little Moments and Sunny Days 6” x 6” paper stacks, as well as 4” x 6” and 3” x 4” Documented tags, I created the perfect photo mat for my photo on a white background.

By punching circles from a Documented 3” x 4” tag, a Little Moments 6” x 6” patterned paper and using a Project Life die-cut, I created a fun little balloon grouping, tied together with baker’s twine, to mimic the balloons in my photo.

I love, love adding stamped phrases to my titles, and for this layout, I stamped “today” with the Documented stamp, and “you are” with The Story Of stamp before adding “three” with silver Thickers. I also stamped “remember,” “Important,” and “documented” along my teal strips at the top and bottom of my layout with teal ink. To finish off the layout, I added a bit of sparkle with silver and acrylic stars to mimic the Stars patterned paper from the Sunny Days 12” x 12” paper collection.

Jamie Waters, our guest for this month, also used the Documented journaling tags and stamp to create an awesome, simple pocket page spread.

EllesStudio-JamieWaters-sunshinefullElle’s Studio Supplies | Documented journaling tagsDocumented stampNoteworthy stampSunny Days acrylicSunny Days wood veneersGood Times tabsletter and number stickers- light gray

Since the tags are double-sided, the Documented journaling tag set comes with two of each tag per kit. The right side of Jamie’s layout is sized at 6” x 8”, and was created by adhering both of the colorful striped 4” x 6” tags to a plain white cardstock base. She simply added the Sunny Days acrylic and wood veneer to finish off the page along with her photo. What an awesome way to make the product work for the pocket!

The left side of Jamie’s spread includes four 3” x 4” pockets, perfect for the Documented journaling tags. She simply added stamps, wood veneer and letter and number stickers to her tags to document her daughter’s journey into adulthood. The possibilities really are endless with these products!

Be sure to check out the Documented products in the Elle’s Studio shop today!


A Day at the Zoo with Jen Schow

Hi everyone, Jen here! Sometimes it’s hard to incorporate lots of photos onto one layout, but one of my favorite ways to do it is to create a bunch of “pockets” to slide a bunch of photos (and embellishments!) into.

EllesStudio-JenSchow-Zoo03Supplies used: July Kit, Jonah’s Alphabet Stamps, Sunny Days Puffy Stickers, Sunny Days 12×12 Papers, Vellum Hearts, Good Times Tabs, Relax Printables, and Sunny Days Bits & Pieces

For this layout I cut a bunch of patterned papers from the Sunny Days collection at an angle and layered them together. I left a little bit of white space at the top so I could stamp my title and because I always like to have a little space for the eye to rest, especially on a busy page like this one. I also included lots of bits and pieces from the July kit in my layers.

You can see how it all came together in the process video for this layout:

Thanks for joining us today!


Capturing Summer with Jamie Leija

Hiya, it’s Jamie! This month’s kit plus the Sunny Days collection, just begs to be used for your summer memories! I put together this fun page highlighting my favorite summer pastimes.

ES-SummerPastimes01Products used: Sunny Days 12×12 Paper Collection, Sunny Days 6×6 Paper Stack, Sunny Days Stamp, Sunny Days Bits & Pieces, Sunny Days Puffy Stickers, Sunny Days Word Labels
July 2016 Cut File, July 2016 Monthly Kit, Favorite Acrylic, Stars Acrylic, and Letters & Numbers – Pink.


The “Favorite” acrylic was the starting point for the page. So combining it with the summer, I got to my favorite summer pastimes: reading, relaxing by the pool, sipping iced tea, scrapbooking and also just resting and hanging out! With the craziness of the beginning of the year, I wanted to make sure this summer was filled with plenty of resting and recharging activities. I included photos of my summer reading stack and the family relaxing by the pool.

I love a good pie chart and there were so many available this month, from the journaling tag to the acrylic pieces to the cut file. I opted for the cut file and backed it with paper from the 12×12 Paper Collection and 6×6 paper stack.

To highlight the five activities, I used the label stamp from the Sunny Days stamp set, cut them out and placed them around the page. I also added a few acrylic stars and tags from the monthly kit to finish the page.

It’s a fun page that I think captures this season of my life! Now back to my summer of scrapbooking, reading and relaxing! I hope you get time for some of that too!

We’d love to see how you are capturing your summer – Make sure you use the #EllesStudio hashtag when sharing your projects on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our feed!

Documented Stamps with Daniela Dobson

Welcome to the Elle’s Studio blog post today. It’s Daniela here highlighting Documented Stamp set along with bits and pieces from our current stamps. When I started the layout, I only had Documented Stamp set out. But, once I started working I reached for other stamps to fill in or compliment my layout.

Favorite-books-by-Daniela-DobsonElle’s Studio products used: Documented Stamp, Sunny Days Stamp, The Story Of Stamp, Shine Bright Stamp, Sunny Days 12×12 Paper Collection, Sunny Days 6×6 Paper Stack, Sunny Days Bits and Pieces, Tab Die, Basic Journaling Tags – Gray, Crop and Stamp Acrylic Block, and Letter & Number Stickers Black.

The layout started with a photo and a list of five favorite books. I found a perfect tag from one of the patterned papers from Sunny Days collection. There are five lines with a star and I added these bright number stickers from my stash. I stamped “the details” on Basic Journaling Tag – gray for my journaling. Under the tag I stamped “documented” and “important”, still from the same stamp set. I stamped and die cut the tag with “remember” to go at the top of the page.

Once I started looking for some other stamps to fill in, I came across the “favorite” sentiment with dots after it and I thought it was perfect for the favorite books.  I came across another “favorite” word from The Story Of Stamp set and I stamped it in navy ink for my title. The red stars came from Shine Bright stamp set and the red hearts from Sunny Days stamp set.

Stamps are so versatile and I love using them! They are easily incorporated into any type of project.

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to share your projects with stamps by using the #EllesStudio hashtag when posting on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our feed!

6 x 6 papers with Kay Rogers

EllesStudio-KayRogers-GoodTimes02Products used: Sunny Days 12 x 12 paper collection, 6 x 6 paper stack, wood veneers, bits and pieces; July Cut File; Good Times Tabs.

Today we are sharing a fun layout that Kay made using our 6 x 6 paper stack and our July cut files!

Kay says “I love using the 6×6 papers for cut files. I used the July cut file and the Sunny Days Paper Stack to make the pie chart. I love the smaller prints for designs with impact that don’t detract from the photo.”

The pie chart makes a great background element and we love how she used a different pattern for each space!

We’d love to see how you are using our Sunny Day collection, along with our monthly kits and digital files! Make sure you use the #EllesStudio hashtag on your projects when posting on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our feed!

Sketch Thursday

Welcome to Sketch Thursday – Allie here sharing my take on this sketch based off of Jill’s layout. I love Jill’s layout and was very excited to be using a sketch based off of it!

I replicated the strips and stitching on the left side of the page, but added my own twist to to it. I used a square punch to create the blocks of patterned paper in the sketch. Breaking down a paper with a punch can make patterns seem less intimidating!

EllesStudio-AllieStewart-SketchThursday02Products used: Sunny Days 12 x 12 paper collection, Bits and Pieces, Puffy Stickers, Stamp, Cutouts; Wood Veneer Camera; Elle’s Studio July kit.

I used the “Soak Up the Sun” paper for the majority of the background, then continued the look with the Sunny Days Stamp on the rest of the page.

If you love our sketches to jumpstart your creative process, you won’t want to miss our new class, From Sketch to Finish, which includes 30 sketches and 20 projects from 10 different contributors to inspire you! With projects for cardmakers, traditional scrapbookers and pocket-page scrapbookers, there is something for everyone! Check out all of the details in the Elle’s Studio shop today!

Now it’s your turn – We would love to see your take on this weeks sketch!! For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to our shop, create a project inspired by today’s sketch, upload it to the Member gallery and leave a comment here with the link by August 17th. A random winner will be selected and posted with the next sketch on August 18th.

Congrats to our randomly selected winner this week! June created this awesome layout from our previous sketch! Please email us at to claim your prize!

Working with the July kit with Jill Sprott

It’s the height of summer, something that the July kit from Elle’s Studio makes apparent with its bright and bold hues. A summery kit, however, need not be used only to create summery projects. I paired the July kit with the Sunny Days collection to document a fond food memory from my childhood.

EllesStudio-JillSprott-SushiLOBlogSupplies used: Elle’s Studio July 2016 Kit; “Yum” Acrylic; Vellum Hearts; Sunny Days 12 x 12 Paper Collection, Bits and Pieces, Paper Stack; Yellow Letter & Number Stickers

The layout design is relatively simple: it’s asymmetrical, with four quadrants as its focus: a photo, a title block. a large (camera) accent, and a journaling block. All four blocks include layers of tags and papers from the July kit and Sunny Days collection.

To create a sense of unity, I overlapped the sections and added a stitched garland across the blocks. Garlands are always simple to make and fun to include on pages. I ran die-cut shapes and vellum hearts through the sewing machine, feeding each one under the needle piece by piece, alternating colors and sizes along the way.

There is stitching elsewhere on the layout as well — over the series of hearts on a tag and across the letter stickers in the title. I often work with threes on my pages, incorporating visual triangles.

The bright summery hues in the July kit and Sunny Days collection may not have been used on a typical summery page in this case, but they work so well here all the same, drawing out the colors from the photos and helping me to document a memory of a food that I love regardless of the season.

Documenting summer with special guest Jamie Waters

It’s July, which means for most of us, the summer is really starting to heat up, and summer bucket lists are being checked off! In between our busy summer activities, we may not have as much time as we’d like to scrapbook. Today for her first guest designer post with Elle’s Studio, we have the amazingly talented Jamie Waters to inspire us to get our memories in our albums quickly, with pocket page scrapbook layouts!

Summers are all about making memories- spending long days outside on the beach with those we love, catching fireflies at dusk, laying in a hammock- which can mean less time to scrapbook them! Once my photos were printed at 2” x 2” from a fun day at the beach, I slid them into a 6” x 8” pocket page and gathered the July 2016 exclusive kit and Sunny Days collection to fill in the remainder of the pockets.

“Love This” supplies | July 2016 exclusive kit, vellum hearts, acrylic stars- summer mix, So Awesome stamp, Yum acrylic, Star Circles acrylics, Sunny Days 12” x 12” paper collection (More Sunshine pattern), Sunny Days 6” x 6” paper stack, Sunny Days wood veneers, Sunny Days bits and pieces.

The July exclusive kit + add-ons were perfect for these photos- bright and colorful with a summery feel. I filled a few pockets with 2” x 2” pieces of patterned paper from the Sunny Days collection, but opted to get some variety by keeping other pockets empty on the background, filling them instead with wood veneer, vellum and acrylic shapes.

In minutes, I had a summer memory documented and in my album!

EllesStudio-JamieWatersI took a break from scrapbooking after a very consistent 10 years. After 3 years of my hiatus, I longed for the craft and the process. My children who were once young when I used to scrapbook are now teenagers- I have a 10 year old, a 15 year old, a 17 year old and a 21 year old. We recently got our family’s first puppy whom we all adore to pieces! I teach at Big Picture Classes and Studio Calico. I contribute at the Paislee Press and Kelly Purkey teams each month. I love good food that I don’t have to cook, pretty design and paper, naps, romcoms and perfect 75 degree days.
You can find more of Jamie’s work at her blog, There Was This One Time…, and her Instagram account. Stay tuned to see more projects from Jamie this month!

Our July kit + extras have arrived, along with restocked items and a stamp sale!

July is already here! Can you believe it? Our July exclusive kit will have you ready to capture all your favorite moments and memories in no time! This kit is full of tags, exclusively designed by us, to help you share your stories on your scrapbooking layouts, Project Life albums, cards, planners, and more! When designing our kits, we love to think of tags that can be used as prompts to help make it easier for you to get your story started and documented, and this kit is full of that and more!

Just a reminder that our kits are limited and once they sell out we will not be restocking. Look for a new kit each month on the 10th at 8:00 am PST, and as a special bonus to celebrate launch day, kits will be on sale for $9.99 for today only, regular price after that will be $11.99. These kits can ship first class: shipping for USA residents will start around $2 and goes up from there, depending on the weight of what is in your cart. For overseas, it will run about $8+ depending on your location.

Coordinating with our kit this month, we have a new stamp, wood veneer tabs and camera, frosted acrylic pie charts and star circles, white acrylic words favorite and yum, and vellum hearts!

We also have some coordinating printables, 12 x 12 star background cut file and our July cut files that coordinate with our kit – once you download these files, you can use/print them over and over again!



EllesStudio-JulyStampSaleBut, that’s not all! We have also put all our stamps on sale for 20% off, including the new one we released today! No coupon code is needed and this sale ends on July 13th at 8:00 pm PST or while supplies last! Please note: some stamp quantities are very limited and we do not have plans on restocking any at this time.

And, we are thrilled to announce that our Sunny Days puffy stickers are back in stock! These are so fun and colorful, and great for all types of projects!

We have also restocked past sold out acrylic sets! In the last survey we took, we had so many requests to restock them, so we wanted to make this happen as soon as possible! It is hard to predict quantities while ordering, but for future releases we will be upping our quantities so they will be available longer. We do not have plans to restock any of these acrylics again once they sell out. Please allow us an extra day to process your order when ordering these restocked acrylics.

Since today is the 10th, that means we also have some brand new inspiration for you in our Design Team Gallery from our Design Team!

If you are looking for inspiration on how to use our new products on your layouts, Project Life pages, cards, and MORE you’ll want to check out our Design Team Gallery to see what they’ve created. Don’t forget, you can bookmark your favorites, leave comments, and see close ups of our design team’s projects, too! Our team will also be contributing to our blog all month long, along with a special guest who has created some great projects that we will be sharing with you here on our blog!

Thank you so much for joining us today for our BIG launch, for all of your support, and sweet comments and emails! We LOVE seeing what you are creating with our products, so make sure you use the #EllesStudio hashtag on Instagram so we can share your images on our feed!

Please note: Orders will start processing tomorrow, Monday July 11th. Due to an increase of orders during this launch (from the stamp sale and restock of sold out items), please allow us an extra day to process your order. We will keep you updated on our progress via our Facebook page.