Cards with the Everyday Stamp Set by Jamie Leija

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I really loved the Everyday stamp set mainly because I’m obsessed with circles. They’re just so versatile! I also loved all of the sentiments that so nicely fit in that center stripe.

The jumping off point for the cards was the circle paired with “The Best” sentiment. It made me think of a blue ribbon prize. So that’s what I made!

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I stamped the circle in blue, stamped over it with lines and added “The Best” in black ink. Then I used my 1.5in. circle punch to cut it out. It left a nice little border. I cut down some scraps of patterned paper and adhered them to the back which imitates ribbon. I adhered them down on top of the label and used foam adhesive to give it a bit more dimension.

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I also knew I wanted to make these even more dimensional. So I used my circle punch to create a little “window” on the front of my card. I stamped another circle through that “window” and onto the inside of my card. I like the little detail it adds! And, part of the inside of the card is now decorated and pretty.

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I finished the cards with more stamping: the scallop boarder on the top paired with a patterned paper punched circle and my favorite “scale of __ to 10” stamp from the set. I also cut a triangle from scraps to anchor and balance the design.

The whole card was made with scrap patterned paper and stamps, so it was quick and easy to replicate over again. The colors changed slightly but that bright blue was consistent.

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No envelope left behind is one of my mottos. I love to decorate the envelopes that go along with the cards. I imagine it’s fun when these arrive looking all festive. I want people to want to tear into them when they see them in the mailbox! I used the circle stamp and the “Important” sentiment, plus a bit of silver mist.

These were so fun to make! And I’m excited to send them off to friends and family.

We’d love to see how you use your stamps on your projects! Share them with us in our Member Gallery or on Instagram with the hashtag #ellesstudio!

Sketch Thursday

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Happy Sketch Thursday, everyone! Today we are mixing it up with a card sketch inspired by Maggie’s fun “to the moon and back” card! We wanted to show how you could take a sketch and use it for any type of project (card, layout, pocket pages, etc.) so we asked Kay to play along with the sketch and show how you can use this card sketch to inspire a layout! How fun is that?!

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Kay used our Cienna collection to create this layout, above, and stuck pretty close to the card sketch. You can see the border around the layout, along with the tag and layers, and hearts!

The details on this layout are amazing – here are a couple close up photos:

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Now it’s your turn to create something inspired by this week’s sketch – it can be any type of project, too! For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to our shop, create any type of project inspired by today’s sketch, upload it to the Member gallery, and leave a comment here with the link by March 2nd. A random winner will be selected and posted with the next sketch on March 3rd.

4289_4100_14545939855873_bigAnd, congrats to our randomly selected winner this week!  Marian created this “Enjoy Life” layout from our previous sketch! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize!

Our February Kit + Extras are here!

EllesStudio-FebruaryKit01We are excited to kick off this month with a new kit + add-ons! Our February exclusive kit is full of tags, exclusively designed by us, to help you share your stories in 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!

February’s kit, shown above and below, is packed full of fun journaling, die cuts, and embellishment tags. And, in case you missed our BIG announcement last month – We are excited to share that our kits have grown even BIGGER and now include at least 16 3 x 4 inch tags to help you get your story documented! We worked really hard behind-the-scenes to be able to increase the amount of 3 x 4 tags you will receive each month, without increasing the price of each kit! Our kits now give you even more options for capturing and documenting your stories.

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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 brand new stamp that has a ton of versatile stamping options for all kinds of projects! Along with a new set of wood veneers, and a white Love acrylic piece:

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We also have some coordinating printables and cut files – once you download these files, you can use/print them over and over again!

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If you are looking for more love themed items, these exclusives that were recently released will have you covered! There’s a 4 x 6 inch stamp, acrylics, printables, and cut files! A couple of the digital options are FREE, too!

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And, because love is in the air and we LOVE you guys so much, we wanted to do a FREE shipping special just for you:

EllesStudio-FebSneak02Get FREE SHIPPING on all orders $50+, USA and International, with coupon code LOVE This free shipping offer expires on February 15th at midnight and is valid for worldwide addresses. Offer is NOT valid on previous orders or wholesale orders. *Please note: if you are paying with PayPal, you will first visit PayPal to enter your information in, and then when you are returned to our site you will be able to enter the free shipping code. If you have any trouble, please contact us at info@shopellesstudio.com

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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, planner, 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 our special guest Nicole Harper! We are looking forward to sharing even more inspiring content with you!

Thank you for joining us again during this exciting month – we can’t wait to see what you create with these new products!

PROJECT LIFE

Today I am sharing a page in my daughter’s childhood pocket page album.IMG_8960

One of my close friends and I decided to surprise our daughters and head down to Florida for a Girls Weekend.  We had a great time escaping the midwest bitter cold, and even snuck a day trip to Disney.IMG_8962

In this spread you will see several “sneaks” of our February 2016 Exclusive Kit!  I loved the variety in this kit.   This kit will be available February 10th (tomorrow) at 8am PST.IMG_9004

I also combined several pieces from our January 2016 Exclusive Kit in the mix.  Since there were several photos and memories, I included an insert by trimming a Design A pocket page in half.  IMG_9007

Be sure to check back here tomorrow at 8am PST for our Exclusive February Kit, and many extras!!IMG_8983

Elle’s Studio Products Used: Elle’s Studio February 2016 Exclusive Kit, Elle’s Studio January 2016 Exclusive Kit, The Best Wood Veneers, Everyday Stamp

A sneak peek at what is coming on February 10th!

EllesStudio-FebSneakPeekHappy February, everyone! We are only two days away from our February reveal and we are so excited for you to see what’s in store. Our February kit is full of fun tags that will spark your journaling and embellish your projects. And, just in case you missed our BIG announcement last month – our kits will now include even MORE 3 x 4 tags! Each kit will now have at least 16 3 x 4 inch tags in it – We worked really hard to be able to increase the amount of 3 x 4 tags you will receive each month, without increasing the price of each kit!

Get ready to pick up this kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 this Wednesday, February 10th, at 8:00 am PST! After the 10th, our kits go back to their regular price of $11.99. These kits can ship first class, so depending on your location, shipping starts out at around $2 for USA, and $6+ for international. But we have a surprise for you:

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We are giving you the code now so you’ll be ready! Get FREE SHIPPING on all orders $50+, including international address, with coupon code LOVE – This free shipping offer expires on February 15th at midnight and is valid for worldwide addresses. Offer is NOT valid on previous orders or wholesale orders. *Please note: if you are paying with PayPal, you will first visit PayPal to enter your information in, and then when you are returned to our site you will be able to enter the free shipping code. If you have any trouble, please contact us at info@shopellesstudio.com

If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, make sure you do to receive a reminder of when everything is available for sale! It’s going to be a BIG day, so set your alarm and mark your calendar! We hope to see you there!

Love Mini Album by Melissa Mann

Good Morning! This is Melissa here with you today and I’m sharing a little mini album that I made using chipboard and vellum envelopes!

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To create my album, I started with two pieces of chipboard sized down to about 4 x 5 1/2″. I was debating on what to use as my inside pages. I had some vellum envelopes laying on my desk that I had forgotten about and inspiration struck! I folded several of the envelopes in half, slipped them in between the two chipboard pieces, and then sewed it all down leaving about a 1/2″ spine. I covered the front and back chipboard pieces with pattern paper. Before I glued them down, I sewed around the outside edge of each block of paper and stitched down one of the white cardstock hearts that I cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.

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I found four photos of my husband that I wanted to use inside my mini and converted them to black and white. I printed these off using my Canon Selphy. The 3×4 cards from the upcoming February 2016 kit (available on February 10th) and 2015 kits worked perfectly inside my mini.

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As a rule, I used a lot of stitching on most all paper blocks and 3×4 cards and left long strings to create texture. I also used the envelopes that were open on one end to fill with sequins and then sewed them up. I sewed strips of gold glitter ribbon and white eyelet trim down each side.

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I found 5 quotes online and typed them up on various 3×4 cards and labels. These were adhered inside my album and further embellished with stickers, flair, and tags.

EllesStudioMini_MLM7EllesStudioMini_MLM8EllesStudioMini_MLM9I hope you enjoyed a look at this little mini album! I know I certainly enjoyed making it!
EllesStudioMini_MLM10EllesStudioMini_MLM11Products used: Elle’s Studio February 2016 kit + coordinating extras (available on February 10th), Shine Paper Collection, January digital cut files, Heart Cluster cut files, Hugs & Kisses printables, Thankful Stickers, Cienna Paper Collection

Love by Michelle Wedertz

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Love themed layouts are always a joy for me to put together. For this project, I wanted something bright and airy, so I chose to pair this sweet picture of my girls with the beautiful floral paper, the “Precious” wood veneer, and a sticker all from the Cienna collection.

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I also managed to sneak in a few pieces from the upcoming exclusive February kit (coming to the shop on February 10th) to complete my layout!

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We’d love to see your love themed projects! Share them with us in our Member Gallery or on Instagram with the hashtag #ellesstudio!

With All My Heart by Jill Sprott

Let’s face it: winter is hard on the color-loving soul — that is, until the bright red reprieve known as Valentine’s Day comes around. When February arrived, my scrappy little heart skipped a beat, and I soon found myself rummaging through my Elle’s Studio stash in search of all things pink and red and heart-shaped. The result? A layout about something that endures regardless of the season: love.
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My daughter owns a comfy and adorable red-heart sweater, which she was wearing when I snapped a photo of her. Instead of using a single photo on the page, I sized the photo down and  included a series of images in order to create a heart pattern through the repeated photos. That pattern within the images reinforces the sentiment on the page: “I adore you…with all my heart.” (by the way, the wood veneer circle, adore you banner, and red/pink journaling tags are a peek at what’s coming to the Elle’s Studio shop in a few days on February 10th!).

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The pinks and reds on the page are from various Elle’s Studio collections, as well as from the February kit (available February 10th). The “Thankful” and “Joyful” collections aren’t limited to Thanksgiving and Christmas — they can totally work for Valentine’s Day pages, too!

In my search for all things heart-related, I quickly realized that Elle’s Studio includes hearts in practically every collection, in one form or another.

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Regardless of whether you’re a fan of Valentine’s Day, Elle’s Studio makes it easy for you to put your heart on the page.

 

Good Morning, All! Alissa here today and I’ve got my take on this fabulous sketch! The original layout was created by Jen Schow and I love everything about it!

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The layers are my favorite part! I also love that Jen included a vertical and a horizontal photo on the same page with layers and made it work well.

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I stuck pretty close to the sketch, with only one photo and I moved the title to the bottom of the page.

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I used a lot of goodies from the January kit and those awesome vellum snowflakes from the November 2015 kit.

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I can’t wait for the black letters coming soon with the new collection! In the meantime, I colored the white ones with a black sharpie. Easy peasy!

Now, it’s your turn to create something awesome with this week’s sketch. I can’t wait to see them all! For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to our shop, create any type of project inspired by today’s sketch, upload it to the Member gallery and leave a comment here with the link by February 10th. A random winner will be selected and posted with the next sketch on February 11th.

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And, congrats to our randomly selected winner this week! Jill created this “Snow Lodge” layout from our previous sketch! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize!

New Love themed Items are in the shop!

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Did you get a chance to check out the new love themed items we just added to our shop? There is a fun mix of items for your scrapbook layouts, pocket pages, cards, mini albums, and more!

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Our Love You stamp is a 4 x 6 inch stamp that has some great sentiments on it to let someone know how much you love them. I’ve been using it to make some special cards, along with custom pocket page tags, and on a sweet little mini album I’ll be sharing on Instagram soon!

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We also added some fun acrylic pieces in white, pink, red, and black. These are fun to mix and match, and are just the right size for embellishing your projects!

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This release also included a new printable, along with fun cut files. The first cut file is our Sweetheart cut file that includes lots of hearts with cut out words, along with extra hearts for layering! And then our second cut file includes these pretty clusters of hearts in four different combinations.

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And, because we love YOU and appreciate your support SO MUCH, we created these FREE Valentine cards that you can use to create your own Valentines, and a FREE cut file that you can use to make cupcake toppers with!

Thanks for stopping by on this exciting day!