December Design Team Gallery Sneak Peaks

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Are you excited for our next exclusive launch this Saturday, December 10th?! Our December kit + extras will have you ready to document all your special memories this holiday season, and ring in the new year! Above is some beautiful inspiration that our team made using these new items. December’s kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 25 die cuts! We also have a bunch of coordinating extras (that can be purchased separately) this month – they include a stamp, acrylics, and more!

Get ready to pick up our December kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Saturday, December 10th, at 8:00 am PST. After the 10th, our kits go back to their regular price of $11.99. Or, you can lock in the $9.99 price anytime by starting a subscription!

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We are also excited to share that this month on the 10th we will also be releasing our Malia stamp in a lowercase alphabet! This stamp works with the uppercase and number stamp that we currently have available in our shop. We will also be opening up a pre-order for our sold out Dated stamp.

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And, our subscription option will be back open on December 10th! Our November kit did sell out, so if you missed it you might want to consider a subscription this month! With a subscription, you will be guaranteed a kit each month, lock in our launch day special price of $9.99, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month on the 10th! Quick note: Our kits are available without a subscription each month, too.

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And, on the 10th, make sure you stop by our sale section! We are doing our first ever “Celebrate the Season” sale with 25 items on sale for $2 or less!

Make sure you set your alarm and mark your calendar for this Saturday, December 10th at 8:00 am PST! If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, make sure you do to receive a reminder of when everything is available for sale!  We hope to see you there!

Christmas Cards with Maggie Massey

Happy happy Wednesday everyone! Maggie here with a little Christmas card inspiration!

Let me start off by saying that I would not consider myself a card-maker. They just aren’t my thing when it comes to papercrafting.

Which is why I surprised myself when I was looking through my ‘Tis the Season items and started seeing some pieces I thought would look darling on cards!

I pulled out some 5×7 card bases and just started putting some pieces together and here’s what I came up with. As you’ll see, I kept things very simple…adding just a few fussy-cut designs or stickers to each card.

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This little tree & presents was created by simply cutting out a few triangles and squares and adhering them to my card…a few little bows and done! I kinda love it.

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The ‘Tis the Season Puffy Stickers are the focus here. A little tag from the Bits & Pieces pack complete the card.

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I fussy-cut this little wreath from a 3×4 journaling card and added a bit of baker’s twine…a little staple to the top of the twine, and a typewritten message on that cute little label make the perfect simple card!

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The little station wagon with the tree on top is one of my very favorite Christmas icons…so, of course I had to add it to a card! Both of these designs were fussy-cut from journaling cards found in the collection.

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Those darling puffy stickers make another appearance on this little card. I just love the dimension they add!

After my cards were made, I grabbed my Envelope Punch Board and got to work creating some envelopes using some of my favorite ‘Tis the Season patterned papers.

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Aren’t they just the cutest? And I think they really make my cards just look perfect…

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I think these will be just perfect for the kids teachers and pastors! And I love that I was able to create all of them in just under an hour!

Thanks so much for taking a look! And Merry Christmas!

Scrapbooking Traditions with Nancy Damiano

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‘Tis the Season for family traditions! This layout started with a story I wanted to tell about the all important day the toy catalogs get delivered. I remember this when I was a kid and now share that tradition with my son.

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I love the traditional reds and greens in the ‘Tis the Season collection. I preserved last year’s catalog with a photo and it takes the spotlight here. The Christmas tree shape was created by punching out 1-1/2” circles from patterned paper and arranging them in a triangle shape.

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The ‘Tis the Season washi tape adds some sentiment and text to the top of the journaling tag. It draws the eye to the ‘story’. The JOY card, some puffy stickers, and die cuts decorate the bold and easy title.

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‘Tis the Season is the perfect, classic Christmas collection. Perfect for telling the stories of Christmas past, present and future!

SUPPLIES:  ‘Tis the Season 12 x 12 paper, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 paper, ‘Tis the Season Double-sided Journaling Tags, ‘Tis the Season Stamp, ‘Tis the Season Puffy Stickers, ‘Tis the Season Washi Tape, ‘Tis the Season Bits and Pieces.

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

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The holiday season is upon us and magic is in the air – don’t you just love this time of year? Our December kit + extras will have you ready to document all your special memories this holiday season, and ring in the new year! Look for our kit + extras available in our shop this Saturday, December 10th at 8:00 am PST.

December’s kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 25 die cuts! This kit We also have a bunch of coordinating extras (that can be purchased separately) this month – they include a stamp, acrylics, and more!

Get ready to pick up our December kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Saturday, December 10th, at 8:00 am PST. After the 10th, our kits go back to their regular price of $11.99. Or, you can lock in the $9.99 price anytime by starting a subscription!

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Our subscription option will be back open on December 10th! Our November kit did sell out, so if you missed it you might want to consider a subscription this month! With a subscription, you will be guaranteed a kit each month, lock in our launch day special price of $9.99, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month on the 10th! Quick note: Our kits are available without a subscription each month, too.

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We have one more sneak peek surprise for you today! This month on the 10th we will also be releasing our Malia stamp in a lowercase alphabet! This stamp works with the uppercase and number stamp that we currently have available in our shop. We will also be opening up a pre-order for our sold out Dated stamp.

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And, on the 10th, make sure you stop by our sale section! We are doing our first ever “Celebrate the Season” sale with 25 items on sale for $2 or less!

Make sure you set your alarm and mark your calendar for this Saturday, December 10th at 8:00 am PST! If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, make sure you do to receive a reminder of when everything is available for sale!  We hope to see you there!

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Sketch Class Highlight with Melissa Mann

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Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year! One of my Christmas traditions is to make a batch of my all time favorite cookie recipe: “Holiday Butter Cookies”. I started making these when I was in highschool and every year when I bake them, I always forget just how delicious they are until I pop one of them in my mouth! I found the picture I had taken last year when I made a batch for our Christmas family get-together and decided to create a layout featuring the recipe of these fabulous cookies!

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I based my layout from the Bonus Sketch included in the most recent “From Sketch to Finish” class. I was honored to be a contributor to this edition that Elle’s Studio published and loved the opportunity to create another layout using one of these sketches. I have always been a fan of using sketches to create layouts and usually stick pretty close to the sketch. The only thing I modified on this sketch was to include a 4×6 journaling card above my picture to include my recipe!

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Our From Sketch to Finish Vol. 2, which includes 30 sketches and 20 projects from 10 different contributors, is here to inspire you! Our class comes as a downloadable self-paced PDF file. Once you have purchased the class, you will receive a link, via email, to download the class.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the new From Sketch to Finish Vol. 2!

 

Our Family Scrapbook layout by Allie Stewart

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Hello friends! I love the ‘Tis the Season collection and have had so much fun using it. I adore the traditional colors mixed in with the beautiful pinks and greys! Today I challenged myself to create a non-Christmasy layout using this collection.

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To create this page, I focused primarily on red, white, pink, and grey. I used a photo from the beach and the family acrylic to inspire the theme of the page. I cut into the grey patterned paper and stitched it on white cardstock to create a focal point for my layout. I used white gesso on top of the pattered paper to tone down the background a bit. Next, I backed my photo with a few layers of vellum for extra dimension!

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Once I had my photo down, I pulled red and pink items from the Tis the Season die cuts, as well as the Everyday Labels Puffy Stickers in pink. I also used the washi tape sheets! I kept the layout pretty simple by confining the embellishments to directly around the photo. This is a great way to balance out a busy background!

I enjoyed using the ‘Tis the Season collection for an everyday layout, and I hope you’ll try it too!

Thanksgiving layout by Daniela Dobson

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Welcome to the Elle’s Studio blog post today. It’s Daniela here highlighting ‘Tis The Season collection and November kit + extras. For my layout today I only used the 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 patterned paper from ‘Tis The Season collection and all my other items are from the November kit. I wanted to document our Thanksgiving and as I was gathering all my items from the kit, I loved the blue, black and gray with a touch of wood.

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I cut a tag from the same background paper for my journaling and tucked it behind the doily from my stash. When applying adhesive I just make sure I leave a pocket for the tag to fit it. How about that gorgeous Dated Stamp? Love it. (This stamp will be restocked! Click on the “e-mail me when available” to receive a “back in stock notification”.)

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The Thanksgiving Acrylic fit perfectly in the tag section with the large date right below it. I added some twine from my stash along with enamel dots and some die cuts. I love this color combination and will definitively use it again.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to share your projects using our ‘Tis The Season collection. If you are posting on Instagram, make sure you use the #EllesStudio hashtag for a chance to be featured on our feed! And, if you blog, link us up in the comments below!

Design Team Inspiration

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We have some more amazing inspiration to share with you today, from our team, to get you ready for the holidays – they are using our new items for November a quick note to let you know that our November kit is sold out! Subscriptions will open back up on our next kit launch, on December 10th. 

Let’s take a peek at what our team created:

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Bah Humbug layout by Allie Stewartsupplies used: ‘Tis the Season 12 x 12 paper, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 paper, ‘Tis the Season Bits and Pieces, Stars and Hearts frosted acrylic, November Cut files, Bah Humbug acrylic, and ‘Tis the Season Washi Tape.

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Mighty Small layout by Jamie Leijasupplies used: Elle’s Studio November kit, Letter & Number Stickers – light gray, Malia Alphabet Stamp, November Cut Files, Large acrylic stars‘Tis the Season Puffy Stickers, and ‘Tis the Season 12 x 12 paper.

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Traditions layout by Kay Rogerssupplies used: Elle’s Studio November kit, Stars and Hearts frosted acrylic, Merry Christmas acrylic, and ‘Tis the Season Puffy Stickers.

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Focus layout by Maggie Masseysupplies used: Elle’s Studio November kit, ‘Tis the Season 12 x 12 paper, and Large acrylic stars.

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Family Fun layout by Meghann Andrewsupplies used: Elle’s Studio November kit, Malia Alphabet Stamp, Family acrylic, Stars and Hearts frosted acrylic, and ‘Tis the Season 12 x 12 paper.

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Priorities layout by Michelle Wedertzsupplies used: Elle’s Studio November kit, ‘Tis the Season Puffy Stickers, Stars and Hearts frosted acrylic, Deck the Halls wood veneer, and acrylic snowflake.

Who’s ready for the holidays now?! We would love to see how you use our products, too! If you are posting on Instagram, make sure you use the #EllesStudio hashtag for a chance to be featured on our feed! And, if you blog, link us up in the comments below!

Our Black Friday Weekend Sale has started!

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Our biggest sale of the year has started! Our Black Friday weekend sale will run all weekend long, starting NOW, and will end on Monday, November 28th at midnight or while supplies last. There are a TON of awesome deals and specials  – here’s a quick summary:

FREE GIFT: Every $30+ order placed during our weekend sale, that ships, will receive this free gift that we made just for this weekend sale! This “favorite photo” white acrylic piece will be something fun to include on your layouts or in your pocket pages, and cannot be purchase separately! Limited to one per household. This will be automatically added to your $30+ order while we are packing it.

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30% to 75% off 50+ ITEMS: Over 50+ items are on sale and prices are already marked, so no coupon code is needed! Some of these items are retiring, too, so once they are sold out, we will not be restocking!

MYSTERY KITS: A few mystery kits are available! Pick up one of our exclusive kits for half the price and it will be a mystery on which one you receive – you can purchase 2 without receiving duplicates.

$5 PAPER PACKS: Select paper packs are on sale for only $5 each!

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GRAB BAGS: We have FOUR different types of grab bags to choose from during this sale. Our grab bags will include:

Scrapbooking Grab Bag – Each scrapbook grab bag will include an exclusive set of die cuts that are only available in these grab bags!! Bags may also include any of the following: cutouts, snippets, journaling tags, stickers, wood veneer, puffy stickers, and/or acrylics. NO 12 x 12 papers or stamps. You can purchase 2 without receiving duplicate products (Please note: All grab bags will include the same sheet of die cuts, so if you order more than one bag, each bag will have the same die cuts. They will also each include a pack of mixed acrylics, so there is a slight chance you might receive duplicate shapes).

Stamp Grab Bag – Each Stamp Grab Bag includes an assortment of our stamps. You can purchase 3 bags without receiving duplicate stamps.

Journaling Tag Grab Bag – Each Journaling Tag Grab Bag includes 30 tags in 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 inch sizes from our collections and exclusive monthly kits. You can purchase 4 without receiving duplicate tags.

Bits & Pieces Grab Bags – Each Bits & Pieces Grab Bag includes a variety of die cuts and cut apart tags from our collections and exclusive monthly kits. You can purchase 2 without receiving duplicate tags.

THE “BEST OF” JOURNALING PACK: We went through our monthly kits and pulled two tags from our January – September kits that we adored. We had them reprinted and made some special “Best Of” packs that are available FOR THIS WEEKEND ONLY in printed and digital form!

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DIGITALS: All of our digital cut files and printables are 50% off all weekend long!

SHIPPING: Our shipping is based on the weight of your cart and we only charge what it costs us to ship your items. Our scrapbook grab bags and $5 paper packs are heavy, so most USA orders may have to ship via Priority Mail. Our site will quote you a shipping price before checkout.

Due to an increase in orders during this sale, please allow us extra processing time. We will be shipping orders in the order that they are received. We will do our best to keep you updated through our facebook page and we will have extra help on hand to get your order out as quickly as possible.

Thanks so much for joining us today during our BIGGEST sale of the year!

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We are so thankful for you!

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! This holiday is one of my favorites – for me it’s a special day to gather with loved ones, surrounded by family and friends, making and eating tons of delicious traditional recipes, sharing memories, and reflecting on what and who we are most thankful for.

During this special time of year, we wanted to let you know that we are so thankful for each and every one of you! All your support, comments, emails, etc. – they mean so much to us! Your support is what makes it possible for us to continue designing and making new products, and for that we are forever grateful!

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!
xo, Elle