Title Builder with Maggie Massey

We were so excited for the launch of our new Title Builder products, but even more exciting is seeing what our design team is creating with them! Let’s take a look at the stunning page that Maggie Massey created.

Hey everyone! It’s Maggie back again with a look at a page I’ve created using the BRAND NEW Title Builder Bundle!

Seriously—where have these products been my whole life?

With just the words & phrases available in the Title Builder Stamp, you can create a TON of titles for every kind of page imaginable! Add in the Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, the Wood Veneer, and Acrylic, then BOOM! You’re set for anything!
 

 
Supplies | Title Builder Bundle, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love Enamel Dots, Puffy Heart Stickers
 

 
I started my page knowing that I wanted to add a number of photos; each one a different part of my story. I printed and punched each one and then punched out white cardstock & patterned paper from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack as well, to act as mattes for the pictures.
 

 
Then I moved the photos around until I was happy with their arrangement.

Next, I got started on my title. This was the fun part.

I wrote down a number of possible combinations before I got started stamping and when I found a combination I loved, I inked up my stamps and set to work! I knew where I wanted the title to be on my page, but I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted it to look. So I stamped the first word—CAPTURING—in black with a pink shadow, and just went from there. Using different stamping techniques, like shadowing, and different stamp pad colors, like the ombre pad I used for the word “YOU” makes for such an amazing title, which you can vary from layout to layout!

I figured if I didn’t like the way something looked, I could just start over. But I didn’t have to! I love the way my title turned out and I love how the different typefaces, sizes, and textures of the words give my page a fun, eclectic look.
 

 
And the hardest part was choosing which of the amazing titles I wanted to use…

Introducing Title Builder!

We are so excited to welcome a series of new products to the shop today, Title Builder! Take a look at this introduction video by Meghann Andrew to see how Title Builder began.
 

 
Our new Title Builder products, specifically designed to help you come up with and create stunning titles on your layouts and pocket pages, include the 6″ x 8″ word and phrases Title Builder Stamp, the Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, Title Builder Wood Veneer, and the Title Builder Acrylic. These can be purchased separately, or together in our Title Builder Bundle, specially priced with a 15% discount!
 

 
These carefully chosen products are designed to create titles using a mix of stamped words and phrases, acrylic and wood veneer together. By varying your words and ink colors, the  title possibilities are endless!
 

 

 
When you purchase the Title Builder Stamp, you will also receive a PDF document via email of over 100 titles that you can create with this stamp alone. Just think of the title possibilities using other acrylic or wood veneer words in the Elle’s Studio shop, or chipboard, alphas or phrase stickers that you already have in your stash!
 

 
The size of these products were created with both traditional scrapbook layouts and pocket pages in mind! If you need a  filler tag title to introduce your pocket page story, look no further than the Title Builder Bundle.
 

 

 
Stay tuned for even more inspiration from our design team using the Title Builder Bundle!
 

 
We are so excited about Title Builder, and we hope you are too! We can’t wait to see what titles you create! Be sure to post your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Challenge Day

Welcome to the June edition of Challenge Day here on the Elle’s Studio blog! Every month, we will be issuing challenges to join in on and inspire you to create, with a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Elle’s Studio shop for each challenge winner! The more you submit, the better chance you have at winning. Let’s get started with this month’s challenges.
 

 
Get Dimensional | Take a cue from Jill Sprott’s layout using the June Kit + extras and add dimension and texture to your page with your embellishment. We love how Jill used string to tie together all of her wood veneer, die cuts and acrylic pieces!
 

 
“Inspired By” | Choose an item from any of our Elle’s Studio exclusive kits, whether it be a die-cut or a tag, like the one Meghann Andrew used from our June 2017 Kit, to inspire your entire page!
 

 
Create a Bold Title | Whether stamped or selected from your stash, make your title the focus of your page, like Jamie Leija did here with the Stanley Solid and Outline Alphabet Stamps to create her travel-documented page, “Nothing Good Ever Happens in Barcelona.”
 

 
Use a Split-Complementary Color Scheme | Choose a color on the color wheel, and the colors on either side of its opposite, or complementary color, to create a stunning page, like Neela Nalam did here with her pocket page using the June Kit + extras!
 

 
Sketch Challenge | Use this sketch, inspired by Jen Chapin’s “Smile” layout, to create a project of your own! This sketch is perfect for 8-1/2″ x 11″ pages, as Jen created, 12″ x 12″, or even a card!
 
To post an entry to this month’s challenges, leave a comment on this blog post by July 14th with the challenge name and URL of your creation. If posting on Instagram, please leave a comment here with the direct link to your Instagram post and make sure you use the hashtag #EllesStudio. If you’re posting for multiple challenges, please use separate blog post comments. Winners will be announced here on the ES blog on Challenge Day next month. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Documenting Foodie Adventures with Guest Krista Wells

Today we welcome our June guest designer, Krista Wells, back to the blog! If you follow her on Instagram, you’ve probably been a bit envious of her food adventures, and today she’s documenting a dinner date + dessert using the June Kit and new add-ons. Let’s take a look at what she created!
 
Anyone who knows me knows that I love food! I like to eat it, to take pictures of it and to scrapbook it. Today I wanted to share a couple of pocket page layouts that I created using the June Kit + the Live Laugh Love Collection to document food photos.
 
First up: One of our favourite meals in NYC last summer was at Samm Bar. The Pork Belly buns are worth the flight to the island of Manhattan.
 

 
Supplies | June Kit, Tiny Star Stickers, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Jonah Alphabet Stamp
 
I kept it simple with this layout, going with a monochromatic spread for the most part with tiny pops of yellow. In the top photo I used the Jonah Alphabet Stamp and some Brilliance white ink to stamp ‘date night’ onto my photo.
 

 
For the middle pocket on the left I chopped a larger piece of black and white heart patterned paper from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack to a 3″ x 4″ tag before adding two of Samm Bar’s business cards – a front side and a back side copy. On the right, I just slipped in a photo.
 

 
In the bottom slots I added a photo of those delicious pork belly buns on the left and I added my journaling to this ‘current mood’ journaling card on the computer before putting it in the slot. I used the tip of my finger and a little yellow ink to stamp the happy face on the card.
 

 
After dinner comes dessert, so I thought, why not give you a little dessert to go with those Pork Belly buns?!
 
While in NY with my best friend D we made a pit stop at Il Labratorio De Gelato. It was worth the visit, and the calories!
 

 
Supplies | June KitCork TabsLive Laugh Love CutoutsPatriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic, Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers
 
In the top pocket on the left I added a couple of the small die cuts from the June Kit to a business card from the gelato shop. On the right I added a Cork Tab with ‘current fav’ on it.
 

 
In the middle I had a cute photo of our gelato, topped with a blue and yellow acrylic hearts from the Patriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic and Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic. I love those acrylic pieces! On the right I printed my journaling on a teal tag from the June Kit!
 

 
At the bottom I added a little label from the Live Laugh Love Cutouts to the centre of the 4″ x 6″ photo before adding ‘YUM’ using the puffy alpha stickers. Those guys are the perfect size for pocket pages!
 

 
This post seems like it has been a mini food guide to NYC! I hope you got a few ideas for scrapbooking those food photos you might have, and if you are ever in New York add these two spots to your ‘to eat’ list!

Everyday Adventures-Inspired with Tessa Buys

We are loving the feedback that we’ve received from the Everyday Adventures Mini Album Class, and today we’re lucky to have Tessa Buys back on the blog with us to share more of her class-inspired traveler’s notebook; as well as give us tips on how to use up the paper scraps from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack in our mini albums!
 
Hello, Elle’s Studio friends! I’m back with more pages from my Everyday Adventures Mini Album Class-inspired traveler’s notebook. In my first post, I shared how I used the Everyday Adventures Product Bundle to create pages about my adventures in being a mom, and today I’m sharing how to use every scrap to create unique pages.
 

 
Supplies | Everyday Adventures Stamp Set & Digital Files (exclusive to the class), Black Puffy Alphabet StickersJonah Alphabet StampEveryday Adventures Product Bundle, which includes: Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper StackLive Laugh Love Wood VeneersLive Laugh Love Double-Sided Journaling TagsLive Laugh Love Washi Tape StickersLive Laugh Love Bits and Pieces, Live Laugh Love Puffy StickersLive Laugh Love Enamel Dots, Wood Veneer Stars
 
I love the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack. It’s a great size for a travelers notebook, and after you’ve trimmed the papers to size, the leftover pieces can creatively be used to create more layouts. For example, I had two narrow pieces left in these teal polka-dot and gray star papers. I cut each one into strips and then overlapped the strips across the page spread, bordering my photo.
 

 
On this page spread, I used more leftover strips to create side borders. The wide striped pattern of the paper made this technique especially fun.
 

 

 
On these pages, I didn’t use a bit of patterned paper. Instead, I aligned all my photos to the center and filled in spaces with labels, die cuts, and a border Live Laugh Love Puffy Sticker cut in half.
 

 

 
I love the  Live Laugh Love Washi Tape Stickers, and to make them go farther, I cut them into pieces. Some I cut in half long-wise to create narrow strips.
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Layered together, and stamped over with the class’ exclusive stamp set, The grouping of tapes make a great top and bottom border on this page.
 

 
Thanks for checking out more of my Everyday Adventures-inspired travelers notebook and have a creative day!

A Field Trip Pocket Page with Andrea Gray

Sometimes instead of covering a week or a month, a pocket page spread can be useful for capturing multiple photos from a single event. Today Andrea Gray is sharing how she documented a school trip using the June Kit and extras, and we love the result! Let’s take a look. 
 
Summer is almost here and I can already smell the grills and the sunshine! The June Kit from Elle’s Studio is perfect for documenting those fun outdoor memories! This month’s kit is full of fun journaling tags that are perfect for your pockets so in this post I’ll show you some fun things to do with them.


 
Supplies | June Kit, May KitPuffy Heart StickersWhite Puffy Alpha Stickers, Hello Sunshine StampStanley Alpha Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alpha Stamp – SolidEveryday Adventures Class StampSights and Sounds Stamp
 
I always begin with photos and I am using these fun pictures from a field trip with my 3rd grader and his class. The colors from the photos include greens, blues and reds so I selected tags and die cuts that coordinated.
 

 
I’ll get right into the finished tags and then we’ll talk about fun things you can do with each of them!
 

 
I love using the 4″ x 6″ tags to make titles, especially when the whole spread is a single event. I used the new Stanley solid and outline alphabet stamps to make a title, then added some other words in my own handwriting. Sometimes just adding a cluster or two of stamps can brighten up a tag. I used the plus sign cluster from the Everyday Adventures Class Stamp along with the “love this” sentiment on a plain notebook paper tag. It’s simple, but it makes a statement.
 

 
Sometimes you just need a filler card with no photos or words. So I stapled the blue tab and a die cut yellow star to the green striped tag from the June Kit to add color and balance. It does its job for sure! The “FOR THE RECORD” tag is so perfect for listing some facts about the day. The third one here started out with just the red label. I added the word BUS with the White Puffy Alpha Stickers and stamped hello vertically to add interest (and because I didn’t have space the other way). Getting creative with word placement is always fun!
 

 
This 4″ x 6″ tag is busy with all those colorful stripes so I opted for a black & white photo and a simple cluster of a yellow tab from the June Kit, Puffy Heart Stickers and a simple sentiment from the Sights and Sounds Stamp. Sometimes less can be more! The TODAY tag was fun because adding random items straight down the middle made me so happy! With a tag as open as this one, you have so much freedom. The white space leaves plenty of room for a 2″ x 2″ photo, or a good chunk of journaling, but I decided to have some fun with die cuts from the June Kit and the Sights and Sounds Stamp!

 
The last one here is the “currently” card from the kit. I loved adapting it to what I was doing during this trip instead of the typical “right now” things of life. For an event like this, nailing down those details can be so important and often missed!
 

 
I hope you’ve seen some ideas for ways to use the tags from the June Kit! I love them for pocket pages because they are crazy cute and super versatile!
See you next month!

Design Team Inspiration

We’re back with another round of inspiration from our fabulous design team, using the new June kit and add-on items!

Smile by Jennifer Chapin — supplies used | June Kit, Tiny Star StickersPatriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed AcrylicCork TabsSmile AcrylicPuffy Heart Stickers

Oh Say Can You See by Melissa Mann – supplies used | June Kit, Tiny Star StickersPatriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed AcrylicStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid

So Long Summer by Meghann Andrew – supplies used |  June Kit, June 2017 Digital Cut FilesTiny Star StickersSummer AcrylicAcrylic PopsiclesPuffy Heart StickersTeal Puffy Alphabet StickersSpring SequinsLive Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack

Week 23 by Candace Perkins – supplies used | June KitPatriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed AcrylicCork TabsPuffy Heart StickersAcrylic Summer ShapesTeal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, White Puffy Alphabet StickersLarge Wood Veneer Numbers

Insta Love by Jamie Leija – supplies used | June Kit, Tiny Star StickersPuffy Heart StickersHello Sunshine StampLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Summer Adventure by Alissa Fast – supplies used | June KitPuffy Heart Stickers, Summer AcrylicStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Bike Ride StampLetter and Number Stickers – Black

Our Happy Place by Allie Stewart – supplies used | June KitCork TabsStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Puffy Star StickersLive Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack

End of Soccer Season by Neela Nalam – supplies used | June KitCork Tabs, Tiny Star StickersPuffy Heart StickersAcrylic PopsiclesSmile AcrylicWhite Puffy Alphabet StickersTeal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Sights and Sounds Stamp

Stay tuned for our final inspiration post coming next week to the blog, but in the meantime, our team and guest designer will continue to bring new projects and challenges to you!

Explore Utah Lake (and a Process Video) with Jen Schow

The colors in the June kit are so versatile—we’ve seen baseball games, Disney trips and carnival rides documented by our team this month! Today, Jen Schow is focusing on the yellows, blues and greens in the kit to scrapbook beautiful outdoor scenery, just proving that any subject can be documented with our new products. Let’s take a look at her page.

Hey there, it’s Jen Schow here to share a layout and process video using the new June kit + extras! I love all of the blues, greens, and yellows this month and decided to focus on those colors for this layout about Utah Lake.


 
Supplies | June Kit, Puffy Heart StickersHello Sunshine Stamp, Everyday Adventures Class Stamp, Explore Acrylic, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Acrylic Summer Shapes, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection 

I cut up a few of the kit journaling tags, using the striped tag as a mat for the photo, and turned the “yes to” tag into a die cut. I love the versatility of these tags!


 
I added some stamped phrases using the Hello Sunshine and Everyday Adventures Stamps, and mixed in Puffy Heart Stickers with all of die cuts and a few paint splatters as well.


 
You can see how the whole layout came together in the process video below!
 

Creating a colorful background with Allie Stewart

We are always inspired by the backgrounds that Allie Stewart creates on her pages, and today’s layout is no exception! She was inspired by one of our most popular products, the Puffy Heart Stickers, to create a page with such an eye-catching rainbow design! Let’s see how it came together.

Hi everyone! Today I have a super easy and fun layout to share using the new June exclusive items! I was inspired by the new Puffy Heart Stickers, and decided to make them the main focal point on my page.

Supplies | June Kit, Cork Tabs, Puffy Heart Stickers, Smile Acrylic, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

I used my Sillhouette Cameo to sketch nested circles onto the woodgrain background from the Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection. Next, I poked holes for stitching in each circle, and hand-stitched in rainbow order to match the hearts. It didn’t take very long at all, because they were all just a straight stitch. I put on a movie and was done in no time!

After my background was completed, I used tags from the June Kit for the layers around my photo . I used a small photo in order to keep as much of the stitched background visible as possible. I added the Smile Acrylic for my title, and used some of the die cuts from the kit around the title. My favorite embellishments this month are the adorable Cork Tabs, and my layout wasn’t complete without one!


As you can see, this layout was very easy to make! Letting the background do all the talking makes the process go quickly. It was fun using an embellishment to create a background! This would be a neat technique to try with other shapes. Be sure to check out the new June release for these and other awesome new products. Thanks for joining me today!

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One Product, Three Ways: Stanley Alphabet Stamps

If you checked out the new projects created by our design team with the new June releases, you may have seen that we’re going just a bit crazy over the new guy in the shop— Stanley. Our new perfect alphabet stamp comes in both a solid and outline, and today Neela, Laura and Daniela are sharing how they used them on their projects! Let’s take a look at what they created.


 
Supplies | Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, June Labels


 
Laura Hager | This was one of the most fun scrapbook layouts I’ve made. It was so fun to experiment and play with the different ink colors. I’ve been working a lot on my garden, so I wanted to document some of the plants I’ve added and that I hope to add soon. The Stanley alphabet stamp sets are so great! There are so many possibilities for this combination of stamps. To make this layout, I first cut twelve 3″ x 3″ squares of white cardstock. I set them all out and then started stamping. I stamped the first name of a plant with the solid alphabet and then another continuing across, then down to fill up the entire page. I made sure to switch up the ink colors, so the same color wasn’t adjacent to itself. When I added all the colors, I went back over the words with the outline alphabet in black. Lastly, I added a current photo of my garden and a June Label that I typed on. I love how this layout turned out! It was so fun to work on and the colors really brightened my album!


 
Supplies | June Kit, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Patriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic, Tiny Star Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Arrow Stickers, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Neela Nalam
| You have to trust me when I say that I am not a great stamper, but these stamps are forgiving! For my project, I decided to use the stamps to create a title. I wanted to use both the filled and the outline stamps. I first stamped the solid alphabet with StazOn blue ink, then stamped the outline alphabet slightly to the right of the filled letter with black ink. This gave the letters a dimensional feel. There was a lot of movement in the photos from my son’s baseball season, but I wanted to bring in more by placing the photos at an angle, so I followed suit with the title and other embellishments.


 
Supplies | June Kit, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Patriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed AcrylicJune Labels, White Puffy Alphabet StickersLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection


 
Daniela Dobson | I used the solid alphabet to stamp on white cardstock with blue ink. The easiest way to do this is to lay the  stamps, still on the transparent package backing, face up on your desktop, ink them carefully by dabbing your ink pad to the stamp surface, and pressing a piece of cardstock on the surface of the stamps, applying pressure evenly all over to the stamped image.

To embellish the front I added a journaling card with stamped “hello,” using the same blue ink and then outlining some of the letters with black ink using the Stanley outline alphabet. I added “friend” using the White Puffy Alphabet Stickers to a blue June Label.

How will you use the Stanley alphabet stamps on your projects? Be sure to share your creation on Instagram, using the hashtag #EllesStudio for a chance to be featured here on our blog, and win a gift certificate to the shop!