Introducing our new collection: Family Fun

We are thrilled to announce our next new collection: Family Fun! This collection is perfect for documenting all your special and fun moments with family and loved ones! This collection has 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 papers, labels, journaling tags, die cuts, acrylics, stamps, and puffy stickers!

Here is the very first look at Family Fun:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This new collection will start shipping to stores next week and is available for wholesale pre-order now, so make sure you call your local scrapbook store or email your favorite online store and request this collection!

This collection will also be available in our shop on September 10th – that means our kit subscribers will be able to add it to their box and have it shipped for free with their September kit!

Thank you so much for stopping by on this exciting day – we can’t wait to see what you create with this collection!

Making the Perfect Title with Title Builder and Maggie Massey

Have you seen that our Title Builder Stamp and bundle are back in stock in the shop? Today, we’re still documenting those summer memories with Maggie Massey, and she’s showing just how useful the Title Builder products are, as well as how to embrace the “not so perfect” on the layout she’s sharing with us! Let’s take a look.
 
Hello, hello everyone! It’s Maggie here with a look at a page I created using the new Title Builder Stamp.
 

 
Supplies | Title Builder Stamp, Title Builder Wood Veneer, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Summer Puffy Stickers, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
This summer has been packed with day trips, short little vacations & visits to one local pool or another. My younger son, especially, has been in HEAVEN. He adores being outside, and he’ll often leave to go play with his friends the minutes he’s done eating breakfast in the morning. I’ll see him for a few minutes during lunch & dinner, and that’s it. He just can’t get enough play time. One of the things he’s had the most fun doing this summer is swimming—along with his new favorite activity: jumping or diving off the diving board. I took a photo of him jumping one afternoon and I love it. Title Builder Stamp was the perfect tool to use to document it.
 

 
Each time I work with this set I start the same way. I scout the amazing title list PDF file that comes with your stamp purchase, then I try to customize the title to fit with my photo. For this page, I decided that the sentiment, “capturing your favorite new adventure” was just perfect.
 

 
I started this layout with my photo, and then just built up the rest as I went. I added the “SPLASH” sentiment first, using both the Stanley solid and outline stamps, a few lines of journaling second, and then my title last, working from the bottom up.
 
I didn’t want to stamp the entire title in black, but I sometimes feel that lighter colors don’t make enough of an impact. So, I decided to stamp the word “ADVENTURE” in blue first, and then go over it in black. I love the effect…and it really makes the word stand out. I used a couple of darker blues for both “your” and “favorite,” and, when the ink didn’t make a great impression, I simply went over the words with a marker to fill them in a bit. Why start over when you can just make do—plus the words resemble the rippling water in my photo, which fits in with my story!
 

 
I finished off with a few more sentiments from the stamp set, “IMPORTANT” and “THE BEST MOMENTS,” stamped on the the top & bottom of my page. After adding “captured and “documented” from the Title Builder Wood Veneer to the negative space in my photo, along with the date, I called this one done!
 

 
I love using the Title Builder Stamp! It really is the most versatile, most use-able stamp set I own!
 

 
Thanks so much for taking a look!

Color in Pockets with Candace Perkins

Our August kit has an array of beautiful colors, but Candace Perkins can always combine them on her pocket page spreads in the perfect way, pairing them with plenty of white space to create the perfect combination. We know you’ll be inspired by what she created! 
 
Hello again, it’s Candace with you today to share a fun & colorful pocket page spread. This week has been sitting my album for months just waiting for the perfect kit with coordinating colors to make my photos really pop. I am so happy because the August kit was just perfect for this week! Here is a look at the full spread!
 

 
Products Used: August Kit, Wood Veneer Pocket FillersThe Story Printables, Heart Circle AcrylicsSo Awesome Puffy Stickers, Patriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic, Love This Life StampDated Stamp
 
Because I had all the photos printed and ready to go I was able to simply slide in the journaling tags from the August Kit and add a few intentional embellishments to create balance among the colors in the spread.
 

 

 
The Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers are my favorite embellishment from this month! They add the prefect pop of fun to any project. I needed a little bit more red on the left side of the spread so I decided to add a cute acrylic star from the Patriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic on top of the veneer.
 

 
I adore tags that prompt you to add a photo and a story. On the blue tag, I added a small 2″ x 2″ black & white photo then ran it through my typewriter to add my journaling. I like the addition of a different size photo in the spread to break up all the journaling along the 3″ x 4″ tags.
 

 
I wanted to use one of the cute digital cards from the The Story Printables, but chose to just print it out plain and add my journaling with my typewriter to make sure all my fonts in the spread were a perfect match.
 

 
I loved the sentiment “some of my favorite moments” but it was on a 4″ x 6″ tag and I didn’t have anymore space in my spread. I decided to just cut up the the 4″ x 6″ tag and create my own 3″ x 4″ card. To add a little more interest I chose to pop up the sentiment on a white piece of card stock.
 

 
No spread is complete without the date and there is no better stamp than the Dated Stamp! I added a yellow, puffy arrow from the So Awesome Puffy Stickers between the dates for a little pop of color and to tie in more colors across the spread.
 

 

 

 
Such a fun week! I love that I can always count on the Elle’s Studio kits to bring lots of color and fun to my spreads and they are always a perfect match for my boy photos! I hope this inspired you and gave you a few ideas on how you can use the August Kit to document your family’s stories this month.

From Summer to School with Andrea Gray

Our August Kit and add-ons are the perfect way to wrap up the end to your summer, along with those little details about getting back to school, or just celebrating everyday life during August! The kits versatility can really be shown by Andrea Gray, and we can’t wait to share what she’s created! Let’s take a look! 
 
Hi, friends! How’s everyone wrapping up their summer? We are already back to school in real life, but in my documenting timeline we are on the edge of school being over for the year.
 
What I adore about the Elle’s Studio kits is that they are not overly themed and can be used any time of the year!
 

 
Supplies |  August 2017 Kit, Yes To This Stamp, So Awesome Puffy Stickers, August Labels, In The News Journaling Tags, Puffy Heart Stickers, In The News Stamp, Stanley Number Stamp, Stanley Alpha Stamp – Solid, Stanley Alpha Stamp – Outline, Title Builder Stamp
 
It was fun to find some “school” themed cards though, and I used the alphabet and pencils tags from the August 2017 Kit for a photo of Marshall in his class. I used the Stanley Alpha Outline Stamp to outline just the “M” on the card, for Marshall.
 
Also in this little quad of cards, I used the “something to celebrate” die cut on top of the “date, place, notes” tag and drew a wonky border around it and added my own “outline” to the white heart to add some fun!
 

 
Places to journal are never taken for granted. I love being able to document small stories with just a few sentences. To add color I used a yellow stamp pad with a slightly dry baby wipe to spread a quick yellow swipe over the title, and added a puffy heart sticker along with my journaling.
 

 
Some tags just need a stamp and a label and others don’t need anything at all! The Yes To This Stamp was perfect for adding those little touches to the yellow tag.
 

 
The Stanley alpha stamps in both the solid and outline get a lot of use. On this section of tags I used them to spell out the name of my car and used a label to document that he got a much needed bath!
 

 
There’s so much to enjoy about the August 2017 Kit tags and embellishments this month! Everything makes it so easy to dig into the week and get the details down.
 

 
I also have a process video if you’d like to see how this video came to life.
 
Thanks for watching and happy scrapping!

More August Design Team Inspiration

We’re excited to introduce you to another week’s worth of inspiration from our design team using the August Kit and exclusive add-ons! 
 

 
This Dress traveler’s notebook by Andrea Gray – supplies used | August 2017 Kit, August Labels, Yes to This Stamp, July 2017 Kit, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love Bits and Pieces
 

 
Shake Shack traveler’s notebook by Jamie Leija — supplies used | August 2017 Kit, So Awesome Puffy Stickers, Yes to This Stamp, Wood Veneer Stars, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Summer Food by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | August 2017 KitSo Awesome Puffy StickersWood Veneer Yum, Yes to This Stamp, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Pink Puffy Alphabet StickersLive Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love Enamel Dots
 

 
#Snap by Melissa Mann – supplies used | August 2017 Kit, Letter and Number Stickers – Black, Stanley Number Stamp, Jonah Alphabet Stamp
 

 
PLD Graduation by Nancy Damiano – supplies used | August 2017 KitSo Awesome Puffy Stickers, In the News StampTeal Puffy Alphabet StickersSky Blue Puffy Alphabet StickersGrey Puffy Alphabet Stickers
 

 
Baseball 2017 by Neela Nalam – supplies used | August 2017 KitSo Awesome Puffy StickersYes to This StampHeart Circle Acrylics, Wood Veneer ClipsWood Veneer Pocket FillersTeal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Wood Confetti
 

 
Graduation 2017 by Jen Chapin – supplies used | August 2017 Kit, So Awesome Puffy StickersWood Veneer Pocket FillersBlack Puffy Alphabet Stickers
 

 
A Story About traveler’s notebook page by Daniela Dobson – supplies used | August 2017 Kit, August LabelsYes to This StampSo Awesome Puffy Stickers, Puffy Heart StickersLive Laugh Love Washi Tape Stickers, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
Stay tuned until next week, when we share one more round of design team projects! In the meantime, share your projects using the Elle’s Studio August Kit and extras by using the hashtag #EllesStudio on Instagram! You could win a gift certificate to the Elle’s Studio shop just for sharing! 

Challenge Day!

Welcome to the August 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 check out this month’s challenges and inspiration pieces.
 

 
Embellish your wood veneer | We love how Nancy Damiano added stamps, paint and puffy stickers to her Wood Veneer Yum word on this pocket page.
 

 
Number it up | Use numbers to tell as story on your page, using our alphabet stickers or the Stanley Numbers Stamp, like Jamie Leija did here.
 

 
Add dimension with folds | We love how much dimension Allie Stewart created on her page by folding squares of our Live Love Collection paper in the background!
 

 
Create an overlay | We love how Neela Nalam used vellum and alphabet stickers to create a title overlay directly on top of her black and white photo.
 

 
Get inspired by a sketch | Based off of Meghann Andrew’s “Elizabeth” layout, there are a lot of possibilities for this sketch! Make it 12″ x 12″, turn it or flip it! We can’t wait to see how it inspires you!
 
To post an entry to this month’s challenges, leave a comment on this blog post by September 25th 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 Challenge Day next month, on September 29th. We can’t wait to see what you create!
 
Congratulations to our winners for the August challenges:

Stand-Out Title | Ann-Sofie Osterberg

Use Your Stamps | Ashley

Take Three | Jill Rugg

Multiple Photos | June Swart

Sketch | Claudia Fuentes Osorio
 
We loved seeing what everyone did with the challenges last month – You’ve each won a $10 gift certificate to our shop! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize!

Pocket Page Process + VIDEO with Jen Schow!

Getting your photos into pocket pages can often be the simplest way to get your stories into an album, and today Jen Show is showing us how simple and beautiful these pockets can become using our products. Let’s take a look at her pages.
 
Hey there, it’s Jen and I’m here to share a super-simple spread in my 6″ x 8″ Project Life album, using the new products in the shop for August!
 

 
Supplies | August 2017 KitSo Awesome Puffy StickersAugust LabelsTiny Heart StickersYes to This Stamp, Stanley Number StampDated Stamp, Love This Life Stamp
 
I had a lot of photos this week, so I decided to focus on stamping and embellishing. I love stamping directly on my photos and I also love adding stamps to journaling tags to personalize them, like I did here with the new Yes to This Stamp.
 

 
I always like to add the dates to a photo in the top left of my spread. I often use my favorite Dated Stamp, but this time I also included the new Stanley Number Stamp and I love the look of it!
 

 
I added a few die cuts and stickers directly to my photos. I love looking for places where things just fit— like the “Good Eats” die cut from the August 2017 Kit in the shape of the muffin tin in my photo.
 

 
If you want to see how it all came together, I created a process video! Enjoy and let me know how you like to keep things simple with your pocket scrapbooking!
 

 
Show us your pocket pages, using Elle’s Studio products, by sharing them on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Title Builder Fun with Allie Stewart

We are excited to have the Title Builder collection back in stock in the Elle’s Studio shop! This exclusive stamp set, along with coordinating alphabet stamp, wood veneer and acrylic words will make your titles simple to create. Today, Allie Stewart is here to show us that that’s not all the Title Builder products can do—they can even inspire your entire page design!
 
I love using the new Title Builder products! I’ve had fun mixing and matching the Title Builder stamp, alphabet stamp, acrylics, and wood veneers to create titles for my layouts. For today’s page, I used just the stamp to create my title and inspire my background!
 

Supplies | August 2017 KitAugust LabelsHeart Circle AcrylicsPuffy Heart StickersSummer Puffy StickersTitle Builder Wood VeneerTitle Builder StampTitle Builder Alphabet StampLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
There are so many title options available using the Title Builder Stamp, and it was hard to pick just one! I settled on “You Are My Favorite Adventure”, and stamped it on a journaling card from the August Kit.
 

 
Next, I created a background in Silhouette Studio by typing my title phrase in different fonts. I wanted the background to reiterate the title I loved so much! I kept the background white on white to keep it subtle. I added my picture, layers of tags and patterned paper, and mist splatters.
 

 
Finally, I added Puffy Heart Stickers and Heart Circle Acrylics, and the August Labels stamped with more Title Builder Stamp words, and one Title Builder Wood Veneer word. I had so much fun creating this page and using the Title Builder collection, and I know you will love it, too!
 

One Product Three Ways: Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers

Every month brings new product to the Elle’s Studio shop, and this month, we’re loving the new Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers! Today we have Jamie Leija, Jill Sprott and Laura Hager sharing how they used these fun 3″ x 4″ wood veneer pieces on their projects. Lets see what they created.
 

 
Supplies | August KitWood Veneer Pocket Fillers, So Awesome Puffy Stickers, Stanley Number StampHappy Birthday Stamp
 
Jamie | The Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers with their cut-outs are just begging to be layered! I used four 3″ x 4″ journaling cards from the August Kit to create the central part of this card. With all of the colors and patterns, I went light on the embellishing; adding only a puffy sticker and two die cuts. For the card base, I used the Stanley Number Stamp to add a graphic black and white pattern. I love the outline option!
 

 
Supplies | Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers, Heart Circle Acrylics, Tiny Heart StickersPuffy Heart StickersLive Laugh Love Stamp, Live Laugh Love Puffy StickersStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Yes to This Stamp
 
Jill | Although the Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers are ideal for pocket pages, they can also serve as bold accents on a layout. Rather than use the card and its die-cut center piece on separate projects, I featured them both on this page, first painting the heart and then giving it a boost by backing it with foam tabs. The card also makes a great home for a title, as I discovered in stamping the page title on the space above and below the heart on the card. The border around the journaling, photo, and title block builds on the heart motif, gathering together an assortment of acrylic, stamped, and sticker hearts.
 

 
Supplies | Wood Veneer Pocket FillersIn the News Journaling TagsSunny Days Journaling TagsPuffy Heart Stickers, June Labels, Fun Outdoors Wood Veneer Words, Black Puffy Alphabet StickersHello Sunshine Stamp, Title Builder Stamp, Everyday Adventures Exclusive Class Stamp
 
Laura | The Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers are one of my favorite products from the August products. I wanted to use the cut out of the heart to hold some details and act as a header for my description of the day. I thought about having a photo peek though, but I decided to add text. I used a typewriter to add a title to a label and stapled it with my tiny attacher. The Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers are so fun. I added a “K” and a Puffy Heart Sticker to make the middle of the pocket filler pop! To tie in the wood into the rest of the layout, I added the “HIKE” Fun Outdoors Wood Veneer Words to the top photo. It was used to add the word with my tiny attacher. I kept with the heart theme by adding several Puffy Heart Stickers.
 
Stamping is my favorite scrapbooking technique, so I made sure to use a lot of different stamp sets. My favorite for this layout was the Hello Sunshine Stamp. The Instagram-themed stamps were perfect!
 
I love how this layout turned out! The natural color of the wood matched so well with my desert pictures. It was a perfect way to document a special day.
 
We can’t wait to see how you use the Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers! Be sure to post your project, using this fun new product on Instagram, using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Design Team Inspiration Using the NEW August 2017 Kit!

We are so excited about our brand new August 2017 exclusive kit and extras, but even more excited to share the projects our design team made with their new supplies! Let’s take a look!
 

 
Yum by Neela Nalam – supplies used | August 2017 KitSo Awesome Puffy StickersTiny Heart StickersYes to This StampWood Veneer YumLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Funko Pop Fam pocket page by Andrea Gray – supplies used | August 2017 Kit, In the News Journaling Tags, In the News StampAugust LabelsSo Awesome Puffy Stickers, Summer Puffy Stickers, Puffy Heart StickersStanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Everyday Adventures Class Stamp
 

 
Summer mini album by Melissa Mann – supplies used | August 2017 KitWood Veneer Pocket FillersAugust LabelsHeart Circle AcrylicsSo Awesome Puffy Stickers, Yes to This StampIn the News Stamp, Letter and Number Stickers – Black, Letter and Number Stickers – White, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet StickersLive Laugh Love Puffy Stickers
 

 
Elizabeth by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | August 2017 Kit, Wood Veneer ClipsSo Awesome Puffy Stickers, Tiny Heart Stickers, Yes to This StampTitle Builder StampLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love Cutouts
 

 
Farmer’s Market traveler’s notebook page by Daniela Dobson – supplies used | August 2017 KitTiny Heart Stickers, So Awesome Puffy StickersHeart Circle Acrylics, Live Laugh Love Washi Tape Stickers, Grey Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Title Builder StampLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Clouds by Jen Schow – supplies used | August 2017 KitTiny Heart StickersAugust LabelsStanley Alphabet Stamp – OutlineIn the News Stamp, Vellum Hearts and Stars
 

 
Enjoy by Alissa Fast – supplies used | August 2017 KitHeart Circle AcrylicsWood Veneer Pocket FillersAugust Labels, Enjoy AcrylicLetter and Number Stickers – BlackLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Project Life Week 28 by Candace Perkins – supplies used | August 2017 KitHeart Circle AcrylicsWood Veneer Pocket Fillers, Wood Veneer ClipsEnjoy AcrylicSo Awesome Puffy StickersYes to This Stamp
 
Fav Disney Food by Allie Stewart – supplies used | August 2017 Kit, So Awesome Puffy StickersTiny Heart Stickers, Wood Veneer Yum, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers
 

 
YUM by Nancy Damiano – supplies used | August 2017 KitWood Veneer Yum, So Awesome Puffy StickersSummer Puffy Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Letter and Number Stickers – BlackIn the News StampYes to This Stamp, Love This Life Stamp
 

 
7-26-17 by Maggie Massey – supplies used | August 2017 KitIn the News Journaling Tags, In the News StampSo Awesome Puffy Stickers, File Under StampWood Veneer ClipsStanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline
 

 
A Story About MIM by Laura Hager – supplies used | August 2017 KitYes to This StampHeart Circle Acrylics, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers
 

 
Yay! by Jill Sprott – supplies used | August 2017 Kit, August LabelsYay Acrylic
 
Stay tuned for more August Kit inspiration from our design team next week!