Our Magical Memories collection is now available in our shop!

We are so excited to reveal our newest collection: Magical Memories! Our new collection features the perfect colors and sentiments to capture all your special memories at the park! It has 6 x 6 papers, a 6 x 8 inch stamp, journaling tags and die cuts, wood veneers, stamps, puffy stickers, and MORE! Here’s a peek at all of the products in this collection:

All of these new products are available, and shipping now, in our shop! To celebrate this BIG reveal, we will be including a little bit of extra magic with your package! Orders placed today (Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019) through Friday, May 24th 2019, will receive this special three-piece acrylic surprise pictured above! No coupon code required – we’ll add it to your package when your order ships!

We are so excited to celebrate this reveal with you and we can’t wait to see how you use this new collection to scrapbook all of your special memories! Make sure you share your projects with us in our Facebook group and use the #EllesStudio hashtag when posting on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our feed and win a gift certificate to our shop!

Documenting Baby with Nathalie Leonelli

At first glance, our May Kit and add-ons look like the perfect supplies to document your summer memories with their bright colors and play themes, but look closer, and you’ll see that this kit isn’t what it seems! It can be used to document any array of memories, as design team member Nathalie Leonelli is showing us today with a spread in her baby traveler’s notebook. Let’s take a look!

Hello, it’s Nathalie and I’m back to share a new layout created with the May 2019 Kit and add-on release. As you might have seen last month, I have started “the baby album I never made” in a traveler’s notebook insert (more details on my blog). I was so happy when I found in the May 2019 Kit and BBeautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack included the perfect colors for an old photo of my now 21 year old laughing his heart out at 3 months:

Supplies: May 2019 KitEveryday Goodness Epoxy Stickers, Read Phrase Stickers, Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, The Good Life Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Number Stamp – Solid and Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die, Large Jane Number Metal Die

On the right, I lined up several elements: patterned paper from the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, a tag from the May 2019 Kit and the star Read Phrase Stickeron the edge of the page. This was a nice way to anchor my design.

My favorite part is the title on the left page. I chose to stamp my letters and number onto vellum using the outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamp and Large Jane Number Stamp and die cut them with the matching metal dies. I just love the airy and ethereal effect. It makes a statement without taking away from my photo.

I then used one of the stamps from the new The Good Life Stamp to add a journaling spot directly on the yellow piece of patterned paper from the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack. I finished my layout with a few epoxy stickers and enamel dots from my stash, bringing some black touches into the mix for contrast.

I have a tendency to go for bright colors first, but I like that this kit and extras also gave me the option to create a more pastel look, perfect for a baby layout.

One more thing: I said it before and I’ll say it again, the Jane alphabet & numbers stamps and metal dies are absolutely my favorite! They are must haves. I guarantee you will be using them again and again!

Documenting Childhood Fun with Daniela

Our May 2019 Kit and add-ons have a fun, and playful feel, with outdoor themes perfect for this time of year when the weather is perfect! Design team member Daniela documented a memorable childhood moment in a perfect way with these new supplies, and we know it will inspire you to document your fun outdoor activities, too. Let’s take a look.

Hi friends, it’s Daniela again and today I want to share another layout created with the May Kit and extras with you. There are so many favorite pieces this month, so this layout came together quite easily!

I’m a huge fan of this month’s May 2019 Digital Cut Files. Since I had these pictures in my stash showing my son going on his first ride to the library all alone, I decided to use the die cuts that focus on playful free-time activities, and this is the result:

Supplies | May 2019 KitMay 2019 Digital Cut File, May LabelsMay Blank Label Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers – TealEveryday Goodness Epoxy StickersHand Drawn Acrylic HeartsBeautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper StackEveryday Phrases Vol. 2 StampNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Taking cues from the colors in my picture, I chose a green, blue and teal color scheme. I started the page by creating a background in these colors using liquid colors and placed the white cardstock die cut on top of it. Of course, I also added lots of bit and pieces to embellish the big title, like Everyday Goodness Epoxy Stickers.

To highlight the picture, I created several layers by using the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack and the May Labels. Everything is connected somehow and overlapping here and there so that there aren’t any lose elements on the page. This adds to a playful and happy style.

I also added more details and explanations of the documented situation by using the Everyday Phrases Vol. 2 Stamp in combination with Jane Alphabet Stickers and phrases cut from the tags found in the May 2019 Kit. Of course, there is also some journaling in black ink to tell the whole story.

All in all, I wanted to create a page with much to discover. The mixed media background, different layers, the big cut file and lots of bits and pieces help to create a cheerful and playful page that conveys the happy mood I wanted to preserve.

Have you already started using you May 2019 Kit and add-ons? If not, do so now! There is plenty of use in all these beautiful goodies and they are so much fun to work with. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Mixed Media Magic with Guest Nicole Kerr

We are excited to welcome back our May guest designer, Nicole Kerr, today, and her project is nothing short of magical. She’s combined our May 2019 Kit and extras in such an amazing way with her own mixed-media style! Let’s see what she created.

Hello crafty friends! It’s Nicole here and today I’m back with another project using lots of the fabulous, new May release products! Today, I’m creating another 12″ x 12″ layout for you, but this time, I’m focusing on primary colors, a little mixed media and the awesome May Cut Files! Let’s get started!

Supplies | May 2019 Kit, May Print and Cut Labels, May 2019 Cut Files, May Blank Label Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers – WhiteHand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Everyday Goodness Epoxy Stickers, Play Wood Veneer Words, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, The Good Life StampEveryday Phrases Vol. 2 Stamp

I first began by adding a thin layer of clear gesso on my background.  I applied this to the center top left to bottom right of the page.  I added the gesso because when I apply my mists and water, the gesso allows the colors to move around the page and mix together.  Sometimes if they mix too much together, I have to dab a bit of the color up with a paper towel so the colors don’t get “muddy.”  Some of the mist did overspray on to areas where there was no gesso, but I didn’t mind! I actually like the little splatters of color that it gave around the edges!

I let that completely dry over night before I moved on to the rest of my page.  Next, I tore pieces of the top left and bottom right of my white background paper and layered pieces of patterned paper from the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack behind it, as another layer. I chose a coordinating yellow and blue to match the mists I used in those areas.

Next, I cut “the good life” phrase three times using the May 2019 Cut Files with my cutting machine and glued all three layers together to create a thicker title, which I placed in the center of my layout.  Gluing three layers together helps give it more stability and dimension on the page. With all of the other color going on in the background, I chose to keep this white and not introduce a new color. Once in place, I added my photo with layers and also the journaling lines from The Good Life Stamp and the white Jane Alphabet Stickers on the bottom right for a subtitle. I finished my layout by adding color-coordinating embellishments, labels from the May 2019 Kit, tangled thread, a bit more stamping and a stitched zigzag border. Here are a few other close ups of my finished project:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ve had fun and been inspired! Until next week, happy scrapping! I can’t wait to see what you create!

Hello friends! My name is Nicole and I’m so very excited to be here!  I’m a 30-something mama of two boys and married to my hero and best friend of 14 years. I work in the Accounting and Marketing field by day and scrapbook and paint by night. After being introduced to the card making community about 9 years ago, my love for scrapbooking was found and has continued to grow over the years. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to inspire others thru my visions, creations and love of color. Never be afraid to show the world what it is that you create. There is no right or wrong…just be you! 

Come back next week to see Nicole’s final post using the May kit and extras! Until then, check out her latest projects by visiting her blog and Instagram feed!

May Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

Our design team is ready to inspire you with more projects created with the May 2019 Kit and add-ons, just in time for your creative weekend! Let’s take a look at the bright and beautiful layouts and pocket pages!

May 2018 pocket page (Part 1) by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | May 2019 KitMay Blank Label Stickers, Tiny Everyday Label StickersEveryday Goodness Epoxy StickersPink Puffy Alphabet StickersShapes and Dots Puffy StickersLarge Months of the Year Wood Veneers, Wood Veneer Speech Bubbles, Everyday Phrases Vol. 2 Stamp

Read 2019  by Candace Perkins – supplies used | May 2019 KitRead Acrylic,Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack

A Beautiful Sight pocket page spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | May 2019 KitHand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Everyday Goodness Epoxy StickersEveryday Phrases Vol. 2 Stamp

Read Julius Caesar by Wendy Antenucci – supplies used | May 2019 Kit, May LabelsEveryday Goodness Epoxy Stickers, Read AcrylicBeautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack

Last Day pocket page spread by Patricia Roebuck – supplies used | May 2019 KitMay Blank Label StickersEveryday Goodness Epoxy Stickers, Pink Puffy Alphabet StickersRead Acrylic, Play Wood Veneer Words, Everyday Phrases Vol. 2 Stamp

Read by Mary-Ann Maldonado – supplies used | May 2019 KitMay Labels, May Blank Label Stickers, Fuchsia Puffy Alphabet StickersEveryday Goodness Epoxy Stickers, Read AcrylicBeautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – StripesLarge Jane Alphabet Metal Die,Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Spring Beach Day pocket page spread by Sabrina Poole – supplies used | May 2019 KitEveryday Goodness Epoxy StickersPink Puffy Alphabet StickersTeal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Yellow Puffy Alphabet StickersShapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, The Good Life Wood Veneer, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Everyday Phrases Vol. 2 Stamp

Strawberry Picking Fun by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | May 2019 KitMay 2018 Cut Files, May Blank Label Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers – RedPink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Everyday Goodness Epoxy Stickers, Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsBeautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper StackThe Good Life StampEveryday Phrases Vol. 2 StampLarge Jane Alphabet Stamp – Stripes, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Solid

Yes, Girl by Ashley Laura – supplies used | May 2019 KitMay Blank Label Stickers, Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Everyday Goodness Epoxy Stickers, Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Solid

Share what you are creating with your newest supplies, using our hashtag #EllesStudio on Instagram, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, and stop by the blog all this week for more project inspiration!

A Beautiful Day with Tracey Fox

Patterned paper is a supply that you can use in such a creative way on your projects. Die cut it, punch it, cut it, or texturize it to your liking to make something amazing! That’s what Tracey Fox did with our newest paper stack, Beautiful Day, and she’s with us today to share what she created, based off of a fun day of game playing!

Don’t you just love 6 x 6 papers? Elle’s Studio’s 6 x 6 paper stacks are such a fun way to have lots of scaled down, coordinating patterns that look great when used together on your scrapbook pages. The latest 6 x 6 paper stack, Beautiful Day, is especially awesome! I loved using the colorful papers to create a game board look on this layout documenting a day of games and movies with my best friend for Galentine’s Day. 

Supplies | May 2019 Kit, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, May Labels, Play Wood Veneer Words, Everyday Goodness Epoxy Stickers, Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, The Good Life Stamp

I actually started with the title when making this page so that I would be able to build a design around it and the photos. I fussy cut out the script phrase “beautiful day” from the cover sheet of the 6 x 6 Paper Stack, popped it up on some foam adhesive, and paired it with the new Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers and the wood veneer word “play” from the set of Play Wood Veneer Words. Don’t forget to take a look at your product packaging while you create, because you never know when it might come in handy on your pages! 

Once I had my title and photos placed around the page, I used my paper trimmer to cut the 6 x 6 papers from the stack into a bunch small rectangles that I arranged in meandering curves around the layout, connecting the photos to each other as if they were stops along a fun and colorful game board!

I also grabbed the fun pie chart 3″ x 4″ tag from the May 2019 Kit and used my typewriter to add the names of the games my friend and I played during our fun day. My husband Dan saw the page as I was finishing it and had the brilliant idea that I should turn the pie chart into a spinner for the game board on my page! I stamped and cut out the arrow stamp from The Good Life Stamp set and placed it in the center of the pie chart with an enamel dot on top, and I love how it added another game-like element to my project!

To add some finishing touches on my page, I used three of the Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts and a bunch of the pretty Everyday Goodness Epoxy Stickers from this month’s release to add more color and dimension to the layout. 

I would love to see how you get creative with the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack! I hope you’ll share what you make in the Elle’s Studio Facebook group and use the #ellesstudio hashtag when you post your projects on social media. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Book Review with Jennifer McMurtrey

What was the last book that you read that truly moved you? The books that you find memorable can be easily and beautifully documented with our May 2019 Kit and extras, and today Jennifer McMurtrey is with us to show us how she did that. Let’s take a look!

Hello Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Jennifer here today with a layout about a subject near and dear to my heart—reading! Since I was a child, I have read just about anything I can get my hands on. While other kids were at the pool or playing sports during the summer, I was hauling bags of books to the used bookstore to trade in on more used books. When I opened this month’s kit and saw all of the goodies focused on reading, my heart skipped a beat. I’m a total nerd and proudly own it.

In recent years, I have switched to a Kindle so I am able to read late into the night without keeping my husband awake.  While I don’t have stacks of books on my nightstand, I knew I could still incorporate everything from the May 2019 Kit and add-ons into a project. 

Supplies | May 2019 Kit, Book Review Journaling Tags, Jane Alphabet Stickers – Teal, Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Read Acrylic, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Everyday Phrases Vol. 2 Stamp

My layout started on a piece of 8½” x 11″ cardstock that was splattered with watered-down black distress oxide ink. Next, I added layers of papers and tags. I chose to stick with the coral and teal color scheme with black and white accents to match my photo and the Book Review Journaling Tag. To get the photo of the inside book cover, I simply did a screen shot from the Kindle app on my phone and then printed it.

The book review itself was typed on my manual typewriter. I have to confess to using a few cards before I was able to get the placement of the text correct. The stars at the bottom of the tag are painted with more watered-down ink (the same as was used with the arrow stamps).

The Read Acrylic is my absolute favorite and I placed it front-and-center along the bottom edge of the photo. Because the white disappeared into the cardstock, I used the teal Jane Alphabet Stickers to give a pop of color.

The Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts were the final touch. I love everything about this layout and can’t wait to continue using the May 2019 Kit and add-ons to further document my love of reading!

I can’t wait to see how use this month’s kit and add-ons to create projects that capture your special memories. Be sure to use #EllesStudio when posting to social media so we can all enjoy your creations!

Sending The Good Life With Melissa Mann

Sometimes a simple sentiment and bright colors are all you need to brighten someone’s day, and the cards that Melissa Mann is here to share with us today would do just that! Let’s take a look.

Good morning, friends! It’s Melissa here with you today and I’m sharing a couple of cards that I created using the May 2019 Kit and add-ons!

Supplies | May 2019 Kit, Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, The Good Life Wood Veneer, The Good Life Stamp

Both of these cards feature the same sentiment, but in different mediums! I loved the The Good Life Wood Veneer and I loved that the sentiment was also featured in The Good Life Stamp!

These two cards came together super fast! For the card using the wood veneer piece, I layered patterned paper from the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack on top of green cardstock; I ran a piece of light blue card stock through my Big Shot using an embossing folder. I then layered two more circles on top of this and adhered them using pop dots. I glued The Good Life Wood Veneer to the top! Super quick and super easy!


For the second card, I used the sentiment from The Good Life Stamp. This time, I placed a block of patterned paper on top of the flowered pattern paper and then stitched the green cardstock block on top of that. Before I stitched it down, I stamped my sentiment on the green paper and used white embossing powder and my heat tool to get a beautiful embossed image on the front of this card. Three Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts finished this card off!

Now, all I need to do is slip these in an envelope and off they go to brighten someone’s day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Read The Good Life with Suzanna Lee

Everyday moments, sights and sounds in our life deserve to be recorded just like the big events, and this month’s kit and add-ons include products and themes to help us do just that. Today, design team member Suzanna Lee is with us to share how she’s documenting a common sight on her nightstand: her stack of books.

Hiya scrappy peeps! It’s Suzanna here today to share with you a project I created using the newly released May kit add ons! Each month when new kit comes out I think; “Wow! This is AMAZING!” and just when I think, “What is Elle going to come up with next to top this off?” she does just that! This month is no exception!

Supplies | May 2019 Kit, Read Phase StickersEveryday Goodness Epoxy StickersHand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Read Acrylic, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper StackThe Good Life StampEveryday Phrases Vol. 2 StampNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

One of the themes that really stood out to me when I opened this month’s kit was reading and I really wanted to take advantage of that opportunity to share a part of my current life story as it relates to reading: A snippet of life in a snapshot of the books currently on my night stand. The title themselves tell a story; the story of a woman who wants better.

The Read Acrylic is the perfect title for this page. I had toyed with the idea of a longer title that would have read “Read; to create the good life”, a truer reflection of what this page is about. However, the Serif font type of “read” with the script font of stamped “the good life” (from this month’s aptly named The Good Life Stamp) didn’t really lend to yet another font type.

The Read Phase Stickers with a few of the corresponding colored Everyday Goodness Epoxy Stickers were perfect punctuations of the “reading” theme to embellish the page. The left side of the page is simple with two layered pieces of the new Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack just released. I had cut a heart from the “innard” of the teal butterfly patterned paper which I removed to save every precious piece of these gorgeous supplies. Each of the more meaningful books on my nightstand are listed on the gray tag from the kit.

Several of the tags from the May 2019 Kit were perfect for layering on the right had side of the page. While I have been fairly transparent about my journey, there is still a need to protect the raw emotions I’m not brave enough to put out there. As such, the journaling on this one is hidden. By using washi behind the photo, I created an interactive element. Flip the photo left and the journaling is on the 3″ x 4″ tag from the kit underneath. 

A simple layout, really, easily created with the goodies found in this latest release. I hope you are inspired to investigate the May 2019 kit and add ons if you haven’t already. I also hope that you are taking the time to document YOUR good life! Your story is important and you are important!

Be sure to head over to my YouTube channel to see how this layout came together. Thanks for stopping in today!

Show us how you are documenting the stack of books on your nightstand with our May kit and add ons! Post your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio , or share your project in our Facebook group

Documenting The Good Life with Guest Designer Nicole Kerr

We are so excited to welcome Nicole Kerr to the Elle’s Studio blog as our guest designer this month! Nicole’s beautiful and colorful mixed-media style caught our eye, and we knew she would be the perfect person to create with our May kit and add-ons! Let’s take a look at her first project this month!

Hello crafty friends! It’s Nicole here and I am so excited to be guest designing for Elle’s Studio this month! I’ve had the May 2019 Kit and add-ons on my desk for the last couple of weeks and I hope the projects that I create this month inspire you! Let’s jump right in!

For my first project, I’ve created a 12″ x 12″ multi photo layout.  I am the type of scrapbooker that I tend to let the product inspire me first, then find pictures later. This project is a perfect example of that.  I knew when I started flipping thru the 6″ x 6″ papers in the Beautiful Day Paper Stack and 3″ x 4″ tags in the May 2019 Kit that I wanted to focus on a teal, orange and grey theme. Those colors instantly drew me in. What also caught my attention was the “outdoor” theme found in so many of the elements this month. Once I saw those, I knew I wanted to create a multi-photo layout from my son’s recent fossil excursion with his Poppy. Here’s a quick look at my finished layout:

Supplies | May 2019 Kit, May Print and Cut Labels, May Labels, Jane Alphabet Stickers – Black, Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Play Wood Veneer Words, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers,Everyday Goodness Epoxy Stickers, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, The Good Life Stamp, Everyday Phrases Vol. 2 Stamp

I chose a few patterned papers from the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack as well as three 3″ x 4″ tags from the May 2019 Kit.  I trimmed them all down to 3″ x 3″ squares and placed them on my white background evenly and as centered as possible. After playing with the color arrangements of the papers for a bit, I decided on keeping the darkest papers in the center “plus sign” of the page.  This helps naturally draw the eye to the center square, which happens to be where my title, “the good life,” is. This stamp came from the new The Good Life Stamp.

The darker four squares is where I chose to place my four favorite photos from this day. I used the other five squares for journaling, the date and areas to embellish. I also added quite a bit of texture to this layout without making the page very dimensional.  I did this by adding in the Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Play Wood Veneer Word, thread, border punches, May Print and Cut Labels, Everyday Goodness Epoxy Stickers, Shapes and Dots Puffy Sticker hearts and LOTS of machine stitching!

I also raised my photos up on a layer of foam adhesive as well as the stamped sentiment “the world is yours to explore” from the Everyday Phrases Vol. 2 Stamp. Even though I have slightly raised and dimensional elements, this page is still very flat and will fit into a page protector nicely while giving it that added textured appearance!

Lastly, I added a little journaling on the top left square as well as a subtitle using the Jane Alphabet Stickers in black. I also added in the “happy moments documented” stamp on the top right square with a May Label to document the date. With having a lot of bold, black elements all over my page and black and white photos, I felt this helped tie everything together and complete the layout!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to create something beautiful! Until next time, happy scrapping!

Hello friends! My name is Nicole and I’m so very excited to be here!  I’m a 30-something mama of two boys and married to my hero and best friend of 14 years. I work in the Accounting and Marketing field by day and scrapbook and paint by night. After being introduced to the card making community about 9 years ago, my love for scrapbooking was found and has continued to grow over the years. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to inspire others thru my visions, creations and love of color. Never be afraid to show the world what it is that you create. There is no right or wrong…just be you! 

Come back next week to see Nicole’s next project using the May kit and extras! Until then, check out her latest projects by visiting her blog and Instagram feed!