Introducing Title Builder Vol. 2!

We are excited to announce that we have expanded our Title Builder collection and volume two of these fun and versatile products are now available in our shop! Here’s a closer look at these items that we’ve made in collaboration with Meghann Andrew:

Our Title Builder products are specifically designed to help you come up with and create creative titles on your layouts, pocket pages, traveler’s notebooks, and more! Volume two of our collection includes a 6 x 8 inch stamp, wood veneers, and acrylics! These can be purchased separately, or together in our Title Builder Vol. 2 Bundle, specially priced with a 15% discount, while supplies last!

Our Title Builder products are designed to create titles using a mix of stamped words and phrases, acrylic and wood veneer together. You’ll have endless possibilities by varying your words and ink colors, along with adding alphabet stickers and stamps!
When you purchase the Title Builder stamp or bundle, you will also receive a PDF file that you can print at home, with 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!
We have designed these products for use on traditional scrapbook layouts, and to fit in your traveler’s notebooks and pocket pages! If you need to create a filler tag title to introduce your pocket page story, look no further than our Title Builder products!

 

These brand new products are available in our shop today, along with a special bundle price where you can save 15% (please note: bundle available while supplies last)!

We were also able to restock a limited amount of our original Title Builder bundle!

Our Volume 2 edition of our Title Builder products were designed to work with our original edition and when you combine the two products together, your title possibilities are truly endless!

 

 

 

We are so excited to be adding a second volume to our Title Builder collection today and we have enjoyed seeing how loved and useful our first edition was for adding titles to your projects! So, we can’t wait to see what titles you create with the addition of our second volume! Be sure to post your project photos using Title Builder Vol. 2 on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, and watch our blog, where our design team will be sharing lots of Title Builder Vol. 2 inspiration with you!

Documenting A Day of Going, Seeing and Doing with Tracey Fox

Our monthly kits are full of beautiful colors, but that doesn’t mean that you have to use all of them on your projects! The new layout that Tracey Fox is here to share with us shows that going monochromatic can be just as beautiful as using multiple colors! Let’s see what she created:
 
My 12″x12″ albums are full of traditional scrapbook layouts instead of pocket pages, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t arrange photos, 3″x4″, and 4″x6″ tags on a page in a way that’s inspired by pocket scrapbooking. And the tags in the April Kit are so awesome, I wanted to feature as many of them as I could by adhering them side by side with my photos to cover the entire layout.
 

 
Supplies | April 2018 Kit, Currently Wood Veneer Tabs, Everyday Goodness Stickers, Dated Stamp, Noteworthy Wood Veneers, All the Details Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
Just like every month’s Elle’s Studio kit, the April Kit is simply bursting with brilliant colors that coordinate perfectly with past products and current collections. Inspired by the beautiful “go, see, do” and “what is life but one grand adventure” 3″x4″ tags in the kit, I chose to focus on just the beautiful greens and grays on this layout about a wonderful day off with my best friend. I edited my photos to black and white and printed them in 3″x4″ and 4″x6″ so they would match and line up perfectly with the tags.
 

 
The tags I chose to use on the page contained the perfect prompts to tell the story of a really fun day I took off work to spend with my best friend Katie: where we ate out, went to a movie, played video games, and enjoyed each other’s company. I especially love how the “today’s schedule” tag allowed me to fill in a hour by hour account of our awesome day together.
 

 
After I adhered all of the photos and tags edge to edge on the page, I embellished the layout with the Currently Wood Veneer Tabs, diecuts from the April Kit, and some of the Everyday Goodness Stickers.
 

 
My home photo printer prints photos slightly smaller than 4″x6″, so I was left with a bit of excess space on my 12″x12″ canvas. It would have been fine to just cut the page down, but instead, I decided to use a black and white plus sign-patterned border strip from one of the papers in the Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection to decorate the left hand side of the layout and break up the grid design ever so slightly.
 
Have you ever tried isolating just one color from the monthly kit in order to tell a story on a monochromatic layout? It’s a fun challenge to meet, and the result is super cool! Thanks for joining me today. I can’t wait to see what you create with the April Kit and extras!
 

Documenting a Noteworthy Story with Susan Brochu

Our design team is loving our newest Noteworthy collection, and we love the way that they’re telling their stories with it! You’ll love the project we have to share with you today! Susan Brochu is getting creative with Noteworthy in such a colorful way, and we know you’ll be inspired to re-create this page using a simple circle punch! Let’s take a look:
 
Hey everyone! I’m happy to be here today to share a layout I made with the newest Elle’s Studio collection, Noteworthy! This is such a fun collection that I had a hard time choosing my favorites, but I solved my dilemma by using a little bit of everything!
 

 
Supplies | Noteworthy Double-sided Journaling TagsNoteworthy Bits and PiecesNoteworthy Wood VeneersNoteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
I couldn’t limit myself to just one or two Noteworthy patterned papers so I put 15 (yes, 15!) of them from the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack and Paper Collection on my page using my favorite circle punch. I arranged the circles in a grid and stitched them on white cardstock.
 

 
There are plenty of fun embellishments in the collection: puffy stickers, wood veneer, die-cuts and epoxy stickers, too! I chose a couple of each variety to add a tone-on-tone finishing touch to several of the circles.
 

 
I matted the page on one of the patterns from the Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection that I trimmed to 8-1/2″ x 11″, and I left an opening at the top so that I could slip in my journaling.
 

 
I wrote my story on one of the Noteworthy Double-sided Journaling Tags and stapled a Noteworthy Wood Veneer piece to the top.
 

 
The Noteworthy collection is filled with colorful and versatile designs so you’ll be able to use it for any kind of paper-crafting project. From pocket scrapbooking to traditional layouts to cards, you’ll definitely find what you need in this collection!
 

Currently in Pockets with Jamie Leija

Documenting the “here and now” has really gained popularity in paper crafting, and our new Currently Stamp gives you all of the prompts to capture what life looks like right now. Jamie Leija used it to document her “currents” in a pocket page, with amazing results! Let’s take a look at what she created:
 
Hiya! It’s Jamie and boy do I love a good “currently” page. I love looking back in my scrapbooks and seeing these little snapshots of everyday life—things that might not have made it into my pages otherwise!
 

 
Supplies | April 2018 Kit, Everyday Goodness Stickers, Banner Stickers, Adventure Puffy Stickers, Currently Stamp
 
I created this double 6″ x 8″ pocket page using the April 2018 Kit, extras and Currently Stamp. I love that I’ll be able to use this set again and again!
 

 
The April Kit also featured a 3″ x 4″ journaling tag with the “Currently” design. I used it as the jumping off point, then embellished the page with the stamp set.
 
I didn’t have photos for all of the categories, so I covered up “eating” and “creating” with stickers and bits of journaling tag that I’d cut out. You’d never really know it except for a little bit of white peeking out!
 

 
I ended up adding more journaling than I originally thought. Although I didn’t have a photo for “thinking” or “feeling” I was able to capture those sentiments with some journaling.
 
And not fear, I intentionally stamped “feeling” upside down to add a bit more visual interest!
 

 
One of my go-tos when it comes to pocket pages is to adhere things on top of the page protector. In this photo, the “this was amazing” die cut from the April Kit, puffy hearts from the Adventure Puffy Stickers and star Everyday Goodness Sticker are all on top of the plastic. I like things in neat, tidy boxes but I also like to create continuity between them and putting things on top of the pockets helps me to do that!
 

 
Even though my photos told most of the story, I still had a few things to say about each one, so I grouped them together on one journaling tag and stamped the corresponding word (in the color I used for their label) directly onto the tag.
 
I’ll definitely turn to this stamp set again and again. It’s a must-have for capturing the little things in life!
 

“Inspired By” with Nathalie Leonelli

Inspiration is everywhere, and especially in the projects that our design team creates! In this monthly blog post, we challenge a design team member to be inspired to create based off of a project created by a fellow teammate, with stunning results! Today we have Nathalie Leonelli sharing a traveler’s notebook page that she created based on a project by Jess Forster. Let’s take a look at the result:
 
I love the “Happy Heart” pocket page spread that Jess Forster created with the March 2018 Kit and I thought it would be fun to transform it into a traveler’s notebook spread. First let’s have a look at what Jess created:
 

 
I kept the same design but adapted it to a traveler’s notebook size, while keeping my favorite aspects of her project:
 

 
Supplies | April 2018 Kit, Everyday Goodness Stickers, Banner Stickers, Wood Veneer CamerasYellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Adventure Puffy StickersTwinkle Puffy Stickers, Currently Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp, Happy Moments Stamp, Noteworthy Stamp, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
I used a full size photo on the left side which I edited to black and white. I also wanted to make my spread monochromatic like hers, but went with yellow instead of teal.
 

 
I liked how Jess added her title and embellishments directly on the photo so I did the same using the Currently StampYellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers and Everyday Goodness yellow sticker strip.
 
On the right page, I cut down several tags from the April Kit and also pulled a yellow patterned paper from the brand new Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack. I fed it into my typewriter to add my journaling first, then stamped “for the record” with the Happy Moments Stamp and added a geotag puffy sticker from the fun Adventure Puffy Stickers.
 

 
I played with several stamp sets—Mini Dated, Currently and Happy Moments— to add details here and there and, after hesitation, decided to ink a Wood Veneer Camera in black to add more contrast. A Banner Sticker and Twinkle Puffy Sticker finished off the right side.
 

 
Thank you, Jess, for inspiring me! This was such a fun exercise. I‘d like to encourage you to think outside the box and maybe look at pocket pages as inspiration for traveler’s notebook spreads or layouts.
 
By the way, if you ever want to visit the medieval city of Sarlat in the Southwest of France, don’t go on market day!
 

A Favorite Adventure Documented with Guest Laureen Wagener

Hi friends and welcome back to a new post from me, Laureen! I am really happy to be back on the blog to share yet another project I made as a guest designer with you!
 
Todays project is a fun one! I love using large photos on my layouts and then embellishing along the top and/or bottom of the photo.
 

 
I decided to also use that design idea for this project to showcase all the different beautiful embellishments in the Noteworthy collection and the April 2018 Kit and add-ons.
 
My printer only prints up to A4 pages, so I printed a picture from a trip to Paris walking along the Seine, having an awesome view of the Eiffel Tower and used the embellishments to really emphasize my picture.
 

 
Supplies | April 2018 Kit, Vellum Sentiments, Adventure Acrylic, Noteworthy Word Labels, Noteworthy Bits and Pieces, Noteworthy Wood Veneers, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers
 
I began by laying down all the pieces I’d like to use. I love the Vellum Sentiments and needed to use them in one way or another, same as the Noteworthy Puffy Stickers and the Adventure Acrylic, which found its way onto my page as part of my title. It wouldn’t stay adhered to my page, so I stitched it down by wrapping some thread around a couple letters to hold it
in place. I also used the “favorite” Noteworthy Puffy Sticker and built my title by overlapping the two embellishments.
 

 
I continued layering up my embellishments to not only use as many as possible, but to also hide my photo edges. This is a great way of creating an interesting and eyecatching design.
 

 
Aren’t those Vellum Sentiments so much fun?! They look beautiful on the page and I love how the colors pop off of the white cardstock. To hide my glue I used to adhere the circle, I added a couple of different embellishments around or on top of the vellum piece. This is also a great way to build up some little clusters that catch the eye and to add layers, which also adds more dimension and different textures!
 

 
Have you ever worked with large pictures like this? If yes, how do you like to set up your page? If not, would you give it a go? I’d love to see your take on full page photos!
 
Have a great day and happy crafting!
 

 
My name is Laureen, I am in my early twenties and from beautiful Germany. I am in school to become a physical therapist and besides all that studying and waiting for my train to take me home, I like to get crafty! I discovered scrapbooking in 2013 and immediatly fell in love with it! Due to a lack of time, I needed to stop, but rediscovered the beauty of it in 2016 while going through chemo as a treatment to beat my cancer. It helped distract me from all the bad things and pain and brought back so much joy! Now I can’t stop and am loving all the memories I have in albums!
 
My favorite things are enamel dots, because they are like little sugary treats you sprinkle around your page, spray mists and unique embellishments such as wooden pieces or acrylic embellishments. My all time favorite color is yellow and whenever I get a piece of yellow paper or embellishment it will for sure end up on my project!
 
You can find more of my work at my Instagram feed, my blog, and my YouTube channel!
 
Be sure to follow all of Laureen’s links above to see more of her work, and come back next week, when she will share her final guest designer project with us. You won’t want to miss it!

April Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

The inspiration from our design team continues today with a fresh round of projects using the April 2018 Kit, add-ons and new Noteworthy collection! Let’s take a look at what they’ve created:
 

 
August ’09 by Laura Wonsik – supplies used | April 2018 KitBanner StickersAdventure Puffy Stickers, Monthly Puffy Stickers
 

 
April pocket page by Melissa Mann – supplies used | April 2018 Kit, March LabelsVellum Sentiments, Black Cardstock Alphabet StickersAdventure Puffy StickersYellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Adventure AcrylicCurrently Stamp, Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers
 

 
Adventure by Heather Leopard – supplies used | April 2018 Kit, Currently Wood Veneer TabsEveryday Goodness StickersAdventure Puffy Stickers, Adventure AcrylicNoteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy Epoxy Stickers, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Weeks 1 and 2 pocket page spread by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | April 2018 Kit, April LabelsMarch Labels, Black Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Light Gray Cardstock Alphabet StickersBanner StickersEveryday Goodness StickersAdventure Puffy StickersYellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Acrylic StarsMini Dated StampCurrently Stamp
 

 
Aaron Reads traveler’s notebook spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | April 2018 Kit, April Labels, Everyday Goodness Stickers, Banner StickersAdventure Puffy Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet StickersCurrently StampMini Dated Stamp
 

 
Adventure by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | April 2018 KitAdventure Puffy Stickers, Adventure AcrylicAcrylic StarsNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
The Flower by Andrea Gray – supplies used | April 2018 Kit, Currently StampNoteworthy Double-Sided Journaling Tags, Noteworthy Bits and PiecesNoteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Seinfeld at Sea by Tracey Fox – supplies used | April 2018 KitCurrently Wood Veneer TabsBanner Stickers, Everyday Goodness StickersAdventure Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy Bits and Pieces, Noteworthy Wood VeneersNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Stanley Alphabet Stamp — Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp — Solid
 

 
July 2016 by Laura Wilson – supplies used | April 2018 KitEveryday Goodness Stickers, Adventure Puffy Stickers, Yellow Puffy Alphabet StickersNoteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy Stamp
 

 
Wonderful Day by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | April 2018 Kit, Banner Stickers, Everyday Goodness StickersAdventure Puffy StickersLittle Acrylic HeartsCurrently StampMini Dated Stamp, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
What beautiful projects! We hope you’ve been inspired to create with your April kit and extras as soon as they arrive! Be sure to post what you create on Instagram, and use the hashtag #EllesStudio to get the chance to be featured here on the blog, and win a $10 gift certificate to the shop!
 
Check back tomorrow when our April guest designer, Laureen Wagener, will be sharing her newest layout! 

Documenting a Noteworthy Milestone with Andrea Gray

Hey friends! Today I am sharing 6″ x 8″ pocket page spread featuring so many new goodies from the April Kit and extras, as well as the Noteworthy collection!
 

 
Supplies | April 2018 Kit, April LabelsYellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Gray Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Mini Dated Stamp, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Noteworthy Stamp
 
This layout began with a photo of my work desk. Because all the yellow popped from my photo, I grabbed lots of yellow and teal supplies from the April Kit and added grey as my neutral color! This little cluster with a label from the April Kit, puffy heart and “today” from the Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, and the coolest plus signs from the Noteworthy Stamp makes a great focal point at the corner of my photo.
 

 
I used the 3 colors together throughout the layout to keep a sense of flow and loved finding new ways to cluster up the colors. Here I placed three April Labels on the edge of a 3″ x 4″ filler that I created with the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack. On the opposite page, I used the “today’s schedule” tag from the April Kit and the Yellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers to list the where I am in a typical day.
 

 
Keeping with the same use of colors, I punched some half circles from the patterns in the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack and layered them along the bottom of my journaling tag topping them with a Noteworthy Puffy Sticker. I don’t scrapbook much about my work life, but nearly 10 years at the same place is something to be documented!
 

 
As always, I thoroughly enjoyed creating with the colors and supplies from the April Kit  and extras and the Noteworthy collection!
 
Thanks for being here today! See you next time!
 

Documenting Real Life, In Color with Suzanna Stein

We have to take both the good and the bad that comes with real life, so why not document it, too? Suzanna Stein is here today, to share a new pocket page spread that she created to document her chronic illness, and she used the April 2018 kit and add-ons, as well as the new Noteworthy collection to add a bit of color to her not-so-great memories. Let’s see what she created:
 
Hey crafty pals, it’s Suzanna here! I’m so excited to be back on the Elle’s Studio blog today sharing a pocket page layout I created with the April Kit & add-ons, plus a few goodies from the new Noteworthy collection!
 

 
Supplies | April 2018 Kit, April Labels, Everyday Goodness StickersEnamel DotsNoteworthy Double-Sided Journaling Tags, Noteworthy Word Labels, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy Wood Veneers, Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers, Noteworthy Stamp 
 
For this layout, I wanted to create another set of pages for my autoimmune album. The cheerful and bold colors in this kit were perfect for documenting this particular story!
 

 
Each of my photos on this layout comes from a different day. I was focusing more on the overall story, than the dates the photos took place. For this reason, I didn’t worry too much about adding a date to each of them, I just noted that they are from 2018.
 
After embellishing my photos, I went back in and started choosing the tags that would accompany them.
 

 
This “Here & There” tag from the is April Kit one of my favorites – the space on the bottom of the tag was perfect for a little title stamping.
 

 
I made sure to have two cards that would be specific for journaling. The first tag has the bulk of my journaling, where I share my thoughts on the story. On the second tag, I did a bullet point-style list where I wrote a little note about each of the photos in the layout, and added the numbers with the Noteworthy Puffy Stickers.
 

 
I love the way that the details tag turned out! That yellow grid patterned tag is subtle, but still gives a pop of color and interest, and I added the stamped “details” word from the Noteworthy Stamp.
 

 
I really love the way this layout turned out and the fact that I was able to use these bold and bright colors to document real life (sometimes not-so-great) moments—I like to think it makes those moments a little brighter and happier!
 

Colorful Columns + Process Video with Heather Leopard

We love it when a particular product inspires an amazing layout design, and today we have design team member Heather Leopard here to “WOW” us with her latest scrapbook layout, which started with the Vellum Sentiments. Let’s see what she created, and be sure to watch her process video below!  
 
Hi friends! It’s Heather Leopard here, feeling like I struck gold with this rainbow-inspired layout using the April 2018 Kit, add-ons and the Noteworthy collection.
 

 
Supplies | April 2018 Kit, Vellum Sentiments, Banner StickersAdventure Puffy StickersYellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Acrylic Stars, Noteworthy Bits and PiecesNoteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy Epoxy Stickers, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12×12 Paper Collection 
 
This layout was inspired by the colorful Vellum Sentiments. I played around with placing them in a line on the side and in a random pattern around the paper but once I started looking at the photos I wanted to use, the design just fell into place. The circles measure 2.25″ x 2.25″ so I decided to cut strips of color-coordinated patterned paper from the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack and Noteworthy 12×12 Paper Collection in 2″ x 11″ strips, making it look like the color was dripping out of the vellum circles, kind of similar to art you sometimes see made with crayon drippings. That was not my plan but this reminds me of that.
 

 
Prior to adhering the paper strips, I adding fun stitched patterns. Each stitched pattern follows the design in the paper, from connecting dots in the Noteworthy Puffy Stickers  to “+” signs to circles.
 

 
Next, I printed 8 photos measuring 2″ x 3″. Yep, 8 photos! I spaced them out in a pattern with 3 across the top and bottom and 2 in the middle. I used the paper strips as my guide to align the photos, which made it easy-peasy.
 

 
To finish it off, I added embellishments in the same color as the patterned paper, from the Banner Stickers, Adventure Puffy StickersAcrylic StarsNoteworthy Bits and Pieces, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers and Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers, tucking some behind and over photos and popping others up to add dimension. Color-blocking embellishments in their matching column gave this page cohesive look.
 
I also created a process video for this layout, so be sure to watch to see how it all came together!
 

 
Thanks for stopping by today!