Documenting Your Own Adventures with Candace Perkins

Are you going on an adventure this summer? Maybe you’re hopping on a plane, or going on a long road trip. Or, you’re planning a stay-cation to relax and unwind? Don’t forget to document yourself in those memories! Candace Perkins is with us today to share how she did just that using the Title Builder collection and Travelogue Journaling Tags! Let’s take a look.
 
Hello again friends! It’s Candace back with you to share a fun project using the new Title Builder collection. I adore this new collection! It is perfect to combine words and phrases to create titles with interest and impact.
 

 
Supplies | July Kit, Everyday Circle Stickers, Title Builder Acrylic, Title Builder Wood Veneer, Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, Vellum Sentiments, Live Laugh Love Wood Veneers, Travelogue Journaling Tags
 
For my two-page spread, I started with a photo enlargement on the left side at 6″ x 8″. I wanted the spread’s title to stand out against the photo so I made the photo black and white and mixed the Title Builder Acrylic and Title Builder Wood Veneer elements.
 

 
On the right side of the spread I used circles as the main design idea. I punched 3″ and 2″ circles out of various tags from the Travelogue Journaling Tags. To balance the colors in the circles I added a few other circle embellishments like stickers, wood veneer, vellum shapes and die cuts. To stick with the circle theme, I typed my journaling in Photoshop inside a 2″ circle. For a little more interest I to popped up various circles on the page with dimensional adhesive.
 

 

 
I love that my husband snapped this picture of me and that I decided to be brave enough to tell the story: my story. I need to be better at telling my stories, I know that someday my kids will want to see me in the pages of our family scrapbook.
 
Have a beautiful day & tell YOUR stories!

Backyard Pocket Pages with Andrea Gray

We may have less time to document during the summer, but with the exclusive kits and extras that we offer every month, you have no excuse for letting those summer memories go undocumented! Today, Andrea Gray is showing how she’s documenting in pockets with the July Kit and add-ons. Let’s see what she created.
 
Hi, friends! I hope you’ve been loving you summer so far! Today I’m sharing a fun pocket page using the new July Kit + extras from Elle’s Studio!
 

 
Supplies | July Kit, Love This Life Stamp, Wood Veneer Cameras, Summer Puffy Stickers, Cork Tags, Title Builder Stamp, Title Builder Wood Veneer, Title Builder Acrylic, Summer Stamp
 
The color combos in this kit are wildly summer— blues, reds and shades of red are perfect for outdoor photos! So I captured a day in the backyard.
The title card here is made from the Title Builder supplies (stamps, wood and acrylic pieces to help you build titles) and I loved stacking them and mixing them up with die cuts and washi to add color!
 

 
These lined journal tags always become a favorite because it’s the right amount of space for journaling as well as a space for a fun title and embellishments! I added the “love this” circle stamp from the Love This Life Stamp and a puffy + sign from the Summer Puffy Stickers to pull in some color!

 
I couldn’t NOT use this adorable Cork Tag—layering and decorating around it was so much fun!
 

 
Of all of the 3″ x 4″ tags in the July Kit, this multi-colored striped one is my fave! Those colors all together make my heart so happy! The circle inside provides a canvas for so many possibilities so I decided to add a heart die cut and stamp right over it!
 

 
You have so many possibilities with the July Kit + extras and I’m excited to see how everyone is using them!
 
Hope you’re having a rad summer!

Title Builder Design with Jamie Leija

We are so excited to see ES fans use the Title Builder supplies on their layouts and pocket pages. Today Jamie Leija is sharing a layout that shows that the Title Builder Stamp (restock coming soon—click “email me” in the shop listing to get a notification when it is available!) is not just for creating titles! Let’s take a look.

Hiya, it’s Jamie and today I’m sharing a 12″ x 12″ layout created using the Title Builder Stamp.
 

 
Supplies | Title Builder Stamp, July Labels, Everyday Circle Stickers, Summer Puffy StickersVellum Hearts and Stars, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love Enamel Dots
 
I LOVE a good text based pattern. And the Title Builder Stamp is such a perfect set to create your own custom design. I used the stamp set, black ink and white cardstock to make my pattern. I stamped the phrases “Treasure these Happy Moments,” “Adore these Moments,” “Capturing Us,” “Documenting Important Moments,” and “Love Capturing these Moments” over and over again. Then I stamped a “Saturday” here in there from the Today Stamp to fill in space.
 

 
Once I created my pattern, I cut three large circles from the design and arranged them around my page. Then I hand stitched around them using light blue, navy and purple ink— the color scheme I went for on this page.
 

 
I printed three photos and arranged one on each of the circles. These are also where I created embellishment clusters using die cuts, stamps, puffy stickers and enamel dots.
 

 
For the title, I stamped “Favorite Moment” in a navy ink to help it stand apart. Then I hand wrote my journaling to add more variety on this text heavy page.

Design Team Inspiration with the July Kit!

How about one more round of inspiration from our design team using the  July Kit and add-on items? With such varied projects, there’s something for everyone here!


 
You Shine So Bright by Allie Stewart – supplies used | July 2017 KitWood Veneer Cameras, You Shine So Bright Acrylic, Little Acrylic Stars, Arrow Stickers, Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, Live Laugh Love Puffy Stickers
 

 
More of This traveler’s notebook by Andrea Gray – supplies used | July 2017 KitLove this Life Stamp, July Labels, Summer Stamp
 

 
Documenting My Story traveler’s notebook by Daniela Dobson – supplies used | July 2017 Kit, Everyday Circle Stickers, Little Acrylic StarsLove this Life Stamp, Title Builder Alphabet StampTitle Builder Stamp, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper CollectionLive Laugh Love Puffy Stickers
 

 
Birthday Cards by Jamie Leija – supplies used | July 2017 Kit, Summer Puffy StickersLove this Life Stamp, Happy Birthday Stamp
 

 
Beach Treasure by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | July 2017 Kit, Love This Life PrintablesSummer Puffy Stickers, July LabelsEveryday Circle StickersLittle Acrylic StarsLove this Life StampTitle Builder Stamp, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline,
 

 
Treasure These Days by Melissa Mann – supplies used | July 2017 Kit, July Cut FileSummer Puffy StickersTitle Builder Stamp, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 

 
Around Here by Neela Nalam – supplies used | July 2017 Kit, Summer Puffy StickersLove this Life StampTitle Builder Wood Veneers, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Our next exclusive kit will debut on August 10th, when we’ll share a fresh gallery of projects from our designers. Until then, stay tuned to the blog for even more inspiration and tips on how to use your July kit to document your summer memories!

Documenting the 4th of July with Laura Hager

We are excited to have Laura Hager with us today sharing how she was able to document the 4th of July holiday with a couple of tags and die cuts from of our July kit and some embellishments from our coordinating add-ons! Let’s take a peek!

Hey there! I’m Laura and I’m back to show you how I used the July kit and add-ons to create a Fourth of July layout! I was starting to print my photos, when I realized that my printer was out of ink. I only ended up being able to print one picture. I decided to use this as a creative challenge and to try to make the layout out of mostly journaling tags. This month’s kit was so fun! It was so bright and colorful. The whole kit wasn’t Fourth of July themed, but it had the perfect amount of red, white and blue. I collected all the pieces that had those three colors and started working on the layout!

Supplies | July kitcork tagssummer puffy stickers, and little acrylic stars

Jen Chapin’s layout inspired me to use the cork tag and the acrylic star. This was my starting point for the layout. I only had one 4 x 6 inch picture, so I knew I needed to use that. I pulled out the 4 x 6 journaling tag from the July kit. The stripes were visible through the cork tag, so I added white card stock to hide the lines on the card under the star.

The little stars in the Summer puffy stickers were perfect for adding extra details to the layout. I used the red and blue ones around the page. I love adding little details to make the page come together.

I used a gray list card from the July kit to document some special moments from this past holiday. My typewriter isn’t working, so I used a stamp and ink to make the words. Situations like this can be a little tedious, but the effort can always be seen in the work.

This holiday was such a fun day with my family! It was so fun to document. I always love using the Elle’s Studio products, because they are so cheerful! What will you be documenting with your July Kit?

Enjoying This Moment Scrapbook Layout by Daniela Dobson

Daniela Dobson is with us today sharing her newest layout she made highlighting our Title Builder Stamp and July 2017 kit! We are also excited to share that our Title Builder Stamp will be back in stock soon – Click here to add your email to our list to receive an email when it’s available!

Welcome to the Elle’s Studio blog post today. It’s Daniela here highlighting Title Builder Stamp set and July 2017 kit and extras. I created a layout where my title is front and center.

SUPPLIES | Title Builder Stamp, July 2017 Kit, Summer Puffy Stickers, Everyday Circle Stickers, Everyday Labels Puffy Stickers – Gray, Love This Life Stamp, Little Acrylic Stars, Live Laugh Love 12 x 12 paper collection, Live Laugh Love 6×6 paper stack, Everyday Adventures Mini Album Class with Stamp

I placed my photo in the top center of this 8.5 x 11 layout. The photo is layered with a journaling card from July 2017 kit, a doily and tissue paper from my stash.

I stamped the title with different ink colors to match the stripes in the journaling card under the photo. Then to get the title arranged as shown, I arranged all the words the way I wanted them and stamped each stamp, individually, with different ink color on the page. I embellished the bottom of the page with strips of paper, die cuts from July Kit, stickers and stamps.

If you missed our Title Builder stamp, it will be back in stock soon – Click here to add your email to our list to receive an email when it’s available!

Challenge Day

Welcome to the July 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.

Stand Out Title | Use a journaling tag to make your title stand out by either stamping on it like Jennifer Chapin did on this stunning layout, with our Stanley Solid and Outline Alphabet Stamps and Title Builder Stamp on a tag from our July 2017 kit, or by using one with the words already on it!

Use Your Stamps | Let’s get our stamps out and use them either on your project or directly on your photos like Melissa Mann did here on her beautiful pocket pages with our Love This Life Stamp and Summer Stamp.

Take Three | Use three of the same object on your next project like Neela Nalam did on this fun layout. She used three journaling tags from our July 2017 kit and Summer journaling tags, three Cork Tags, and three Summer Puffy Stickers!

Use multiple photos |  Sometimes it takes more than one photo to get the picture you’re looking for. Create a project that uses more than one photo like Candace Perkins did here on this fun layout!

Sketch Challenge | Use this sketch, inspired by Jill Sprott’s Comfort In Chaos layout, to create a project of your own! The repeating scallops make an eye-catching layered background – you could also try repeating stars, hearts, etc!

To post an entry to this month’s challenges, leave a comment on this blog post by August 15th 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!

Congrats to our winners who participated in our June Challenge Day! They are:
Get DimensionalJill Rugg
“Inspired By”Sandi Pressley
Create a Bold Title |  Super Stick Chick
Use a Split-Complementary Color Scheme Ashley
Sketch ChallengeClaudia

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!

Design Team Inspiration

Today we are thrilled to share with you another round of projects from our talented design team, using the new July 2017 Kit and add-ons – let’s take a look at what they created:

Good Day Sunshine layout by Jennifer Chapin – supplies used | July 2017 Kit, Love this Life Stamp, Summer Puffy Stickers, Everyday Circle Stickers, Summer Stamp, Little Acrylic Stars, Vellum Labels.

Fashion pocket pages by Laura Hager – supplies used | July 2017 Kit, Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, Title Builder Wood Veneers, Love this Life Printables.

Sleeping Cats layout by Jamie Leija – supplies used | July 2017 Kit, Little Acrylic Stars, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, Summer Puffy Stickers.

The Best Things pocket pages by Alissa Fast – supplies used | July 2017 Kit, Cork Tags, Summer Puffy Stickers, Summer Journaling Tags, Letter & Number Stickers – Black, Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, Title Builder Acrylics, Title Builder Wood Veneers.

Love Us layout by Candace Perkins – supplies used | July 2017 KitLove this Life Stamp, Cork Tags, Love this Life Printables, Little Acrylic Stars, Gray Puffy Alphabet Stickers.

You Shine layout by Maggie Massey – supplies used | July 2017 Kit, Wood Veneer Cameras, July Digital Cut FilesSummer Puffy Stickers, Dated Stamp, Live Laugh Love 12 x 12 paper.

Summer pocket pages by Nancy Damiano – supplies used | July 2017 Kit, Summer Journaling Tags, Summer Puffy Stickers, Summer StampWhite Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Wood Veneer Cameras.

So inspiring – we LOVE them! If you’re looking for more inspiration using the July Kit and extras, keep watching the blog here until our August Kit is revealed on August 10th. You can also check out our product listings were we have uploaded projects using each product! And if you have a project to share with us using our exclusive kits and shop items, make sure you share your creation on Instagram and use the hashtag #EllesStudio! You may be featured here on the blog and win a gift certificate to the shop!

Creating a Summer Tag Mini Album with Meghann Andrew

Do you ever see a product and know instantly what you’re going to create with it? Meghann Andrew did with our Cork Tags, and today she’s here to share her creation. Let’s see where her inspiration took her…

Hi there! It’s Meghann with you today, and I am excited to show you more of the mini album I created using some fun, new product in the shop this week!

Supplies | July 2017 Kit, Cork TagsSummer Puffy Stickers, Everyday Circle StickersSummer Journaling TagsSummer Stamp, Love This Life StampDated Stamp, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack

As soon as I saw the new Cork Tags, my initial thought was, “I MUST make a mini album with those!” I chose the “summer” tag, and started off by backing it with the yellow pattern from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack. I then stamped “documented” and “2017” using the Dated Stamp and added just a few of the Summer Puffy Stickers. Easy!

The Cork Tags are 1-7/8″ or 1.875″ wide and 3-1/2″ tall.

I chose my photos and cropped them to the same dimensions as the tag. Three photos fit on each 4″ x 6″ page, which makes this mini album quite easy and inexpensive to create, since the cost of photos can certainly add up!

Using one of the Cork Tags as a guide, I simply snipped off the corners of my photos and added a hole punch.

When choosing my tags from the July 2017 Kit and Summer Journaling Tags, I used the tag shape to figure out where I was going to crop, so that I allowed space for journaling, or didn’t cut off any elements that I liked on the tag.

I then pulled together a few simple supplies and got to work to create the pages.

On the inside of the cover tag, I put another piece of the yellow pattern from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack to have the same pattern on the back and front. Backing the Cork Tag with two pieces of paper also helps it to stay quite rigid. I then used the Love This Life Stamp to stamp “around here” and added a die cut from the July 2017 Kit in the center. On the opposite page, the Summer Puffy Stickers topped a photo of my daughter swimming to my husband in the pool. The sayings on these puffies are perfect!

On the back side of the pool photo, I added the perfect tag from the Summer Journaling Tags, to which I added typed journaling to, along with the date. Who else has lots of play dates planned this summer? Don’t forget to document them! On the opposite page, that’s what I did with a photo of my daughter and her friends, with just a Summer Puffy Sticker placed at the front of their table.

I love the backside of the playdate photo. I topped the red stripe on the tag from the July 2017 Kit with a stamped heart from the Love This Life Stamp, popping it up with dimensional adhesive. On the opposite page, I topped of photo of my daughter relaxing by the pool with an Everyday Circle Sticker and Summer Puffy Stickers.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Elle’s Studio blog! To see the last three pages that I created, hop over to my personal blog to take a look!

We’d love to see what you are creating with the new July products! Share your creations, whether mini or not, on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

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Awesome Adventure Layout with Neela Nalam

Neela Nalam is with us today sharing how she used our Title Builder Stamp to create a fun repeating pattern for her newest layout! And, we have good news! Our Title Builder Stamp will be back in stock soon – Click here to add your email to our list to receive an email when it’s available!

One of the most exciting releases this month is the Title builder products. I couldn’t help but highlight the Title Builder Stamp with this project!

Supplies used: July 2017 Kit, Everyday Circle Stickers, Summer Puffy Stickers, Hello Sunshine Stamp, Title Builder Stamp, and  Live Laugh Love 12 x 12 paper.

I wanted to create a type stack with the words from the Title Builder stamp. I used my Misti Stamping tool to create the type stack. I then cut out smooth white stock into squares and then stamped the type stack onto them with black ink. I created a bunch of these squares and stuck them on a base cardstock that created a feel of patterned paper. I then needed to add a whole lot of color to this. I did this by adding the circle stickers and the puffy stickers. I also added strips from the bottom of the Live Laugh Love collection on either side of the layout to create a framed look.

As for the photo itself, I used my favorite technique of using larger photos on the layout. I also typed my journaling on the photo itself. I then added a die cut from the July kit on the photo to complete my layout.

If you missed our Title Builder stamp, it will be back in stock soon – Click here to add your email to our list to receive an email when it’s available!