Mother’s and Father’s Day Card Duo with Wendy Antenucci

With one holiday just passed, it’s time to start thinking about our parents! The next two months bring Mother’s and Father’s Day, and we have a range of products from our April kit and extras to make creating for our parents a cinch! Let’s take a look at the cards that Wendy Antenucci created today!

Hello everyone, it’s Wendy here today with some cards to send out for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  It’s a little early, but when I saw the Mom and Dad Wood Veneer, I knew it was time to create!

Supplies | April 2019 Kit, Butterflies and Flowers Puffy Stickers, Typewriter Keys Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Mom Wood Veneer, Dad Wood Veneer, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper StackWander Stamp

Both of my cards began with the wood veneers as they were so wonderful! I chose to keep the wood natural, but I did add a bow onto each piece.

The Mom card focused on a garden theme. I chose the floral papers from the Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack to enhance my garden and add a pop of color. The Butterflies and Flowers Puffy Stickers were the perfect addition to my garden as they allowed me to “plant” some flowers along the bottom edge of my card.  

An old stick pin through the pink bow with a small puffy sticker flower added an old fashioned boutonniere feel to the card. The yellow celebrate sticker from the Butterflies and Flowers Puffy Stickers was a bright and bold touch to spice up the garden.

My Dad card was made with the thought of an office theme in mind. I used a leftover clothespin to hold my 3″ x 4″ “Instagrammed” tag from the April Kit to the page, mixing old and new pieces.  

The Typewriter Keys Puffy Alphabet Stickers allowed me to customize my card, snuggling extra words around the wood veneer due to their cute size.  One final ticket and “simple joys” sentiment from the Wander Stamp held on with a staple completed the manly/office theme that I was going for.

Have you begun to think about Mother’s Day and Father’s Day yet? With the April kit and add-ons, there are so many touches that make sending cards for these special days a cinch!  

Show us the Mother’s and Father’s Day cards that you created using our April products! Share them in our Elle’s Studio Facebook group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Preview our Spring Sale!

Our SPRING SALE will start this Wednesday, April 24th at 8:00 am PST and will run until Sunday, April 28th at midnight or while supplies last. There will be a ton of can’t miss deals and most items will be limited, so you will want to shop early! Here is a quick summary:

30% to 90% OFF SELECT ITEMS: Select items will be on sale and prices will be already marked, so no coupon code is needed! Some of these items are retiring, too, so once they are sold out, we will not be restocking!

GRAB BAGS: We have a bunch of different types of grab bags to choose from. Our grab bags will include:

Scrapbooking Grab Bag – This bag may include some of the following items: cutouts, snippets, journaling tags, stickers, wood veneer, puffy stickers, etc. NO 12 x 12 papers or stamps are included in this bag. If you purchase more than one grab bag, you will receive duplicate items in the second bag.

Stamp Grab Bag – Each stamp grab bag includes three different 4 x 6 inch stamps. You can purchase 2 grab bags without receiving duplicate stamps.

Journaling Tag Grab Bag – This bag includes 30 tags in 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 inch sizes from our collections and exclusive monthly kits. You can purchase two grab bags without receiving duplicate tags.

Bits & Pieces Grab Bags – This bag includes a variety of die cuts on 4 x 6 inch sheets from our exclusive monthly kits. You can purchase two grab bags without receiving duplicate die cuts.

Mystery Kits: Pick up one of our exclusive kits for half the price and it will be a mystery on which one you receive! You can purchase two kits without receiving duplicate kits.

Mystery 6 x 6 paper stacks: Pick up a 6 x 6 paper stack for a great price and it will be a mystery on which one you receive! You can purchase two stacks without receiving duplicates.

DIGITALS: All of our digital classes, cut files, and printables will be 50%!

SHIPPING: Our shipping is based on the weight of your cart and we only charge what it costs us to ship your items. Our scrapbook grab bags are heavy and if your USA order is over 1 lb., your order will have to ship via Priority Mail due to the Post Office’s rules. Our site will quote you a shipping price before going through checkout.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an increase in orders during this sale, please allow us extra processing time. We will be shipping orders in the order that they are received. We will have extra help on hand to get the orders out as quickly as possible.

We hope to see you this Wednesday at our SPRING SALE!

Funny Moments with Mom with Mary-Ann Maldonado

Life isn’t just for documenting the serious moments, and today Mary-Ann Maldonado is showing just how awesome it can be to record the funny ones, too, using our April kit and extras! Let’s see what she created!

Hey there! Do you ever think to yourself, ‘how can that possibly be?’ Well, my mom and I had a recent discussion after getting purple blueberry ice cream. We both know that blueberries can be blue, but mostly they are purple. So, we decided they shouldn’t be called blueberries. Maybe purple berries! Who came up with the work pajamas? Or scrumptious? I could go on. It would take all day and with all the amazing goodies in the April Kit and add-ons, we don’t have time for that, do we?!

Supplies | April 2019 Kit, April 2019 Digital Cut File, Days of the Week Phrase Stickers, Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersButterflies and Flowers Puffy StickersGo See Do Acrylic, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die, Large Jane Number Stamp, Large Jane Number Metal Die, Family Fun 12 x 12 Paper Collection, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

I knew I wanted to create a play on colors with the blue and purple, so I made sure to layer both colors every time I used them.  Behind the Large Jane Alphabet words, around the entire layout as a base, and under the large heart Cut file.  

I only wanted to use the heart part of the “mom” heart die cut file, so I released the compound path and only used the outer part of the heart,  releasing it from the text on the inside.  I cut the heart three times, decreasing in size by 1/4″ each time.  

Along with the blue and purple, I added the beautiful raspberry color that is found throughout the April Kit. The Butterflies and Flowers Puffy Stickers had the cutest florals, so I had to add them to the embellishment cluster at the bottom of my page. Adding this lead me to include the 3″ x 4″ floral tag from the April Kit.

I trimmed the floral tag and tucked it in behind my photo. Then I layered this with the Days of the Week Phrase Stickers for a little more detail to my story. Not only does my title tell the story, but I added journaling to the top left corner of the layout to remember the specifics of the moment for years to come.  

I gotta tell ya, these Large Jane Alphabet Stamps and Metal Dies work perfectly with the April Kit, just like they did with March! I bet ya that they will work with May too!

Playing with Pastels with Daniela

Our special sets of journaling tags, like the Pastel Labeled Journaling Tags are perfect for coordinating with the April 2019 Kit, and using when you need to add more words to your project, but they can also be used for so much more! Today, Daniela is with us to share how she used them to create spots for photos, embellishment AND her story! Let’s take a look:

Hi everybody, it’s Daniela here and I have another layout to share with you guys. This time I wanted to use the Pastel Labeled Journaling Tags. I try to have a little bit of journaling on every layout. Personally, I prefer handwritten texts on my pages because I feel that my own handwriting adds another personal touch to the project. Of course, handwriting and journaling tags go together perfectly, so I created a page with these tags front and center!

Supplies | April 2019 Kit, Pastel Labeled Journaling Tags, Jane Alphabet Stickers – Teal, Butterflies and Flowers Puffy Stickers, Typewriter Keys Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers, Noteworthy 12 x 12 Paper Collection

I used three of the tags for this page and created different elements in a line. The first tag holds my picture, the second is embellished with the beautiful butterfly I fussy-cut from one of the tags included in the April 2019 Kit and the third is my journaling spot. I added only a few embellishments under these three elements which underline the tags.

There are also some embellishments on the tags—some stickers here and there and a background paper behind the tag in the center. I also created a soft circle behind the butterfly element in the middle. 

The teal colored butterfly builds the center of my page and this color combination occurs over and over again. I placed two paper stripes on each side of the white cardstock cardstock and used a big puffy sticker and number stickers in this color as well.

I’m curious to see what you create with the Pastel Labeled Journaling Tags! Don’t forget to share your creations and tag #EllesStudio on social media.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Spring Break Wanderings with Suzanna Lee

It’s that time of year—spring break time! Whether you hit the beach, do a city break, or stay at home for some R&R, our Wander Stamp has a ton of illustrations and phrases on it to help you document your adventures! Let’s take a look at how design team member Suzanna Lee used it to create a new layout!

Happy spring Elle’s Studio fans! Did you go away for spring break or enjoy a leisurely staycation? We did a whirlwind visit out to the opposite coast. This is Suzanna here today to share with you a “summary” page of our spring break week with this month’s aptly named featured stamp, Wander, as the highlight of the layout.

Supplies | April 2019 Kit, Pastel Labeled Journaling Tags, April Labels, April Print and Cut Labels, Days of the Week Phrase Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers – Black, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Wander Stamp, Noteworthy 6 x 6 Paper Stack

Can you believe that there is one and ONLY one piece of patterned paper used in the creation of this layout! Pretty amazing given the explosion of color in the layout! The remainder of the layout is comprised of stamped images and labels! Oh, and literally, the largest block of journaling I have ever put on a layout. I was pretty proud of myself for that, AND six photos.

I didn’t even use half of the stamps in the Wander Stamp, but I sure felt like I used a lot of them! The monthly stamps are such great value for money when you look at all the options and possibilities—so much versatility in the available uses! This is just one option: stamping directly on the page. I toyed with stamping the smaller sized butterflies, fussy cutting them and then layering them on the larger butterflies. The only reason I didn’t was because then I wouldn’t have a place to put the awesome Days of the Week Phrase Stickers.

The words “wander” and “explore” were great subtitles for our spring break week and could be used in many other ways. You could do as I did and incorporate the stamped word into a title, or stamp repeatedly to create a background. There are so many great uses for these stamps, the sky is the limit! I stamped the words in black at the bottom of the page to tie the bottom of the layout to the black and white photos at the top of the layout, creating some balance.

I hope you are inspired to check out the Wander Stamp released this month with the April kit and extras. If you have purchased it and used it, do be sure to share your creations so we can see how you have used this amazing stamp set! If you would like, I have a process video showing you how this layout came together over on my personal YouTube channel.

Thanks for stopping in today! 

Tuesday Documented with Guest Rachel O’Neal

When was the last time you went through an entire, normal day in your life and documented every activity that you did? Our April guest designer, Rachel O’Neal did that on a new layout using our latest products, and she’s back to share it with us today! Let’s take a look.

Hello friends! I’m back again and ready to share my second layout with you using the Elle’s Studio April Kit and extras! I was inspired to use the journaling tags to create a layout about what a Tuesday looks like for us.

Supplies | April 2019 Kit, On This Day In March Journaling Tags, Hazel Alphabet Stickers – White, Puffy Icon Stickers, Spring Puffy Stickers, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Love This Wood Veneer, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper StackLarge Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Mini Dated Stamp

My base is a piece of bright white 12″ x 12″ cardstock. I chose six journaling tags–five from the April Kit and one from the On This Day In March Journaling Tags. Since I have a plain white background, I decided to add a second layer underneath the tags, using papers from the Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack. I love having these paper stacks on hand because they are always so versatile!

Now it was time to start filling out all the details of our day. I started with breakfast because that’s a pretty important start to the day, right?! I used the white Hazel Alphabet Stickers for the titles on each card. I loved using these across the tops of each card because they added cohesion to the whole layout. I journaled a couple of short sentences and then used the Mini Dated Stamp to document the day.

All of my photos are small at 2″ x 2″—the perfect size for documenting each part of our day and including them on each tag. Tip: I use the app PicFrame on my phone to create a 4″ x 6″ inch photo collage. This allows me to print all four of the photos on one regular size 4″ x 6″ photo.

After breakfast we hit the gym and then went on to piano and school. One of my favorite embellishments that I used were the Puffy Icon Stickers. These bright-colored, round stickers come with so many symbols that represent parts of our day—tea (or coffee mug) and music notes in particular.

At 12 PM it’s lunch so I decided to use the “love this” wood veneer because making it to lunch time is pretty great! Once I filled out each journaling tag. I arranged them grid style towards the bottom of the page making sure I had enough room for my large title.

I started my title with the Large Jane Alphabet Stamp. I took my favorite patterned paper from the Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack–a gorgeous ombre teal with grid lines–and stamped the word TUESDAY out. I let the ink dry for a couple minutes and then fussy cut the letters for my tile with small, sharp scissors. I used tape runner to adhere them above my journaling tags. Then I used the Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers to finish the title. Last, but definitely not least, I added my favorite embellishment above the title—the puffy rainbow sticker from the Spring Puffy Stickers.

I hope I’ve inspired you to use these Elle’s Studio products in a new and fun way. Thank you for stopping by today! 

Hi friends! My name is Rachel O’Neal. I’m a wife and mom to the cutest two little boys on the planet. I spend my days homeschooling them and enjoy every minute of it. When we aren’t in school, I love being outdoors – camping, hiking, and taking pictures of our adventures. I’ve been scrapbooking for over 15 years! I love to scrap with cut files, stamps, and bright colors.

Be sure to follow Rachel’s Instagram account until she joins us here next week to share her final project!

April Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

We know you are stalking the mailbox, waiting to create with your April Kit and extras! To get you ready for your creative time, we have nine new design team projects to share with you today!

Love This by Candace Perkins – supplies used | April 2019 Kit, Spring Bible Scripture TagsApril Labels, Love This Wood Veneer, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack

You & Me traveler’s notebook spread by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | April 2019 Kit, April LabelsShapes and Dots Puffy StickersButterflies and Flowers Puffy StickersTypewriter Keys Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Wander Stamp, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack, All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

Fly Bub by Mary-Ann Maldonado – supplies used | April 2019 Kit, April 2019 Digital Cut FileButterflies and Flowers Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Butterflies, Go See Do Acrylic, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

August 2018 pocket page spread by Wendy Antenucci – supplies used | April 2019 KitDays of the Week Phrase StickersButterflies and Flowers Puffy StickersShapes and Dots Puffy StickersTypewriter Keys Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Go See Do Acrylic, Large Months of the Year Wood Veneers Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack

Love This by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | April 2019 KitApril LabelsDays of the Week Phrase StickersShapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Love This Wood Veneer, Wander Stamp

Love This Ride by Tracey Fox – supplies used | April 2019 KitDays of the Week Phrase StickersShapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Butterflies and Flowers Puffy StickersTypewriter Keys Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Love This Wood VeneerSpringtime 6 x 6 Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Fun Times Together by Melissa Mann – supplies used | April 2019 KitApril 2019 Digital Cut File, Days of the Week Phrase StickersButterflies and Flowers Puffy Stickers, White Puffy Alphabet StickersWander Stamp, Title Builder StampAll My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Perfectly Imperfect by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | April 2019 Kit, Spring Bible Scripture TagsApril 2019 Digital Cut File, April Print and Cut LabelsApril LabelsShapes and Dots Puffy StickersButterflies and Flowers Puffy Stickers, Typewriter Keys Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Teal Puffy Alphabet StickersWood Veneer ButterfliesSpringtime 6 x 6 Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Wander by Patricia Roebuck – supplies used | April 2019 KitDays of the Week Phrase StickersButterflies and Flowers Puffy Stickers, Typewriter Keys Puffy Alphabet StickersLove This Wood VeneerWander Acrylic, Wander Stamp, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack

Share a photo of your kit on your doorstep, a new paper crafting project or your favorite part of the April kit and add-ons in our Elle’s Studio Facebook group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Springtime Flower Fun with Tracey Fox

How much are you loving the April Kit and extras?! The products are delightfully colorful as always, but I am loving the springy themes of blooms and butterflies in this month’s release. I was immediately inspired to print and scrap my photos from a recent trip to Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival. I had tons of photos of the flowers and topiaries we saw there and wanted to fit them all in, so I printed just a couple of favorite photos at 3″ x 4″ and printed the rest of them in small, 2″ x 2″ squares.

Supplies | April 2019 Kit, Days of the Week Phrase Stickers, Butterflies and Flowers Puffy Stickers, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Butterflies, Love This Wood Veneer, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack

I usually gravitate toward grid designs for multi-photo layouts, but the organic subject matter of my page, along with the flowers and butterflies in the products, led me to arrange my photos in a loose circle instead. I used my sewing machine to stitch some messy circles on my white cardstock background in black thread, and I stuck down the larger photo of me looking up at the flowers so that it would help lead the eye around to the other photos I would place along the circle.

The “Bloom Bloom Bloom” tag from the April 2019 Kit, which serves as my main title for the page, fit in perfectly between the photo of me and the one of my husband excitedly posing in front of his favorite character topiary. I adhered the nine smaller photos all around the stitched circle, and I had the best time embellishing the layout by filling in the spaces between the photos with die cuts from the April Kit, the Butterflies and Flowers Puffy Stickers, the Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, the Wood Veneer Butterflies, the Days of the Week Phrase Stickers, and a heart from the Love This Wood Veneer set. I also added some mist splatters along the circle for some extra detail.

Next, I adhered a bit of the brochure from the event and the lovely lilac “Love These Memories” 4″ x 6″ tag from the April Kit to the bottom of the page so that they went off the edge of the page and provided a foundation for my design. As a finishing touch, I tore away a bit of the background cardstock on the edges of the page and stuck some of the floral patterned paper from the Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack underneath so that it would peek out. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope you’ll use this month’s fun and nature-themed products to document your outdoor or springtime memories!

Mother’s and Father’s Day Cards with Candace Perkins

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Elle’s Studio blog. Spring is in full bloom and some very special holidays are on the way, and Elle’s Studio has all the embellishments and goodies to help you celebrate these special days! Using the fun Mom and Dad Wood Veneer along with the Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack, I created a matching set of cards for Mother’s and Father’s Day. 

Supplies | April Labels, Mom Wood Veneer, Dad Wood Veneer, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack

I started the simple 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ matching cards with a white cardstock base. Next, I cut two pieces of paper from the Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack, just slightly smaller than the cardstock base to create a small white border around all the edges of the card. For the centerpiece and focal point of the card, I layered the wood veneer on top of a white cardstock and vellum mat. 

To adhere the wood veneer to the cardstock and add a bit of interest and texture I sewed the wood down with white and red embroidery floss. I love this little detail and the personal touch this adds to the cards! It’s such a sweet addition!

To finish the cards, I ran a few matching April Labels though my typewriter and added the “you are the best” sentiment. I love these two simple and clean matching cards and I am excited to see them together on the fireplace mantle at my parents house. I know my parents will love their personal cards and appreciate the time it took to create the cards just for them.  

Thanks for stopping by the blog today for a bit of inspiration. This month, try creating a personal card or project for someone special in your life. Just think about the joy that your heartfelt creation will bring!  

Have a beautiful day!

Show us how you are using the Mom and Dad Wood Veneer on your own creations in our Elle’s Studio Facebook group or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Scripture Reminders for Everyday with Kristina Proffitt

Included in April release are the new Spring Bible Scripture Tags, which include colorful and uplifting scripture sentiments to add to any project that you create. Today, design team member Kristina Proffitt is sharing how she used them on a new layout to document an everyday moment. Let’s see what she made.

I love these beautiful Spring Bible Scripture Tags that Elle’s Studio released this month! I was so excited because I love to incorporate my faith into my projects from time to time and these are simply beautiful and so easy to use, no matter what kind of project you’re working on. Just because they are 3″ x 4″ tags, that doesn’t mean you HAVE to stick them in a pocket page, friends! One of the reasons why I love Elle’s products is their versatility (not to mention how awesome everything is) and these tags were no exception. 

SUPPLIES | Spring Bible Scripture Tags, Tiny Everyday Label Stickers, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Typewriter Keys Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Go See Do Acrylic, Wander Stamp

I simply trimmed each 3″ x 4″ tag and placed them on the side of my enlarged photo on my layout to add some visual interest and a sweet, important reminder to myself.

I loved adding other April goodies like the Wander Stamp,Go See Do Acrylic and the Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers to the layout as well. It all tied together so perfectly (another reason I love Elle’s products—they all coordinate so well together!) and made this layout come together simply and beautifully. I am so thankful to have documented my thoughts on this day.

There are so many different things that you can do with 3″ x 4″ tags—trim them down, punch shapes out of them, stamp on them, add photos to them—the ideas are endless.

Remember, when it comes to these Spring Bible Scripture Tags, you don’t have to slip them into pocket pages to use them, friends. Think of other ways that you can incorporate the products that you buy and no matter how you’re documenting, be sure to pick up some of these tags! They are so beautiful and full of good reminders for us as we document our every day.