November Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

We’re back with another round of inspiration from our design team, using the new product in the shop for November! We’re kicking things off with a couple of autumnal layouts, which this kit is perfect for documenting! Let’s take a look.
 
Thanksgiving Snapshot by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | November 2017 Kit, November Labels, Wood Veneer Hearts and StarsGiving Thanks Puffy Stickers,  Pure Joy StampDated StampFamily Fun Puffy StickersFamily Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper StackFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

 
Gibson Currently by Andrea Gray – supplies used | November 2017 Kit, September 2017 Kit, Love This PrintablesNovember Labels, Days of the Week Stamp, Dated StampStanley Alphabet Stamp – OutlineStanley Alphabet Stamp – SolidFamily Fun Puffy StickersFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Home Sweet Home by Allie Stewart – supplies used | November Digital Cut FileHeart Clusters Digital Cut FileWood Veneer Hearts and StarsFamily Fun CutoutsFamily Fun Bits and PiecesFamily Fun Puffy Stickers, Family Fun AcrylicFamily Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper StackFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Brr! by Neela Nalam – supplies used | November 2017 Kit, Love This PrintablesEveryday Banner StickersWood Veneer Hearts and StarsWood Veneer Snowflakes, Brr AcrylicGiving Thanks Puffy StickersFrom Sketch to Finish Vol. 3 StampFamily Fun Puffy StickersFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Funkle by Jamie Leija — supplies used | November 2017 KitWood Veneer Hearts and Stars, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Pure Joy StampStanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Solid
 

 
Sweet Treats by Maggie Massey – supplies used | November 2017 KitNovember LabelsCork CirclesDated StampFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
Check back next week for one more round of design team projects using the new products in the shop for November! Until then, we’d love to see what you’re creating with your new supplies! Share your project on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio for a chance to be featured here on our blog and win a $10 gift certificate to the shop! 

Everyday Documentation + Process Video with Jen Schow

At first glance, the November Kit and extras look primed to document the upcoming holiday season, but take another look! With plenty of sentiments and tags to document everyday life, the possibilities of stories to tell are endless. Today, Jen Schow is showing us how she used these tags to create a layout about a special person in her life. Let’s take a look.
 
Hello again! It’s Jen here to share another layout + process video with you using the November 2017 Kit and extras. Elle has a great way of making sure there’s a good mix of holiday and everyday type journaling tags and die cuts in the kits each month, and for today’s layout, I pulled out all of the tags and die cuts that were more generic.
 

 
Supplies | November 2017 Kit, Giving Thanks Puffy Stickers, Pure Joy StampDays of the Week Stamp, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Solid
 
I love that the tags included in the kit were blue and gray because they happened to match my photo perfectly! I lined all of my tags up in a haphazard stack on the left side of my page leaving a space for journaling on the bottom tag.
 

 
I tucked little bits and pieces from the kit die cuts, the Giving Thanks Puffy Stickers, and some stamps from the Pure Joy Stamp all around the layers of my journaling tags.
 

 
I added a title above my photo with the Giving Thanks Puffy Stickers and the solid Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp. Those stamps are soooo perfect for subtitles! I added a few more die cuts and stickers to create a little cluster to the right of my title to balance all of the embellishment on the other side of the page, added some paint splatters and called it good.
 
You can see how the whole thing came together in my process video below!
 

Document December Project Preparation with Laura Hager

It’s that time of year again: time to get prepped for our December documentation projects. Whether you’re creating a mini album, documenting in your monthly pocket pages or creating layouts, organization and prep work is key to finishing off your project by the end of 2017. Today we’re going to take a look at how Laura Hager is getting her Elle’s Studio supplies ready for this magical project!
 

 
Supplies | Document December Kit, Holiday Plans Stamp, Document December Stamp, Cork Circles, Christmas Puffy Heart Stickers, Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Solid
 
I’m so excited that December is almost here! I tried doing a December album last year, but I ended up getting sick for most of December and didn’t have many cute pictures to document. This year, I’ve come up with a strategy to make the December album easier to complete.
 
I started prepping my album by gathering my favorite supplies from the photo above—I love how well all these products work together. After I had my stash of product, I decided to unpack my Document December Kit. Everything in the kit is so cute!
 

 
Unpacking pretty paper products is one of my favorite parts of scrapbooking! I sorted all the pieces of the kit into piles of paper, embellishments, and stamps.
 

 
Part of what made the project hard for me to complete last year is that I didn’t have all of my supplies together. This time around, I decided to make a little basket of all my December album supplies. This will make it so easy for me to print a photo and dive right into scrapbooking.
 

 
In my basket, I packed all of the Elle’s Studio products listed above, a white 6″ x 8″ album, pocket page protectors, my tiny attacher, roller tape, three ink pads (gold, green, and black),small scissors, and a date stamp. This is pretty much everything I think I will need to complete my pages! If I decide I need more tools or products, I will add them as I go.
 
Another part of what made my album difficult to complete last year is that I re-made too many layouts. Then the layouts didn’t end up matching my photos and I felt like I had to redo everything. After my mistakes last year, I had a better idea of what I needed to get started this time doing the project. I knew I needed a cover page, so I began sorting through the patterned papers from the kit.
 

 
I knew that I wanted to use the gray “December 2017” puffy stickers in the Document December Kit. To try out different papers with the letters, I cut them out so they were still on the plastic, allowing me to lay the sticker over different papers. I loved the pattern with the little trees and it was still easy to read the puffy stickers. I was obsessed with the wood veneer confetti from the Document December Kit and I knew I wanted it on the front page. To complete the page, I stuck the puffy stickers to the page and sprinkled some confetti into the pocket page. I sealed it by using my Fuse tool.
 

 
I wanted to prep a few more pages, so I looked through all the patterned papers and journaling tags to come up with combinations that I liked. I added a few labels and embellishments to those premade pages to make putting them together easy and quick during December.
 

 
One way to make documenting everyday in December a little easier is to prep layouts that you know are going to happen by thinking through your traditions. Peppermint mochas are one of my favorite things about the holiday season, so I made a specific layout dedicated to getting a peppermint mocha at Starbucks on December 1st. I did this last year and it’s a tradition I want to keep. I like reusing my holiday Starbucks cup, so I knew what colors I wanted use on the page. I thought the December journaling tag and the checkered green tag would match perfectly with my cup, so I put those into the page. The “deck the halls” wood veneer helped capture the excitement of starting the month with a peppermint mocha. Lastly, I knew I wanted to get one on December 1st, so I stamped a label with the date. Now, on December 1st, I just need to get a peppermint mocha, take a photo, and print it out! Prepping layouts for things you know you do every year makes daily documentation a little easier!
 

 
Lastly, I have one more tip for prepping your products. I love using labels and have one on every page I make. Sometimes I even have two! I knew I would be using a lot of the labels from the Document December kit, so I cut them all out now so they are ready to be stamped and added to layouts. Little things like that can slow down the scrapbooking process and I never have extra time in December.
 
After last years failure, I’m really excited to give documenting every day in December another chance. I’d love to know if you have any tips for a successful December album. Are you all prepped for this December? Let me know what worked for you in the comments!
 
Laura

One Product, Three Ways: Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamps

This month we are spotlighting our new Stanley Jr stamps (outline and solid) in our “One Product, Three Ways series!” Today we have Andrea, Melissa, and Tessa sharing how they each used these stamps to create repeating patterns on different projects – let’s take a look:

Supplies | November 2017 Kit, Family Fun Cutouts, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Solid 

Andrea Gray | If I could only use one alpha stamp for the rest of my life it would be Stanley (solid + outline, of course)! But isn’t everything cuter when it’s smaller? Stanley Jr. stamps are perfect for small pocket cards so today I am sharing how I made a pattern with them to create this pocket page!

Creating patterns with stamps is super fun! I used the solid alpha to create a repeating pattern and then used the outline to call attention to just one section of the pattern that I wanted to be the focus! GO PACK GO!

Supplies | Wood Veneer Snowflakes, Family Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper StackStanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Solid 

Melissa Mann | The new Stanley Jr. alphabet sets are perfect for card making, Project Life, and mini albums! They are smaller in size and lend well to the smaller sized projects! I used both sets on my card; stamping one line with the outline set and the next line with the solid set across my card front. I love how they look stamped onto vellum, allowing a smidge of the wood grain pattern paper behind to show through!

Supplies | November 2017 kit, Christmas Puffy Hearts, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Solid, and Document December Kit paper

Tessa Buys | I adore the Stanley Jr. outline and solid stamps! They were perfect for creating my own patterned paper for this layout. I chose five words that best described the story I was telling and stamped them over and over again across most of an 8.5 x 11 inch page. I filled some words in using the solid stamps and red and green inks. Others I filled with a pen and doodled stripes. If you’re looking for a way to make your next layout extra custom, these stamps are the best!

We can’t wait to see how you use our new Stanley Jr stamps (outline and solid)! Be sure to post your project, using these fun new stamps on Instagram, using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Christmas Morning with November Guest Designer Missy Whidden

We are so excited to welcome our November guest designer, Missy Whidden! Missy’s colorful, layered mixed-media style always catches our eye, and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us this month, using our November 2017 Kit and add-ons. Today she’s sharing a beautiful new layout, full of color and texture. Let’s take a look!
 
Hello, friends! It’s Missy Whidden here, and I’m super excited to be the November guest designer here at Elle’s Studio. Today I am sharing a Christmas layout I created using the November 2017 Kit along with a bit of the Family Fun collection. The November Kit is full of red and green holiday goodies, so I decided to scrap a cute picture of my daughter jumping on her trampoline on Christmas morning.
 

 
Supplies | November 2017 Kit, November 2017 Digital Cut File, Everyday Banner StickersWood Veneer Snowflakes, Christmas Puffy Heart Stickers, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Family Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
I used a white cardstock background and cut some of the snowflakes in white from this month’s Digital Cut Files, to create a tone-on-tone look, lightly spritzing them with gold ink spray. I also used the three large wood veneer snowflakes from the kit, which I heat embossed with gold embossing powder to make them sparkly. I used gold, green and aqua watercolor sprays on the background to create a fun and artsy backdrop for all of the snowflakes.
 

 
Here you can see all the gold shine. The wood veneer embossed beautifully, and I love how they turned out. I created a cluster down here under the photo using some die cuts from the November Kit as well as the Everyday Banner Stickers. I also used a few of the Christmas Puffy Heart Stickers in a few places. To add some finishing touches, I machine stitched with metallic gold thread around the page.
 
Check out the dimension from the die cuts! It’s fun to not glue down every inch of them so the edges will curl up off the page. Aren’t those puffy hearts so adorable? I wanted to use them all, but I also wanted to save some for future projects! I wrote my journaling with a gold pen. I think it added the perfect touch.
 

 
There are a lot of beautiful journaling tags in the kit, and I used a few of them here behind my photo as layers. They give hints of all of the colors used on the layout and make the photo stand out from the background. I also added some tissue paper and adhesive foam from my stash for extra dimension and texture. I added this fun star die cut from the November Kit and topped it with a white puffy heart sticker and some stitching. I love that there are touches of aqua here and there to add some extra fun colors to the traditional red and green.
 

 
I decided to create a long vertical title along the left side of the page using the Stanley Alphabet Outline Stamps. They are amazing, and since these are open letters, I was able to watercolor inside of them. I used a small brush and some aqua and blue watercolor to fill in the bottoms and create some shading. I fussy cut those circles from a 3″ x 4″ journaling tag in the November Kit and stitched them down on the left side.
 

 
I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try using the November Kit and add-ons! There are so many fun products to work with, and it really got me into the holiday crafting spirit! Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you again next week!
 
Hey, friends!  I’m Missy Whidden from sunny Florida, USA.  I’ve been married to my college sweetheart for almost 18 years, and we have two beautiful daughters.  Reese is 11 and Paige is 8.5.  They are both autistic and nonverbal which means life in our house is never dull or boring.  They are both precious and we just love them to pieces.  I began scrapbooking over ten years ago when my mother-in-law asked me to help her put a baby book together of my husband’s photos.  I was instantly intrigued by the deco scissors, paper and stickers.  I began scrapping our travel photos and just fell in love with the creative process.  I’ve been scrapping photos of our kids and family ever since, and I just love it.  I love using mixed media on my layouts, especially watercolors, ink sprays and paints.  I also love using my Silhouette Cameo and sewing machine on my pages.  I’m honored to be on several design teams, and it has been the greatest experience.  When I’m not at my craft desk, you can find me at the gym teaching fitness classes or blowing off stress in the weight room.  I also love reading, watching Netflix and eating delicious food.  I’m so happy to the Guest Designer here this month.  Thank you so much for having me!
 
We can’t wait to see what Missy is creating for us next week! Until then, check out her beautiful work on her bloggallery, Instagram and YouTube feeds!

November Reveal Design Team Inspiration

Hooray for a new month of inspiration from our talented design team, using the brand new products from our shop! We know you will love what they’ve created this month as much as we do! Let’s take a look. 

December Pocket Pages by Laura Hager – supplies used | November 2017 Kit, Giving Thanks Puffy Stickers, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Solid

Reindeer Cookies by Daniela Dobson – supplies used | November 2017 Kit, November Labels, Wood Veneer Hearts and StarsGiving Thanks Puffy Stickers, Christmas Puffy Heart Stickers, Document December Kit (sequins), Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Pure Joy Stamp, Dated Stamp

Harry Potter by Nancy Damiano – supplies used | November 2017 KitWood Veneer SnowflakesRed Puffy Alphabet StickersTeal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Document December Kit (sequins), Pure Joy Stamp, Document December Stamp

Gingerbread Houses by Maggie Massey – supplies used | November 2017 Kit, November Labels, Cork CirclesWood Veneer SnowflakesStanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – SolidFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Holiday Snapshots by Neela Nalam – supplies used | November 2017 Kit, Everyday Banner StickersWood Veneer Hearts and StarsGiving Thanks Puffy StickersChristmas Puffy Heart Stickers, Green Puffy Alphabet StickersStanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Stanley Numbers StampPure Joy Stamp

Sparkle and Shine by Alissa Fast – supplies used | November 2017 KitCork CirclesChristmas Puffy Heart StickersWood Veneer Hearts and StarsWood Veneer SnowflakesPure Joy StampFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Maxine by Melissa Mann – supplies used | November 2017 Kit, November LabelsEveryday Banner StickersWood Veneer Hearts and StarsChristmas Puffy Heart StickersGreen Puffy Alphabet StickersStanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – SolidFamily Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack

Go, Explore, Enjoy by Jill Sprott – supplies used | November 2017 KitEveryday Banner StickersStanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Pure Joy StampFamily Fun AcrylicFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Treat Yo’ Self Notebook Spread by Andrea Gray – supplies used | November 2017 KitGiving Thanks Puffy StickersTeal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, White Puffy Alphabet StickersFamily Fun Puffy Stickers

Santa Paws by Allie Stewart – supplies used | November 2017 Kit, November 2017 Digital Cut FileWood Veneer Snowflakes, Santa AcrylicChristmas Puffy Heart StickersGreen Puffy Alphabet StickersFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Christmas Crowns by Jamie Leija — supplies used | November 2017 Kit, Everyday Banner StickersWood Veneer Hearts and StarsChristmas Puffy Heart StickersStanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Document December Stamp

The Best Santa EVER by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | November 2017 KitNovember LabelsCork Circles, Santa AcrylicGiving Thanks Puffy Stickers, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp – SolidPure Joy Stamp, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3 Stamp, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – OutlineStanley Alphabet Stamp – SolidFamily Fun Puffy StickersFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

So Very Blessed by Candace Perkins – supplies used | November 2017 Kit, Wood Veneer Hearts and StarsRed Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers

We’ll be back next week with more design team inspiration using the new November 2017 products! 

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Our November kit + add-ons have arrived!

Happy November, everyone! Our November reveal is here and we are excited to reveal all of our new products this month! First we have our November kit + add-ons – This month our kit + add-ons will have you ready to document all your everyday real life moments, the holidays, and more! Plus, it will take you right into the month of December!

November’s kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 25 die cuts, that will work great on your scrapbooking layouts, Project Life albums, Traveler’s Notebooks, cards, planners, and more! When designing our kits, we love to think of tags that can be used as prompts to help make it easier for you to get your story started and documented, and this kit is full of that and more!

Here’s what our November kit looks:

Don’t forget – our monthly kits are limited and once they sell out we will not be restocking! Look for a new kit each month on the 10th at 8:00 am PST, and as a special bonus to celebrate launch day, kits will be on sale for $9.99 for today only, regular price after that will be $11.99. Or, you can lock in the price with a subscription! If you haven’t started a subscription yet, you’ll want to read below for details!

This month we have a lot of fun coordinating add-ons that can be purchased separately. Pick the products that work for you and that you know you’ll use – and if you need more than one, you can purchase multiples, too! This month we have a new  stamp, puffy stickers (red alphabet, green alphabet, Giving Thanks, Christmas hearts),  acrylic Santa, cork circles, wood veneers (snowflakes and hearts & stars), labels (these work great with our Dated stamp and our Days of the Week stamp), and stickers!

We are also excited to introduce a smaller version of our popular alphabet stamp! Stanley Jr is here in both a solid and outline version. These stamps coordinate with the Stanley 4 x 6 inch stamps, in both solid and outline, and numbers too!

We also have coordinating printables and cut files that coordinate with our kit – once you download these files, you can use/print them over and over again!

Don’t forget we have special benefits for our kit subscribers! Don’t wait any longer to sign up – With a subscription, you will be guaranteed a kit each month, lock in our launch day special price of $9.99 + shipping, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month during our 24 hour bundling period (starting on the 10th at 8:00 am PST and ending on the 11th at 8:00 am PST). Along with more time to shop, our subscribers will also have access to special discounts on select items during the 24 hour bundling period! These discounted items can be found in our SALE section during bundling, and you must be logged into your kit subscriber account to see them. Our subscriptions are risk free and can be cancelled at any time, too! Quick note: Our kits and add-ons are available without a subscription each month, too.

Please note: When starting a new subscription on the 10th, please allow up to 2 hours (during regular business hours) for us to switch your account to a subscriber account. You will receive an email with directions on how to access the discounted items and bundle products with your kit subscription.

Here’s a peek of the items on sale for our subscribers only this month:

Subscribers! You can pick up these six items for FREE – 30% off during bundling today! Make sure you are logged into your subscriber account, then click on the SALE section to see these items on sale! Once you are logged in, you’ll see your special discounted product listing that specifies Sub Discount.

By special request, we have also put our From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3 class + stamp bundle back on sale for 20% off! Our fifty-page PDF class starts with 10 different sketches and 10 contributors, each sharing two layouts created from a sketch. You will get to read their tips and see how they interpreted each sketch to fit their unique and beautiful styles. Then, we will end the class with an extra bonus of 20 full-page sketches and you’ll be on your way to creating projects in no time! For you double-page layout lovers, we’ve also included several two-page sketches in Volume 3, that we know you will love! This class is available with and without our exclusive stamp set shown above.

Our amazing contributors – Ginny Hughes, Megan Hoeppner, Carson Riutta, Laureen Wagener, Bea Valint, Mandie Pierce, Victoria Calvin, Neftali Zambrano, Meghann Andrew, and Suse Fish – will show you how you can follow the sketch exactly, or adapt it to work with your photos and supplies. Along the way, you’ll also learn tips on how you can customize each sketch to fit your style!Our contributors used our Family Fun collection on their projects throughout this class and we are excited to announce that with the release of From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3, we have restocked our Family Fun bundles, and a few remain! You can SAVE 20% when you purchase the entire collection shown above, and our bundle includes FREE alphabet stickers!

Looking for more inspiration? Our design team is ready to inspire you with brand new, fresh inspiration using the new products this month! You’ll be able to find our their amazing inspiration in our product listings so you can see the inspiration while you shop! You’ll want to click on the magnifying glass for a large view of the projects our team has created with all these new items. We will also be showcasing our teams projects on the blog later today, and throughout the entire month!

Thank you so much for joining us for another amazing month and for all your support! We can’t wait to see how you use these new products – Make sure you 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!

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Using Your Scraps Challenge with Nancy Damiano

Sometimes all you need are a few scraps to create a beautiful project, and today, Nancy Damiano has done just that with the last few pieces from her October kit and add-ons! Let’s see what she made!

Hey there Elle’s Studio fans, it’s Nancy here today with a last look at the October 2017 Kit. This month I’m challenging myself to use every last bit of my kit. I kept a bowl on my work desk this month and added everything that was left over after completing all my assignments. Admittedly, there wasn’t much to choose from, since I tend to love very embellished pages, but I put a quick and easy card together with just a few elements!


Supplies | October 2017 Kit, Family Fun Bits and Pieces, Puffy Heart Stickers, Halloween Journaling Tags, Halloween Puffy Stickers

I started the card with my favorite 4″ x 6″ aqua, diagonal stripe card from the Happy Halloween Journaling Tags. I liked this pattern so much but it didn’t work with my pocket layouts this month. I love that it’s large enough to create a base for my card with just a tiny strip of white on the right side.

Next, I layered a 3″ x 4″ gray polka dot tag from the October Kit in the center to frame my gray shipping tag from the Family Fun Bits and Pieces. I used pop dots to add dimension to the tag and create a nice shadowbox. Thick twine was wrapped around the tag to give it a different texture and a fall feel.

The center of the card is where all of the fun is! I traced the heart shape onto white cardstock to give me a guideline, then I filled it with Puffy Heart Stickers until none of the white was showing. The popped-up tag was then carefully placed in the center and glued down.

A heart die cut from the kit and an additional yellow puffy heart were adhered to the left side of the shadowbox and repeated the theme. Lastly, an orange “pumpkin everything” sticker from the Halloween Puffy Stickers was used for a greeting.

This was a challenge, but I love how it turned out. One small textural idea (the shadowbox) gives this card a beautiful handmade touch. Get creative using up your scraps!

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Design Team Sneak Peeks

We are just a couple days away from our November reveal and we are excited to be able to share these amazing sneak peeks of projects that our design team made using all the new products that will be available soon! Our November kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 25 die cuts!

Get ready to pick up our November kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Friday, November 10th, at 8:00 am PST. After the 10th, our kits go back to their regular price of $11.99. Or, you can lock in the $9.99 price anytime by starting a subscription! And subscribers, don’t forget! You’ll be able to bundle anything from our shop (including the new add-ons) with your monthly kit for FREE (USA subscribers) or reduced (International) shipping!

Not a subscriber? We have just a few spots left were you can start with our October kit now! Or, wait until November 10th to sign up and start with our November kit! With a monthly subscription, you will be guaranteed a kit each month, lock in our launch day special price of $9.99 + shipping, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month during our 24 hour bundling period (starting on the 10th at 8:00 am PST and ending on the 11th at 8:00 am PST). Along with more time to shop, our subscribers will also have access to special discounts on select items during the 24 hour bundling period! These discounted items can be found in our SALE section during bundling, and you must be logged into your kit subscriber account to see them. Quick note: Our kits and add-ons are available without a subscription each month, too.

Make sure you set your alarm and mark your calendar for Friday, November 10th at 8:00 am PST! If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, make sure you do to receive a reminder of when everything is available for sale!  We hope to see you there!

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From Sketch to Finish Volume 3 Inspired with Candace Perkins

We are so excited that our customers are being inspired to create with the sketches and contributor inspiration from our newest class, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3! Our design team has been inspired to create with these perfect page-starters, and today, Candace Perkins is here to share what she created from the class content! 
 
Hello friends! It’s Candace with you today to share a layout using inspiration from a sketch in the new From Sketch to Finish Class Vol. 3! Guys. I LOVE this class! So much inspiration, information and ideas! As soon as I saw the sketches I was flooded with ideas! Even better, the exclusive class stamp is, no joke, my new favorite! I was so inspired by the class and the exclusive stamp, that I created a new favorite layout!
 

 
Products Used: From Sketch to Finish Class Vol. 3Document December Kit, Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
You can see a little sneak of the sketch in the corner, shhhhh!  What I love about sketches is there really are endless possibilities.  I decided to turn the sketch on it’s side for my layout and change it to an 8-1/2″ x 11″ spread.
 

 
I love that I was able to use a combination of the From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3 Stamp, papers and wood veneer circles from the Document December Kit to create the pattern in the sketch.  To add more dimension and interest to the design I added a few other embellishments from the kit and popped up some of the circles with dimensional adhesive.
 

 
I love the large title created with the “ho ho ho” wood veneer, and how it fit perfectly with the sketch.  I added the “love this tradition” chipboard sentiment to the top of the wood veneer for a little more color.  I wanted more textures on the spread so I added bits of bunched up thread to various embellishments.
 

 
This is such a fun and colorful spread that came together in a snap with inspiration from the the From Sketch to Finish Class Vol. 3 and the new exclusive stamp!  I can’t wait to see what you create with this sketch inspiration—the options really are endless!
 

 
Have a beautiful day!
 

 
Our newest class, From Sketch to Finish Volume 3 is available with or without the 6″ x 8″ exclusive stamp, but only while supplies last. Have you been inspired by our newest class? We’d love to see what you’ve created! Please share your layout on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio so that we can see your work, have a chance to be featured here on our blog and win a $10 gift certificate to the shop!