Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Spreads with Suzanna Stein

How many adventures will you have to document once summer is over? They can all be recorded quickly and easily in a traveler’s notebook using our Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit, and today Suzanna Stein is with us to share two new spreads from one  of her latest trips! Let’s take a look:
Hey friends, it’s Suzanna here! I’m so excited to be back on the blog with another project using the Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit! I previously shared two layouts that I created with the kit documenting a trip I made earlier this year. After realizing how many photos I wanted to fit in the notebook, I decided to transition it to a ring bound notebook instead of the traditional format. I love that the Let’s Go Kit was able to make that transition super easily—it’s perfect for all different formats of documenting!

For the first page, I kept it simple with journaling on one side and my photo on the other. I used a label layered partially under a sticker to add a pop of color and a place for my date above my journaling.

On the right side of the page, I kept my title simple and descriptive using the alpha stickers from the kit. I of course had to add that wood veneer piece above this photo because this story is documenting lunch and that embellishment was too perfect!

I created another page with the kit, and stuck with the photo on one side/journaling on the other layout. This time I added a bit more detail and mixed it up a bit. I used lots of layers on both sides of the page. I also used one of the stamps to create my own embellishment by stamping it on a white piece of card stock and cutting it out.

I titled my journaling with a layered tag and a stamp. To add texture to the page, I stapled the label to the journaling card and love the little extra detail it gives!

On the left side of the page, along with my photo, I used the alpha stickers to add a title vertically along the side of the image. This is something different than I usually do, but I really love the interest it adds to that side.

Like most of my layouts, I finished both pages off with a few embellishment clusters and splatters of gold craft mist. I hope this gives you a little inspiration on ways to use the Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit! Remember, you don’t have to be working in a traditional traveler’s notebook format to make gorgeous layouts using it.
I can’t wait to see what y’all are creating with this month’s goodies, and will be back next month with more crafty inspiration!

“Inspired By” with Melissa Mann

Hello, friends! This is Melissa with you today and I’m sharing a layout that was inspired by one of my fellow design team members today! I love a scrapbook layout that includes a grid and was immediately mesmerized by this layout created by Laura Wonsik:

I was so inspired by the circle grid that she created on the left side of her layout and knew that I wanted to create the same idea, while layering smaller circles on top.

Supplies | June 2018 Kit, June Blank Label StickersShine Acrylic, Bright Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsShine 6″ x 6″ Paper StackTitle Builder Vol. 2 AcrylicChloe Alphabet StampNoteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection 

To switch things up a bit from Laura’s layout, I created larger circles that overlapped each other slightly and I placed my title—which I created using the Title Builder Vol. 2 Acrylic, “favorite” Noteworthy Puffy Sticker, and Chloe Alphabet Stamp— in a different place than the original layout. That’s the great thing about being inspired by someone else’s project—you can take the idea and put your own spin on it!

I loved embellishing each one of my circles with different bits and pieces: Noteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy Puffy StickersBright Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, and die cuts from the June 2018 Kit. I hope this project inspires you to create a layout! Whether you are inspired by the circles, the grid, or the blocked off elements to this design, I would love to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Having Fun with Title Builder Vol. 2 and Daniela

Don’t forget about our Title Builder Vol. 2 products, which are still available in the shop! These products, which include a stamp, wood veneer and acrylic, help you to create perfect titles quickly and easily—the perfect product for your busy summer documenting! Let’s take a look at what design team member Daniela created with these useful products:
Hi there, it’s Daniela again and I’m so excited to share a layout today created with the Title Builder Vol. 2 Bundle. I love the different materials included in this bundle: acrylic words, wood veneers and, of course, the amazing stamps that give you so many ways to create your own title! I combined all three textures and made a big title for the center of my page.

Supplies | Title Builder Vol. 2 Bundle, Noteworthy Bits and Pieces, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
I used the wood veneers, stamps and acrylics alternately, so the title becomes more interesting.

Like on most layouts I do, I decided on a certain color scheme—in this case purple, pink and red. The colors occur all over the page. I used lots of different embellishments, but due to the analogous color scheme, it isn’t too overwhelming.

To add more dimension to my page, I also used some Noteworthy Puffy Stickers on top of the stamped parts of the title.

All in all, the layout consists of two big parts: the big title on the left-hand side and the embellished photos with Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack layers on the right-hand side.

Working with Title Builder Vol. 2 is so much fun! You can come up with so many different combinations and give your projects a personal touch.
I hope you like my page. I can’t wait to see what you are creating with this fantastic new bundle! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

We want to see how you’re using the Title Builder Vol. 2 products! Share your layout, pocket page or traveler’s notebook creation on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio and you could win a gift certificate to the shop, and be featured here on our blog and our Instagram feed!

Good Vibes Documented with Andrea Gray

Today, Andrea Gray is showing us that a successful pocket page spread does not have to be about a big event, it can be created to document something as simple as a good hair day, or a favorite summer outfit. What feels good to you is worth documenting! Let’s see what she created:
Hello friends! Today I am sharing a 6″ x 8″ pocket spread that’s filled with journaling tags and embellishments from the June Kit and add-ons!

Supplies | June 2018 Kit, June Blank Label StickersHello Happy Puffy Words,  Bright Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers
The whole layout was inspired by this striped card. It has ALL THE COLORS and was perfect for adding a little of my own flair. I used the Hello Happy Puffy Words and then found colored pens to match each line and did a little random marking on a few of them. I love how it came out!

Sometimes a layout is about nothing more than just feeling good about your outfit or hair or just in general, and that’s the point of this one. So, I made that into another title on this “notes from this snapshot” tag found in the June Kit, and balanced it out by layering some June Blank Label Stickers and embellishments at the bottom. A simple date label and acrylic heart is a good balance for the neighboring tag.

I made a perfect little border on the tag on the left, using some puffy heart stickers. I also used a clothing tag from a pair of shorts I recently bought. The color was perfect but it’s also an accurate statement—I am short every single day and thought it was a humorous touch! On the next tag, I simply added text and another Bright Hand Drawn Acrylic Heart to balance out the other one at the top.

I LOVE LISTS! Being able to jot down a quick list to bust out my journaling is the BEST!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and that you’re having a crafty day!

Life in Pockets with Guest Designer Amy Gretchen

We are so excited to welcome our June guest designer Amy Gretchen back to the Elle’s Studio blog! In case you missed her first post, she shared a 6″ x 12″ layout, and today, she’s wowing us with her pocket page spreads, which use our June 2018 kit and add-ons in such a beautiful way. Let’s take a look at what she created:
Hey guys. I’m excited to be back on the Elle Studio blog today to share another project with you using the June 2018 Kit. Most of the documenting I do is with pocket pages, so it was a no brainer to tackle a full 12″ x 12″ inch spread for my second project.

Supplies | June 2018 Kit, June Blank Label StickersHello Happy Puffy Words, Bright Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsShine 6″ x 6″ Paper StackLet’s Relax StampMini Dated Stamp
I loved the big Hello Happy Puffy Words and knew it would be a great fit for this particular spread. I decided to add them to three photos and spread them out to create a visual triangle. I also added the words left justified to make sure it wouldn’t interfere with the subject of the photos. I love the bold statement it makes to the spread.

I had two small photos I wanted to highlight on a 4″ x 6″ card so I created a hand drawn box in black and where the lines met I stamped the “memories” stamp in black ink using the Let’s Relax Stamp. I wanted the photo to be tucked behind the stamp, so I used an X-acto knife to cut out the stamp from the cardstock. I also added a cut out of the stamped heart from the same Let’s Relax Stamp for some added color.

For the title tag, I choose to use the blue patterned paper from the Shine 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack as a base. I thought it would go well with the strong blues on the page. I added more of the Hello Happy Puffy Words, mostly because I wanted more on the spread. After thinking about how I wanted to add the dates, I looked again to the labels from the June Kit and June Blank Label Stickers. I used two different yellow labels on the left and right side of the tag and made sure it interacted with the edge. I then stamped the dates using the Mini Dated Stamp. I love how the yellow pops against the blue.

That’s it for this week’s spread! I really loved how those Hello Happy Puffy Words helped the photos to pop off the page. What are you doing with those stickers?

Hello. I’m Amy Gretchen and I live in Salt Lake City with my husband and three teenage daughters who keep life interesting. I have been filling up my book shelves with traditional scrapbooks for the past 15+ years and since then my passion has evolved to include everyday photography. I love how photos + words help me to see life more fully and have gratitude for the details. Documenting life on a weekly basis through pocket pages fits perfectly with my goal to capture the everyday moments and keep it simple.
I enjoy teaching what I love and currently share weekly process videos and tips on my YouTube channel to help inspire others to get their stories told. When I’m not documenting life I love to travel, eat chocolate, do jigsaw puzzles, listen to podcasts and learn something new. You can find more of my work on my YouTube feed, at my blog, and on Instagram!
Be sure to come back next week to see Amy’s third blog post with us! Until then, check out her links above to see more of her beautiful pocket pages! 

June Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

There are so many beautiful possibilities available for your paper crafting projects using the June 2018 Kit and extras, and today we have a second round of design team inspiration for you, utilizing all of our new product in such a beautiful way! Check out these amazing projects, and get inspired to create as soon as your June box arrives!

Fun in the Sun by Daniela – supplies used | June 2018 Kit, June 2018 Digital Cut File, Yellow Puffy Alphabet StickersBright Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Shine AcrylicShine 6″ x 6″ Paper StackLet’s Relax Stamp, Mini Dated StampNoteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Morning Routine pocket page spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | June 2018 Kit, June Blank Label StickersBright Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts

We Just Love Her by Melissa Mann – supplies used | June 2018 KitJune Labels, Black Cardstock Alphabet StickersHello Happy Puffy Words, Shine 6″ x 6″ Paper StackChloe Alphabet StampNoteworthy Bits and Pieces, Noteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

About This pocket page layout by Susan Brochu – supplies used | June 2018 KitLet’s Relax Stamp

Fun in the Sunshine by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | June 2018 KitJune Blank Label StickersHello Happy Puffy Words, Puffy Star StickersShine AcrylicBright Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Shine 6″ x 6″ Paper StackLet’s Relax Stamp, All the Details StampNoteworthy Bits and Pieces, Noteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy Epoxy Stickers

Life is Good by Heather Leopard – supplies used | June 2018 Kit, Summer Wood Veneer FramesHello Happy Puffy Words, Bright Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsShine 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Fun in the Sun by Neela Nalam – supplies used | June 2018 Kit, Hello Happy Puffy Words, Bright Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Shine 6″ x 6″ Paper StackLet’s Relax Stamp

Friends and Frosé by Jamie Leija — supplies used | June 2018 KitBright Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsShine 6″ x 6″ Paper StackLet’s Relax Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp, All the Details Stamp, Hazel Alphabet Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
Be sure to grab your June Kit and add-ons while supplies last, to document your sunny, summer memories! 

Happy Pockets with Candace Perkins

Pocket pages can be so fun to create, but how do you coordinate all of those little canvases across a big double-page spread? Using products from our shop is one way, as they are specially coordinated to work together seamlessly! Today, design team member Candace Perkins is here to give us some tips on how to get the most out of your pocket pages! Let’s take a look:
Hello friends! It’s Candace here with you to share a bit of pocket page inspiration using the June 2018 Kit and extras in the shop. I had so much fun creating this spread! Even with the summer theme and colors of the kit, I was able to complete a spread all about an everyday week in November. I pulled out the June Kit along with the coordinating extras and a few stamp sets from the shop and I got to creating and playing!

Supplies | June 2018 Kit, So Very Happy PrintablesJune Blank Label Stickers, Kraft Tags, Summer Wood Veneer Frames, Title Builder Vol. 2 Wood VeneerHello Happy Puffy Words, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Shine 6″ x 6″ Paper StackTitle Builder Vol. 2 Stamp, All the Details Stamp
I started by filling the pockets with photos from the week and coordinating tags from the June Kit. I also used a few of the So Very Happy Printable tags this month to add the “love you” filler tag and “so very happy” journaling tag—which I added my journaling directly to the digital file before printing.

Here are a few tips and tricks that helped me bring this spread together in a snap:
1. Use coordinating fonts across your spread for balance and to create a theme. The words “hashtag,” “together,” and “the best,” all from the Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp help to tie the left and right sides of my spread together.
2. Add dimension to your tags by cutting out shapes and popping them up directly on top of your cards.

3. Try using shaped tags in the pockets, like the Kraft Tags.

4. Create a focal point on your spread using large stickers, fonts or sentiments, like I did here using the Hello Happy Puffy Words and Title Builder Vol. 2 Wood Veneer:

This was such a fun spread to create! I loved playing with all the June goodies. I hope this inspires you and gives you a few ideas on how to use your June Kit to document your special moments and memories. I can’t wait to see what you create!

A Celebratory Mini Album with Laura Wonsik

One of our newest products is made just for mini projects: the Aqua Acrylic Album! This beautiful, bright acrylic bundle comes with a front and back cover, sized at 6″ x 4″, as well as two 1-1/2″ book rings. All you have to do is create the interior pages to tell a story that is anything but miniature! Design team member Laura Wonsik did just that with the mini album that she’s sharing with you today, and we know it will give you all kinds of ideas for how to craft one of your own! Let’s take a look: 
Hello! It’s Laura Wonsik here, and I have to tell you, I have been scrapbooking for a (really) long time but I have never seen a mini-album quite like this new acrylic one! I was so excited to fill it up because as soon as I saw it I knew just what stories I wanted it to hold.

My best friend’s son’s birthday is coming up and she really loved the last mini album I made for her, so I decided to make another one!

This album comes with really big binder rings, which made me realize that this album is perfect to grow along with her son!

My friend has a tradition of taking a photo of her son every year with the number of balloons of his age.

I asked her to email me the photos from the last three birthdays as well as the day he was born and I created a mini birthday album that is meant to be added to every year. She wrote a few sentences about the year, as well as documentation about his birthday party.

Every year from now on, my gift to Max will be sending him two 4″ x 6″ photos, printed out and ready to be placed in the album as well as some journaling that his mom sends to me.

I hope that you find a great way to use this album yourself, and let’s all wish Max a big, happy 4th birthday!
Supplies | Aqua Acrylic Album, June 2018 Kit, June Blank Label StickersDark Navy Cardstock Alphabet StickersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Bright Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsShine 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack

Stamped Label Fun with Nancy Damiano

The Hazel Alphabet Stamp has the perfect sized typewriter font for any type of project—including pocket pages! Today, we have Nancy Damiano with us to share a colorful pocket page that includes lovely Hazel Alphabet stamped labels to notate her titles and create repetition on her page. Let’s take a look:
Hey there Elle fans! It’s Nancy here today with a look at the Hazel Alphabet Stamp. Let’s put it to work on a pocket page full of vacation memories!
Supplies | June 2018 Kit, Hello Happy Puffy Words, Hazel Alphabet Stamp, All the Details StampNoteworthy Double-Sided Journaling TagsNoteworthy Epoxy Stickers
The smaller size and typographic font of the Hazel Alphabet Stamp make it perfect for filling out all of those pretty little label die cuts in the monthly kits. I used dye based inks to get a clear, crisp stamped image every time.

The ink colors were coordinated to match the color in the labels from the June 2018 Kit. This gives it a custom look while giving the entire design a streamlined look. Each label describes the photo it’s placed on with the who or where of where it was taken.

Remember that you can also stamp right on the 4″ x 6″ tags, or even on the photos themselves. Just be sure to use Staz-On ink so that the titles don’t smear.

I love that the Hazel Alphabet Stamp has the look of a giant typewriter. It’s just big enough for bold titles, but small enough for all of those labels and fill in the blank tags in the monthly kits. Add some color and get busy stamping your titles out!

One Product, Three Ways: Chloe Alphabet Stamp

Have you checked out our newest alphabet stamp in the shop? The Chloe Alphabet Stamp is playful and whimsical, just what you need to round out the other alphas in your stash! Today we have Nathalie Leonelli, Susan Brochu and Neela Nalam sharing how they used this new alphabet stamp in fun and creative ways. Let’s see what they created: 
NATHALIE | Hello, this is Nathalie and I am here to share with you how I was inspired by the just released Chloe Alphabet Stamp in the creation of one of my pocket spreads:

Supplies | June 2018 Kit, Kraft TagsJune Blank Label Stickers, Puffy Star StickersBright Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsChloe Alphabet Stamp
What a fun font! I ended up using it in several different ways. First, I stamped with the capital letters and numbers on a kraft tag to indicate the dates on my title tag. I also created bullet points by using the “+” sign sideways on a journaling tag from the June Kit. I also stamped with the lower case letters to stamp a single word from my son’s vocabulary. It fits nicely onto a label and adds a personal touch. Also, remember to think creatively and look at your alpha stamps as pattern makers! I used the lower case “W” to create scallops on this blue striped tag, and I love the result:

Finally, I switched to StazOn ink and stamped directly onto my photo because I am a big fan of that look. I love that this set includes upper and lower cases plus lots of symbols, such as the quotation marks. It is the only alpha stamp I own that has them!
Now let’s look at the many more uses you can get out of this fabulous set…

SUSAN | As soon as I saw the playful Chloe Alphabet Stamp, I knew I wanted to use it on a page featuring my daughters when they were young. Since the stamp set includes both upper and lowercase letters, it was perfectly suited for a long title that would make a big statement on my layout.

Supplies | Chloe Alphabet StampNoteworthy Bits and Pieces, Noteworthy Cutouts, Noteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Stack
The yellow striped background paper from the Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Stack that I selected for my background had ready-made guidelines for my stamping.  I stamped the key words using the  Chloe Alphabet Stamp in all capitals and used lowercase letters for the rest. And can I also say how much I love an alphabet stamp that includes punctuation?!

Once I filled the right side of the page with the title, I added two photos, matted on a blue striped paper from the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack. I embellished with a few blue embellishments I pulled from the Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers, Noteworthy Bits and Pieces and Cutouts, and added a single yellow heart to connect the two photos. I hope I’ve given you some inspiration for making a bold, eye-catching title using this fun new stamp!

NEELA | The Chloe Alphabet Stamp has a fun and playful feel to it and I really like the fact that it has upper and lower case! I decided to make a card for my son who is graduating from the 8th grade with this alphabet stamp. I stamped the words “congrats” with the uppercase and “you” with the lower case in a staggered and playful manner to reflect the style of the stamp.

I also felt that I could complete the phrase using the word “absolutely” from the Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp and then added the acrylic word “shine” to complete the phrase. I then stamped some diamond and asterisks from both of the stamp sets.

To add a pop of color and finish off the card, I added a strip of patterned paper at the top of the card from the Shine 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack.

Show us how you’re using the Chloe Alphabet Stamp by using the hashtag #EllesStudio when posting your project on Instagram! You could win a gift certificate to the shop, and be featured on our blog and Instagram feed just for sharing!