June Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

We hope you’ve had a chance to check out our new, June Kit and add-ons, as well as the fabulous projects we’ve shared here on the blog so far using these products! Today we have another round of design team layouts, pocket pages and traveler’s notebooks to to share with you, and we know that one will spark an idea for you to create this summer with these fun, new products! Let’s take a look!

Fun Times by Daniela – supplies used | Wood Veneer Stars, Jane Alphabet Stickers – Navy, Magical Memories Journaling TagsMagical Memories Phrase StickersMagical Memories Acetate Die CutsMagical Memories Puffy StickersMagical Memories So Much Fun Wood VeneersMagical Memories Acrylic Hearts and StarsMagical Memories Fun Times Acrylic, Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Magical Memories Stamp

May pocket page spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | June 2019 KitSummer Phrase Stickers, Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, May Wood Veneer, Magical Memories Acetate Die Cuts

Picnic Time traveler’s notebook spread by Patricia Roebuck – supplies used | June 2019 KitJune Labels, Summer Phrase StickersSummer Puffy Stickers, Lime Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Summer Wood VeneersBeautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper StackSummertime Stamp

June Family by Candace Perkins – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, On This Day In June Journaling Tags, Summer Phrase StickersWood Veneer Stars, Family Acrylic

April 2019 by Wendy Antenucci – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, Currently Journaling Tags, Summer Phrase Stickers, Summer Puffy StickersLime Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Wood Veneer Stars, Summer Wood Veneers, April Wood Veneer, Summertime Stamp

Swim by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, June 2019 Digital Cut FileJune Print and Cut LabelsSummer Phrase StickersSummer Puffy Stickers, Navy Puffy Alphabet StickersSummertime StampNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Magical Days traveler’s notebook spread by Steph Grimes – supplies used | Magical Memories Journaling TagsMagical Memories Puffy StickersGold Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Magical Memories Stamp

All About Me: June pocket page spread by Sabrina Poole – supplies used | June 2019 KitJune LabelsSummer Phrase StickersSummer Puffy StickersSummertime Stamp

Keep watching our blog for more daily posts using our June kit and extras, and pin them easy creating for when your Elle’s Studio box arrives on your doorstep!

Lovely Leftovers with Mary-Ann Maldonado

Sometimes less is more, and using the last little bits and pieces in your Elle’s Studio paper stacks can push you creatively to make something truly amazing! That’s exactly what Mary-Ann Maldonado is showing us here today, with a new layout created with the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack and embellished with our June Kit and extras! Let’s take a look!

Today, I am documenting a family fun layout with my dad and his two grandsons, using the leftover papers from the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack. Remember the layout that I created last month using triangles as a background base?  Those leftover papers are what I used to create this rainbow effect!

Supplies | June 2019 Kit, June Labels, Here’s the Story Journaling Tags, Summer Phrase Stickers, Summer Puffy Stickers, Family Acrylic, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack

I used the woodgrain paper to anchor all of the random cut edges to the left side of the layout.  I also used an entire sheet of the June Labels behind my photo. I wanted the colors from the photo to pop, and this colorful sheet helped!

The June Kit and Summer Puffy Stickers had all of the little embellishments that I needed to create a monochromatic effect on each color block.  I love the rainbow trend that is happening right now. Do you?  

I used the Family Acrylic piece as my title to my page. Adding the Summer Phrase Stickers helped me tell the story of family barbecue fun! 

Even if you cut out random shapes from your patterned papers in the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, you can still use what is leftover create something spectacular! Give it a try today!

Quick and Easy Cards with Kristina Proffitt

Next time you need a last-minute card, don’t head to the nearest drug store—go to your scrap room instead! Today Kristina Proffitt is sharing two sweet and simple cards that you can create in minutes, using our June Kit and extras. Let’s take a look and get some inspiration!

Hi friends! It’s Kristina here and I’m super happy to be sharing just a couple of simple, quick and easy cards that I created using the June Kit and extras  this month! One of the things that I love about Elle’s Studio products is how versatile they are. You can seriously use them for ALL OF THE THINGS—that includes all of the different scrap pieces that you might have as well! So I decided to take some white cardstock and some scrap pieces of patterned paper from the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack and Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack to create two cards that I can give to people to bring a smile to their face. I create cards just like I create my pocket pages and layouts–very simply—but simple can still be beautiful and meaningful, so don’t be intimidated when it comes to creating greeting cards. 

Supplies | June 2019 Kit, Summer Puffy Stickers, Best Friends Acrylic, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack

The June Kit and extras are perfect for whipping up some cards!  An easy thing to do when you’re making a card is to use a 3″ x 4″ tag on the front. That’s exactly what I did on this card using the blue lined tag from the June 2019 Kit and I love the look! I then took some paper from the Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack and cut out a scalloped strip to place next to the card. 

The Best Friends Acrylic was the perfect embellishment to put on the front of this card. I love the dimension it gives the card and adding my own handwriting added a bit of a personal touch, too! Add some Summer Puffy Stickers and some threaded buttons and you have a super cute and easy card, friends! 

I always love using scraps of patterned paper I save for cards. These strips from the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack were calling my name, so I used them on the front of this card. 

The circular “hello” stickers from the Summer Puffy Stickers are perfect for a greeting card and of course I had to use some more puffy heart stickers to complete the card. One thing I love doing is using the die cuts in the kit as a template to create other die cuts with patterned paper. You can see that I took a die cut from the June Kit and created a little banner flag using the yellow striped paper. Not only is it fun to use the die cuts as a template, it also helps when you need a specific color or want to coordinate something and maybe you don’t have a die cut that will work. Make your own!  

So there ya go, friends. Be sure to save those awesome scraps to use on some handmade greetings cards of your own. It’ll brighten someone’s day and you’ll have lots of fun in the process! 

A Playful Block Layout with Melissa Mann

The newest addition to our Large Jane alphabet stamp collection has us seeing stars! This Large Jane Star Alphabet Stamp is perfect for topping the Solid Large Jane Alphabet Stamp, outlining with the Large Jane Outline Alphabet Stamp, or just using on its own! Today Melissa Mann is working her layered, textured paper magic with our newest alphabet stamp, and we know you’ll love her playful page! Let’s take a look!

Hello, everyone! This is Melissa with you here on the blog today and I have a new layout I created using the BRAND NEW Large Jane Star Alphabet Stamp! The Jane stamps are such a great stamp set to have in your scrapping toolbox and I love this new addition to the Large Jane stamp collection!

Supplies | June 2019 Kit, Wood Veneer Stars, Magical Memories Phrase Stickers, Magical Memories Acetate Die Cuts, Magical Memories Puffy Stickers, Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Stars, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

I started this layout by first layering a piece of vellum over the Noteworthy patterned paper, distressing the edges of the vellum for texture. For some added layers, I added a piece of white cardstock that I stamped in various colored inks using the Large Jane Star Alphabet Stamp underneath the pattern paper on the left hand side. I stitched down the length of the paper and then tore the strip of Noteworthy pattern paper off which revealed the stamped cardstock underneath!

I cut out blocks of pattern paper from the Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack and layered them at an angle across my layout to give the layout a playful feel, stitching them down for more texture. Across the middle four blocks, I layered additional cardstock and vellum on top of the patterned paper and adhered the stamped letters “S A G E”. I was trying to achieve the look of alphabet blocks to spell out Sage’s name. I then layered photos, Wood Veneer Stars, Magical Memories Phrase Stickers, die-cuts from the June 2019 Kit, and Magical Memories Acetate Die Cuts to the rest of the blocks. 

I really loved the end result of this layout and loved the BIG title I was able to create using the Large Jane Star Alphabet Stamp and Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die. These stamps are so very versatile and can be used on any of your projects!

Make sure to share how you are using your June 2019 Kit and extras with us in our Facebook Group! Thanks for stopping by!

A Sunny Fall Story with Tracey Fox

Elle’s Studio’s monthly kits and extras always offer such a great combination of seasonal and everyday themes that you can use them to scrapbook practically any story you’re looking to document! Even though there are lots of summer themes in the latest release, when I saw June 2019 Kit’s lively sentiments and pops of orange, the new green shades of puffy alphabet stickers, and the Wood Veneer Stars, I was inspired to print some sunny fall photos from a day at my favorite annual pumpkin festival and create a layout.

Supplies |  June 2019 Kit, Summer Phrase Stickers, Wood Veneer Stars, Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Lime Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Summer Puffy Stickers, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Stars, Large Jane Number Stamp – StarsLarge Jane Alphabet Stamp – SolidLarge Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Number Stamp – Solid and Outline, Summertime Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

After printing and laying out six square photos onto a white cardstock background, I set to creating my page’s title with the amazing Large Jane Alphabet Stamp sets

To create my title, I stamped the letters with black ink using the Large Jane Outline Alphabet Stamps and then used orange, green, blue, and purple inks to fill in the letters with the Large Jane Alphabet Solid Stamps. I used ink that was a shade darker of each color to add the finishing touch of stamping with the new Large Jane Alphabet Star Stamps. The brand new star pattern takes this versatile series of alphabet stamps to the next level, and the corresponding number sets in each style helped me add the year “2018” and an exclamation mark to complete a bold title that stretches across the entire page.

I fussy cut the letters with precision scissors and adhered them to my layout, but if I had a manual diecut machine, I’d have taken advantage of the amazing Large Jane Alphabet and Number Metal Dies.   

I love how the tags in the kit always prompt me to create lists for my journaling on pages! I used the new Green and Lime Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers to fill up this fun orange tag from the June Kit with words describing what we did and ate that day at the Pumpkin Show. 

To finish off the layout, I created a vertical band of scattered embellishments above and below the journaling tag and the title, pulling bits and pieces from the June Kit die cuts, Summer Puffy Stickers, Summer Phrase Stickers and the Wood Veneer Stars, which I backed with pieces of another tag from the kit.

Even though a kit may seem seasonal at first glance, the colors and themes are versatile enough for your memories year-round! Thanks for taking a look!

Summertime Favorites with Guest Designer Elizabeth Heinz

We are SO excited to welcome our June guest designer to the ES blog today: Elizabeth Heinz! Elizabeth’s clean, graphic pocket pages and traveler’s notebooks are full of amazing photography, and most importantly an emphasis on the story the wants to tell, and we are excited to share how she is using the June Kit and add-ons to tell her summer stories over the next few weeks. Let’s take a look at her first project!

Hello friends. I’m delighted to share my first project using a variety of the bright and colorful products in the June release. I chose to create a two-page layout that will live in my 6″ x 8″ “me” album. My design was inspired by a layout done by the gifted Brandi Kincaid.

Supplies | June 2019 Kit, Summer Puffy Stickers, Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Summer Wood Veneers, Magical Memories Phrase Stickers, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper StackMini Dated Stamp

My mind began swirling when I saw the “SUMMERTIME FAVORITE” wood veneer piece in the Summer Wood Veneers.  

As soon as I read it, I began thinking of things I love about summer. As my list grew, I thought it would be fun to include a collage of pictures to illustrate my words.

To start, I created a 6″ x 8″ canvas in Photoshop. To add interest (and support the horizontal or vertical lens of the photo), I sized the photos at different dimensions.  Since the collage was busy, I left a large white border to provide separation. I printed it on 8-1/2×11 photo paper on my Canon Pixma MG7720.  

After my photo was printed, I embellished. I put the Green Puffy Alphabet Sticker numbers on each photo to support my list. I also used the Magical Memories Phrase Stickers on five photos (I almost always do things in odd numbers).  

Since I couldn’t find words to match my photos and I wanted to add some color, I cut three strips from patterned paper in the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack and used my vintage typewriter.  

Next, I added the puffy sun from the Summer Puffy Stickers. For the center, I used a pinked circle punch and a 4″ x 6″ journaling tag from the June 2019 Kit.

For my journaling, I created a 3″ x 8″ canvas in Pages. I typed my words using my favorite font, Remington Noiseless, leaving space at the top for a title and in between each item on my list to use the versatile Mini Dated Stamp to number my list.  

After printing, I stamped the numbers 1-11. I cut the lime green 3″ x 4″ journaling tag from the June Kit to add some color along with a pink puffy heart from the Summer Puffy Stickers. Finally, I used dimensional tape to add the “SUMMERTIME FAVORITE” wood veneer piece (my inspiration for the layout) to the top.  

I hope I provided some insight and inspiration today! Happy crafting!

My name is Elizabeth and I reside in Peoria, Arizona.  I’m married and happily raising two boys, Bailey (19) and Joshua (16).  I also have one affectionate pup, Bond. I work part-time at Midwestern University as a Standardized Patient. I pretend to be a patient for students going through their clinical rotations. When I’m not crafting, I enjoy hiking, reading and gardening. I’m PASSIONATE about writing my story.  It’s not remarkable but it’s MINE.

See more of Elizabeth’s work on her Instagram account, until she shares her next project using the June Kit and add-ons with us next week!

June Reveal Design Team Inspiration

We are so excited to have our June Kit and extras available in the shop, perfect for documenting all of your summer memories! Our design team has been busy creating with all of our fun, new products, and we’re excited to share these new products with you!

Summer Days by Melissa Mann – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, June 2019 Digital Cut File, Summer Phrase Stickers, Summer Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Stars, Magical Memories Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

April 2019 pocket page spread by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, Summer Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Stars, Summer Wood Veneers, April Wood Veneer, Large Wood Veneer Numbers, Magical Memories Stamp

Summer by Daniela – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, Summer Phrase Stickers, Summer Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Stars, Summertime Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Relax traveler’s notebook spread by Patricia Roebuck – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, June Labels, Summer Puffy Stickers, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Summertime Stamp

Family Fireworks by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, June Print and Cut Labels, On This Day In June Journaling Tags, Summer Phrase Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers – Navy, Summer Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Stars, Magical Memories Wood Veneer Confetti, Family Acrylic, Summertime Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Stripes, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Stars, Everyday Phrases Vol. 2 Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Magic Found Here pocket page spread by Kristina Proffitt – supplies used | Magical Memories Journaling TagsMagical Memories Phrase Stickers, Magical Memories Acetate Die Cuts, Magical Memories Puffy Stickers, Magical Memories So Much Fun Wood Veneers, Magical Memories Acrylic Hearts and Stars, Magical Memories Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp

It’s All About the Ears by Wendy Antenucci – supplies used | Magical Memories Journaling TagsMagical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Magical Memories Acetate Die Cuts, Black Puffy Alphabet StickersSummer Wood Veneers, Magical Memories Wood Veneer ConfettiMagical Memories Fun Times Acrylic, Magical Memories StampLarge Jane Alphabet Stamp – StripesLarge Jane Alphabet Metal Die

Water Fun pocket page spread by Sabrina Poole – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, June Labels, Summer Phrase Stickers, Magical Memories Acetate Die Cuts, Summer Puffy Stickers, Lime Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Summertime Stamp

Summer Fun by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, June 2019 Digital Cut File, Summer Phrase Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers – Teal, Summer Puffy Stickers, Summer Wood Veneers, Summertime Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Stripes, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – OutlineLarge Jane Alphabet Metal Die, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Canada Day pocket page spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, Here Is The Story Journaling Tags, Summer Puffy Stickers, Magical Memories Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Stars, Family Acrylic, Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack

Hey, Daisy! by Tracey Fox – supplies used | Here Is The Story Journaling Tags, Magical Memories Journaling TagsMagical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Magical Memories Phrase Stickers, Magical Memories Acetate Die Cuts, Light Purple Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Magical Memories Puffy Stickers, Magical Memories At The Castle Wood Veneers, Magical Memories Acrylic Hearts and StarsMagical Memories StampLarge Jane Alphabet Stamp – StripesLarge Jane Alphabet Metal Die, Mini Dated Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Maker Week pocket page spread by Steph Grimes – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, Summer Phrase Stickers, Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Fuchsia Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Navy Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Typewriter Keys Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Wander Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp

Friends Bowl by Mary-Ann Maldonado – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, Summer Phrase Stickers, Summer Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Stars, Best Friends Acrylic, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – OutlineLarge Jane Alphabet Stamp – Stars, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Relax by Ashley Laura – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Summer Puffy Stickers, Summer Wood Veneers, Family Acrylic

Summertime Favorite by Candace Perkins – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, June 2019 Digital Cut File, Summer Wood Veneers, Magical Memories Stamp

Mexico traveler’s notebook spread by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | June 2019 Kit, June 2019 Digital Cut File, Here Is The Story Journaling Tags, Summer Puffy Stickers, Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Summertime Stamp, Wood Veneer Stars, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Stars, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack

Be sure to pick up our summery, new June products while supplies last!

Our June kit + add-ons have arrived!

Our June reveal is here and we can’t wait for you to see all of the brand new and exclusive products that are now available in our shop today! Our June kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 26 die cuts, that will work great on your scrapbooking layouts, pocket pages, 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 those and so much more!

Here’s the first look at all of the fun tags and die cuts included in this kit:

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 our $9.99 price and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping each month, on products added to your order with a subscription! If you haven’t started a subscription yet, you’ll want to read below for details!

Check out all of the new and exclusive add-ons we have available this month! All of our coordinating add-ons can be purchased separately, so you have a chance to pick the products that work for your stash and what you’re documenting now, and if you need more than one, you can purchase multiples, too! The new items added to the shop for June are: stamps (Summertime, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Stars, and Large Jane Number Stamp – Stars) puffy stickers (Summer, Green Alphabet Stickers, and Lime Green Alphabet Stickers), wood veneers (Summer, stars, and June), acrylics (family and best friends), Summer phrase stickers, Here’s the Story journaling tags, June labels, and On This Day in June journaling tags.

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

While your checking out our newest products for June, don’t forget to check out our brand new collection: Magical Memories! Our new collection features the perfect colors and sentiments to capture all your special memories at the park! It has 6 x 6 papers, a 6 x 8 inch stamp, journaling tags and die cuts, wood veneers, stamps, puffy stickers, and MORE!

We were also able to restock our Magical Memories 6 x 8 inch stamp!

Subscribers, you can start bundling now! Not a subscriber? Don’t wait any longer to sign up – Today is the perfect day to sign up and save on shipping! 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 daytime hours from 8:00 am PST to 4:00 pm PST) 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 look at the items on sale for our subscribers only this month:

Subscribers: Pick up these six items for FREE to 20% off during our 24 hour bundling period that is going on now and ends on Tuesday, June 11th at 8:00 am PST! Please 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.

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 their projects 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 team’s projects on the blog later today, and throughout the entire month!

Thank you so much for joining us today and for all of your support! We are excited to see how you use these new products! You can share your projects with us in our Facebook group and 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!

3 Tips for Using Your Kit Scraps and Leftovers

We love to give you inspiration here on the blog to help you to use your kits to document your most precious memories, and today design team member Steph Grimes is sharing three amazing tips, along with a new pocket page spread, for how you can put your May Kit and extras to good use in your album before we move on to our June goodies!

Hi everyone! It’s Steph here with a new pocket page I created using what was leftover from my May Kit and extras. I put together this two-page 6” x 12” pocket spread about my recent morning ritual of yoga and walking. I didn’t have much of my kit left, so I had to get creative with what I was going to use and how I was going to use it. I’ve come up with three tips for using your kit leftovers that I’d like to share with you today.

Supplies | May 2019 Kit, Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Everyday Goodness Epoxy Stickers, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Everyday Phrases Vol. 2 Stamp

I’ve been *obsessed* with this beautiful pinky coral color that’s been showing up in the kits this year and the May Kit had a bunch of it, much to my delight. Now, I’ve been hoarding it all year, but decided that the way to show my true love for this color was to use it up, but I hadn’t done so yet. It matched perfectly with the photos I had to go along with this story so that’s what I started with. I love how the “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning…” journaling tag incorporates the coral color and made a really great title card for this spread, so I used this as the starting point for the whole spread. Here’s what I had leftover from the May Kit and extras:

1. Use die-cuts and scraps to make your own journaling tag

I didn’t have enough leftover 3” x 4” journaling tags that could accommodate a decent amount of journaling, so I used the 1, 2, 3 arrows from the May Kit die-cuts as a starting point for creating my own. I used each arrow as a jumping-off point to write about a reason I loved this morning routine. For a little added embellishment, I cut out some of the rectangles in matching colors from a scrap of the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack colored blocks patterned paper and used the Everyday Phrases Vol. 2 Stamp to find a suitable phrase to stamp on this journaling card.

2. Alter journaling tags to make your supplies go further

Don’t be afraid to alter your journaling tags! You can really stretch your supplies by using the journaling tags in creative ways on your layouts and pocket pages. On this spread, I cut apart the journaling tag with the “bullet point” hearts and used those as labels on each of my photos to add a little more context for each one.

3. Embellish journaling tags with add-ons and stamps

The add-ons to the main kit and the stamp sets are some of my favorite products because they far outlast the lifetime of the monthly kit supplies. The journaling tags and die-cuts are the first things from the kit to get used up for me, so the extras and the stamp sets help me enjoy the themes and styles of each kit for a long time and help me to create additional embellishments and custom elements for my layouts and spreads.

On the back of the spread (the right side in the full project photo above) I wanted to carry-over the same color scheme from the front side. I used the 3” x 4” library card May Kit journaling tag as a place to hold more information about the yoga / walking challenge I was taking part in. I made a title from the Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, and added in a touch of yellow with half of a die cut label I had leftover from the May Kit and one of the Everyday Goodness Epoxy Stickers.

Finally, I used the journaling tag with the repeated “this is the best part” phrase and added one of the Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts to the open space on the bottom. I decided it needed a little something else, so I stamped out the phrase “making things happen” from the Everyday Phrases Vol. 2 Stamp in an aqua color and added that to the card as well. Having the stamp sets to use really helps to stretch your supplies as well because you can create some of your own elements to use in addition to the items in your kit or in place of items you may have already used.

So there you have it: a few ideas for how to use the leftovers and scraps from your monthly kits. Do you like to use all the bits and pieces, including your scraps, from each month’s kit? What have you made with them? Share your “scrappy” projects on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio and let us know how you use your leftovers and scraps!

Design Team Sneak Peeks

Our June kit and add-ons reveal is almost here and we are excited to be able to share these amazing sneak peeks of projects our design team made using all the new products that will be available soon! Our June reveal is going to be full of exclusive products that we’ve designed to coordinate with our June kit and this month our kit + add-ons will have you ready to document all your special memories and stories!

Get ready to pick up our June kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Monday, June 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 kit subscriber? Now is the perfect time to sign up! We have a handful of spots left were you can start with our May kit now! Or, wait until June 10th to sign up and start with our June kit! With our risk free monthly kit 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 NEW and previously released items during the 24-hour bundling period! Above is a preview of our June discounts and savings that will be available for our subscribers starting on June 10th! 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 Monday, June 10th at 8:00 am PST! We hope to see you there!