Our July kit + add-ons have arrived!

How is your summer going?! We hope you are having fun and taking tons of photos to document all those special memories and moments! Our July exclusive kit has arrived in our shop and this kit will have you ready to document all those special moments and more! Plus, it will take you right into the month of August!

July’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 is what our July kit looks like:

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 lots 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 (summer and gray alphabet), acrylics (little stars, you shine so bright, and snapshot), cork tags, everyday circle stickers, small labels, vellum labels, and wood veneer cameras!

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!

You’ll also want to stop by our SALE section! It’s Christmas in July with select items on sale now through July 15th. Some of these items are limited and may sell out quickly!

Did you see our BIG announcement last month? We have extended the bundling period and subscribers now have 24 hours to add to your kit order, 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 when you are logged into your kit subscriber account. Here’s a peek of the items on sale for our subscribers only this month:

Have you started a subscription yet? If not, you should! With a subscription, you will be guaranteed a kit each month, lock in our launch day special price of $9.99 + shipping, have access to subscriber only sale items (during bundling), and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month during our 24 hour bundling. 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 us up to 2 hours (during business hours) 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.

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 today and for all your support! We are so honored to have you using our products to document all your special moments and we can’t wait to see what you create! If you are posting on Instagram, make sure you use the #EllesStudio hashtag for a chance to be featured on our feed and win a gift certificate to our shop!

July Design Team Gallery Sneak Peeks


Our July kit + add-ons reveal is just a couple days away and we are so excited to share these amazing sneak peeks of projects that our design team made using all the new products that will be available soon! Our July kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 25 die cuts! Get ready to pick up our July kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Monday, July 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! This month we also have over 12 new add-ons that coordinate with our kit and that will be available for purchase separately.

We announced new benefits for our kit subscribers last month! We have extended the bundling period – you now have 24 hours to add to your kit order, 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.

Have you started a subscription yet? If not, you should! With a subscription, you will be guaranteed a kit each month, lock in our launch day special price of $9.99, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month during bundling. 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, July 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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Summer mini album with Michelle Wedertz

Today Michelle Wedertz is here to share that our journaling tags aren’t just for pocket pages! She has created an amazing mini album with the new Summer journaling tags, and we are thrilled to share it with you today!

When I received the Summer journaling tags in the mail, I instantly knew that I wanted to make a mini-album with them to document a recent day spent at a nearby water park. Even though these tags would work perfectly in a pocket page spread or a layout, I had been craving a different kind of a project and I thought this would fit the bill!


When I pulled together my supplies for this quick album, I went straight for the 6×6 paper pack from the Live Laugh Love collection and the cool Dated stamp. These two items are what I call “staple items” because they really go well with anything and help to create a solid foundation for my photos. The colors in the Live Laugh Love collection are also a perfect match to the Summer journaling tags! These few ingredients were really all that I needed to put the album together.

Supplies | Summer Journaling Tags, Summer Puffy Stickers (available July 10th),  Live Laugh Love 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Dated Stamp, Black Puffy Stickers, and Fun Outdoors Wood Veneers.

So there you have it, a quick and easy project that you can easily finish in one sitting!

A sneak peek of what is coming on July 10th!


Happy July, everyone! Our July kit + add-ons reveal is almost here and we cannot wait for you to see everything we have in store! This month our kit + add-ons will have you ready to document all your everyday real life moments, summer, and more! Plus, it will take you right into the month of August! July’s kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 25 die cuts!

Get ready to pick up our July kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Monday, July 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!

You’ll also want to make sure you check out all our coordinating add-ons this month – they include puffy stickers, vellum, stickers, acrylics, stamps, cork tags, wood veneer, and more!

We announced new benefits for our kit subscribers last month! We have extended the bundling period – you now have 24 hours to add to your kit order, 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.

Have you started a subscription yet? If not, you should! With a subscription, you will be guaranteed a kit each month, lock in our launch day special price of $9.99, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month during bundling. 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, July 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!

#EllesStudio Spottings on Instagram!


 
Welcome to the July edition of #EllesStudio Spottings! Each month, we will choose six Instagram posts featuring the hashtag #EllesStudio on a project photo to highlight on our @ellesstudio account, as well as here on the blog. The chosen accounts will also receive a $10 gift certificate to the Elle’s Studio shop! Be sure to use the hashtag on your next creation posted to Instagram to be featured and entered to win for next month, and be sure to check out the Instagram accounts of these talented scrapbookers!


 
We love @emma_kw3 ‘s scallop circles created from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack and how she used the Live Laugh Love Puffy Stickers to create her title on this beautiful layout, left. On the right, @melissakdavies is putting her new Stanley Alphabet to good use, in both the solid and outline!


 
On the left, @amycoose certainly knows how to make good use of white space, and we love what she created using the Live Laugh Love Collection! On the right, we thought it was a great idea that @jayandxansmom added more color to the summer words 3″ x 4″ tag from the June 2017 Kit. We love seeing you all document your summer!
 

 
@ms_craftypants “wowed” us with her beautiful layout about love using the Live Laugh Love Collection on the left. On the right, we love the pops of color that @celenayestrada added to her clean, white background using the May 2017 Kit.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us, ladies! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize!

We can’t wait to see what you create this month with our products on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! Be sure to tag us for another chance to win!

Documenting Summer with Jennifer Chapin

We are excited to share with you today how Jennifer Chapin used our new summer products combined with our Live Laugh Love collection to create this fun layout!

Hi everyone! Jen here, and today I am sharing a layout I created using some of the Summer products available in the shop. I started by printing my photo directly on to the background of my page; this one is sized at 8.5×11. I have been loving that size lately!

Supplies | Summer Journaling Tags, Summer Stamp, Summer Acrylic Shapes, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ paper, Live Laugh Love Washi Tape, Live Laugh Love Enamel Dots, and Tiny Star Stickers.

After my photo was printed, I used some papers from the Live Laugh Love collection to embellish the top and bottom, then stitched through those. I layered on some of the Summer journaling cards as well as the acrylic sun shape. I also had fun using the Summer stamp set!

After adding a few enamel dots and star stickers, along with my journaling, the layout was complete. This is a quick way to scrapbook a large photo that will have a big impact on your page. Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a great week!

Title Builder Fun with Nancy Damiano

We designed the Title Builder Collection to help scrapbookers come up with titles on their layout, but Nancy Damiano is with us today sharing how you can also use the Title Builder supplies as design elements on your cards or pages! So clever! Let’s see what she created.

Hey everyone, it’s Nancy here with a look at the brand new Title Builder Collection. Let’s take a closer look at how we can get creative with words.


 
Supplies | Title Builder BundleTitle Builder Stamp, Title Builder Acrylic, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love Wood Veneer, Live Laugh Love Bits and Pieces, Live Laugh Love Enamel Dots, Puffy Heart Stickers

While you can certainly create many traditional titles with this stamp set, I wanted to do something a little bit different to push the design envelope. My idea was to use as many of the stamps as possible – a word overload!


 
Start the design by cutting out a 4.75” circle of yellow polka dot paper from the Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection and adhering it to the center of the page. This will be your guideline for getting a perfect word arch. Use pigment ink to get the best coverage and remember to heat set the ink so that it doesn’t smear.

Alternate the larger script words and smaller lines of text from the Title Builder Stamp, along with the Title Builder Acrylic until you make your way around the circle. Lastly, fill in some of the blank spaces with rows of enamel dots. Remember, you can always go back and add a few more lines of stamped text where you need it. Notice that some of my stamped text overlaps. That’s helps create the arch of words.


 
Now let’s take a look at the Title Builder Alphabet Stamp. Again, I chose to use every single stamp in the set.


 
Supplies | Title Builder BundleTitle Builder Stamp, Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, Puffy Heart Stickers, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love Enamel Dots

To create this card, peel the backing off the stamp set. Remove the individual stamps from the second row only. Spell out the name of your card’s recipient in that same row, replacing the missing stamps as you go. Be careful to place the stamps down in a reverse image!


 
You should now have a block of text, still on the clear backing that the stamps came on. Place a little removable adhesive on the flat side of that clear backing and mount onto a clear acrylic block. Perfect spacing made easy!

I inked one row at a time, using a Post-It note as a mask. Row by row, until the card was completed. Place the finished piece on a sheet of rainbow patterned paper from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack and it’s almost done. The final step is to use the Title Builder Stamp to create the “you are awesome” sentiment. A sprinkle of a puffy heart and enamel dot complete the card.


 
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you’ve been inspired to make a stamped text inspired layout of your own! Don’t forget to pick up the Title Builder Bundle today!

Journaling Tag Love with Jill Sprott

It’s easy to mix and match the journaling tags that you receive in our monthly exclusive kits, collections and special mini collections, and today Jill Sprott is showing you just how beautiful those pairings can be! Let’s take a look at what she created.

The monthly kits and exclusive collections from Elle’s Studio always contain lots of journaling tags, which are often way too cute and colorful for their own good, triggering hoarding and stockpiling tendencies. Instead of letting the tags languish in my stash, however, I gathered together a bunch of them and layered them on this layout.


 
Supplies | June Kit, Hello Sunshine Stamp, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Puffy Heart Stickers, March 2017 Kit, Love You Journaling Tags, Today Sticker LabelsRead StampLive Laugh Love Double-Sided Journaling Tags, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love Washi Tape Stickers

Each component helps to create a snapshot of my daughter at age nineteen, with each tag serving as a home for words and accents.


 
Because there is so much going on, I opted to use a simple color scheme of blue, green, and yellow, along with a gallon/quart/pint approach — that is, I used quite a bit of one color, less of a second color, and even less of a third color.


 
To create the title, I flipped over a journaling tag and stamped letters from the solid Stanley Alphabet Stamp first in shades of blue and green, and then stamped over them in a slightly different position using black ink and the letters from the Stanley Alphabet Outline.

This page first and foremost celebrates one of my favorite people, but it’s also a shout-out to something that Elle’s Studio has made a staple for me as a scrapbooker: the versatile journaling tag.

An Everyday Adventures Inspired Mini Album with Meghann Andrew

Hello! It’s Meghann Andrew with you today! As you may know, I am the Classroom Coordinator here at Elle’s Studio, and I am so proud of the classes that have been produced here, giving you inspiration from some of the most talented designers in the industry. The Everyday Adventures Mini Album Class was no exception, and seeing the projects come into my inbox was like opening a present for each and every submittal! I typically don’t get to create a project myself for the classes, but I was so inspired by the content, as well as the amazing projects created by the contributing designers, I just had to create my own mini album based on little facts about my daughter at her current age—and what could be more “everyday” than that?
 

 
Supplies | Everyday Adventures Mini Album Class with Stamp & Digital Files, Everyday Adventures Product Bundle, Jonah Alphabet Stamp, Dated Stamp, The Story Of Stamp
 
Like the mini album created by Barbara Picinich in the class, I unknowingly used the same flipboard style wooden album! I was so drawn to her clean and graphic design, and I wanted my album to be similar in that sense. I removed the filler pages that came with the album, but kept the transparent acetate cover, attaching a grouping of embellishment in the bottom right corner, which included the stamped title, “You are 4,” using the Jonah, Dated and The Story Of Stamp.
 

 
My first page features the image that you see on the cover, since it was only separated with a transparent cover page. Patterned paper created the foundation for my album pages, just like Jennifer Gallacher’s mini album in the class. On the first page, I used the patterned stripe from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack and as Mel Blackburn’s recommended in her class lesson, I only used these colors throughout the entire album to make it cohesive from page to page.
 
Since the pages were only 6″ long, and I wanted mine to be 7″ to fit with the album, I cut a coordinating pattern to the same width of the page, 4.75″ and 2″ high, scoring it in half and sewing the bottom edge to the top of my patterned paper, giving me elongated pages.
 

 
On every page of my album, I featured a 4″ x 4″ photo, that I backed with white cardstock. I used the digital labels included with the class to add my journaling in Photoshop before printing and cutting, allowing me to add the maximum amount of words in a small space. I also made sure that I had stamped images on every page, using the Everyday Adventures Stamp, and included just a few small embellishments.
 

 
One of Kristin Tweedale’s tips from the class was to create interest with banners or tags sticking out from the pages, so I added several labels to the page edges, as well as this tag with my daughter’s name, that was purely for embellishment!
 

 
In Laura Wonsik’s lesson, she recommends creating “clusters” of embellishment, which allows for the maximum amount of white space on each page. I loved compiling these clusters with the digital die cuts, Live Laugh Love Bits and Pieces, Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneers, Washi Tape, Enamel Dots and the Everyday Adventures Stamp.
 

 
Check out the complete mini album on my blog, and be sure to find the Everyday Adventures Class with or without the beautiful coordinating stamp in the Elle’s Studio shop. Also don’t forget about the product bundle, which, along with the tips and inspiration found in the class content, will make your mini album simple to assemble!
 
I loved coordinating this class, as well as taking it! If you’ve been inspired by the Everyday Adventures Mini Album Class, too, we’d love to see what you’ve created. Please post your album to Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio !

Title Builder Fun + a Process Video with Jen Chapin!

We are beyond excited about the reaction that the Title Builder products received last week! The bundle of the Title Builder Stamp, Alphabet Stamp, Wood Veneer and Acrylic is perfect for perfecting your scrapbook layout and pocket page titles, and today Jen Chapin is with us to show how she put Title Builder to use on her newest layout! 

Hey everyone! It’s Jen, and today I’m super excited to share a layout and video with you using the new Title Builder products. These stamps and embellishments are great for building both titles and journaling on your layouts.
 

 
Supplies | Title Builder Stamp, Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, Live Laugh Love Bits and Pieces, Live Laugh Love Enamel Dots, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper CollectionPuffy Heart Stickers

For this layout, I used the stamps and different colored inks to create a long title which I combined with my journaling. I also used pieces from the Live Laugh Love collection.
 

 
Watch the video to see how this layout came together!