Creating a colorful background with Allie Stewart

We are always inspired by the backgrounds that Allie Stewart creates on her pages, and today’s layout is no exception! She was inspired by one of our most popular products, the Puffy Heart Stickers, to create a page with such an eye-catching rainbow design! Let’s see how it came together.

Hi everyone! Today I have a super easy and fun layout to share using the new June exclusive items! I was inspired by the new Puffy Heart Stickers, and decided to make them the main focal point on my page.

Supplies | June Kit, Cork Tabs, Puffy Heart Stickers, Smile Acrylic, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

I used my Sillhouette Cameo to sketch nested circles onto the woodgrain background from the Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection. Next, I poked holes for stitching in each circle, and hand-stitched in rainbow order to match the hearts. It didn’t take very long at all, because they were all just a straight stitch. I put on a movie and was done in no time!

After my background was completed, I used tags from the June Kit for the layers around my photo . I used a small photo in order to keep as much of the stitched background visible as possible. I added the Smile Acrylic for my title, and used some of the die cuts from the kit around the title. My favorite embellishments this month are the adorable Cork Tabs, and my layout wasn’t complete without one!


As you can see, this layout was very easy to make! Letting the background do all the talking makes the process go quickly. It was fun using an embellishment to create a background! This would be a neat technique to try with other shapes. Be sure to check out the new June release for these and other awesome new products. Thanks for joining me today!

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One Product, Three Ways: Stanley Alphabet Stamps

If you checked out the new projects created by our design team with the new June releases, you may have seen that we’re going just a bit crazy over the new guy in the shop— Stanley. Our new perfect alphabet stamp comes in both a solid and outline, and today Neela, Laura and Daniela are sharing how they used them on their projects! Let’s take a look at what they created.


 
Supplies | Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, June Labels


 
Laura Hager | This was one of the most fun scrapbook layouts I’ve made. It was so fun to experiment and play with the different ink colors. I’ve been working a lot on my garden, so I wanted to document some of the plants I’ve added and that I hope to add soon. The Stanley alphabet stamp sets are so great! There are so many possibilities for this combination of stamps. To make this layout, I first cut twelve 3″ x 3″ squares of white cardstock. I set them all out and then started stamping. I stamped the first name of a plant with the solid alphabet and then another continuing across, then down to fill up the entire page. I made sure to switch up the ink colors, so the same color wasn’t adjacent to itself. When I added all the colors, I went back over the words with the outline alphabet in black. Lastly, I added a current photo of my garden and a June Label that I typed on. I love how this layout turned out! It was so fun to work on and the colors really brightened my album!


 
Supplies | June Kit, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Patriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic, Tiny Star Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Arrow Stickers, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Neela Nalam
| You have to trust me when I say that I am not a great stamper, but these stamps are forgiving! For my project, I decided to use the stamps to create a title. I wanted to use both the filled and the outline stamps. I first stamped the solid alphabet with StazOn blue ink, then stamped the outline alphabet slightly to the right of the filled letter with black ink. This gave the letters a dimensional feel. There was a lot of movement in the photos from my son’s baseball season, but I wanted to bring in more by placing the photos at an angle, so I followed suit with the title and other embellishments.


 
Supplies | June Kit, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Patriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed AcrylicJune Labels, White Puffy Alphabet StickersLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection


 
Daniela Dobson | I used the solid alphabet to stamp on white cardstock with blue ink. The easiest way to do this is to lay the  stamps, still on the transparent package backing, face up on your desktop, ink them carefully by dabbing your ink pad to the stamp surface, and pressing a piece of cardstock on the surface of the stamps, applying pressure evenly all over to the stamped image.

To embellish the front I added a journaling card with stamped “hello,” using the same blue ink and then outlining some of the letters with black ink using the Stanley outline alphabet. I added “friend” using the White Puffy Alphabet Stickers to a blue June Label.

How will you use the Stanley alphabet stamps on your projects? Be sure to share your creation on Instagram, using the hashtag #EllesStudio for a chance to be featured here on our blog, and win a gift certificate to the shop!

Puppy Love with Tessa Buys

Primary colors are always an easy choice. They’re neither masculine or feminine, and can be useful for a variety of subjects. If you’ve seen our June 2017 Kit, you’ll know that it’s full of bright colors, featuring a lot of red, blue and yellow! Today, Tessa Buys is with us to share a page that she started with primary colors, all about puppy love! Let’s see what she made.
 
Hello, Elle’s Studio friends! I’ve had these adorable photos of my little girl doggy-sitting her cousins’ pet just waiting to be scrapped, but the colors in the pictures were throwing me off… until the June Kit arrived at my door, that is! There were just enough red, blue and yellow elements to compliment my photos, and the kit extras made it possible to customize a title and embellish with more bold colors.


 
Supplies | June Kit, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Puffy Heart Stickers, June Labels, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love Washi Tape Stickers, Everyday Labels Puffy Stickers – Gray

I used a 4″ x 6″ tag from the kit as a base for my title. I directly stamped my title onto the card, then stamped and fussy-cut a few of the letters to overlay with foam adhesive. I cannot express how much I love these new Stanley alpha stamps! I first used the Stanley solid stamps with gray and yellow ink. Then, I used the outline stamps in black. I was sure to line them up a little bit “off” for a whimsical look.


 
I am a huge fan of the Puffy Heart Stickers, so I was excited to see a new package that coordinates perfectly with the June kit. I added several primary-colored hearts in a cascade down my page. Hearts = love, even puppy love!


 
The Live, Laugh, Love Collection has great papers for mixing with primary colors, which is why I chose this gray stripe with a green salvage edge for my background. I love that Elle’s Studio products coordinate so well with each other.


 
If you’ve got some documenting to do that calls for primary or bold colors, this month’s kit is for you! And nab those stamps, too. You’ll use them again and again. Happy scrapping!

Summer Trails with Guest Designer Krista Wells

We are so excited to welcome our new guest designer for the month of June, Krista Wells. We always love seeing Krista’s clean and graphic designs, which often feature some creative stamping, and we love living vicariously through the travel and food journeys that she documents. Let’s see what she made this week using the new June 2017 Kit and extras!

Hi everyone! Krista Wells here and I’m so excited to be the guest designer for Elle’s Studio this month!

The June Kit is an awesome mix of happy, summer colors and I couldn’t wait to put the awesome kit tags and embellishments to good use telling a story or two from last summer.

We love to hike & use the walking trails a LOT in our city during the summer months. My husband & I have one fur baby named Eugene who keeps us active all year long, but in the summer we really love to get out and explore and have adventures. This double pocket page layout showcases some of our favourite spots to visit in the summer time.


 
Supplies | June 2017 Kit, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Cork Tabs, Summer Acrylic, Letter and Number Stickers – Black

The new Stanley Alphabet Stamps are awesome and the best part is there are two – an outline & a coordinating solid, which means lots of mixing and matching is possible. For the title card in my layout I combined some Brilliance White ink with the solid Stanley alpha stamp to add ‘Let’s Go’ to my picture. In the pocket below, I added some journaling to a cool blue journaling card before adhering the Summer Acrylic to the outside of my pocket page. It fits perfectly under the ‘I want to remember this’ sentiment on the journaling card.


 
I had a few stories already printed on my larger pictures so I kept it simple, adding a few little Cork Tabs above the journaling blocks with my tiny attacher.


 

 
On the opposite page I wanted to use the black Letter and Number Stickers and the 4″ x 6″ days of the week journaling card. I had to chop it in half to place inside my 3″ x 4″ pockets. I added a few of our favourite trails to Tuesday, Friday and Sunday vertically.


 
Finally in the bottom photo I added a few of the die cut pieces from the June 2017 Kit to my photo— a bi-color heart and the ‘capture this’ using my tiny attacher.


 
My favourite pieces of the kit this month are the Cork Tabs! I don’t think they’ll last long around here because I want to put them on everything! Be sure to snag a kit while you can!

Hello! My name is Krista Wells & I’m from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – the most easterly point in North America. I’m a young, thirty-something chick who lives with her husband + fur baby, Eugene. Eugene is prominently featured in my scrapbooks alongside our travel adventures + a ridiculous number of food pics. I love to make mini-albums because I dearly love pocket pages but I can’t let go of layouts either! You could say I’m indecisive but I prefer to call it ‘open minded’ when it comes to my crafting. I’m currently designing for Kelly Purkey and my local store, The Paperie. I also write a bi-monthly article for Simple Scrapper’s Spark magazine.

When I’m not paper crafting I’m either eating or running. I do the latter to regulate the former of course. I love traveling & having adventures, near & far.

Be sure to check back next week for Krista’s second post using our new June shop items. In the meantime, you can find more of her work on her blog and her Instagram account.

Design Team Inspiration Using our June 2017 Kit!

We are excited to bring you a new month of projects from our talented design team, using the new June 2017 Kit and add-ons!


 
Shooting Hoops by Jen Schow – supplies used | June 2017 Kit, June 2017 Digital Cut FilesWhite Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Cork Tabs, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Enamel Dots


 
Summer Traveler’s Notebook by Daniela Dobson – supplies used | June 2017 KitStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Hello Sunshine Stamp, Everyday Adventures Mini Album Class Stamp, Spring Sequins, Puffy Heart StickersLive Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love Washi Tape Stickers, Live Laugh Love Bits and Pieces


 
To the Ball Game by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | June 2017 Kit, Tiny Star Stickers, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – SolidCork TabsSpring SequinsLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection


 
Summer Fun by Nancy Damiano – supplies used | June 2017 Kit, Acrylic Summer ShapesPuffy Heart Stickers, What Happened Stamp, Letter and Number Stickers – Yellow


 
Hey Captain by Allie Stewart – supplies used | June 2017 Kit, Tiny Star Stickers, Patriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed AcrylicPuffy Heart StickersWhite Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Pink Puffy Alphabet StickersLive Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Sunny Days 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack


 
Good Food by Laura Hager – supplies used | June 2017 KitStanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid


 
Swing Batter Swing by Melissa Mann – supplies used | June 2017 KitWhite Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Heart StickersTiny Star Stickers, Patriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed AcrylicStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – SolidCork TabsLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection


 
Hello Weekend by Andrea Gray – supplies used | June 2017 Kit, June LabelsStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – SolidCork TabsPuffy Heart StickersEveryday Adventures Mini Album Class StampToday Stamp, Large Monthly Wood Veneers


 
Summer by Jill Sprott – supplies used | June 2017 KitAcrylic Summer Shapes, Summer Acrylic, Heart Circle Acrylics, Acrylic Stars – Spring Mix, Everyday Adventures Class StampLive Laugh Love Wood Veneers, Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic


 
Forever by Maggie Massey – supplies used | June 2017 Kit, Hello Sunshine Stamp, Dated StampEveryday Adventures Class StampCork Tabs, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – SolidTiny Star Stickers, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers 


 
Adventure by Jamie Leija – supplies used | June 2017 Kit, June LabelsHello Sunshine StampStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – SolidTiny Star StickersPuffy Heart Stickers, Cork TabsLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection


 
Smile by Michelle Wedertz – supplies used | June 2017 KitCork Tabs, Smile Acrylic, Puffy Heart StickersLive Laugh Love Double-Sided Journaling Tags, Live Laugh Love Puffy Stickers, Live Laugh Love Stamp, Live Laugh Love Washi Tape Stickers


 
Summer by Candace Perkins – supplies used | June 2017 KitStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – SolidSummer Acrylic, Acrylic Popsicles


 
Summer Fun by Neela Nalam – supplies used | June 2017 KitCork TabsPuffy Heart StickersAcrylic Summer Shapes, Tiny Star StickersAcrylic Popsicles, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Stay tuned for a fresh round of inspiration from our design team featuring the new June items next week! Until then, continue to share your projects using our products on Instagram with the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Our June kit + add-ons have arrived!

Happy June, everyone! Our June exclusive kit has arrived and this fun kit will have you ready to document all your everyday real life moments, sunshine, and more! Plus, it will take you right into the month of July!

June’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, 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!

Keep in mind that 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 TON of awesome 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 new stamps (Hello Sunshine, Stanley Alphabet – Solid, Stanley Alphabet – Outlines, Summer), puffy stickers (hearts and white alphabet), acrylics (summer shapes, popsicles, patriotic hearts and stars, words: smile and summer), cork tabs, tiny star stickers, labels, summer journaling tags, and AM PM journaling tags (these journaling tags work great with our Dated stamp!).

And, don’t forget about our coordinating printables and cut files that coordinate with our kit – once you download these files, you can use/print them over and over again!

We are also excited to announce that we have new benefits for our kit subscribers! We are extending the bundling period – Beginning with our June kit, 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 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! We can’t wait to see what you create with these new products! If you are posting on Instagram, make sure you use the #EllesStudio hashtag for a chance to be featured on our feed!

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Outdoor Fun with Jen Chapin

Now that we’re spending more time outdoors, don’t forget to document those outdoor memories, too! The May 2017 Kit and extras are perfect for documenting picnics, afternoons at the playground, and evening bike rides, like Jen Chapin is showing us today! Let’s see what she made.
 
Hey everyone! It’s Jen here, and today I am sharing another layout using the May 2017 Kit and extras. This month’s offerings were so perfect to document some of those outside photos!
 

 
Supplies | May 2017 Kit, Bike Ride StampFun Outdoors Wood Veneer Words, Spring Sequins, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Here in the Midwest, the weather is starting to get warm again and we took full advantage of it on this day and had a picnic at the park. My son was being crazy (as usual) and I was able to snap this candid photo of him playing on the toys. I really wanted a neutral color palette for this page with pops of primary color, so I used a white background and heart paper from the Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection.
 

 
I also wanted to add some subtle texture, and the Fun Outdoors Wood Veneer Words are able to be stitched through so easily. I was also able to incorporate the “notes from our” phrase from the Bike Ride Stamp into my title, which I thought added a fun touch.


 
Smaller, embellishment tags from the May 2017 Kit and Spring Sequins from the shop finished off the layout. Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Have a great weekend.

June Design Team Gallery Sneak Peeks

Our June kit + add-ons reveal is just days away and we are so excited to share these sneak peeks of projects that our design team made using all the new products that will be available soon! Our June’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 June kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Saturday, 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!

In case you missed our BIG announcement we wanted to share it again – We are also excited to announce that we are introducing some new benefits for our kit subscribers! We are extending the bundling period – Beginning with our June kit, you will 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.

Our June kit will also have over 15 brand new coordinating add-ons (that can be purchased separately). This month our add-ons include stamps, wood veneers, acrylics, stickers, puffy stickers, and more, and they all coordinate with our kit perfectly!

Make sure you set your alarm and mark your calendar for this Saturday, June 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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Extra Photo Solution with Michelle Wedertz

Often, we take several photos of the same event or day, but we can’t fit all of those photos on a single scrapbook layout. What do we do with the extra photos that we have printed? Michelle Wedertz is sharing a quick and easy solution with us today!
 
Quite frequently I come across the situation where I have a small batch of photos that I want to include in an album, but I am not really wanting to do a traditional layout with them. My solution for when this happens is to add a pocket page into the album that will hold these photos. This is such a super easy way to get those photos documented quickly, because, let’s face it, if I did a traditional layout for every single batch of photos I would be buried in layouts and way behind in my documenting. Now with that being said, I am not under the illusion that I will ever be fully caught up, but using pocket pages keeps me moving along!  Today I want to share an example of a quick and easy 6″ x 12″ layout I put together using the very pretty May 2017 Kit.
 

 
Supplies | May 2017 Kit, Letter and Number Stickers – White, Letter and Number Stickers – Pink, Live Laugh Love Bits and Pieces
 
For this particular page I only had three photos that I wanted to use, so I went ahead and cut down a 12″ x 12″ pocket page to a 6″ x 12″ page. I like this style of pocket page because it offers both 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 6″ pockets, which lets me put those bigger journaling tags to use. I also don’t mind having a mix of page sizes in my albums— I like the look of being able to see behind pages because it’s like a sneak peak of a story to come!
 

 
I really enjoy using the journaling tags in the monthly kits mostly because they coordinate with other collections very easily. For this particular layout, I mixed and matched two tags with a few pieces from the Live Laugh Love Bits and Pieces.  I’ve also fallen in love with type-written journaling, and love the ease of quickly getting the journaling on my tags and into my album.
 

 
Documenting my family’s memories is a big priority in my life and putting them in a pocket page to get those memories in my albums is a great option to keep open!

#EllesStudio Spottings on Instagram!


 
Welcome to a new 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, and show them some love!


 
The page on the left by @junglebarrya shows how beautifully our Live Laugh Love Bits and Pieces can be used as the main design elements on a 12″ x 12″ page. On the right, @lookwhatsarahcreated nailed her pocket page layout using the Live Laugh Love collection. We love seeing all of those beautiful colors paired with her photos!


 
@mefunscrapt’s page design, on the left, is nothing short of superb, and she used the Live Laugh Love collection to achieve it! On the right @createdtocreate365 put together a fabulous pocket page by pairing our March, April, and May 2017 Kits—showing just how well they can all be paired together on your projects!


 
On the left, @addglitterandlove created a dreamy page using our Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection and Word Labels.  On the right, @tanyafears designed a fun grid layout using our March 2017 Kit, Vellum Sentiments (soon to come back into the shop), and Fun Acrylic.

Congrats, everyone! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize!

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