A Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Insert with Special Guest Diane Williams!

A trip full of special moments deserves its own special project to keep those photos and words in your memory, and today we have a special guest with us, the lovely Diane Williams, also known as Dearly Dee, to show off her latest traveler’s notebook insert, created using our first product made especially for your traveler’s notebooks: the Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit!
 
Hi everyone! It’s Diane here and I am so excited to share the traveler’s notebook insert that I created using the amazing new Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit!
 
In December of last year, I took a trip to Wellington with my sister and our husbands. Because I was already doing my daily December album at the time, the photos and memories from this trip got pushed aside, into the ‘must do later’ pile, so this kit came at the perfect time! I have finally got this trip documented in my traveler’s notebook and can look forward to the next one.
 
I started by creating my own insert using 120gsm white paper for the inside pages and a plain cardstock cover, chosen to coordinate with the gorgeous, bold colours in the kit. It is super easy to create your own inserts, and by doing so, you can make sure your insert has the exact amount of pages for the photos you want to document.
 

 
Supplies | Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp — Outline, Mini Dated Stamp
 
I always like to start with my cover as it gives me a jumping off point for the theme and style of my pages. I added the “go” tag as a base and titled my insert after the kit—it couldn’t have been more perfect! I used those cute little navy blue alphas included in the kit and added a gray cut-apart label so I could stamp our destination using the Stanley Jr. Outline Alphabet Stamp.
 

 
I love tone-on-tone stamping, so I stamped the airplane icon from the Let’s Go Stamp included in the kit a couple of times in a similar coloured ink to my cardstock before adding the wood veneer plane to complete my cover.
 

 
On my first page, I just had to include this “favorite stops” paper; it is the perfect way to sum up a holiday in one page. I simply ran it through my typewriter, typing in our favourite places and memories from our trip. I then stamped three sentiments from the Let’s Go Stamp onto my personal top three places!
 

 
Instead of choosing one, or a few, photos to go with this page, I decided to add ALL the photos from our trip. I simply screen-captured my camera roll and stitched all the photos together in Photoshop. Because it is a very busy page, I kept the embellishment to a minimum and just added the “let’s go” die-cut banner, a label and a tiny word sticker to the top corner.
 

 
I knew I wanted to use this Lego photo as a full-page photo, but I also wanted to add a couple of pictures of us at the actual exhibit, too. So I needed a paper that complimented the busy colour scheme but was simple enough not to compete with my photos. This diagonal stripe was perfect, apart from the fact it had an airplane in the middle of it! Simple solution, I used the stripes as a guideline and cut out the part of the paper with the airplane, leaving me nothing but gorgeous stripes!
 

 
Because my full-page photo is more abstract in nature, I had no problem placing a tag over top of it so I could add my journaling. A wood veneer star and some star stickers helps to tie the two sides of the page together. I couldn’t resist adding a couple more tiny phrase stickers!
 

 
This page was so simple to create, because this lined paper gave me SO much room to tell a lengthier story. Again, I popped it straight into my typewriter and typed out my journaling directly onto the page. I used the space at the top to stamp the “location” stamp from the Let’s Go Stamp, included in the kit, which also allowed me to add the location of this memory. I had so many photos from this amazing patisserie, so I created a couple of fake photo booth strips and glued them both down on the right side before adding a paper clip from my stash. There was a bit of an odd space at the bottom so I filled it with a wood veneer heart and then stamped little hearts across both pages, tying them together.
 

 
Want to know a secret? I used some sharp scissors to cut that tiny heart out of one of the larger stamps in the set. It doesn’t damage your stamps at all, and you can always place them back together like a jigsaw when you want to use the whole stamp again. It’s just one more way to make your stamps more versatile!
 

 
Despite the fact that this pretty coral airplane paper had very little to do with milkshakes, it was still the perfect paper to go on my inside back cover! It matches so well with my coral cardstock cover and the touches of grey and blue. I used that same coral ink to stamp some more tiny hearts all over this page. It really helps to tie your whole insert together if you can keep using the same elements over again.
 

 
I am so in love with these tiny alphas, and luckily, I had enough to create a title for nearly every page in my insert! Again, I love using the same elements throughout my pages to tie it all together.
 
This kit included the perfect product to create a gorgeous insert with all my favourite memories of our trip. Having everything so beautifully co-ordinated meant I was able to sit down and create this whole insert in just 3 or 4 hours. I’m sure you’ll love it just as much as I do!
 

 
Hi, I’m Diane. I’m a paper-loving, donut-eating, to-do-list making, photo-taking designer from New Zealand. I live with my husband and our two fur-babies. I’ve been scrapbooking since I was 14, and six years ago I started Project Life and I’ve never looked back. I love colour and coffee and brush script and sequins and gold and puppies and polka dots and my love of traveler’s notebooks continues to know no bounds! You can find more of my work at: Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.

National Scrapbooking Day Prizes


Thank you to everyone who entered our National Scrapbooking Day challenges! We loved seeing all of your entrees and we are excited to announce the winners today!

The prizes were drawn randomly from the qualifying entries posted here. The winners are:

$50 gift certificate:
Mandy M

$25 gift certificate:
Marsha F

$10 gift certificate:
Cynthia B

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

Documenting Adventures with the Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit

We are SO excited about our first ever Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit, which released with our new May goodies! This kit is perfect for documenting everyday and far away adventures, and today design team members and traveler’s notebook documenters Candace Perkins and Andrea Gray are sharing what they’ve created with the kit so far! Let’s see what they created:
 
Candace | I can’t get enough of the adorable Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit! It has all you need to create fun and colorful spreads about travel or the everyday! I was inspired to tell a lakeside story about one of boys, and a staycation spent with my husband.
 

 
Supplies | Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit
 
For the first spread, I used the “Oh, the places we go!” paper that comes in the kit to create a pocket on the left side. I cut the paper on an angle and stitched it down to make a home for my journaling on the tags.
 

 
On the right side of the spread, I printed a full page photo of my little guy and added a small embellishment cluster on the lower right corner using the Let’s Go stamps, stickers and labels. I like creating interactive spreads within my traveler’s notebook. It is so fun to turn the pages and pull out the little elements and details!
 

 
For my second spread I wanted to create a fun pattern using the hexagon die cuts. Using one of the hexagon die cuts as a template, I cut additional shapes out of the paper in the kit. Next, I arranged the die cuts on the left side of the spread, I choose to pop some of the shapes up on dimensional adhesive to create a little more interest. I also tucked a few of the sticker sentiments around the hexagons along with the hearts and stars.
 

 
For the interactive element on this spread I created a custom vellum page. I added a tab to the vellum page for ease in turning (and cuteness!). On the right side of the spread, I printed a collection of 2″ x 2″ photos from our staycation and tucked a few die cuts and stickers around the photos.
 

 
I love that all the embellishments and papers match so perfectly and I can create individual spreads or a full traveler’s notebook album!
 
I can’t wait to see what you create with the amazing Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit! Have fun!
 

 
Andrea | Hooray for the brand new Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit for us TN girls! The papers, labels and stickers are perfect! Due to the travel theme of this kit, I knew it was perfect for documenting my trip to PlannerCon2018 with Suzanna, my fellow Elle’s Studio design team member.
 

 
Supplies | Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit, Hazel Alphabet Stamp, Noteworthy Bits and Pieces
 
I layered a few of the long labels across the left page and used some of the word strip stickers for a bit of easy journaling. The navy blue cardstock alphas were perfect for adding my title under my photo.
 

 
The opposite side of this spread started with the “favorite stops” paper, where I used the new Hazel Alphabet Stamp to fill in the fun journaling sections. This stamp set accompanies the kit so perfectly, and the smaller size is made for traveler’s notebooks!
 

 
I had a blast using this kit and the colors are a wonderful combination of bold and muted!
 

 
We would love to see what YOU are documenting in your traveler’s notebook using the Let’s Go kit! Share your spreads on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, and you’ll be entered to win a gift certificate to our shop and be featured here on our blog! 

One Product, Three Ways: Hello Stamp

Our newest stamp, the Hello Stamp, has so many different graphics, sayings and words to make it a versatile staple in your stash to use on any project! Let’s take a look at the creative ways that design team members Nancy Damiano, Daniela and Daniela Dobson used it on their projects to create a pocket page, scrapbook layout and cards!
 
Nancy | Customization is my favorite thing about using stamps for pocket pages—the possibilities are endless! Here, I chose a handful of tags that matched the feel and theme of the story and then I put the Hello Stamp to work.
 

 
Supplies | Hello Stamp, May 2018 KitPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix
 
First, I used the script “hello” stamp across the bottom of the 4″ x 6″ polka dotted card from the May 2018 Kit. I stamped it repeatedly to create a border and added coordinating puffy heart stickers for some texture. The “golden days” sentiment from the Hello Stamp was stamped just under the script title in black ink.
 
Next, used the heart and dotted circle stamp to create an all-over pattern on this plain, white tag. I matched the colors in the main 4″ x 6″ tag and randomly stamped the hearts all over, adding the yellow gingham base and the “do all the things” die cut from the May 2018 Kit. Coordinating puffy heart stickers added the the center of the hearts added even more visual interest!
 

 
The Hello Stamp is perfect for filling up all of those little spots in your pocket pages. They add a punch of color while customizing your story!
 

 
Daniela | I really love the Hello Stamp, so I made a layout using these stamps in different ways.
 

 
Supplies | Hello Stamp, May 2018 Kit, Play All Day Phrase StickersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
I created a die cut circle and stamped on the white cardstock inside to focus on my favorite pieces of the stampset. I also used the heart stamp and the word “yummy” to add more details to my background paper and create my own pattern there.
 

 
Have fun using your set, there’s lots of use in it for sure!
 

 
Daniela Dobson | I created two simple and easy everyday cards with the same design featuring the new Hello Stamp. To add pattern and color to the top of the card, I used two different patterned papers from the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stackwith a strip of tiny polka dots below from one of the 4″ x 6″ journaling tags in the May 2018 Kit.
 

 
Supplies | Hello Stamp, May 2018 KitPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
I stamped “hello” with the coordinating color to the white space at bottom of each card, then tied a piece of twine into a bow at the top and added puffy heart sticker to each card.
 

 

 
We can’t wait to see how YOU use the Hello Stamp! Share your project on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio for a chance to win a shop gift certificate and be featured here on our blog!

A Rainbow of Mixed-Media Color with Heather Leopard

Our new May 2018 Kit + Noteworthy collection include a rainbow of products, so why not create a rainbow on your next layout? Design team member Heather Leopard did just that with her newest layout, all about good times! We know you’ll love it as much as we do! Let’s see what she made:

Hi everyone. It’s Heather Leopard here today with a supersized photo, some mixed media and just a few of my favorite things from the May 2018 Kit and the Noteworthy collection.

Supplies | May 2018 Kit, Arrow Label StickersGold Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Puffy Star StickersTitle Builder Vol. 2 Wood Veneer, Good Times AcrylicNoteworthy Cutouts, Noteworthy Word LabelsNoteworthy Bits and PiecesNoteworthy Wood VeneersNoteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

This entire layout was inspired by the Title Builder Vol. 2 Wood Veneer word, “good”, and the Good Times Acrylic word, “times.” I knew I wanted to use those together for a title, but I had no idea what photo to document. I started thinking about recent good times as a family and I went straight for carnival photos. I spotted some of my girls in this giant swing ride but I guess I didn’t snap the photos fast enough because I didn’t have a good one that featured them both. Then, I had a great idea to freeze one of the videos I had taken. It worked out great because I was able to go frame by frame and take a snapshot of the exact image I wanted—both girls having a good time!


My photo measures 6-1/2″ x 10″. I wanted the scale of the photo to be giant, just like this giant swing they were on. I started out by cutting some border strips from the Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection—some are from patterned paper manufacturer strips and others are patterned paper strips that I just cut down. Either way, I wanted something to “ground” my large photo to the page.


Next, I started lining up labels from the Noteworthy Cutouts and Noteworthy Word Labels, and cutting down 3″ x 4″ tags from the May Kit to make a rainbow cluster in the white space of the photo. I did this BEFORE I decided to add color behind it so I had to remove them, but before I did that, I went ahead and glued them to the photo. I liked where they were and didn’t want to guess how to put it all back. Once they were adhered, I also lifted the photo up and marked the areas with a pencil where each color began and ended so the ink would match the labels.


Next, I lifted the photo up and applied a generous amount of white gesso to the background. Once dried, I colored a rainbow on the page: the messier the better. Once that was dry, I added my photo back, stitched around it, over the labels and everything and added embellishments like the Gold Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix and Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers. I cut the yellow circle out of a 3″ x 4″ tag from the May Kit and used that to create an area for the “good times” title. Last but not least, I added journaling.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Introducing our May Guest Designer, Kim Watson!

We have a slew of new products in the shop, and that means we also have a new guest designer to create with our fun, new product! Please join me in welcoming Kim Watson to the Elle’s Studio blog! Kim’s projects are always full of interest provided by bold colors and lots of layering, and the projects that she’s sharing with us this month are no exception! Let’s take a look at what she’s sharing with us today.
 
Hi everyone! My name is Kim Watson and I’m super excited to be here guesting for Elle’s Studio this month. I have and always will be a huge fan of their clean style and graphic products, and the May 2018 Kit & latest collection definitely lived up to their awesome style and quality!
 
For todays post, I used the May 2018 Kit, as well as a few items from the Noteworthy collection. Inspired by the fabulous tags in the kit, with the fresh addition of purple, I set about to design a page full of layering, utilising as many of the fantastic bits included in the kit as I could.
 

 
Supplies | May 2018 Kit, Letter and Number Stickers — White, White Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Hello Stamp, Noteworthy Cutouts, Noteworthy Bits and PiecesNoteworthy Wood VeneersNoteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Noteworthy Stamp
 
This page as I mentioned was inspired by the “big idea” tag in the May 2018 Kit. It reminded me of the huge, after school sandwiches our son loves to make for himself. The stamped sentiment “all the yummy details” on the Hello Stamp is tailormade for this page, right?!
 

 
Little tabs, included in the May 2018 Kit and Noteworthy Bits and Pieces inserted under the first layered cluster allowed me to stamp & write the date. Mini die cuts, also in the Noteworthy Bits and Pieces, and Noteworthy Puffy Stickers add the perfect color flash on the stitched border.
 

 
A circle cut from patterned paper in the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack became a great accent on top of the green dots, showing off the cute Noteworthy Wood Veneer arrow, label from the Noteworthy Cutouts and Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers perfectly.
 

 
Now the title cluster—I love the texture & variety here! A mixture of the Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, White Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, White Letter and Number Stickers, a preprinted sentiment included in the May 2018 Kit & wood heart circle make this a winning combo!
 

 
The photo and journaling cluster is a super fun mixture of Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers, die cuts included in the May 2018 Kit, a label from the Noteworthy Bits and Pieces & Noteworthy Puffy Stickers. Trimming the lined tag from the kit down into a tag shape and stamping the “that’s my story” journal prompt from the Hello Stamp not only gave me plenty of room to tell my story, but is adds another gorgeous layer to the design.
 

 
I live on a mountainside with her family in a beautiful seaside suburb just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Life next to the ocean, surrounded by nature, gives me an endless source of content for my pages, which I would describe as being full of texture, layers, color and, of course, my trademark stitching. I am privileged to have been working in the scrapbooking industry for 12 years in many capacities, as designer, writer & in graphic design for product development. It is my passion & makes me excited to go to the office every day.
 
You can find more of my work on Instagram, my blog & YouTube.
 
Come back here next week to see what else Kim is creating with our new May Kit, add-ons and Noteworthy collection! 

May Reveal Design Team Inspiration

There is so much goodness in store for you in the shop today with our new May 2018 kit, add-ons and Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit! Our design team had so much fun getting creative with our new products, and we think that is reflective in their work! Let’s take a look at what they’re sharing with us today:
 

 
Sunshine Girl pocket page spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Play All Day Phrase Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp
 

 
Mother’s Day & Good Times cards by Wendy Antenucci – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Play All Day Phrase StickersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Thank You Puffy Stickers, Good Times Acrylic, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 

 
Good Times in the Sunshine by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Play All Day Phrase Stickers, Arrow Label StickersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Puffy Star StickersGold Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersGood Times Acrylic, Hazel Alphabet Stamp, Hello Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Hello Spring pocket page layout by Susan Brochu – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Play All Day Phrase Stickers, Arrow Label StickersGold Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersHello Stamp
 

 
Yes by Daniela – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, May LabelsPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Arrow Label StickersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Title Builder Vol. 2 Wood VeneerNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Off We Go traveler’s notebook spread by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit
 

 
Sunshine by Suzanna Stein – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Kraft TagsPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, White Cardstock Alphabet StickersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Hazel Alphabet Stamp, Hello StampNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 

 
Fun pocket page spread by Candace Perkins – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Hello Good Times Printables, Arrow Label StickersPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Cerulean Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Yellow Puffy Alphabet StickersWood Veneer FunAll The Details Stamp
 

 

 
Crazy Life mini album by Heather Leopard – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Kraft TagsPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Arrow Label StickersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Puffy Star StickersGold Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 2 Wood Veneer, Title Builder Vol. 2 AcrylicHazel Alphabet Stamp, Hello Stamp, Noteworthy CutoutsNoteworthy Bits and PiecesNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 

 
Crazy & Perfect by Laura Wonsik – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, April 2018 KitFebruary 2018 Kit, Hello Good Times PrintablesPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Arrow Label Stickers, Ampersand Wood VeneersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Adventure Puffy Stickers, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 2 AcrylicHazel Alphabet Stamp, Hello Stamp, Mini Dated StampNoteworthy CutoutsNoteworthy Bits and PiecesNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 

 
Good Times by Melissa Mann – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Kraft TagsPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Arrow Label StickersGold Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersGood Times AcrylicHello Stamp, Noteworthy Bits and PiecesNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Let’s Go traveler’s notebook spread by Daniela Dobson – supplies used | Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook KitHazel Alphabet Stamp
 

 
Dixie by Jamie Leija — supplies used | May 2018 KitArrow Label Stickers, Letter and Number Stickers — Light PinkGold Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersGood Times AcrylicHello Stamp, Noteworthy Bits and Pieces, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Magic Good Times by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | May 2018 KitGold Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixGood Times Acrylic, Noteworthy Bits and PiecesNoteworthy Puffy StickersTitle Builder Vol. 2 Stamp
 

 
Big Deal by Andrea Gray – supplies used | May 2018 KitPlay All Day Phrase StickersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Noteworthy Stamp
 

 
Good Times by Neela Nalam – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Kraft TagsPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Arrow Label StickersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixGold Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersGood Times AcrylicHello Stamp, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 

 
Good Times by Tracey Fox – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Kraft TagsPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Gold Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersGood Times AcrylicHello Stamp,Mini Dated StampNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Sunshine Life pocket page by Nancy Damiano – supplies used | May 2018 KitYellow Puffy Alphabet StickersTitle Builder Vol. 2 Wood Veneer
 
There is so much more inspiration to come throughout the week, featuring our new products! Be sure to check back here daily for more projects from our team, and a new gallery post next Thursday!

Our May kit + add-ons have arrived!

We are so excited about all of the brand new products that we added to our shop today! This month our kit + add-ons will have you ready to document all of your everyday real life moments, good times, and more!

May’s kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 27 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! Take a look at all of the colorful tags and die cuts included in this kit: Don’t forget – our monthly kits are limited and once they sell out we will not be restocking! Look for a new kit each month on the 10th at 8:00 am PST, and as a special bonus to celebrate launch day, kits will be on sale for $9.99 for today only, regular price after that will be $11.99. Or, you can lock in 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!This month we have a bunch of fun, coordinating add-ons that can be purchased separately. 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 May are: Hello stamp and Hazel alphabet and number stamp, puffy stickers (Gold Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers and Puffy Heart Stickers – spring mix), May labels, stickers (Arrow labels and Play All Day phrase stickers), Good Times acrylic, Fun wood veneer, and Kraft tags.Also available today is our Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook kit! This kit is packed full with all kinds of products that are perfect for documenting your travels near and far! It includes the following products:  2 of eight different patterned papers, die cuts, a 4 x 6 inch stamp, labels, stickers, thin wood veneers, and tags! We are so excited about this new addition for May and we can’t wait to see how you use it to document your travel stories!

Our design team worked with this kit this month and you can see some of their projects right now in the product listing! Look for even more inspiration posted on our blog in our monthly design team inspiration posts, and then look for extra inspiration on our blog this month from three special guests we invited to work with this kit!

This month you’ll also be able to find some basic items that we’ve added, which include basic journaling tags with a grid pattern on one side and lines for journaling on the other. These tags would be great to customize with stamps, stickers, and more! The Grid and Lined journaling tags are available in gray, pink, yellow, teal, and a multi pack! We also added some traveler’s notebook inserts, and restocked our 3 x 4 inch and 4 x 6 inch blank journaling tags.

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!

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 regular business hours) for us to switch your account to a subscriber account. You will receive an email with directions on how to access the discounted items and bundle products with your kit subscription.

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

Subscribers: Pick up these six items for FREE – 20% off during our 24 hour bundling period that is going on now and ends on Friday, May 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 for another fun month and for all your support! We are excited to see how you use these new products – Make sure you use the #EllesStudio hashtag when posting on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our feed and win a gift certificate to our shop!

Life Together Using Title Builder Vol. 2 with Susan Brochu

Our Title Builder Vol. 2 products were designed to help you create titles for your paper crafting products, but they can also create a large design feature on a scrapbook layout, as design team member Susan Brochu is so beautifully sharing with us today! Let’s take a look:
 
Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a layout featuring the fun and versatile Title Builder Vol. 2 collection.  While this product is mainly intended to help you add a title to your projects, I used it for embellishing and journaling as well!  I knew that I wanted to use the set to make a long title for my page and the first piece that caught my eye was the “life” word from the Title Builder Vol. 2 Wood Veneer. Between the stamps, acrylic and wood veneer words, there were plenty of options to help me arrive at a title to pair with a collection of family photos.
 

 
Supplies | Title Builder Vol. 2 StampTitle Builder Vol. 2 AcrylicTitle Builder Vol. 2 Wood VeneerNoteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
I arranged the words in a vertical line down the center of the cardstock and did my stamping in a few different colored inks to help my title stand out from all the black and white photos. I mixed in the “crazy” acrylic word and two wood veneer words to add a little more life to the title.
 

 
You might notice that I stamped just a portion of the Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp‘s words in my title and I wanted to show you how I did that.  One option would have been to carefully ink only the portion of the stamp that I wanted to use, but honestly, I didn’t trust myself to do that without making a mistake! Instead, I used a piece of washi tape to cover the unwanted portion, inked up my stamp, removed the washi tape and then stamped right onto the cardstock. It worked perfectly!
 

 
I also added some of the “sparkles” from the Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp to embellish my title and, as I mentioned earlier, the title serves as my journaling, too. I sprinkled in a few Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, backed the page on a rainbow-colored patterned paper from the Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection and stitched the branding strip from another Noteworthy paper to the top and bottom of the page to break up all the vertical lines on the layout.
 

 
The Title Builder Vol. 2 products include plenty of options to help you add the perfect title to your projects, and you can also use it for embellishing and journaling—I’m looking forward to seeing how you use it!
 

Design Team Sneak Peeks


We are just a few days away from our May reveal and we are so excited to share these beautiful sneak peeks of projects that our design team made using all the new products that will be available soon!

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

Along with our May kit and add-ons, we will also have a Traveler’s Notebook kit available that you don’t want to miss! It will include papers, die cuts, a stamp, labels, stickers, thin wood veneers, and more! We are so excited about this new addition for May and we can’t wait to see how you use it to document your stories!

Our kit subscribers will be able to add this kit, plus anything from our shop, to their box and have it shipped for FREE (USA) or reduced shipping (International) with their May kit!

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

Make sure you set your alarm and mark your calendar for Thursday, May 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!