A Field Trip Pocket Page with Andrea Gray

Sometimes instead of covering a week or a month, a pocket page spread can be useful for capturing multiple photos from a single event. Today Andrea Gray is sharing how she documented a school trip using the June Kit and extras, and we love the result! Let’s take a look. 
Summer is almost here and I can already smell the grills and the sunshine! The June Kit from Elle’s Studio is perfect for documenting those fun outdoor memories! This month’s kit is full of fun journaling tags that are perfect for your pockets so in this post I’ll show you some fun things to do with them.

Supplies | June Kit, May KitPuffy Heart StickersWhite Puffy Alpha Stickers, Hello Sunshine StampStanley Alpha Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alpha Stamp – SolidEveryday Adventures Class StampSights and Sounds Stamp
I always begin with photos and I am using these fun pictures from a field trip with my 3rd grader and his class. The colors from the photos include greens, blues and reds so I selected tags and die cuts that coordinated.

I’ll get right into the finished tags and then we’ll talk about fun things you can do with each of them!

I love using the 4″ x 6″ tags to make titles, especially when the whole spread is a single event. I used the new Stanley solid and outline alphabet stamps to make a title, then added some other words in my own handwriting. Sometimes just adding a cluster or two of stamps can brighten up a tag. I used the plus sign cluster from the Everyday Adventures Class Stamp along with the “love this” sentiment on a plain notebook paper tag. It’s simple, but it makes a statement.

Sometimes you just need a filler card with no photos or words. So I stapled the blue tab and a die cut yellow star to the green striped tag from the June Kit to add color and balance. It does its job for sure! The “FOR THE RECORD” tag is so perfect for listing some facts about the day. The third one here started out with just the red label. I added the word BUS with the White Puffy Alpha Stickers and stamped hello vertically to add interest (and because I didn’t have space the other way). Getting creative with word placement is always fun!

This 4″ x 6″ tag is busy with all those colorful stripes so I opted for a black & white photo and a simple cluster of a yellow tab from the June Kit, Puffy Heart Stickers and a simple sentiment from the Sights and Sounds Stamp. Sometimes less can be more! The TODAY tag was fun because adding random items straight down the middle made me so happy! With a tag as open as this one, you have so much freedom. The white space leaves plenty of room for a 2″ x 2″ photo, or a good chunk of journaling, but I decided to have some fun with die cuts from the June Kit and the Sights and Sounds Stamp!

The last one here is the “currently” card from the kit. I loved adapting it to what I was doing during this trip instead of the typical “right now” things of life. For an event like this, nailing down those details can be so important and often missed!

I hope you’ve seen some ideas for ways to use the tags from the June Kit! I love them for pocket pages because they are crazy cute and super versatile!
See you next month!

Design Team Inspiration

We’re back with another round of inspiration from our fabulous design team, using the new June kit and add-on items!

Smile by Jennifer Chapin — supplies used | June Kit, Tiny Star StickersPatriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed AcrylicCork TabsSmile AcrylicPuffy Heart Stickers

Oh Say Can You See by Melissa Mann – supplies used | June Kit, Tiny Star StickersPatriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed AcrylicStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid

So Long Summer by Meghann Andrew – supplies used |  June Kit, June 2017 Digital Cut FilesTiny Star StickersSummer AcrylicAcrylic PopsiclesPuffy Heart StickersTeal Puffy Alphabet StickersSpring SequinsLive Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack

Week 23 by Candace Perkins – supplies used | June KitPatriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed AcrylicCork TabsPuffy Heart StickersAcrylic Summer ShapesTeal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, White Puffy Alphabet StickersLarge Wood Veneer Numbers

Insta Love by Jamie Leija – supplies used | June Kit, Tiny Star StickersPuffy Heart StickersHello Sunshine StampLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Summer Adventure by Alissa Fast – supplies used | June KitPuffy Heart Stickers, Summer AcrylicStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Bike Ride StampLetter and Number Stickers – Black

Our Happy Place by Allie Stewart – supplies used | June KitCork TabsStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Puffy Star StickersLive Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack

End of Soccer Season by Neela Nalam – supplies used | June KitCork Tabs, Tiny Star StickersPuffy Heart StickersAcrylic PopsiclesSmile AcrylicWhite Puffy Alphabet StickersTeal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Sights and Sounds Stamp

Stay tuned for our final inspiration post coming next week to the blog, but in the meantime, our team and guest designer will continue to bring new projects and challenges to you!

Explore Utah Lake (and a Process Video) with Jen Schow

The colors in the June kit are so versatile—we’ve seen baseball games, Disney trips and carnival rides documented by our team this month! Today, Jen Schow is focusing on the yellows, blues and greens in the kit to scrapbook beautiful outdoor scenery, just proving that any subject can be documented with our new products. Let’s take a look at her page.

Hey there, it’s Jen Schow here to share a layout and process video using the new June kit + extras! I love all of the blues, greens, and yellows this month and decided to focus on those colors for this layout about Utah Lake.

Supplies | June Kit, Puffy Heart StickersHello Sunshine Stamp, Everyday Adventures Class Stamp, Explore Acrylic, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Acrylic Summer Shapes, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection 

I cut up a few of the kit journaling tags, using the striped tag as a mat for the photo, and turned the “yes to” tag into a die cut. I love the versatility of these tags!

I added some stamped phrases using the Hello Sunshine and Everyday Adventures Stamps, and mixed in Puffy Heart Stickers with all of die cuts and a few paint splatters as well.

You can see how the whole layout came together in the process video below!

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!



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!



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.