Using Your Scraps Challenge with Nancy Damiano

Sometimes all you need are a few scraps to create a beautiful project, and today, Nancy Damiano has done just that with the last few pieces from her October kit and add-ons! Let’s see what she made!

Hey there Elle’s Studio fans, it’s Nancy here today with a last look at the October 2017 Kit. This month I’m challenging myself to use every last bit of my kit. I kept a bowl on my work desk this month and added everything that was left over after completing all my assignments. Admittedly, there wasn’t much to choose from, since I tend to love very embellished pages, but I put a quick and easy card together with just a few elements!


Supplies | October 2017 Kit, Family Fun Bits and Pieces, Puffy Heart Stickers, Halloween Journaling Tags, Halloween Puffy Stickers

I started the card with my favorite 4″ x 6″ aqua, diagonal stripe card from the Happy Halloween Journaling Tags. I liked this pattern so much but it didn’t work with my pocket layouts this month. I love that it’s large enough to create a base for my card with just a tiny strip of white on the right side.

Next, I layered a 3″ x 4″ gray polka dot tag from the October Kit in the center to frame my gray shipping tag from the Family Fun Bits and Pieces. I used pop dots to add dimension to the tag and create a nice shadowbox. Thick twine was wrapped around the tag to give it a different texture and a fall feel.

The center of the card is where all of the fun is! I traced the heart shape onto white cardstock to give me a guideline, then I filled it with Puffy Heart Stickers until none of the white was showing. The popped-up tag was then carefully placed in the center and glued down.

A heart die cut from the kit and an additional yellow puffy heart were adhered to the left side of the shadowbox and repeated the theme. Lastly, an orange “pumpkin everything” sticker from the Halloween Puffy Stickers was used for a greeting.

This was a challenge, but I love how it turned out. One small textural idea (the shadowbox) gives this card a beautiful handmade touch. Get creative using up your scraps!

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Design Team Sneak Peeks

We are just a couple days away from our November reveal and we are excited to be able to share these amazing sneak peeks of projects that our design team made using all the new products that will be available soon! Our November kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 25 die cuts!

Get ready to pick up our November kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Friday, November 10th, at 8:00 am PST. After the 10th, our kits go back to their regular price of $11.99. Or, you can lock in the $9.99 price anytime by starting a subscription! And subscribers, don’t forget! You’ll be able to bundle anything from our shop (including the new add-ons) with your monthly kit for FREE (USA subscribers) or reduced (International) shipping!

Not a subscriber? We have just a few spots left were you can start with our October kit now! Or, wait until November 10th to sign up and start with our November 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 Friday, November 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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From Sketch to Finish Volume 3 Inspired with Candace Perkins

We are so excited that our customers are being inspired to create with the sketches and contributor inspiration from our newest class, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3! Our design team has been inspired to create with these perfect page-starters, and today, Candace Perkins is here to share what she created from the class content! 
 
Hello friends! It’s Candace with you today to share a layout using inspiration from a sketch in the new From Sketch to Finish Class Vol. 3! Guys. I LOVE this class! So much inspiration, information and ideas! As soon as I saw the sketches I was flooded with ideas! Even better, the exclusive class stamp is, no joke, my new favorite! I was so inspired by the class and the exclusive stamp, that I created a new favorite layout!
 

 
Products Used: From Sketch to Finish Class Vol. 3Document December Kit, Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
You can see a little sneak of the sketch in the corner, shhhhh!  What I love about sketches is there really are endless possibilities.  I decided to turn the sketch on it’s side for my layout and change it to an 8-1/2″ x 11″ spread.
 

 
I love that I was able to use a combination of the From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3 Stamp, papers and wood veneer circles from the Document December Kit to create the pattern in the sketch.  To add more dimension and interest to the design I added a few other embellishments from the kit and popped up some of the circles with dimensional adhesive.
 

 
I love the large title created with the “ho ho ho” wood veneer, and how it fit perfectly with the sketch.  I added the “love this tradition” chipboard sentiment to the top of the wood veneer for a little more color.  I wanted more textures on the spread so I added bits of bunched up thread to various embellishments.
 

 
This is such a fun and colorful spread that came together in a snap with inspiration from the the From Sketch to Finish Class Vol. 3 and the new exclusive stamp!  I can’t wait to see what you create with this sketch inspiration—the options really are endless!
 

 
Have a beautiful day!
 

 
Our newest class, From Sketch to Finish Volume 3 is available with or without the 6″ x 8″ exclusive stamp, but only while supplies last. Have you been inspired by our newest class? We’d love to see what you’ve created! Please share your layout on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio so that we can see your work, have a chance to be featured here on our blog and win a $10 gift certificate to the shop! 

October #EllesStudio Spottings on Instagram

We love seeing the projects you’ve created with Elle’s Studio products on Instagram, and today, we’re highlighting six lucky scrapbookers who used the hashtag #EllesStudio this month! Each of these winners will receive a $10 gift certificate to the shop! Stop by their Instagram feeds to check out what else they have to share!
 

 
We spy our School Days and Feel Better mini collections on the lovely pocket pages that @eszter.zsebi posted this month! We love everything about them! On the right, our Sunny Days Acrylic (out of stock, but check out all of our acrylic sayings in the shop!) created the perfect title for @aivanoviene‘s lovely large-photo layout!
 

 
Combining the Family Fun Collection with an eye-catching background cut file created a gorgeous page on the left, created by @tarrahm. On the right, @tantikcreation highlighted a day outdoors in her photos with the Family Fun Collection, in such a perfect way!
 

 
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! On the left, @plan.craft.repeat mixed the new with the old on her December mini album by combining our Document December and ‘Tis the Season products! We love how well they pair together! On the right, @bsidecrafter used our Document December 2017 Kit (sold out) and Dec 2017 Acrylic to create this beautiful title page for her December project. 
 
Thank you so much to all of you ladies for sharing your projects with us this month! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize!
 
Have you created something with Elle’s Studio products lately? Upload your projects to Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio for a chance to be featured here on the ES blog next month! 

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

November is here and that means our November kit + coordinating add-ons reveal is right around the corner! We can’t wait to show you everything we have in store – This month our kit + add-ons will have you ready to document all your everyday real life moments, the holidays, and more! Plus, it will take you right into the month of December! November’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 November kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Friday, November 10th, at 8:00 am PST. After the 10th, our kits go back to their regular price of $11.99. Or, you can lock in the $9.99 price anytime by starting a subscription! And subscribers, don’t forget! You’ll be able to bundle anything from our shop (including the new add-ons) with your monthly kit for FREE (USA subscribers) or reduced (International) shipping!

Not a subscriber? We have just a few spots left were you can start with our October kit now! Or, wait until November 10th to sign up and start with our November 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 Friday, November 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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Creative Fun Without a Story with Maggie Massey

We all have photos that don’t really tell a story, but we can still get creative with them, too! Today Maggie Massey is showing us how to do just that—in a notebook! Let’s see what she created!
 
Hello, hello! It’s Maggie here, with a quick and easy project I created in my photo journal using the October 2017 Kit and So Cozy Stamp.
 

 
You know those photos you have that don’t really have a story, per se? Those photos that you love but that don’t capture an event? Those photos that are just, well… random? Well, those are the photos I add to my photo journal. I pop them in, add a few embellishments & done!
 
I found this recent photo of my daughter in her Instagram feed and knew right away I wanted to scrap it. I printed it out, tucked it into my journal and took out my October 2017 Kit to dress it up a bit.
 

 
I started on the right side of my spread…stamping the leaves from the So Cozy Stamp down the side of my page. Then I typed up a little blurb on the “noted” top half of a journaling tag and added it on top of my stamping, keeping the bottom orange and yellow design for another project. Next, I added a few puffy dot stickers from the Halloween Puffy Stickers to finish off my page.
 

 
For the left side, I added the “autumn” circle, journaling spot and “thankful for” stamps from the So Cozy Stamp under my photo, and fussy cut the dangling stars from yet another journaling tag featured in the October 2017 Kit. I tucked those under the “life in photos” die-cut from the kit, added a puffy star sticker from the Halloween Puffy Stickers and my pages are finished! Easy peasy!
 

 
Supplies | October 2017 Kit, So Cozy Stamp, Halloween Puffy Stickers
 
Thank you so much for taking a look! I hope I’ve inspired you to get those random photos scrapped, too!

Family Fun Journaling Tag Focus with Allie Stewart

Journaling tags are perfect for not only telling your stories on your pages, but also for embellishing and adding that perfect mix of color and pattern to your layouts! Today, Allie Stewart is showing how she used the Family Fun Double-Sided Journaling Tags on a new layout, and we couldn’t love it any more! Let’s take a look.
 
Hello there! It’s Allie Stewart, and today I’m sharing a layout focusing on the awesome Double-Sided Journaling Tags from the Family Fun Collection! These tags are super versatile, and are great for titles, journaling, layers, and more!
 

 
Supplies | Family Fun Double-Sided Journaling Tags, Family Fun Bits and Pieces, Family Fun Acrylic Shapes, Family Fun Puffy Stickers, Family Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Family Fun Stamp
 
I don’t typically use a 4″ x 6″ shape for anything but a layer, so I wanted to challenge myself. I started with the “Amazing Memories” tag. I knew that I wanted the full tag to show, so I played around with the other journaling tags until I had them arranged in a way that I liked. I cut two 4″ x 6″ pieces of scrap paper, and weaved 1/2″ strips of patterned paper on top of each one to create a cool woven design!
 

 
Once I had two woven 4″ x 6″ backgrounds, I arranged them on either side the journaling tags I chose. I added my photo and title, as well as a few hearts from the Family Fun Puffy Stickers. I finished by adding some plus sign stamps from the Family Fun Stamp and a banner created from the Family Fun Bits & Pieces!
 

 
I’m really happy with this layout! I enjoyed challenging myself to use the journaling tags as they are, and thinking outside of my typical design style. Thanks for joining me today!
 

From Sketch to Finish Volume 3 Inspired with Daniela Dobson

Sometimes all you need to create a favorite layout is a spark, or an inspiration piece from which to start, and today Daniela Dobson is sharing a new layout she created after checking out our new From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3 Class! Let’s see what she was inspired to create!
 
Welcome to the Elle’s Studio blog today! It’s Daniela here, and I’ve been inspired by a sketch from the new class, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3, to create a layout using the Family Fun Collection! I’d love to share it with you!
 

 
Supplies | From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3 Class with Stamp, Family Fun Bits and Pieces, Family Fun Puffy Stickers, Family Fun Double-Sided Journaling Tags, Family Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection  
 
Because I loved the design of the sketch, I followed it pretty closely, only changing the size from a 12″ x 12″ layout to 8-1/2″ x 11″. I used the From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3 Stamp to create the fun buffalo check pattern at the bottom of the my smooth, white cardstock page. I just love that I can use any color to create my own custom paper!
 

 
I also used the From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3 Stamp to scatter all of the little shapes and sayings on a diagonal line across the page using various ink colors to match the colors of the patterned paper in the Family Fun Collection. To add embellishment with a different texture, I topped the stamped images off with scattered stars from the Family Fun Puffy Stickers.
 

 
Since this layout is all about the my son’s “currents,” I let him journal on the Family Fun double-sided journaling tag instead of doing it myself. I love that I have his own perspective and handwriting on the page!
 
This simple and fun layout came together very quickly by following the sketch, found in the From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3 Class, and I loved using the exclusive class stamp to customize my layout. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
 

 
Our newest class, From Sketch to Finish Volume 3 is available with or without the 6″ x 8″ exclusive stamp, but only while supplies last. Have you been inspired by our newest class? Please share your layout on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio so that we can see your work! 

Happy Hot Dog Halloween with Jill Sprott

Happy Halloween! You may have already documented countless Halloween celebrations this year, but don’t forget about your four-legged friends, too! If you don your family pet in a costume this year, be sure to document it! Jill Sprott did, using the Halloween items in our shop, and we love the result! Let’s see what she created.
 
My family absolutely loves Halloween — and when I say “family,” I mean everyone, including our dog, Linus.
 

 
Supplies | October 2017 Kit, Happy Halloween Journaling TagsOctober LabelsHalloween Puffy StickersTrick or Treat Wood VeneerVellum Speech Bubbles, Vellum Hearts and StarsSpring SequinsWhite Puffy Alphabet StickersFamily Fun AcrylicDated Stamp 
 
Weeks before Halloween, we located a hot dog costume for him, and instead of resisting it, he seemed so happy while in it, even sniffing out the costume whenever he wasn’t wearing it. This layout, created with a variety of Elle’s Studio Halloween-themed items, documents our happy little (hot) dog.
 

 
The layout takes its color cues from the holiday as well as from the photos, building on the usual orange-and-black Halloween color scheme, with the addition of (mustard) yellow and (relish) green.
 

 
Several trimmed and layered journaling tags from the Happy Halloween Journaling Tags and October 2017 Kit form the title block, to which I added the White Puffy Alphabet Stickers. The journaling tags are tucked into layers of black cardstock, strips of which are arranged in slightly different lengths and angles.
 

 
The stitched garland running down the right side of the page contains a mix of vellum, acrylic, Trick or Treat Wood Veneer stars, hand-cut and die-cut shapes, as well as the Halloween Puffy Stickers. I love the way that the garland, with its mix of accents, enlivens the page and complements the silly-sweet photos of our (hot) dog.

From Sketch to Finish Inspired with Melissa Mann

Since our newest class, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3, has released, some of our design team has been inspired by the 30 sketches included in the class, as well as our exclusive class stamp! Today, Melissa Mann is sharing an amazing layout that she created, based off of one of the sketches from the class. Let’s take a look.
 
Hello, everyone! I’m thrilled to be sharing a layout I created based off one of one the sketches in the new class, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3! Beginning with a sketch is one of my very favorite ways to create a project. Sketches provide a great jumping-off point whether you follow them completely or use them to jump-start your layout, then put your own twist on it.
 

 
Supplies | From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3 Digital Class with Stamp, October 2017 KitPuffy Heart Stickers, So Awesome Puffy StickersCork Tabs, Family Fun Blank Labels, Family Fun Bits and Pieces, Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Family Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper StackSky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers
 

 
I pretty much followed the sketch exactly. I placed a few things differently, but for the most part I re-created the original layout. And, how FABULOUS is the new From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3 Stamp?! I loved the different geometric elements and used them to create my own custom background on the kraft cardstock!
 

 
There were so many inspiring sketches in the new From Sketch to Finish Class! You will definitely want to check out this class to take the guesswork out of your page design! 
 
Our newest class, From Sketch to Finish Volume 3 is available with or without the 6″ x 8″ exclusive stamp, and is on sale for 20% off, but only until October 28th at midnight PST! Be sure to grab a stamp set while supplies last. Have you been inspired by our newest class? Please share your layout on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio so that we can see your work!