One Product Three Ways: Snow Globe Wood Veneers

We have just introduced two fun sets of wood veneers to our shop this month, the Wood Veneer Snow Globes:
 

 
and the Large Wood Veneer Snow Globes:
 

 
Today, design team members Wendy Antenucci, Candace Perkins, and Daniela are with us to illustrate how versatile these products are, and can be used on cards, in pockets and on layouts! Let’s see how each of them used these fun little (and BIG!) embellishments: 
 
Wendy | Have you ever seen such a cute product? I chose to use the Large Wood Veneer Snow Globes as the main focal point of my cards.
 

 
Supplies | November 2018 Kit, This Season Phrase StickersLarge Wood Veneer Snow GlobesMerry Moment Stamp, Merry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
I did a little layering with some of my tags and scraps, a little embellishing and stamping, and I added finishing touches with some sparkly snow! On this card I added in some mica flakes to further the snow globe idea and tied a cute bow on the globe.
 

 
Flecks of sparkles look like snow falling, housed on a warm plaid blanket to welcome you home!
 

 

 
Candace | This month I was so excited to see these new, adorable wood veneer snow globes!  These little beauties are SO fun and versatile!  I had so much fun playing with the globes that they made their way on to every project that I created this month!  For today’s project, I created a few inserts for my December documentation project.
 

 
Supplies | November 2018 KitGood Cheer Journaling TagsNovember LabelsJane Alphabet Stickers – RedThis Season Phrase StickersWood Veneer Snow GlobesLarge Wood Veneer Snow GlobesChristmas Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsMerry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
For my first insert I worked with two vertical 3″ x 4″ pockets, adding one of the Wood Veneer Snow Globes along with a small piece of red twine tied in a bow to a filler tag from the Good Cheer Journaling Tags. How cute and simple is that?
 
Next, I used a star template to cut half of a star out of paper from the Merry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, adding a Wood Veneer Snow Globe to the November Label on the front.
 

 
On the last insert I wanted to create a clear pocket to add fun and interest to the spread.  I started by filing the other pockets with photos, tags and journaling to document my memories and tell my story for the day. To create the clear pocket, I added a two Christmas Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, a Large Wood Veneer Snow Globes and some silver star sequins from my stash.  I LOVE this little festive pocket!
 
I hope this inspired you and gave you a few new ideas how you can use both of the Wood Veneer Snow Globes in your pocket pages this month!  Have fun!
 

 
Daniela |  Hi there! I guess you are as crazy about these cute snow globes as I am! The different sizes offer so many possibilities and I used mine to create a 12″ x 12″ layout. I also used the digital cut files to cut a big snow globe, which I used as a background for my pictures and the wood veneers.
 

 
Supplies | November 2018 Kit, November 2018 Digital Cut FileNovember LabelsThis Season Phrase StickersHazel Alphabet Stickers – WhiteWood Veneer Snow GlobesLarge Wood Veneer Snow GlobesPuffy Heart Stickers – Spring MixWhite Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Merry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy – 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Noteworthy – 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
I created clusters and used three snow globes in different sizes together on each side of the paper snow globe. I also used black and white twine to add a special detail to the big snow globes and I really like the contrast built this way.
 

 
Have fun using your wood veneers. They are too cute to be left in the drawer! Thanks for stopping by!
 

 
We can’t wait to see how you use these sweet wooden embellishments! Share a project using them on Instagram with the hashtag #EllesStudio so that we can take a look! You could win a gift certificate to the shop and be featured on our blog just for inspiring us!

Documenting Wish Lists with Guest Designer Kira Ness!

We are so excited to welcome our final guest for 2018, the lovely and talented Kira Ness! Kira’s colorful and textural layouts and traveler’s notebook spreads have us always amazed at her talent and we are so excited to see what magic she creates using our November kit and add-ons this month! Let’s take a look at her first project! 
 
First off, I am absolutely thrilled to be contributing as guest designer for Elle’s Studio.  I’ve been a fan of Elle’s products since I started scrapbooking so this is such a dream come true to be here with you!
 
For my first project this month, I decided to document our annual letters to Santa.  My boys are still too young to write their own letters, so mostly I use the question, “What do you want to ask Santa for?” to gather ideas for their Amazon wish lists, that I then pass on to the grandparents, and I usually print a few pictures of the gifts they want and let them glue the photos on a “Dear Santa” letter.
 
But this year when I was asking my oldest son what he wanted, we basically got into an argument about what he wanted to ask for.  And I thought, okay, this definitely needs to go in my December album, regardless of it being October when this happened!
 

 
Supplies | November 2018 Kit, November Labels, Jane Alphabet Stickers — Red, Wood Veneer Snow GlobesMerry Moment StampMerry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
I started by cutting my cardstock down to 6″ x 8″, which is my preferred December album size.  I printed my story on one of the pages, but felt it needed to be jazzed up a bit, which was made simple with the greenery found on the Merry Moment Stamp.  I love the little dot stamps that are included to make cute, little berries on my garland.
 

 
I also love the circle “a day to remember” from the Merry Moment Stamp!  It reminds me of a round date stamp, which this postal wife went gaga for!  I cut out a few circles on my Cricut (since I didn’t have a circle punch the size of the stamp) and created lots of multi colored die cuts with that stamp.  For this layout, I punched out the center, attached some foam dots to the back and layered the “pure magic” stamp underneath.
 

 
On the reverse page, I did the same garland stamping on the top and bottom.  Then I added a few photos from the wish lists, backed with the green striped paper from the Merry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack. Since the photos were mostly my youngest son’s picks, and since the story on the reverse side was not about him, I added a tiny bit of journaling on a label and placed it in the center of the layout.
 

 
Finally, I added the title “Dear Santa” using the red Jane Alphabet Stickers, but felt the page looked unfinished with a gap at the bottom.  The brackets from these alphas inspired my “naughty or nice” check boxes. I hand cut the check mark and thought for a long time where I was going to place it.  Ultimately my kids made the nice list!
 

 
Thank you so much for stopping by!
 

 
Hey there! My name is Kira and I am a thirty something wife to my best friends and mother to two energetic toddler boys. I am a Seattle native, but moved to San Antonio a little over a year ago. I started scrapbooking in October 2016 at the prompting of a friend and was immediately hooked. I started as a 12″ x 12″ scrapbooker, but switched to 8.5″ x 11″ a few months ago on a whim. I also love the ease of documenting in a travelers notebook. Along with scrapbooking, I also find joy in other crafts like embroidery, macramé and drawing. I asked for a loom for Christmas, and hope to start yet another hobby. Other than crafting, I love spending time with my family, binge watching shows on Netflix, and texting my friends. You can see more of my work, and get little glimpses of my life on Instagram, my blog and my YouTube feed!
 
Have you documented what’s on your family’s wish list this year? Take a cue from Kira and get this important December memory in your album using our November kit and add-ons! Be sure to stop back here next week for another inspiring post from Kira!

From Sketch to Finish Vol. 4 Highlight with Tracey Fox

Have you downloaded your copy of From Sketch to Finish Vol. 4 yet? I’ve collected every installment of this awesome series of classes from Elle’s Studio, and just like the previous versions, this one does NOT disappoint! I had a great time following one of the 20 bonus sketches in the class PDF and making a layout using some of the most recently released products in the Elle’s Studio shop!
 

 
Supplies | From Sketch to Finish Vol. 4, November 2018 Kit, Labeled Journaling TagsJane Alphabet Stickers — Red, Jane Alphabet Stickers — White, Christmas Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Merry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Mini Dated Stamp, Noteworthy Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
The sketch I chose featured a grid of six 3″ x 4″ elements, which is so versatile since you can fill those spots with photos, journaling tags, or other items of that size. I decided to rotate the sketch and scrap four 4″ x 3″ selfies of me and my best friend, and I used tags from the November 2018 Kit to fill in the gaps.
 

 
Since we took these photos in a room that was filled with red light, I pulled out the red and pink paper from the Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection and paired it with red and pink bits from the November Kit, the new Merry & Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, and the new Labeled Journaling Tags. To make the “Enjoying This” and the “Oh, What Fun!” tags work on the page even though they were vertically oriented, I trimmed them into 3″ x 3″ squares and layered up other red and pink tags behind them. I used red and white Jane Alphabet Stickers on each of those tags to create a title and show the location of the photos.
 

 
Once my photos and tags were placed in the grid formation on my page, all I had left to do was to embellish a bit. I used the Mini Dated Stamp to stamp the date on a label fussy cut from the Labeled Journaling Tags, and I adhered it and some of the diecuts from the November Kit around the page. I also glued down a couple of the Christmas Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts and added some additional stamping using the Noteworthy Stamp. I love the end result of this all red and pink grid layout!
 

 
I just love how fast a page comes together when it’s inspired by a great sketch! If you haven’t picked up your copy of the class yet, what are you waiting for?! I’m so excited to work my way through From Sketch to Finish Vol. 4 and create many more pages inspired by the awesome sketches and examples in the class.
 

 
Be sure to purchase your downloadable copy of From Sketch to Finish Vol. 4, which features 50 sketches and twenty inspirational projects from 10 amazing contributors, all in a 70-page printable PDF! It’s the perfect thing to have on your desktop when you have a few moments to create! 
 

 
Have you purchased the class and created something fabulous with one of our sketches? We’d love to see it! Share your projects on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio for a chance to be featured here on our blog, and win a gift certificate to the shop! 

November Reveal Design Team Inspiration!

We are so excited about our brand new November 2018 kit and add-ons that just released today in our shop! Our design team was pretty excited when they received their boxes, too, and they created some amazing projects to inspire you! Let’s take a look at what each of them created!
 

 
Thanksgiving by Neela Nalam – supplies used | November 2018 Kit, This Season Phrase StickersThanksgiving AcrylicMerry Moment StampFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Good Cheer pocket page by Nancy Damiano – supplies used | November 2018 Kit, This Season Phrase Stickers, Wood Veneer Snow GlobesMerry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 

 
Ho! Ho! Ho! by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | November 2018 Kit, Good Cheer Journaling TagsNovember LabelsNovember Label StickersThis Season Phrase Stickers, Wood Veneer Snow Globes, Ho! Ho! Ho! AcrylicChristmas Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsMerry Moment StampNoteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Fall Showed Up pocket page spread by Andrea Gray – supplies used | November 2018 Kit, Weather Report Journaling Tags, Jane Alphabet Stickers — Red, Merry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy Stamp
 

 
Crafty Girl by Daniela – supplies used | November 2018 Kit, Good Cheer Journaling TagsThis Season Phrase Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers — RedWood Veneer Snow GlobesMerry Moment StampMerry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Good Cheer by Candace Perkins – supplies used | November 2018 Kit, November Print and Cut LabelsGood Cheer Journaling TagsThis Season Phrase Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers — RedWood Veneer Snow GlobesHo! Ho! Ho! Acrylic
 

 
North Pole Tree Trimmers by Daniela Dobson – supplies used | November 2018 Kit, November Print and Cut LabelsThis Season Phrase Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers — RedMerry Moment StampChristmas Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsMerry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper StackMini Dated Stamp
 

 
Christmas Morning by Heather Leopard — supplies used | November 2018 Kit, This Season Phrase Stickers, Wood Veneer Snow GlobesMerry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 

 
Weeks 18 & 19 pocket page by Wendy Antenucci – supplies used | November 2018 Kit, Good Cheer Journaling TagsThis Season Phrase Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers – BlackWood Veneer Snow GlobesMerry Moment StampTitle Builder Vol. 2 StampMerry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Oh What Fun! by Jamie Leija — supplies used | November 2018 KitWood Veneer Snow GlobesMerry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 

 
Winter Wonderland by Melissa Mann – supplies used | November 2018 Kit, November 2018 Digital Cut FileNovember Print and Cut LabelsThis Season Phrase Stickers, Navy Puffy Alphabet StickersWood Veneer Snow Globes, Christmas Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Good Cheer pocket page spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | November 2018 Kit, Labeled Journaling TagsThis Season Phrase StickersMerry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 

 
Treasure This by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | November 2018 Kit, November LabelsThis Season Phrase Stickers, Navy Puffy Alphabet StickersChristmas Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsMerry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper StackMerry Moment StampTitle Builder StampFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
October 1st-7th pocket page spread by Laura Wonsik – supplies used | November 2018 Kit, Labeled Journaling Tags, Weather Report Journaling TagsNovember Labels, This Season Phrase Stickers, Christmas Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsMerry Moment StampDays of the Week StampHazel Alphabet StampMini Dated Stamp
 

 
Snow Day by Tracey Fox – supplies used | November 2018 KitWeather Report Journaling TagsThis Season Phrase StickersNovember Label StickersWood Veneer Snow GlobesNavy Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Merry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Merry Moment StampJane Alphabet StampMini Dated Stamp
 

 
Enjoying This pocket page spread by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | November 2018 KitThis Season Phrase StickersNovember Label StickersPink Cardstock Alphabet StickersNavy Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Stars and Dots Puffy Stickers, Large Wood Veneer Snow GlobesMerry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Merry Moment StampJane Alphabet StampMini Dated Stamp
 

 
Enjoying This by Susan Brochu – supplies used | November 2018 KitLabeled Journaling TagsWeather Report Journaling TagsThis Season Phrase StickersJane Alphabet Stickers — RedStars and Dots Puffy Stickers
 

 
Moments by Suzanna Stein – supplies used | November 2018 KitThis Season Phrase StickersJane Alphabet Stickers — RedChristmas Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersMerry and Bright 6″ x 6″ Paper StackMerry Moment Stamp,
 
We can’t wait to share more inspiration created with the November kit and add-ons with you here on the blog. Until then, pin your favorite projects from this post to get ready for your box to arrive!

Our November kit + add-ons have arrived!

Hello November! Our November reveal is here and we can’t wait for you to see all of the brand new and exclusive products that are now available in our shop today for our reveal!

Our November 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, pocket pages, traveler’s notebooks, cards, planners, and more! Our November kit also includes some tag designs from from In A Creative Bubble! 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!

Here’s the first look at all of the awesome tags and die cuts included in this kit: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!

Look at all the new add-ons we have available this month! All of our coordinating add-ons can be purchased separately, so you have a chance to 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 November are: Merry Moment stamp, Merry & Bright 6 x 6 paper stack, journaling tags (Labeled, Good Cheer, and Weather Report), wood veneers (large snow globes and medium & small snow globes), acrylics (Thanksgiving, Ho! Ho! Ho!, and Hand Drawn Hearts), This Season phrase stickers, November label stickers, November labels, Navy puffy alphabet stickers, and Jane alphabet stickers – red!

We also have coordinating printables, print and cut labels, and cut files that coordinate with our kit – once you download these files, you can use/print them over and over again!

And, in case you missed these a couple of weeks ago, we have added three Jane 6 x 8 inch alphabet and number stamps to our shop! They are available in solid, outlined, and numbers, and we also have a 15% off bundle option available while supplies last!

Our 2019 calendars and acrylics are here, and we were also able to restock our Movie Time tags!

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 daytime hours from 8:00 am PST to 5:00 pm PST) 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 – 40% off during our 24 hour bundling period that is going on now and ends on Sunday, November 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! You can share your projects with us in our NEW Facebook group and 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!

Prepping Your Document December Project: Week Two

How about some more ideas and inspiration on how to set up a successful Document December project? Today we have Suzanna Stein, Melissa Mann and Daniela to share how they’re prepping their project with you!
 

 
Suzanna | December is one of my favorite times of the year, especially when it comes to documenting memories! Each November I usually slowly start prepping pages in my December album. The entire holiday season is so busy, I like to have a little prep work done to avoid feeling totally overwhelmed when December rolls around.
 

 
This year I’m using a 4×8” album, where I’ll add pocket pages, loose elements, and fun interactive pieces to create a “junk journal” feeling. I got my cover page done early so I can get straight into documenting when I’m ready. I usually just add the year and some festive clusters that make me smile whenever I open my album. I also prepped a few miscellaneous pages to have on-hand. These fill-in-the-blank type pages are great for days when nothing notable happened, you don’t have a lot of time, or you need a little creative jump-start. The holidays have a way of being wonderful, but also depleting in so many ways. Having pre-made pages you can document your memories on is a great starting point in your December documenting prep!
 
Supplies | Document December 2018 Kit, Christmas Phrase StickersGreen Dipped Puffy Alphabet StickersSnowcapped Puffy Alphabet StickersMerry Christmas AcrylicMini Dated Stamp
 

 

 
Melissa
| Good morning, y’all! This is Melissa, and I’m so excited to be sharing the first couple of pages in my Document December album! I created my cover page, my intention page, and slipped a couple of journaling cards that I know I want to use for my first spread in my album.
 

 
I created my cover page by using one of the 6″ x 8″ patterned papers in the kit and smeared a little green acrylic paint on the middle and then layering a stitched piece of vellum to that. I adhered the Merry Christmas Acrylic to the vellum and then used one of the sentiment puffy stickers below it. Super simple! I typed up my intention page on a piece of vellum and stamped a small title above it using the Oh What Fun Stamp.
 

 
I’m keeping all of my kit products in a small gray tray that I picked up at Target a few years back. It’s perfect for keeping all the bits and pieces in one place as I work on my projects over the next couple of months! I can’t wait to see what you are going to create with us!
 
Supplies | Document December 2018 KitChristmas Phrase StickersMerry Christmas Acrylic, Santa AcrylicOh What Fun Stamp
 

 
Daniela | I completed my last December Daily in 2013 and I love flipping through the pages. The memories documented in this album are more vivid than those of the other years, so I’m really looking forward to documenting December 2018 with the Document December 2018 Kit! Since December always is such a busy month, I want to keep it simple. Documenting this time should be fun and easy, so I decided to use the kit to fill different types of 6″ x 8″ pockets and pick one memory each day to document.
 
I’ve already created my starter page with lots of details. This first page fills out one of the big 6″ x 8″ pockets.
 

 
I really like the colors and the shiny details included in the kit and I can’t wait to start filling my pockets. The plan is to use the kids’ daily TV time—30 minutes—to document the day. Those pockets won’t be filled with too many details, but I plan to finish my album by the first week of January!
 

 
Have fun documenting your precious memories. Maybe today is the day to start your own DD?!
 
Supplies | Document December 2018 Kit, Christmas Phrase StickersSnowcapped Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Oh What Fun Stamp, Joy Acrylic
 
How are you preparing for your Document December project? Inspire us by sharing a photo to Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Design Team Sneak Peeks

We are just a couple days away from our November reveal and we are so excited to be able to share these fun sneak peeks of awesome projects our team made using all the new products that will be available soon! Our November reveal is going to be full of so many exclusive products that we’ve designed, along with some contributions from In A Creative Bubble! This month our kit + add-ons will have you ready to document all your everyday real life moments, holidays, and more!

Get ready to pick up our November kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Saturday, 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 kit subscriber? Now is the perfect time to sign up! We have a handful of 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 our risk free monthly kit 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 NEW and previously released items during the 24 hour bundling period! Above is a preview of our November discounts and savings that will be available starting on November 10th! 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 this Saturday, 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!

 

Using Your October Kit Scraps with Neela Nalam

With November’s kit release just around the corner, we’re challenging you to kill your October kit! Not only will you feel a sense of accomplishment for using up your supplies, but you’ll have some awesome memories documented, too! Let’s take a look at how Neela Nalam used up her October kit and add-ons!
 
The October 2018 Kit and extras are pretty much my favorite! I love the colors and all of the fall patterns. For my first couple of projects, I used the products to document our trip to the pumpkin patch last year. I truly love how it turned out. Here is how both my projects look placed in my album:
 

 
Here are some of the products I was left with after making my first couple of projects:
 

 
I intentionally left the Halloween cards and add ons from the kit to make my Halloween project that would fit very well at the back of the pocket page with squares. My goal is to slowly start filling in all the blank sides of my pocket pages to give my albums a complete look.
 
Here is the project that I made with all of my scraps:
 

 
Supplies | October 2018 KitAutumn Shipping TagsAutumn Fun StickersJane Alphabet Stickers — BlackHalloween Wood VeneerTrick or Treat Wood Veneer,
Sweater Weather 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
First,  I cut down my 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 6″ tags into 3″ x 3″ squares to fit into my pocket page. I also printed the photo as a 6″ x 6″ so that I could cut it down into 4 squares. I also chose the black and white star paper from the Sweater Weather 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack.
 

 
I then embellished the tags and photos with wood veneer, die cuts from the kit, Autumn Shipping Tags and Autumn Fun Stickers. I had a few hexagons left from my previous project and decided to add one as a mat for the “trick-or-treat” sticker. It is a great way to tie the pages together.
 

 
I hope you got your October Kits and add ons because they are simply awesome to use when documenting your fall stories!
 

October #EllesStudio Spottings on Instagram

We asked you to share your Elle’s Studio projects on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, and you listened! We found so many amazing projects this month using our latest ES products, but these six projects really won us over:
 

 
First, we loved how Simone (@seemownay) used our Sweater Weather 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack and Halloween Wood Veneer on this fun and colorful Halloween layout! Perfection! On the right, Brande (@brandedavison) created this super grid layout using our October 2018 Kit and some coordinating extras. We love how our tags pop against that black background. Thanks for sharing, Brande!
 

 
We were so excited to find that Mel Davis (@meldavis.nz) was inspired by our From Sketch to Finish Vol. 4 digital class to create this fantastic layout using pieces from our Family Fun collection! It’s so awesome, Mel! On the right Jennifer (@jllowry81) documented her sweet girl with so many fun elements from our Noteworthy collection. We love that column of hearts and stars so much!
 

 
We love seeing traveler’s notebook layouts, too! On the left, Mandy (@mandy_jo_maple) created a layout of fantastic blues and yellows using our Adventure Puffy Stickers and Family Fun Bits and Pieces. We could not love it any more! On the right, we’re so excited to see our Document December Kit being used to prep Kim’s (@kjl571) December album. What a beautiful start for her album cover! We can’t wait to see more, Kim!
 
Just for posting their projects on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, these six paper crafters will win a $10 gift certificate to the shop! Thank you so much for posting your projects and using the #EllesStudio hashtag, ladies! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize!
 
We can’t wait to see what our products inspire you to create this month! Upload your projects to Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio for a chance to be featured here on the ES blog next month!

Sweater Weather Paper Stack Love with Susan Brochu

Our layouts usually start with paper, but what if that was the only thing we added to the entire page? Think it’s impossible? Well, Susan Brochu is here to show us that it is not, and that using only paper can create a pretty stunning layout!
 
Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a layout created only with the Sweater Weather 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack. I love the vibrant and beautiful colors and patterns in this stack! While many of the papers are suitable for any season, I decided that I would use the stack to document my favorite month, October. And all I needed in addition to this versatile paper stack was a sheet of white cardstock and a pen—that’s it! Let me show you how I did it:
 

 
Supplies | Sweater Weather 6″ x 6″ Paper StackFrom Sketch To Finish Vol 4
 
My design inspiration for the layout came from the newest addition to the Elle’s Studio classroom, From Sketch to Finish Volume 4. I selected Sketch #9 as my starting point, and then twisted, turned and swapped some elements. That’s the great thing about sketches; you can copy them exactly or change them up and make them your own!
 
I began by trimming pieces of the patterned paper into banner shapes. I placed them along the left edge of a piece of 12″ x 12″ white cardstock, added a small amount of adhesive to the middle of each piece, and then stitched them to the page. Since my page topic is an autumn month, I thought the stitches would bring a cozy texture to the layout. I used my fingers to curl up the banner edges, almost as if they were caught in a crisp seasonal breeze, also in keeping with the autumn feel. I included the orange and white text paper as one of the banner pieces but I turned it sideways to make the words less noticeable; the paper now functions as an embellishment and not as journaling.
 

 
The paper stack includes a label pattern sheet that I just love. I grabbed my scissors and fussy-cut a few full labels to hold my journaling, and then cut some of the partial labels to use as accents along the edges of the layout. I didn’t want to waste any part of this label sheet! And while I had the scissors handy, I also cut some of the phrases and hearts from the text paper I mentioned earlier. There were several autumn phrases that were perfect for the page and the tiny hearts reinforced my theme.
 

 
I wrote my journaling on the labels and then adhered them under my photo, staggering them to mimic a leaf’s winding pattern as it falls from a tree.
 

 
I made two embellishment clusters with the fussy-cut pieces and stitched them along the top and bottom of the right side of the page. I also placed two tiny fussy-cut pieces onto the edge of my photo to help it look anchored to the cardstock.
 

 
So as you can see, the Sweater Weather 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack is not just beautiful—it’s functional, too! It’s got everything you need for every part of your project, so you’ll want to head over to the shop and pick one up for yourself!