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

Our October kit + coordinating add-ons reveal is almost here and we can’t wait to show you all of the new and exclusive products! This month our kit will have you ready to document everyday life moments, autumn, and more! October’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 October kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Wednesday, October 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!

We are also excited to announce that the next volume of our popular sketch classes will be available on October 10th! Ten amazing class contributors will be inspiring us with two layouts each for the first ten sketches, for a total of 20 projects! Then, you’ll have another 40 sketches to work from and be inspired by! Kit subscribers – This class will be available to you at a special discounted rate!

Guess what kit subscribers!? We have some special treats for you! This month, each of our kit subscribers will be receiving a pack of these acrylic hearts and stars with their October kit! This special gift will be automatically added to your order. Our kit subscribers will also be receiving a special discount on our upcoming sketch class!

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 September kit now! Or, wait until October 10th to sign up and start with our October 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 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 Wednesday, October 10th at 8:00 am PST! If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, make sure you do to receive a reminder when everything is available for sale!  We hope to see you there!

Flipping Out with Suzanna Stein

There are so many different ways to add more photos and words to your projects while still keeping a clean, fresh design, and today Suzanna Stein is going to show us one that you will flip over! Let’s take a look:
Hey there, crafty friends! I’m so excited to share this project with you! Today I’m focusing on the Noteworthy collection, and more specifically, the journaling tags from the collection. Journaling tags are one of my favorite supplies for any project. They’re so versatile and I’m always thinking of new ways to incorporate them into my projects!

Supplies | Jane Alphabet Stickers — TealPuffy Heart Stickers — Summer MixShapes and Dots Puffy StickersHazel Alphabet StampDays of the Week StampNoteworthy Journaling Tags, Noteworthy Word LabelsNoteworthy Blank Labels, Noteworthy Bits and Pieces, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
This project was such a fun one, right from the start. I decided to jump a bit out of my comfort zone by using a patterned background, and I skipped the mixed media I would normally add to go with a grid layout.
I chose a few photos I knew I wanted to document, printed them in 3″ x 4” size and decided to use the Noteworthy Journaling Tags to create flip-ups on my layout. By doing this, I was able to add 4 photos (and could have added even more!), a ton of journaling, plus some small details – all without making the layout feel overwhelming and crowded.

On the left journaling tag, I added my title, using the Days of the Week Stamp and Jane Alphabet Stickers. Then I added Noteworthy Word Labels and Bits and Pieces to embellish the area around the title.

When you flip the card up, there are two photos. I used folded Noteworthy Blank Labels to create the hinges. I simply folded the labels in half, then adhered it between the journaling tag and photo on the top, and behind the photo on the bottom.

I added a journaling tag to the center, without a hinge, and added the name of the event where the photos were taken, stamped with the Hazel Alphabet Stamp along with the date I created the layout.
For the right journaling tag, I chose one with a quote that summed up some of my feelings about the photos I was documenting, then embellished with die cuts from the Noteworthy Bits and Pieces.

Again, using the same hinge technique, I tucked two photos behind the journaling tag. You’ll notice that each of the four photos is numbered using a puffy sticker. Those numbers correspond with the journaling on the 4″ x 6” Noteworthy Journaling Tag below the photos.

Since I chose to only include four photos, I covered the fifth number on the tag with a die cut and used the space next to it to share my thoughts as a whole on the memories.

I finished the layout with some clusters of Puffy Heart Stickers, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers and die cuts. I also added a label over a journaling tag to add the name of the location, the city, and the dates the event took place.
This is a perfect way to add multiple photos to your layout, without the layout looking crowded. I could have added more flips to the other journaling tags on the layout to include even more photos!
I hope this gives you some inspiration on how to use your journaling tags for more than just pocket pages, and how to create multi-photo layouts that are easy on the eyes. I can’t wait to see what you choose to create next with your journaling tags!

Focusing on Digitals with Neela Nalam

Digital printables and cut files offer such a range of possibilities for your paper crafting projects, and today design team member Neela Nalam is showing us a fun and easy way to bring a lot of color to your next layout background with our September Print and Cut Labels. Let’s take a look!
On this project, I am focusing on the new September Print and Cut Labels that coordinate with the September 2018 Kit. You can stretch your supplies with digitals and give your projects a unique look as you can change sizes and colors and also adapt them to your needs. Here is my latest 8-1/2″ x 11″ layout:

Supplies | September 2018 KitSeptember Print and Cut Labels, September 2018 Digital Cut File, September LabelsHere and Now Stickers, Right Now StampNoteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper CollectionLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
I first started off by printing out the colorful September Print and Cut Labels. I also considered cutting them out, but I wanted to use them as a unique way, so I decided to use the whole sheet as a background. I also love the labels with lines, which allowed me to easily add my journaling directly onto the tag. I found that to be such a great convenience.

I added a photo sized 4″x 9″ directly on top of the printed PDF label sheet. Then I decided to embellish the rest of the labels. I added some Noteworthy Puffy Stickers and die cuts from the September Kit. Using my digital die cutting machine, I then cut out the word “story” and the heart shape with the word “this” using the September 2018 Digital Cut File. I used this as title for my layout.

I also stamped on the labels using the Right Now Stamp and embellished the labels with phrase stickers. The possibilities using these labels and digital files are limitless and they are so much fun to use!

Be sure to grab the newest September Print and Cut Labels and Digital Cut File and make them your own on your next layout!

A “Good Eats” Story with Tracey Fox

Sometimes a story can come to life because of a new product sitting on your desk, and that’s what happened to Tracey Fox when she saw  the Good Eats Wood Veneer. We love what she documented with it—all of the food she ate on her wedding day!
Don’t you just love it when a product prompts you to scrapbook a story you might not have thought to tell otherwise? That’s what happened to me when I saw the Good Eats Wood Veneer. That fork, knife, and spoon and the “breakfast,” “lunch,” and “dinner” wood veneer pieces inspired me to document all the meals I ate on my wedding day back in 2009.

Supplies | September 2018 Kit, September LabelsGood Eats Wood Veneer, Black Puffy Alphabet StickersRight Now Stamp, Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
I knew I wanted to divide this layout into three sections: one for each meal of the day. So, I printed my photos small and laid them out in pairs so they staggered down the page. Next to each set of photos, I added journaling that I printed on clear label paper and cut into strips, and I added the Good Eats Wood Veneer pieces that best matched each story. I also added extra embellishments from the Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers and the Noteworthy Puffy Stickers.

To dress up the wood veneer fork, knife, and spoon, I masked their handles off with strips of washi tape, inked them with Versamark ink, and heat embossed them with silver glitter embossing powder. I love the touch of sparkle this added to my page—especially since it’s about a wedding story.
I used the “on the menu” phrase from the Right Now Stamp in order to list all the food that was served at our wedding. This is something I might never have thought to document in such detail in my scrapbooks if it hadn’t been for the great combination of Elle’s Studio products I used on this layout!

To bring some color and pattern into my page, I cut up scraps of patterned papers from the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, along with some of the patterned tags from the September Kit, and I arranged them in an angular frame all the way around the page. I love how the red, pink, purple, and black and white papers I chose go with the colors in my photos.
It was especially fun to create the title for the page using bits from the September Kit, September Labels, and some Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and for checking out my layout! What food stories, big or small, would you tell using these cute Good Eats Wood Veneer embellishments? How do you let Elle’s Studio’s great story-prompting products inspire you to document your own memories? Take some time to browse the Elle’s Studio shop and check out the versatile themes that are available!

2019 Design Team Call

We are excited to announce that we are looking for a handful of creative people who love working with our monthly kits, add-ons, and collections, to join our design team for 2019, and to guest for us throughout the year!

As a member of our design team, each month you’ll be responsible for creating two projects highlighting our monthly kit + add-ons, one project for our blog with a write-up, and an Instagram post highlighting a fun tip, technique, or what’s on your desk. We’ll also need you to stay in contact with us through Facebook, have access to Dropbox, and help us promote our product through social media! Design team members will receive all of our new products to work with each month, and be able to take part in our Share-A-Sale program that allows you to earn a commission on the products you sell through affiliate links.

If you would like to take advantage of the opportunity to be a part of the Elle’s Studio team, please email the following to us
ellesstudioDTcall@gmail.com with ES 2019 Design Team in the subject line, by October 25th:
– Attach 3 project image examples that best represent your work (layouts, pocket pages, cards, etc.)
– Links to your blog and/or social media accounts
– A list of any other teams you will be on in 2019
– A background statement about your paper crafting history, including why you want to be a part of the Elle’s Studio team

We will be contacting potential design team members around the first week of November and announcing the design team members here on January 1st, when we welcome in the new team. If you don’t hear from us, please know that we are very grateful for you taking the time to apply!

September Sketch Day with Jamie Leija

When using a sketch, don’t feel constrained by the dimensions or the size—use it to inspire any kind of project you want to create! Today, design team member Jamie Leija used our September layout sketch to inspire her traveler’s notebook spread. Let’s see how she changed the design to fit her project!
Hiya! It’s Jamie and I’m so excited to share my take on this month’s sketch:

The sketch is based off of the amazing “First Day” layout created by Amanda-jayne! I love the layering she added to her page and wanted to do the same for mine.

Supplies | Celebrate Journaling TagsMarch Labels, July Blank Label StickersHazel Alphabet Stickers — White, Celebrate Stamp,Title Builder Vol. 2 StampMini Dated StampNoteworthy Bits & PiecesNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
I instantly knew that I wanted to adapt the sketch, which is based off of a 12″ x 12″ layout, down into a two page traveler’s notebook spread. It’s roughly 8″ x 8-1/2″.
Like the sketch, I divided my page into thirds. For the top third, I added a gray patterned paper from the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack of repeating white hearts. And for the bottom two-thirds, I decided to make my own pattern using several colors of ink and the Celebrate Stamp. It’s what inspired this entire page!

We call our dog a party girl. She loves to play and is ready to at a moment’s notice. It’s something we’ve called her since she was small and I knew I wanted to tell this story when I saw that the Celebrate Stamp included the word “party”.
Where Amanda-jayne used a wood veneer that was text based, I stamped the word “party” over and over again on white cardstock using orange, teal and green ink. It has the same effect, but it is flat and therefore much easier as a notebook spread.

I added a cluster of patterned paper from the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack and Celebrate Journaling Tags behind my photo, similar to the sketch. I love the layered look and that I was able to represent the colors of the ink again in my patterned paper choices.
The title, which I created by stamping “girl” from the Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp onto a July Blank Label Sticker and adding the word “party” with the Hazel Alphabet Stickers, was shifted up and to the left and that left me room to add an additional photo. I was also able to add typed journaling strips below.

I eliminated the bottom strip from the layout, but did feel that I needed something in the bottom right corner. A die cut from the Noteworthy Bits & Pieces, label, and puffy star, along with some staples and my Mini Dated stamped title was just what the corner needed.
The beauty of the sketch is that you can make it your own! My notebook spread has the same vibe of the sketch, but the elements are slightly shifted around to accommodate the smaller size. The main photo has a cluster of layers behind it and the page was divided up into thirds. There’s a string of embellishments stretching from the left to the bottom right. There’s layers and graphic text. We can’t wait to see how you use this sketch for your next project!

We can’t wait to see how you use this sketch! Show us what you’ve created using this sketch by posting your layout on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! You could win a feature here on our blog, as well as a gift certificate to our shop!

Documenting Routine with Susan Brochu

What routines do you have in your life? Today design team member Susan Brochu is giving us a little peek into her everyday morning rituals with a brand new pocket page using our September 2018 Kit and add-ons in such a beautiful way. Let’s take a look!
Hello, everyone! It’s Susan here with a project using the September 2018 Kit and add-ons. The kit is filled with all sorts of fun pocket cards, but I used it here to document my summer morning routine on a new 12″ x 12″ layout.

Supplies | September 2018 KitSeptember LabelsSeptember Label StickersHazel Alphabet Stickers — WhiteNoteworthy Bits and PiecesNoteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
The two 3″ x 4″ tags that I used on the page gave me the idea for this layout. In keeping with the theme of my page, I backed each of the tags using the green floral print patterned paper in the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack. The September Labels provided a nice spot for my title and here’s a little tip: I just cut around the outside border of a grouping of three of the labels, keeping them together as a set. Then I placed adhesive on the reverse side and added them right to the 3″ x 4″ “the story of” tag. It was much easier to keep them straight by adding them as a group of three versus adding each label separately.

The “Notes from Today” 3″ x 4″ tag, also from the September Kit, had lots of room for my journaling and I circled all the days of the week along the top of the tag to reinforce the theme of a daily routine. The bottom of the tag held the word “date” and I didn’t really want to specify one specific day, so I used the appropriate “life currently looks like this” Noteworthy Puffy Sticker to cover the word and fill in the rest of the space. That’s another tip: don’t be afraid to cover sentiments that don’t suit your purpose! There are plenty of options in the monthly kits and embellishments that I’m sure you’ll find something that suits your needs.

I used the white Hazel Alphabet Stickers to add titles to my page and all of my photos. I overlapped the tiles to help me fit them in the spaces I had both on the tags and on the September Labels, adhering them first to a piece of waxed paper and then transferring them as full words where I wanted them on the page. One last tip for you: it was much easier to transfer the words as a whole than as single letters. There are so many letters on the sticker sheet, too! I used just one sheet and easily made all the words I needed for my page, and I still have plenty left on the sheet to use on other projects.

I embellished the page with die-cuts from the September 2018 Kit and the Noteworthy Bits and Pieces, and then matted the entire page on a fun polka dot patterned paper from the Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection. The multi-colored polka dots bring together all the colors in the photos and embellishments.

So as you can see, the monthly kits are not just great for pocket pages, but they’re pretty perfect for using on layouts, too!

Title Builder Love with Tracey Fox

As a title lover, I make no secret about the fact that I think the Title Builder products are the absolute best thing since sliced bread! Together, the 6″ x 8″ Title Builder Stamps (Volumes 1 and 2) give you over 70 stamps to mix, match (and even hack) into a virtually endless supply of great-looking titles for all of your creative projects. Combine them with the Title Builder Alphabet Stamp and the Title Builder Acrylics and Wood Veneers that are also available in the shop, and you become a veritable scrappy titling force to be reckoned with!

Supplies | September 2018 Kit, Notes From Today Journaling TagsHere and Now Phrase Stickers, Hazel Alphabet Stickers — WhiteRight Now Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 2 Acrylic, Title Builder StampTitle Builder Vol. 2 Stamp, Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
I reach for these products all the time, and most recently, I used a combination of them, along with some of September’s latest releases, to tell a special story about my nephews’ first day of school this year.

I knew right away that I wanted to try stamping a long title in a circle, so I traced a large circle in pencil onto a sheet of patterned paper from the Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection. Using the Title Builder Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp, and the Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, I started planning out a title that would fit all the way around it. Most of the stamps I used were in the same script font, which created an especially cohesive look to the title. Since the acrylic stamps are flexible, I was able to bend them slightly so that they curved around the circle. A stamping platform came in handy to help with this placement!

I filled the gap between the first and last word of the title with the cute solid and outline circle stamps from the new Right Now Stamp. These little stamps can come in so handy for adding a little extra embellishment to your projects! I also couldn’t resist using some of the lovely little sparkle stamps from the Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp around the title to help illustrate how special and magical this story is to me.

I used a smaller circle as a template to create a pie chart design out of five patterned papers from the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, which added a colorful foundation for my 3″ x 4″ photo and a 3″ x 4″ tag from the Notes From Today Journaling Tags. I tucked die cuts, scraps and fussy cut label shapes from the September 2018 Kit underneath the photo and tag to add some extra layers for added interest, and I added the acrylic word “perfect” from the Title Builder Vol. 2 Acrylic among the layers.
I filled out the tag with white Hazel Alphabet Stickers to quote my nine-year-old nephew as he sweetly instructed his little brother to take his hand so he could walk him to class on his first day of kindergarten.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! If you haven’t already started your Title Builder collection, you’ll want to head to the Elle’s Studio shop ASAP to scoop up these amazing sets while they’re still in stock. I can’t wait to see what creative title combinations you create!

A Weekly Story with Guest Designer Jen Wong

Guest designer Jen Wong has “wowed” us with a pocket page spread using creative stamping, a printable heavy traveler’s notebook spread, and now she has another pocket page to share with us today, using her clean and colorful style with our September Kit and add-ons. Let’s see what she is documenting:

Hi everyone! I’m back with my third project using the September Kit and add-ons from Elle’s Studio. For my final project, I completed a spread in my weekly 12″ x 12″ pocket page album. The greens, aqua, and gray in the kit worked great with my photos from this week!

Supplies | September 2018 Kit, September 2018 Digital Cut FileSeptember LabelsHere and Now StickersJane Alphabet Stickers — TealJane Alphabet Stickers — WhiteGood Eats Wood Veneer,  Days of the Week Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers Summer MixNoteworthy Puffy StickersRight Now Stamp

I love the big handwritten “story” that is featured in several of this month’s products and so I decided to feature it for my title tag.  I used the September 2018 Digital Cut File to cut “story” out of a piece of 4″x 6″ white cardstock. I backed the cut space with vellum in order to add back the cut pieces of some of the letters. I adhered the “this week” chipboard circle from the Days of the Week Chipboard Stickers and then used the circle from the Right Now Stamp to create a fun confetti pattern. I love that the circle stamps from this set can be used in a variety of ways!

I often like to combine different embellishments to create interest. I paired the summer mix Puffy Heart Stickers with two of the Good Eats Wood Veneer pieces on a couple of the photos. I like how the colorful puffy stickers bring in additional color to the wood pieces. I also combined the “High Five” die cut from the September Kit, a September Label, and a puffy star sticker from the Noteworthy Puffy Stickers on the photo with my daughter making her own magic wands.

The teal Jane Alphabet Stickers are the perfect size for adding captions to photos. I used the white Jane Alphabet Stickers to add captions to an adorable photo of a mother and baby hippo at the zoo and added additional letter stickers to a photo of another beautiful landscape we saw. I also paired the “in one word” Here and Now Sticker with “Brittany” spelled out in the teal Jane Alphabet Stickers to create a title with the photo from my partner who was overseas in France at the time. I like to include photos from the whole family, even if we’re not always together!

Thanks so much for having me as a guest this month!  I had so much fun working with this month’s products and I hope you will too!

I’m Jen Wong and I live in San Diego with my family. I started scrapbooking several years ago as a way to document the traveling I was doing in mini albums. When my daughter was born, my desire to pair stories and photos together only intensified, and I started creating on a regular basis so I wouldn’t forget everything as the time flew by! I love how this hobby lets me tell the stories behind the photos and remember the everyday moments.

When I’m not playing with paper, I can be found developing software, swimming in the ocean, running up the trails, and spending time with my family. You can find more of my work on Instagram and on my blog!

Thank you so much, Jen, for sharing your beautiful, clean and colorful projects with us this month! Be sure to share Jen at the links above to see what future projects she creates!

September Design Team Inspiration: Volume Three

The third round of projects created by our design team members is no less inspiring than the first and second, and we know that you’ll want to take out your September kit and extras as soon as you see what they have in store for you below!

Overheard by Daniela Dobson – supplies used | September 2018 Kit, September Label StickersStory AcrylicQuoted StampHazel Alphabet StampMini Dated StampNoteworthy Bits and PiecesNoteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

August 2018 pocket page spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | September 2018 Kit, Quoted Journaling TagsHere and Now Phrase StickersGood Eats Wood Veneer

Weekend Fun by Neela Nalam – supplies used | September 2018 Kit, Here and Now Phrase StickersNoteworthy Wood VeneersGood Eats Wood Veneer, Right Now Stamp, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Texts by Susan Brochu – supplies used | September 2018 Kit, September LabelsQuoted Journaling TagsHazel Alphabet Stickers — WhiteRight Now Stamp

All the Details by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | September 2018 KitSeptember LabelsHere and Now Phrase StickersRight Now StampNoteworthy Bits and PiecesNoteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

True Story by Andrea Gray – supplies used | September 2018 Kit, September LabelsQuoted Journaling TagsJane Alphabet Stickers — White, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Story Acrylic

Today is the Best by Suzanna Stein – supplies used | September 2018 Kit, September Labels, Hazel Alphabet Stickers — Teal, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixPuffy Heart Stickers — Summer MixGood Eats Wood Veneer

Thank You cards by Jamie Leija — supplies used | September 2018 KitSeptember 2018 Digital Cut FileSeptember LabelsThank You Stamp

Food Truck Fest pocket page by Nancy Damiano – supplies used | September 2018 Kit, Quoted Journaling Tags, Jane Alphabet Stickers — White, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixWhite Puffy Alphabet StickersRed Puffy Alphabet StickersRight Now Stamp
Keep watching out for more projects from our design team here on the blog using the September Kit and add-ons before our October Kit is live on October 10th! Also, be sure to share what you’re creating with the kit on Instagram, using the hashtag #EllesStudio! You could win a gift certificate to the shop and be featured on our feed!