Design Team Sneak Peeks

We are just a couple days away from our February reveal and we are thrilled to be able to share these beautiful sneak peeks of projects our design team made using all the new products that will be available soon! Our February reveal is going to be full of exclusive products that we’ve designed to coordinate with our February kit and this month our kit + add-ons will have you ready to document all your special memories and stories!

Get ready to pick up our February kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Sunday, February 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 January kit now! Or, wait until February 10th to sign up and start with our February 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 February discounts and savings that will be available for our subscribers starting on February 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 Sunday, February 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!

January #EllesStudio Spottings on Instagram

We have loved checking out the #EllesStudio hashtag on Instagram this month, and we have noticed a lot of new faces posting projects! Thanks so much for not only using our product to help you document your memories, but also for sharing your work! These six projects caught our eye this month:

We love the way that both of these paper crafters used our January Kit and add-ons! @scrappincain said that this was her first time using our products, and we think that she created something amazing with her boy layout on the left! On the right, @schonakessler documented some beautiful family memories in her pockets!

Another fabulous pocket page created using our January Kit and add-ons is featured on the left, created by @sarah.t.creates. We love how she coordinated everything so beautifully! On the right, @fimiki shared an amazing video walk-through of her completed Document December project, complete with a Green Acrylic Album which everyone must see!

These two ladies also got a lot of inspiration from our January Kit and extras! On the left, @junell.kruzel said that she has made scrap-lifting Tracey Fox a habit, and we think it paid off! We love her take on Tracey’s original “Aunt Goals” layout from the January inspiration gallery. On the right, @tennillexo_pl created a colorful and fun pocket page featuring some super-cute kiddos and funny faces, and we love it!

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!

Which Elle’s Studio products will 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!

A Mini Tag Book with Ashley Laura

A small mini book is the perfect, thoughtful gift to give to someone you love for Valentine’s Day, and today Ashley Laura is with us to share one that can take only minutes using our January Kit and add-ons! We know you’ll love it!

Hey y’all! It’s Ashley here, back with a fun little mini album focusing on the So Loved Shipping Tags. I don’t know about you but I LOVE black and white. It’s the perfect compliment with any color, especially pinks and purples, and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to create a cute little mini album to give to a loved one!

Supplies | January 2019 Kit, So Loved Shipping Tags, Heart and Star Acetate Die Cuts, Happiness Found Stickers, Sweetheart Puffy Stickers, Happy Heart Stamp, Noteworthy 6 x 6 Paper Stack

I began with the So Loved Shipping Tags and a couple of the Noteworthy 6 x 6 Paper Stack papers, cut to a tag. (Here’s a quick tip: If you don’t have a tag die or a tool that creates tags, the best way to make a quick tag is to cut the corners off a rectangular piece of patterned paper and punch a hole!) I added the pages of my album to a book ring, and then began embellishing.


I used several components from the January 2019 Kit to embellish my tag book. Die cuts, like the transparent Heart and Star Acetate Die Cuts and stickers, like the new Happiness Found Stickers, are the simplest way to decorate a mini album without the mess or fuss! I added a few little sentiments from the Happy Heart Stamp as well!

Adding puffy shapes and words from the Sweetheart Puffy Stickers added a different texture to my mini, and accented the sweet photos that I added to my pages. There were also several die cuts included in the January Kit that worked perfectly to layer on my pages, stickers and acetate die cuts.

I hope you all have gained some inspiration from this project! No fancy tools needed, just grab your scissors and you Elle’s Studio January Kit and extras and get creating!

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

We are so excited for our February kit + coordinating add-ons reveal that will be happening in just a couple of days! Our reveal will be full of the perfect products to capture your February stories! February’s kit will include 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 26 die cuts!

Get ready to pick up our February kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Sunday, February 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? Don’t wait any longer! We only have a handful of spots left were you can start with our January kit now! Or, wait until February 10th to sign up and start with our February 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 Sunday, February 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!

Circles of Love with Melissa Mann

We love all of our 6 x 6 paper stacks, but we have a soft spot for our latest, the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack! Today Melissa Mann is with us to share some tips on how to combine lots of different colors and patterns from this paper stack on one layout!

Hello! This is Melissa with you today, and I’m excited share a brand new layout made with the January 2019 Kit and add-ons! My challenge for this project was to highlight the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack. This great collection of patterns featured some wonderful color schemes; I am always a huge fan of pattern paper and decided to use as many of the papers as I could on this layout!

Supplies | January 2019 Kit, January Print and Cut Labels, Heart and Star Acetate Die Cuts, Sweetheart Puffy Stickers, All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Happy Heart Stamp, Highlight Stamp

One easy way to do this without the patterns getting out of control is to use smaller pieces of the pattern paper. In my case, I decided to punch a BUNCH of circles in various sizes. Before I stitched and layered them down on my card stock, I first used some stamps and white paint to “distress” the background a bit.

Once this dried, I layered my circles cut from the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack and the Heart and Star Acetate Die Cuts and stitched them down using my sewing machine. I sewed all vertical lines to give some linear consistency through the layout. 

Once my circles and acetate shapes were stitched down, I placed my photo and a couple of 3″ x 4″ journaling cards from the January 2019 Kit tucked behind it and adhered them down. I placed my title, “XO,” using the Sweetheart Puffy Stickers, above the photo. I also typed up a couple of January Print and Cut Labels and adhered them down.

Then came the fun part! I used stickers and die-cuts to further embellish my circles. I scattered them across the layout and then used the Sweetheart Puffy Stickers to complete it! I loved how the black and white banner heart puffy stickers were able to be used!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting us today! Make sure to use up the last bits and pieces of your January Kit and share them with us in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

Jane + Chloe = LOVEly Cards with Meghann Andrew

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to think about creating handmade cards and tags to add a special touch to your holiday gifting for those that you love. You may think our Large Jane Alphabet Stamp is made for scrapbook layouts, but Meghann Andrew is here to show you how you can also use these large alphas to create cards, too, and when paired with the Chloe Alphabet Stamp, it’s a match made in heaven! Let’s take a look:

Hello! It’s Meghann Andrew, and I LOVE Valentine’s Day! I love giving and receiving gifts, letting someone know how much I care, and especially, crafting for the sweetest of holidays! I’m a stamper at heart, and when I saw the tall and thin sans-serif Large Jane font alongside the handwritten Chloe, I knew that they would be perfect on Valentines!

Supplies | January 2019 Kit, Sweetheart Puffy Stickers, All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp  Solid, Chloe Alphabet Stamp

These sweet and simple cards came together in just minutes, with a few products from the January kit and extras!

Let’s start out with the simplest card. If you can stamp, you can create this layered and lovely greeting! The teal polka dot pattern from the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack provided just the color I needed on the background. I stamped “be” and “my” in teal ink using the solid Large Jane Alphabet Stamp, then added “valentine” below in an orchid purple using the Chloe Alphabet Stamp. To frame my sentiment, I backed the white cardstock with a thin, orchid cardstock frame, tied it with baker’s twine and adhered to my card front using dimensional adhesive. The only thing left was to add a few puffy stickers from the Sweetheart Puffy Stickers sheet.

This card was so much fun to put together! I started off by stamping a column of “XO’s” using the Large Jane Alphabet Outline Stamp onto smooth, white cardstock, then I offset stamped the Solid Jane Alphabet X’s and O’s using teal and pink ink. I fussy cut my column and backed it with some teal cardstock, before adhering to my gray polka dot background from the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack. I topped the column with a label from the January 2019 Kit and added the Chloe stamped and fussy-cut “love you” sentiment to the top. Three small dots from the Sweetheart Puffy Stickers finished off the card.

This card may be the most time-consuming in the trio that I’m sharing today, but it only takes minutes to create. After stamping “love” onto my white cardstock background using the Large Jane Alphabet Outline Stamp, I cut out the center of the letters using a craft knife. I then used a border punch to add a scalloped border to the edges, being sure that my “love” word was centered. Next, I added acetate to the back of the word before stamping “you” in pink ink using the Chloe Alphabet Stamp. I then tied teal twine around this cardstock piece. On my white card front, I added small strips of the pink grid paper from the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack to the sides. After adding dimensional adhesive to the back of my cardstock around the word “love” and in each corner. I placed a few sequins on my card front and laid the “love you” piece on top, being sure that the dimensional adhesive made a good seal around the sequins. The only thing left to add was the white puffy heart!

I hope I’ve inspired you to play with the Jane and Chloe Alphabet Stamps to create some lovely Valentines for the ones that you love this month! Thanks for stopping by!

The Highlights of 2018 Mini Album with Jennifer McMurtrey

Hello Elle’s Studio friends! To say I’m excited to share my first blog post as a member of the 2019 Elle’s Studio Design Team would be an understatement! Just know that I’m super excited and we’ll leave it at that. 

Let’s talk about social media and using it for memory keeping—I love that having these apps allows me to keep a running history of my life. Whenever I need to remember a date or find a specific photo, I scroll through my timeline or feed to get the information. Since it would be impossible for me to scrapbook every one of these photos, I decided to create a mini album highlighting my favorite memories from each month of 2018.

List of products: Pink Acrylic Album, January 2019 Kit, January 2019 Digital Cut File, January Labels, So Loved Shipping Tags, January Blank Label Stickers, Heart and Star Acetate Die Cuts, XO Wood Confetti, Linked Wood Veneer Hearts, Wood Veneer Hearts, Round Months of the Year Wood Veneer, All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Happy Heart Stamp, Title Builder Stamp, Here and Now Stamp, Large Jane Number Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers

Creating the cover took a little bit of time because I was gluing so many small pieces with the XO Wood Confetti to the Pink Acrylic Album. To make this a bit easier, I placed all of the x’s and o’s within the Linked Wood Veneer Hearts and covered the entire area with washi tape. Next, I slowly peeled the tape back with all of the confetti attached. Doing this allowed me to put glue on all of the pieces at once and then stick them back down in one fell swoop. To ensure everything stayed where I wanted it, I left the tape on until the glue was dry.

With each of my 12 photos printed, I went about creating the pages of the album. Each month is identified using the Round Months of the Year Wood Veneer pieces. These provided me with a simple and consistent way to label each page.

I kept the journaling to a minimum and let the pictures speak for themselves. Each page is single-sided to keep the album simple and is embellished with bits from the January Kit and add-ons. You’ll also find the hearts and heart banner die cuts from the January 2019 Digital Cut File on various pages. I love adding cut files to my projects to give them that extra bit of oomph. 

When I am scrapbooking, I try not to sugar coat anything because I want the stories to be a true reflection of the event. The picture of my kids not wanting their picture taken is a prime example. While the photo isn’t the best, it records the day perfectly.

When using the kits, I love trying to find new or different uses for the 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 6″ journaling tags. Don’t be afraid to cut them up to fit your needs, just as I’ve done on several pages in the album. 

Another fun trick is to attach one of the 3″ x 4″ journaling tags to a smaller piece of patterned paper to create a uniquely sized page in the album. With the November page, I did just that and used “Hello” from Title Builder Stamp on the bottom half of the card. I love the peek-a-boo effect it creates with the next, and final, page of the album.

I hope my album will provide the inspiration you need to get those photos printed and your memories recorded!

It has been so inspiring to see all the projects created with the January 2019 Kit. Please be sure to share your projects with us in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to create!!

Travel Treats Documented with Nathalie Leonelli

The greatest thing about our monthly kits is that they are versatile for year-round use, with a range of colors and themes that can match up to your memories month to month. Today, design team member Nathalie Leonelli is with us to share how she documented a summer memory using our January kit and add-ons. Let’s take a look at how it turned out!

I work on recording my summer travels pretty much year round but I especially enjoy doing so during those winter months! I love that the January kit and extras inspired me to create this new spread in my traveler’s notebook:

Supplies | January 2019 Kit, Sweetheart Puffy Stickers, Hazel Alphabet Stickers – Light Purple, Navy Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Heart and Star Acetate Die Cuts, All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Mini Dated Stamp

When working in pockets, I feel somewhat limited with the layering, so I had a blast adding layers here, using a mix of patterned papers, die-cuts, journaling tags and acetate embellishments.

The Heart and Star Acetate Die Cuts have been rocking my world this month. They are awesome for layering and I wanted to show you how to play with the see-through aspect by adding elements both behind and on top of them. Don’t you love the result?

I had two photos for my left page and I placed them on the inner edge leaving room for a vertical title. I used two contrasting alphabet stickers: the light purple Hazel Alphabet Stickers and Navy Puffy Alphabet Stickers, and decided to not center them perfectly, reflecting a bit of the layered look of the opposite page.

The final touches were made to balance out the colors between the two sides; with a strip of color here, an extra die-cut there and a few puffy dots. Take a look at the pages once I put them in my (deconstructed) traveler’s notebook:

Whether you are working with summer photos or more recent ones, I hope to have inspired you to use your January Kit and extras in your traveler’s notebook or other type of mini albums. When you do, let loose and have fun with layers!

Happy Hearts with Daniela

Design team member Daniela always creates layouts full of color and texture, and the project she is sharing today is no exception, created with our January Kit and add-ons! Let’s take a look!

Hi there, it’s Daniela again and I’m so excited to share another layout today. I’m still totally crazy about the All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack, so I created a layout using the January 2019 Kit and extras. There are so many embellishments this month and I used lots of them on my page!

First, I worked with the January 2019 Digital Cut File to cut hearts from the 6 x 6 papers which I placed on white cardstock. In a second step, I added lots of details on top of the hearts.

Supplies: January 2019 Kit, January 2019 Digital Cut File, So Loved Shipping Tags, Happiness Found Stickers, Sweetheart Puffy Stickers, Black and White Polka Dot Puffy Alphabet Stickers, XO Wood Confetti, Wood Veneer Hearts, Happy Heart Stamp, All My Heart 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Noteworthy – 12 x 12 paper collection

I embellished the hearts in different ways. Some of them are filled with paper or wood veneers, for others I used stickers. I filled the heart below with “X’s” and “O’s” from the Happy Heart Stamp and placed a Wood Veneer Heart and a Happiness Found circle sticker on top of it to combine different textures.

The wood veneers and Sweetheart Puffy Stickers add lots of dimension to the page. I also included twine here and there and black color splashes for even more texture.

I like the combination of black and white photos with fresh, bold colors. The color scheme for this page is pink, turquoise and grey, with black and white. These colors occur all over the page. This way, the layout doesn’t become too wild, although there are so many different items on the page.

All of the elements on my page are overlapping here and there to create lots of dimension and texture! I hope you like my page. If you have left overs from your January kit and add-ons, go and grab them and start scrapping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Simple and Sweet Valentines with Ashley Laura

Valentine’s cards, or even an everyday card to show someone how much you care do not have to be difficult, and Ashley Laura is here to show us how just a bit of stamping and embellishments from our January release can make someone we love feel special!

Hi y’all! I’m Ashley, a Texas girl, with a love for family and an obsession with paper. I am so excited to be sharing my first blog post for Elle’s Studio with y’all! Today I have two greeting cards that can be given as Valentine’s cards or just simple as a way to say, “I love you!”

Supplies | January 2019 KitHappiness Found StickersHeart and Star Acetate Die Cuts, XO Wood ConfettiSweetheart Puffy Stickers, Happy Heart Stamp

I began with two pieces of white cardstock cut and folded down to 4.25″ x 5.5″. I love using white cardstock as my base so that it gives me plenty of options as I began to stamp and embellish. 

I used the Happy Heart Stamp to add some hearts and texture to the background of the cards. I embellished with the XO Wood Confetti, Heart Acetate Die Cuts, and Sweetheart Puffy Stickers

I love adding pops of black to colorful pieces. I stuck to the same type of color-scheme for both cards, so it was super easy to pull my black ink and add a little extra touch!

If you’re not much of a card-maker, this project is for you! These were incredibly simple to make! Grab the Happy Heart Stamp and a few little embellishments and get going. 

Have you created a card using our January Kit and add-ons? Share it with us on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!