November Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

Hello and welcome! Today we’re here to share the second volume of design team inspiration using our new November 2019 Kit and add-ons with you! From documenting homemade cookie baking to a special homemade project, we know you will love what they’re recording, as well as the creativity they used with our newest products! Let’s take a look!

Cookies by Daniela – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, Christmas Die Cut LabelsHoliday Puffy Stickers, Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Black and White Polka Dot Puffy Alphabet StickersWood Veneer Holiday Phrases‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper StackAcrylic Trees, Let’s Eat Stamp

Mini Thanksgiving pocket page spread by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, Die Cut Labels — Jewel Tones, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Christmas Multi Color Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Wood Veneer Holiday PhrasesHome Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper StackSay Cheese Stamp, Let’s Eat StampDated Stamp

Reindeer Games by Steph Grimes – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, Christmas Die Cut Labels, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stamp, Acrylic Trees, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper StackEveryday Tabs Stamp

Deck the Halls by Candace Perkins – supplies used | November 2019 KitChristmas Die Cut Labels, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Red Puffy Alphabet StickersWood Veneer Holiday Phrases‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack

Christmas by Mary-Ann Maldonado – supplies used | November 2019 KitTiny Holiday Label StickersHoliday Puffy StickersAcrylic Trees, Acrylic Candy Canes‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper StackSay Cheese StampNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

You & Me traveler’s notebook spread by Sabrina Poole – supplies used | November 2019 KitChristmas Die Cut Labels, Tiny Holiday Label StickersHoliday Puffy StickersWood Veneer Holiday PhrasesFa La La Wood Confetti, Acrylic Candy Canes‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper StackSay Cheese Stamp, Say Cheese Metal Die, Everyday Tabs Stamp, Holiday Words Stamp

Knit pocket page spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | November 2019 KitWood Veneer Holiday Phrases, Say Cheese Stamp

Biltmore Twinkle Lights by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, November 2019 Cut FilesChristmas Die Cut Labels, Tiny Holiday Label StickersHoliday Puffy Stickers, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Wood Veneer Holiday PhrasesFa La La Wood Confetti, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper StackSay Cheese StampOh Happy Day Stamp

Show us what you create once your November box arrives! Post on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio or in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

Prepping Your Document December Project: Week Two

We’re back to share some special Document December preparation ideas from our team of talented guest contributors who we are excited to work with our Document December 2019 Kit and add-ons this year! Let’s take a look at how Stacie Chandler, Jen Wong, Victoria Calvin, Neela Nalam, Lisa Varshine, and Leigh Ann Odynski are getting ready to record their holiday memories:

Stacie | It’s the most wonderful time of year again! I love the holiday season and memories that we make during this time of year. I also love to document those memories in a mini album.  This will be my tenth year doing a December album and every year it is one of my most favorite projects to do. There is just something about having all of the memories in one easy place to look back on. 

This year I have decided to create a 3″ x 8″ album and I’m excited for the change and creative challenge this size will bring. While I don’t create foundation pages, I love having all of my supplies together and sorted in one place for easy access. I group like supplies together so I know where everything is and don’t waste time looking for a specific type of embellishment.

While I don’t create foundation pages I do start my album with an embellishment page and then a December calendar. I love having the calendar at the start of the album so I can easily add important events to it.

I also add my “reason why” page. My “reason why” page is something I like to put thought into so that I can look back on to see what I was thinking during the season.

Once December starts that’s when I let the creative process take over to tell my stories. I can’t wait to see what you create!

Supplies | Document December 2019 Kit, Very Merry Phrase Stickers, ‘Tis the Season Wood Veneers, Christmas Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Hand Drawn Acrylic Christmas Hearts and Stars, December 2019 Gold Acrylic

Jen | Documenting December is one of my favorite projects but actually documenting during the month of December presents its own challenges because it’s always so busy! To set myself up for success, I try to do some prep work ahead of time and find this makes the process smoother.

The first thing I do is organize my supplies and have them easily visible and on-hand. I’ve taken my Document December Kit and add-ons, along with inks and other basic supplies, and added them to a divided container on the top shelf of my IKEA rolling cart. I need to be able to see my supplies to remember to use them, but I also search for things based on type so this organizing method works for me.

The second thing I’ve done so far is made a few starter pocket tags. I will be working in a 6″ x 8″ format this year, which I love. I find that starting with a few simple, embellished tags helps me get into the holiday creating mood and familiarizes myself with the supplies I have.

I can use these cards “as-is” which is great for those super hectic December days, or add to them if I want to! I’m so excited for another season of December documenting!

Supplies | Document December 2019 Kit, Good Cheer Acetate Die Cuts, Christmas Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Wonder Puffy Stickers, Acrylic Christmas Words, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Solid

Victoria | Hello everyone! Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner? This is my favorite time of year! On that note, I am so excited to share how I am getting ready for holiday storytelling. I like to kick off the season with a bit of prep and planning!

First, I like to prep all of the materials that I plan to use for my holiday storytelling in advance.  This includes purchasing new supplies and organizing holiday-themed elements from my stash.

My supplies are organized in a festive container and will live close to my crafting desk for easy accessibility.  This year I am using a divided wooden box that I purchased from Michaels in 2018. All of the elements are organized by category: stamps, pocket cards, stickers, tags, etc. 

Next, around the first week of November, I start building the pages that will go into my album. I like using a 6″ x 8″ album for my Document December project. I start by creating an introductory page, then I arrange several 6″ x 8″ pocket page projectors, varying the style and orientation. To the pocket pages, I add 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 6″ pocket cards, along with elements that I might use for each page. While I love prepping my pages in advance, I leave room to change the design of my pages when I am working on this project in December. 

Lastly, I make a list of all of the stories that I want to document during the holiday season. This allows me to work more efficiently, enjoy the documenting process, and to have story ideas at the ready! Prepping and planning in advance is the way to go! 

Supplies | Document December 2019 Kit, 25 Wood Veneer, Hand Drawn Acrylic Christmas Hearts and Stars

Neela | Document December is one of my favorite projects that I love to work on. This is pretty much the only project I am determined to complete every year. It has been a very special project for me over the years! My first step for prep was to unpack the kit so that I can see all the elements and I will be leaving the containers on my desk at all times during the month of December, making them easily accessible. The goal is to make the process easy and simple.

My next step has always been to make the title page of my album. I know that if I don’t do it in advance, it will never happen during December, as I am busy at the end of almost every day documenting that day! I decided to keep it very simple with a white background, wood veneer, the December 2019 White Acrylic and puffy stickers. I mounted the white cardstock on the red 6″ x 8″ patterned paper for the necessary pop of color!

Another favorite way I like to prep my album is to create a pocket page, which usually holds all the cards that friends give us through the season. I cut one of the 6″ x 8″ patterned papers along an angle and added glue along the edges to attach to a white cardstock background. I cut red strips from one of the 4″ x 6″ tags from the Document December 2019 Kit, and added them as borders again for a pop of red. I then decorated the pocket with wood veneer to complete the look.

Doing a little bit of prep in advance will go a long way to make things easier during the documenting of the season. Happy documenting the joyous season of December!

Supplies | Document December 2019 Kit, December 2019 White Acrylic

Lisa | I can’t believe it’s almost December! I’m a big believer in the saying, “The days are long, but the years are short.” Documenting December is by far my favorite memory-keeping project of the year. In fact, this project was my first adventure in scrapbooking. I made my very first scrapbook page (for my December album) in October of 2016. This project will forever be close to my heart. 

This will be my fourth year documenting December and one of the main things I have learned is that if I can’t see it, I won’t use it. This year I’ve emptied out one of my small storage units from Stamp-n-Storage and I plan to use it to store my cards, stamps, and other embellishments. The dividers are movable and I’ve worked out a good configuration. All of my smaller embellishments are in tiny stackable containers that came from the food storage section at target. I love that I can stack those when they aren’t in use to give myself a little more space. 

This set-up keeps everything visible and easily accessible and I think that will be the key to my success as we get closer. My plan for this year is to use a 6″ x 8″ album. I’ve contemplated going smaller, but full-page photos are a must for me and I just can’t make the switch. Another thing I’ve learned over the past few years is to be realistic about my expectations for this project. So far, I haven’t finished any of my albums in the month of December or even January. The first year, I was really upset about it. But, I’ve found that having pages leftover in November of the next year is a really great way for me to ease back into holiday documenting. And in all honesty, it works really well for any creative team projects I have since products always release in October! I’ve never created foundation pages (with an odd exception here or there) and greatly prefer working on projects when I have stories to tell. Of course, I reserve the right to completely change my mind about that in the future! 

I can’t believe how gorgeous the Document December 2019 Kit is and I am chomping at the bit to get started. Only a few more weeks to go!

Supplies | Document December 2019 Kit, 25 Wood Veneer

Leigh Ann | Hello friends! I am so excited to be documenting December this year with Elle’s Studio! The Document December 2019 Kit is amazing, and I can’t wait to participate with the storytelling and paper crafting community! This December, I want to utilize a simple approach to telling stories and capturing photos when I can. 

I made a distressed toolbox into a farmhouse caddy to hold all of my Document December supplies for embellishing pages. The front sections store my die cuts and shapes as well as stickers, acrylic and wood veneer and the large back section stores puffy stickers and stamps. Having everything divided by type helps me locate it quickly. Keeping my supplies out and easily accessible helps the project along with a dedicated place for everything. 

The second container holds all the base supplies: 6″ x 8″ paper, 4″ x 6″, and 3″ x 4″ tags from the Document December 2019 Kit. I divided the 3″ x 4″ tags into two sections: journaling tags on the right and filler cards on the left. I divided up the cards based on the way my mind works, and the way I use these supplies. 

With my containers gathered together, I can play with the Document December products from left to right. First, my 6″ x 8″ album with pocket pages inside, then the container of base pages, then the tool caddy of embellishments. Having the products out and visible helps me to stay on track. You could also add a notebook to track things you want to journal, or note that in your planner like I do!

Supplies | Document December 2019 Kit

What great ideas from each of these talented designers! Be sure to follow their feeds to see how they are using their Document December products to record their holiday memories and share how YOU are preparing for this awesome, jolly project by using the hashtag #EllesStudio on Instagram!

Thankful Week: Capturing Your Best Thanksgiving Memories with Jess Forster

On this final day of our Thankful Week, we want to be sure we leave you with a lasting feeling of gratitude and the inspiration you need to get ready to record your Thanksgiving holiday as well as what you are most thankful for. Today, design team member Jess Forster is with us to not only to share a gorgeous new pocket page spread, but to give us a list of Thanksgiving photo ideas that you’ll be excited to record in your albums this year!

With just a week away from Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season, it is easy to get overwhelmed with everything to do! As a memory keeper you maybe feeling the pressure to capture those holiday details. Not to worry, friends! In this post, I am going to share with you some photos ideas for capturing your Thanksgiving celebrations with a recent pocket page layout I created using the October 2019 Kit, Holiday Puffy and Thankful Stickers. Have a look!

Supplies | October 2019 Kit, Die Cut Labels — Jewel Tone, Thankful Stickers, Happy Moments Puffy Stickers, Holiday Puffy Stickers

In this double page, 6″ x 12″ page protector I documented our Canadian Thanksgiving celebrations that happened in October. I included a variety of 3″ x 4″ photos and paired them with orange and black 3″ x 4″ journaling tags. For the title card, I used the two-toned 4″ x 6″ tag from the October Kit and paired it with the “together” sticker from the Happy Moments Puffy Stickers. I also used the “Count Your Blessings” and “Turkey Time” labels from the Holiday Puffy Stickers to add layers to the 3″ x 4″ tag. I loved the sayings on these, as they captured the feeling of Thanksgiving, which for me, is all about being together and being grateful. 

In terms of documenting your Thanksgiving celebration, consider snapping a few of these photo ideas from left to right, as seen above, starting in the middle row:

  1. A picture of yourself | Yes, you! Chances are if you are reading this blog post you are a scrapbooker / family memory preserver / or the person behind the camera. Don’t forget to snap a quick selfie of you before the day is done!
  2. Fall Leaves | If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the leaves are incredible beautiful this time of year. Don’t hesitate to go outside and sneak pictures of what fall looks like to you!
  3. Desserts / Table Dressing / Decor | Both my mom and my mother in law spend a lot of time “dressing up the holiday table”.  I love to snap a picture of someone’s hard work. And they like it too!  
  4. Your Holiday Feast In Action | Using my camera’s timer, I stood my phone up and took a variety of pictures, including those “in the moment” shots to visually tell the story. 
  5. Your meal | Show me what you are eating! Is your family a turkey family or do you like chicken? I love when my mom cooks a fancy meal. Snapping a picture of the meal on the “good china” helps me to scrapbook with my senses. 
  6. Loved Ones | Don’t forget to take a picture of the people that you love!

Wishing you much love and gratitude this Thanksgiving holiday season! Thanks for reading!

Thankful Week: Thanksgiving Hostess Gift with Wendy Antenucci

Family togetherness, memory-keeping and gratitude just go hand-in-hand, and today design team member Wendy Antenucci is with us to share how she is going to record them all with a special gift for her Thanksgiving Day hosts! We know you will love this idea, so instead of another scented candle hostess gift, whip out your Elle’s Studio supplies and take a cue from Wendy’s project. Let’s take a look!

Hello everyone, it’s Wendy here today with Thanksgiving hostess gift idea to share with you! I thought it would be really neat to create a gratitude journal to be used at my family event on Thanksgiving day to add a special photo from each guest or to serve as a place to record something each person is grateful for. Thanksgiving is a time for family and memories, so I thought this would be the perfect addition to our family Thanksgiving as we head to my grandparents’ house.

Supplies | October 2019 KitHoliday Puffy Stickers Autumn Puffy Stickers, Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Everyday Tabs Stamp, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp

I started with a small notebook, and covered it with the heart pattern from the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack. The hearts were perfect for a gift from the heart! I taped the striped 3″ x 4″ tag from the October 2019 Kit to the front, leaving the top edge open, creating a pocket to slide in a gift tag for the hostess.

I used the Autumn Puffy Stickers to decorate the front of the book. They added a little texture, but not much bulk, and the perfect “counting every blessing” sentiment.

I recorded the kraft tag also with the Autumn Puffy Stickers, layered on a label stamped with the “thankful for you” sentiment from the Everyday Tabs Stamp.

On the inside of my book, I created an introduction page, which included the year, stamped with the Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp, the perfect size alphas for this book! The “Thanksgiving” word from the Holiday Puffy Stickers, “feeling blessed” phrase and falling leaves from the Autumn Puffy Stickers and “one day at a time” phrase from the Everyday Tabs Stamp finished off the page. I can’t wait to record our gratitude before we dig into our turkey dinner!

I hope this little gift has inspired you to take some sort of memory keeping book or album along with you for your Thanksgiving, so that the memories you make that day, and the gratitude you share with your loved ones will never be forgotten!

Show us how Thanksgiving week has inspired you! Share your project, using Elle’s Studio goodies on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, and in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

Thankful Week: Handmade Cards with Mary-Ann Maldonado

Is there any better way to show that you care than by creating something handmade? We think not, and Mary-Ann Maldonado is continuing our Thankful Week here on the blog with handmade cards, created to show love and appreciation, and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday! Let’s see what she created.

Happy fall, friends! With this new season’s arrival, I wanted to make sure I used up all the leftovers I had from the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack and the fall embellishments from the November 2019 Kit and add-ons.  If you blink, Christmas will be here and we miss fall, so, I want to take a moment to be thankful for my friends that want to gather for cookie baking, dinners, Friendsgiving or party hosting.

Supplies | November 2019 Kit, Tiny Holiday Blank Label Stickers, Wood Veneer Holiday Phrases, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Say Cheese Stamp

Bringing a homemade card to a friend who has spent days preparing for an event is the perfect way to thank them. With the November Kit, card making is easy!

Lets take a look at my first card, full of color! The Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack was just what I needed for my base. Paired with the leaf and acorn journaling tag from the November Kit and the “give thanks” strip from another journaling tag, I added the color I was hoping for.  

The Say Cheese Stamp has everything you need to get someone to smile.  Sentiments, labels, photo details and a camera can be added to any project to add detail. I layered the stamped camera with dimensional adhesive and a yellow Tiny Holiday Blank Label Sticker.  I added a touch of twine and the perfect Wood Veneer Holiday Phrase.  

My second card is clean, classic and simple. The perfect sentiment and theme is all you need!

I layered two patterned papers from the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack to add an eye-catching layer on the left, then used foam adhesive to add dimension behind the white cardstock. The pumpkin pie from the Holiday Puffy Stickers and “seconds, please” Wood Veneer Holiday Phrase are what made this card come together. The only thing missing is a large comfy couch for a nap after a big family or friend meal!

Get out those scraps from your Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack while we are still in fall-mode and create some fun, homemade cards that will wow your host! Keep it simple or layer it up: Just get crafting my friends. 

Show us what you are creating using our Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack! Post on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group to share with fellow ES fans!

Thankful Week: Tips for Scrapping a Grateful Grid with Stephanie Grimes

Yesterday, we saw how guest designer Meg Gundlach documented her Thanksgiving holiday in pockets using our new November 2019 Kit and add-ons, and today we’re switching gears from the holiday to the gratitude that we focus on this time of the year with Steph Grimes! Let’s take a look at what she is most grateful for!

Hello friends! I am so excited to be sharing my project with you during Thankful Week on the blog. I have worked over the last few years to cultivate a strong gratitude practice that I follow all year long, not just in November and around Thanksgiving. Part of that practice is writing about and documenting my gratitude. That’s what this layout is all about.

I knew right away that I wanted to make a layout celebrating my gratitude for my husband. I am grateful for him every single day, but lately he has been going above and beyond for me and I wanted to recognize that. (Scrapbooking is my love language!)

I know I’m not the only one short on time, especially as we head into the holiday season! So I wanted to come up with a project to document some of my grateful thoughts in a fast way. This project, including printing my photos, took me only 20 minutes! I could hardly believe it myself. Here are a few tips for how I pulled this together so quickly:

Supplies | November 2019 Kit, Tiny Holiday Label Stickers, Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Everyday Tabs Stamp, Say Cheese Stamp, Winifred Alphabet Stamp

Work in a grid. Initially, I thought that I wanted to use a pocket page for this layout, but didn’t have one in the right configuration for the supplies I wanted to use with my photos, and I definitely didn’t have time to break out my Fuse tool, so I decided to just make a 12” x 12” grid page to accommodate the sizes of supplies and photos I wanted to use. For this grid, I chose a simple 3-column design based on the size of my photos and journaling tags.

Keep your page elements the same size. I chose three of my favorite recent photos of my husband and I together and printed them all at 4” x 6” to make up one column of my grid. That column was then DONE, and took up half my page! I had already chosen my journaling tags from the November 2019 Kit, all in 3” x 4” size, and knew that the other two columns of my grid (or other half of the page) would have to be 3” x 4” spots.

Paper punches make great fast embellishments. I don’t use my punches nearly as much as I’d like to, but I knew they would help me fill the spaces in between my journaling tags on this layout. I used a heart punch with the heart pattern paper from the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack. I also stamped out the “You & Me” phrase from the Say Cheese Stamp and then punched it out with a fancy label punch to add to my hand-cut tag. To make the tag, I simply used an old Elle’s Studio tag from a previous kit that I had in my stash as a template for the green patterned paper in the Home Sweet Home Paper Stack

Add dimension for visual interest. Since this was such a flat layout, I used pop-dots behind half of the elements to add some much needed dimension. You could also use chunky embellishments instead of creating yours from paper to add dimension. 

Keep your embellishments to a minimum. The element of this page that took me the most time was stamping out my title using the Winifred Alphabet Stamp. Other than that, I kept things really simple and that always makes for fast scrappin’! I added a few Tiny Holiday Label Stickers and stamped on one journaling tag with a sentiment from the Everyday Tabs Stamp. One final touch was a heart from this month’s die cut sheet and then I called it finished!

Work from a single kit. This is actually a HUGE tip! Working from elements in the same kit or same product line makes fast work of any project. The hard work of picking coordinating elements has already been done for you by the designers! All you have to do is add your photos and personal style and you can make fast work of your scrappy to-do list.

What’s your preference? Do you like to move quickly through your work and make fast decisions or savor the process and move a little more slowly?  I hope this provides some inspiration on making attractive layouts in a short amount of time. I’d love to see some of your quick creations using this month’s kit! Be sure to share on Instagram using the hashtag #ellesstudio so we can all see your awesome projects! 

Thankful Week: Thanksgiving into Christmas with November Guest Designer Meg Gundlach

This week is a special one here on the ES blog! Not only do we have brand new kit inspiration to share with you all week, this week is Thankful Week, where our design team will be inspiring you to document not only the upcoming (or past, if you’re in Canada!) Thanksgiving holiday, but the things we are most grateful for in life!

Today, we are so excited to welcome our final guest for the year 2019, Meg Gundlach, also known as @travelscrapsleeprepeat, to the blog! Meg’s pockets are always FULL of adventure, color and bold designs, and we thought that our November kit and add-ons would suit her style perfectly! We think you will agree! Let’s take a look at her first project this month

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe that it is already November and time to start planning Thanksgiving again! When I think about this time of year, mint and pink are not really the colors that automatically spring to mind. However, when I looked at the photos in my 2018 album, it was clear that in a lot of ways I had already moved into the winter and Christmas season. The November release is so perfect for this transition period, as the colors and elements coordinate beautifully with both the October 2019 Kit and the Document December products. By mixing in the darker toned elements with the pastels, this page suits the feel of that week exactly!

I have kept a weekly(-ish) pocket page album for almost a decade and weeks that include a holiday are always a favorite. Some holidays have enough material for a full spread, some get incorporated into the week, and I don’t worry at all about how I have approached this in the past or will in the future. Thanksgiving 2018 fit neatly within the weekly spread and it was so satisfying to pull it out and get those memories recorded. The Let’s Eat Stamp is obviously my spirit stamp because if Thanksgiving wasn’t food oriented enough, I also had food pictures from earlier in the week. “Good food & company” is definitely my motto and the perfect way to start this spread. 

The small repetitive icon stickers are always the first I pull from a puffy sheet. This is in no small part due to my obsessive repetition of the label/phrase/sticker formula, which I probably use every two to three pages. Already an absurdly easy technique, the Tiny Holiday Label Stickers made it even easier as they come pre-printed with appropriate sentiments. 

Having worked almost exclusively on a 12″ x 24″ canvas for so long, my main priority is finding balance across the spread. Thus, almost everything you have seen on the left page of this spread also appears on the right. The label/phrase/sticker combo appears four times, plus a variation on the title and Thanksgiving cards. One super easy way to force balance on a layout is to use a sticker alphabet, like the Jane Alphabet Stickers that I used here, to add bold captions to journaling tags or photos. The key to repetition is that it should be similar, but doesn’t have to be exactly the same. By spreading the range of colors, elements, or even techniques (i.e. stamping on photos) across the layout, you can maintain a clean and polished look while also using a large number of the amazing products you love!

Confession time: The absolutely last thing I did to this page was stamp the tiny star from the Let’s Eat Stamp as the bullet points on the wine tasting list. And I hated everything about it. It was just way too much for that card! Rather than admit defeat and throw it out, I went through my stash of fabulous Elle’s puffy stickers until I found the white dots in the Christmas Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers to cover all the stars. Now the bullets points are super subtle, but add some interesting dimension. Everyone makes mistakes, but some of my favorite cards are born out of necessity. I will definitely be using this list design again! 

Supplies | November 2019 Kit, Grateful Journaling Tags, Tiny Holiday Label Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers — Black, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Christmas Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Let’s Eat Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp

Hi! I’m Meg but you may know me better online as TravelScrapSleepRepeat. Born and raised in Wisconsin, I moved to the United Kingdom in 2006 for grad school and have been roaming ever since. Shortly after arriving in Wales I met my partner Ken and since we both work in archeology/cultural fields, we have the opportunity to travel a lot. In between these adventures I print my photos and play with pretty things. I will never be ‘caught up’ and I’m totally cool with that—always chasing the next experience!

Be sure to follow Meg for more pocket page inspiration at her blog and her Instagram feed, which we know you will love as much as we do, and stay tuned for more inspiration from Meg’s album using the November 2019 Kit and add-ons!

November Reveal Design Team Inspiration

Our November 2019 Kit and add-ons are here, and today our design team is sharing their newest projects to help you decide how to use your kit when it arrives! From gratitude mini albums to holiday greeting cards, you’ll love what the team made with our new release! Let’s take a look!

So Very Grateful For November 2019 mini album by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, November Labels, Grateful Journaling Tags, Puffy Autumn Heart Stickers, Wood Veneer Holiday Phrases, November Wood Veneer, Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Say Cheese Stamp, Dated Stamp

Merry Merry by Wendy Antenucci – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, Christmas Die Cut Labels, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Holiday Phrases, Fa La La Wood Confetti, Acrylic Candy Canes, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Say Cheese Stamp, Let’s Eat Stamp, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp

Christmas Smile by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, Christmas Die Cut Labels, Tiny Holiday Label Stickers, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Holiday Phrases, Fa La La Wood Confetti, Acrylic Trees, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Say Cheese Stamp, Say Cheese Metal Die

March 2019 by Steph Grimes – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, Tiny Holiday Label Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers — Navy, Autumn Puffy Stickers, Puffy Autumn Heart Stickers, Wood Veneer Holiday Phrases, Say Cheese Stamp, Say Cheese Metal Die, Winifred Alphabet Stamp, Everyday Tabs StampEveryday Tabs Metal Die

Christmas Tree Love by Daniela – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, November 2019 Cut Files, Tiny Holiday Label Stickers, Hazel Alphabet Stickers — White, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Wood Veneer Holiday Phrases, Acrylic Candy Canes, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Candy Cane, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

Thanksgiving cards by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, Christmas Die Cut Labels, Tiny Holiday Label Stickers, Holiday Puffy Stickers, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Let’s Eat Stamp

First Christmas by Melissa Mann – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, Christmas Die Cut Labels, Tiny Holiday Label Stickers, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Acrylic Candy Canes, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Say Cheese Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Love Your Holiday Selfie pocket page spread by Patricia Roebuck – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, November 2019 Cut Files, Tiny Holiday Blank Label Stickers, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Fa La La Wood Confetti, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Say Cheese Stamp

New York, New York by Tracey Fox – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, Christmas Die Cut Labels, Tiny Holiday Label Stickers, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Holiday Phrases, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Say Cheese Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

Christmas cards by Jess Forster – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, Christmas Die Cut Labels, Fa La La Wood Confetti, Acrylic Candy Canes, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack

Love You Marlie by Kristina Proffitt – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, Tiny Holiday Blank Label Stickers, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Wood Veneer Holiday Phrases, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Say Cheese Stamp

Manchester Santa by Mary-Ann Maldonado – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, November 2019 Cut Files, Tiny Holiday Label Stickers, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Wood Veneer Holiday Phrases, Acrylic Trees, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Say Cheese Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Snapchat pocket page spread by Sabrina Poole – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, Tiny Holiday Label Stickers, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Wood Veneer Holiday Phrases, Acrylic Candy Canes, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Say Cheese Stamp

Holiday cards by Candace Perkins – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Holiday Phrases, Ho! Ho! Ho! Wood Veneer, Acrylic Trees, ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Paper Stack

Selfie Fun by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, November Labels, Puffy Autumn Heart Stickers, Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Say Cheese Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp

Love Your Commitment by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | November 2019 Kit, Grateful Journaling Tags, Christmas Die Cut Labels, Puffy Autumn Heart Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Say Cheese Stamp, Say Cheese Metal Die, Mini Dated Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Stay tuned for more inspiration from our design team this week, as well as our special guest arriving tomorrow, using our new November products! Join our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group to see what others are saying about the kit and add-ons, and let us know what you’re most excited about!

Our November kit + add-ons have arrived!

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! Our November kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 28 die cuts, that will work great on your scrapbooking layouts, pocket pages, traveler’s notebooks, cards, planners, and more! When designing our kits, we love to think of tags that can be used as prompts to help make it easier for you to get your story started and documented, and this kit is full of those and so much more!

Here’s the first look at all of the fun 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 on the 10th each month at 8:00 am Pacific! Our kits are available for single purchase or select our subscription option to subscribe and SAVE!

Here’s a peek of the new and exclusive 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: stamps (Say Cheese and Let’s Eat), metal die that coordinates with our Say Cheese stamp, puffy stickers (Holiday and red alphabet), acrylic (candy canes and trees), wood veneer (Fa La La confetti, Holiday Phrases, Ho! Ho! Ho!, and November), Christmas die cut labels, ‘Tis the Season paper stack, label stickers (blank and words), journaling tags (Grateful and On This Day in November), and November labels.

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

New items for 2020 are also available now! Don’t miss our new 2020 calendars, Months of the Year stamp, Monthly puffy stickers, and 2020 acrylics available in both large (wood veneer, black acrylic, white acrylic, and gold acrylic), and small (wood veneer, black acrylic, white acrylic, and gold acrylic).

We have also restocked one of our popular alphabet stamps, and updated both of our our Mini Dated and Dated stamps!

We have also added new products to our Sale section and we put some fun SURPRISES in there! Most of these products will not be restocked once they have sold out, so you’ll want to grab them now while supplies last!

Subscribers, you can start bundling now! Bundling is easy – just log into your account and use the “Bundle with my kit subscription” shipping option during checkout to receive FREE shipping on any extra items purchased from our shop that will ship with your kit. This option will only be available during our 24-hour bundling period.

Not a subscriber? Don’t wait any longer to sign up! Subscribe today to lock in our special kit price of $9.99 + shipping, and you’ll be able to bundle any additional products from our shop and have them ship for FREE with your kit subscription, during our 24-hour bundling period, starting on the 10th at 8:00 am Pacific!

When starting a new subscription: you’ll want to first check out with only the kit subscription in your cart. After you have subscribed to our kit, you will then be able to see your special discounts on select items in our SALE section during our 24-hour bundling period! You must be logged into your kit subscriber account to see your discounted items. Quick note: Our subscription is risk free and can be cancelled at any time by emailing us. Our monthly kit and add-ons are available without a subscription each month, too.

Here’s a look at the items on sale for our subscribers only this month:

Subscribers: Pick up these six items for FREE to 20% off during our 24 hour bundling period that is going on now and ends on Monday, November 11th at 8:00 am Pacific! 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! 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 today and for all of your support! We are excited to see how you use these new products! You can share your projects with us in our 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!

Make No Mistakes with Kristina Proffitt

Using up the scraps from you last kit before your new kit arrives can be a fun challenge, and today Kristina Proffitt is with us to share how she turned what seemed like mistakes into a beautiful autumn layout using her scraps!

Lately I’ve been loving not only using photo strips on my layouts, but I’ve also been loving using up my scraps from past kits. I’ve joined both and the layout I am sharing with you today uses two photo strips, as well as scraps from the October 2019 Kit and add-ons, but honestly, you can’t even tell that they’re scraps, can you?!

Supplies | October 2019 Kit, October Labels, Wood Veneer Leaves, Autumn Puffy Stickers, Everyday Tabs Stamp

The green tab that I stapled above the top left photo strip is actually one that I cut out from a 3″ x 4″ journaling tag in the October 2019 Kit. I had actually stamped on it, messed it up and didn’t want to waste it, so I cut out the tab element from the tag. Cutting out elements from journaling tags is a great way to not only repurpose them, but to save them if you’ve messed up the journaling, changed your mind, or like me, goofed up when you stamped something onto them! I love the look of the tab with the stamped date for this layout. 

The super cute leaves and acorn patterned strip that you see on the right side of the layout is actually also cut from a journaling tag in the October 2019 Kit. I thought it would be the perfect little touch of pattern next to my photos and I just love the way it turned out. Not only can you cut out shapes from your journaling cards, but you can also cut out patterns from them. The journaling tags in each kit are seriously SO versatile and fun!

And lastly, the “GOOD TIMES” on the layout was also cut from a 3″ x 4″ October Kit journaling tag that I once again messed up on! Ha! Friends, I’m not kidding. It bums me out to handwrite journaling and misspell something or forget a word. Thankfully, I was also able to salvage that card by using that sentiment on this layout. 

Remember, just because you mess up on a journaling tag, that does NOT mean you can’t use it on your project somewhere! I challenge you to dig through your scraps and not throw away those cards that you “messed up” on. They can become some great design elements on your page! Put those scraps to work for you!