A Rainbow of Summer Color with Aimee Mertell

Hello Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Aimee here with a bright and fun 9 x 12 inch pocket page to share with you all featuring the new June 2021 kit and add-ons

Supply List: June 2021 Kit, Summer Label StickersAcetate Star Stickers, Celebrate Summer Stamp

I recently went out and purchased the kiddos—and who am I kidding—MYSELF! some summer play equipment. The kids got scooters and my husband and I chose skateboards. I of course snapped a few photos of us having fun outside and love the way the June Kit compliments their summer vibe. 

I used the Celebrate Summer Stamp to stamp out “Celebrate Summer” on the rainbow 3 x 4 inch tag that served as my color inspiration for the whole spread. To add pops of those purple hues, I added labels from the Summer Label Stickers in a triangle around the page. 

To pull in some blue from the rainbow striped tag, I added blue Acetate Star Stickers. The “This Weekend” checklist tag from the June Kit was a perfect for the page and I marked the most appropriate selection—play all day! 

I then decided to make my own journaling tag using the Celebrate Summer Stamp—okay you caught me, there is one exactly like this in the June Kit, but I may have made an oopsie on it! Have no fear, though, because it can easily be recreated with the stamp set! I selected a beautifully coordinating cranberry ink and repeat-stamped the “collecting adventures” circle in the corner of my blank 3 x 4 inch cardstock piece and then adorned it with a yellow arrow and an orange label, again to pull those rainbow colors all around the spread. 

This layout just screams summer and I’m in love with its vibrant colors. How many colors do you typically use on one layout? I challenge you to use a rainbow of color on your next project and see just how fun it can be. Until next time, happy creating! 

Show us how you’re using all of the colors of our June 2021 kit and add-ons on your projects! Share with us in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

For the Love of Art with Jody Compton

Hello! It’s Jody joining you on the blog today! Now that Elle’s Studio has three different colors of the Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, it is time to show them all off! I created a 12 x 12 inch layout of my youngest enjoying an art moment at the local art center, featuring a fun radial design!     

Supplies | June 2021 Kit, June 2021 Cut Files, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Light Teal, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Yellow, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – White, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Black, Yellow Cardstock Label Stickers, Acetate Hearts, Acetate Stars, Navy Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Yellow Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Teal Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Good Times Paper Stack, Mini Dated Stamp

For this project, I used smooth, white cardstock for the background that I sent through my cutting machine. I enlarged the sun die cut from the June 2021 Cut Files to about 10 x 10 inches, die cut it from the background, then added a smooth yellow cardstock to back the die cut to create a bright background!    

I searched for a quote that would express my son’s love of art, and found a great one from Harvey Fierstein. I did have to shorten the quote to fit my space, but the short version is still powerful and relevant.  

To keep the circular element going, I added the quote in several different alphas. To help all the Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers stand out, I used the smaller Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers in white, light teal, yellow, and black for the connecting words.    

I used several of June 2021 Kit die cuts to embellish my layout. Lastly, I added a few lines of typed journaling, expressing our gratitude for the art center.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you’ve been inspired to create a fun title with the Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers. Remember when using Elle’s Studio products to use the hashtag #EllesStudio when posting to social media, or share in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group so we are sure to see your amazing work!

Weekend Life Documented with Marsha Farris

Hey, Elle’s Studio friends!  It’s Marsha, and I’m happy to be here today sharing a pocket page layout featuring the new Weekend Stamp. I love the variety of fun icons and phrases included in this stamp, and it is perfect for so many different types of projects!


Supplies | June 2021 KitJune Labels, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Navy, Good Times Paper StackWeekend Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

For my layout today, I created a spread for my 6 x 8 inch album, using two different pocket page configurations. I love mixing different page sizes in my albums for variety and interest. I began the layout by printing four photos from a recent family weekend at the lake. I chose several journaling tags from the June Kit and arranged them on the spread, deciding the best placement for the photos and tags. I knew I wanted to do lots of stamping, so I selected several ink colors to coordinate. I began by stamping the repeated “thumbs up” circles using the Weekend Stamp and navy ink onto a striped journaling tag, which I then layered my photo onto. I also stamped the same circular image onto white cardstock, cut it out with a circle punch, and layered it over the photo. I love the interest this adds to the journaling tag using only stamps to embellish! Next, I used the star stamp from the same set to check off some of the boxes on another journaling tag.   

To create the title card for my layout, I stamped a phrase from the Weekend Stamp onto another journaling tag from the June Kit using navy ink. I completed the title with the Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers in Navy. I then stamped the word “LAKE” onto a yellow patterned paper from the Good Times Paper Stack using the outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamp and cut it out with the coordinating Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die. I continued using the Weekend Stamp to add the “this weekend rated” stamp and filled in the rating using a star stamp and light blue ink.

For the other page of the spread, I kept it really simple by layering two photos onto another journaling tag from the June Kit. I added machine stitching using white thread onto the sun rays for a bit of extra interest. 

To finish the layout, I typed my journaling, printed it out on white cardstock, and trimmed it to fit the 4 x 2 inch pocket.  I added stamping with the Weekend Stamp and three ink colors, stamping Saturday and Sunday repeatedly above and below the journaling.

This layout came together so quickly using this stamp.  You don’t need many embellishments when you have a really great stamp set!

I hope I have given you some ideas for using the awesome Weekend Stamp! Be sure to share your projects with us in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the #ellesstudio hashtag.  Happy creating!

From Sketch to Finish Inspired with Suzanna Lee

Be honest: Have you checked out the new From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 self-paced class yet? If you haven’t, you really DO need to do yourself a favor and add it to your cart and hit purchase! While you’re at it, get the bundle and make sure you get the exclusive stamp set. Truly, it’s worth it. With the summer months ahead, it will make preserving those summer memories a breeze!

Supplies | June 2021 KitJune 2021 Print and Cut LabelsAcetate Star Stickers, Cork Labels, From Sketch to Finish Volume 6 Digital Class with Physical Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die, My Star Metal Die

This layout was inspired by Sketch 26a, one of the 50 never-before-seen sketches! Combined with the June kit and a few of the add ons, it came together quickly. I love the flexibility of these sketches as photos are designated, per se. With this particular sketch, I could have used one, two or three photos. I opted for a single 4 x 6 inch photo with the other two rectangular spaces being a 4 x 6 inch pocket tag and patterned paper that houses my journaling on a 3 x 4 inch pocket tag

In order to pop this amazing photo and give it the WOW factor it deserved, I converted it to black and white, allowing it to stand out against the contrast of the red and yellow of the neighboring pocket tags.

If you buy the class + stamp bundle, you will have even more ideas available to you from the sketches, as many of the sketches include the use of these amazing stamps! Elle’s Studio really does have some of the most versatile stamps around. Here, You can see a simple divided rectangle stamp used to include the location and date. I also used the “We always have fun” phrase stamp on repeat to create the thin border at the bottom of the page.

Another of the amazing stamps, the “you are golden” star, works perfectly with the My Star Metal Die and pairs really well with this month’s Acetate Star Stickers!

You need it, right, the new From Sketch to Finish sketch class? Yeah, I think you do! There is so much great inspiration in one great download! When, not if, you create all those amazing sketch-inspired layouts thanks to this class, be sure to tag us on Instagram using #EllesStudio so we can oooh and aaaah along with you!

See you again soon!

Don’t miss our newest sketch class with the exclusive stamp bundle, available only while supplies last! You’ll receive your class download via email instantly with purchase, so that you can get creative this weekend!

June Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

Boxes are landing on doorsteps, just in time for our design team to inspire you to create this week with their next round of projects using our June 2021 kit and add-ons! Take a look at these 11 awesome pocket pages, layouts, notebooks and more and save your favorites to give you a jumping-off point when you have a moment to create! 

Find Meghann create this pocket page spread by watching her Facebook Live video in our Elle’s Studio Group! Click HERE to join our group and see it come together!

Notes From This Weekend pocket page spread by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | June 2021 KitSummer Label StickersJane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – NavyStars and Stripes Chipboard Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Cool TonesTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Warm Tones, Navy Parker Acetate Alphabet StickersAcetate Star StickersCork LabelsGood Times Paper StackCelebrate Summer StampWeekend Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp, Mini Dated Extras Stamp, Parker Alphabet Metal Die

You Are My Sunshine by Katarina Prevendarova – supplies used | June 2021 KitSummer Label StickersStars and Stripes Chipboard StickersAcetate Star Stickers, You Are My Sunshine Wood VeneerGood Times Paper Stack

Celebrate This Happiness mini album by Jody Compton – supplies used | June 2021 Kit, June 2021 Cut Files, June Labels, Summer Label Stickers, Yellow Cardstock Label StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Cool TonesTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Warm Tones, Cork Labels, Celebrate Summer Stamp, Mini Dated StampFrom Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp, Fun With Borders Stamp, Title Builder Stamp

Who Dis? by Aimee Mertell – supplies used | June 2021 Kit, June LabelsAcetate Star Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Navy, Good Times Paper Stack, Weekend Stamp

4th of July by Nicole Kerr – supplies used | June 2021 KitSummer Label Stickers, Stars and Stripes Chipboard Stickers, Acetate Star StickersCork Labels, 4th of July Wood VeneerGood Times Paper StackWeekend Stamp, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp

Cousins by Sarah Kee – supplies used | June 2021 KitJune Labels, Stars and Stripes Chipboard Stickers, Yellow Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Cork Labels, Good Times Paper StackCelebrate Summer Stamp, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp, Springtime Tabs Stamp

Father’s Day pocket page spread by Michelle Flynn – supplies used | June 2021 KitSummer Label Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – NavyStars and Stripes Chipboard StickersAcetate Star StickersPatriotic Acrylic Stars, Cork Labels, Smile Wood Veneers, Good Times Paper Stack, Celebrate Summer StampWeekend Stamp

4th of July by Jackie Ashton – supplies used | June 2021 KitJane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Navy, Stars and Stripes Chipboard Stickers, Acetate Star StickersPatriotic Acrylic Stars, Cork Labels, 4th of July Wood VeneerGood Times Paper StackCelebrate Summer StampWeekend Stamp, My Star Stamp, Happiness and Cheer Stamp

Valley View by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | June 2021 KitJune LabelsStars and Stripes Chipboard StickersPatriotic Acrylic Stars, Cork LabelsGood Times Paper StackCelebrate Summer StampWeekend Stamp, Parker Alphabet Metal Die

Hello Summer traveler’s notebook spread by Marsha Farris – supplies used | June 2021 KitJune 2021 Cut FilesSummer Highlights 4 x 6 inch Journaling Tags, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Navy, Cork LabelsGood Times Paper StackCelebrate Summer StampWeekend Stamp

‘A’ Jacket by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | June 2021 KitCelebrate This Day PrintablesJune 2021 Print and Cut LabelsJane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Navy, Summer Label StickersStars and Stripes Chipboard StickersNavy Parker Acetate Alphabet StickersAcetate Star Stickers, Patriotic Acrylic StarsGood Times Paper Stack, Celebrate Summer Stamp, Weekend StampParker Alphabet Metal Die

Find our last design team inspiration post here in one week, but until then, there are more projects to come using our latest products! Come back each day so that you don’t miss out!

Celebrating a Grad with Jennie McGarvey

Hey, everyone! It’s Jennie McGarvey and I’m back today with something that I just love!

I love traveler’s notebooks for their size but also for the variety. Not only can I mix up the theme + content, but the size is a welcome change.

Supplies | June 2021 Kit, Yellow Cardstock Label Stickers, Treasure This Vellum Stickers, Stars and Stripes Chipboard StickersAcetate Star Stickers, Navy Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Patriotic Acrylic Stars, Good Times Paper Stack

With all of the beautiful blue products found in the June 2021 kit and add-ons, it seemed fitting to create a graduation layout since the main school color was blue. However, I needed to add more than just blue! That’s where the leftover strip from the 3 x4 inch tag from the June 2021 Kit came in.

I was really feeling tags for this page. It felt pretty standard, not at all edgy, but a little bit playful. So, I took the 3 x 4 tag from the June Kit and trimmed the card and edges to create my own shipping tag!

I wanted to continue the tag idea AND finish it off with a third tag, so I did the same thing for the journaling.

Do you ever modify the products to have them fit your needs? What’s your favorite way to do it? I’d love to hear some new ideas, so share them with us!

Getting in a Monochromatic Mood with Katarina Prevendarova

Hi, friends. It’s Katarina here today with a brand new layout featuring the gorgeous June 2021 kit and add-ons. I really love all the navy blue elements in the June release so I decided to create a monochromatic layout focusing on all the blues, with pops of purple.

Supplies | June 2021 KitJune 2021 Cut Files, June Labels, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Navy, Stars and Stripes Chipboard StickersAcetate Star Stickers, Navy Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Cork Labels, Patriotic Acrylic Stars, Good Times Paper Stack

I started by cutting the wave cut file and using it as a mask. I chose four hues of Distress Oxide inks. Using a stencil brush and my cut file mask, I blended them all together creating a nice wavy background. 

I found two photos of sunsets above Lake Garda and the mountains that went perfectly together with the products I wanted to use. I continued with a lot of layering. I used patterned papers from the Good Times Paper Stack as well as journaling tags and die cuts from the June Kit and the June Labels to create lots of layers behind my photo.

To embellish my photos I used one of the Cork Labels, a chipboard star from the Stars and Stripes Chipboard Stickers and a couple of white acrylic stars from the Patriotic Acrylic Stars.

I always love to combine different fonts to create my titles. This time I used both navy alphabets from the June release: the Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers and Navy Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers. I split my title above and below my photo to add a bit more balance. I love to overlay the acetate alpha stickers a bit to create some more interest.

From both sides of my title I added circular acrylic stars and I used the fact that they have a star shaped hole to add two pieces of book binding thread, stapling them with dark blue staples and securing them in the back side of my layout. It reminded me of all the ropes used in the harbors on the lake.

I finished off by scattering lots of acetate, acrylic and chipboard stars in shades of blue and purple around my layout. 

I love how it turned out! The June products were absolutely perfect to document our beautiful summer memories.

Be sure to check out this process video on my channel if you’d like to watch me creating:

I hope this project inspires you in some way to play with your gorgeous Elle’s Studio products this month. Don’t forget to share your creations with us on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag or in our Facebook Group. We love to see what you create!

Documenting a Special Dad Day with Guest Designer Sharon Gurley

We are so very excited to welcome our June guest designer, Sharon Gurley, to the blog today! Sharon’s projects are beautifully designed and precise, and often leave us asking, “How did she do that!?” Well today, you won’t have to ask, because Sharon is here to share how she created a gorgeous traditional layout and pocket page spread using our June 2021 kit and add-ons that will inspire all of us, no matter what format you prefer! Let’s take a look!

Hi, crafty people! This is Sharon, and I’m thrilled to be a guest designer for Elle’s Studio this June! 

Supplies |  June 2021 Kit, Cork Labels, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Cool Tones, Good Times Paper Stack, Weekend Stamp, Celebrate Summer Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

Have you ever had a single tag from a monthly kit inspire an entire project? This happened to me as soon as I saw the “Best Dad Ever” tag from the June 2021 Kit. The colors matched my husband’s shirt perfectly from our 2020 Father’s Day outing. It’s amazing how a small 3 x 4 inch tag blossomed into a 12 x 24 inch spread of a traditional layout with accompanying pockets. 

Let’s start with the traditional layout. I was inspired by the November 2020 sketch Kristina Proffitt used which features a large photo and bold title. Knowing this, the “Best Dad Ever” tag wouldn’t stand out enough to be my title, so I moved it to the pocket side of my spread to become a subtitle. Next, I pulled in more colors from the Good Times Paper Stack to expand my color palette to include green and kraft along with the light and dark blues from the monthly kit. Don’t be afraid to cut your tags! That’s exactly what I did to include more light blue for my paper layers in my photo mat using the glasses 4 x 6 inch tag. 

Tucking the left side of the ‘Q & A” 3 x 4 inch tag hid what wouldn’t work for my layout and transformed into a spot for the date and the beginning of my journaling. For my date, I found that the numbers from the Celebrate Summer Stamp work well with the Mini Dated Stamp, especially if you’re looking for thicker numbers. For my prominent title, I heat embossed the Large Jane Outline Alphabet Stamp in white and cut them out using the Large Jane Alphabet Metal Dies. These are the two most utilized Large Jane items in my stash! The rest of the finishing touches on my traditional layout came from the die cuts of the monthly kit, a stamp from the Weekend Stamp, and the Cool Tones Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers.

Now let’s look closer at the other half of my project: the pockets! When I combine a traditional layout and a pocket page, I visually connect the two sides by using the same products and colors. The monthly kit and add-ons made this easy! I was able to use tags and die cuts from the June Kit along with a heart from the Cool Tones Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers. To pull in more of the kraft color, I used a cork piece from the Cork Labels. I also brought in more of the dark blue and green by using the Good Times Paper Stack. Once again, don’t be afraid to cut up your tags to make a project truly yours. That’s what I did to customize the pocket in the upper right corner. 

For this pocket, I started with the “This Weekend” tag and trimmed it to include just the checklist, since I was only documenting one day. To build it back up to a 3 x 4 inch tag, I cut strips of the green striped paper from the Good Times Paper Stack for the top and bottom. Next, I created an embellishment from the round Sunday stamp found on the Weekend Stamp. I popped it up using foam adhesive and placed it into a nook I created with a circle punch. What I love about this tag is that I can easily recreate it with the Weekend Stamp in any color for a future project.

Thank you for taking the time to look at the details of my project! Hopefully it’s inspired you to document with your June kit and goodies. Check back again in two weeks to see what I’ve created with more of the amazing June release!

Hi, I’m Sharon, and I love paper crafting! You’ll usually find me making cards, creating decorations, and scrapbooking in my craft cave (also known as my basement) in the Chicago suburbs. Even at a young age, I kept travel journals and took photos, so when I discovered Project Life in 2015, everything clicked into place. I’ve been documenting my life with my husband and two young children in pockets ever since. It’s truly my favorite crafty project of all time!

Find more of Sharon’s beautiful designs on her Instagram feed, and be sure to watch the blog for her next project, coming two weeks from today!

Summer Greetings with Junell Kruzel

Hello, friends and hello summer! It’s Junell here sharing a couple greeting cards I made using the June 2021 kit and extras. Everybody, including myself, loves to get some happy mail and the cheerful, summery colors in this kit are sure to put a smile on someone’s face!

Supplies | June 2021 KitJune Labels, Summer Label StickersNavy Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Good Times Paper StackCelebrate Summer Stamp

Both of my cards started with a white cardstock base sized at 4.25 by 5.5 inches, one landscape and the other vertical. 

For the first card, I had a ton of fun stamping! I used the sun stamp in the Celebrate Summer Stamp and three different colors of Distress Oxides: Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, and Salvaged Patina. These are three very bright, summery colors.

I randomly stamped the Mustard Seed color with the sun stamp all over the front of the card and then did the same with the other two colors, spacing them out as evenly as possible. 

The Navy Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers are perfect for the sentiment on the front. I spelled out summer with the alphas and used the Celebrate Summer Stamp to stamp the word “celebrate” above “summer” in a solid color, as well as the outline to give it some definition. I used the same outline word to do second-generation stamping. It adds life and movement and excitement for summer!

On my second card, I played around with 3 x 4 inch tags from the June 2021 Kit and patterned paper from the Good Times Paper Stack.

The warm tones of these 3 x 4 inch tags and the papers were perfect. I trimmed the left and right sides of the 3 x 4 inch tags to fit them onto the white card base. The leftover piece of the striped card was then turned sideways and placed under the “Hello Summer” tag to add some interest. I then measured and cut the paper and also used a June Label to fit into the blank spaces. I used die cuts from the June 2021 Kit and also Summer Label Stickers to create small clusters which I placed around the card in a visual triangle.

All that’s left to do is decide who will receive the happy mail, write a nice note inside, and place it in the mail! I hope this encourages you to send some happy, summery mail, too! It will be loved! Thanks for reading!

Show is cards that you create using our products! Post your card designs in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag!

Good Times Paper Stack Perfection with Amanda Baldwin

Hi Elle’s Studio Friends! It’s Amanda here, and today I’m shining the product spotlight on the Good Times Paper Stack! I just adore all the bright colors and bold patterns in this fun paper stack, plus the designs are super versatile too! Rather than rave about my love for the Good Times Paper Stack, let’s take a look at what I’ve created!


Supplies | June 2021 Kit, Stars and Stripes Chipboard Stickers, Acetate Star Stickers, Patriotic Acrylic Stars, Cork LabelsGood Times Paper Stack   

There are endless possibilities when it comes to creating with the Good Times Paper Stack, so to showcase these beautiful papers I decided to use 5 different designs on my scrapbook layout. Let’s take a closer look at how I achieved this:

To start with, I opted for a playful, machine stitched, layered rectangles design. This is such a fun look and is super easy to make! I trimmed 4 of the Good Times patterned papers to 1 1/2 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches long, and arranged them in descending rows from 5 paper rectangles down to 2 rectangles. 

I machine-stitched across the top of each paper row, and to add a bit more interest, lightly rolled the paper rectangles. This really enhanced the ‘lift the flap’ appearance of the Good Times paper rectangles, and it was simple, but so effective! 

The fifth paper featured on this page is that awesome black and white cross design. I used this Good Times paper to back my foam-mounted photograph. The contrast of black and white against all those brightly colored paper rectangles is really striking and draws further attention to my photograph too! Winning! 

Even though the Elle’s Studio paper stacks are 6 x 8.5 inches, I love to maximize them and form the appearance of them being a full 12 inches. On this layout, I perfected this look at the base of my layout by butting two 1 inch by 6 inch lengths of the same paper together. To make the paper joins less visible, I positioned my June Kit 3×4 inch fussy cut tag “Hello Summer” title over them both. 

To complete my layout, I embellished with a mix of Cork Labels and all the stars from the June release. A really beautiful page, thanks mostly to those Good Times patterned papers! 

Tell me, what will you create with the fabulous Good Times Paper Stack papers? Be sure to upload your creations in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or tag #EllesStudio on Instagram so we can share more inspiration with our caring craft community! Thanks so much for stopping by today!