Fall Fashion with Junell Kruzel

Happy fall my friends! It’s Junell on the blog today and even though it’s still hot and humid in Ohio, I was getting all the autumn vibes from the September kit and extras! I wanted to document my love for wearing jeans (because it’s getting cooler out) and flip flops (but it’s still warm enough) at the same time. Let’s jump right in!

Supplies | September 2021 Kit, Banner Stickers, Navy Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Gold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Banners, Wood Veneer Leaves, Thankful Paper Stack, Home Sewn Stitches Stamp, Lizzy Alphabet Stamp, Banners Metal Die

I really enjoyed creating this layout because I got to play with the papers in the Thankful Paper Stack. This is my favorite part of the process: deciding which papers compliment each other and create the feel and vibe that I’m going for. For this layout I wanted it to feel warm, cozy, and whimsical.

Once I selected the papers I wanted to use, I thought making some banners with the Banners Metal Die would add that whimsy to the page. I used all the straight banner dies in all the sizes to cut out several banners and then I just played with them on the paper until I found a design I liked. I then used my sewing machine to stitch some of the banners for added texture and warmth. Using a stamp from the Home Sewn Stitches Stamp, I created a border around my layout.

I didn’t want my page to look flat, so I added foam dots to the ends of some of the banners to give them some lift and depth.

I was left with a nice focal area in the center of my page to place my pictures. I printed them at 3 x 4 inches and layered them with more patterned paper, but before I attached them, I stamped stitch marks using the Home Sewn Stitches Stamp to add more depth and interest. This stamp set goes so perfectly with my fashion themed layout!

After I adhered my photos, I created my title using the Lizzy Alphabet Stamp and the Navy Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers and also added my typed journaling strips. My intention was to put all of the journaling at the bottom, but it was very crowded, so I moved the beginning of the journaling up to the top and I like it so much better. It forces your eye to start at the top and move to the bottom. And it nestles so nicely with the title and stitching stamps. 

I finished off my layout by adding all the little embellishments that bring it to life! I just loved the Wood Veneer Leaves, so I added those and some puffy gold dots from the Gold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers. Then, I used embroidery floss in a hunter green color to make bows on the ends of the Wood veneer banners! So cute! I kept on embellishing using die cuts from the September Kit and stickers from the Banner Stickers. Whoo! That’s a lot! 

This layout was such a joy to make! I hope you enjoy your September kit and all the fun extras that coordinate so well! Let me know what your favorite paper is in the Thankful Paper Stack and how you plan on using it! I can’t wait to see! Thank you for reading and happy fall!

Make it Monday: A 30 Minute Layout with Kim Chaffin

Hello, friends, it’s Kim, and I am so excited to be here with you for Make-It Monday! We are going to use the September Kit and add-ons to create a great autumn layout in 30 minutes or less! Let’s get to it!

Supplies | September 2021 KitSeptember 2021 Cut Files, Banner Stickers, Wood Veneer Banners, Thankful Paper Stack

As I worked, I timed each step to see if I really could pull the page together as quickly as I hoped:

1. (9 minutes) First, I chose a photo and printed it at 12 x 12. While the photo printed, I typed my journaling then printed it onto a pocket tag from the September 2021 Kit

2. (7 minutes) I opened the leaves from the September 2021 Cut Files in Silhouette and cut it from the top left corner of my photo. 

3. (3 minutes) I adhered small pieces of patterned paper from the Thankful Paper Stack on the backside of my photo behind the leaves.

4, (6 minutes) I rounded the bottom corners of the pocket tag and adhered it below the cut-out leaves using pop-dots. I threaded twine through the Wood Veneer Banner and knotted it. Then, I adhered the banner at the top of the pocket tag.

5. (3 minutes) Finally, I placed a Banner Sticker in the top right corner of my photo, centered and adhered one of the cut-out leaves below the banner, and topped the leaf with an “xoxo” die-cut from the September Kit.

With two minutes to spare, I quickly stamped the date onto the bottom right corner of the layout, and the page was complete! I love accomplishing more in less time. I can’t wait to see what you create this autumn using the amazing September kit and extras!

Show us what you can create in 30 minutes or less, following Kim’s steps above! Share with us in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Everyday Autumn Stories in Pockets with Meg Gundlach

Hey scrappy friends! It’s Meg here again to celebrate all things fall and jewel tones. This time of year I’m always ready to get cozy with a book and a warm drink—the weather may not be quite there yet, but I can sure start scrapping like it is and I am all in! 

Supplies | September 2021 Kit, September 2021 Cut Files, September Print and Cut Labels, Hello Autumn Printables, Autumn Die Cuts, Gray Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers, Halloween Cardstock Stickers, Autumn Puffy Hearts, Gold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Thankful Paper Stack, Thankful Stamp, Make A Wish Stamp, Celebrate Summer Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp, Parker Alphabet Stamp 

Having grown up in the Midwest, I know a real fall when I see one and I was delighted to find that Munich did autumn in style. Even though this particular spread doesn’t have any outdoorsy/colored-leafy pics to indicate the season, this was the album I immediately thought of when unpacking the September kit and add-ons.  

Because this spread only covers four days, I had a lot of extra pockets to fill. The September Kit is bursting with gorgeous tags to solve just such an issue, so I had plenty of options to choose from! The spreads before and after this one are quite full, so I welcomed the chance to let the pockets breathe a little and play with products. This is a friendly reminder that it is ok if sometimes you are a little short on photos. Memorykeeping takes many forms.  

My title tag is probably the simplest thing about this spread and I let the fun leaf from the Autumn Die Cuts do all the heavy lifting. Also, I would love a whole rainbow of tone-on-tone ledgers like this one from the Thankful Paper Stack. I firmly believe that there is no page that cannot accommodate a tone-on-tone ledger. 

I also took the opportunity to play with my stamps and made nearly all the journaling tags in repetitive designs. I started by combining the bold words and little ‘plus sign’ clusters from the Thankful Stamp to make quick and easy headers. I love how Elle’s stamps coordinate from month to month and I simply flipped through until I found similar bold phrases that would work with my stories from the Celebrate Summer and the Make A Wish stamps. As a finishing touch, I went back in with the Daily Tabs Stamp to balance the stamp clusters with a tiny grey phrase. This was a super fun way to get some extra use out of past supplies while still highlighting the shiny new goodies.      

I only had a few Halloween pictures on this page but I gave myself permission to fully embrace the Halloween Cardstock Stickers simply because I love them. This quadrant of the spread is dedicated to all things spooky, while the rest has a more generically autumnal vibe. There are no rules here; use the things you love and get those pockets filled! 

The right side of the spread holds a few, small stories of our last days in Germany. Since most of this time was dedicated to packing, cleaning, and eating all the random food in the cupboard it is a bit of a mish-mash but that’s life sometimes. So thankful that Elle always makes just the right products to get the moments recorded and lookin’ good.  

In my personal style, I feel like I’m constantly seeking a balance between ‘clean & simple’ and ‘use all the pretty things’. To incorporate more without overwhelming the spread, I often turn to monochrome. For these pockets, I cut leaves from the September 2021 Cut Files and layered the same woodgrain from the Thankful Paper Stack underneath. The layers provide just enough texture to add interest while the pop of color from the banners draw the eye to the pocket.  

Another autumn-tastic spread in the books! I adore documenting this time of year and all the traditions and changes that come with it. This spread marks a particularly big moment of change and it was cathartic to finally complete it. I would love to hear what is your favorite season to scrap and why? Leave a comment on this post, and enjoy using the September kit and add-ons!

These Are the Fall Days with Wei Wei Wang

Hi Elle’s friends! It’s Wei Wei here, and I’m happy to be here to share my layout using the September 2021 kit and add-ons! This kit is full of so many beautiful colors and patterns—perfect for documenting fall memories! Let’s take a look!

Supplies | September 2021 KitAutumn Die Cuts, Banner Stickers, Gray Cardstock Basic Shape StickersGray Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock StickersAutumn Puffy HeartsGold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Banners, Wood Veneer LeavesThankful Paper StackHome Sewn Stitches Stamp (click “noiify me”), Thankful Stamp, Layered Card Metal Die

I began by making paper frames. First I grabbed two beautiful papers from the Thankful Paper Stack and cut out the frames with Layered Card Metal Die.

Then, I placed my frames across the white page and attached them with adhesive.

I placed my photo in the middle and layered it with the yellow, stitched September 2021 Kit journaling tag. The gorgeous Autumn Die Cuts are my favorite add-on this month. They were perfect for my photo and made it so easy to create a beautiful layout. I creased the autumn leaves. I love the texture and dimension this simple step adds. Then, I arranged clusters of leaves on top and bottom of my photo.

I added the cute Wood Veneer Banners as my subtitle, and embellished further with Autumn Puffy HeartsGold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers and Gray Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers.

To balance my layout, I added the cluster of leaves onto the upper left and the lower left corner. The cluster of leaves above the upper left corner consisted of Autumn Die Cuts and Wood Veneer Leaves. I also added the little heart circle label and red banner, also from Autumn Die Cuts.

The journaling boxes around the outer frame edges were trimmed from the September Kit “feeling, thinking, embracing” journaling tag, which gave me spaces for my journaling. I stamped phrases from the Thankful Stamp as well.

Then, I added some stitched stamping from the Home Sewn Stitches Stamp on the edges and corners, varying the type of stitch stamps for interest. I also filled in the empty spaces between the frames using the same stamp to get more texture. To finish my layout, I used the Gray Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers to build my title “autumn”.

That’s all I have for today. We’d love to see how you use those September kit and add-ons. Join the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group where you can add your projects to the discussion board, or share on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

September Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

Here at Elle’s Studio headquarters, we’re blushing over the response to our September kit and add-ons! If you missed last week’s reveal Design Team Inspiration post, be sure to check it out, but first, take a look at how our team used our latest products to create ten gorgous projects!

Fall Joy by Junell Kruzel – supplies used | September 2021 KitAutumn Die Cuts, Autumn Puffy HeartsGold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersThankful Paper StackThankful Stamp, Lizzy Alphabet Stamp 

Hello Autumn pocket page by Michelle Flynn – supplies used | September 2021 KitAutumn Die Cuts, Banner Stickers, Autumn Puffy Hearts, Gold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersWood Veneer BannersThankful Stamp, Documented StampBanners Metal Die

My Heart is Full by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | September 2021 KitBanner Stickers, Wood Veneer Banners, Thankful Paper StackHome Sewn Stitches Stamp

Supplies | September 2021 Kit, September 2021 Print and Cut Labels, Autumn Die CutsGray Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Autumn Puffy Hearts, Gold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersThankful StampMonthly and Daily Tab Stamp

Friday Night Lights by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | September 2021 KitGray Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers, Gray Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Gold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersThankful Paper Stack, Home Sewn Stitches Stamp, Banners Metal Die

Anything Is Possible by Nicole Kerr – supplies used | September 2021 KitAutumn Die CutsBanner StickersAutumn Puffy HeartsThankful Paper StackHome Sewn Stitches Stamp

Just Us 4 by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | September 2021 KitSeptember 2021 Cut Files, Hello Autumn PrintablesBanner Stickers, Gray Cardstock Basic Shape StickersAutumn Puffy Hearts, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Burgundy Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Wood Veneer BannersThankful Paper StackHome Sewn Stitches StampThankful Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – OutlineBanners Metal Die

Game Day Details by Jennie McGarvey – supplies used | September 2021 Kit, Gold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Gray Cardstock Basic Shape StickersThankful Paper Stack

Love This Family by Aimee Mertell – supplies used | Autumn Die Cuts, Wood Veneer BannersThankful Paper StackThankful Stamp, Monthly and Daily Tab Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp

Be sure to stay tuned here to the blog for more September kit and add-ons inspiration, but until then, pin your favorite projects in this post to give you inspiration when your box lands on your doorstep!

Sketch Day with Patricia Roebuck

Hello, Elle’s Studio Friends! I hope you are as excited as I am about the September kit and extras. I love creating at this time of the year, but since it can get busy, a sketch always helps to get me inspired. Let’s check out the sketch I created with:

I used this sketch to create an autumnal spread in my traveler’s notebook album!

Supplies | September 2021 KitAutumn Die Cuts, Gray Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers, Wood Veneer LeavesThankful Paper StackHome Sewn Stitches Stamp, Autumn Puffy HeartsGold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Banners Metal Die

I love the blocks on the sketch, as well as the clustering, and that is where I started with my design. To make it work in my traveler’s notebook, I turned the sketch 90 degrees to the right and created blocks using tags from the September Kit and the Thankful Paper Stack. I picked bold, fall colors for this project and then created my own clusters inspired by the sketch using the September Kit die cuts, Home Sewn Stitches Stamp, and Wood Veneer Leaves.

I wanted both the main and the second photo to fit into the design. Having such a bold background color and using the Autumn Die Cuts and Wood Veneer Leaves, creating my photos in a circle didn’t overpower any of it, but flowed very well. I continued clustering inspired by the sketch, but this time added the Gray Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers to add my journaling. I just adhered these to a piece of paper to send through my typewriter and was able to peel them off to apply where I wanted them.

I really love the look of this 4 x 6 inch September Kit tag turned vertically. The Autumn Die Cuts and Wood Veneer Leaves really help with the vertical design and that photo being in a circle doesn’t take away from that design. For this cluster, I added the September Kit die cut, Home Sewn Stitches Stamp, Banners Metal Die, and Thankful Paper Stack.

This bottom block was created with the Thankful Paper Stack trimmed with Gray Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers, and Autumn Die Cuts, and Home Sewn Stitches Stamp layered on top. I sprinkled a few of the Gold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers to create a triangle on my project.

The kit, extras, and the sketch did the work for me! I so enjoyed putting this together. I hope you are as inspired by the sketch as I was! Be sure to share what you create with it in our Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag!

Memory Planner Magic with Melissa Mann

Hello, friends! This is Melissa with you today and I’m sharing a new spread in my memory planner using supplies from the amazing September kit and add-ons. Take a look:

Supplies | September 2021 KitAutumn Die Cuts, Banner Stickers, Gray Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Light Teal Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers, Home Sewn Stitches Stamp, Thankful Stamp, Monthly and Daily Tab Stamp, You Got This Stamp

One of my favorite things about using the memory planner to document the weeks of our life is being able to use a TON of stamps. I don’t like to add a bunch of bulk to my pages and find myself reaching for my stamps quite a bit while putting my planner together.

I have found I can achieve a good bit of “texture” and dimension by using my stamps and layering stickers over top. The cardstock basic shape stickers that Elle’s Studio has released are perfect for this layering technique. 

Another fun way to use up some of your 3 x 4 inch journaling tags in your memory planner is to cut them down to a smaller size. On the right hand side of my spread, you will see a small block with the pink “LOVE THIS” sentiment on it, taken from the September 2021 Kit and cut down to fit into the grid on my page.

Have you been experimenting with the memory planners lately? We would love to see how you are documenting your daily life! Be sure to share with us in our Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! Thanks for stopping by!

Carving Out Fun Memories with Jen McMurtrey

Happy (almost) fall, y’all! It has already been established that autumn is my favorite season, and I am so excited about the Elle’s Studio September kit and add-ons. The rich, warm tones of the papers and embellishments have me ready for crisp mornings, lattes, boots, and sweaters. However, one of my favorite items in this month’s release has got to be the Home Sewn Stitches Stamp, and I have already used it on three different projects! 

Rather than continue to gush over these amazing stamps, let’s look at what I was able to create with them. 

Supplies | September 2021 KitAutumn Die CutsThankful Paper Stack, Home Sewn Stitches Stamp (currently out of stock, but click “notify me”), Thankful Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Metal Dies

It is hard to believe that these pictures of my kids were taken almost 14 years ago! I’m not sure where the time went but I am working on getting all of these memories documented. 

To begin, I selected several red, orange, and yellow patterned papers from the Thankful Paper Stack. After cutting them into strips of varying widths and lengths, I adhered them to the left edge of a piece of 12 x 12 inch white cardstock. Once the papers were in place, I used the Home Sewn Stitches Stamp on each piece. 

To keep the patterns consistent, I used one stitched stamp pattern per each of the different patterned papers. Next, I used the same stamps on the right side of the cardstock to add texture to that side of the layout. 

The photos were next, and I layered them atop one another along the edges of the patterned papers. Each of the photos was backed with either patterned paper or a 3 x 4 journaling tag from the September Kit and then again with the woodgrain paper from the Thankful Paper Stack

When creating the title, I used the same woodgrain paper that back the photos with the outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamp and Large Jane Metal Dies to create the title. I placed the title along the right edge of the layout to balance the patterned papers. I love the giant title and how prominent it is on the page. 

Lastly, I added embellishments throughout the layout using pieces from the September Kit with the Autumn Die Cuts and a sentiment from the Thankful Stamp. I typed the journaling on my manual typewriter, cut it into strips, and placed it beside the photos.  

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you’ve been inspired to record your favorite fall memories with the Elle’s Studio September kit and add-ons. Remember to post your projects in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group and tag us on social media using the hashtag #EllesStudio so we are certain to see your amazing creations!

Sensational Stitches with Guest Designer Kat Benjamin

Happy Monday, friends! We are so excited to start off this fresh, new week with our new September guest designer, Kat Benjamin! Check out Kat’s Instagram feed and you’ll see that her designs are nothing short of FUN—full of color and eye-popping designs! Her first project created using our September kit and add-ons is no exception, and we think you’ll love how she’s used one of our new stamps in such an amazing way! Let’s take a look!

Hi everyone! It’s Kat here and I am so excited to be the guest designer this month! A big thank you to Elle and Meghann for having me!

For my first project, I thought it would be best to let the amazing Home Sewn Stitches Stamp shine! When I first saw them in my box, I knew I wanted to do a rainbow-like background with them and once I saw all the vibrant autumn colors in this month’s releases, my idea fell into place.

Supplies | September 2021 Kit, September 2021 LabelsAutumn Die Cuts, Banner Stickers, Autumn Puffy HeartsThankful Paper Stack, Home Sewn Stitches Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline

I began by stamping along the right side of my page using Distress Oxides that I thought matched well with this month’s release items. I used Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Prize Ribbon and Black Soot. Once I had my background created, I adhered my pictures in a vertical strip and embellished with a variety of items that matched the background. There were so many perfect options from Autumn Puffy Hearts, to Autumn Die Cuts, to Banner Stickers. My embellishment-loving heart was certainly happy!

I finished off my page by ripping off a portion of the left side of my cardstock and backing with the striped paper from the Thankful Paper Stack. I use this technique on most of my layouts and I really like the way it looks. I also used the outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamp to add “The Farm” for my title, then added a small amount of journaling on one of the September 2021 Labels.

This layout actually came together really quickly once my stamping was complete.  Admittedly, that part did take me a little while, but I think it was worth the time! I really love a good rainbow!

Are you loving the Home Sewn Stitches Stamp as much as I am? I can’t wait to see what everyone creates with them!

Hi!  My name is Kat and I’m so excited to be joining you this month.  I am a wife to Eric and a Mama to Piper (the girl) and Moose (the dog).  We are lucky to be living in sunny Southern California right now, so we spend our weekends playing on the beach or going on small adventures around our town.  I work full-time, but try to get my scrappy time whenever I can, as my “paper therapy” is very important!  I also try to work out everyday and read at least a few books each month.  My scrap style is pretty simple, but I try to make it as colorful as possible.

We are so excited about what Kat created using our new Home Sewn Stitches Stamp! Until you can see what Kat creates for us next, follow her on Instagram and her blog to see more of her beautiful creations, and find our Home Sewn Stitches Stamp in the shop only while supplies last!

Creating in Color with Shannon Dombkowski

Hi there, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Shannon here, sharing a pocket page using the fabulous September kit and add-ons. I love that this kit has a definitive shift to autumn, but still works for my photos from early August. To put this page together, I chose my tags first so I could decide on my color palette for the page. Then, I looked at the rest of my kit + extras to see how I could add to those tags and make them unique.

Supplies | September 2021 KitSeptember 2021 Labels, Banner Stickers, Wood Veneer Banners, Thankful Stamp

The first thing that I decided to do was use a 4 x 6 inch tag as a 3 x 4 inch tag. The “thankful” sentiment was perfect for this photo of my daughter greeting my husband as he returned home from deployment. I had to pair them together! I wanted to pull a little more orange into the page so I cut a label from the September Labels in half for the bottom of the card.

The rainbow 3 x 4 inch tags are always my favorites in Elle’s Studio kits. I enjoy adding stickers or die cuts to them, particularly if I can achieve a tone-on-tone look. These three Banner Stickers really embraced the themes of the photos on my page and they also just happened to work really well in terms of colors and spacing on this tag. 

When I add items to my page, I always try to think about how I can achieve balance. I typically do this by keeping my eye on creating a visual triangle. I did this in two ways on this page. First, I arranged the three Wood Veneer Banners in a triangle around the page. Second, I arranged the Thankful Stamp sentiments on my photos in a triangle (plus one!). By spreading these similar items throughout my page I avoid the layout looking too “heavy” in one area.

Finally, I had to find a way to use the Thankful Stamp on my layout. I enjoy a bulleted list as journaling. It cuts right to the point and sums up for the viewer exactly what they’re looking at. While I do have more in-depth journaling on another tag on this layout, that mostly talks about my husband returning home, I took the opportunity here to list some details for all of my other photos on this layout.

I hope that I’ve inspired you to add your own personal touch to the great tags that are included in the September 2021 Kit! I can’t wait to see what you create!

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