Summer Stamping Fun with Stacie Watson

Hey, hey Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Stacie back with you today to share my latest project. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never met a stamp set that I didn’t like. I buy stamp sets ALL THE TIME! They are great to use no matter what type of project you like doing and can be used in a number of different ways. Let me show you how I used the Summer Fun Stamp on this layout:

Supplies | June 2020 Kit, Summer Stickers, Chipboard Star StickersSummer Wood Veneers, Summer Fun 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackSummer Fun Stamp

When I sat down to work on this layout, I knew that I wanted to use the round stamp from the Summer Fun Stamp, but I didn’t just want to stamp directly onto the page. So I decided to create a misted background. I started by punching out 3″ circles and using washi tape on the back, I taped them on the layout where I wanted the circles to go. Next, I used a teal spray mist and sprayed the layout making sure to cover all of the circles. 

I laid that aside to dry and started on my stamped images. I punched five more circle pieces from watercolor paper and using black ink, I stamped the round stamp from the Summer Fun Stamp. My next step was to color in the image using watercolor pencils and a water brush. I love how these stamped images turned out!  

After adhering the stamped circles to the layout, I went through my June 2020 kit and add-ons and added pieces from the June 2020 Kit die cuts, Summer Wood Veneers, Chipboard Star Stickers, and Summer Stickers to three of the empty circles. For the last empty circle, I went back to the Summer Fun Stamp and added the “photo of the day’ stamp. To finish off the layout, I printed out three square photos and backed them with the yellow sunburst paper from the Summer Fun Paper Stack

I love this super simple layout focused on using the newest stamp in the shop: the Summer Fun Stamp. I hope this encourages you to use, try new things with your stamps, and have fun with them! Thank you for stopping by! 

How are you using your Summer Fun stamp? To create a card? A layout background? We want to see your projects! Share them on social media using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, where like-minded ES fans inspire each other!

Counting Cones and Creating Layouts with Daniela

Hi friends! It’s Daniela with you today to share a brand new summer layout! What’s one of the most important treats in summer? It’s ice cream, of course! On holidays, we have so many ice cream cones that we can’t even count. So, I made a layout using lots of Ice Cream Stickers. Let’s take a look:

Supplies: Magical Memories Acetate Die Cuts, Ice Cream Stickers, Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Alphabet BannersYellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers,  Summer Fun 6 x 8.5 inch Paper Stack

I started my page by creating a mixed media background. I used different liquid colors in yellow, pink, red and purple. Then I picked the beautiful striped paper from the Summer Fun Paper Stack and cut a big banner which I placed on the mixed media background. The banner holds my picture and I added paper layers behind the picture to add dimension.

The phrase stickers from the Ice Cream Stickers add further interest. All in all, I used four of those to decorate the paper banner. Phrase stickers are a great way to express feelings and moods, and I tend to use them on almost all of my pages. 

The ice cream cones are the perfect embellishments for my picture. Just looking at those gives me all the happy summer feelings! In addition to the flat ice cream stickers, I also added some puffy alphabet stickers and an acetate star from the Magical Memories Acetate Die Cuts to add different textures on my project.

I hope you’re all busy making new summer memories right now. Maybe you’ve just taken some pictures in the ice cream parlor. Don’t forget that Elle‘ Studios offers the perfect embellishments for those pictures!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and don’t forget to share what you create using the hashtag #ellesstudio on social media. Have fun using your stash!

June #EllesStudio Spottings on Instagram!

Summer is in full swing, and we think that you’ll find that the projects we’re sharing with you today, found on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag, all bring a bit of beautiful summer colors and excitement with them to the blog today! Let’s take a look at what we spotted this month:

On the left, Kelly (@kelly.janes) put together a beautiful pocket page spread using our April 2020 Monthly Kit, Beautiful Day Die Cuts, Typewriter Alphabet Stamp and Lovely Puffy Stickers! What a beautiful page to record daily life! On the right, our friend Sylivia (@scrapbuddy) created a stunning layout about her sweet pooch using our March 2020 Monthly Kit and sweet little houses, which you can find in our Home Sweet Home Printables. We just love both of these projects!

How about these two colorful layouts? On the left, we love the way that Steph (@steph_scraps) embellished her layout with our Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Back to School Puffy Stickers, and our From Sketch to Finish Vol. 5 Stamp! What a great layout to record those first day of school photos, Steph! On the right we love all of the beautiful mixed-media colors that Danica (@danicaca) used on her background, and we think that our Puffy Rainbow Stickers were the perfect product to accent her fun and colorful page!

How about another mixed-media background? We love the wonderful painted background that Casey (@caseyl44) created on her page, and the way that she color blocked die cuts from our Monthly Kits, Summer Stickers, June Labels, Icon Chipboard, Vacation Wood Veneer and Puffy Heart Stickers! What a perfect way to document those photos! on the right, we spy our outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamp on this layout by Erika (@californialucky)! We’re so glad that you added those stamps to your stash, Erika!

Just for sharing their projects, these six paper crafters will each win a $10 gift certificate to the shop! Thank you so much for posting your projects and using the #EllesStudio hashtag, ladies! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize!

Will YOU be featured next month? Simply use our products on your next project and post to Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio for a chance to be featured here on our blog, and win a gift certificate to the shop! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Seeing Stars and Printables with Amanda-jayne Baldwin

Hi everyone! Welcome back for more Elle’s Studio inspiration! It’s Amanda here, and today I am shining the product spotlight on our fabulous June 2020 Printables—aptly titled Summer Snapshots. It’s no secret that I LOVE the versatility of digital products, but when combined with the awesome colors and designs that Elle is famous for, well, it needs no explanation! Happy crafting days! But enough chatter, here’s what I created with the June 2020 Printables:

Supplies | June 2020 Kit, Summer Snapshots Printables, Chipboard Star StickersPuffy Alphabet Banners, Summer Fun 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackSummer Fun Stamp

Oh my stars! (Quite literally—all those stars!) Such a delicate & divine approach to summer documenting. Perfect for that sweet photo of my darling boy, when he was just a toddler! 

Let’s take a closer look:

So soft & dreamy! 

As soon as I saw the Summer Snapshots Printables journaling tag with the large star on it, I knew I would create something magical! I individually selected this journaling tag in my Windows software, pressed print, and chose to print 4 copies of it in the 9 x 13cm size, in the Print Pictures screen.

Once printed, I used a craft knife to cut out one of the star shapes, and backed this tag with my photo, creating a fabulous frame and focal point for my photograph. 

Such a simple idea, and yet so effective! Love it!

Inspired by this star and a love of fussy cutting, I cut around the remaining 3 stars, ensuring the mint green color outlined each one. I love repetition in design, and I couldn’t help but use all of the stars! I fussy cut the small blue stars from one of the 4″ x 6″ journaling tags from the June 2020 Kit and adhered them with foam tape throughout my layout. I also used that star label die cut to mount one of the sentiments from the Chipboard Star Stickers, too! 

The star pattern paper from the Summer Fun Paper Stack didn’t stand a chance, and naturally, I had to feature it. With the presence of so much blue in my page, I revisited the Summer Snapshots Printables. I printed, then cut out the blue ‘Summer Snapshots’ journaling tag. I foam mounted this fussy cut sentiment to create my layout title. 

This awesome title then inspired the use of banners throughout my layout. I trimmed the star patterned paper into a pennant style banner, which I then layered my framed photo onto. I also used the gray polka dot paper from the Summer Fun Paper Stack, and crafted an over-sized banner label which I adhered to my white cardstock base. I machine stitched the blue star banner onto the polka dot one, and then continued to adorn my scrapbook page with stars and banners. 

For a finished and polished look, I completed my layout with a mix of color-coordinated sequins from my stash, and those amazing Summer Fun Stamp icons and words! I stamped the stars in mint and pale blue inks, and used black ink for my ‘summer tradition’ sentiments. 

Who would’ve thought that the pocket tag printable could be so amazingly beautiful and versatile?! I hope I have given you some new ideas on using our wonderful digital products in your everyday documenting, and that you feel inspired! 

Thanks so much for visiting!

Love to print your own digital tags? Show us what you’re creating with them! Share your projects to Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag, or join us and post in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group! We’d love to be inspired by YOU!

A Patriotic Page with Melissa Mann

Good Morning! This is Melissa with you today, and I’m excited to share a new project featuring one of my favorite holidays! I always love some patriotic themed scrapbooking supplies and was super excited to put together a red, white, and blue layout using the June 2020 kit and add-ons to share with you all!

Supplies | June 2020 Kit, June 2020 Cut Files, Summer StickersChipboard Star Stickers, Puffy Alphabet Banners, 4th of July Wood Veneer, Summer Wood Veneers, Vacation Wood Veneers, Summer Fun 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

I really loved the star cut file that was included in the June 2020 Cut Files and cut three square blocks using the file on white and blue card stock. I used these as a placement holder for my photos and journaling along with one 4″ x 6″ journaling tag from the June 2020 Kit.

I wanted to use photos from our July 4th festivities from 2017; I created 5 square photos in Photoshop in various sizes and placed them on three of the blocks. One block I intentionally left just for my journaling tag. There were so many great red, white, and blue embellishments in this month’s kit that it was super easy to pull this theme off. I knew that I wanted to use the great 4th of July Wood Veneer as my BIG title for the layout. I also created smaller subtitles by using the fun white Puffy Alphabet Banners

I built up lots of layers and textures by using three different cardstock backgrounds; I used some blue watercolor paint, vellum, journaling tags, and patterned paper from the Summer Fun Paper Stack to build up the blocks housing my photos and journaling. Another fun tip is to use foam dots to pop up some elements on your layout to create depth on your project.

Thanks for stopping by, and if you are celebrating the 4th tomorrow, I hope you have a fun and safe day!

Show us how you’re recording your 4th of July or Canada Day memories past and present using our products! Share on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

A sneak peek of our July 10th reveal!

Our July kit + coordinating add-ons reveal is almost here and we can’t wait to share with you all the new and exclusive products that will be available soon! Our reveal will be full of the perfect products to document your July stories and take you right into the month of August! This month, our July kit will include 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 25 die cuts!

Not a subscriber? You can pre-order our July kit now and lock in our $9.99 kit price by starting a subscription today! You’ll want to choose our SUBSCRIBE & SAVE option to get signed up and start your subscription with our July kit. We will then hold your kit and you’ll be ready to bundle and save at our July 10th reveal! Details on how to bundle with your subscription order will be emailed to you once you have purchased this product.

Kit subscribers, don’t forget! Along with being able to bundle any products from our shop that will ship for FREE with your kit during our 24-hour bundling period, starting on the 10th at 8:00 am Pacific each month, our subscribers will also have access to special discounts on select items! These discounted items can be found in our SALE section during our 24-hour bundling period, and you must be logged into your kit subscriber account to see them. Quick note: Our kits and add-ons are available without a subscription each month, too.

We are so excited to share all of these new products with you and see how you use them on your projects! Make sure you set your alarm and mark your calendar for Friday, July 10th at 8:00 am Pacific! We hope to see you there!

Using Your Embellishments in New Ways with Kristina Proffitt

Design team member Kristina Proffitt is a self-proclaimed “simple scrapper,” yet she is always looking for ways to mix up the way that she uses her embellishments. Today she’s here to share a few different ideas for adding our new Chipboard Star Stickers to your project, and we know you’ll love the easy ideas that she’s come up with! Let’s take a look.

Hi friends! It’s Kristina here and today I wanted to share with you one of the ways that I love to use any and all kinds of chipboard stickers. Chipboard stickers are some of my most favorite embellishments (maybe you can relate!) and so I was really excited to see the super cute Chipboard Star Stickers in our June release! I love versatile embellishments and while I’ve never been a “reinvent the wheel” or “do the most creative thing with embellishments” I do love utilizing embellishments in new, simple ways that can create different functions and looks on a layout. 

Supplies | June 2020 KitSummer StickersChipboard Star Stickers, Summer Wood Veneers, Summer Fun 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

For this layout, I did three different things with the Chipboard Star Stickers and I wanted to show you just how easy it is to take a simple embellishment and create a new function or look to it even if you’re like me and a pretty simple scrapbooker. 

I created this layout on an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock. After I decided which photos I wanted to use (and printed them out on a single 4″ x 6″ photo sheet using a digital photo template) I selected the wave patterned paper from the Summer Fun Paper Stack. It was perfect for these photos of a super fun water gun fight! I simply adhered the patterned paper onto the cardstock and then adhered my photo on top of that patterned paper, making sure not to adhere ALL of the photo because I wanted to slip a simple 3″ x 4″ journaling tag behind the photo.

01 | The first thing I did with the Chipboard Star Stickers is layer them. I love the look of them alone, but stack them and you get a super cute and unique embellishment! There are so many different colors and patterns on the sheet that the ideas and looks that you can come up with are really endless. I love the striped yellow Chipboard Star Sticker with the orchid star layered on top. So easy and fun, right? Layer your embellishments! 

02 | The second thing that I did with the Chipboard Star Stickers was adding the Summer Stickers to the top of them. How fun do they look with the simple Summer Sticker label on top? So fun, right?! You can do more than just layer the same embellishment on top of one another – you can layer OTHER embellishments like flat stickers on top of your chipboard embellishments, too. I told you this was simple, but cute! 

03 | The last way that I used the Chipboard Star Stickers was to create a pull for the journaling tag that I tucked behind my photo. I used the small blue Chipboard Star Sticker and stapled it with my tiny attacher to create a pull tab for the card. It’s sturdy enough to grab to pull the tag out, and I love the look and repetition it gives the layout!

After making sure the tag could fit perfectly behind the photo and I attached the chipboard star pull, I wrote my journaling on the tag, slipped it behind the photo and then used my tiny attacher to secure the sides of the photograph. 

To finish my layout, I took more June embellishments and June 2020 Kit die cuts and placed them around the stars at the top. I also adhered the orchid heart tab underneath the patterned paper at the top of the page and stapled the cute “soak up the sun” die cut at the bottom of the photo. 

I love how simple this layout is, but yet how fun and summery it is, too! Finding new ways to incorporate and use your embellishments doesn’t have to be hard and you don’t have to reinvent the wheel or spend hours trying to do something new – you can make a simple, yet cool impact by layering embellishments and using them in creative, uncomplicated ways. That’s the kind of memory keeping that I love: it fits my busy Mama lifestyle, but still is fun and turns out super cute! 

I hope you pull out some of your own embellishments today and see how you can utilize them in a different way that is simple, but allows a bit of creative freedom to come up with new ways to display them on your projects. It may not be AS fun as a crazy water gun fight in the driveway, but it’s close!

Show us how you’re adding your Chipboard Star Stickers to your projects! Share in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Adventures Recorded in a Traveler’s Notebook with Marsha Farris

Summer is officially here, and with outdoor adventures in full swing, your creative time may be lacking. Maybe it’s time to try a smaller format for your memory keeping? Today, design team member Marsha Farris is with us to share her latest, summery TN spread, that we know will inspire you!

Hey, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Marsha, and I’m sharing a traveler’s notebook layout using the June 2020 Kit and add-ons. I love creating in a traveler’s notebooks, and Elle’s Studio products are perfect to use in this format! For my layout today, I was inspired by the awesome Puffy Alphabet Banners and one of the June Cut Files to create a fun summer layout featuring a large title banner!

Supplies | June 2020 KitJune 2020 Cut Files, June Labels, Summer StickersChipboard Star Stickers, Puffy Alphabet Banners, Summer Wood Veneers, Vacation Wood VeneersSummer Fun 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackSummer Fun Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Polka Dot, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Outline

To begin my layout, I resized each banner piece from the June 2020 Cut Files to 1.25″ x 2″ and cut them out using white cardstock. I also chose to only cut out the banner shapes without the letters, so that I could add my own stamped title. Using alternating colors of orange, yellow, pink, and purple, I stamped the letters of the word “adventure” using the polka dot Large Jane Alphabet Stamp.  I liked how this repeated the dot pattern from the striped paper in the Summer Fun Paper Stack that I planned to use on the spread. Next, I stamped the outline of each letter with the outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamp using black ink. I love the way the banner title turned out using the stamps! I adhered the banner pieces onto a striped patterned paper from the Summer Fun Paper Stack, adding them in three rows down the page.  

To complete this side of the spread, I added a star from the Chipboard Star Stickers along with a label from the June 2020 Kit, a phrase sticker from the Summer Stickers, and a wood veneer piece from the Vacation Wood Veneers.  I also stamped some stars from the Summer Fun Stamp using light gray and black ink. 

For the other side of the layout, I used a white cardstock background and a column of the same striped paper to the inside edge of the page, helping to make the pages feel more cohesive. I added my photo to one of the journaling tags from the June 2020 Kit and embellished using labels from the Summer Stickers, a tab from the June 2020 Kit, and phrase and star stickers from the Chipboard Star Stickers. I also added the sun wood veneer from the Summer Wood Veneers.

I added handwritten journaling onto a June Label, and I layered another one of the star stickers from the Chipboard Star Stickers and a label from the Summer Stickers. I used the Puffy Alphabet Banners to add the word “fun” onto the star sticker, along with wood veneer sunglasses from the Summer Wood Veneers. To complete the page, I stamped more stars from the Summer Fun Stamp.  

I love the way my traveler’s notebook layout turned out using the June 2020 Cut Files, paired with the amazing June 2020 kit and add-ons! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I can’t wait to see how you use this month’s products in your traveler’s notebook!

Show us what you’re creating using our June 2020 kit and add-ons! Post your projects to Instagram and use the hashtag #EllesStudio, or share in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group with crafty fans of our brand! We can’t wait to see what you’re creating!

Documenting Simple Summertime Moments with Jess Forster

Don’t underestimate the everyday moments in your life! Today, design team member Jess Forster is sharing how she has recorded a simple, summer activity using our June 2020 kit and add-ons, which we know she will look back on and be thankful that she documented it! Jess is showing us that the little details of life are just as important as the bigger moments, and can be recorded in a beautiful way. Let’s take a look!

Hands up if you are excited for summer? I know I am, for sure! Although our family plans have been slightly altered thanks to the worldwide pandemic, I am trying to enjoy and celebrate the smaller summer moments with my family in the hot weather. Below is one example of how I am documenting “the everyday” this season. 

Supplies | June 2020 Kit, April 2020 Kit June LabelsChipboard Star Stickers, Yellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers

In this 9″ x 12″ pocket page layout, I recorded the story of my son’s recent favourite afternoon past time: blowing bubbles! Although some days feel the same, he has enjoyed spending time in our driveway, blowing and chasing these floating round spheres this month. After taking too many photos during one of our afternoon outdoor sessions, I selected my favourite pictures that I took on my iPhone. My only criteria for the photos that were included on my layout, was that they had to show lots of bubbles! Ha! Yes, I really wanted to emphasize the activity we were enjoying.

Using the blue and purple hues from the bubbles in my photos, I chose a matching 4″ x 6″ blue star tag and the various purple 3″ x 4″ colours from the June 2020 Kit. Specifically, I placed them in a checkerboard pattern to add visual interest. Seriously, I have never met a checkerboard design pattern I didn’t like! 

From there, I added some “lumps & bumps,” or texture, to the page by incorporating the amazing Chipboard Star Stickers and some of the June Labels. Again, I kept my colour scheme consistent, using navy and purple stars and placing them in a visual triangle on my journaling cards. I also incorporated little bits of yellow using the Yellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers, spelling out my son’s initials. 

Simple and chic, focusing on smaller moments through bold photos and strong embellishments can be one way to document the smaller everyday experiences this season! Thanks for reading and I hope you and your family have a wonderful summer filled with fun moments—big and small!

Show us how you’re recording your summer memories! Post your projects on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, where ES fans chat and inspire each other!

Sketch Day with Stacie Watson!

Hey, hey scrappy friends! It’s Stacie here with you today and it’s sketch day! I love using sketches to help get your creative juices flowing. There’s just something about looking at a sketch and being able to see the end result. Of course sketches always leave a lot of room for interpretation—another great reason to use them. Here is today’s sketch:

You can use a sketch exactly like it is, or you can change it up. With sketches you are able to increase or decrease the size of your project, you can flip or rotate the sketch to fit your needs, and you can keep all of the “parts” in the same places or move them around. Here’s my take on this sketch:

Supplies | June 2020 Kit, Ice Cream Stickers, Puffy Alphabet Banners, Summer Fun 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

When I looked at this sketch, I knew that I wanted to create a smaller, 8.5″ x 11″ layout. I also knew that I wanted to keep the background patterned paper at the top, but I decided instead of keeping exactly with the sketch and adding one large band and two smaller ones under that I wanted to add one of the small ones at the top. I started by cutting the sun piece off the striped pattern paper from the Summer Fun Paper Stack and adhered it to the top of the page. Then, I added the biggest piece of patterned paper with the colorful striped paper from the paper stack. To finish off the top of the layout, I cut a thin piece of the heart paper from the same Summer of Fun paper stack to add to the bottom of this mix of patterns.

Keeping with the sketch, I adhered my two photos on top of the patterned papers. Following that, using the Puffy Alphabet Banners, I added my title to the middle of the layout. For my journaling, I decided to move the journaling tag from the right of the photos and added it on top of them. I used the documented journaling tag from the June 2020 Kit and printed my journaling out on it. 

Keeping with the sketch, I added my embellishments in the same place they were located on the sketch. To finish off the layout and because the layout was about ice cream, I had to add some of the Ice Cream Stickers. I love how this layout came together so quickly by using the sketch as a jumping off point!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see how I used this sketch to create my layout. I encourage you to use your Elle’s Studio kit and add-ons and give this sketch a try. Make the sketch work for you! 

Want more sketches to help you create this summer!? We have you covered with our latest sketch class, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 5!

Be sure to add the class to your cart today while it is still available with an exclusive 6″ x 8″ stamp that will help you add to your projects with titles, journaling, embellishments and more!