August Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

Didn’t you just love the inspiration our design team had to share with you last week? From summer moments to back-to-school mornings, each team member documented some precious memories with our August kit and add-ons! Today, we have the second round of projects to show you, and we know that you will love the versatility of their subjects and projects! Let’s take a look!

June pocket page spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | August 2019 KitBe Yourself Phrase StickersNotebook Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Back to School Puffy Stickers, Large Months of the Year Wood Veneers, Days of the Week Wood Veneers, Acrylic Sunglasses

Cannonball by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | August 2019 KitBe Yourself Phrase StickersBack to School Puffy Stickers, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Makes Me Smile Cork CirclesMagical Memories Wood Veneer ConfettiTitle Builder Vol. 3 Wood Veneers, Acrylic SunglassesTitle Builder Vol. 3 Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Back to School cards by Wendy Antenucci – supplies used | August 2019 KitBack to School Puffy StickersMake Me Smile Cork Circles, Acrylic Sunglasses, Back to School Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Smile by Ashley Laura – supplies used | August 2019 KitBe Yourself Phrase Stickers, Back to School Puffy StickersMakes Me Smile Cork CirclesAcrylic Sunglasses

Week 25 pocket page spread by Steph Grimes – supplies used | August 2019 KitBe Yourself Phrase Stickers, Notebook Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixMakes Me Smile Cork Circles

School’s Out by Mary-Ann Maldonado – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, August 2019 Digital Cut Files, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers — RedBack to School Puffy StickersNotebook Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack

June 2019 pocket page spread by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | August 2019 KitBack to School Puffy Stickers, 4th of July Puffy Stickers, Makes Me Smile Cork Circles, Large Months of the Year Wood VeneersMini Dated Stamp

Back to School by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | August 2019 KitBe Yourself Phrase Stickers, Back to School Puffy Stickers, Make Me Smile Cork Circles, TGIF Wood VeneersMagical Memories 6 x 6 Paper StackBack to School Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

We can’t wait to see what YOU create with our August kit and extras! Post your creation to Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or to our Elle’s Studio Facebook group, where ES fans just like you inspire each other!

Documenting School Days with Amanda-jayne Baldwin

Even if you may not have back-to-school photos to document this month, there is still a lot to learn in life, and a lot to document with our August kit and extras, which have a school-themed, start of autumn feel! Let’s take a look at how design team member Amanda-jayne scrapped some gorgeous photos that were not from the first day walk to school!

Hi, friends! Welcome back to the Elle’s Studio blog! It’s Amanda here, and today I am sharing some more inspiration with the fabulous August 2019 Kit and new release items! There are SO many awesome new elements and add-ons to this month’s kit, and I challenged myself to incorporate most of them into my layout! Here’s what I created with them:

Supplies | August 2019 Kit, Makes Me Smile Cork Circles, Back to School Puffy Stickers, Notebook Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 3 Acrylic, Back to School Stamp, Sunshine 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Whoa! What a fun school-themed page! It may not be back-to-school time in Australia where I live, but this theme in the August Kit works perfectly for any school occasion. It is really versatile, and ideal for my sweet boy’s photos. 

I started my layout with the Noteworthy repeat print 12″ paper and 1 1/2″ strips of the blue pattern in the Sunshine 6 x 6 Paper Stack. I butted these two strips together on the left hand side to create a feature point and anchor for my design. 

Next, I stamped up a mix of blue and teal stars with the Back to School Stamp. I used both types of stars, and positioned them to the right of the Sunshine paper strips. As I had planned to only use the left hand side of my page, I was to careful to avoid stamping further than the center of the page. I love the pop of color the stars add to the background! 

Design tip: The use of tiny stamped icons, and or shapes, is a great alternative to enamel dots or sequins, especially for masculine pages.

The next step in creating my layout was to form the photo clusters and layers. For this, I used a mix of 3″ x 4″ journaling tags and die cuts from the August Kit, 3″ x 4″ cuts from the Sunshine 6 x 6 Paper Stack papers, and the Back to School Puffy Stickers. The pencils and book stack embellishments were fussy-cut from the tags included in the August Kit. At the base of the photo layers, I added a torn sheet of tissue wrap, followed by some foam tape. This added both texture and dimension to the clusters.  

To unify the two photo clusters, I used one of the Makes Me Smile Cork Circles as focal embellishment between them. This draws attention to both photos, and in turn, connects the images. 

You’ll also spy the Notebook Puffy Alphabet Stickers travelling down the left side of both clusters too. The use of the “A, B, C” and “1, 2, 3” stickers is not only a fun way to incorporate more of the school theme, but it also an orderly pattern that subtly encourages further connection between both photos. 

For a finished look, I stamped the “#1” from the Back to School Stamp and followed it with the “#BEST” word from the Title Builder Vol. 3 Acrylic

And there you have it: a really effective layout from such a relatively simple design! I hope I have inspired you to get creating with the fabulous August Kit and extras today!

Back to School Traveler’s Notebook with Wendy Antenucci

Maybe you have a child who is ready to go back to school, or like our design team member Wendy Antenucci, you’re headed back to school yourself! Whatever the case, our August kit and add-ons are here to help you record the best parts of the school year, and as Wendy shows us today, it can take a smaller format than you may have used before. Let’s see what she created!

Hello everyone! It’s Wendy here today with a traveler’s notebook spread in my back-to-school notebook. I used to teach before having kids, but I have been home for 17 years homeschooling. I never had a reason for back to school items—until now!

Supplies | August 2019 Kit, August LabelsBe Yourself Phrase Stickers, Back to School Puffy Stickers, TGIF Wood Veneers, Highlights From Today Stamp, Back to School Stamp

My students arrive Monday and I’ve got so much to do, but I want to tell my story. I grabbed white cardstock which I cut down to 8.25″ x 4.375” and I began to create. I started with the colorful August Labels on my two pages to tie them both together as one seamless spread.

I decided I wanted to add in a grid from the Highlights From Today Stamp, as I am a math teacher and it added to my theme. Again, I used the stamp on both sides to tie everything together.

The 3″ x 4″ book stack tag from the August 2019 Kit was the perfect addition to my left side, as well as a few stars—stamped using the Back to School Stamp and die cuts from the August Kit—added the perfect touch.  Did you notice that the “Back to School” puffy sticker from the Back to School Puffy Stickers fit right onto the label?!  How cool!

A few more Back to School Puffy Stickers made their way onto the right side of the page to balance things out along with the labels.

Finally, it was time to add the finishing touches with wood veneer.  I usually wait until last to add these pieces as they can easily be layered over top of stamps and die cuts.

I left some empty room on my TN page so that I can add in my thoughts and feelings of starting my career again after so many years.  I loved using the Be Yourself Phrase Stickers to add some of my thoughts onto the labels to add to what I will write someday soon.

What is something that you’d really like to document, but maybe you don’t have the time for a full-blown layout? Grab some cardstock, make yourself a traveler’s notebook, and have fun both telling your story and getting creative—it always makes me feel better!

Show us how you’re documenting the return of school days with our latest products! Post on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook group!

Back To School with Title Builder Vol. 3 and Mary-Ann Maldonado

If you have kiddos who are headed back to school, you’ll soon have first day photos that need to be documented, and today Mary-Ann Maldonado is showing us how perfectly our new Title Builder Vol. 3 Stamp can pair with our August add-ons to create the perfect layout! Let’s take a look at what she’s sharing with us today!

Have you seen the Title Builder Vol. 3 Stamp, acrylics and wood veneers? They are pretty amazing! I combined this new stamp with the Back to School Stamp, and the Large Jane Alphabet stamps and dies to create the perfect title for my page.

Supplies |  Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Back to School Puffy Stickers, Back to School Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 3 Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Stars, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Stripes, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

My title makes up pretty much my entire layout.  Combining different mediums to create exactly the perfect title for my photos was super easy.  I spaced out my title using a ruler across my layout, which helped determine the spacing was even going down my page. I used rainbow inks and the Large Jane Alphabet Star Stamp for the word “HELLO” and foam adhesive for added dimension.

I followed the Large Jane Alphas with stamps from the Back to School Stamp, using the pencil from the Back to School Puffy Stickers to underline my stamping.  Adding an apple or two brings more attention to the back to school theme.  

I actually feel that I have two titles on my page. They blend together, but the bottom sentiment is more about my boys personality and the top about returning to school.  Instead of leaving a lot of white space around my title, I used the small star stamps from the Back to School Stamp randomly over my layout.

The title possibilities are endless with the Title Builder products, and the creative possibilities double when combined with the Large Jane Alphabet Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Pocket Page Style: Dressing Up Your Pockets with Stamps with Jess Forster

Every month, we release stamps with our monthly kit and add-ons to help you embellish your projects, tell your story and get creative! This month, our Highlights From Today Stamp is the perfect product to help you get extra words on your projects, or even create your own custom products for a special holiday, as Jess Forster is sharing with us today! Let’s take a look!

Okay, okay. I must admit something. When it comes to stamping I am a little intimidated. Hands up if you can relate? Yes, it’s true I have tried to avoid stamping like the plague, but ever so often I get the urge to move outside my creative comfort zone and try something new. Enter in the “Highlights From” stamp from the Elle’s July release. And Ta-Da! A pocket page with unique journaling cards made made from stamps. No new techniques here, folks. This blog post will not solve world hunger or establish world peace; but it did make me happy and help me finish my layout. Have a look below!

Supplies | August 2019 Kit, Highlights From Today Stamp

In this 9″ x 12″ pocket page layout, I documented the trip to the farm from Canada Day 2016. Fun fact: there are not a lot of Canada Day themed products out there so, the Highlights From Today Stamp include a lot of simple prompts to recount the details from day which included the trip to visit baby calves. As you can see from above I stamped the label icon to add the date and time to the 3″ x 4″ photos. 

I also used the checked lines to create a border at the top and bottom of two of the 3″ x 4″ journaling cards; while I used the heart icon to create a 3″ x 4″ filler card. By simply stamping the heart in various ink colors around the white journaling card, I was able to tie in the colours from the photo. I always love incorporating hearts in my layouts, and with this stamp I will never run out of my favourite heart die cut. In order to get over my fear of “messing up,” I did a few practice stamps on a scrap pieces of paper to ensure that I got a clear inked image. I’ve also hear that using a gum eraser on a new stamp will also help to get a clearer image.

Full disclosure, there are no new techniques in the layout. In fact, for those who consider themselves “experts” at stamping in your pockets, you may say, “What’s the big deal, Jess? I do this all the time!” To that I say, “You’re awesome! Teach me all your ways!” For those who are on the fence of trying to dress up your pockets, I encourage you to give stamping a try! It can be fun way to make unique journaling cards and a new crafty technique to add to your pocket page repertoire! The Highlights From Today Stamp includes some classic icons as well as sayings which can be a great set to start your stamping collection. Happy stamping and thanks for reading!

Show us how you’re using the Highlights From Today Stamp in your projects on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook group! We’d love to be inspired by YOUR ideas!

Pop-Up Teacher Cards with Nathalie Leonelli

While all of the other kids may gift a store-bought treat to their teacher, help yours stand out with a handmade card! Your kiddo will get a A+ for presenting their teacher with the cards that Nathalie Leonelli has to share with us today, using colorful new products from our August Kit and add-ons. Let’s take a look!

It’s while I was looking at my new Back to School Puffy Stickers and the new Back to School Stamp that I had the idea to create slide pop-up cards to combine them. It allowed me to use lots of both on each card!

Supplies | August 2019 Kit, Back to School Puffy Stickers, Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Back to School Stamp

Since I had never made them before, I found a tutorial on Jennifer McGuire’s You Tube channel and adapted it to my liking and to the size of Elle’s Studio tags. I used two of them from the August 2019 Kit for each and added patterned papers from the Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack, plus basic black and white cardstock from my stash. I used an apple puffy sticker as the pull tab for both cards. Let’s take a closer look at the first one:

I covered the text on the tag with a black circle so that the “#1 Teacher” sentiment from the Back to School Puffy Stickers would pop, and for a fun touch I actually used white chalk to make it “dirty,” as a reference to the old blackboards! When you pop it up by pulling the tab on top, it reveals the sentiment stamped on another tag from the kit.

For this first one, I adhered everything on top of a folded card so that it can be opened to write a note inside. The second one is a bit different:

I stamped the sentiment on a notebook grid tag from the August 2019 Kit which I trimmed and placed on top of the pencil tag, which was originally 4″ x 6″, cut to 3″ x 4″. The insert is wider so it leaves a large space for a note that you can read when you pull it and, it reveals a gift card on the inside:

I love how these turned out! They are colorful thanks to the tags from the kit, they have dimension thanks to the Back to School Puffy Stickers and they have great sentiments thanks to the Back to School Stamp. The interactive part makes them fun and unique!

Have you made interactive cards with your Elle’s Studio kit before? Be sure to share them with us using the hashtag #ellesstudio on Instagram!

August Reveal Design Team Inspiration

We are so excited about our newest products included in the August 2019 Kit and add-ons that released today! Whether you’ve already completed your cart and look forward to creating, or you need to see how the products are used before you check out, our design team has you covered with these amazing projects below! Let’s take a look!

Happy by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Shine Die Cuts, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Make Me Smile Cork Circles, Title Builder Vol. 3 Acrylic, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Highlights From Today Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 3 Stamp

TGIF traveler’s notebook spread by Patricia Roebuck – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, August 2019 Digital Cut Files, Shine Die Cuts, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Make Me Smile Cork Circles, Days of the Week Wood Veneers, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Everyday Goodness Epoxy Stickers, Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Highlights From Today Stamp

The Good Life by Melissa Mann – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Notebook Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Acrylic Sunglasses, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Magical Memories 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Title Builder Vol. 3 Stamp, Highlights From Today Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Back to School pocket page spread by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, TGIF Wood Veneers, Back to School Puffy Stickers, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Lime Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Highlights From Today Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp

Good Times by Mary-Ann Maldonado – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Back to School Puffy Stickers, Make Me Smile Cork Circles, Acrylic Sunglasses, Highlights From Today Stamp, Back to School Stamp

August 2018 traveler’s notebook spread by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Make Me Smile Cork Circles, Fuchsia Puffy Alphabet StickersTeal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Light Purple Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Highlights From Today Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp

Zones Team by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, August 2019 Digital Cut Files, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers — Summer Mix, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Lime Green Puffy Alphabet StickersMake Me Smile Cork CirclesAcrylic Sunglasses, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – StripesLarge Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Mini Dated Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

May Thursday 3 pocket page spread by Sabrina Poole – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Make Me Smile Cork Circles, Days of the Week Wood Veneers, Highlights From Today Stamp, Back to School Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp

March 2019 pocket page spread by Wendy Antenucci – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Back to School Puffy Stickers, Make Me Smile Cork Circles, TGIF Wood Veneers, Title Builder Vol. 3 Wood Veneers, Large Months of the Year Wood Veneers

Shine by Daniela – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Shine Die Cuts, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Back to School Puffy Stickers, Make Me Smile Cork Circles, Acrylic Sunglasses, Magical Memories Acetate Die CutsMagical Memories 6 x 6 Paper StackHighlights From Today StampNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

TGIF by Ashley Laura – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Back to School Puffy Stickers, Make Me Smile Cork Circles, TGIF Wood Veneers, Days of the Week Wood Veneers, Highlights From Today Stamp

Goals by Tracey Fox – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Back to School Puffy Stickers, Notebook Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Make Me Smile Cork Circles, Back to School Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 3 Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Read pocket page spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Notebook Puffy Alphabet Stickers

Best Summer by Candace Perkins – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Days of the Week Wood Veneers, Title Builder Vol. 3 Acrylic, Highlights From Today Stamp

You Make Summer Fun by Steph Grimes – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 3 Wood Veneers, Highlights From Today Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 3 Stamp

Back to School Pictures by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Back to School Puffy Stickers, TGIF Wood Veneers, Magical Memories Wood Veneer Confetti, Small Months of the Year Wood Veneers, Title Builder Vol. 3 Wood Veneers, Notebook Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Back to School Stamp, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Best Friends by Kristina Proffitt – supplies used | August 2019 Kit, Be Yourself Phrase Stickers, Back to School Puffy Stickers, Make Me Smile Cork Circles, Title Builder Vol. 3 Acrylic, Back to School Stamp

Be sure to grab our new August 2019 kit and add-ons while supplies last, and pin your favorite projects to inspire you to create when your box arrives!

Our August kit + add-ons have arrived!

Our August 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 August kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 25 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 each month on the 10th at 8:00 am PST, and as a special bonus to celebrate launch day, kits will be on sale for $9.99 for today only, regular price after that will be $11.99. Or, you can lock in our $9.99 price and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping each month, on products added to your order with a subscription! If you haven’t started a subscription yet, you’ll want to read below for details!

Check out all 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 August are: stamps (Highlight from Today and Back to School), wood veneer (TGIF, Days of the Week, and AUG), Makes Me Smile cork circles, acrylic sunglasses, Be Yourself phrase stickers, puffy stickers (Notebook alphabet and Back to School), Notebook journaling tags, August labels, and On This Day in August journaling tags.

We also have coordinating printables, August 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!

Surprise! All of our classes are 50% off now until August 15th and no coupon code is needed!

Subscribers, you can start bundling now! Not a subscriber? Don’t wait any longer to sign up – Today is the perfect day to sign up and save on shipping! With a subscription, you will be guaranteed a kit each month, lock in our launch day special price of $9.99 + shipping, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month during our 24-hour bundling period (starting on the 10th at 8:00 am PST and ending on the 11th at 8:00 am PST). Along with more time to shop, our subscribers will also have access to special discounts on select items during the 24-hour bundling period! These discounted items can be found in our SALE section during bundling, and you must be logged into your kit subscriber account to see them. Our subscriptions are risk free and can be cancelled at any time, too! Quick note: Our kits and add-ons are available without a subscription each month, too.

Please note: When starting a new subscription on the 10th, please allow up to 2 hours (during daytime hours from 8:00 am PST to 4:00 pm PST) for us to switch your account to a subscriber account. You will receive an email with directions on how to access the discounted items and bundle products with your kit subscription.

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 Sunday, August 11th at 8:00 am PST! 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! You’ll want to click on the magnifying glass for a large view of the projects our team has created with all these new items. 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!

Filling in Your Album Gaps with Meghann Andrew

Hello friends! It’s Meghann Andrew, and I’m excited to be here with you today—the day before our exciting August release! I feel such a sense of accomplishment when I use up a monthly kit before the next reveal. One of my biggest goals this year is to fill in the gaps in my 2016 and 2017 monthly pocket page albums—mostly single 12″ x 12″ pages that I never seemed to get around to creating. I decided to see what spaces I could fill in my 2016 album using the July 2019 Kit and add-ons, and I was so excited to find that this kit contents coordinated perfectly with an older pocket page that I created! Here is the full spread:

It’s difficult to figure out which side of this double-page spread uses new product and which uses old, right? The left shows July 2019 product, and on the right, our retired Live Laugh Love collection. This is what I love the most about Elle’s Studio product: the monthly kit color schemes change over time and new colors are introduced, but the main colors remain consistent, allowing you to mix and match between months of product to create beautiful projects! Let’s take a look at the new half of the spread:

Supplies | July 2019 Kit, July 2019 Digital Cut FileShine Die CutsPuffy Star Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, 4th of July Puffy Stickers, Typewriter Keys Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Sunshine 6 x 6 Paper StackYou Are My Sunshine Stamp

I started by pulling all of the yellow out of the kit contents to arrange on my layout, which included the striped yellow 3″ x 4″ tag, and the polka dot 4″ x 6″ tag. I combined these with a July 2019 Digital Cut File star that I filled in using the yellow pattern from the Sunshine 6 x 6 Paper Stack. These three large yellow sections made up a perfect visual triangle. The other color that was predominant on my older page was red, and I grabbed the “awesome” starred 3″ x 4″ tag to provide that pop of red on this page. I quickly realized that I could not fit the photo below the “awesome” word, so I covered the card with a tag from the Shine Die Cuts before adding my black and white photo.

Other elements stood out from my older page that I wanted to match on the left side, including the use of bold fonts found in the “memories” puffy stickers, “dad” acrylic and the “life is full of beauty” 3″ x 4″ tag. I decided that the “good times” and “yes” script Shine Die Cuts would be perfect to add to filler pockets on the opposite side. I also used the Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers to add the month to my “to-do” tag.

To embellish my page to coordinate with the right side of the spread, I pulled out both puffy hearts from the 4th of July Puffy Stickers , as well as Shine Die Cut hearts, and Puffy Star Stickers.

I am just thrilled at how this spread turned out: so perfectly coordinated, appearing as though both sides were made at the same time. That’s one missing page completed in my album, and I know I’ll be pulling out the leftover pieces from my monthly kits to see where I can fill the rest! I encourage you to do the same, and get the satisfaction of not only finishing an album, but finishing an Elle’s Studio kit! Happy creating!

Design Team Sneak Peeks

Our August kit and add-ons reveal is almost here and we are excited to be able to share these amazing and beautiful sneak peeks of projects our design team made using all the new products that will be available soon! Our August reveal is going to be full of exclusive products that we’ve designed to coordinate with our August kit and this month our kit + add-ons will have you ready to document all your special memories and stories!

Get ready to pick up our August kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Saturday, August 10th, at 8:00 am PST. After the 10th, our kits go back to their regular price of $11.99. Or, you can lock in the $9.99 price anytime by starting a subscription! And subscribers, don’t forget! You’ll be able to bundle anything from our shop (including the new add-ons) with your monthly kit for FREE (USA subscribers) or reduced (International) shipping!

Not a kit subscriber? Now is the perfect time to sign up! We have a handful of spots left were you can start with our July kit now! Or, wait until August 10th to sign up and start with our August kit! With our risk free monthly kit subscription, you will be guaranteed a kit each month, lock in our launch day special price of $9.99 + shipping, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month during our 24-hour bundling period (starting on the 10th at 8:00 am PST and ending on the 11th at 8:00 am PST).

Along with more time to shop, our subscribers will also have access to special discounts on NEW and previously released items during the 24-hour bundling period! Above is a preview of our August discounts and savings that will be available for our subscribers starting on August 10th! These discounted items can be found in our SALE section during bundling, and you must be logged into your kit subscriber account to see them. Quick note: Our kits and add-ons are available without a subscription each month, too.

We will also be putting all of our classes on sale for 50% off starting on August 10th – 15th!

Make sure you set your alarm and mark your calendar for Saturday, August 10th at 8:00 am PST! We hope to see you there!