Parker Alphabet + Number Action with Jennie McGarvey

Hey there, friends, and welcome to day three of Stamp Week here on the Elle’s Studio blog! Yesterday, Katarina Prevendarova shared inspiration using our largest alphabet, Jane, and today, we’re shifting to our newest alphabet, Parker! Jennie McGarvey is here to show us how she made it POP on a new traveler’s notebook spread! Let’s take a look!

Hello! It’s Jennie McGarvey here with you to talk about one of my favorite things: alphabet stamps! Elle’s Studio has my favorite alphabet stamps—they are always well-loved in my crafty space! I use them in my memory planner, planner, and in my other projects. If you saw my blog post last month, you know that I like to challenge myself. I choose things I’m not 100% sure how I will use or are not something I am completely comfortable doing. That is what I’m doing for this project with the Parker Alphabet Stamp. Typically, I’m more comfortable using alphabet stamps in my planner or memory planner. So, this month, I decided to try it on a traveler’s notebook layout. Then, I took it a step further by heat embossing both the title and the “18” numbers.

SUPPLIES: Smile Cardstock Die Cuts, Celebrate 6 x 8.5 inch Paper Stack, Parker Alphabet Stamp, Parker Number Stamp, Parker Alphabet Metal Die, Parker Number Metal Die

You can see that I used both the Parker Alphabet Stamp AND the Parker Number Stamp—I couldn’t help it! And, I’m still on a birthday kick! I guess once you start it’s hard to stop. I loved all of the birthday-themed products released in March, so I got used to creating birthday projects. In all seriousness though, I had an 18th birthday celebrated in April, so using the Parker Alphabet and Parker Number Stamp was perfect.

I knew that using a stamped “18” was going to be one of my embellishment clusters. However, I needed a little more than just the stamps to make them stand out. A simple circle punched from the Celebrate Paper Stack patterned paper, using the same striped paper on the left-hand side of the spread, did the trick. I could have added more, but I kept it simple instead.

Obviously, we’re here to talk about alphabet stamps, but that is not the only thing I included in this birthday-themed layout. I had to layer a few die cuts, like the frame and camera from the Smile Cardstock Die Cuts to create the second focal point for this page. Now, for the third point in the visual triangle, I kept it very simple with only the smile die cut word. I wanted it to beautify but not compete.

We’d love to see how you’re using Elle’s Studio alphabet stamps in your projects, so share with us in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group so I can learn a tip or two from you for using alphabet stamps in my projects!

Large and Medium Jane Love with Katarina Prevendarova

Hello! We’re excited to be back for day two of Stamp Week. All week, our amazing design team is sharing fresh, new ideas and inspiration using our favorite stamps in the shop. Today, design team member Katarina Prevendarova is with us to share her love for our most popular alphabet stamp: JANE! Let’s see how she used a few variations of our Jane stamps to create a gorgeous page!

Hi friends! It’s Katarina back with you again, bringing a lot of stamping and die cutting goodness today!
This time, I played with some of my most favorite Elle’s Studio products: the Large and Medium Jane Alpha Stamps and Metal Dies

Supplies | April 2021 KitSmile Cardstock Die Cuts, Adventure Puffy Label Stickers, Acetate Heart Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Cool Tones, Smile Wood Veneers, Celebrate 6 x 8.5 inch Paper Stack, XOXO 6 x 8.5 inch Paper Stack, Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

I started by applying light blue watercolor to a white piece of cardstock, adding lots of splatters too. I was documenting a fun story of my son painting his hands and everything around him, so splatters matched this theme as they had been practically everywhere that day!

While my background was drying, I took my stamps and dies and started working on my long title. These products can be used in so many ways. I stamped some of my words with the outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamp on two journaling tags from the April Kit and a very neutral paper from the XOXO 6 x 8.5 inch Paper Stack. I also used these stamps with a white watercolor cardstock. I stamped them with black archival ink and used the Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die to cut them all out. I dipped the ones stamped on a watercolor paper into watercolor puddles to achieve an uneven colored, interesting look.

I popped all of the die cut letters up on foam squares to give them more dimension. I wanted the last part of my title to be less prominent and therefore I stamped it right on the background paper with the smaller outline Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp. Next I used the solid Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp and stamped the words again a little bit offset. I really love this effect!

I hand cut my photo in an oval shape, backed it with the pretty dark blue patterned paper from the Celebrate 6 x 8.5 inch Paper Stack and used it as letter “O” in the word “color.” 

I didn’t want to go too embellishment heavy, as I really wanted my title to stand out. Therefore, I only created very small clusters using the pretty April add-ons. I also placed some of the amazing new Acetate Heart Stickers over the letters. Isn’t the see through effect cool?

I really love how the Large and Medium Jane Alphabet Stamps helped me create a bold and interesting title that tells the story of my layout. These stamps together with the dies are simply a must have! I hope my project was inspiring for you in some way and that you grab your stamps and create something beautiful!

Wasn’t that one amazing layout?! Find more inspiration using the Jane alphabet stamps HERE and on these design team projects below:

Don’t miss out on our BIG stamp sale to take advantage of the special discounts on our Medium and Large Jane Alphabet Stamps, this week only!

Stamp Week: Kicking it Off With Title Builder and Nathalie Leonelli

We are so excited that it is the start of a new week here on the Elle’s Studio blog: Stamp Week! This week is all about how you can add stamping to your paper crafting products, and five of our design team members are joining us to highlight a few of our favorite stamps in the shop. With this exciting week of inspiration, we decided that a sale was in order, too!

If you’ve been eyeing a certain stamp in our shop, now is the time to purchase it! Save 20% off all stamps at Elle’s Studio with coupon code STAMPSALE this week only! This sale ends April 24th, 2021, or while supplies last!

Now, let’s start the inspiration today with Nathalie Leonelli and one of our favorite stamp collections in the shop, Title Builder!

Hello! It’s Nathalie here for the first day of Stamp Week—when we spend the entire week focusing on the amazing collection of Elle’s Studio stamps in the shop! Today, I am sharing a project showcasing the Title Builder sets along with the April 2021 Kit and add-ons.

Supplies | April 2021 KitApril LabelsSmile Cardstock Die Cuts, Springtime Stickers, Navy Acetate Alphabet, Coral Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Celebrate 6 x 8.5 inch Paper Stack, Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp

I am documenting our first visit to Yosemite National Park in a Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters notebook and I am really enjoying this new-to-me format. This spread follows the one I shared on reveal day and it started with the idea to pair my dusk photo with a lovely quote I had found.

All of the Title Builder stamps are great. You get lots of words in different fonts and sizes to mix and match. I was happy to find several words and accent stamps in Volumes 2 and 4 which worked perfectly for my quote. I paired them with the Navy Acetate Alphabet and Coral Puffy Alphabet Stickers

I colored the “Colors” word from the Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp with three pencils to replicate the ombré sky in the photo and it is one of my favorite things on this spread! 

I used the same two stamp sets, Title Builder Vol. 2 and Title Builder Vol. 4 to add accents on the opposite page. I “built” another sentence on an April Label and found the perfect sun stamp to go along with it.

I hope to have inspired you to play with your Title Builder sets on your next project. They allow you to be creative with words and offer tons of possibilities, especially when you mix them with other alphabets! How will you use them?

Have our Title Builder stamps in your stash?! Take them out this week to create a title with us! Share your projects on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group! And don’t miss more Title Builder projects here on our blog, like these:

Speaking of our Facebook Group, don’t miss this exciting event coming up on Wednesday, April 21st at 7:30pm EST!

April Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

Happy weekend, Elle’s Studio friends! We are so excited to share volume two of the design team gallery projects created using our April 2021 Kit and add-ons with you! These ten layouts, traveler’s notebook spreads and pocket pages show off all of our newest products in such a wonderful way, and we know they will inspire you to create with your new goodies—that may be sitting on your desk right now!

Lockdown Life Captured by Katarina Prevendarova – supplies used | April 2021 KitSmile Cardstock Die CutsSpringtime StickersAdventure Puffy Label StickersTeal Parker Acetate Alphabet StickersCelebrate 6 x 8.5 inch Paper Stack

Life Captured by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | April 2021 Kit, Adventure Printables, Smile Cardstock Die CutsAdventure Puffy Label StickersCork HeartsSmile Wood VeneersCelebrate 6 x 8.5 inch Paper StackLove This Smile Stamp

January 25-31 memory planner spread by Melissa Mann – supplies used | April 2021 KitApril 2021 Print and Cut LabelsAdventure PrintablesSpringtime Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – BlackJane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – PinkTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Cool TonesSmile Wood VeneersLove This Smile Stamp

February Pockets by Shannon Dombkowski – supplies used | April 2021 KitAdventure PrintablesSpringtime Stickers, Monthly Cardstock StickersSmile Wood VeneersLove This Smile Stamp

Let’s Go by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | April 2021 KitApril 2021 Cut FilesAdventure PrintablesCork HeartsSmile Wood VeneersLove This Smile Stamp, Monthly and Daily Tab Stamp

Let’s Go pocket page spread by Jennie McGarvey – supplies used | April 2021 KitSmile Cardstock Die CutsSpringtime StickersAcetate Heart Stickers, Adventure Puffy Label Stickers, Smile Wood Veneers

Brooklyn by Junell Kruzel – supplies used | April 2021 KitSmile Cardstock Die CutsSpringtime StickersAcetate Heart Stickers, Teal Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Adventure Puffy Label Stickers, Let’s Go Wood Veneer

Grow and Bloom traveler’s notebook spread by Wei Wei Wang – supplies used | April 2021 Kit, Adventure PrintablesSmile Cardstock Die CutsSpringtime Stickers, Adventure Puffy Label StickersAcetate Heart StickersLove This Smile Stamp, Smile Wood Veneers, Love This Smile Stamp

Fun Adventure pocket page spread by Michelle Flynn – supplies used | April 2021 Kit, Smile Cardstock Die CutsAdventure Puffy Label StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Cool TonesSmile Wood VeneersCelebrate 6 x 8.5 inch Paper StackLove This Smile Stamp

Let’s Go by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | April 2021 Kit, Dark Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Let’s Go Wood Veneer, Smile Wood Veneers, Love This Smile Stamp, Monthly and Daily Tab Stamp, My Heart Metal Die

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If your April 2021 Kit and extras are waiting for you to start creating, use one of the projects above to spark your newest project, then share it with us on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

Sketch Day with Michelle Flynn

Hi friends!  It’s Michelle here today sharing a layout using a new, fun Elles’s Studio sketch! I used the beautiful April 2021 Kit and add-ons to bring my layout to life with the help of this sketch. I was a 12″ x 12″ scrapbooker for 20 plus years of my crafting life before I started pocket page memory keeping. Traditional layout memory keeping has my heart, but I noticed without creating them regularly that the ideas didn’t flow as they had before. This sketch really helped inspire me to create a simple but sweet layout.  

Here is my layout inspired by my own interpretation of the sketch:

Supplies | April 2021 Kit, Smile Cardstock Die Cuts, Acetate Heart Stickers, Cork HeartsSmile Wood Veneers

I typically always have the photos I want to use for my layouts ready before I dive into the products and I had a few photos of a trip to California with my daughter that I really wanted to make a layout with. I wanted the highlight photo to be of her dipping her keds into the sandy beach in California for the first time and not her toes! The sketch showed a larger photo as the base area in the layout, but I decided after looking at the sketch that I really wanted to use a 3″ x 4″ photo instead. That’s the beauty of a sketch—to inspire your own creativity and interpretation of the design! You might have even interpreted the base as cardstock and not necessarily a photo, so again using your own creativity with the help of a perfectly laid out sketch design.

I was immediately drawn to title header and footer in the sketch and I pulled out the Smile Cardstock Die Cuts, choosing two beautiful die cuts, “photo love” and “captured”. Once I chose my title, I pulled out the monthly April 2021 Kit to select three tags and a few of the die cuts from the April Kit. I distressed the pocket tags and arranged them in a manner that would emphasize the photo.  

I then prepped my background cardstock with some tangerine watercolor splatter that I thought would flow nicely with the colors of the pocket tags that I had distressed. While that dried, I selected a few other embellishments. It was hard to choose just a few because this month’s add-ons are that beautiful! Those Cork Hearts seriously give me all the heart eyes! I also chose those adorable Acetate Heart Stickers and the “favorite” piece from the Smile Wood Veneer, which I positioned right in the upper middle of the photo, in the negative space. Lastly, I chose the Smile Wood Veneer frame to wrap up my embellishment selection.

Thanks so much for sharing your time with me today! As you can see, using a sketch is an amazing way to inspire your creativity whether you want to keep it simple, as I did here, or get more detailed! I really found that the sketch helped inspire me to create a sweet and simple layout without spending a lot of time overthinking a design or running into a creative block and a blank page.  These sketches are wonderful for any type of memory keeping whether it is a layout or a traveler’s notebook, and combine that with the amazing products from the April 2021 Kit and add-ons and your memories are beautifully documented!  I can’t wait to see what you create using the Elle’s studio sketch with all of the beautiful products in the shop!  Don’t forget to share your creativity using the #ellesstudio hashtag on Instagram and in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group! Until next time, happy creating my friends! 

Tackling the Dream Project with Meg Gundlach

Hi, friends! It’s Meg back today with something a little different for my pocket lovin’ heart. The April 2021 Kit and add-ons are pretty much everything I love in a scrapbook supply: colors, cameras, and travel. I decided to throw it way back to the first real adventure in my life, the year I studied abroad in Cairo, 2004-2005.  

Supplies | April 2021 KitApril 2021 Print and Cut Labels, Adventure Printables, Smile Cardstock Die Cuts, Adventure Puffy Label Stickers, Acetate Heart Stickers, Teal Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Celebrate 6 x 8.5 inch Paper Stack, Love This Smile Stamp, Parker Alphabet Stamp, Monthly and Daily Tab Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp

Though I’ve had thousands of pictures printed and neatly arranged in (several) pocket page albums for 15 years, I have never really focused on making these pages. Of my multiple excuses, the biggest is that it’s simply overwhelming. The names and dates and places involved are recorded across a variety of journals, planners, and notes—after all this time it is definitely a research project!

As the concept of memory planning evolved in recent years, I thought this would be a perfect project to finally get some of these moments recorded. Instead of having a full spread (or multiple spreads) for an event, I chose 1 or 2 pictures a day that feature me doing something and tackle a week at a time. This is a long-term project, but it’s so fun going back through and selecting photos. There have been several that didn’t make the cut for printing at the time but are now nostalgic favorites.  

I knew right away that I wanted to start with the Adventure Printables because it’s both simple and adorable to scale down digital tags to memory planner size. If you look closely, you will spot all 6 files from the Adventure Printables in this spread. The remaining spots were filled with a couple of tags cut down from the April Kit. Perfect for using up leftovers and scraps! 

Since I am only planning to have 1 or 2 photos per day, there will definitely be days that I did far more things. I’m utilizing the sidebar to list events and sites that may or may not be shown in photos. This is going to be an amazing resource when I finally sit down to make the ‘main’ album because I’ll have all this information organized and in chronological order. The fact that is also decorative and fun to create is a bonus.  

I am new to the memory planning game and I was delighted to realize that since Elle’s paper stacks are 8.5″ x 6″ inches, they fit exactly across the top of my 8.5″ x 11″ pages as little accent strips. I pulled teal in from the Celebrate Paper Stack to anchor the ‘Remember’ element, which was actually a scrap from a card in the April Kit. So love the many uses of this non-traditional paper stack size! 

Aside from the fact that I love absolutely everything about this release, another thing that inspired me to complete a memory planner page is that so many of the new products are gloriously flat. I am determined to keep this project in one album so I’d already been leaning heavily on stamps and labels, but the new Smile Cardstock Die Cuts, Acetate Heart Stickers, and Teal Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers are just perfect. Throw in a couple Adventure Puffy Label Stickers and the spread practically made itself. 

Alright folks, I know that I’m not the only one with a dream project I have been avoiding. Fess up—what are you looking for inspiration to tackle? Is there a project that you’ve totally reapproached in a different style? Is there a type of memory keeping you’ve been wanting to try out and just need an excuse? I’m here for all of it!

Share how you’re tackling your dream project using our products! Post in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Adventure and Magic Recorded with Guest Designer Diane Dziuban

We are thrilled to welcome our April guest designer, Diane Dziuban to the blog today! Take a second to check out Diane’s Instagram feed, and you’ll know why we HAD to ask her to guest! Diane’s pockets are filled with stories and beautiful details that always warrant a second look. We can’t wait to share the magical project that she’s created using our newest products. Without further ado, let’s take a look at what Diane is sharing with us today!

Hi everyone! It’s Diane here and I am beyond excited to be guest designing for Elle’s Studio for the month of April! It’s a dream come true to be sharing a project with you here on the blog!

The moment I saw the beautiful April 2021 Kit and add-ons I knew they would be perfect to help me document a weekend trip my husband and I took to Walt Disney World! The bright colors and sentiments were exactly what I have been waiting for to document this trip.

Supplies | April 2021 Kit, Vacation Details 4 x 6 inch Journaling Tags, Smile Cardstock Die CutsSpringtime Stickers, Adventure Puffy Label Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Cool Tones, Cerulean Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Dark Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Yellow Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Cork Hearts, Let’s Go Wood Veneer, Smile Wood Veneers, Good Times Tab Stamp

When I am documenting a shorter trip, I like to use kits because everything goes together perfectly, and it helps with decision making. This kit did not disappoint! It was like it was designed for my trip! To start my album off, I used the Let’s Go Wood Veneer to set the stage for my stories. It’s such a fun start to the album!  

Once I had decided on the format of the album, I got to work printing out photos.  I knew I wanted large photos (inside and outside of the page protectors) along with pocket pages. As an introduction to the album, I documented a few favorite memories from the trip. The 4″ x 6″ “Remember these special moments” tag was perfect, but it didn’t fit the width of the album. I decided to cut it into two 3″ x 4″ tags to make one long, vertical, journaling spot and I love it. I also did this with the new Vacation Details Journaling Tags. It was a perfect way to include more than just the 3″ x 4″ tags from the April 2021 Kit.

From there, I just had fun getting the memories documented. I was even able to add a QR code in a flip-up pocket to include a video I had put together of the trip!  So fun!

 Here are a couple of more photos of some of the layouts created with this amazing kit:

Thank you so much for having me this month!  I will see you soon with my second project!

Hi!  My name is Diane Dziuban and I live in beautiful south Texas, right between Austin and San Antonio.  I have been married to my amazing husband for 33 years and we have two awesome kids.  I work full time as an administrative assistant and look forward to my time in my craft space to relax and get some memories documented.  I love this hobby and how it has taught me to see the small details and the beauty in the every day.  Thank you so much for taking a look at my project! It’s been an honor to be a guest designer for Elle’s Studio!

Wasn’t that one amazing album? It gives us so many ideas for how to use our April 2021 Kit and add-ons! Be sure to leave Diane a comment here to let her know what you love about her project. Until Diane joins us again, find more of her beautiful projects on Instagram, where you’ll find her @snapshotsdocumented!

Puppy (and Die Cut) Love with Jennifer McMurtrey!

Hello friends!! It’s Jen today with a sweet layout featuring the new Smile Cardstock Die Cuts. This set is so cute with its photo frames, cameras, and sentiments that can be used on any type of project!

This Easter was the first time in over a year that we’ve been able to have family over. While we have seen each other briefly, this was our first family dinner since the start of the pandemic. I was certainly excited to see everyone, but I had no idea how happy Mildred was going to be during the visit. When our oldest daughter and her boyfriend arrived, Millie all but climbed into his lap showering him with kisses and hugs. It was so cute and you know I was taking pictures the entire time!

Supplies | Smile Cardstock Die Cuts, Teal Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Acetate Heart Stickers, Love This Smile Stamp, Monthly and Daily Tab Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp, Everyday Tabs Stamp

To create the background for this project, I used the smushing method to apply inks that match the die cut frames.

I chose to use three photos and cut them to fit behind the frames with the largest placed in the center of the page. On either side of the pictures, I added two more photo frames and used the Daily Tabs Stamp and Everyday Tabs Stamp to add sentiments inside each.

The new Acetate Heart Stickers are super cool, and I added these to each of the frames in coordinating colors.

To give the project more detail, I placed the “favorite photo” die cut on the center frame and stamped the date using the Monthly and Daily Tab Stamp.

Below the frames and photos, I used the Teal Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers along with a green Acetate Heart Sticker to create the title. Just beneath the title, I added a bit of journaling to tell the story.

To anchor the layout, I used the negative pieces from the frame die cuts and added them to the top and bottom of the page. Last, I used a few more of the Smile Cardstock Die Cuts, adding cameras and a heart.

The Smile Cardstock Die Cuts are a new favorite in my Elle’s Studio collection, and I can’t wait to use them again! Be sure to pick up a set of your own and post your completed projects using the hashtag #EllesStudio on Instagram, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, so we are sure to see your creations. 

Mixing Up Your Pockets with Kim Chaffin

Hello, friends! It’s Kim here, and I’m so happy to share some pocket page inspiration with you! I think I should mention that my relationship with pocket pages is complicated. I first tried it in 2009, and I documented my whole year that way. By the end of that year, I missed traditional scrapbook pages and I felt limited by pocket pages, so I switched back and didn’t touch another pocket page for a very long time. It didn’t occur to me until many years later that I didn’t have to choose. There are no rules in scrapbooking! I could do both traditional pages and pocket pages. It is even okay to mix it up within the same layout. Let’s take a look at my example today!

Supplies | April 2021 KitApril 2021 Print and Cut Labels, Cork Hearts

For this layout, I chose to pair a 12″ x 12″ pocket page with a 12″ x 12″ full-page photo. However, you can mix things up any way you like. You can mix up styles of pockets, traditional pages with pockets, even sizes! Don’t be afraid to have fun with it! I love the Elle’s Studio kits for pocket page layouts, because everything coordinates. You really can’t go wrong when choosing inserts and embellishments. For this layout, I chose pocket tags and labels in matching shades of blue, and I supplemented with neutral tags and embellishments. 

I created a journaling strip on the 12″ x 12″ photo using two pocket tags. This creates cohesiveness with the pocket page half of the layout because colors and themes coordinate. 

I adore the new Cork Hearts, and I knew I wanted to use them throughout the layout. Again, placing them on both the traditional half and the pocket page half ties everything together. 

I added captions to the blue April 2021 Print and Cut Labels. After I printed them and cut them out, I placed them at the edge of the appropriate photo. I really love how all of the blue elements unify the layout! 

I wanted to add one last subtle bit of interest and depth to my pocket page layout. I did this by adhering a die cut phrase to the blue plaid pocket tag using foam pop dots. Again, for cohesiveness on both sides of the layout, I also adhered the journaling strip on the 12″ x 12″ page using foam pop dots. I really love how this Easter layout came together! I can’t wait to see what you create with your April 2021 Kit and add-ons!

Love pockets as much as Kim? Share how you’re filling them with your April Kit and add-ons by posting your project on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

Adventures in Pockets with Aimee Mertell

Hi there, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Aimee here to share a 9′ x 12″ pocket page using the new April 2021 Kit and extras. This release was a fun one — there was just so much to love! I especially loved the die cut frames included in the Smile Cardstock Die Cuts and the Let’s Go Wood Veneer. I knew I wanted to find a home for them on a pocket page! So let’s get started! 

Supplies | April 2021 Kit, Smile Cardstock Die CutsSpringtime Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Pink, Adventure Puffy Label Stickers, Acetate Heart Stickers, Let’s Go Wood Veneer

I wanted to document these photos from our family day of fishing. We woke up before the sun—not something we do often, picked up coffee and headed out to the lake for fishing. I used a die cut piece from the April Kit with the abbreviation “AM” along with the pink Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers to create a title for the page that reads,
“AM Fishing”. I like to add machine stitching on my tags and photos sometimes for some extra texture. 

The Let’s Go Wood Veneer was the perfect size to slip right into one of 3″ x 4″ pockets and I love the “travel” vibe it brings to the page. It is a great addition to this page about getting out in nature! I enjoy that the wood veneer isn’t backed on anything and provides a see-through element in the pocket. I added a pink heart from the Smile Cardstock Die Cuts for a little pop of color too. 

Next up, the frames! The frames that come in the Smile Cardstock Die Cuts are so versatile. My first thought was to use them on a full page layout, which would also be outstanding, but then I realized that they also fit into the 3″ x 4″ pockets and I was excited to jazz up my pocket page. I love the way this frames (pun intended!) my daughter and really makes this sweet photo a focal point. 

Along with the frames, the Smile Cardstock Die Cuts also include fun cameras! I added one to a journaling tag from the April Kit and popped it up on foam to create my own filler tag with dimension. 

I made sure to get my journaling about the day down and added some finishing touches with Acetate Heart Stickers in coordinating colors, as well as phrases from the Springtime Stickers to pull it all together. 

I hope this inspired you to try something new with your pockets today. Show us how you’re using the new April products by using the hashtag #ellesstudio on Instagram or sharing your project in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group. We can’t wait to see what you create!