Adventuring in Pockets with Meg Gundlach

Hello fellow adventurers, Meg here! As an avid travel scrapper you know I lost my mind a little over the July 2021 Kit and add-ons. All that outdoorsy goodness just waiting to tell my travel stories, even though I can still barely leave my house. It was love at first sight….  

Supplies |  July 2021 Kit, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Neutrals, Adventure Paper Stack, Summertime Tabs Stamp, The Great Outdoors Stamp, Adventure Notes Stamp, Parker Alphabet Stamp, Parker Alphabet Metal Die, Everyday Tabs Vol. 2 Metal Die 

Do you ever have products you like so much that they inspire you to break out the ‘good photos’? You know, not just a run-of-the-mill adventure but something really special. That’s how I felt when I opened my July box—I didn’t want to hoard the supplies, I wanted to make something awesome. I instantly thought of the place: Petra, Jordan.  

 

As part of my 2004–2005 Study Abroad album, these pictures have always occupied a precarious position in my documenting. I love each and every one of them but there are just so many and it was such a long time ago. Sound like anything you have floating around? 

I also loved the July Kit and add-ons and it was time. I flipped through the 8+ pages of Petra I had in my album and decided to focus on completing one spread to establish the feel I’d like throughout. I particularly wanted to use techniques that could be repeated without fear of running low. I also wanted to keep it somewhat simple, both to emphasize the cool photos and to have a hope of completing the whole section someday soon.   

One of the first projects I made with the Parker Alphabet Stamps and Metal Dies included gold embossed cork and I see no problem in repeating something good. This time I doubled down and added an additional layer of topographical map print from The Great Outdoors Stamp. I now have an unlimited supply of topographical gold cork alphas and frankly life has never been better. Swoon.  

My photos here are mostly blue skies and red stone, so I jumped at the opportunity to inject a brightly colored striped tag from the July 2021 Kit, plus some more stamped cork using the Summertime Tabs Stamp because it is a whole vibe. Being so long ago, I had minimal journaling to include. However, if I know anything it is that I was thrilled to be in this place I knew through Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The professional archeologist in me may cringe a little, but my adventurer’s heart is still all for it.  

The simplified approach to journaling was carried over to the right side of the spread, where I included a list of site areas and a personal life mantra. Yep, I’m basically a cartoon character, but I just had to follow the arrow to see where it went!  

Having now established my go-to selections of gold embossed, topographical map stamped cork, I just kept mixing and matching. My list card has gold topography and relied entirely on an internet search. The ‘This Way’ arrow was just begging to be stamped on cork.   

Last, but certainly not least, I had to use the Adventure Notes Stamp in a few places. The phrase/rectangle combo is just perfect to run off the edge if you don’t have anything to add to the space provided. To pull attention to the stamp even on this busy background, I paired it with a puffy star from the Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers

It may have taken me 16 years, but I finally have a Petra page that I love. Even better is that I’m excited to keep working on these memories and use the repetition of supplies and techniques with gold, the topography pattern and cork to coordinate my pages and get them finished. What project have you been putting off and what would it take to get you excited about it again?  

Show us what adventures, near or far, you’ve been documenting using our July 2021 Kit and add-ons, or how Meg has inspired you to do so this week! Post your project on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or join the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group and start a discussion with your project on the message board!

July Design Team Inspiration : Volume Three

It’s our third and final design team inspiration post for July—a post filled with the best our design team has created this month! If you’ve missed out on volumes one and two, be sure to check them out for more projects! Today, let’s take a look at the amazing projects we have here for week three!

Go See Do by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | July 2021 Kit, July 2021 Cut FilesAdventure Chipboard Stickers, Chipboard Speech Bubble Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – NeutralsThe Great Outdoors Wood Veneers, Adventure Paper Stack, Adventure Notes Stamp, Summertime Tabs Stamp

Go See Do traveler’s notebook spread by Marsha Farris – supplies used | July 2021 KitJuly LabelsCardstock Die Cut TagsAdventure Chipboard StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – NeutralsThe Great Outdoors Wood VeneersAdventure Paper StackSummertime Tabs StampThe Great Outdoors Stamp, Hazel Alphabet StampNesting Tags Metal Die

Dana Point by Junell Kruzel – supplies used | July 2021 KitAdventure Chipboard Stickers, Navy Puffy Alphabet StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – NeutralsThe Great Outdoors Wood VeneersAdventure Paper Stack

Go See Do notebook spread by Patricia Roebuck – supplies used | July 2021 Kit, July 2021 Cut FilesJuly Labels, Cardstock Die Cut TagsAdventure Chipboard Stickers, Chipboard Speech Bubble Stickers, Acrylic TreesAdventure Paper StackSummertime Tabs StampThe Great Outdoors Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp

Exploring Paris by Jackie Ashton – supplies used | July 2021 KitJuly LabelsCardstock Die Cut TagsNavy Puffy Alphabet StickersChipboard Speech Bubble StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Neutrals, Adventure Paper StackAdventure Notes Stamp, Summertime Tabs Stamp, The Great Outdoors Stamp

Machu Picchu pocket page spread by Meg Gundlach – supplies used | July 2021 KitThe Great Outdoors Printables, Chipboard Speech Bubble Stickers, Navy Puffy Alphabet StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Neutrals, Adventure Paper Stack, Adventure Notes Stamp, The Great Outdoors Stamp, Nesting Tags Metal Die

Adventure Is Out There by Sarah Kee – supplies used | July 2021 KitJuly LabelsAdventure Chipboard StickersAcrylic TreesAdventure Paper StackSummertime Tabs Stamp

Maggie Valley pocket page by Shannon Dombkowski – supplies used | July 2021 KitAdventure Chipboard Stickers, Navy Puffy Alphabet StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Neutrals, Acrylic Trees, Adventure Paper StackSummertime Tabs StampEveryday Tabs Vol. 2 Metal Die

In The Pool traveler’s notebook spread by Jennie McGarvey – supplies used | July 2021 Kit, Cardstock Die Cut TagsAdventure Chipboard Stickers, Navy Puffy Alphabet StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – NeutralsThe Great Outdoors Wood Veneers, Adventure Paper StackSummertime Tabs Stamp

March memory planner by Melissa Mann – supplies used | July 2021 Kit, July 2021 Print and Cut LabelsCardstock Die Cut Tags, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Navy, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Light Teal, Adventure Chipboard Stickers, Chipboard Speech Bubble StickersNavy Puffy Alphabet StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – NeutralsText Message Stamp, My Star Stamp, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp

Be sure to come back each day next week for more project inspiration from out team, AND don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter all of the way at the bottom of our home page so that you won’t miss out on our August kit sneaks coming soon!

Five on Friday With Amanda Baldwin

Hey Elle’s Studio friends, Happy FriYAY! It’s Amanda here, and I can’t wait to share what I’ve created using our July 2021 Kit and new release items! Today’s post is all about highlighting five of the new products, hence, 5 on Friday! Let’s get started! 

First, here are the 5 products I’ve chosen to highlight:

1. July 2021 Kit die cuts

2. Adventure Paper Stack

3. Cardstock Die Cut Tags

4. Navy Puffy Alphabet Stickers

and last, but by no means least,

5. Summertime Tabs Stamp

Wow! SO much awesomeness to craft with! Some might say the fantastic five! 

Here’s what I came up with:


Supplies | July 2021 Kit, Cardstock Die Cut Tags, Navy Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Adventure Paper Stack, Summertime Tabs Stamp

How awesome is this?! Five products, and five stars! You’d never know that this page was limited to only five products – so many wonderful details to admire! 

Let’s take a closer look…

First, let’s talk all things pattern paper! I think it’s only fair to say that the new Adventure Paper Stack is a serious ‘must-have’ item! With 2 sheets of 15 designs it’s easy to create the illusion of full size 12-inch papers. I butted together two 2-inch strips of the striped design paper and adhered them to the back of my distressed white cardstock base to form a 12-inch background paper. So cool! 

On the opposite side of my page, I layered two 6-inch squares of the yellow striped paper over the top of my white cardstock. To build on my design, and to enhance my sunset photo I also machine stitched a pattern paper sunburst design over the striped yellow section. Plus, I even backed my photograph onto a paper base too! Patterned paper for the win!

Speaking of winning, how about the versatile use of the Navy Puffy Alphabet Stickers? Apart from the obvious title, I also used these stickers to emphasize the sunburst rays! Such an inventive way to utilize the exclamation marks! 

The July 2021 Kit die cuts were the perfect embellishment for adorning my photo, as well as filling some negative space. I combined the two tone banner with the Summertime Tabs Stamp to add a snip-it of storytelling to my page. 

To fill more of the negative space, I shadow stamped the ‘fun in the sun’ sentiment—also from the awesome Summertime Tabs Stamp.  


The Cardstock Die Cut Tags could be used in a myriad of ways, but I tucked mine beneath my photo to create even more visual attention. 

Really simple, and such effective approaches for maximizing five products! I hope my project has inspired you today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Pattern Play with Junell Kruzel

Hello, friends! I hope you’re enjoying your summer and still getting some scrappy time in! It’s Junell here to share my July layout with you using all the July 2021 kit and extra goodies. I say this every month but, without a doubt, THIS month is my absolute favorite so far! The colors and sentiments are perfection and so good for summer!

Supplies | July 2021 KitJuly Labels, Adventure Chipboard StickersAdventure Paper StackThe Great Outdoors Stamp

One of the first things I did when I received my kit was go through the Adventure Paper Stack and pick out papers that went with my photos. They had a lot of cool tones, so I picked out paper that also had cool tones. And I absolutely love woodgrain paper, so that went on the layout too.

I created a cardstock diamond template to cut out my papers and also my photos so they would all be the same size and create a nice grid-like pattern. After taking some time to arrange the papers in a pleasing way, I used adhesive to glue them down onto the bottom, left portion of the layout.

I used pencil marks and a ruler to continue the diamond pattern up to the top, right of the paper. I did this because I wanted to use the topography pattern from the The Great Outdoors Stamp to stamp some of the diamonds. I used the negative space from my template to mask the area I didn’t want stamped. Some diamonds would be left white, and some were spots for the photos. After I added the stamping, I placed my photos and adhered them down. I used my sewing machine to stitch around the layout to add more texture and interest.

I loved the 3 x 4 inch “adventure is out there” tag from the July Kit, so I used my diamond template to cut it out and used it as a journaling spot. 

The Adventure Chipboard Stickers were perfect for the title and I placed it right in the middle along the same angle as the paper and pictures to draw your eye upward to the journaling. Using the July Labels in the same way also gets my eye to move around the page. I used those three spots as areas to add some embellishments. and added die cuts from the July Kit and also stickers from the Adventure Chipboard Stickers

Thank you for reading about my layout today! I cannot wait to see what you do with the July 2021 Kit and add-ons and if you can, challenge yourself to create a template to create a pattern of your own on your project!

Show us how Junell’s amazing diamond design inspires you to create! Post your project, using Elle’s Studio products to Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio and in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, where fans of our product chat about all things paper crafting!

Miles of Memories with Michelle Flynn

Hello, friends! It’s Michelle here today sharing a pocket page adventure using the July 2021 Kit and add-ons! This outdoor adventure theme in this month’s release inspired me to document a place that had been one of our favorite running and walking trails for nearly a decade. We don’t live near it anymore, but it holds a pretty special place in my heart and we have had miles of memories and a pretty special journey through these wooded paths. I had such a wonderful time using this beautiful release while reminiscing all of those memories in this layout!

Supplies | July 2021 Kit, July Labels, Adventure Chipboard Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Neutrals, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Cool Tones, The Great Outdoors Wood Veneers, Acrylic Trees, Adventure Paper Stack, Summertime Tabs Stamp, The Great Outdoors Stamp, Love this Smile Stamp, Parker Alphabet Stamp, Title Builder Stamp, Nesting Tags Metal Die

I started this layout with my journaling and selected the gray travel paper from the Adventure Paper Stack. I thought it might be fun to journal on vellum and place it over the paper so that you could still have some soft visibility of that awesome paper. I left enough space to the left of the journaling so I could use that fun chipboard “Go See Do” phrase from the Adventure Chipboard Stickers. Are you a chipboard fan too? I LOVE chipboard stickers and also used a few other pieces—that white directional chipboard piece in the left corner and the gray rectangle chipboard at the bottom with “the great outdoors” stamped on it using the Summertime Tabs Stamp.  

I then moved onto selecting my tags from the July Kit. I loved the “adventure is out there” pocket tag for my opening pocket and since I had already done my journaling, I decided to embellish it instead of using it for journaling. Since this layout was about one of our favorite places, the “my favorite place” The Great Outdoors Wood Veneers piece was just perfect. I am also pretty smitten with those Acrylic Trees in the shop! They are just beautiful and I added one along with a sweet chipboard geotag from the Adventure Chipboard Stickers.  

Next, I added the “123” pocket tag from the July Kit along with the “let’s go for a hike” wood veneer from the The Great Outdoors Wood Veneers. Those were a must to use on this layout and I used a few of those cute and colorful die cut tags from the July Kit to layer under the wood veneer. I just love the boldness of it mixed with that pop of color. I then used that hint of blue arrow pocket tag and paired it up with a few of the die cut tags from the July kit and added the “let’s explore” green July Label. I stamped that sweet leaf from The Great Outdoors Stamp and “photo op” from the Love this Smile Stamp for an accent. I completed it with the sweet green puffy heart from the Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers. I love how even simple embellishing can bring a bit more life to your pocket.

Once my pocket tag selections were done, I knew I had one extra pocket so I decided to make my own pocket tag. = I used the green topography paper from the Adventure Paper Stack and grabbed a few of the Adventure Chipboard Stickers, including that gorgeous green tree for added dimension to the pocket. I used the Nesting Tags Metal Die to make my own tag with paper from the paper stack and finished it off by stamping “this way” from The Great Outdoors Stamp on the gray arrow die cut from the July Kit.

The last thing I decided to do for my pocket page was to use that incredible topography stamp from the The Great Outdoors Stamp to create an opening page to the left of my pocket page.  I absolutely love this stamp and thought it would be fun to make an opening layout with a heartfelt quote about what this special place means to me.  I used the stamp to create a repeated stamped background and then I used my favorite alpha stamp, the Parker Alphabet Stamp to stamp out the quote along with the word “LOVE” from the Title Builder Stamp. I added more Adventure Chipboard Sticker accents and finished up by adding the white puffy heart from the Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers. I also added three fussy cut leaves from the The Great Outdoors Stamp.  

Originally I shared with you that this adventure release inspired me to document this special place and the idea for this opening page will continue past this blog post. I have started the process of gathering many of the photos we’ve taken over the years of this place and this layout will become an opening pocket to fold open with mini photos of our adventures on these trails all those years ago. That is my favorite part about pocket page scrapbooking: you have the freedom to add as many memories as you want, whenever you want and this release certainly inspired me to do just that!  

I really enjoyed sharing this special pocket page today that the July 2021 Kit and add-ons inspired me to create. I hope you’ll share your own adventures and your inspiration from this release using the #ellesstudio hashtag on Instagram and over in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group too! I am so excited to see your memories come to life with this release!  Happy creating, friends!   

Cards From the Heart with Nathalie Leonelli

Hello Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Nathalie here, and if you are a tag lover like I am, I hope that you grabbed the Cardstock Die Cut Tags and the Nesting Tags Metal Die in addition to your kit this month! If you haven’t, they are still available in the shop. I used both to create the set of greeting cards I am sharing today.


Supplies | July 2021 KitCardstock Die Cut Tags, Adventure Chipboard Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Neutrals, Acrylic Trees, Adventure Paper Stack, Text Message StampText Message Metal Die, Nesting Tags Metal Die, Layered Card Metal Die

For this first card, I created a vertical design with two tags in the opposite direction. One of them was cut using the Nesting Tags Metal Die from white textured cardstock to let the Acrylic Trees stand out. The other is from the pack of Cardstock Die Cut Tags


I loved the sentiment banner from the July 2021 Kit, and it was a perfect match with the night sky paper from the Adventure Paper Stack.

A few puffy stickers from the Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers and a bow added extra texture and finished this card.

My second card is pretty different, although its design is also centered around a tag from the Cardstock Die Cut Tags. This time I played with the new Text Message Stamp and matching Text Message Metal Die to create a belated birthday card.

The trick here was to stamp the text bubbles and emojis (lightly colored with pencils) from the Text Message Stamp first, then feed the paper into my typewriter to type the text before die-cutting them using the Text Message Metal Die. It was easy to create layers with the variety of patterns found in the Adventure Paper Stack and the Layered Card Metal Die.

This Text Message Stamp is so much fun! I needed a birthday card, but really, the possibilities for cards or for your pocket pages are endless!

If you feel inspired, below are sketches I created for those two cards. 


Whether you use these sketches or not, have fun with your tags! And don’t forget to share your creations with us in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #ellesstudio! 

Cardstock Label Love with Melissa Mann

Hello, friends! This is Melissa with you today on the blog and I’m excited to share a new project that features the fabulous new cardstock label stickers!

Supplies | July 2021 Kit, July 2021 Print and Cut Labels, Navy Cardstock Label Stickers, Yellow Cardstock Label Stickers, Light Teal Cardstock Label Stickers, Adventure Chipboard Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Cool Tones, Acrylic TreesAdventure Paper Stack, Summertime Tabs StampText Message Stamp, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp

I really love these cardstock stickers that have made an appearance this year in several colors: Navy, Yellow, and Light Teal. I wanted to create little “nesting” places that could accommodate several label stickers. I took a piece of white cardstock and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a large circle in the center. I knew I would layer this against the kraft cardstock and lightly penciled in the circle outline on the kraft background.

I cut out 2″ x 2″ squares of paper from the Adventure Paper Stack and lined them up across the length of the circle. I loved the “quilty” look to it. After I placed the squares down, I stitched around the circle with my sewing machine. Then came the fun part! I started using various stamps to add images and text phrases on the cardstock label stickers. I placed these in the patterned paper squares inside the circle. 

Once I had the label stickers in place, I layered my photo on top of a couple of journaling tags from the July 2021 Kit and pieces of vellum. My title went in the upper left hand part of the circle. I filled in some of the cardstock labels with the Adventure Chipboard Stickers and Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers and typed my journaling in one of the labels from the July 2021 Print and Cut Labels. Lastly, I punched circles from the Adventure Paper Stack in various sizes and layered them with foam dots around the big cut out circle. I added a few more label stickers and glued on some of the yellow acrylic stars from the Acrylic Trees

How are you using your cardstock label stickers? We would love to see them in action on your projects! Share with us using the #EllesStudio hashtag on Instagram, or post in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group! Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

July Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

We’re so excited to share our second round of design team projects using our new July 2021 Kit and add-ons! With adventures of all kinds documented by our talented design team, we know you’ll find one to inspire you to create this weekend using your new goodies!

Orange Vacation pocket page spread by Nicole Kerr – supplies used | July 2021 Kit, Vacation Details Journaling TagsJuly LabelsChipboard Speech Bubble Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Warm Tones, The Great Outdoors Wood Veneers, Text Message Stamp, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp 

Let’s Go For A Hike by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | July 2021 Kit, July Labels, Cardstock Die Cut Tags, Navy Cardstock Label StickersChipboard Speech Bubble StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Neutrals, Navy Puffy Alphabet StickersThe Great Outdoors Wood VeneersAdventure Paper Stack

Adventure traveler’s notebook spread by Wei Wei Wang – supplies used | July 2021 KitJuly LabelsTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Neutrals, The Great Outdoors Wood Veneers, Acrylic TreesAdventure Paper StackSummertime Tabs StampNesting Tags Metal Die

Adventure by Aimee Mertell – supplies used | July 2021 Kit, Cardstock Die Cut TagsAdventure Chipboard StickersThe Great Outdoors Wood Veneers, Adventure Paper StackThe Great Outdoors StampNesting Tags Metal Die

Garden by Jody Compton – supplies used | July 2021 KitCardstock Die Cut Tags, Navy Cardstock Label Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Yellow, Navy Puffy Alphabet StickersAdventure Paper StackSummertime Tabs Stamp

Swig & Swine by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | July 2021 KitJuly 2021 Print and Cut LabelsCardstock Die Cut Tags, Chipboard Speech Bubble Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – NeutralsAdventure Paper StackSummertime Tabs Stamp, Text Message Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

El Capitan traveler’s notebook spread by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | July 2021 KitCardstock Die Cut TagsAdventure Chipboard Stickers, Navy Puffy Alphabet StickersAdventure Paper Stack, Summertime Tabs Stamp 

Marry Me? by Michelle Flynn – supplies used | July 2021 Kit, July 2021 Cut Files, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Navy, Chipboard Speech Bubble Stickers, Stars and Stripes Chipboard Stickers, Navy Puffy Alphabet StickersAdventure Paper Stack, Celebrate Summer Stamp

Funky Style by Kim Chaffin – supplies used | July 2021 KitThe Great Outdoors Printables, Chipboard Speech Bubble Stickers, Adventure Chipboard StickersNavy Puffy Alphabet Stickers

Share what you’re creating with the July 2021 Kit and add-ons in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! We can’t wait to be inspired by YOU!

Family Chats with Jen McMurtrey

If there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout the years, it’s that the small everyday moments are just as important as the big events in memory keeping. When I am scrapbooking, I get the most enjoyment from documenting these small stories . . . such as messing with my kids in our group chat. I can most definitely say that I believe myself to be much funnier than they actually think I am. However, that doesn’t stop me from being goofy and cracking myself up in the process!

Supplies | Chipboard Speech Bubble Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Neutrals, Adventure Paper Stack, Text Message Stamp, Text Message Metal Die, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp

It was so fun creating this project using Sketch 18 and the From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 exclusive class stamp that was recently released. When selecting a sketch to use, I wanted one that would mimic the pattern of speech bubbles in a text message, which is why I chose this sketch which you can find in the class, available as a download only, or with the exclusive stamp!

The new Text Message Stamp and Metal Die were perfect for documenting recent messages in our family chat. We’ve been going through a major home renovation project, but were not expecting the refrigerator to die during the height of construction. I ended up using the mini fridge I keep at work in the kitchen to hold the essentials (milk, eggs, coffee creamer) while we waited for the new one to be delivered. Of course, I took a picture of it and told the kids the new fridge was delivered. While my oldest thought it was funny, my youngest was not as amused.

After typing the conversation on white cardstock, I stamped around each sentence with the Text Message Stamp before cutting them out using the Text Message Metal Die. Next, I printed the photos I’ve assigned each of the girls in my phone contacts along with one of myself and the mini fridge and used circle punches in different sizes to create the circular photos.

Originally, I planned on creating my usual 12 x 12 inch layout, but later decided to cut it down to 8.5 x 11 inches. I added the patterned paper from the Adventure Paper Stack on the bottom half of the cardstock before adhering the photos. To create the title, I used several of the words and phrases from the From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp along the top edge of the patterned paper. The family sentiment did not turn out as dark as I would’ve liked (user error), so I went over it with a black marker to darken the letters.

When you look at the layout, the photos and speech bubbles cascade down the page in the order they appeared in the chat. I placed each of our messages next to our photos so you know what was said and by whom. *Keep in mind that my youngest is a sassy teenager who was joking with me rather than being disrespectful!

The Text Message Stamp is so fun, and I used the emoji stamps to indicate everyone’s response around each of the photos. They are perfect! Next, I added a few of the Chipboard Speech Bubble Stickers and black Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers to lead the reader’s eye from the top of the page to the bottom.

Last was a single line of journaling along the bottom of the page along with the date.

This is the most fun I’ve had making a project recently, and I know it’s because I find the topic to be very amusing! Don’t worry too much about being serious all the time because moments such as these are the ones you’ll look back on later and be glad they’re documented. 

Remember to share your projects using our new Text Message Stamp and Metal Die on social media using #EllesStudio, so we are sure to see your amazing creations!

Walk This Way with Kim Chaffin

Hello, crafty friends! It’s Kim Chaffin, and I’m happy to be back to share a layout I created using the July 2021 Kit and add-ons! I love this kit so much for all of the outdoorsy bits and pieces. Our family loves to camp and hike, and I know that I will use this kit for so many stories of our outdoor adventures! I like to mix things up when I scrapbook, and this layout is a mix of many elements.

Supplies | July 2021 KitJuly 2021 Cut Files, The Great Outdoors Printables, Adventure Chipboard Stickers

For this layout, I mixed a 6 x 12 inch page with a 12 x 12 inch page; I mixed pocket scrapbooking with traditional, and I mixed digital and physical elements!

I used the large photo of my daughter and son exploring the water below a waterfall as a canvas on which to tell the story of this hike. When using a photo this way, I look for areas that could be used as space for a journaling block or title. The rocky space at the bottom and trees above worked well for those purposes. 

I used a printable pocket tag from The Great Outdoors Printables to create the journaling block, and I embellished that with a chipboard tree from the Adventure Chipboard Stickers. I adhered the whole thing with pop dots to give some added dimension.

As soon as I saw the “This Way” July 2021 Cut File, I thought of the Run-D.M.C. song, Walk This Way. Of course, that kind of went along with my hiking-themed scrapbook page. I created the “Walk” portion of the title with a white script font. I layered the “This Way” cut file over it in Photoshop, and colored it a pale green that was pulled from my photo.

I love layers, and I embellished my pocket page tags and photos with layers of chipboard stickers from the Adventure Chipboard Stickers. I knew as soon as I saw those “Go See Do” stickers that they would find a home on a layout quickly!

I used the 6 x 12 inch page protector to hold a few extra pictures from the hike as well as a 3 x 4 pocket tag from the July 2021 Kit. I arranged these pieces in the pockets so that the embellishments created a triangle for visual interest.

I love the look of mixing sizes and elements, and I love this fun, nature-y kit. I can’t wait to see the ways you use it to document your outdoor adventures!

Do you love mixing your physical products with digital designs? Share what you create with us using the #Elle’s Studio hashtag on Instagram and in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group! And don’t forget, subscribers: you can download the digital files for FREE each month to re-create Kim’s beautiful pages above!