Pocket Perfection with January Guest LeeAnne Jones

We are so very excited to welcome our first guest of 2021, LeeAnne Jones! LeeAnne creates beautiful pocket pages, filled with gorgeous photographs and simple, yet thoughtful details. LeeAnne worked with our January 2021 kit and add-ons, and created yet another fabulous pocket page spread. Don’t miss the fun tips that she’s sharing about the two techniques she used on this spread. Let’s take a look!

Hello crafty friends. My name is LeeAnne, and I’m thrilled to be a guest designer on the Elle’s Studio blog this month. First up is a pocket page spread looking back at February 2019 using the new January 2021 kit and extras.

Supplies | January 2021 Kit, January LabelsTrue Love Stickers, Puffy Heart StickersDark Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers

I document monthly, and I’m pretty methodical about my approach. The month is nearly always limited to one 12″ x 12″ spread—although I’m no stranger to inserts and flip-ups as needed! When it comes to journaling, I make space for the details of important events and I use labels to write brief, sometimes silly captions for others. I also try to include either a quote from one of my kids or a description of some daily life detail that I want to remember. Here, I quoted a text from my husband, sharing something funny our daughter told him in the car. I feel like these bits will be most appreciated in the future. 

Design-wise, I lean toward minimalism. I try to wrangle what often feels like a chaos of photos and journaling by using white borders and by limiting my embellishments to a few repeating shapes or textures. Here, I used the hexagon die cuts from the January 2021 Kit and Puffy Heart Stickers. It adds a bit of cohesion. Still, I like to get creative, too, and I incorporated two fun techniques on this spread. First, I used some Fiskars Paper Edgers scissors to mimic ripped tape. On the title page, a scrap of white cardstock as well as several True Love Stickers transformed into layers of faux washi.

The second technique is a hidden tag. As I was journaling about my post-tea exploration of Japantown, I recalled the photobooth pictures we took—and then I tore up my house looking for them! I fussy-cut my favorites from the photo strip and adhered them to the front and back of the tag-shaped die cut from the January Kit. Then, I tied a ribbon at the top and created a pocket behind the journaling card for stowing the tag. I love that these silly photos live here now instead of in my kitchen junk drawer, which is where I eventually found them!

I often include a photo collage (or two!) in my monthly spread. Typically, these are for multiple photos of the same event, especially one with few people (like an art exhibit) or one that was more about “me” than my family. Since this album is for the whole family to enjoy, I try to not take up too much space with my solo adventures. I make the collages on my phone with the Pic Stitch app, usually in a square grid. Then, I attach the print to a journaling card for a pop of cohesive color and room for journaling, and insert it into a 4″ x 6″ pocket.

I had so much fun playing with the new Elle’s Studio products this month. I hope this has given you some ideas for your pocket page documenting. I’ll be back in a couple weeks with a different project. See you then!

LeeAnne Jones is a writer and editor for lifestyle and travel magazines—although she has pivoted to cookbook editing and social-media marketing during the Covid-19 pandemic. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two young daughters and has been scrapbooking off and on since attending a Creative Memories party 20 years ago.

Find more of LeeAnne’s work on her Instagram feed.

Love You! With Katarina Prevendarova

Hi friends! It’s Katarina here, and I’m so happy to be here with you today for the first time in 2021. I hope you are having a crafty new year so far and today I want to bring you some inspiration using the gorgeous January 2021 kit and add-ons.

Supplies | January 2021 KitJanuary 2021 Cut Files, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers — BlackTrue Love Stickers, Chipboard Label StickersLove You Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, All My Heart Wood VeneersXOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Jewel Polka Dot 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

I was inspired by the January 2021 Cut Files and used the speech bubble with a heart in it. I cut it in many sizes, colors and patterns using the amazing new XOXO Paper Stack and Jewel Polka Dot Paper Stack

I wanted to have a nice contrasting background for which I used dark blue watercolor that I applied in a circular shape. I wanted a lot of dimension, so I used foam tape to pop all the speech bubbles off the background.

For my title I used the Love You Chipboard Stickers. I used a couple of journaling tags from the January Kit to add layers behind the photo of my son and I being silly on Christmas Eve. 

I filled in the empty spaces between the speech bubbles using the hearts from the All My Heart Wood Veneers and some of the Puffy Heart Stickers.

To finish my layout, I used a couple of the True Love Stickers, a chipboard circle label from the Chipboard Label Stickers for my journaling, and to bring a bit more black to my layout, I added my date using the black Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers.

I just love all of the hearts and love-themed products in the January 2021 kit and add-ons. I really enjoyed creating layouts about my loved ones with them this month. I hope this project inspired you to tell your love stories using these fantastic products, too!

How wonderful was Katarina’s page? Show us what it inspires you to create in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

XOXO Paper Stack Love with Suzanna Lee

Hiya Scrappy Peeps! It’s Suzanna here today! Have you seen the new paper stack release this month, the XOXO Paper Stack? Twelve designs, two of each design. There is a good mix of tone-on-tone, neutral and multi-colored designs to be found. I challenged myself to create a project using all twelve of the designs! Yup, you read that right, use all twelve on a layout. It was a challenge alright!

SUPPLIES: January 2021 KitJanuary Labels, True Love Stickers, Monthly Cardstock Stickers, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Dark Pink Puffy Alphabet StickersPuffy Heart Stickers, Navy Acetate Alphabet, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp, Monthly and Daily Tabs Stamp (free for subscribers!), Everyday Tabs Metal Die 

Succeed I did! I might have just eeked out the use of a few of them, like scraps from the black and white hearts, the back side of the flip tab in red, the “XO” but I count it as mission accomplished.

The highlight piece on this page features the eight multi-colored wide stripe design from the XOXO Paper Stack. A stitch sampler, of sorts, was created by handstitching tone-on-tone, a different stitch in the center of each wide stripe. With the multitude of colors used through out the page, I didn’t want to add much more or it would have become rather busy.

To the right of that design is a spot for hidden journaling created using three more of the patterns; the numbered lined design upon which to write, the multi-colored hearts as the flap and the back of the flip tab is a small taste of the red plaid pattern. I have handwritten my journaling in this spot but did so post photography—it’s rather personal and not something I want to share publicly. In essence, my One Little Word for 2021 is PROGRESS. Derived from the phrase “Progress over Perfection,” the title of my layout and the mantra that I will use to motivate me; inspire me through 2021. 

Two more designs are used in the title of the layout, housed in a cluster of goodies from the January 2021 kit and add-ons. Completing the title are the Dark Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers. It’s very busy in this corner with a collection of color, texture and pattern, yet it’s balanced by the diagonal to the left by the multi colored stripe design on the angle and the multi colored hearts to the diagonal, right. I also managed to sneak in a teeny, tiny bit of the multi phrase design by cutting out “hey beautiful” and using that as a phrase sticker. Cheat? Maybe, but I’m counting it, as this page really didn’t need anything else.

Wrapping the page up, incorporating the final two designs, is the right corner of the layout. Just a bit of each design to house the Navy Acetate Alphabet numbers 2021 for the year. By adding the January Monthly Cardstock Sticker, I am implying this as a new beginning, my new attitude for the new year.

It is a bright and colorful page, especially for me. If you know my work you know that I tend to choose 3 or 4 colors that coordinate with my photo and work within that color palette, not straying far. This has at least 10 colors with lots of different designs through out the layout, thanks to the multitude of designs in the XOXO Paper Stack. And yet, it works! The columns help delineate and define each design of the paper stack. What do you think?

I do have a process video that will be up on my YouTube channel should you want to watch how everything came together. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Are you up for the challenge? Do you think you can use all 12 designs on a single project? I challenge you!

We can’t wait to see how you use our new XOXO Paper Stack! Share with us in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! Can you use all 12 designs!?

A Totally Incredible Pocket Page Spread with Meg Gundlach

Our new January 2021 kit and extras have arrived, and at first glance they may seem to be geared toward documenting the people and things we love, our new team member Meg Gundlach is with us today to show us just how versatile they are! Let’s take a look at the incredible pocket pages she’s created using them!

Hi scrappy friends! It’s Meg here, with my very first blog post for the Elle’s Studio Design Team. The new year makes me eager to break out some bright fresh colors and the January 2021 kit and add-ons did not disappoint. There is a ton of versatility for wintery goodness, but give me a rainbow of hearts and I’ll make you a Disney World page, that is just a guarantee.

Supplies | January 2021 Kit, Remember This Printables, January 2021 Print and Cut Labels, True Love Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers — Black, White Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Dark Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet StickersPuffy Heart Stickers, Acetate Hearts, Navy Acetate Alphabet, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp

We went to WDW in 2018 as a now (then?) family of adults for a once-in-a-lifetime trip and I have two massive pocket pages albums to show for it. The Elle’s Studio colors, designs and vibe would really have worked beautifully for any spread in the album, but I knew that I wanted a page with space for a transparent pocket, so I chose this collection of Incredibles photo-ops.

I adore the acetate alphabet range in the shop because they’re awesome for adding a big, bold title to the page without added dimension. On this tag, I used the Navy Acetate Alphabet and ran the letters through a Xyron sticker maker for invisible adhesive. I love the contrast between the large navy letters and the new Dark Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers.

If I’m honest, I planned this whole spread with the idea of using a cluster of Acetate Hearts on a clear acetate card. This doubled the complications of adhering them, so I simply stitched each one using a coordinating thread. As I’m sure you can tell, all of the stitching on this page is by hand and that meant I could change colors as often as I wanted. I started with the center heart, held it in place with washi, pierced the holes, stitched it on, and then stitched my way through the center of the heart. It was actually much easier than I anticipated.


I repeated the Acetate Hearts in several places across the spread, each time pairing it with a puffy heart from the Puffy Heart Stickers. I consider myself a pretty simple scrapper, so making these areas monochromatic kept them from feeling too busy. 

Any type of list journaling tag is always the first one I reach for. Especially in a project this size, sometimes you just need a quick place to record the rides you went on. I was super excited to find that the punctuation/periods from the Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers fit perfectly into the checkboxes. 

Thanks for talking Disney albums with me today! I’m so thrilled to have another spread done and in the album. I firmly believe that ALL Elle’s Studio products are perfect for magical memories and I’d love to hear which products you are finding yourself using over and over. I’m also hoping to make Disney pocket pages a priority this year, so if there are any specific areas you would like to see covered, let me know!

We can’t wait to see what memories you record with your January 2021 kit and add-ons, and Meg shows us here that the possibilities are endless—and incredible! Be sure to pin the inspiring projects you find on the blog this week to help you create when your kit arrives. Until then, join us on our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, too!

January 2021 Design Team Inspiration: Volume One

We are so very excited about our new January 2021 kit and add-ons that hit the shop today! We always love January—it’s a fresh, new year, our kit includes themes of love and renewal and we have a new, talented design team to inspire you. Let’s take a look at what they created with our newest goodies, starting with our new team members first!

Love You by Kim Chaffin – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, January 2021 Cut Files, Chipboard Label Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers

Don’t Laugh by Shannon Dombkowski – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, January 2021 Cut Files, January Labels, True Love Stickers, Chipboard Label Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Dark Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp, Monthly and Daily Tabs Stamp (free for subscribers!)

January Pockets by Aimee Mertell – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, Chipboard Label Stickers, Acetate Hearts, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp

Remember This by Jody Compton – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, January 2021 Cut Files, True Love Stickers, Mini Dated Stamp

So Cool by Jackie Ashton – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, True Love Stickers, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, All My Heart Wood Veneers, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp

July 2018 by Meg Gundlach – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, Remember This Printables, True Love Stickers, White Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Acetate Hearts, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp

Love You! by Sarah Kee – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, True Love Stickers, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Love You Wood Veneer, All My Heart Wood Veneers, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp

Love Notes by Michelle Flynn – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, January 2021 Cut Files, January Labels, True Love Stickers, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Acetate Hearts, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp, Layered Card Metal Die

Memories by Nicole Kerr – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, January 2021 Print and Cut Labels, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers — Black, Chipboard Label Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Outline, Monthly and Daily Tabs Stamp (free for subscribers!)

Hybrid Learning by Ellie Augustin – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, Chipboard Label Stickers, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Dark Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Acetate Hearts, Navy Acetate Alphabet, All My Heart Wood Veneers

I Always Love You by Junell Kruzel – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp

Remember This by Wei Wei Wang – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, January Labels, Chipboard Label Stickers, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Acetate Hearts, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp

Love You by Jennie McGarvey – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, January 2021 Cut Files, True Love Stickers, Chipboard Label Stickers, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Acetate Hearts, Love You Wood Veneer, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp

2021 calendar by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers — Black, Large 2021 Black Acrylic, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp

Love You! by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, True Love Stickers, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Acetate Hearts, Love You Wood Veneer, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp

So Cute Together traveler’s notebook spread by Marsha Farris – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers — Black, True Love Stickers, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Acetate Hearts, All My Heart Wood Veneers, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp

Love You! by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, January 2021 Cut Files, Puffy Heart Stickers, Love You Wood Veneer, All My Heart Wood Veneers, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp

Remember This by Patricia Roebuck – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, Puffy Heart Stickers, Acetate Hearts, All My Heart Wood Veneers, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp, Mini Dated Extras Stamp

Love You! by Melissa Mann – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, True Love Stickers, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Acetate Hearts, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp

You Are Loved by Katarina Prevendarova – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, January Labels, True Love Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers — Black, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp

This is Cake Love by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, Monthly Cardstock Stickers, True Love Stickers, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Dark Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Acetate Hearts, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp

5 Things January 2021 by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | January 2021 Kit, Remember This Printables, True Love Stickers, Love You Chipboard Stickers, Chipboard Label Stickers, Dark Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Acetate Hearts, Navy Acetate Alphabet, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Hugs and Kisses Stamp, Monthly and Daily Tabs Stamp (free for subscribers!)

We hope you love our fresh, new products this month, as well as these amazing projects that our team members created usign them. Be sure to grab the January 2021 kit and add-ons while supplies last, and pin your favorite projects from this post to give you ideas on what you can create when your kit arrives!

Our January kit + add-ons have arrived!

Our January reveal is here and we are so excited to share all of the brand new and exclusive products that are now available in our shop today! Our January 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 on the 10th each month at 8:00 am Pacific! Our kits are available for single purchase or select our subscription option to subscribe and SAVE!

Here’s a peek of all 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 January are: paper packs (XOXO and Monthly Highlights), Hugs and Kisses stamp, chipboard stickers (Labels and Love You), Puffy Heart stickers, wood veneers (Love You and All My Heart), acetate hearts, True Love stickers, Jane tile alphabet cardstock stickers – black, Dark Pink puffy alphabet stickers, and January labels.

Our digital files this month include coordinating printables, January 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 monthly kit subscribers, new and current, will be receiving this special 3 x 4 inch stamp gift with their kit subscription! This free gift will be automatically added to your package when we process your order. This stamp set coordinates with our Everyday Tabs Vol. 2 Metal Die that is available for separate purchase.

Subscribers, you can start bundling now! Bundling is easy – just log into your account and use the “Bundle with my kit subscription” shipping option during checkout to receive FREE shipping on any extra items purchased from our shop that will ship with your kit. This option will only be available during our 24-hour bundling period.

Not a subscriber? Don’t wait any longer to sign up! Subscribe today to lock in our special kit price of $9.99 + shipping, and you’ll be able to bundle any additional products from our shop and have them ship for FREE with your kit subscription, during our 24-hour bundling period, starting on the 10th at 8:00 am Pacific! You’ll also receive our FREE 3 x 4 inch stamp this month when you sign up for our subscription and start with our January kit!

When starting a new subscription: you’ll want to first check out with only the kit subscription in your cart. After you have subscribed to our kit, you will then be able to see your special discounts on select items in our SALE section during our 24-hour bundling period! You must be logged into your kit subscriber account to see your discounted items. Quick note: Our subscription is risk free and can be cancelled at any time by emailing us. Our monthly kit and add-ons are available without a subscription each month, too.

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 Monday, January 11th at 8:00 am Pacific! 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 their amazing inspiration in our product listings so you can see their projects while you shop! 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! We are so grateful to be a part of this amazing community and are excited to see how you use these new products! Make sure you 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!

Holiday Memories with the December Kit and Melissa Mann

Happy New Year! This is Melissa here with you today and I’m excited about returning back with Elle’s Studio for another year of fun! Today I’m sharing a new project with you using the leftover pieces from my December 2020 Kit and add-ons—I love stash-busting all of these bits and pieces before my new kit arrives!


Supplies | December 2020 KitComfort and Joy Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock StickersJoyful Chipboard Stickers, Stitched Stars Wood Veneer, Fa La La 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, My Star Stamp

I’m changing up the medium I’m using this year for my weekly album spreads and using an album without page protectors. It has an old-school feel where we used to just glue pictures down to paper in an album so many years ago and I really enjoy this process! I felt like it really lifted the constraint of “working” in the small boxes of the page protectors. I knew I wanted to use the large picture of my niece as a full page photo. I adhered this photo to the right side of my spread and used one of my favorite techniques for the left side: the grid!

I used four 3″ x 4″ journaling tags from the December 2020 Kit for my grid; one to house my journaling that I typed in and the other three tags as little “homes” for further embellishments such as the Comfort and Joy Stickers and the Joyful Chipboard Stickers. I also used my sewing machine to add a little texture to these tags. 

I also embellished the large picture on the right hand side. I used up my last few Stitched Stars Wood Veneer. To create my title added the chipboard title “TWINKLE” using the Joyful Chipboard Stickers and then my niece’s name with the white Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers

I loved the big impact of the large photo and the freedom of being able to place any of my tags, embellishments, and patterned paper wherever I wanted!

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you share how you are using up the last pieces of your December 2020 Kit in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

January Design Team Sneak Peeks

We are just two days away from our January kit and add-ons reveal and we are so excited to be able to share these fun sneak peeks of amazing projects our team made using all the new products that will be available soon! Our January reveal will be full of exclusive products that we’ve designed and will have you ready to document your January stories and take you right into the month of February!

We also have a special surprise for all of our kit subscribers, new and current, this month:

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

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

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

Sending Stars with Patricia Roebuck

Happy New Year, Elle’s Studio friends! When you want to sit down and just create, there is nothing more satisfying than creating cards. You get the creative benefit and then you get to share it with others! This is Patricia with you today to show you how I created two New Year’s cards using the December Kit, My Star Stamp and Metal Die, and the new Layered Card Metal Die, with a few extras!

Supplies | December 2020 KitComfort and Joy Stickers, Stitched Stars Wood Veneer, Autumn Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Jewel Polka Dot 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Fa La La 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp — Solid, Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp — Outline, Happiness & Cheer Stamp, My Star StampMy Star Metal Die, Layered Card Metal Die

When I think of the New Year, I immediately think of stars, and Elle’s Studio provides so many ways to get them on your projects. On my first card, I started with a starry December Kit 4″ x 6″ tag as my base. I used the Layered Card Metal Die to trim it and pierce it over the Jewel Polka Dot Paper Stack panel and navy blue cardstock panel. The tag’s design with white space on the right allowed me to use the solid and outline Medium Jane Alphabet Stamps to add “2021.” I focused on the red star on the tag by creating a shaker using the My Star Metal Die, then adding smaller stars with the same Jewel Polka Dot Paper. To add my sentiment, I layered the “Happy New Year!” Comfort and Joy Sticker on white cardstock, trimmed, and adhered.  The Stitched Stars Wood Veneer finished off the card with a different texture.

On my next card, I wanted to combine the star images from the Happiness & Cheer Stamp and My Star Stamp to create the look of fireworks. I used three shades of blue and continued stamping onto plain white cardstock until I got the effect I wanted. I backed this panel with the red star pattern from the Fa La La Paper Stack.

Next, I used the three small stars from the My Star Metal Die to die cut from my white cardstock panel, filling three of the stars with the white stars from the Autumn Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers. For a focal point, I added the largest Stitched Stars Wood Veneer, trimmed a 4″ x 6″ tag from the December Kit to use ‘pause and reflect 2020’ as part of my sentiment, and finished that sentiment with the “Hello 2021” label from the Comfort and Joy Stickers. To complete the card, I added Nuvo Dream Drops to the star veneer and three navy stars from the Autumn Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers to the card panel.  

It is so fun to create and send New Year cards, especially with so many starry products from Elle’s Studio! Grab your star stamps, metal dies, wood veneers, and tags and create cards to give out or even smaller cards for your next pocket page. Have fun!

Share your starry projects with us! We want to see how you have used your My Star Stamp and Metal Die on your projects, and you can post them in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Winter In Pockets with Jennifer McMurtrey

Hello Elle’s Studio friends!

We’ve made it to 2021 . . . finally! I am still whittling away at my December 2020 Kit and add-ons. I love that each month’s kit provides tons and tons of creative possibility, and to finish off my 2020 album, I’ve created a sweet layout featuring Mildred Mae.

The Good Cheer Printables and December 2020 Cut Files are the star attraction in today’s spread.

Supplies | December 2020 Kit, Good Cheer Printables, December 2020 Cut Files, Joyful Chipboard Stickers, Winter Wood Veneers, Summer Fun 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, Happiness & Cheer Stamp

To begin, I used a journaling tag from the December Kit and the Winter Wood Veneers to create the title in the upper-left pocket.

Next, I added journaling to one of the Good Cheer Printables. To get crisp, clean colors with the printable, I like to print them on photo paper. I have found this works best to achieve a brightly-colored print. After printing, I added the Joyful Chipboard Sticker hearts along the top and a Winter Wood Veneer sentiment on the bottom.

The mittens included with the December 2020 Cut Files are one of my favorites! After cutting the mittens on white cardstock, I created a clear pocket filled with gold and white sequin stars from my stash before adhering the two together. Next, I used the Happiness & Cheer Stamp to add a colorful pattern to one side of the mitten that compliments the colors on the journaling tags.

Following the mitten is the photo of Mildred Mae with snow on her nose, which is adorable. I kept this last page simple by using a grey dotted patterned paper from the Summer Fun 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, a journaling tag behind the photo, and a die cut from the December Kit.

In keeping with the simplicity of the last page, I decided to leave the back side of the mitten white as well.

I have so enjoyed creating with the Elle’s Studio December Kit and add-ons and am excited to see your projects as well. Be sure to tag @ellesstudio on social media posts so we don’t miss out. Thanks for stopping by today!

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