Recording a Memory in Pockets with Shannon Dombkowski

Last week, our March guest Shannon Dombkowski shared a new traveler’s notebook spread with us inspired by our Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp, and this week, she’s switching up her format to pockets, and sharing a bit of design advice with us! Let’s learn a little bit from her about creating a successful pocket page based around a single event!

Hey there crafty friends! It’s Shannon back with my second project for my guest designer spot here on the Elle’s Studio blog! I love it when supplies seem like they’re just made for my photos. Many people traditionally use pocket pages to document in a weekly or monthly style, but there are a lot of times where I prefer to use them to document a single memory in a way that I would use a traditional scrapbooking page, as I did here using the March kit and add-ons!

Supplies | March 2020 Kit, March Labels, Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts, Adventure Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersWood Veneer Adventure Tags, Title Builder Vol. 4 Bundle (includes: Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp & Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers)

The kit and add-ons this month are full of fantastic colors. I love a colorful page, but I also love a cohesive look, so I use color carefully. I chose to let three main colors shine in this project: blue, green, and that pretty coral-red. Of course, there are still hints of color in a few of my journaling tags, but sticking to a few main colors as the focus of the page really helps it look put together.

I chose to use the colorful “Go See Do” 4″ x 6″ tag from the March 2020 Kit my journaling and title card all in one. There was plenty of space, which I always appreciate! I can get wordy sometimes and my handwriting is pretty big. I combined a word from the Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers with a sentiment from the Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp to create my title. The tags already printed along the side featured all the colors that were the focus of my page, so I just covered the one slightly out of my scheme with a Wood Veneer Adventure Tag.

Let’s talk about visual triangles. I’m big into trying to work visual triangles into my pages—especially with embellishments! On this page, I used the Wood Veneer Adventure Tags to create a visual triangle. If you look up at the main project image, you’ll see how they form a triangle—a great way to guide the eye around the page. It’s also visually appealing. You can do this with embellishments, alphas, or pops of a certain color. It would work great with pops of yellow using the March Kit!

Finally, let’s talk about those Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts. I’ll admit that they often stump me. I love the look of acetate, but I really don’t like when I can see the adhesive through the piece. Many people don’t mind, but it drives me crazy on my own pages. Tiny Attacher to the rescue! Now I don’t have to fear acetate. Here, I used the grid tag to hold two flag stickers from the Adventure Stickers. It’s a great subtle accent. Also, take a look up at that full page image again and you’ll see that I created a visual triangle with the flag-shaped stickers!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look into how I pulled this page together. I can’t wait to see what you create using the March kit and add-ons!

Hello there! I’m Shannon. I was born and raised in New England but now live in coastal Georgia with my husband, our 3 daughters, and our rescue dog. I’ve been crafty for as long as I can remember – always creating journals, collages, and photo books. I created a scrapbook of our wedding in 2007 and then jumped right into scrapbooking again when our first daughter was born in 2008. Between 2008-2015 I dabbled in both digital and paper scrapbooking and was published in several scrapbooking magazines. Then I stopped – abruptly and completely. It wasn’t until 4 years later, in August 2019, that I decided it was time to start scrapbooking again. My creativity was dormant for 4 whole years and it feels great to be back! Now, I’m a happy hybrid scrapbooker and I work in pocket pages of all sizes, travelers notebooks, and memory planners. When I’m not scrapbooking, I can often be found running, reading, or sipping coffee. I love being outdoors and discovering new adventures with my family.

Find more of Shannon’s gorgeous pocket pages on her Instagram feed, and check back next week when she will share one more project with us using our newest products!

March Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

We hope you have enjoyed the unboxing of your March 2020 kit and add-ons, and we know that these 10 new projects from our talented design team will have you itching to use your new goodies ASAP! Let’s get inspired!

Easter Eggs pocket page by Amy Jo Vanden Brink – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts, Acrylic Easter Eggs, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper StackMini Dated Stamp

Love You Today and Always by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | March 2020 KitMarch Labels, Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts, Adventure Stickers, Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers, Acrylic Clovers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper StackMini Dated Stamp

Adventure pocket page by Kristina Proffitt – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts, March Label StickersAdventure Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Adventure Tags, Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp 

Cherished Moment by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, March Label Stickers, Adventure Stickers, Go See Do Acetate Die CutsTypewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack

September pocket page spread by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, Adventure Stickers, Fuchsia Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Wood Veneer Adventure Tags, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Mini Dated Stamp

March Moments by Candace Perkins – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, Go See Do Acetate Die CutsTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersFlourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp

Go Out and Explore by Katarina Prevendarova – supplies used | March 2020 KitMarch Cut Files, Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersTitle Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp 

Lucky In Love by Stacie Watson – supplies used | March 2020 KitMarch Cut Files, Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers, Acrylic Clovers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack

Explore by Daniela – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, Go See Do Acetate Die CutsTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersTeal Puffy Alphabet StickersWood Veneer Adventure Tags, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack

Bloom Where You Are Planted by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | March 2020 KitGo See Do Acetate Die Cuts, March Label StickersAdventure StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Adventure TagsFlourish 6 x 8.5 Paper StackTitle Builder Vol. 4 StampMini Dated Stamp

Show us how you are using your new March kit and extras to get crafty! Share on social media using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

Spring Memories Documented Using Title Builder with Marsha Farris

For the past few days, we’ve been sharing inspiration from our design team using different Title Builder volumes combined together to create amazing titles, and customized elements like page backgrounds, borders and more! Today, design team member Marsha Farris is going back to our latest release, Title Builder Vol. 4, to show us how she used it to create a beautiful, springtime traveler’s notebook spread, which we know you will love!

Hey, Elle’s Studio friends!  It’s Marsha and I’m excited to share a traveler’s notebook layout featuring the new Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp! This is such a versatile set, perfect for adding fun stamped titles to your layouts!

Supplies | March 2020 Kit, March 2020 Print and Cut Labels, March Label StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers, Fuchsia Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp, Mini Dated Extras Stamp, Everyday Tabs Metal Die

This layout began with a photo of my sons and me, taken last Easter morning. We have a tradition of taking photos every Easter and I am always excited to see how much they change from year to year. I knew the bright, springy colors in the March 2020 Kit, along with the Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack would work perfectly with this photo. To start the layout, I used several stamps from the Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp to do some repeat stamping onto a piece of white cardstock, using a light green ink. The words in this stamp were perfect for my spread!  I trimmed a strip of patterned paper from the Flourish Paper Stack and adhered it with the stamped piece down the right edge of the layout. Next, I added my photo and used some die cuts from the March Kit as embellishment, along with a heart from the Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers. For the area above my photo, I used the Everyday Tabs Metal Die and a patterned paper from the Flourish Paper Stack to create a tab.  I used a bit of fuchsia watercolor to highlight two of the words on the patterned paper tab before adhering it to the layout.

Below the photo, I typed my journaling onto a label from the March 2020 Print and Cut Labels and adhered it to the page. I stamped the date using the Mini Dated Extras Stamp and used a circle punch to cut it out. I also layered it with another punched circle from the Flourish Paper Stack.

On the other side of the spread, I chose two patterned papers from the Flourish Paper Stack, layering them so that only a portion of the green ledger paper was showing at the left edge of the page.  I began the title using the Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers and the Fuchsia Puffy Alphabet Stickers. Next, I stamped the rest of the title using the Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp, adding one of the words onto a label from the March Label Stickers.  I always love the look of a mixed stamp and sticker title! To embellish the page, I added a few dots from the Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers and used a circle punch to cut out a floral piece from a patterned paper in the Flourish Paper Stack. This was such a fun layout to put together using the Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp, along with the March 2020 Kit and extras!

I hope this inspires you to use the Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp to create a title or add a fun stamped border to your layout!  We can’t wait to see your creations using this new set!

Show us how you create with Title Builder Vol. 4! Share your projects on social media using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group! We can’t wait to see your terrific titles!

Beautiful Title Builder Possibilities with Jen McMurtrey

Our Title Builder stamps are so versatile! Not only can they create unique titles on your layouts, but they can also create beautiful and unique page backgrounds, as design team member Jennifer McMurtrey is sharing with us today on a new scrapbook layout! Let’s see how she got creative with our two latest Title Builder volumes!

Hey Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Jen today with a fun layout featuring the awesome new Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp! This month I wanted to do something a little different to create a unique background, so I pulled out the new stamp, along with the Title Builder Vol. 3 Stamp to see what I could come up with. 

First, let’s take a look at the completed layout:

Supplies | March 2020 KitGo See Do Acetate Die Cuts, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 3 Stamp, Noted Vol. 2 Stamp, Mini Dated Extras Stamp

Once again I’ve been “perusing” my daughter’s social media accounts looking for pictures to use on projects. I came across this gem and fell in love immediately!

Going into this project, I had an idea of how I wanted to create the background and what I wanted it to look like. I began by using smooth cardstock with a black sketch pen on my Silhouette Cameo. I created a circle and duplicated it several times, offsetting each one as I went along. The technique is simple but I love the effect!

Using both Title Builder Vol. 3 and Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamps, I stamped each sentiment three times using coordinating colors. To isolate the “choose” sentiment, I cut apart the “choose to be” stamp from Title Builder Vol. 3 prior to stamping with it. I’ll admit it scared me a little, but the stamp is still usable as one word or three!

The ink splatters were next using the same inks blended with water and a paint brush. I splattered the inks to coordinate with the words so the colors are in sections and feel more intentional. 

Using the March 2020 Kit, I went to work layering journaling tags that I cut in half behind the photo. Along the same lines, I cut the “This Moment” tag in half and stamped it using the Mini Dated Extras Stamp prior to placing it behind the picture. This is a great technique to use to stretch your product a bit and get more use out of what you have. I followed those with a few stars from the Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts.

To create balance, I layered a few die cuts along the top border of the layout and stamped the “choose happy” sentiment in black on the bottom.

Because I love texture and dimension, I used the Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers quite liberally around each of the stamped sentiments. It was the perfect touch and really made the stamped words pop. Finally, I stamped the dotted lines to the right of the picture using the Noted Vol. 2 Stamp and added my journaling.

Isn’t this a fun project!? The best part: It was simple to create using the supplies I already had on hand. Bonus!

So, break out those stamps and let’s see what you create! Remember to use #EllesStudio when posting your projects on social media, and you just might be featured on the blog. Yay!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to create!

Mixing and Matching Title Builder Volumes with Suzanna Lee

There are so many clever and creative ways to use our Title Builder volumes, and today, design team member Suzanna Lee is showing how she combined words, phrases and even single letters to choose the perfect title for special photos of her daughter. Let’s take a look!

Hiya scrappy peeps! It’s Suzanna here today! This month, along with a whole host of other fantastic goodies, Title Builder Volume 4 was released with the monthly kit. Did you add it to your shopping cart, or are you considering it? I have used these four great title-building stamps sets a lot since receiving them. Not only are they great for titles, but also for subtitles, large font journaling, borders, embellishments to your layouts, and more! Today I am combining the latest, greatest stamp: Title Builder Vol. 4, with the original Title Builder and Title Builder Vol. 2 to create a lengthy title for my layout.

Supplies | March 2020 KitGo See Do Acetate Die CutsMarch Label StickersAdventure Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Title Builder Vol. 4 Bundle (includes: Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp & Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers), Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp, Title Builder Stamp

The title of this layout is, in essence, also the journaling of this layout. These were portrait pictures that I took of my daughter, Mia. There is no “story” to tell, per se. This is her, at age 13, being a young teenager and posing for her scrapbooking Mum who needs pictures. It was the rare moment that she actually cooperated with me. Anybody else get the same teen girl sass and drama? Ugh…

To create the title, I combined the original Title Builder, Title Builder Vol. 2 AND the newly released Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamps. The stamps were stamped as follows;

“Beautiful”: Title Builder Vol. 4

“Girl” : Title Builder Vol. 2

“You can do”: “you” Title Builder Vol. 4; “can” “c” from Title Builder, “an” from “and” in Title Builder Vol. 4, “do” from “documenting” in Title Builder

“AMAZING”: Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers

“amazing”: Title Builder Vol. 4

“things”: Title Builder Vol. 2 from “everything is”

First, I laid down a layer of watercolor, eyeballing the approximate size. Then I stamped using a coordinating ink color. Some masking was necessary to get the desired letters to build words that didn’t exist as whole words but it was dead easy to do. There is SO much you can do with these stamp sets!

You can see in the photo above, I even used the stamp set to create a border to add black to the layout, using the Title Builder Vol. 2 for this diamond chain. The black ink outlining every other diamond helps guide you eye to the other part of the layout as the black and white photos tend to be very dominant in the top left corner without that weight of the black in the bottom right.

The flowers included on Title Builder Vol. 4 make a lovely addition to the title and compliment the Flourish Paper Stack patterns paper behind one of the photos, tying the various elements of the layout together.

It’s amazing what you can do with stamps for your memory keeping, isn’t it?! And that’s just a fraction of the stamps utilized on that one layout. There are so many options! Each stamp volume comes with a download of possible phrases for just that volume, but it’s exponential when you combine volumes!

I have a process video of how this layout came together so you can see how I pieced some of the words together:

Thanks for stopping in today!

Show us how you combine your Title Builder stamps across the volumes by posting in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group and on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

A Standout Title Using Title Builder with Tracey Fox

With every Title Builder release, your title possibilities just continue to grow, and today, design team member Tracey Fox is showing us how perfect the Title Builder Vol. 4 products can be when combined with our original Title Builder Stamp! Let’s take a look!

Who else is excited about Title Builder Vol. 4 release?! The Title Builder Stamps are absolute must-haves for my memory-keeping because they provide endless options for adding words and phrases that illustrate my stories. And with every Title Builder release, those options grow and grow— especially when you combine the sets with each other to create new combinations! For this layout, I used the new Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp and Puffy Stickers along with the Title Builder Stamp.

Supplies | March 2020 Kit, March Label Stickers, Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet StickersFlourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Title Builder Vol. 4 Bundle (includes: Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp & Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers), Title Builder Stamp

I usually reach for black ink when I stamp—a bold and classic look, but the title I chose and the words on the Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp inspired me to reach for some colorful inks! I had six 4″ x 4″ photos of some of my favorite people in the world, taken at one of my favorite events (our annual fall pumpkin festival), and I had the idea to place the photos in two vertical rows along either side of the layout with a long title centered down the middle. I used black ink for the smaller stamped words and pulled a bright rainbow of colors from the March 2020 Kit for the ink colors I used for the other words. I used words “amazing” and “color” from the Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers, and I grabbed the new Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers to spell out the word “people,” in my title. I LOVE the addition of some of the pictures and icons in the Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp— I used the sun stamp here to stand in for the word “sunshine” so I could say that these “people add sunshine and color to my world.”

Here’s a helpful tip I always follow when I use the puffy sticker words with individual letters: The stickers’ plastic packaging has a subtle outline of each letter on the plastic once you peel off the sticker, so once I stick the first letter down on my layout, I hold the clear packaging over the letter and use it as a guide to show me exactly where to place each of the other letters. This technique never fails me in getting the letters down with the right spacing— exactly as they appear in the package!

The title is definitely the star of this page, but I finished the layout by adding just a few extras to bring it all together. I splattered ink in a few bright colors over the title, and along the sides of the page, I chose a series of patterns from the tags in the March Kit and the papers in the Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack to create some colorful borders. I tucked a few of the March Label Stickers in behind the photos to add an extra touch of interest to the edges of the layout.

Thanks for checking out my Title Builder project today! I can’t wait to play more with the amazing and versatile Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp by mixing and matching its words and icons with all of the other previous Title Builder volumes. What title combinations will you create? I hope you will share your projects in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group and use the hashtag #ellesstudio when you share what you have made on social media!

Title Builder Vol. 4 Two Ways with Patricia Roebuck

Our new Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp and Puffy Stickers are the perfect products to use to add titles or standout background designs on any project: scrapbook layouts, pocket pages or traveler’s notebooks! Today, design team member Patricia Roebuck has combined two of these formats to use her Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp in two different ways, and we know you’ll love her colorful project! Let’s take a look!

Hello everyone! I hope you have enjoyed the March Kit + extras reveal! The products always inspire me to not only take the time to put stories together, but to be creative! The brand new Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp gave me so many ideas and possibilities. Today’s post showcases this new set, using it in two ways: combining it with the Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers along with my journaling, and by creating a colorful background on the opposite side. I have a video at the end showing the process of this project as well, but let’s get started on more details of how this traveler’s notebook page came together.

Supplies | March 2020 KitGo See Do Acetate Die Cuts, March Label Stickers, Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Coral Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Acrylic Clovers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Word Circle Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 4 Bundle (includes: Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp & Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers)

Based on my photos, I selected my inks. Starting with a smooth white cardstock background and my photo placed where I wanted it, I started stamping and framing words and phrases around my photo using the Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp.

The phrases and titles that I selected went with the photos of my daughter at her school spring party, presenting her project. She was in first grade at the time, so this was a big transitioning year from a small Montessori school to a large public school. ‘Growing,’ Blooming,’ ‘Inspire,’ ‘Color Your World’, as well as the others I’ve selected go with the photos and story.

After I filled in my background with the stamps, I added the new Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts to add another layer and texture.

For the left side, the 6″ x 8″ pocket page, I filled two of the 2″ x 2″ pockets with a photo, and the other four with patterns trimmed to fit from the Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack. Since my photos and my background on the right are full and busy, I kept this side relatively simple, just adding the March Label Stickers with stickers from the Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers and the Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers.

These photos are at school and don’t look like spring photos, so I added a couple of the new Acrylic Clovers in green to the last 2″ x 2″ pocket.

The striped tag from the March Kit is probably my most favorite and simple way to use the Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp with the Puffy Stickers. By combing them, I have the coral color of the ‘Amazing’ puffy sticker to stand out, and then the ‘these are the’ sentiment from the stamp helps to start my journaling.

Watch my process video to see how it all came together:

Whether you want to get creative with a background as I did, or use the Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp to help start your journaling on a tag, this stamp is such a great product to add to your documenting possibilities!

Don’t be afraid to use those photos with distractions from school, a public place, etc.  When you look back, those will be the most priceless ones, and using the Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp will be a great way to remember them. Enjoy creating!

A TB4 Traveler’s Notebook Spread with Guest Shannon Dombkowski

We are so excited to welcome our March guest designer to the blog today: Shannon Dombkowski! Shannon creates gorgeous traveler’s notebook, memory planner spreads, and pocket pages with lots of clean white space, pops of color and a clever use of good design! We know you’ll love the new notebook spread that she is sharing with us today, using our March kit and add-ons, with our new Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp! Let’s take a look:

Hi crafty friends! It’s Shannon here with my first guest post for Elle’s Studio. When my box of goodies arrived, I was immediately drawn to the Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp. I love stamping and this stamp set is full of endless possibilities! I decided that a motivational page in my “All About Me” travelers notebook would be the perfect project for these stamps.

Supplies | March 2020 Kit, March Label Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp

The problem is, I couldn’t decide on just one phrase! I mixed and matched some words to create a few phrases going down the right side of my spread. The best part? These are phrases that I try to use to guide my life all the time. It was like Meghann was in my mind as she was creating the stamp phrases! I played with a little bit of color in my stamping to compliment the opposite side of the spread. Sometimes stamping can be intimidating because it’s so permanent! Let me share a few tips and tricks: First, I put the stamp on my paper stamp side down and then use an acrylic block to pick it up. This helps prevent the image from becoming distorted. Next, I use a white eraser to “prime” my stamp and brush off excess with my finger. This helps the ink stick a little better. Then, I always do a practice stamp on scrap paper. Repeat after me: I will never let my first stamp be directly on my project! Finally, I make sure my paper is on top of something slightly squishy. I like to use a paper piercing mat but a mouse pad would work well too. This helps the entire stamp touch the paper to create a clean image.

Since I had so many words on the right side of my spread, I tried to keep the background of the left side pretty neutral so it wouldn’t compete. I used the grey and white heart paper from the Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack. These papers are the perfect size for travelers notebooks! Then I used some of the colorful patterns to build a mat for my photos.

I still needed just a little bit more color, so I grabbed my pack of Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, “filling in” some of the hearts with various colors. I had to use just one last stamped word, “amazing,” to pull in a little bit more of my favorite color, yellow, on a banner tag. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look into how I put together a traveler’s notebook spread and have more confidence to try stampingI can’t wait to see what you create with the amazing March 2020 kit and extras!

Hello there! I’m Shannon. I was born and raised in New England but now live in coastal Georgia with my husband, our 3 daughters, and our rescue dog. I’ve been crafty for as long as I can remember – always creating journals, collages, and photo books. I created a scrapbook of our wedding in 2007 and then jumped right into scrapbooking again when our first daughter was born in 2008. Between 2008-2015 I dabbled in both digital and paper scrapbooking and was published in several scrapbooking magazines. Then I stopped – abruptly and completely. It wasn’t until 4 years later, in August 2019, that I decided it was time to start scrapbooking again. My creativity was dormant for 4 whole years and it feels great to be back! Now, I’m a happy hybrid scrapbooker and I work in pocket pages of all sizes, travelers notebooks, and memory planners. When I’m not scrapbooking, I can often be found running, reading, or sipping coffee. I love being outdoors and discovering new adventures with my family.

Check out more of Shannon’s gorgeous notebook spreads on her Instagram feed, until she’s back with us next week to share more inspiration!

March Reveal Design Team Inspiration

Hooray for March! We are so excited for the return of spring, and our new March 2020 monthly kit and add-ons reflects that! It’s bright, fun and is made to help you record beautiful moments and adventures! Let’s take a look at how our newest products inspired our talented design team to create!

Sunny Cal pocket page spread by Patricia Roebuck – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts, March Label Stickers, Adventure Stickers, Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Adventure Tags, Word Circle Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 4 Bundle (includes: Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp & Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers)

Easter Egg Hunt by Katarina Prevendarova – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, March Labels, Adventure Stickers, Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Easter Wood Veneers, Acrylic Easter Eggs, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack

Spring greeting cards by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, March Labels, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Easter Wood Veneers, Acrylic Easter Eggs, Acrylic Clovers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack

Share Your Amazing Colors by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts, Adventure Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Adventure Tags, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Title Builder Vol. 4 Bundle (includes: Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp & Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers), Mini Dated Stamp

Happy Easter Memories by Marsha Farris – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, March Labels, Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Easter Wood Veneers, Acrylic Easter Eggs, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Title Builder Vol. 4 Stamp, Word Circle Stamp, Hazel Alphabet Stamp

Egg Hunt by Daniela – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Fuchsia Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Easter Wood Veneers, Acrylic Clovers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack

Sledding pocket page spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, Adventure Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers

So Lucky by Tracey Fox – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, March Label Stickers, Adventure Stickers, Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers, Acrylic Clovers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Everyday Tabs Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Outline, Mini Dated Stamp

April pocket page spread by Steph Grimes – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, Adventure Stickers, Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Mini Dated Stamp, Mini Dated Extras Stamp

Go Out & Explore by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, March Cut Files, Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts, Adventure Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Adventure Tags, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack

Days of the Week pocket page by Amy Jo Vanden Brink – supplies used | Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Word Circle Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Outline

Easter 2019 by Melissa Mann – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts, Adventure Stickers, Easter Wood Veneers, Acrylic Easter Eggs, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Word Circle Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Solid, Large Jane Number Stamp — Solid and Outline

Growing traveler’s notebook spread by Stacie Watson – supplies used | Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Word Circle Stamp, Months of the Year Stamp

Come Fly With Me by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | March 2020 Kit, Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts, March Label Stickers, Adventure Stickers, Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Adventure Tags, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Word Circle Stamp

Love Family Time by Candace Perkins – supplies used | Go See Do Acetate Die Cuts, Adventure Stickers, Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 4 Puffy Stickers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack

With all of these amazing projects, we know that you’ll be inspired to create when your kit lands on your doorstep! Be sure to pin your favorites to be ready for your creative time, and head to the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group to talk about your favorite elements in our reveal today with other ES fans!

Our March kit + add-ons have arrived!

Our March reveal is here and we are excited for you to see all of the brand new and exclusive products that are now available in our shop today! Our March kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 27 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 March are: Flourish 6 x 8.5 paper pack, stamps (Word Circle and Title Builder Vol. 4), Go See Do Acetate die cuts, puffy stickers (Tiny Shapes and Dots and Title Builder Vol. 4), stickers (March labels and Adventure), Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, wood veneers (Easter and Adventure Tags), acrylics (clovers and Easter eggs), and labels.

Our digital files this month include coordinating printables, March 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!

We are so excited to announce that we have expanded our Title Builder collection once again and volume four of these fun and versatile products is now available in our shop! Here’s a closer look at these new items that we’ve made in collaboration with Meghann Andrew:

Our Title Builder products are specifically designed to help you come up with and create creative titles on your layouts, pocket pages, traveler’s notebooks, and more! Volume four of our collection includes a 6 x 8 inch stamp and puffy stickers! These can be purchased separately, or together in our Title Builder Vol. 4 Bundle, specially priced with a 15% discount, while supplies last!

Our Title Builder products are designed to create titles using a mix of stamped words and phrases, stickers, acrylics, and wood veneers together. You’ll have endless possibilities by varying your words and ink colors, along with adding alphabet stickers and stamps!

When you purchase our Title Builder Vol. 4 stamp or bundle, you will also receive a PDF file that you can print at home, with over 100 titles that you can create with this stamp alone. Just think of the title possibilities using other stickers, acrylic, wood veneer words, chipboard, and alphabet or phrase stickers in the Elle’s Studio shop, or from your own stash!

To celebrate our Title Builder Vol. 4 reveal, Title Builder Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3 stamps are on sale for a limited time at 20% off! Collect them all and combine them to create even more amazing titles for your projects! This offer ends on March 17th at midnight Pacific or while supplies last and no coupon code is needed!

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!

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 Wednesday, March 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.

This month we also have a special SURPRISE for you! We are excited to be celebrating 13 years in business this month and we are so thankful for all of your support and friendship over the years! We love and appreciate you all so much! Look for fun giveaways during the month on our Instagram account! Plus, all of our current and new kit subscribers will be automatically receiving an Elle’s Studio pen with their March kit subscription!

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 and for all of your support! We are excited to see how you use these new products! You can share your projects with us in our Facebook group and make sure you use the #EllesStudio hashtag when posting on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our feed and win a gift certificate to our shop!