Saying Goodbye to the May Kit with Nathalie Leonelli

Hello Elle’s Studio fans, it’s Nathalie back with you today to show you how I have used some of my May 2021 kit and add-on leftovers to create a new spread in my notebook. 


Supplies | May 2021 Kit, May 2021 Labels, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Black, Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Banners and Border StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Warm Tones

Since my goal was to show you how to “kill your kit” I decided to rely almost exclusively on my leftover tags from the May 2021 Kit for this project. They didn’t really work as-is for my design, so instead I cut them up. Can you guess how many tags I used?

I cut six tags! These are the different ways I used them:

  • Color block accents next to my photos
  • As layers under my photos
  • Photo corners
  • A mat for a photo
  • Photo captions
  • Date strip
  • Title embellishment

To bring in texture and more details, I added a few matching puffy stickers from the Puffy Banners and Border Stickers and the Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Sticker packs along with a couple of die-cuts from the kit.

I love cutting my tags to use them outside of pockets and as you can imagine, the possibilities are endless when you think of them as paper scraps.

I will conclude with one last tip: for the sake of uniformity, select two or three colors for your project and cut only those portions from all your leftover tags!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope to have inspired you to try finishing up that May 2021 kit and add-ons before the June box shows up on your doorstep!

We can’t wait to see your projects using the May kit and extras! Share with us in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashatag!

June Design Team Sneak Peeks

We are just two days away from our June 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 June reveal will be full of exclusive products that we’ve designed and will have you ready to document your June stories and take you right into the month of July!

Not a subscriber? Don’t wait any longer! You can pre-order our June 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 June kit. We will then hold your kit and you’ll be ready to bundle and save at our June 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 June discounts and savings that will be available for our subscribers during our June 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 June 10th! Quick note: Our kits and add-ons are available without a subscription each month, too.

You’re also invited to join us in our Facebook group for our next Facebook LIVE on reveal night! Meghann Andrew will be sharing an upclose look at the new June monthly kit and add-ons, and create something fun using them! Click here to visit our group, then click on EVENTS and RSVP so you don’t miss it!

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 Thursday, June 10th at 8:00 am Pacific! We hope to see you there!

The Best with Jen McMurtrey

Hello friends! It’s Jen today with a project focusing on something I think we all adore… scrapbooking! Last weekend I had the opportunity to share my love of crafting with a local Girl Scout troop, and we had a lovely time creating a layout together. Originally, it was just going to be the girls who participated, but the mothers joined in as well. It was such a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.

This project utilizes several of the May 2021 Cut Files along with the From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp, which are both amazing.

Supplies | May 2021 Kit, May 2021 Cut Files, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Warm Tones, Wood Veneer Borders, Good Times Paper Stack, Fun with Borders Stamp, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp

To create the background, I used the plus sign cluster from the From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp in several colors. I created several clusters in red, pink, and purple; and followed that with green and blue circles.

Next, I isolated three of the May 2021 Cut Files, adjusted the sizes, and cut them with my Silhouette using the Good Times Paper Stack.

It was easy to create each of them simultaneously by cutting the patterned papers down to size and placing them on the mat accordingly before sending them through the Silhouette.

With each of the cut files ready to use, I began placing everything on the layout starting with the scalloped circle, photo, and journaling tag. I love having the option to change the digital files to suit my needs and created the wavy circle by using the offset function. It is fun to see what I can do and challenge myself to learn new things.

Rather than use the digital files to create more circles, I used a one-inch punch to make the smaller shapes and layered them with die cuts from the May Kit.

To complete the project, I used the Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers and Wood Veneer Borders to add more color and dimension.

Using the digital files is a great way to stretch your product and create unique elements on projects. I love having the ability to use them over and over again.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Show us how you’ve used our May Cut Files on your projects! Share on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or join us in our Facebook Group, where you can share your work with other ES fans!

May #EllesStudio Spottings on Instagram

Hey there, Elle’s Studio fans! Did you know that you can win a gift certificate to our shop, just for sharing your projects featuring our products on Instagram?! Each month, we check the #EllesStudio hashtag to see what you’ve been creating, and this month these 6 projects caught our eye:

On the left, Louanna (@lou_crafts) created a fun page of star die cuts created with our My Star Metal Die! We also love her title, created with our Jane Tile Cardstock Alphabet Stickers and Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers! On the right, Salena (@salena_grace) used our April 2021 Kit to create her awesome “currently” pocket page. Both wonderful projects!

The next two layout feature some beautiful babies! On the left, @ary.scraps created one fantastic title using our outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamps. On the right, Dana (@scrappylsutiger) used our Happy Easter Wood Veneers to document two sweet cuties!

We love seeing how you use our add-ons to embellish your products, and on the left Helen (@helenrockabillygirl) used some of our newest products: Cork Words and Puffy Banners and Border Stickers on her sweet layout about her cute puppy! On the right, Amanda (@scrappygal001) used our sold out February Kit to record a week in her pocket page album, creating a sunny page!

Just for sharing their projects, these six paper crafters will each win a $10 gift certificate to the shop! Thank you so much for posting your projects and using the #EllesStudio hashtag, ladies! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize!

Use our products on your next project and post to Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio for a chance to be featured here on our blog, and win a gift certificate to the shop! We can’t wait to see what you create this month!

Alphabet Love with Sarah Kee

Hi, Elle’s friends! It’s me, Sarah, on the blog, and I can’t believe we are already in June. Where did half the year go?!

Today, I’m happy to share my latest layout with you. It’s focused on combining the two yellow alphabet stickers from the May release. Have you seen them yet?! I love that they are so bright and cheery.

Here’s what I came up with:

Supplies | May 2021 Kit, Yellow Cardstock Label Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Yellow, Treasure This Vellum Stickers, Yellow Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Acetate Heart Stickers, Puffy Banners and Border StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Warm Tones, Happy Place Wood Veneer, Good Times Paper StackFun with Borders Stamp

I tend to use letter stickers as titles for my projects, but I wanted to try something different this time around. I wanted to incorporate both the Jane Tile and Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers as a part of my journaling for this layout. I thought it would be a fun look, and I’m glad I did because I love the way it turned out!

First up, I created some “journaling lines” by using the Fun with Borders Stamp. Each border stamp acted as a single line for my journaling. Then, I added a combination of both the Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Yellow Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, and my own handwriting to get that journaling down onto my page.

For my layout title, I didn’t want to use any of the alphabet stickers and confuse it with my journaling. Instead, I used the Happy Place Wood Venee that was released last month. It made for such an easy way to add a title to my layout. 

Lastly, have you all seen the Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers?! These have easily become one of my favorite ways to embellish my layouts. I love that they’re basic and easy enough to add to any project. They have adhesive backs, so no need to use any type of glue or tape runner with them. They come in a variety of colors, but the last release was fun warm tones that go perfectly with the yellow alphabet stickers. 

And that’s a wrap! That’s all I have for today. What’d you think? We’d love to see you using those awesome yellow Jane tiles and Parker acetate stickers on your projects. Join us, and please do share your projects with all of us at our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio.

And as always, thanks for reading and letting me share my work with all of you. It’s always a blast to create with Elle’s Studio products! 

Hello crafty friends! Nicole here and today I’m sharing just how versatile the May 2021 kit and add-ons are for documenting Father’s Day memories! The navy, teal and red really caught my eye for this spread and were the foundation colors that I ran with to document the love and kindness of my husband and the time he spends with our two boys!

Supplies | May 2021 Kit, Jane Tile Alphabet Stickers – Light Teal, Treasure This Vellum Stickers, Puffy Banners and Border StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Warm Tones, Wood Veneer BordersGood Times Paper Stack, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline

For my left page, I went big and bold! I used a 6 x 8 inch piece of the navy paper from the Good Times Paper Stack to back a large photo of my boys. They were sitting in a large red adirondack chair, so of course I had to color block and add red stamping with the From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp and add other red elements from the Puffy Banners and Border Stickers and Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers. I also added the circle Family Fun die cut from the May 2021 Kit and a sticker from the Treasure This Vellum Stickers to break up all of the red. 

The title is a combination of the light teal Jane Tile Alphabet Stickers and stamping of the Large Jane Alphabet stamped on patterned paper. Because the red paper for the word “DAD” was so bold, I broke up the red and blue with a stamped label from the From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp to brighten it up and add a pop of a lighter color.

For the right side of my spread, I used the blue star and red heart tags from the May 2021 Kit to highlight the photos of my boys with their dad. I added a small label and a puffy element to each of these tags and that was it. I really wanted the design on these two cards to stand out the most.


For a few final details, I embellished the “love & kindness” card with a small amount of stamping, a notes flag, and a scalloped border from the Wood Veneer Borders. For my journaling, I trimmed down the “To-Do” tag and added another tag to bring in more of the darker blue on that side of my spread. I added a bullet list documenting each of the events the pictures were showing with a heart stamp noting they were “checked” off the list. I also added a few final details with another flag, puffy heart and another banner wood veneer, but this time, I stamped a sentiment on it to give it a little something more.

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you’ve been inspired to document all of your Father’s Day moments using our May 2021 kit and add-ons!

Treasuring Dad with Patricia Roebuck

Hello Elle’s Studio friends, it’s Patricia with you! Today is all about Father’s Day here on the blog, and I will walk you through how I created an 8.5 x 11 inch layout using the May 2021 kit and add-ons as well as the new, exclusive From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp!

Supplies | May 2021 KitMay 2021 Cut FilesYellow Cardstock Label StickersYellow Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Warm Tones, Wood Veneer Borders, Good Times Paper Stack, Knockout Words Metal Die, From Sketch to Finish Vol 6 Stamp

With this being all about Dad, I was inspired to use the scalloped circles from the May 2021 Cut Files that feature ‘the best’ and a star in the center. That inspiration led me to create a circle photo using Photoshop Elements and the cookie cutter tool. I placed the circles and photo on the page, creating a triangle, and then I started stamping using the From Sketch to Finish Vol 6 Stamp and three different colors to create a festive background at the top. 

I stamped the stitched lines vertically and then used the small star circle to finish my festive background. To continue with this look and feel, I also added dots from the Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers.

To break up the vertical design of my festive confetti look at the top, I added horizontal lines using the large lines image from the From Sketch to Finish Vol 6 Stamp in the same three ink colors. Next, I layered the start border cut file over these stamped lines. To create more horizontal lines, I use various sizes of the Good Times Paper Stack striped patterned paper, creating a blocked effect under part of the cut out stars, photo, the ‘Love You’ Knockout Words Metal Die, and a piece by itself on the right. This same pattern paper was used as the scalloped cut out circles to create more color while keeping it simple.

The ‘Love You’ die cut created with the Knockout Words Metal Die starts my title, and the star label from the From Sketch to Finish Vol 6 Stamp stamped in pink created the base layer to top with the Yellow Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers. I wanted journaling on my project, so I used the ‘Treasure’ sentiment from the From Sketch to Finish Vol 6 Stamp to start my journaling and then finished by typing my journaling onto a Yellow Cardstock Label Sticker while still on the sheet and then peeling it off to adhere it into place.

The last few details are a trimmed May 2021 Kit tag with ‘Father’s Day’ typed on to it, and the star Wood Veneer Borders placed vertically.  

Use the May 2021 Cut Files to create the start of your next layout, and see where it takes you! Have fun creating those special pages about Dad!

Show us how you are documenting the special guys in your life using our products! Post in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Fantastic Father’s Day Cards with Wei Wei Wang

Hello Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Wei Wei here to share two Father’s Day cards created with the May 2021 kit and add-ons. I know that there are some Mother’s Day theme tags in the May kit, but I hope to inspire you to take some time to create a couple of cards for the fathers and grandfathers in your life.

Supplies | May 2021 Kit, Yellow Cardstock Label StickersYellow Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Banners and Border StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Warm Tones, Wood Veneer Borders, Fun with Borders Stamp, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp, Good Times Paper Stack, Knockout Words Metal Die, Parker Alphabet Metal Die, Layered Card Metal Die

For the first card, I showcased an assortment of die cuts. First, I chose blue patterned paper from the Good Times Paper Stack as my card base. I also used Layered Card Metal Die to cut a piece of cross patterned paper just smaller than the card base.

Then, I built my title by using Knockout Words Metal Die and Good Times Paper Stack. I love the Knockout Words Metal Die so much! These die cuts are perfect for creating different kind of cards. By combining the negative cut “Love You”, the punched-out “Hello” and as well as “SO MUCH” cut from the Good Times Paper Stack, I created this meaningful card in a breeze!

On the top layer, I added two stars from the From From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp. I really really love that solid star with the “you are golden” phrase in the middle.

To finish off, I added a cute Puffy Banners and Border Stickers and a little heart from Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers.

On the second card, I chose one tag from the May Kit as my background. The title was built with Yellow Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers. Because the tag is colorful and the acetate alphabet is transparent, I backed the stickers with white die cuts, cut from the Parker Alphabet Metal Die, to make my tile stand out. I added the Wood Veneer Border under the word “Dad” to help it stand out.

To finish off, I layered two pieces of patterned papers from the Good Times Paper Stack behind the card front.

Thanks for stopping by!  I am excited to see what cards you create using the May 2021 kit and add-ons in the shop!

Show us what you’re crafting for Dad using our products! Share your layouts, cards and more in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

A sneak peek of our June 10th reveal!

Our June kit + coordinating add-ons reveal is almost here and we can’t wait to share with you all the new and exclusive products that will be available soon! Our reveal will be full of the perfect products to document your June stories and take you right into the month of July! This month, our June kit will include 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 27 die cuts!

Not a subscriber? You can pre-order our June 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 June kit. We will then hold your kit and you’ll be ready to bundle and save at our June 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! 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. 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 see how you use them on your projects! Make sure you set your alarm and mark your calendar for Thursday, June 10th at 8:00 am Pacific! We hope to see you there!

From Sketch to Finish Inspired with Nicole Kerr and Melissa Mann

Now that our newest sketch class, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6, has been released, we’re sharing how our design team has been inspired by it over the next few weeks! Today, we’re kicking this fun new blog feature off with TWO of our team members, Nicole Kerr and Melissa Mann, who are sharing different takes on sketch 9 from the class! Let’s take a look at what they created!

Hello everyone! It’s Nicole here and today I’m super excited to be sharing a project using sketch 9 from From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6. These sketches are so good and this is definitely one of my favs! I absolutely love working with sketches and I love how versatile they can be to not only give a jumping off point for layouts, but also travelers notebook pages. For this sketch, I transformed it to use on a TN layout as opposed to a scrapbook page as originally intended:

Supplies | Yellow Cardstock Label Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Yellow, Puffy Banners and Border Stickers, Good Times Paper Stack, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp, Fun with Borders Stamp, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp, Knockout Words Metal Die

When I look at this sketch, I see three main components. First, the large title that is right aligned. Second, I see two vertical lines of stamping. Lastly, the square photo spots. When I laid out my notebook pages, I made sure that these three elements were prominent.

The title was easy to carryover on the left side of the spread, accenting that right alignment with vertical stamping. The right side of my spread I used for the square photos and a journaling spot. Because a TN is smaller than a traditional layout, I used the numbered spaces provided in the sketch for my journaling, which I added using the From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 Stamp. Instead of using the stars with numbers to tie the two areas together, I kept the same theme with hearts, but used descriptive words on the banners that described the photos that they were on. This sketch was easy to use in my traveler’s notebook, and I can’t wait to try out the others using this format, too!

This is Melissa here with you today and I’m excited to be on the blog with Nicole to share our take on sketch 9 from From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6. As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew that it would be a great one to lift. I loved the grid design and the long title!

Supplies | May 2021 Kit, Yellow Cardstock Label Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Yellow, Treasure This Vellum Stickers, Yellow Parker Acetate Alphabet Stickers, Acetate Heart Stickers, Puffy Banners and Border StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Warm TonesGood Times Paper Stack, Fun with Borders StampKnockout Words Metal Die

I stamped some of the borders from the new Fun with Borders Stamp down the length of my layout. I knew I wanted to layer my title on top of the stamped borders. I created the grid of boxes to the right hand side using patterned paper from the Good Times Paper Stack.


Once I had all the boxes layered down, I placed my photos and various embellishments such as the Yellow Cardstock Label Stickers, Puffy Banners and Border Stickers, and Acetate Heart Stickers. Once I had all of this adhered down, I worked on my title to the left of my grid. I used various alphabet stickers and the new Knockout Words Metal Die to create my title. It was so much fun using all of the different fonts and different sized stickers to create this lengthy title! We can’t wait to see what you have created using the new From Sketch to Finish Vol. 6 class! Thanks for joining us today!

Want to create using this sketch just like Melissa and Nicole did? You can find this class now available in our shop with the exclusive 6 x 8 inch stamp, or as a digital download only!

We can’t wait to see what YOU create! Share how any of our new sketches in the class inspire you to create by posting your project in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or by posting on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!