Our September kit + add-ons have arrived!

Our September reveal is here and we are excited to share all of the brand new and exclusive products that are now available in our shop today! Our September kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 26 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 September are: stamps (Thankful and Home Sewn Stitches), Banners metal die (coordinates with our Thankful stamp), Thankful paper stack, puffy stickers (Autumn hearts and gold tiny shapes and dots), Autumn die cuts, Home Sewn Stitches acetate stickers, wood veneers (Banners, leaves, and Trick-or-Treat), Halloween cardstock stickers, Gray Jane Tile and basic shapes cardstock stickers, Banner stickers, and September labels.

Our digital files this month include coordinating printables, September 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!

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 Saturday, September 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!

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

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!

Stretch Your Supplies with Amanda-jayne Baldwin

Hi Elle’s Studio, friends! It’s Amanda here, and today I am sharing some of my top tips to stretch your August 2021 kit and add-ons! I only had one of the 3 x 4 inch journaling tags left from my August 2021 Kit, but that didn’t stop me from creating a full 12 x 12 inch page! Here’s what I crafted!

Supplies | August 2021 Kit, August Labels, Proud Of You Die Cuts, Light Teal Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers, Lizzy Alphabet Stamp

Wow! Such an amazing layout & you’d never guess that I was short on supplies! Here are my top tips on using your scraps! 

  • Add a mixed media base! A splash of paint, and some cleverly repeated stamping will create the illusion of ‘more’.  I used the packaging technique to apply my blue watercolor paints, and then repeat stamped the scallop icon from the amazing Lizzy Alphabet Stamp.
  • Labels are everything! The humble label is such a useful and versatile embellishment. I cut a few of the August Labels and August Kit labels in half and tucked them under my photograph. Even though I only had the one journaling tag to mount my photo onto, I now had the appearance of a layered cluster. I also used labels to embellish my journaling (let the good times roll!) and enhance the torn edges at the top of my page. Simple, but so effective! 
  • Die cuts add interest and dimension! Adding die cuts can really bring attention to certain page elements. I used the Proud of You Die Cuts to adorn my photo and make it the focal point. The die cuts also act as page builder, and create the illusion of a much fuller design, despite the lack of supplies. 
  • Use your stamps! Not only did I use the Lizzy Alphabet Stamp for my mixed media base, I also repeat-stamped the stars from this stamp set to fill in the gaps. Using different colored inks or similar stamps in different sizes will also create the illusion of more embellishments on the page. 
  • Reveal ‘snippets’ of pattern paper to give the impression that there’s more hiding! I tore the edges of my white cardstock base and stapled my left over paper scraps to the back of these tears. 
  • Make stickers do the hard work! The Light Teal Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers were perfect for tucking into my photo cluster. I also sprinkled some of the light teal stars around my page. 
  • Repetition is key! I opted for a simple color palette which I repeated to use in my embellishment selection. The over use of the same colors enhanced the design and gave it a more plentiful appearance. I also repeated the star shape throughout my layout. Again, the repetition of similar items really enforced the abundant look of the page.  

And there you have it—my top tips for stretching your supplies while we wait for our newest kit to arrive! I hope I have given you a few ideas to try! Thanks so much for visiting today! 

Show us how you’re stretching your August 2021 kit and add-ons! Post a project in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! We can’t wait to see how you use Amanda’s awesome tips!

September Design Team Sneak Peeks

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

Not a subscriber? Don’t wait any longer! You can pre-order our September 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 September kit. We will then hold your kit and you’ll be ready to bundle and save at our September 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 September discounts and savings that will be available for our subscribers during our September 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 September 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 up-close look at the new September 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 Friday, September 10th at 8:00 am Pacific! We hope to see you there!

Designing in Digital with Sarah Kee

Hello, Elle’s friends. It’s me, Sarah, here on the blog, and today I wanted to show you how to stretch pieces from your August kit and add-ons by using mostly digital files. Have you ever tried the monthly digital files? They are such an awesome way to make the most out of your monthly kits. Best part—they’re affordable and can be used over and over again!

Here’s what I came up with:

Supplies | August 2021 Note to Self Printables, August 2021 Print and Cut Labels, The Great Outdoors Printables, Chipboard Circle Stickers, You Got This Stamp, Monthly and Daily Tabs Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers

I mostly focused on using the Note to Self Printables.

First off, I cut out four of the 3×4 inch printable tags (note to self, graph paper, pie chart, and days of the week). Then, I added them to the center of my layout to help frame all my pieces. 

With the other 3 x 4 inch tags left on the printable (the star and the prize ribbon), I fussy cut out those shapes to create my own embellishments. I cut out the prize ribbon and stamped on “getting things done” from the You Got This Stamp

Then, I cut out the star shape from the last 3 x 4 inch printable. I layered the circle “this was awesome” printable from the August 2021 Print and Cut Labels to the stop of my star.

To further embellish my layout, I cut out a handful of the labels from the August 2021 Print and Cut Labels and layered them toward the top and bottom of my photos. I didn’t pick any specific labels; I just wanted to create a cluster of them to add more color to my project.

I wanted to create a horizontal element to break up the photos on my layout, so I used more printables from the Note to Self Printables. On that digital file, there are some fun, colorful circles. I cut all of them out and scattered them horizontally across my page. 

On this horizontal element, I layered the prize ribbon and star embellishments that I created. Also, to create more dimension to my layout, I added some of those awesome Chipboard Circle Stickers that I had leftover from the August release. Lastly, I stamped some scatted stars using the You Got This Stamp to complete my layout.

And that’s all I have for today! What’d you think? We’d love to see your projects featuring digital files. Whether they be cut files or print and cut labels, these files are a great way to expand your kits. They are jammed packed and ready for you to use—over and over again! Each month, there are new digital files that coordinate with the monthly kit, so don’t forget to check them out! 

Join us and  share your projects with us at our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio.

As always, thanks for reading and letting me share my work here. It’s always a pleasure to be making pretty things with Elle’s Studio products! 

Are you a monthly kit subscriber? If so, you get our monthly digital files for free with your subscription! Be sure you’re logged into your account, and visit our Digital tab where you can download the printables and cut files that coordinate with your kit each month!

July and August #EllesStudio Spottings on Instagram

Hello, friends! We’re so excited to share six projects that we discovered this month by searching the #EllesStudio hashtag on Instagram. Take a look at what we found:

On the left, we love how Stephanie (@crafts_rainbows_plants) created such a stunning layout using a past monthly kit, Parker Alphabet Metal Dies and My Heart Metal Die! What a striking design! On the right, Stacy (@honeyscraftroom) used our new Pocket Envelope Metal Die and Open Here Stamp to create the sweetest back to school notes for special kiddos!

How about some pockets? On the left, Leonela (@leonela_wright) used our latest August monthly kit and Chipboard Circle Stickers to create a fantastic summer layout! On the right, Renee (@reneeh20) created great filler pockets using our Adventure Paper Stack, Cardstock Die Cut Tags and The Great Outdoors Stamp on her adventure-filled page! We love them both!

Our new Proud of You Die Cuts take center stage on the layout on the left by Jill (@jillmrugg), and we also love the extra embellishment and texture added to her page with our wood veneers! Last, but not least, the layout by Heather (@heyheather_scrapbooks) features our Adventure and Good Times Paper Stacks along with the new Navy Puffy Alphabet Stickers, and the Summertime Tabs Stamp! So much to love about this layout!

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!

School Days: A Back to School Layout with Aimee Mertell

For today’s final School Days post, we’re going “old school” with a traditional layout created by Aimee Mertell. We know you’ll love how many of the obligatory first day photos that Aimee fit on her layout, while keeping it clean and simple! Let’s take a look!

Hi there, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Aimee here with you today— excited to wrap up our School Days blog posts with a 9 x 12 inch layout. Lets go ahead and take a look and I’ll walk you through what I did!

Supplies | 4 x 6 inch Notebook Journaling TagsProud Of You Die CutsLight Teal Cardstock Basic Shape StickersJane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Light Teal, Chipboard Circle StickersBack To School Wood Veneers, Adventure Paper Stack, Parker Alphabet Stamp, Parker Alphabet Metal DiePocket Envelope Metal Die

I don’t know about you, but I am one of those mamas that just keeps clicking! I seem to take a million photos just to make sure I get at least one good shot and then I am left with too many options—all of which I love! That was exactly the case on my son’s first day of the first grade. I snapped a ton of photos and I think each one captures his personality in a different way, so rather than narrowing them down, I am going to use them all! 

I started by building a photo strip horizontally in the center of the page. To do this, I machine-stitched a narrow strip of subtle blue grid paper from the Adventure Paper Stack to the center of the page and layered my four photos over top, all measuring around 2-1/2 inches square. I now have a great little mash-up of favorites! Next, I added another photo sized at 3 x 4 inches, and I laid it just above my photo strip. I then went to work building a fun title and embellishing! There was no way I wasn’t going to use the Back To School Wood Veneers title— it is absolutely perfect for this page. I opted to cover the existing pencil on the wood veneer piece for a yellow pencil die cut from the Proud Of You Die Cuts to add some more color.

I used a 4 x 6 inch Notebook Journaling Tag, a border punch and my sewing machine to adhere a strip of notebook paper under my photos. I feel that this adds some balance to the page and is also an anchor for my continued title and information about the photos. I used the Parker Alphabet Stamp with the coordinating Metal Die and the light teal Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers to mix alphas and spell out “first grade.” I added a sentiment from the Proud Of You Die Cuts and finished it off with a sprinkle of yellow stars cut from the Pocket Envelope Metal Die and some tiny teal stars from the Light Teal Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers

The August 2021 kit and extras pair perfectly with school time memories! I absolutely love this back to school layout and I hope it inspires you to document YOUR back to school stories—whether they are from this current school year or years prior I’m sure you’re bound to create something special!  Happy creating!

Share your school days projects , created with our August 2021 kit and add-ons with us! Join the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group where you can post on the discussion board, or post your project on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! For all of our teachers, students and parents out there, have a great school year!

School Days: Lunchbox Notes with Michelle Flynn

Do you have a school kid in your life who needs a reminder of how awesome they are? Or maybe someone special in your life who needs some encouragement? Surprise them with a note in their lunchbox, backpack or laptop bag! Michelle Flynn is with us today to share a two wonderful designs that will have you inspired to craft some sweet notes in no time! Let’s take a look!

Hi friends! It is Michelle here and I am so happy to be back sharing some sweet and fun lunchbox notes using the August 2021 kit and add-ons! This release was full of everything you could want to document and craft every type of back to school related event or activity and I have just loved creating with every single bit of it! I have already used the Pocket Envelope Metal Die so many times now that it has fast become my go-to for notes in and outside of my memory keeping. Today I am sharing how I used it to make these little lunchbox notes for your special back to school student, or even a teacher!

I started with the idea of two different note cards: one funny note for a little midday laugh and the other a sweet note of encouragement. I chose the gorgeous black and white paper from the Good Times Paper Stack for the funny note and for the sweet note I chose the light green grid paper from the Adventure Paper Stack. I used the Pocket Envelope Metal Die to create both cards and for opening labels of the lunchbox notes, I used the Open Here Stamp and the Proud Of You Die Cuts. I love the way the opening labels just add such a pop of color with that beautiful paper!

For the funny lunchbox note card, I used the August Labels to hand write cute little jokes and the labels were so perfect for this! I matted the inside of the note card using the yellow Adventure Paper Stack pattern. I am loving those little mini cards in the Proud Of You Die Cuts package and decided on the mint and white one for the left side of the notecard. I used the You Got This Stamp and the Lizzy Alphabet Stamp for this mini card and added a handwritten note along with a heart from the Pocket Envelope Metal Di, a die cut from the August Kit along with the Chipboard Circle Stickers

I pulled out the Nesting Tags Metal Die to make a tag for the right side of the card with that same black and white paper I used for the front of the card and I used dimensional adhesive to use the tag to make a holding spot for the jokes. I used the super fun Text Message Stamp and Text Message Metal Die, combined with the Hazel Alphabet Stamp to create that adorable “LOL” text message at the bottom of the joke holder. I just love the way it turned out and hope it brings lots of smiles.

The sweet, encouraging note card just has my heart. I trimmed down the 4 x 6 inch Notebook Journaling Tag for the left inside of the card and used the Proud Of You Die Cuts and Chipboard Circle Stickers for the corner and stamped “important” using the Lined Labels Stamp. I then used the Lizzy Alphabet Stamp to stamp “YOU ARE” as I wanted the you are message to be carried from the left to the right of the inside of the card. While I still had my Text Message Metal Die I went ahead and used that to stamp “Something Special” from the Open Here Stamp. I then used some of the sweet stars as an added element.  

For the right side of the card I used those mini cards again from the Proud Of You Die Cuts along with a die cut from the August Kit and a chipboard sticker. I really adore how it turned out!

Thank you for sharing your time with me today! I hope these little lunchbox note cards gave you some ideas on how to celebrate the students or teachers in your life, no matter what age they are! I had the best time using the August 2021 kit and add-ons. It was such a special release and I am not sure I would have ever created these sweet cards without such a beautifully curated kit! I love how each month it inspires me and I hope it inspires you because I cannot wait to see how you create with it!  Share your inspiration on Instagram using the #ellesstudio hashtag and join us for even more fun over in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group! Happy creating, friends!

Supplies | August 2021 Kit, August Labels, 4 x 6 inch Notebook Journaling Tags, Proud Of You Die Cuts, Chipboard Circle Stickers, Adventure Paper Stack, Good Times Paper Stack, Lizzy Alphabet Stamp, Lined Labels Stamp, Open Here Stamp, You Got This Stamp, Text Message Stamp, Hazel Alphabet Stamp, Nesting Tags Metal Die, Text Message Metal Die, Pocket Envelope Metal Die

Stop by tomorrow when Aimee Mertell will finish out our School Days posts with a gorgeous layout! Until then, happy creating with your August 2021 kit and add-ons!

School Days: Pocket Page with Jody Compton

Are you ready to go back to school this week with us? For the next three days our design team will be sharing projects dedicated to returning back to the classroom. Even if you don’t have school aged kiddos to document, pull out your photos from years past, or use these projects to inspire a project about how YOU are learning something new! Let’s start out with Jody Compton, who is sharing a pocket page with us to kick off our School Days posts!

Hi there Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Jody here with you today sharing a School Days pocket page using the August 2021 kit and add-ons. It’s simply titled Back to School, thanks to the amazing Back To School Wood Veneers.  w

Supplies | August 2021 Kit, August Labels, Proud Of You Die Cuts, Chipboard Circle Stickers, Back To School Wood Veneers, Acrylic Stars  

Last year, we decided to homeschool both our boys. Knowing that they would not take standard school photos I hired a photographer to come and take pictures at our house.  It was a big success and I love mixing black and white photos with colored photos. I not only used the Back To School Wood Veneers as a title, but I also sprinkled them throughout the pockets for texture and color.  

Another product I wanted to highlight was the fabulous Proud Of You Die Cuts. This is a huge pack of goodness.  The award ribbon stole the show in the top right pocket. I used several other die cuts around the page for pops of color and subtitles.  

Elle’s Studio always has the sweetest acrylic bits. I used several of the Acrylic Stars on this page because I was very proud of how our boys handled homeschooling. I love that the Acrylic Stars are not too chunky and come in a variety of colors!  

The August 2021 Kit die cuts are so versatile. I like to use the blank ones as layers. Mixing up different shapes and sizes gives the page movement and texture. 

I hope this page has given you some inspiration to create your own school days project. Please use the #ellesstudio hashtag on Instagram when you share your projects so we can see what you create!

Join us tomorrow when Michelle Flynn will be sharing some amazing lunchbox cards—perfect for a schooler or anyone else who needs some encouragement!

A sneak peek of our September 10th reveal!

Our September 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 September stories and take you right into the month of October! This month, our September kit will include 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 26 die cuts!

Not a subscriber? You can pre-order our September 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 September kit. We will then hold your kit and you’ll be ready to bundle and save at our September 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 Friday, September 10th at 8:00 am Pacific! We hope to see you there!

An All-Star Traveler’s Notebook with Nicole Kerr

Hello ES friends! It’s Nicole here and today I’m sharing a travelers notebook spread featuring the Lizzy Alphabet Stamp, the August Note to Self Printables and a few other add-on goodies! This month’s products inspired me to create this spread documenting my son making his travel hockey team! He was so proud and has worked hard all season. The August release created the perfect opportunity to document this memory with its back-to-school themed products.

Supplies | Note to Self Printables, August 2021 Print and Cut Labels, August Labels, Proud Of You Die Cuts, Chipboard Circle Stickers, Positive Vibes Wood Veneers, Acrylic Stars, Celebrate Paper Stack, Lizzy Alphabet Stamp, You Got This Stamp, Pocket Envelope Metal Die

The left side of my spread features the star tag available in this months Note to Self Printables. This was a 3 x 4 inch tag that I converted into a traveler’s notebook-sized page using Photoshop. I used the new Lizzy Alphabet Stamp to add “You’re a star!” in grey ink. I also added ephemera, a few chipboard stickers and wood veneers to the page. To add to the star theme, I used the star die that came in the Pocket Envelope Metal Die and star stamp from the You Got This Stamp.

On the right, I featured my son’s hockey photo. Below the photo I added in my journaling on three of the August Labels. I love using the labels for journaling because it gives me an opportunity to add smaller pops of color and a little more dimension to a page. I also used an August 2021 Print and Cut Label to add the date above my photo. 

Lastly, I used a few more star elements from the Pocket Envelope Metal Die, the Acrylic Stars and the Positive Vibes Wood Veneers to embellish the page.

Not only are the products this month great for back to school, but they are perfect for documenting proud sports moments! I love the versatility that they provide! Thanks so much for joining me today! Until next time, have a colorful day!

Find the new Lizzy Alphabet Stamp in the shop along with our other August 2021 kit and add-ons today while supplies last, and don’t forget to tag us using the #EllesStudio hashtag when you share what you create with our products!