Traveler’s Notebook Current Reads with Wei Wei Wang

Hello, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Wei Wei here with you today sharing a new traveler’s notebook layout using the August 2022 kit and add-ons.

Supplies | August 2022 KitAugust Labels, Notebook Die Cut Shapes, Fuschia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – White, Lost in a Good Book Cardstock StickersThis Rated Stickers, Christmas Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Warm Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Gold Star Paper Clips, Good Times Paper Stack, The Best Paper Stack, A Good Book Stamp, School Tabs Stamp, For The Record Stamp, Attacher Metal Die

I started off on the left side of my spread by building the base. I chose the purple grid paper from Good Times Paper Stack as my background and then added the attachers which were cut with the Attacher Metal Die and The Best Paper Stack.

The photo placed in the center recorded all of the books that I read to prepare for an exam recently. To prepare for that exam, I’ve been burning the midnight oil over the past two months. The darker circles under my eyes became darker and darker!

I layered the photo with August Labels and added a few embellishment pieces from the Notebook Die Cut Shapes and Lost in a Good Book Cardstock Stickers around the photo. I added various Christmas Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers as well.

The This Rated Stickers and “For the record box” from the August Kit are perfect for documenting my journaling. And the words from School Tabs Stamp, definitely match my current life.  

For the right side of the spread, I adhered the green grid August Kit 4 x 6-inch tag to the center. There was plenty of white space at the bottom, so I decided it would be the perfect place to add some stamping with the A Good Book Stamp. I really love all of the wonderful patterns in that stamp!

The book 3 x 4-inch tag, with a piece of vellum above, is a great place to hold the title. To create this title, I used the For The Record Stamp, along with the Fuschia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers and white Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers. I love how all of these elements came together!

Topping the journaling tag with the Lost in a Good Book Cardstock Sticker and a few hearts and stars really finished off the spread!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy creating!

Current Reads Mini Album with Nathalie Leonelli

Hello crafty friends! It’s Nathalie here today and I’m excited to share a fun little project I made with the August kit and add-ons. I was very inspired by the book-themed goodies, tags, stickers, and stamps found in this month’s release and created a mini reading journal. 

Supplies | August 2022 Kit, Basic Grid 4 x 6 Inch Journaling Tags, Fuchsia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Lost in a Good Book Cardstock Stickers, This Rated Stickers, Warm Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, A Good Book Stamp

The base of the mini book is one 12 x 12-inch sheet of cardstock cut in half, each half folded accordion-style, then glued end to end. It makes thirteen 3 x 4-inch pages, plus a cover. Despite all my best efforts, I know that it will be sufficient for my yearly reading. If you read more, you can add more pages. 

I followed a similar design for each book read: a photo of the book and a This Rated Sticker on one side and, a short review on the other side using tags from the kit or from the Basic Grid 4 x 6 Inch Journaling Tags

In addition, each spread is decorated with a mix of Lost in a Good Book Cardstock Stickers and A Good Book Stamp. They are fun, coordinate perfectly, and can give additional information about the book (format, borrowed or purchased, etc.)

Whether you’re a big reader or not, I hope you will be inspired to document the books you have been reading so far. It is always fun to look back on your reviews and remember your favorites!

August Design Team Gallery: Volume One

We are so excited to show off our new August 2022 kit and add-ons in fifteen amazing design team projects! Take a look at the layouts, pocket pages, notebook spreads and more that our team crafted with our newest products!

Little Abigaily by Melissa Mann – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, Notebook Die Cut Shapes, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Teal, Teal Cardstock Label Stickers, Cool Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Adventure Paper Stack

Favorite Reads of 2021 by Kat Benjamin – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, Fuschia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Teal, Lost in a Good Book Cardstock Stickers, Love You Paper Stack, Good Times Paper Stack, Adventure Paper Stack, Medium Hazel Stamp

This is August pocket page by LeeAnne Jones – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, August Labels, Fuschia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Teal Cardstock Label Stickers, This Rated Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, The Best Paper Stack

Center Field Day 2022 by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, August 2022 Cut Files, August 2022 Printables, Basic Grid 4 x 6 inch Journaling Tags, August LabelsNotebook Die Cut Shapes, Fuschia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Teal, Teal Cardstock Label Stickers, This Rated Stickers, Good Times Paper Stack

This Was Awesome spread by Aurélie Cormier – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, August Labels, Fuschia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Lost in a Good Book Cardstock Stickers, Magical Memories Cardstock Stickers, This Rated Stickers, Magical Memories Puffy Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, School Tabs Stamp, Good Times Paper Stack, Love You Paper Stack, Medium Hazel Stamp, Attacher Metal Die, The Best Paper Stack, Thankful Paper Stack

Good Day pocket page by Aimee Mertell – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, Navy Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers

Lost in a Good Book notebook spread by Marsha Farris – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, Notebook Die Cut Shapes, Fuschia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Teal, Lost in a Good Book Cardstock Stickers, Teal Cardstock Label Stickers, Good Times Paper Stack, A Good Book Stamp, Lizzy Alphabet Stamp, Attacher Metal Die

My Girl by Kim Chaffin – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, Basic Grid 4 x 6 inch Journaling Tags, August LabelsLost in a Good Book Cardstock Stickers, Medium Hazel Stamp

Homework at the Park by Sarah Kee – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, Fuschia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – White, Yellow Cardstock Label Stickers, Bright Puffy Asterisk Stickers, The Best Paper Stack, School Tabs Stamp, Medium Hazel Stamp, Star Notes Stamp, Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Star Notes Metal Die, Pocket Tabbed Metal Dies

Good Books by Wei Wei Wang – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, Basic Grid 4 x 6 inch Journaling Tags, Fuschia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Lost in a Good Book Cardstock Stickers, This Rated Stickers, A Good Book Stamp, Love You Paper Stack, School Tabs Stamp, Attacher Metal Die, Holiday Tags Metal Die

Currently Reading pocket page by Diane Dzubian – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, Lost in a Good Book Cardstock Stickers, A Good Book Stamp

Read by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, Fuschia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Lost in a Good Book Cardstock Stickers, This Rated Stickers, A Good Book Stamp

Reading All the Books notebook spread by Michelle Flynn – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, Lost in a Good Book Cardstock Stickers, This Rated Stickers

August pocket page by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, Fuschia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Teal, Teal Cardstock Label Stickers, Everyday Tabs Stamp

Give Me All the Books! by Junell Kruzel – supplies used | August 2022 Kit, Lost in a Good Book Cardstock Stickers, Fuschia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, A Good Book Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Stamp

Stay tuned for even more inspiration coming to the blog tomorrow! We cannot wait to see what you create with these products, too!

Our August kit + add-ons have arrived!

Our August 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 August kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 25 die cuts, that will work great on your scrapbooking layouts, pocket pages, traveler’s notebooks, cards, planners, and more! When designing our kits, we love to think of tags that can be used as prompts to help make it easier for you to get your story started and documented, and this kit is full of those and so much more!

Here’s the first look at all of the fun tags and die cuts included in this kit:

Our monthly kits are limited and once they sell out we will not be restocking! Look for a new kit on the 10th each month at 8:00 am Pacific! Our kits are available for single purchase or select our subscription option to subscribe and SAVE!

Here’s a peek of all the new and exclusive add-ons we have available this month! All of our coordinating add-ons can be purchased separately, so you have a chance to pick the products that work for your stash and what you’re documenting now, and if you need more than one, you can purchase multiples, too! The new items added to the shop for August are: stamps (A Good Book and School Tabs), Attacher Metal Die, Notebook Die Cut Shapes, cardstock stickers (Lost in a Good Book, teal cardstock labels, teal Jane Tile Alphabet, and fuchsia Jane Alphabet), Basic Grid 4 x 6 inch journaling tags, This Rated stickers, and August labels.

Our digital files this month include coordinating printables, 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 Thursday, August 11th at 8:00 am Pacific! Please make sure you are logged into your subscriber account, then click on the SALE section to see these items on sale! Once you are logged in, you’ll see your special discounted product listing that specifies Sub Discount.

Looking for more inspiration? Our design team is ready to inspire you with brand new, fresh inspiration using the new products this month! You’ll be able to find their amazing inspiration in our product listings so you can see their projects while you shop! We will also be showcasing our team’s projects on the blog later today, and throughout the entire month!

Thank you so much for joining us today! We are so grateful to be a part of this amazing community and are excited to see how you use these new products! Make sure you share your projects with us in our Facebook group and make sure you use the #EllesStudio hashtag when posting on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our feed and win a gift certificate to our shop!

August Kit Preview with Melissa Mann

Hello, friends! This is Melissa with you, and I’m excited to give you a preview of some of the products that will be available in the August monthly kit and add-on release, coming this Wednesday, August 10th at 8am Pacific time! There are lots of great new goodies, especially, for those book lovers! Take a look at the first project I created:

Supplies | August 2022 Kit, Notebook Die Cut Shapes, Fuchsia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Sticker – Teal, Lost in a Good Book Cardstock Stickers, Teal Cardstock Label Stickers, Adventure Paper Stack, A Good Book Stamp, School Tabs Stamp

I knew from the beginning of this project that I wanted to create a grid-based layout. I chose six books that I’ve either read or want to read and cropped photos of them to 2 x 2-inch square images. I picked six pieces of patterned paper that corresponded with six of the 3 x 4-inch journaling tags from the August 2022 Kit

I layered the patterned paper, 3 x 4 inch journaling tag, and photos on top of each other and then stitched lines down the width of my layout, above and below my photo grid. Then I stitched down the individual blocks. Once I had the bones of my layout constructed, I then stamped the word “reading” from the School Tabs Stamp near the stitched lines above and below my grid.

I stamped out several images from the A Good Book Stamp in black ink on white cardstock and cut them out. These were layered in each individual block along with the Teal Cardstock Label Stickers, Lost in a Good Book Cardstock Stickers, and the Notebook Die Cut Shapes

I used the Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Sticker in teal to create a title on the top and bottom of my layout that said “Go Read a Book!” and my journaling strips went on either side of those captions. 

I hope you are ready for all the new products that will be available tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!

Set your alarms for tomorrow, August 10th at 8am Pacific time when our newest products will hit the shop!

August Design Team Sneak Peeks

We are just two days away from our August 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 August reveal will be full of exclusive products that we’ve designed and will have you ready to document your August stories and take you right into the month of September! Look for these products and more, available in our shop, on Wednesday, August 10th at 8:00 am Pacific!

Not a subscriber? Reserve your spot now by pre-ordering our August kit 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 August kit. We will then hold your kit and you’ll be ready to bundle and save at our August 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 August discounts and savings that will be available for our subscribers during our August 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 August 10th!

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 this Wednesday, August 10th at 8:00 am Pacific! We hope to see you there!

July Kit and Add-Ons Revisited with Diane Dziuban

Hi, everyone and happy Friday! It’s Diane with you to share a fun pocket-page layout I created with the gorgeous July monthly kit and add-ons

Supplies | July 2022 Kit, Black Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Cerulean Blue Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Everyday Label Puffy StickersPuffy Star Stickers, Gold Star Paper Clips, Medium Hazel Stamp

I really wanted to stretch my kit as far as I could and create one more pocket page layout. As I pulled out the remaining pieces of my kit, I realized I had mostly all of the greens and blues left, so, I had my color scheme! I knew instantly that these tags would go perfectly with my photos from a recent weekend trip to a ranch in the hill country of west Texas. I have documented some of this story in a smaller album, but I really like to give an overview of vacations/weekend trips in my main family album. 

I wanted all of my photos to be the 3 x 4-inch vertical size, so I needed 10 filler tags. I had 8 tags left in the July Kit, so I needed to stretch my kit to have two additional tags. I cut the boxes out of the tag that had a spot for two stories. This enabled me to make two tags. I paired a small 2 x 2-inch photo with each of those cards and added some label stickers.

I also took several of the die cut pieces and layered them on a plain 3 x 4-inch white piece of cardstock to create another tag to hold a photo.

In the bottom right corner of my layout, I covered the sentiment on the tag so that it would go with this particular layout. I used the journaling spot to put the name of one of the restaurants we ate at.  I liked that I was able to use the tag and bring in some of the navy blue color to my spread. 

I sprinkled some of the bright, fun Puffy Star Stickers throughout the layout to bring it all together.

I love that I was able to use pretty much the entire kit this month and get several stories documented! I hope you found some inspiration on how you can stretch your kits, too! Happy crafting!

Seeing Stars with Junell Kruzel

Hey everyone! It’s Junell here on the blog today, sharing how I made this quick layout for my Life Crafted album using the Star Notes Stamp and Metal Die.

Supplies | Orange Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, Star Notes StampStar Notes Metal Die

I knew I wanted to use just one large photo as my background, so I would just need some simple star embellishments to go along with the theme. 

I wanted to play around with my heat gun and embossing powders. I used stamps from the Star Notes Stamp to stamp out some patterns and then I heat embossed them with silver powder. I then used the large star die to cut out a larger star. You can get a lot of texture and shine using this method! 

I also embossed and die cut out some other stars to add around the layout.

I wanted my title to be inside an embossed star, but I did not want the dots on the inside, so I grabbed my craft knife and just cut the dots out. Now I have two stamps that I can either use together or separately. I used the Orange Puffy Alphabet Stickers for my title and just hand-wrote the rest.

After I had all the stars and my title created, I placed them on the photo in a triangle and adhered them down. Some are on foam dots to give dimension. I also added some colored stars from the Puffy Star Stickers.

Thanks for reading! I hope this gives you a couple ideas on how to use your new Star Notes Stamp and Metal Die!

#EllesStudio Spottings on Instagram

Hello, friends! It’s getting close to our August kit and add-on reveal, so its time to share some of the amazing projects we’ve spotted on Instagram using our #EllesStudio hashtag! Take a look at six that caught our eye, but be sure to go over and check all of them out for yourself, too!

Are you a cardmaker who loves using our stamps and dies in your designs? We think that this one by Sarah (@sarahdstamps) is pretty wonderful, and we have so many wonderful stamp sentiments in the shop, including those in our Sincere Sentiments collection! What a beautiful card, Sarah! On the right, we’re also seeing stars, but in layout form! This page by Sylvia (@scrapbuddy_)has such a fun and simple design and features our past kit and add-on die cuts, as well as a new favorite—our Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Big Words Metal Die! Absolutely wonderful!

Documenting in pockets is such a great way to get everyday photos into your albums, and we love the way that Nicole (@nlandry308) used them here with our monthly kit tags to create a colorful page. Great way to use those speech bubbles, Nicole! On the right, Kisha (@kikiscrapsalot) created a beautiful layout with fall vibes that features our Autumn Die Cuts, which are currently ON SALE! What a gorgeous page!

Our final two projects are stamp-focused! On the left, Liz (@lizlongestdesigns) used our Hugs and Kisses Stamp (sold out) to create a fun patterned background. Have you ever tried this technique before with one of our stamps? On the right, @caledoniapapercraft used our Medium Jane alphabet stamps in solid and outline to create a perfect title for her page that looks awesome with her photo! We love stamps so much for their versatility and ability to use them over and over again!

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!

Show us what YOU have created using our products! 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!

Digital Designs with Michelle Flynn

Hi, friends! Today I’m on the blog sharing how I used the awesome July 2022 Digitals in the summer album I’m currently making. Did you know that digitals are FREE when you are a monthly subscriber?  It really doesn’t get better than that! My favorite part about digitals is that you can use them over and over again as well as change them in any way you are inspired to! They are fabulous for traditional layouts but they are also amazing in smaller-sized projects as well. I was inspired to use them in this TN-sized notebook I’m working on so let’s get started!  

Supplies | July 2022 Kit, July 2022 Cut Files, July 2022 Print and Cut Labels, Star Notes Die Cuts, Everyday Label Puffy Stickers, Magical Memories Tab Stamp

The July 2022 Cut Files are so awesome and I thought it would be fun to use it as a title on a bookmark-sized pocket tag in front of a full-size photo. I selected the pretty sky blue butterfly design paper using the Adventure Paper Stack. I cropped the paper and adhered the sheets together leaving the inside middle space free from adhesive.  

I downloaded the cut file to my Cricut Explore and selected the light blue grid design sheet from the Paper Stack. I cut the digital “summer” title sizing it at 1.6 x 7.5 inches. I used the outline of the title cut file for the front-facing side and adhered it while adding a sweet sentiment using the Everyday Label Puffy Stickers.  

I used the fun July 2022 Print and Cut Labels along with some lined paper from the Adventure Paper Stack to create a mini bookmark for journaling. I wanted it to be interactive and peek out from the bookmark pocket tag. I adhered another puffy and now it was time for the opposite side!

I followed the same process for the opposite side using the negative from the “summer” letters. I used dimensional adhesive to give it extra dimension when it’s laying on top of the full-size photo of my grandson. I added another sweet sentiment like the opposite side using the Everyday Label Puffy Stickers. I trimmed a photo of my grandson around the tiny circle print and cut a label for the backside of the mini bookmark tag and added another label and puffy to wrap it up.  

For my full-sized photo of our sweet little guy, I adhered a blue die cut using the Star Notes Die Cuts. I just love Elle’s die cuts for layering sentiments! I attached the blue heart from the  July 2022 Kit and again added one of my favorites from this release, the Everyday Label Puffy Stickers. I finished it up with a stamped sentiment using the Magical Memories Tab Stamp.  

I love how you can see the top of the mini bookmark journaling tag peeking out using the July 2022 Print and Cut Labels. It’s almost like an invitation to read the notes, and I just love how fun and bold that “summer” title is! I hope you’ll share your inspiration using this month’s digitals, which are just so fun to add to your memorykeeping projects!

Thanks so much for sharing your time with me today!  Tag your projects using the #ellesstudio hashtag on Instagram and don’t forget to join in on all the fun in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group, too!  Have the best summer and happy creating friends!