#EllesStudio Spottings on Instagram

Hello there, ES friends! This month, we checked out the #EllesStudio hashtag, and loved finding all of the creative ways that you are using our products and sharing them with the papercrafting community! Let’s check out just a few that we spotted!

We’re starting with two colorful layouts! The first, by Jessica (@jessicanavarro75) used a rainbow of fun frames from our Smile Cardstock Die Cuts, Photograph Stamp and Photograph Metal Die! What a beautiful page! On the right, Youngmi (@scrappytoki) inked up our Parker Alphabet Stamp to create a colorful title on her layout. Love those happy colors!

On the left, we spied some pretty bouquets of daisies from our Flower Die Cuts on the layout on the left by Shala (@bookishshala). They added the perfect touch to soften her grid-style design! On the right, a magical title page by Carrie (@misscarriescreations) was topped with the perfect title, “magic” from our Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Stamp and Metal Die. We can’t wait to see the rest of your album, Carrie!

Our two final projects are very different, but have something in common: a love for our Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers! On the left, Jen (@jenjen_creates) is using them to organize her monthly pocket page albums with our Calendar Journaling Tags. On the right, Elizabeth (@worthington_elizabeth) created a perfect (and very true!) title for her beautiful layout. We love both of these projects, ladies!

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!

Fun & Games with Sarah Kee

Hi, Elle’s friends! It’s me, Sarah, hosting today’s blog post, and I’m excited to share a layout I created that focuses on the Game Night Die Cuts and Game Time Stamp along with some of the other products from the June release!

You know how a lot of Elle’s Studio stamps have fun, little graphics or phrases on them? My go-to technique is to create a stamped background using those stamps!

Here’s how I used the Game Time Stamp to create a 12 x 12-inch layout: 

Supplies | June 2022 Kit, Game Night Die Cuts, Sky Blue Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers, Cool Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Game Time Stamp, Mini Dated Extras Stamp

I started off by sporadically stamping the tic-tac-toe/hashtag, the “x”, and the “o” stamps from the Game Time Stamp onto my white cardstock. I didn’t bother trying to align the stamp on my layout because I knew I wanted to create a layered look. I made sure to use different ink colors to coordinate with other pieces I wanted to incorporate onto my layout.

After repetitively stamping the background I created using the Game Time Stamp, I embellished right on top of it. I used pieces from the June 2022 Kit to frame my photo.

My title, “Fun & Games,” is a piece from the Game Night Die Cuts. I layered it on top of a starburst that was on one of the 3 x 4-inch tags that came in the June 2022 Kit

To really make my title stand out, I added the “Rule No. 1 Have Fun!” die cut, too.

Next, I stamped black game pieces and “Let’s Play Again” tickets from the Game Time Stamp. I cut them out and added them to my layout with other colored die cuts from the Game Night Die Cuts. Lastly, I embellished my layout with puffy star stickers and puffy dot stickers.

My favorite part about making this 12 x 12-inch layout was creating a stamped background. The possibilities are endless with ways you can arrange your stamps to create backgrounds for your projects!

So what’d you think?! We’d love to see how you use your stamps! 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 letting me share my work with all of you! 

A sneak peek of our July 10th reveal!

Our July 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 July stories and take you right into the month of August! This month, our July 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 July 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 July kit. We will then hold your kit and you’ll be ready to bundle and save at our July 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 Sunday, July 10th at 8:00 am Pacific for our July kit and add-ons reveal! We hope to see you there!

Summer Treats with Aimee Mertell

Hey there Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Aimee here with you on the blog today sharing a travelers notebook layout using the new June kit and add-ons. Let’s take a look at what I’ve done and the special products I wanted to focus on and why. 

Supplies |  June 2022 Kit,  Summer Cardstock StickersTitle Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Simply Magic Stamp

I really wanted to use the new Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Stamp released earlier in June, but as someone who has not been to Disney, I wanted to find another unique use for it. Although it is indeed park-themed, I think there are in fact many other uses for the words and titles in the stamp set. 

I used the Summer Cardstock Stickers in conjunction with the stamp set to create a super fun title for my page, “give me all the summer treats!” the perfect title for one of our favorite summer treats: strawberry lemon popsicles! We love indulging in these out in the backyard garden when it gets hot out. 

To pull both sides of the layout together and play off the stamped colors of my title, I used red pocket tags from the June 2022 Kit to add layers behind my photo. I then created a fun cluster at the top corner of my photo using the kit die cuts popped up on foam dots for dimension. 

I love how this one turned out and loved bringing together these very different products and creating something cohesive with them. You never would suspect that I’m using summer and park-themed releases together! I hope this inspired you to think outside the box on your next project! Catch you next time! 

Princess Memories with Kim Chaffin

Hi, friends! I hope your June has you making magical memories! It’s Kim Chaffin, and I’m here with a layout I created using the Magical Memories collection and Title Builder Simply Magic products. Our family took a trip to Magic Kingdom several years ago, but I have procrastinated scrapbooking the visit. When I saw this collection, I knew that it was perfect to showcase my daughter wearing her Cinderella dress in front of the castle!

Supplies | Magical Memories 3 x 4 inch Journaling Tags, Title Builder Vol. 6 Vellum Die Cut Words, Magical Memories Vellum Die Cut Shapes, Magical Memories Cardstock Stickers 

I wanted to include a close-up of my daughter’s face, a full body shot to show her costume, and a close-up of her silver shoes. The close-up of her face, printed at 12 x 12, became the perfect canvas for the other layout elements. I decided to create a vellum journaling strip that wouldn’t obscure much of the image beneath. I used a Magical Memories 3 x 4 inch Journaling Tag of the castle to embellish the top of the strip, and I placed the shoe photo at the bottom.  

I printed the remaining photo at 3 x 8-inches. I love to mix up sizes within my albums! 

The Magical Memories Vellum Die Cut Shapes and Title Builder Vol. 6 Vellum Die Cut Wordsreally got my creativity flowing! There are so many possibilities. They could be used as a simple accent, as I did here with the castle, or these could also be used to create a title, or even layered with other pieces. I love the way the silver metallic color coordinates with the silver in my daughter’s costume!

I also did some strategic trimming of the Vellum Die Cut Words. I cut the “happy” word so that I could run it across my 3 x 8-inch photo in two lines, and I placed several of the hearts and stars throughout, trimming them flush with edges where there was an overhang. 

If Disney is the happiest place on earth, then these magical products are the happiest scrapbooking release. I can’t wait to see how you document your magical memories! Share them with us in our Facebook Group or on Instagram using the #ElleStudio hashtag!

Summer Life with Guest Becki Adams

Today we’re welcoming guest Becki Adams back to the blog to share a fun, summer layout that brings a ton of color and pattern to her album, not to mention some special memories! Let’s take a look at Becki’s gorgeous layout!


Hello, Elle’s Studio friends! I’m Becki Adams, here to share with you a fun layout that I created with the June kit and add-ons. I had SO much fun creating with these new products to create this fun, summer-themed layout. 

Supplies | June 2022 Kit, Cerulean Blue Cardstock Label Stickers, Summer Cardstock Stickers, The Best Paper Stack, Pocket Tabbed Metal Dies

When I opened the box of Elle’s Studio goodies, one of the first things I fell in love with was the The Best Paper Stack and the Summer Cardstock Stickers. I wanted to use a LOT of these products on a layout. 

The first thing I did was to cut several strips of patterned paper at various widths and lengths. I wanted to create a colorful patterned paper along the top and bottom of the layout. When I had the strips in place, I stitched down the center of each strip with my sewing machine and white thread. 

In the center of the layout, I cut out three tabbed pocket cards with the Pocket Tabbed Metal Dies. Then I adhered a photo that is slightly smaller than 3 x 4-inches in the center of each card. Below the photo in the middle and the photo on the right, I created my title using the Summer Cardstock Stickers. I wanted the yellow tile stickers to have a white border to coordinate with the rest of the title, so I simply placed those stickers on a scrap of white cardstock and adhered the white cardstock to the background. The “life is good” portion of the title was adhered with foam adhesive.

To finish the layout, I added a few starfish stickers from the Summer Cardstock Stickers. I am so happy with how this layout came together and you can watch my process in the video below!

I’m so grateful to Meghann and Elle for having me create with these gorgeous products! I had so much fun and I’m so happy to have these products to help me to tell the story of our summer. I am excited to see what you’re creating with the June 2022 kits and add-ons. Happy crafting, my friends! 

Becki Adams has been a designer within the crafting industry since 2007. She has taught numerous in-person workshops and online classes. Additionally, she has worked with many manufacturers and industry leaders, including American Crafts, Bella Blvd, Echo Park Paper, Hip Kit Club, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, and Stamp and Scrapbook Expo. Throughout her career, Becki has developed a style that is clean, colorful, and classic. Passionate about papercrafting, Becki considers memory keeping more than just a hobby. It is her creative release as well as a way of preserving memories for her loved ones.

If you missed Becki’s first post, where she shared a sweet and simple summer mini album, click HERE to check it out! And don’t forget to find Becki at these links for more of her beautiful projects: 

Instagram | YouTube | Blog

Thank you so much for inspiring us this month, Becki!

Celebrate Red, White and Blue with Marsha Farris

Hey, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Marsha here today, and I’m excited to share a fun traveler’s notebook spread! I used the June kit and add-ons to create this star-filled layout documenting my family’s 4th of July celebration.  

Supplies | June 2022 Kit, Sky Blue Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers, Cool Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Big Smiles Puffy Stickers, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Navy Puffy Alphabet Stickers, The Best Paper Stack, Good Times Paper Stack, Outlined Stars Stamp, Large Star Jane Number Stamp, Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Jane Alphabet Stamp, Outlined Stars Metal Die

I began by choosing a few patterned papers from the Good Times and The Best Paper Stacks to use on the layout. I wanted to keep to a red, white, and blue color scheme for this patriotic spread. I used the Outlined Stars Metal Die to cut out lots of stars from different patterned papers and had fun mixing and matching them across the spread. To create the title, I used the Large Star Jane Number Stamp, Jane Alphabet Stamp, and outline , Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp, along with red and navy blue inks. I also included some puffy alphabet stickers in Sky Blue and Navy. I love this mixed stamp and puffy sticker title! I also included an arrow die cut from the June 2022 Kit and backed it with a blue patterned paper so it would stand out from the white background.  

I adhered my photo to a tag from the June Kit and created a pocket by adding adhesive to three sides of the tag. Next, I added my typed journaling to another tag from the kit, trimmed it into a tag shape, and slid it into the pocket behind my photo. I also used a bit of patterned paper from the The Best Paper Stack and a mini staple to create a little tab on the tag. This is a great alternative to twine or ribbon on a layout and it allows you to use more of the gorgeous patterned papers!

The Outlined Stars Stamp was perfect for adding lots of stars and star bursts to the spread using different shades of blue ink. I also included stars from the Cool Puffy Heart and Star Stickers and the Sky Blue Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers. To complete the layout, I added a few stickers from the Big Smiles Puffy Stickers.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope I have given you some ideas for using the beautiful June kit and add-ons! Please share your creations with us in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #ellesstudio! Happy creating!

June 2022 Design Team Inspiration: Volume Three

We’re back with our final round of design team projects featuring the June 2022 kit and add-ons! If you need a few minutes indoors to beat the heat, why not pick up your kit and add-ons and get inspired by one of these amazing design team projects!

Oh My Stars by LeeAnne Jones – supplies used | June 2022 KitJune Labels, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Cerulean Blue, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Gray, Sky Blue Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers, Cool Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Warm Tones, Good Times Paper Stack, Outlined Stars Metal Die, Medium Jane Alphabet Metal Die

Reels on the Ramp pocket page by Michelle Flynn – supplies used | June 2022 Kit, April 2022 Kit, Summer Cardstock Stickers, Little Banner Stickers, White and Red Jane Alphabet Tile Stickers, Magical Memories Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Big Smiles Puffy Stickers, Dark Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Game Time Stamp, Magical Memories Tab Stamp, Pocket Tabbed Metal Dies

Norway National Day Fun by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | June 2022 KitJune 2022 Cut Files, June Labels, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Cerulean Blue, Sky Blue Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers, Summer Cardstock Stickers, Cool Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Outlined Stars StampOutlined Stars Metal DiePocket Tabbed Metal Dies

Life is Good notebook spread by Marsha Farris – supplies used | June 2022 KitJune Labels, Coral Cardstock Label StickersSummer Cardstock Stickers, Cool Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Good Times Paper Stack, Outlined Stars StampTravel Tabs Stamp, Hazel Alphabet Stamp, Pocket Tabbed Metal Dies

Beach Day by Kat Benjamin – supplies used | June 2022 Kit, Sky Blue Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers, Summer Cardstock StickersSky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Cool Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Cool Solids Paper Stack, Warm Solids Paper Stack, Good Times Paper Stack, Outlined Stars Stamp, Photograph Metal Die

Fun & Games notebook spread by Aurélie Cormier – supplies used | June 2022 Kit, Game Night Die Cuts, Coral Cardstock Label Stickers, Summer Cardstock Stickers, Cool Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Warm Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Good Times Paper Stack

Fun & Games by Kim Chaffin – supplies used | June 2022 Kit, Game Night Die Cuts, Cool Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Game Time Stamp, Adventure Paper Stack

Time to Relax by Diane Dzubian – supplies used | June 2022 Kit, Summer Cardstock Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers — Navy, Cool Puffy Heart and Star StickersSky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Good Times Paper Stack

Don’t miss more inspiration using the June 2022 kit and add-ons next week here on the blog, and be sure to share what these projects inspire YOU to create using the #EllesStudio hashtag on Instagram or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

Give Me All The Churros with Meghann Andrew

Hey there, friends! It’s Meghann Andrew with you and I’m here to confess: I love churros. But, I don’t love just any churro, I love Disneyland churros. There’s something about eating that special treat at the happiest place on Earth, and on our last trip, we decided to tackle a big list of holiday churro varieties. Today, I’m sharing how I documented this experience in such a fun way with the Magical Memories Vol. 2 and Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic collections!

Supplies | Magical Memories 3 x 4 inch Journaling Tags, Magical Memories Die Cuts, Magical Memories Vellum Die Cut Shapes, Magical Memories Cardstock Stickers, Magical Memories Label Stickers, Black Parker Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Magical Memories Heart and Star Puffy Stickers, Magical Memories Puffy Stickers, Magical Memories Puffy Circle Stickers, Magical Memories Paper Stack, Magical Memories Tab Stamp, Magical Memories Vol. 2 Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Simply Magic Stamp, Magical Memories Vol. 2 Metal Die

Have you ever seen a more delicious pocket page spread? I think not! These two collections made this pocket page so fun and easy to put together!

My title tag was the first thing I created with the Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Simply Magic Stamp, Black Parker Alphabet Cardstock Stickers and the sweet churro found on the Magical Memories Vol. 2 Stamp! I loved creating this bespoke pocket tag that created the perfect way to start off the spread!

This list of churros was the perfect way to record all of the ones that we tried, so I incorporated it into my spread easily using patterned papers from the Magical Memories Paper Stack and a die cut phrase from the Magical Memories Die Cuts.

I stamped colorful churros and added them around the spread using the Magical Memories Vol. 2 Stamp and Metal Die. This one looked so cute when layered with a Magical Memories 3 x 4 inch Journaling Tag, Magical Memories Label Sticker and the “favorite treat” Magical Memories Die Cut.

Since we tried so many different flavors on our trip, I had to document our top three, and this die cut from the Magical Memories Die Cuts was perfect for that. I layered it with more patterns from the Magical Memories Paper Stack, a die cut frame, Magical Memories Vellum Die Cut heart and topped this tag with puffy dots from the Magical Memories Heart and Star and Puffy Stickers.

I could go on about how much I love this pocket page all day, but why not watch me create it instead? Watch this process video to see how the whole spread came together using both of these magical collections!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope that this pocket page has inspired you to record your favorite park treats, too!

Outside of the Pocket with Aurélie Cormier

Hello, everyone! It’s Aurélie here to show you what I’ve been creating lately with the June 2022 kit and add-ons. Since one could easily be fooled to think that the monthly kits can only be used for traditional pocket pages, I am always looking for unique ways to use them. Truth be told, I haven’t done a pocket page, traditional or not, with any of the kits, yet! With this in mind, I’ll be sharing a few tricks with you to make these kits super versatile for all papercrafters!

Supplies | June 2022 KitGame Night Die Cuts, Sky Blue Cardstock Basic Shape Stickers, Summer Cardstock Stickers, Cool Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp

1. Cut, cut, cut.

Stretch those 3 x 4-inch tags by sandwiching a photo between two pieces of one tag. Slim down those 4 x 6-inch tags by singling out elements that can emphasize your design. Cut strips of tags to create visually-appealing triangular patterns that enable the eye to naturally move across your page(s).

2. Fussy cut!

Where did I find the two-toned stars, you may ask? I fussy-cut them from one of the 3 x 4-inch tags! Fussy-cutting interesting design elements found on pocket tags creates new textures for matching add-on elements. I did the same thing with a few starburst elements I found on another 3 x 4-inch tag, too!

3. Go against a theme!

When you receive your kits and add-ons, try to think of different ways to interpret the kit themes. There are always design elements that can be used for all kinds of memories. This way, you’ll stretch your kits that much further just like I did with the June Kit for some of our first memories with our new puppy, Bill.

We can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with! Please share your projects with us at our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #ellesstudio!