Spooktacular Halloween Memories 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 created for my 2021 October Daily album! I used the September 2022 kit and add-ons to make this Halloween layout documenting a costume party my oldest son attended.  

Supplies | September 2022 Kit, Halloween Die CutsJane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Candy Corn, Autumn Chipboard Stickers, Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Love You Paper Stack, Thankful Paper Stack, Halloween Tabs Stamp, Thin Labels Stamp, Thin Labels Metal Die, Outlined Stars Metal Die, Nesting Tags Metal Die, Everyday Tabs Vol. 2 Metal Die

I began the layout by trimming a patterned paper from the Thankful Paper Stack to use as a background for the left page of the spread. I cut a piece of white cardstock into a tag shape and used the Nesting Tags Metal Die and a patterned paper from the Thankful Paper Stack to make a reinforcer for the top. Next, I trimmed a pocket tag from the September Kit and included it as a layer behind my photo. Then, I used the Thin Labels Stamp and coordinating Metal Die to create a label to embellish the photo. I stamped onto the label with the Halloween Tabs Stamp and added machine stitching with black thread to provide additional interest.    

For the title of the layout, I layered die cuts from the Halloween Die Cuts and completed the title with the candy corn Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers. I used the Outlined Stars Metal Die to cut a star from a blue patterned paper in the Thankful Paper Stack. To complete the left page, I added a cute ghost from the Halloween Die Cuts and sprinkled a few stars from the Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers.

For the right side of the layout, I chose a patterned paper from the Love You Paper Stack to serve as the background and trimmed a patterned paper from the Thankful Paper Stack to make a pocket. Next, I created a label using the Thin Labels Stamp and coordinating Metal Die. I added the label to the front of the pocket and machine stitched along three edges with black thread to hold the pocket in place. I added die cuts from the Halloween Die Cuts and scattered a few stars from the the Autumn Chipboard Stickers and Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers to further embellish it.

I had so many great pictures I wanted to include from the party, so I chose to create photo strips. This also allowed room for journaling and additional embellishments. I printed my photos in strips and embellished them with die cuts from the September Kit, Halloween Die Cuts, and Autumn Chipboard Stickers. I also stamped words and phrases with the Halloween Tabs Stamp and black ink. To complete the photo strips, I added a tab from the Halloween Die Cuts and two additional tabs created with the Halloween Tabs Stamp and coordinating Everyday Tabs Vol. 2 Metal Die. I am happy to have this memory documented in such a fun way! 

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

Magical Castle View Memories with Meghann Andrew

Hello there, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Meghann Andrew and I’m excited to be here with you! I’m still plugging away at my Disneyland 2021 traveler’s notebook, and using the Magical Memories collection to create it has been so much fun! Take a look at my latest spread:

Supplies | Magical Memories 3 x 4-inch Journaling Tags, Magical Memories Die CutsMagical Memories Vellum Die Cut ShapesTitle Builder Vol. 6 Vellum Die Cut Words, Magical Memories Cardstock StickersMagical Memories Label Stickers, Magical Memories Puffy Stickers, Magical Memories Heart and Star Puffy StickersMagical Memories Paper Stack, Cool Solids Paper StackLizzy Alphabet Stamp, Pocket, Frame and Flip-Up Metal Die

I had the prettiest photo of the castle, decorated for the holidays, that I wanted to add in a big way to this page, and I wanted to offset that with a photo of our family on the opposite side, and I wanted to pull out some of those pretty pastels from the castle facade, and the Magical Memories Paper Stack and blue cardstock from the Cool Solids Paper Stack perfectly matched those castle hues.

After my paper was in place, I got to work on my title, starting with the “castle” word in the Title Builder Vol. 6 Vellum Die Cut Words. It fit perfectly on the blue strip running up the left side of my spread. I offset that bold font with a castle icon from the Magical Memories Vellum Die Cut Shapes, which added the perfect amount of contrast, and the word “view,” stamped using the Lizzy Alphabet Stamp.

Adding this family photo on the left didn’t allow for much journaling, so I thought a flip-up was in order! I grabbed my Pocket, Frame and Flip-Up Metal Die and created the perfect interactive flip-up to hold my journaling, and the “magic moment” die cut from the Magical Memories Die Cuts added the perfect tab at the bottom.

Underneath the flip, I had to use the castle Magical Memories 3 x 4-inch Journaling Tag, which added that pop of light teal, and I topped it with a Magical Memories Cardstock Sticker.

The top of the page needed a bit of love, so I added a pink Magical Memories Label Sticker, which I embellished with a banner, started with a Magical Memories Die Cut and added to using the Magical Memories Paper Stack. A little sewing went a long way to add a touch of texture!

The right side of the spread was my focal point—that beautiful shot of the castle that I snapped at the golden hour only needed a few embellishments. A vellum banner, heart die cut, the off-cut of my pink label and a black Puffy Sticker banner and a Heart and Star Puffy Sticker added the perfect touch! Now that my favorite castle view is documented, I can move on to the next magical memory!

I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to record your own magical moments in the parks! Be sure to share what you create using the Magical Memories collection with us using the #EllesStudio hashtag on Instagram, or in our Facebook Group. Be sure to stop by my Instagram feed later today to see me create this spread in a new Reel! We’ll see ya real soon!

September Design Team Gallery: Volume Three

Have you been having fun creating with our September 2022 kit and add-ons? Maybe you have a little bit of creative time carved out this weekend to dedicate to your kit, and we think that these eight projects may inspire you, whether you’re documenting the everyday, or spooky moments!

September 2021 pocket page by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | September 2022 KitJane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Light Teal, This Month Cardstock StickersAutumn Chipboard StickersTiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy StickersAutumn Tabs StampHazel Alphabet Stamp, Medium Hazel Stamp

Boo by Sarah Kee – supplies used | September 2022 KitHalloween Die CutsJane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Candy CornThankful Paper StackHalloween Tabs Stamp

Carving Pumpkins by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | September 2022 KitHalloween Die CutsJane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Candy Corn, Autumn Chipboard StickersTiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Thankful Paper Stack, Halloween Tabs Stamp, Thin Labels Stamp, Thin Labels Metal Die

Candy Corn Cutie by LeeAnne Jones – supplies used | September 2022 KitSeptember 2022 Labels, Halloween Die CutsJane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Candy Corn, Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Neutrals, Thankful Paper Stack, Warm Solids Paper Stack

Look Inside by Wei Wei Wang – supplies used | September 2022 KitSeptember 2022 Labels, Halloween Die Cuts, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Candy Corn, Autumn Chipboard Stickers, Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Halloween Tabs Stamp

Love This Moment by Aurélie Cormier – supplies used | September 2022 KitHalloween Die CutsAutumn Chipboard Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Thankful Paper Stack

At the Patch by Kat Benjamin – supplies used | September 2022 KitHalloween Die CutsAutumn Chipboard Stickers, Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Thankful Paper StackHalloween Tabs Stamp, Medium Jane Alphabet Metal Die

September 2021 by Junell Kruzel – supplies used | September 2022 Kit, Autumn Chipboard Stickers, Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Mini Dated Stamp

Show us what you’re creating with our September 2022 kit and add-ons by posting your projects in our Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag!

Pumpkin Perfection with Kim Chaffin

Hello, friends! It’s Kim, and I am so excited to be here with you to share a fun and festive Halloween layout using the September 2022 Kit and extras! There are so many cute elements for the fall holidays. It’s almost too hard to choose. Let’s take a look!

Supplies | September 2022 KitHalloween Die Cuts, Autumn Chipboard Stickers, Halloween Tabs Stamp

When I saw all of the pumpkin elements in the September 2022 Kit and Halloween Die Cuts, I immediately thought of my family’s pumpkin carving photographs from last year that I hadn’t scrapbooked yet. I chose the cute pumpkin 3 x 4-inch pocket tag for my journaling. The “pumpkin carving” die cut was the perfect finishing touch.

A pumpkin and label die cut combo made the perfect spot for a date stamp!

I often love to pair a full-page photo with a pocket page, and this layout was no exception. I placed my title along one long side of the photo and embellished it with Halloween Die Cuts, Autumn Chipboard Stickers.

Finally, a pumpkin die cut from the September 2022 Kit stapled at the top of one of my pocket photos tied the whole thing together. I arranged the pumpkins on this page in a triangle. This is a great way to unify a layout. I added an adorable little pumpkin face stamp from the Halloween Tabs Stamp to the pumpkin. 

I had so much fun with all of these fall goodies! I’ll just sit here and sip my pumpkin spice as I take a look at what you create this autumn using the September kit and extras!

Feels Like Fall with Kat Benjamin

Hello, friends! It’s Kat here today to share a new layout that I’ve created with the September kit and extras. Admittedly, it’s been a little difficult to get into the “fall spirit”, as we’ve been going through a terrible heat wave. However, these products certainly helped, and we finally got a cooler day last week! All the leaves were falling and my dog had a little spring in his step because the temperatures had finally dropped. I was struck in the moment that it is starting to feel like fall, so I snapped a quick pic of my pup surrounded by the fallen leaves and made that photo the focal point of my layout today.

Supplies | September 2022 KitAutumn Chipboard Stickers, Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Orange Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Thankful Paper Stack, Love You Paper Stack, Medium Jane Alphabet Metal Die, Gold Star Paper Clips

For me, fall means a lot of layers and textures, so I wanted to find a way to incorporate a lot of layers and textures on my layout. On the left side of my page, I layered strips of patterned paper from the Thankful and Love You paper stacks, September Kit journaling cards, an Autumn Chipboard Sticker, a Gold Star Paper Clip, an Orange Puffy letter ‘M’ (for Moose), and my photo. I tried to add a little texture to one of the patterned papers by punching out a few circles from one of the papers.

I loved the look of the “negative” circles, so I decided to use that technique for my title, as well.  I used the Medium Jane Alphabet Metal Die to cut out the word “fall” and then used the negatives to make part of my title.  For the other portion of my title, I used the Orange Puffy Alphabet Stickers.

I finally added the last bit of texture to my layout by sprinkling around some mist and ripping the edges of my layout.  I backed the rips with one of the 4 x 6-inch journaling tags from the September Kit.

And voila—a layout that feels like fall! Have you started using your September products to document your fall memories? Make sure you tag us on social so we can see all your projects!

Autumn Family Fun with Wei Wei Wang

Hey, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Wei Wei here today, and I’m excited to share a fun traveler’s notebook spread with you! I used the September 2022 kit and add-ons to create this layout documenting my family’s mid-autumn festival (also called Moon festival) celebration.

Supplies | September 2022 KitSeptember 2022 Labels, September 2022 Printables, Halloween Die CutsAutumn Chipboard StickersJane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Candy Corn, Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Thankful Paper Stack, Halloween Tabs Stamp, Thin Labels Stamp, Thin Labels Metal Die

I started off by layering torn September Kit journaling tags and papers from the Thankful Paper Stack to house my photos before I got to work with the digitals.

I combined three photos and a journaling tag from the September Printables in Photoshop. The leaf is also from the printables! I recolored and resized them with the magic wand tool. Then, I printed out all the digital files and fussy cut the leaves to use as my embellishments.

I placed my photos on both sides of the pages and then got to work adding fun bits and pieces!
On the left side, I added labels and stars from the Halloween Die Cuts and Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers on the sides of my photo, as well as the leaf from the September Printables. I also stamped phrases with the Halloween Tabs Stamp

On the right side of the page, I embellished the photo with many cute pieces from the September Kit, Halloween Die Cuts, and Autumn Chipboard Stickers. I just love all the bits and pieces layered up!

The Candy Corn Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers are my favorite! I thought the candy corn colors were perfect for not only Halloween but also my mid-August festival, so I decided to use them to spell out “pomelo” and “BBQ” for my spread.

I chose to keep my title simple and decided to add the title “family fun” from the September Kit journaling tag to the bottom of the page. To finish off, I stamped three labels using the Thin Labels Stamp, cut them with the Thin Labels Metal Die and layered them as embellishments on the bottom right corner.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to share your autumn projects created with the  September 2022 kit and add-ons in our Facebook Group, or on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag! Happy creating!

Pumpkin Forever with Aimee Mertell

Hello, Elle’s Studio friends, and happy Fall! It’s Aimee here with you today sharing a festive fall layout using the September 2022 kit and add-ons! I just love fall—the colors, the smells, and the treats! One of my favs is, of course, pumpkin coffee. I know, it’s a little played out but I can’t help it! Whenever this yummy cold brew coffee comes out I have to pick one up. Let’s take a look at my ode to pumpkin coffee!

Supplies | September 2022 KitSeptember 2022 LabelsHalloween Die Cuts, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Candy CornAutumn Chipboard Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet StickersThankful Paper StackHalloween Tabs Stamp

I wanted to create a fun, clustery, layered page for this one and just have a little fun. I cut down the polka dot 4 x 6-inch tag from the September 2022 Kit as well as a 3 x 4″ tag to use as layers behind my photo. Never be afraid to do this—it works just as well as full-size patterned paper! 

I created a cluster of frames up at the top of the page by overlapping frames from the Halloween Die Cuts and the Autumn Chipboard Stickers. I thought it would be fitting to add the chipboard sticker that says, “tradition” because tradition it is! It’s always a good idea to include stickers or elements that can bring context to your layout when possible. 

I created a second cluster down at the bottom of the page to draw the eye across the layout and decided to do a festive title. I used the September 2022 Labels as an anchor and spelled out, “pumpkin forever”. How perfect are those Candy Corn Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers

To finish everything off, I added black acrylic paint splatter and some light stamping with the stars and sparkles icon from the Halloween Tabs Stamp. This photo doesn’t tell a particularly important story and it’s important to note that that isn’t a necessary prerequisite for scrapbooking. It’s still a bunch of fun to get messy and creative even if it’s just about the little things! I encourage you to document your favorite fall items or treats, if for no other reason but the joy of creating and embracing the season! What will you document? 

September Design Team Gallery: Volume Two

Happy Saturday, everyone! We hope you are enjoying your weekend. If you’re getting creative this weekend, check out these eight amazing projects created by our team using the September 2022 kit and add-ons to inspire you—layouts, pocket pages and pop-out cards, oh my!

Trick or Treat by Melissa Mann – supplies used | September 2022 KitHalloween Die Cuts, Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Thankful Paper Stack, Halloween Tabs Stamp

Halloween pop-out cards by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | Halloween Die Cuts, Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Thankful Paper Stack

Tetra by Kim Chaffin – supplies used | September 2022 KitAutumn Chipboard Stickers, Thankful Paper Stack, Halloween Tabs Stamp

Tradition by Diane Dzubian – supplies used | September 2022 KitHalloween Die Cuts, Autumn Chipboard StickersTiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers

This Right Here by Aurélie Cormier – supplies used | September 2022 KitHalloween Die Cuts, Autumn Chipboard Stickers, Gold Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Thankful Paper Stack

Cutest Yoda notebook spread by Michelle Flynn – supplies used | September 2022 KitSeptember 2022 LabelsHalloween Die Cuts, Autumn Chipboard StickersTiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Thankful Paper Stack, Halloween Tabs StampThin Labels Stamp, Attacher Metal Die

Applesauce by Suzanna Lee – supplies used | September 2022 Kit, September 2022 Print and Cut Labels, September 2022 Labels, Autumn Chipboard StickersTiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers

Spooky Fun Times notebook spread by Marsha Farris – supplies used | September 2022 KitHalloween Die Cuts, Autumn Chipboard Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Candy Corn, Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Thankful Paper Stack, Halloween Tabs StampThin Labels Stamp, Lizzy Alphabet Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp, Thin Labels Metal Die

We can’t wait to share our third gallery with you next week, and if you missed our reveal Design Team Gallery post, be sure to check that out HERE! We’ll see you on Monday for even more inspiration using our September 2022 kit and add-ons!

Sketch Day with Diane Dziuban

Hi, everyone! Welcome to Sketch Day here on the Elle’s Studio Blog! It’s Diane here, and today I am sharing a 12 x 12-inch layout I created using this sketch and the beautiful September 2022 kit and add-ons!

As you can see, I stuck pretty close to the original sketch, with only a few changes:

Supplies | September 2022 Kit, Moss Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Autumn Chipboard Stickers, Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Thankful Paper Stack, Autumn Tabs Stamp

I moved the title to the 3 x 4-inch tag from the September 2022 Kit on the top left, cutting out the leaf and adding vellum stamped with phrases from the Autumn Tabs Stamp. I really like how that gave a fun base to the title!

For the labels on the right side, I cut strips from the striped paper found in the Thankful Paper Stack, cutting them in the shape of banners. I then put labels in coordinating colors on top of the banners and stamped a phrase from the Autumn Tabs Stamp on each one. I liked how it brought some of the black text over to the right side.

I really had a lot of fun with this layout, and I love the bright fall colors in the September 2022 Kit! Sketches are such a great way to get the creative juices flowing—you can stick close to the original design like I did, or change it up however you want. It’s a great starting point! I could have had four photos in the 3 x 4-inch spots, but I thought it would be fun to move that title and bring in some journaling. That’s what is great about sketches, you can make them yours!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this inspired you to try your hand at the sketch! If you do, we would love to see it! Make sure to use the hashtag #EllesStudio on Instagram or share it in the Facebook Group! Happy crafting!

Label Love with Suzanna Lee

Hello there Elle’s Studio fans! It’s Suzanna here today to share with you a large photo layout featuring the Thin Labels Stamp and coordinating Metal Die. If you know me, you know I’m all about large photos and labels. Labels, labels, and more labels! You can never have enough labels. This new stamp means you can make custom labels to coordinate with whatever color palette you want. And, this means an even wider selection of options in combination with the existing Star or Heart Labels Stamps!

Supplies | September 2022 Kit, Cerulean Blue Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Autumn Chipboard StickersTiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers, Thankful Paper Stack, Typewriter Alphabet Stamp, Thin Labels Stamp, Thin Labels Metal Die

I used a thin strip of the multi-color striped patterned paper in the Thankful Paper Stack as the foundation of the color palette for my layout. I then stamped and die cut a variety of the size and “format” of the Thin Labels to coordinate. There are inverse rounded corner labels and diagonal corner labels available to select from in various widths and heights.

Should you care to set out on a similar endeavor these are the inks that I used, in order from top to bottom: Distress Oxide (DO) Fired Brick, DO Spun Sugar, DO Spiced Marmalade, PinkFresh Studio Peach Fuzz, PaperPerson Goldenrod, DO Bundled Sage, DO Rustic Wilderness, DO Faded Jeans.

The title of my layout “Currently Enjoying” is the top of a 3 x 4-inch pocket tag from the September 2022 Kit that I fussy cut, then the title continues to “@ 49”. Each label contains a tidbit of information about something I’m enjoying in the last few months of being 49 years old. 

For some visual interest and texture, I added color-coordinated puffy hearts or stars from Tiny Autumn Hearts and Stars Puffy Stickers. The Thin Labels Stamp also has tiny heart and star stamps (classic Elle’s Studio!) and a few words. I used the date stamp for one label as well as a black stamped heart to add the black contrast to a label for movement down the layout.

There are so many great things you can do with stamps—label stamps in particular! If you already have these amazing stamps and use them, be sure to tag us #EllesStudio on Instagram, or post in our Facebook Group!

Thanks for stopping in today!