A sneak peek of our August reveal!

Our August 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 August stories and take you right into the month of September! This month, our August kit will include 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 25 die cuts!

We are also excited to announce that our SUMMER SALE is happening now! You won’t want to miss all the hot deals we have in store! Kit subscribers: Bundling is open early this month and your sale order will ship for FREE with your August kit! Check your email now for your special coupon code to bundle and SAVE! Sale ends 8/4/22 at midnight Pacific.

Not a subscriber? You can pre-order our August 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 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! 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 Wednesday, August 10th at 8:00 am Pacific for our August kit and add-ons reveal! We hope to see you there!

Five Ways With the Star Notes Die Cuts

Hello there, ES fans, and happy Friday! One of our favorite products in the shop this month has to be the Star Notes Die Cuts! We just love their pretty, summery colors, their ability to document AND embellish, and the fact that this die cut pack is filled with stars—such a usable shape!

In case your Star Notes Die Cuts are still in your box, waiting to be used, we want to show you five different ways to do that this weekend!

1. Create a Visual Triangle

Successful embellishment is often found in groups of threes, and in Junell’s layout, she created a triangle of star groupings, perfect for making her photos take center stage!

2. Use them as a base for color-blocking

Sarah may have used a lot of embellishment here, but it’s not overwhelming! That’s because she color-blocked her groupings, keeping the same hues together. We love that she started these groupings with the Star Notes Die Cuts, choosing smaller embellishments like our Puffy Star Stickers to add to the top.

3. Create a grid

The Star Notes Die Cuts come in different shapes—square, rectangular and circular journaling spots, as well as stars, making them perfect for creating an out-of-the box grid, like Wei Wei did here on the left side of her notebook spread!

4. Use them in multiples

Suzanna had a great idea here on her layout to use three of the Star Notes Die Cut journaling labels here to compare three different finishes for her daughter’s swim meet. What can you compare by using three or more of these handy die cuts?

5. Create a wreath

The Star Notes Die Cut pack comes with 30+ stars, labels, circles, and more, plenty to create a wreath on your layout as Melissa created here. Pair them with die cut shapes from the Star Notes Metal Die and you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful layout design!

We can’t wait to see which of these ideas inspires you, or what you come up with on your own! Be sure to share with us in the Facebook Group or on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag!

Catching Up with Memory Planning with AURÉLIE CORMIER

Hello, everyone! It’s Aurélie here today to show you the memory planner layout I just created with the July kit and its add-ons. Truth be told, I can’t remember when I last worked in my memory planner. Yikes! But not to worry! With my trusty notes on hand and once my photo placement was figured out, my creative process came rushing back.

Supplies | July 2022 Kit, July 2022 PrintablesStar Notes Die Cuts, Teal Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Everyday Label Puffy Stickers, Orange Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, Star Notes StampMedium Jane Alphabet Stamp — SolidDated StampTitle Builder Vol. 5 Stamp The Merriest

Looking back at my other memory planner layouts, I noticed that I always printed a few photos in black in white. That way, if there were different colors in the photos than the collection I was using, I didn’t have to worry about it. However, when I looked at the photos I chose for this layout, I quickly realized that I would print all of them in color! A first for me! They all perfectly matched the colors of this month’s kit and its add-ons! 

This particular week of 2021 was the last of the Tokyo Summer Olympics last summer and I wanted to remember the biggest moments of the Canadian team. As Layle Koncar has said many times in her in-person classes and in her lives, “Google is my friend!” I found this great photo online of Andre de Grasse, an amazing Canadian track and field athlete who won many medals during the event, and I knew I wanted to add it to my layout.

Some days, there’s just not a whole lot to jot down in my notes to transcribe in my memory planner layouts. So, I made the most of a few of the July 2022 Kit tags, the Teal Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers and a July 2022 Printable to cover up white space on my layout.

One last thing: When you need a bit more room to tell your story, create flips and flaps like I did. See them? Some are for extra stories I wanted to tell and others are for stories I wanted to keep more private.

Do you memory plan? Please share your projects with us in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #ellesstudio.

A Year of Memories with LeeAnne Jones

Hello, everyone! It’s LeeAnne here to share a 12 x 12-inch double-page layout highlighting the new Medium Hazel Stamp as well as the July 2022 Kit and some shop products from Elle’s Studio. This fun and versatile stamp set will help your document just about any memory or story.

Supplies | July 2022 Kit, July 2022 Labels, Summer Cardstock Stickers, Life Captured Stickers, Coral Cardstock Label Stickers, Fuchsia Cardstock Label Stickers, Light Pink Cardstock Label Stickers, Moss Green Cardstock Label Stickers, Yellow Cardstock Label Stickers, Light Teal Cardstock Label Stickers, Everyday Label Puffy Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, Bright Puffy Asterisk Stickers, The Best Paper Stack, Love You Paper Stack, Warm Solids Paper Stack, Thankful Paper Stack, Adventure Paper Stack, Good Times Paper Stack, Medium Hazel Stamp, Hazel Alphabet Stamp, Medium Jane Alphabet Metal Die

My first-born daughter is currently 8 years old, but I hadn’t yet scrapbooked the monthly growth photos from her first year. I thought this would be a fun way to use the Medium Hazel Stamp—as a repeating element that keeps the layout cohesive. In this case, my daughter’s age in months for each photo.

The letters and numbers of the Medium Hazel Stamp look like those from an old typewriter. Some edges are worn (such as the middle of the number 3) or “overinked” (such as the bottom right portion of the number 0), which lends this great authentic quality. I chose to use zeroes before the single-digit numbers for consistency, so each circle label sticker includes two stamped numerals.

When stamping my daughter’s name below the title, I opted for the original Hazel Alphabet Stamp. It’s a little smaller in size but perfectly matches the Medium Hazel Stamp. Mixing the two gave the layout font consistency without overwhelming it with all large type. For the journaling, I continued the feel of the Hazel stamps with a typewriter font, Remington Noiseless.

The rainbow running across the two pages was inspired by the July 2022 Labels. I selected patterned paper representing each color (with an extra entry in the orange/yellow zone) and stitched them together like a quilt. I embellished each section with coordinating cardstock label stickers, puffy stars and asterisks, and little phrases from the July 2022 Kit—some cut from journaling tags. Of course, I also had to incorporate strips of that inspirational label set in the journaling block and along the edges of the layout.

That’s it! I hope this layout inspires you to include the Medium Hazel Stamp in an upcoming project. Perhaps you’ll use it for a numbered list, too! We can’t wait to see, so be sure to share it in our Facebook Group or on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag!

Find our new Medium Hazel Stamp in the shop today while supplies last, and be prepared to use this alpha over and over again on your projects!

Vaca Time Recorded with Diane Dziuban

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! It’s Diane here with a fun, bright pocket-page using the fabulous July kit and add-ons. You guys, this kit is full of bright colors and just plain happiness! I have used it here to document our trip to Disney in my family album. I have been working on pages for this trip in my travel album, but I wanted to make sure I got the trip documented in my monthly pages, too.

Supplies |  July 2022 Kit, Star Notes Die Cuts, Everyday Label Puffy Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, Cerulean Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Medium Hazel StampStar Notes Stamp, Summertime Tabs Stamp 

I had a lot of fun creating the title using this bright blue tag. I didn’t want it to be too Disney, but I needed to make sure it showed that this was a vacation week. I wanted to bring in all of the colors in that awesome “hello good times” tag. That tag is my favorite in this release! It just makes me smile.

I loved all of the sentiments that came in the Everyday Label Puffy Stickers and wanted to use them throughout the layout. I thought the 3 x 4-inch tag with the 3 boxes would be a fun spot to place some of them. It brought some of the color over from the “hello good times” 3 x 4-inch tag. I love how it brings so much color in but still looks neat and tidy.

I was super excited to use the two new stamp sets, the Medium Hazel Stamp and the Star Notes Stamp on this layout, along with the Summertime Tabs Stamp. I can already tell that the Medium Hazel Stamp is going to be one of my favorites and get lots of use! It’s a perfect size!

I had so much fun using this kit to get a glimpse of this trip in my album! The bright colors and summertime feel just makes my photos pop. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates with this amazing kit!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer full of lots of crafty time!

Memory Planner Magic with Marsha Farris

Hey, Elle’s Studio friends! This is Marsha, and I’m excited to share a memory planner layout with you today! For my project, I documented a week in June using the July kit and add-ons. This month’s release was perfect for recording lots of little moments from my week!

Supplies | July 2022 KitStar Notes Die Cuts, Teal Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Everyday Label Puffy StickersPuffy Star Stickers, Medium Hazel StampStar Notes Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Stamp, Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Star Notes Metal Die

I began the layout by stamping the month with the Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp and black ink. I then used the new Medium Hazel Stamp to complete the dates on the pages. I have always loved the Hazel Alphabet Stamp, and this new larger size is perfection! I printed my photos, arranged them on the layout, and added hand-written journaling to coordinate with each photo. 

Next came my favorite part of memory planning—embellishing the layout! I chose die cuts from the July 2022 Kit and labels from the Star Notes Die Cuts to decorate the spread. I also created mini titles on the pages with the Teal Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers and Medium Hazel Stamp. I love including mixed sticker and stamp titles! I also trimmed out a portion of a tag from the July 2022 Kit and included it as a feature on the page. 

I created two flips for extra photos by folding and scoring white paper to make hinges. To hold the first flip-up in place, I created a stamped and die cut star using the Star Notes Stamp and coordinating Metal Die. The other flip-up was held in place by a die cut arrow from the kit. To finish the left side of the layout, I created another mini title with the Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Stamp. This stamp is great for making titles, even on pages that are not theme park related! 

I stamped a star using the Star Notes Stamp and cut it out with the coordinating Metal Die. This provided a spot for journaling about my niece’s 4th birthday party. Then, I created a little embellishment cluster using a label from the Star Notes Die Cuts, a die cut from the July Kit, and some stamping with the Star Notes Stamp

At the bottom of the page, I created another mini title using the Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Stamp and the Teal Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers. To complete the spread, I added stickers from the Everyday Label Puffy Stickers and Puffy Star Stickers.

I have enjoyed sharing this fun memory planner layout using the July kit and extras! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy creating!

July Design Team Gallery: Volume Three

Welcome to our final July Design Team Gallery post! If your July 2022 kit and add-ons are sitting on your crafty desk waiting to be played with, we have eight new projects to inspire you today! Take a look at these layouts, planner and notebook spreads created by our amazing team members and be sure to pin your favorites to help you create in no time!

Beach Day by Kat Benjamin – supplies used | July 2022 Kit, July 2022 Labels, Star Notes Die Cuts, Teal Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Everyday Label Puffy Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, Star Notes StampOutlined Stars Metal Die, Cool Solids Paper Stack, Warm Solids Paper Stack

Everyday Happiness/Adventure notebook spread by Aurélie Cormier – supplies used | July 2022 Kit, July 2022 Printables, Star Notes Die Cuts, Title Builder Vol. 6 Vellum Die Cut WordsOrange Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, Adventure Paper Stack, Medium Hazel StampStar Notes Stamp

Stars & Stripes & Sisters by LeeAnne Jones – supplies used | July 2022 Kit, Star Notes Die Cuts, Everyday Label Puffy StickersPuffy Star Stickers, Gold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Gold Star Paper Clips, Adventure Paper Stack, Good Times Paper Stack, Medium Hazel Stamp, Star Notes Stamp, Star Notes Metal Die, Medium Jane Alphabet Metal Die, Medium Jane Number Metal Die

May Memories memory planner spread by Marsha Farris – supplies used | July 2022 Kit, July 2022 Labels, Teal Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Everyday Label Puffy StickersPuffy Star Stickers, Medium Hazel Stamp, Star Notes Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Star Notes Metal Die

Rainbow Baby by Melissa Mann – supplies used | July 2022 Kit, Star Notes Die Cuts, Teal Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Everyday Label Puffy Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, Adventure Paper Stack, Good Times Paper Stack

You notebook spread by Michelle Flynn – supplies used | July 2022 Kit, June 2022 Kit, Star Notes Die Cuts, Everyday Label Puffy Stickers, Orange Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, Gold Star Paper Clips, Adventure Paper Stack, Warm Solids Paper Stack, Medium Hazel Stamp, Star Notes Stamp, Outlined Stars Stamp, Love you Stamp, Summertime Tabs Stamp, Star Notes Metal Die, Pocket, Frame, and Flip-Up Metal Die

Unplug notebook spread by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | July 2022 KitEveryday Label Puffy Stickers, Puffy Star Stickers, Medium Hazel Stamp

C & A by Jennifer McMurtrey – supplies used | July 2022 Kit, July 2022 LabelsStar Notes Die CutsEveryday Label Puffy StickersMedium Hazel Stamp, Star Notes Stamp

Find more inspiration each day this week using the July 2022 kit and add-ons, and don’t forget to share what you’ve created with our products by posting in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group and on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag!

Five on Friday with Jen McMurtrey

Hello friends! It’s Jen today with the July edition of Five on Friday, where we are challenged to create a project using only five products from the July kit and add-on release. Sometimes less is more, right?

Let’s take a look at the finished 8 ½ x 11-inch layout:

Supplies | July 2022 Kit, Puffy Star Stickers, Medium Hazel Stamp, Star Notes Stamp, Star Notes Metal Die

The base of the project was created using white mixed media paper and distress oxide inks (Abandoned Coral, Scattered Straw, Cracked Pistachio, Salvaged Patina, and Faded Jeans). After using a plate and drawing a circle on the paper, I simply added water and inks until it was to my liking. This can sometimes be a bit of trial and error, so don’t be frustrated if you struggle when first trying it.

Once the background was dry, I used the Medium Hazel Stamp and stamped “vintage vibes” around the perimeter of the circle. I considered using black ink to do this but opted for the same distress oxide inks instead.

Next, I used the Star Notes Stamp with the same distress oxide colors to make coordinating embellishments. Since the stamps and Star Notes Metal Die create a solid star with lines for journaling, I decided to cut out the center of each large star in order to keep the mixed media background visible. This process was quick and easy with a straight edge and blade.

After cutting out the stars, I machine-stitched them atop the circle I’d previously drawn. Additionally, I added Puffy Star Stickers to the center of each to give them a bit more pizzazz.

From there, I added the photo and continued embellishing the layout using more stamped images from the Star Notes Stamp along with die cuts and journaling tags, fussy cut from the July 2022 Kit.

Last, I added journaling strips that I typed with my manual typewriter.

This layout was fun to make since I love using mixed media on projects, and I love how it turned out.

I hope you’ve been inspired today to use up those supplies, regardless of how much (or how little) you may have, and create projects you love! Remember to post your finished projects to Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio so we are sure to see them! Have a great day!

Sincere Sentiments Shaker Cards with Nathalie Leonelli

Hello, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Nathalie here to share greeting cards created with the Sincere Sentiments collection. I used a mix of both the original Wonderful You and the newest Congrats Sincere Sentiments stamps and matching dies along with other great card-making supplies from the shop. Take a look!

Supplies: Sincere Sentiments Congrats StampSincere Sentiments Congrats Metal DieSincere Sentiments Wonderful You StampSincere Sentiments Wonderful You Metal DieBanners Metal DiesMy Star Metal DieLove You Paper StackCool Solids Paper StackMagical Memories Puffy Heart and Star Stickers

It is while looking at my dies that I got the idea to make shaker cards. This first card started with the My Star Metal Die.

I discarded the cut star and kept the negative part to create a window. I love the stitched detail from the die! Underneath, I layered cardstock and papers from the Love You and Cool Solids Paper Stack.

For the sentiment, I used my favorite stamp from the Sincere Sentiments Congrats Stamp and paired it with stamps from the Wonderful You Stamp. I even embossed the “congrats” outline so it would pop even more against the bold “Friend!” in teal.

The puffy stickers in black from the Magical Memories collection add a different texture, contrast and details around the card. 

My second card was a bit trickier since I had the idea to use the same die (from the Wonderful You Metal Die) three times, lining the cuts vertically and horizontally, and three shades of the same color as the background for my shaker pockets.

I am very happy with the color gradient obtained with the Cool Solids Paper Stack.

Finally for the sentiment, I embossed a stamp from the Congrats Stamp in white and easily centered it into a banner with one of the Banners Metal Dies.

I hope to have inspired you to make cards with your Sincere Sentiments stamps and metal dies! The shaker pockets add an interactive element that is fun for anyone! The best part of it all is how easy it is to use the new Congrats with the Wonderful You supplies—they really compliment each other!

Here for the Disneyland Magic with Meghann Andrew

Hello there, friends! I am so excited to be back with you on the blog today to share my latest notebook spread documenting my Disneyland adventures! The latest Magical Memories and Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic release has inspired me to document our trip to the parks last winter, and I am having so much fun getting these memories recorded. Today’s spread is all about our first moments in the park. Take a look!

Supplies | Bright Star Journaling Tags, Magical Memories Die Cuts, Magical Memories Vellum Die Cut Shapes, Magical Memories Cardstock Stickers, Magical Memories Label Stickers, Magical Memories Puffy Stickers, Magical Memories Puffy Circle Stickers, Magical Memories Heart and Star Puffy Stickers, Magical Memories Paper Stack, Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Big Words Metal Die

This spread was meant to evoke all of the excitement that you feel walking into the park, and I think I achieved that!

I started off on the left side of my spread with a photo sized at 4.5 x 8.5 inches. There was plenty of white space at the bottom, so I decided it would be the perfect place to add a magical title using the Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Big Words Metal Die and Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Stamp.

Adding the patterned paper from the Magical Memories Paper Stack below brightened up the left side of the spread and gave the title a perfect place to rest.

On the right, I echoed the colors in the papers that I used on the left side, but decided on this multi-colored striped pattern from the Magical Memories Paper Stack to back my square photo. I just love all of the wonderful patterns in this stack!

While my yellow Bright Star Journaling Tag held my journaling, it also added a space for some embellishment. I used three tickets from the Magical Memories Die Cuts to house a sub-title on this page, and create movement. Topping the tickets with the Magical Memories Vellum Die Cut Shape star, teal Magical Memories Puffy Circle Stickers, and a few hearts and stars from the Magical Memories Cardstock Stickers and Puffy Stickers really finished off the spread!

You can see exactly how this simple and fun spread came together in my process video below:

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope if you’re putting off documenting your magical memories just like I did, you’ll grab the Magical Memories and Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic collections and get started. Your creative time will be almost as fun as the trip to the happiest place on Earth itself!