Elle’s Studio-Go Out & Explore

Hello friends!  Today I am here to share with you a fun sketch and the layout that I was inspired to create.  I LOVE working with sketches!  I love that I can take the time to just play with paper and embellishments and not have to worry about creating a balanced design; all the work is already done!

Using the sketch, the everyday themed papers and embellishments, along with the March kit I created this layout about a recent family hike.  I knew I wanted to make a bright, colorful and fun layout, therefore I wanted to keep the base of the layout simple and monochromatic.  I used a basic word sentiment paper to act as the base to the main photo stack.  To bring color to the photo and make the layout pop I added various papers and cards to back the photo.  I love the different angles and patterns this created.

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To create the title on layout I combined a card from the March kit along with die cuts and the adorable wood veneer adventure tags. I chose to again vary the angles of the cards to create more variety.  I love the final look!

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For the three blocks on the layout I choose to create blocks of paper, photos and embellishments.  I focused similar colors on each block to create a pattern and add a bit of dimension and interest to the blocks.

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I had so much fun creating this layout & it came together in a snap using the layout. I can’t wait to see how you use the sketch to create a layout, card or travelers notebook spread!  Get super creative, have fun and tag Elle’s Studio!

Have a beautiful day!

Supplies: March 2020 Kit, Adventure Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Adventure Tags,  Flourish 6 x 8.5 paper stack.

Elle’s Studio- March 2020 Reveal

Here is a look at the kit launching today!

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Every month in addition to the kit there are lots of add ons that you can add to your box.  This month there is lots of happy everyday themed embellishments! My favorites this month are definitely the Wood Veneer Adventure Tags, Flourish 6 x 8.5 paper stack, and the Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersElles-Studio-March-2020-Add-Ons.jpg

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This month there is not only coordinating cut files and printables  but there is also print and cut labels. They are fabulous and you can always edit the colors in Photoshop to match each of your projects.

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You can check out all the new goodies in the shop here.  Have fun!

Now for the projects I created for the design team gallery this month.

Project #1:

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Project #2:

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Thanks for stopping by!  Remember you can now preorder your kits to guarantee that you don’t miss out!  So much fun stuff this month!  What will you pick up?

Candace

Elle’s Studio- Everyday Cards

Hello friends!  Today I am excited to share with you a collection of everyday cards I created with the February kit and extras.  Do you want to know a secret…the February is always my favorite kit.  I ADORE the rainbows and clouds that come out every year!  So cute!

For today’s post I created three, fun, everyday cards! I could have kept creating!  The kit and extras this month have so many inspirational items that lead you to create and prompt you exactly what to put on your cards OR projects!   Here is a look at the collection of cards.

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Card #1: You Make me Proud

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Is there someone in your life that you need to let them know you are proud of them?  I love little cards that I can create and stick in my son’s lunches.  The combination of the cork star & the “YOU MAKE ME PROUD” wood veneer paired with the bold blue stripe made the perfect note.

Card #2: So Happy for You.

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I love the bright & colorful rainbows this month!  The puffy sticker rainbows alone would bring a smile to a friends face, but paired with the fun patterned paper and the wood veneer sentiment you have a perfect card!

Card #3: Believe in Yourself, brighter days ahead!

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Everyone gets discouraged once in a while.  We all feel like the rain is falling just on us sometimes.  What better way to send encouragement and brighten someone’s day than by sending a beautiful card with acrylic raindrops! The acrylic embellishments paired with the wood veneer and stamped sentiment created the perfect encouragement card.

With all these options and inspiration this month what cards will you create?  My challenge for you this month is to not only create a card but to actually SEND the card.  Brighten someone’s day, send needed love or encouragement, give the gift of friendship!  If you do create a card using the goodies this month, don’t forget to tag Elle’s Studio and I so we can see your beautiful creation.

Have a beautiful day & look for those rainbows!

Candace

Products Used: February Kit, Sunshine and Laughter Stamp, Puffy Rainbow Stickers, Simply Wonderful Wood Veneer Banners, Cork Stars, Acrylic Clouds, Acrylic Raindrops.

Elle’s Studio – February 2020 Reveal

Here is a look at the kit launching today!

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Every month in addition to the kit there are lots of add ons that you can add to your box.  This month there is lots of happy everyday themed embellishments! My favorites this month are definitely the Puffy Rainbow Stickers & You and Me Wood Veneer.

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This month there is not only coordinating cut files and printables  but there is also print and cut labels. They are fabulous and you can always edit the colors in Photoshop to match each of your projects.

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You can check out all the new goodies in the shop here.  Have fun!

Now for the projects I created for the design team gallery this month.

Project #1:

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Project #2:

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I have to say the February kit every year is my very favorite!  I love the rainbow theme every year!  My creativity always goes into overtime when the February kit arrives!  What will you create with all these fun goodies?!

So fun!

Candace Perkins

Technique Tuesday- Love is in the Air

Hello friends!  I am excited to share a few cards I created this month for Technique Tuesday!  A while ago I saw these stamps on the website and I just knew I had to pick them up and create some cute & funny cards with them!  With Valentine’s Day coming soon it was the perfect opportunity.

Project #1: A Little Prickly Stamp Set with Matching Dies

Living in Arizona we are surrounded by beautiful cacti so this stamp set is the perfect set for friends and family!  Not only are the images adorable and have matching dies, but even the sentiments are absolute perfection!  In my excitement I couldn’t stop and created two cards for my stash.

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For my first card I die cut the three different cactus images and colored them in with watercolor pencils.  I popped up the images with dimensional adhesive on top of a neutral card stock base then adhered that to a black card to add contrast and help the black on the images pop!  I stamped the sentiment on green card stock and added a little rubber heart.

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The second card started the same, with die cutting and coloring a single cactus.  I placed that single cactus on a starry background to go with the theme of the sentiment.  For the final touch I added a metal star to the edge of the cactus.  ACK!  I love this one!  I can’t wait to slip it into one of my boys lunch boxes.

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You can check out the stamp set and die here at the Technique Tuesday website!  What cute cactus cards will you come up with? Tag @TechniqueTuesdaystamps & @findingeverydayperfection I can’t wait to see!

Project #2: Love Stinks Stamp Set

I think this stamp set speaks for itself.  😉 As a mom of four boys I just HAD to get a poop emoji stamp set.  This set has gotten A LOT of wear already!  While I won’t share the cards my boys created with it; I will tell you that we had lots of good “clean” family fun & laughs!

For my card I just went simple.  I think that sometimes we make a little mistake and we need a little card that says “I’m sorry”.  A card that will bring a smile to the face and a little giggle.  A smiling poop will do that for you every time.

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You can check out the stamp set  here at the Technique Tuesday website!  What cute poopie cards will you come up with? Tag @TechniqueTuesdaystamps & @findingeverydayperfection I can’t wait to see!

Project #3: You Aren’t Normal Stamp Set

Another great stamp set as a mom of boys!  This card will be making its way into a lunch box very soon as well.  😉 This simple card was created by stamping the sentiment on a starburst shaped chipboard and simply heat embossing a little red embossed heart.

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Project #4: You Aren’t Normal Stamp Set

The final card I created with the You Aren’t Normal Stamp set was inspired by this little typewriter sticker from my stash.  After stamping on the background, adding a few clear sequins, and creating a small cluster with thread and stickers, I had a cute little base to place my sentiment.

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I measured out the area I had available to place the sentiment and stamped the sentiment on a thick piece of white card stock.  Easy as that it looks like the cute sentiment is flowing out of the typewriter.  So cute!

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You can check out the stamp set  here at the Technique Tuesday website!  What cute cards will you come up with? Tag @TechniqueTuesdaystamps & @findingeverydayperfection I can’t wait to see!

Remember, you can check out the these Stamp sets and all the other fun stamps in the Memory Keeper Studio here.  You can check out the coordinating dies that some stamp sets have and all the other dies in the Fresh Cut Studio!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day and brighten someone else’s by making them a card!

Candace

Elle’s Studio-Valentine’s Day Cards

Hello friends!  Happy to be here with you to share some quick and easy Valentine’s Day cards using goodies from the Elle’s Studio January extras.  Last year I didn’t make many cards so I made a pretty big dent in my card stash.  Therefore, now my stash is really hurting for some ready made cards for all types of occasions.

One of my favorite extras this month is the new paper pad.  I always adore the paper Elle creates because it is useful for so many different projects.  For today’s project I used the paper pad to create 3 fun Valentine’s Day cards.

Here is a look at the cards!

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Card #1: Super Simple!  Let the paper do the talking!

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For this card I let the patterned paper do the talking.  I cut the paper to 3×3 and used the pattern as a guide for the letter stickers.  Simple and dimensional.  Take a look at the papers in your collection and let them inspire you to create a simple card.

Card #2: Repeated Stamping!

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For the second card I used the stamp set as inspiration.  I used the sketchy heart and created a repeated stamp pattern on the base.  Next, using the hearts from the die cut pack I stitched down the center or side of the hearts to create interest and dimension.  After stitching I pulled on the edges of the hearts to make them pop!  Lastly, I added a mixed sentiment by using a combination of wood veneers and a dimensional label sticker.  What stamps can you use to create a repeated stamp pattern on your cards?

Card #3: Patterns with Paper & Stitching.

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The last card was created by cutting .50 inch strips of paper and combining them on the card base to create a pattern.  Keeping the lines simple and clean I stitched down the center of the paper strips.  To create an embellishment cluster I combined a label sticker, bundle of thread and puffy heart sticker.  Try cutting up paper in your stash and combine the pattern with a bit of stitching- what will you create?

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope this inspired you to create some fun cards.  Products used are linked below.  Have a beautiful day!

Candace

Supplies Used: Love You Lots Stamp, Love Is 6×8 Paper Pad, La La Love You Puffy Stickers, You Are Loved Die Cuts, Wood Veneer Numbers, I Adore You Stickers.

Elle’s Studio – January 2020 Reveal

Here is a look at the kit launching today!

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Every month in addition to the kit there are lots of add ons that you can add to your box.  This month there is lots of Valentine, Love and New Year themed embellishments! My favorites this month are definitely the XO Wood Veneer and the New Love Is Paper Pad!

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This month there is not only coordinating cut files and printables  but there is also print and cut labels. They are fabulous and you can always edit the colors in Photoshop to match each of your projects.

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You can check out all the new goodies in the shop here.  Have fun!

Now for the projects I created for the design team gallery this month.

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Thanks for stopping by! Please tag me in your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!

 

Candace

Technique Tuesday December Reveal

Hello friends!  Welcome back for another Technique Tuesday reveal!  Today we are focusing on the new Self Care stamp set.  This stamp set is so fun and perfect to tell all your “self care” & “pamper” stories!  Of course since I had the new stamp set I just HAD to schedule a little R&R time to document….sometimes life is just so hard!  LOL!

I drew a bath, documented the beautiful bubbles and then RELAXED!  A few days later I went ahead and started putting together the layout.

I started with a white card stock base, next I used two large shipping tags from my stash to act as photo stacks on my layout.  After attaching twine to the holes I placed the tags in opposite directions to balance the layout and create different angles on the page.

I popped the photos up using dimensional adhesive to add a bit more dimension to the page.  Next, I stamped sentiments from the stamp set on a quote box and placed it on the edge of the photo.

For the title I used two large “R” alphas along with a chipboard “&”.  To bring a bit more focus to the title I added cork sounding the title and in various spots around the spread to bring balance.  I adore the final spread!

 

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Remember, you can check out the Self Care Stamp set and all the other fun stamps in the Memory Keeper Studio here. We also have a new Geometric Border crafting die launching this month you can check out with all the other dies in the Fresh Cut Studio!

Thanks for stopping by!

Candace

Elle’s Studio- December 2019 Reveal

Here is a look at the kit launching today!

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Every month in addition to the kit there are lots of add ons that you can add to your box.  This month there is lots of Christmas and Holiday themed embellishments! My favorites this month are definitely The Best This Year Wood Veneers & the Goals Phrase Stickers.

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This month there is not only coordinating cut files and printables  but there is also print and cut labels. They are fabulous and you can always edit the colors in Photoshop to match each of your projects.

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You can check out all the new goodies in the shop here.  Have fun!

Now for the projects I created for the design team gallery this month.

Project #1:

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Elle’s Studio- November Reveal

Here is a look at the kit launching today!

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Every month in addition to the kit there are lots of add ons that you can add to your box.  This month there is lots of Christmas and Holiday themed embellishments! My favorites this month are definitely the Ho Ho Ho Wood Veneer and the Acrylic Trees.

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This month there is not only coordinating cut files and printables  but there is also print and cut labels.They are fabulous and you can always edit the colors in Photoshop to match each of your projects.

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You can check out all the new goodies in the shop here.  Have fun!

Now for the projects I created for the design team gallery this month.

Project #1:

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Project #2:

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Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to pick up these goodies today for a special discount!  Can’t wait to see what you create!

Candace