Monday, June 29, 2015

Elle's Studio: Creating Art For Your Studio

I love color. I love rainbows. I love everything about them and anything that is arranged in rainbow-order. It's kind of an obsession of mine and something I have enjoyed for as long as I can remember. This past week, I have gone through literally everything in my studio. As I was searching through all of my awesome Elle's Studio goodies, I was struck by the fact that I have never created a rainbow-inspired art piece. How is that possible, right? I see lots of inspirational quotes and am constantly pining them, so it was time to finally create something already. This is what I came up with.

It is not difficult to create something like this for yourself. The process is a little time consuming, but fun nonetheless, and great to do while catching up on some Netflix. In my case, I was watching Gilmore Girls. :-)

The first thing you need to do is to trace the opening for your frame onto a piece of white cardstock. You then measure the opening and figure out how tall each letter grouping (or row) needs to be to fit inside the opening.

Next, take some of your favorite Elle's Studio papers and journal cards and cut strips to size. My paper stripes were cut to 1.5 inches and .75 inches tall for a 13 x 19 inch frame/ mat with an 8 x 10 opening for a photo (or in this case a project.)

Then you just sit down and get comfortable for awhile and hand cut all of your letters. It took me a couple of hours, but I was streaming Netflix and enjoying the process. You could always use a die cutting machine like the Silhouette, or even steel rule dies if you prefer an exact look with the letters.

After cutting out all of the letters. I lightly adhered everything to my white cardstock using a tape runner. Then I stitched everything down very slowly with my sewing machine.

I added a few Elle's Studio wood veneer, cork, and stickers, and a bow from my stash, and I was done.

I really love how this art piece turned out and it makes me smile every time I walk by my studio. I hope today's post inspired you to create something you will love as well. Happy Creating!

Products/ Tools Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • White Cardstock
  • Frame
  • Patterned paper (or journaling cards)
  • Embellishments
  • Adhesive
  • Sewing machine (or needle and thread)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have a great weekend.



Monday, June 22, 2015

Be Nice Dog

Happy Monday friends! I am up on the Studio Calico blog today, sharing my "Be Nice Dog" layout, with the story behind the hilarious photo. I would love it if you would stop by.

I hope you are all well and enjoying your day. Thank you for being here. I will be back on Friday this week with another project that I am personally in love with.



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Elle's Studio June 2015 Release

It's the 10th of the month, which means the fabulous new Elle's Studio kit is released. I can honestly say that this is my favorite Elle's Studio kit yet, and guess what it is the biggest kit ever!!! Make sure to read this entire post because Elle is having a huge sale, and an offer for free shipping too. This is the time to do some serious stocking up fellow paper lovers. Don't forget the new kit is $9.99 on the 10th of the month only (afterwards it will be $11.99,) so make sure to pick up your kit today.

Here is what I created this month using the exclusive June kit and coordinating stamp set. This is a kit that I will continue to use throughout the summer and the stamps are just...perfection. I love the blue in this kit. It is just the perfect royal blue and it goes with everything.

My second project used the papers and many, many embellishments, and stamps from the all new Let's Eat collection. I am loving this collection, and definitely see myself using more of it throughout the summer and beyond.

In addition to this super-duper cute kit, there is also a stamp set, a printable, and cut files that all coordinate together.

I did mention a sale right? 

Elle is having a huge retiring sale and getting rid of some of her older (but still amazing) inventory to make room for some new items coming in. Everything in this sale will be 50-75% off. There will also be a couple of bundle specials that will give you plenty to scrapbook with all summer long! 

And to make it an even sweeter deal, Elle is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders, USA and INTERNATIONAL that are $30+ using the code SUMMERLOVE. This offer ends on June 15th 2015 and includes first class worldwide shipping. Not valid on wholesale orders.

Now that you have all of the information, what are you most excited to get your hot little hands on? Anyone else just loving everything from the June release? Have you picked up the Let's Eat collection yet? I would love to hear what you have your eye on.

Until next time,

Happy Scrappin'