The One with Elle's Studio CHA Summer 2013 Layouts

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I just love Elle's Studio - always have, always will! I was sad when I couldn't make stuff for CHA Summer because of our nomadic adventures, but then in Washington it turns out I had lots of free time, so I changed my mind and offered to help! Here are the layouts I made that are on display at CHA Summer in Las Vegas (wish I was there myself!):

Journaling says: On our way up to Oregon we made a pit stop & Fox was just being his cute self. These are some of my favorite pics of him.

How to: I don't have my handy dandy die cut machine with me, so I made a FOX template in Adobe Illustrator, printed it out, taped it gently onto a blue cardstock background, then used a ruler and xacto knife to cut out the letters. Backstitch around each letter using white floss. Trim strips of patterned paper and tearaway strips and adhere them at an angle to the back of the letters. Create three clusters of die cuts topped with photos and stitch circles around them. Write journaling and stamp the date on die cuts. Drop India ink around the three cluters and distress the layout edges.

Supplies: Patterned paper, die cuts, journaling spots: Elle's Studio; Cardstock, date stamp, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Floss: DMC; India ink: ProArt; Ink: StazOn; Sewing machine: Bernina; Thread: Coats & Clark

Journaling says: Jane loves getting thrown up in the air by Daddy! She can definitely get some air and always giggles for a long time!!

How to: Die cut letters from a kraft chevron paper background the back each letters with patterned paper. Tuck a photo into the last letter. Embellish inside each letter using matching colors of die cuts and embellishments like paper leaves, paper clips, brads, buttons, sequins, enamel dots, crocheted doilies, and lots more! Write on a journaling card and add it to one of the letters. Drop India ink across the top left and bottom right corners. Stamp a sentiment and the date below the photo.

Supplies: Patterned paper, die cuts, journaling spots: Elle's Studio; Fabric brads: Crate Paper (orange), Pebbles (aqua); Buttons: American Crafts (wood), Pebbles (flower); Pearl: Pebbles; Sequins: Craft Supply; Enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; Paper leaves, pen, stamps (date, sentiment), adhesive: American Crafts; Paper clips: Freckled Fawn (arrow), Studio Calico (flag); Stickpin: Making Memories; Crocheted doilies: We R Memory Keepers; Floss: DMC; India ink: ProArt; Ink: StazOn

Journaling says: I always love to take family pictures on Sundays before church - especially on holidays! Because we're all dressed our best!

How to: Trim 1/8" - 1/4" strips from every paper in the Penelope lin then stitch them across the top of an aqua cardstock background. Place a doily mask across the bottom and spray over it using white mist; repeat twice. Adhere a row of photos across the bottom and edge them with pieces of heart-themed die cuts. Add a white Thickers title above the photos. Place three clusters of three round embellishments over the paper strips then tuck die cuts and a journaling spot behind the embellishments. Stamp a sentiment/date on one of the die cuts and write on the journaling spot. Drop India ink next to the embellishment clusters. 

Supplies: Patterned paper, die cuts, journaling spots: Elle's Studio; Cardstock, letter stickers, pen, stamps (sentiment, date), adhesive: American Crafts; Fabric brads: Crate Paper; Buttons: American Crafts (wood), Pebbles (flower, pink); Doily mask: Pink Paislee; Mist: Studio Calico; India ink: ProArt; Ink: StazOn; Sewing machine: Bernina; Thread: Coats & Clark

Journaling says: Favorite Photo. That's My Boy! FOX. TOO COOL! Love that smile! SAY CHEESE!

How to: Trim a gray patterned paper block to 11" square then adhere it to a blue/white/green polka dot layout base. Layer die cuts and journaling cards across the front. Back Polaroid frame die cuts with photos and place them in a 3 x 2 grid on the center. Embellish around the layout with round die cuts, shaped paper clips, and drops of black spray mist. Stamp "FOX" with black ink on one of the frames. Tuck a title die cut under the top right frames. Stamp a star on the bottom right frame.

Supplies: Patterned paper, die cuts, journaling spots, stamps (letters, star): Elle's Studio; Paper clips: American Crafts (camera), Freckled Fawn (Arrow), Maya Road (star); Spray mist: Studio Calico; Ink: StazOn

Journaling says: I love these pictures because this is life.

How to: Paint a white square over the middle of a black/white striped paper layout base. Arrange four Polaroid frame die cuts over the paint once it has dried in a 2 x 2 grid. Back two of the frames with photos. Cluster matching colored embellishments (like brads, buttons, tags, die cuts, enamel dots, etc.) under, over, and around each frame. Drop India ink over the top left and bottom right corners. Journal on one of the frames and stamp the date on another.

Supplies: Patterned paper, die cuts, journaling cards, tag: Elle's Studio; Brads (epoxy, fabric), pen, date stamp, adhesive: American Crafts; Flower button: Pebbles; Stickpin: Making Memories; Enamel dot: My Mind's Eye; Paint, India ink: ProArt
Thanks for taking a looksy, and another job well-done Elle!


  1. wow these are fabulous!! I love the Jane and Fox ones, very clever!

  2. Holy crap. The "Fox" and "Jane" pages are amazing. Good work!

  3. Wow Paige, I love the large letters and the stitching on the first two. So fun!

  4. Wow! these are fabulous and wish I was in Vegas too! Absolute love the "Fox" and "Jane" pages.....will have to steal the idea. The colors and the stitching really make the pages sing!

  5. oh my CUTENESS--AWESOME job Paige!!

  6. Awesome layouts, Paige! I especially love Jane's layout. I'm sharing mine tomorrow on my blog!

  7. Holy cow! I love these! I don't know how you can so consistently come up with such creative designs. You are incredible!

  8. Such beautiful layouts Paige!! Love what you did with all of the Elle's Studio goodies!

  9. These are all so beautiful! I can't believe how talented you are, seriously.... especially inspired by the ones with the kids' names. super cool.


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