Inspired By Summer!

Inspired By Summer!

Hello Simple Stories fans! Thank you so much for visiting the blog today. While I am currently enjoying a reprieve from what feels like a very looooong Summer, lots of you are full of the joys of Spring! That palpable excitement is completely infectious and I can’t wait to see all the gorgeous Summer projects coming out of different parts of the world as the weather warms up!

I’ve created two projects with the new 'Hello Summer’ collection. You are going to fall head over heels for this bright and playful line - juicy pops of lime and flamingos are a must!


This page uses a simple circle shape, repeated. I’ve created this type of design before and I just love it. 

I’ve used a sheet of Birch/White Grid 12x12 from my pack of Sn@p Basics and punched repeatedly widthways across the paper.

I’ve matted these circles with slightly larger circles (just cut freehand) in various prints from the Hello Summer 6x8 paper Pad.

The circular shape is strengthened by using lots of the same shape, pulled from Hello Summer sticker sheets and my Bits & Pieces pack.

A touch more detail has also been added in the form of a spot of stamping in similar shades. This spotty stamp pulls the dotted print out of the collection perfectly!

Teensy details can be found in the mini circle stickers from the 4x6 Sticker pack.



This cheeky little timepiece started life a little uglier lol. My hubby (knowing I like to take in ‘orphan’ items) brought this clock home from work with the thought that I could make it a bit prettier. Hello….Challenge accepted!

It now lives in my DD’s room but would look cool in a craft space too!

This is the very corporate ‘before’ pic. The rectangle shape was a little chunky, but I thought the silver lifted it and would work ok with some cooler summery tones.

I pulled the clock apart and began by replacing the solid red with a trimmed sheet of ‘Life is Good’ 12x12. The simple rainbow print was perfect as it gives a pop of colour but doesn’t distract the eye too much.

Next, I went about adding the titles ‘Summer & Chill’ to the face as well as a few little summery bits. I don’t know why I haven’t done a seasonal clock before!! I love this and I’m totally going to be making more as the season’s change.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you lots of fun with the gorgeous new Simple Stories Collections and don’t forget, if you are a digital or hybrid scrapper, you can grab all of your favourite collections online in the Simple Stories Digital Store.

Happy creating!