Welcome to Day 4 of our NEW product reveals!

Ho, ho, ho! Our hardworking elves have been busy designing the warm and whimsical HOLLY JOLLY collection just for YOU! Christmas cookies, dashing deer, and Santa himself make an appearance in this imaginative collection. Cheerful patterns and joyful designs will add a little spice to your holiday papercrafts and are perfect for capturing memories of the most wonderful time of the year.

View the full HOLLY JOLLY collection HERE. Visit us on Facebook & Instagram for chances to WIN the new HOLLY JOLLY product before you can buy it; stay tuned tomorrow for even MORE new product reveals!

Shipping to retailers August 2019.


Hello friends! Its Jennifer and I'm here to share a layout I created with the new Say Cheese Halloween collection!  I  know we are still in the swing of summer, but Halloween will be here before we know it  (and its my favorite holiday) ! Say Cheese Halloween has fun bright colors along with the traditional orange and black!  Plus, it has elements just for Disney fans that you can incorporate into your project! 

I  began with adhering my kraft cardstock to the multi-colored dot print of So Creepy and stitched around the edges. I  then cut strips of some of my favorite prints and adhered them vertically in the center of my page. Before adhering my 5x7 photo, I  matted it onto white cardstock to help the prints pop.

I  love all of the cute shapes and sayings in the Say Cheese Halloween Bits and Pieces! I used this deco shaped plaid journaling spot to document about my photo. I  also added the cute pumpkin die cut, as well as the teal heart and arrow.  For my title, I  used pop dots to adhere the "Boo" sentiment from the Combo Sticker sheet.  

Say Cheese Halloween has so many great embellishments to choose from!  The Combo Sticker sheet alone has a multitude of whimsical characters and sentiments such as the multi-colored polka dot heart and "tis the season to be spooky" sentiment! I  love to layer my embellishments to create dimension. 

This cute die cut banner looks perfect draped across the upper corner of my photo! And the bat trio I  adhered with some foam tape at the top of my page. Both are found in the Say Cheese Bits and Pieces!

Thank you for reading today! Check out all of the goodies in the Say Cheese Halloween collection by visiting the Products page! Have a great day!


Welcome to Day 3 of our NEW product reveals! That's right! We have another beautiful, new collection to share with you today!

Rekindle memories from Christmases past or capture traditions of Christmas present with the SIMPLE VINTAGE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS collection. Traditional patterns in shades of red and green coupled with the beauty of winter white are punctuated with stunning images of holly, berries, Santa, pinecones, and poinsettias. Don't miss the wide variety of matching embellishments and the coordinating 6x8 SN@P! binder, perfect for creating a beautiful keepsake this holiday season!

View the full SIMPLE VINTAGE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS collection HERE. Visit us on Facebook & Instagram for chances to WIN the new SIMPLE VINTAGE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS product before you can buy it; stay tuned tomorrow for even MORE new product reveals!

Shipping to retailers August 2019.


Hi everyone! Summertime is definitely the season to get outdoors and experience nature! There is nothing more satisfying than living for a few days without all of the comfortable conveniences of home-LOL! 

With the release of the new Simple Stories Happy Trails collection, I knew I had to create a camping mini showcasing the colorful woodsy patterns and outdoorsy sentiments. I covered different  chipboard pieces with the fun patterns and made the front and back covers in the shape of a camper. 

Each page features layers of paper, stickers, chipboard and bits & pieces along with some of the journal cards. This collection is so full of the most adorable details including some of the cutest mosquitos you will ever encounter! The page fronts have tons of space for photos and journaling along with a flip feature for even more mementos!

The back of the pages are equally as cute with a pocket filled with journal card tags and another with a band that holds an additional pull-out card. These pages, too, are stacked with more of the stickers, bits & pieces and sentiments! 

So take a hike and then document your trip in the great outdoors with this super fun collection that is perfect for all of your camping adventures!

You can see this mini in all of it's amazing detail by checking out the video at my YouTube channel!



Welcome to Day 2 of our new product reveals!

The beauty and bounty of nature's harvest overflow in the SIMPLE VINTAGE AUTUMN SPLENDOR collection. The essence of autumn days is captured with an abundance of fall flowers and foliage in the season's palette of rust, crimson, moss, and marigold. Whether you're sending a fall greeting or documenting the blessings of family gatherings, your projects are sure to shine!

Shipping to retailers August 2019.

View the full collection HERE. Visit us on Facebook & Instagram for chances to WIN the new Fall Farmhouse collection kit before you can buy it!


Hi there Simple Stories friends!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a new layout  boo-ti-ful layout.   When the new Happy Hunting collection arrived at my doorstep, all i could think about was documenting a few of our past Halloween memories with its beautiful color palette and designs.  

It all started with creating the background for this layout.  I chose to add some mixed media to a letter size white cardstock page so that it complemented the warm tones in the collection. While the background dried, I used a JustNick cut file to cut two spider webs from the Jeepers Creepers paper.

The Hocus Pocus paper is probably one of my favorite papers in the Happy Haunting collection, so  used it as the mat for this layout. I glued the cardstock and spiderweb cut outs towards the top part of the paper.  

Once the picture was set in place ( i used papers from the collection to back and add layers behind the picture), i used some of the ephemera pieces to create the title for this layout,  just loved the little spiders that the collection features.

To use all the space below the picture, i chose to add a large cluster of bits and bit and pieces, stickers, and a few stamped sentiments (using the coordinating stamp set). I love florals, so having them to embellish the page was amazing. The lines of journal were also added at the bottom of the cluster, followed by splatters of white, black and gold ink.

I love how this page turned out. All those beautiful embellishments just complemented the story of my daughter's Halloween costume search. You have to check the Happy Hunting collection from Simple Stories, I am sure you will love it, too!



Simple Stories is pleased to announce our Fall and Winter 2019 NEW RELEASES! Join us over the next several days as we introduce you to each new collection!

Spend an autumn afternoon on a worn, weathered porch with the new FALL FARMHOUSE collection by Simple Stories. You will 'fall' head over heels for pumpkin-filled wagons, farm trucks, charming wreaths, and rocking chairs as you record your family's memories. The unique colors of deep teal, harvest gold, and pumpkin orange are perfectly paired with leaf green and pale peach. It's pumpkin spice and everything nice!


Shipping to retailers August 2019.


View the full collection HERE. Visit us on Facebook & Instagram for chances to WIN the new Fall Farmhouse collection kit before you can buy it!

Shipping to retailers August 2019.

Hi!  It’s Jeanne here today!  I’ll let you in on a secret… Halloween is my favorite holiday!  I love the bright colors .. I mean orange and purple?  YES!  I’m there!  It’s a time of year when the ordinary  is transformed into the extra ordinary and you can become anyone or anything your mind can conjure.  Pumpkins come alive with jack o lantern faces and a simple cape can transform you into a super hero.

The new Say Cheese Halloween is all of these things rolled into a paper collection.  The collection includes bright papers in stripes and dots, bits and pieces printed die cuts of pumpkins, skulls, bats and haunted houses.

What makes this collection twice the fun is the Say Cheese element of the most magical place on earth!

All the collection elements are perfectly coordinated and would make a great addition to your Say Cheese journaling albums!  I love the die cut  Kids Bits and Pieces for making scenes.

This cute little witch is dancing around a cauldron of green punch for the party.  A string of decorative garland hangs over her head.

This little girl is waling through the “cemetery”, a front yard decorated with punny head stones.  The grassy hills are made from cut waves of colorful pattern paper.

ARRGHHH!  Ahoy matey!   Two pirates are trick or treating under a full moon as bats swoop across the night sky.

This cool dude with the shades is outside a haunted house.  The wrought iron fence is covered with warning signs of spooky things ahead.

EIGHT CARDS!  I told you I love Halloween!  You’ll have loads of fun making cards, and documenting your favorite spooky memories with this amazing collection!


Odessa here with some spooky pages using new Happy Haunting. These fun collections from Simple Stories are my fav - a little sassy, great colours and tons of cute icons. Visually telling my family stories is so important to me, not just because it’s fantastic to have cherished and every day moments in a physical and more interactive form, but also because focusing on all the fun we have makes my day! I love a cute collection like Happy Haunting which helps me visually tell my story in a way that emphasizes how much fun we have making memories together.

I had a ton of goofy Halloween costume photos so to start out my pages I printed a bunch as 2x2 squares and mixed them up with some of the 2x2 cards from the cut apart card stock. I added some fun stickers (Trick or Treat Yo’Self!) and filled up those tiny pockets. 

It’s a great way to get a bunch of photos on one page and set the tone for the rest of the pages. The colours in Happy Haunting are so great so I tried to include them all in the tiny pockets.

On the other side are some Halloween night photos with one of my FAVOURITE cut apart journal cards in the whole collection.

The next page is a bunch of more random Halloween season photos. On the top of each protector is a 3x4 photo and a 3x4 Happy Haunting Journal card.

The bottom of both sides of the page is a 3x4 photo laid over 4x4 cards from Happy Haunting to make a 4x6 card. My photos are a little more “lifestyle” than family fun so I really let the sass of Happy Hauntings shine through.

I used the cute banners from Happy Haunting on opposite corners of the page to pull all together and create some balance. I used pink as the star of the page with orange and black accents. I love how unexpectedly perfect the colour combo is in Happy Haunting! I hope this look at my pages has inspired you to tell some spooky stories!


Hello Friends!

It's Camping Season here on the East Coast of Canada and today I'm sharing a layout using the Super Cute Happy Trails collection. This collection is perfect for those outdoor adventures in camping, fishing, bird watching and so much more!

On my layout today is called - Adventure Outdoors I used 4 mini photos of a camping trip and created a multi photo layout. These are always a challenge for me but I find using smaller photos makes it so much easier for me.

To start I used a piece of paper from the SN@P! Basics Paper Pack - Hickory Cream Grid. If you don't have this collection in your stash it is a must! It is perfect for backgrounds!

I used a dark brown from the Happy Trails collection for a layer of color and then added 3" strip of green and 1 small 1/2" strip of red. You can use any of the papers in this collection but I wanted to focus more on the Bits & Pieces instead of the patterned papers.

I placed my photos 3x3" and then added some wonderful diecuts to finish off my layout. Adding dimension to elements is of course a must for me so I added pop dots on most of the diecuts and finished off with some journaling and my title.

As you can see it's so easy to create a cute camping page with this collection. SO get out there and play outdoors and take some pictures ;)

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Hey y’all! Courtney here and I’m sharing the layout that I made using the Say Cheese Halloween collection.

I’m scrapping an older picture of my two bigs, and boy does this make me miss them being little. They were so cute in their adorable costumes! I don’t have as many pictures of them floating around, most of my old photos were on poor quality phones, or on CD’s that aren’t recognized any more. So it makes me very happy when I have good one to scrap. Anywho, on to the layout!

I chose two different cut files to use on this layout. The webs came from Paper Issues and it’s the free file called Web background. For this one I used my knife tool to separate a web and then I just made them different sizes. I backed those with the paper Spooktacular. I really focused on using the teal color. After I backed those I cut out the word Beware and it’s from the cut shoppe. It’s called the Open Alpha and I backed it in the purple side of the 2x2 paper. My background is the Paper Frankly Frightful and I matted my picture with the FaBOOlous paper.

I did create more than three main clusters, but I kept with an odd number of clusters, then I added a few little things here and there that I felt I needed to still balance out my layout. My moto is “More is more”, and I feel like I definitely went that route. I couldn’t help myself tho! There are so many perfect pieces to add to any layout.

This collection is perfect for all of my cute Halloween pictures. They are a ton of adorable elements. I used the Combo sticker sheet, the Icon bits and pieces, and the Happy Kids bits and pieces to embellish this layout. I also sprinkled a few enamel dots from the Little Princess and the Oh Happy Day collections. Am I the only one that feels like every layout needs a little cluster of enamel dots?


I hope you were inspired to scrap some Halloween pictures! I can’t wait to see what you create!


Hello everyone! Anya here today and I am excited to share another mini album with you that I created using the Cruisin' collection. I love making shaped mini books and for this time I made it in a shape of a ship. The album measures about 5x7” and fits 3x4” photos perfectly.

To create this mini album I downloaded a digital “ship” cut file and cut all of the white pages for the book with a Silhouette. I used the “internal offset” feature to create a slightly smaller shape of the page to cut the patterned paper and covered the white cardstock pages with coordinating papers.

One of my favorite ways to add more photos to mini albums is by adding “cards” that open and have spots for two photos inside. All I did is create a 3.25x4.25” card base from white cardstock. To the front of each card I adhered one of the 3x4” elements from the collection and then added them to mini book pages.

After decorating all of the pages with layers of patterned papers, stickers and bits and pieces, I punched holes on each page and added rings to hold the book together. I used a larger ring size knowing there will be more bulk in the book after I add photos to it.

I really enjoy making these shaped mini books and hope to have inspired you to make something similar. Have a wonderfully creative day!


Hello Simple Stories fans! Nicole here today to share a project using the Happy Trails collection. I love the rich tones and patterns in this travel inspired collection and knew right away that I wanted to document about one of our favorite summer activities.

I wanted to use various different papers in this collection to capture a photo from a recent beach excursion. The colors just matched perfectly, so I decided to back a large title cut file with a few different patterns from the collection kit.

It is a great way to add a lot of pattern in a simple and collective way onto your project. Plus, I just love a good large title!

Fussy cutting some pretty florals from the collection kit helps add some softness around the photo and throughout the title too. It's a great way to add in another layer of colour and bring all the colors of the page together too.


Camping in the mountains is one of my favorite places to be! The fresh air, the slower pace, the night sky exploding with stars, and the sound of a crackling campfire all inspire me to soak up life and reset my way of thinking. Hi, Everyone! It's Jana Eubank! The NEW Happy Trails collection, with its cheerful colors and images, makes me want to pack up the trailer right now and head out for a weekend in the woods! 

This page features photos of my son when he was younger fishing at a small roadside pond near one of our favorite camping sites. There he could catch and release as many fish as he would like and was his FAVORITE thing to do on our camping trips.

I LOVE every single pattern in the Happy Trails collection and wanted to find a way to include as many of them as I could on this page. I created a triangle-shaped template that I used to create long pennant shapes to go across the top of my page. I added a few red gem brads to one of them and a cluster of stickers and Bits & Pieces die cuts on another.

I fussy-cut this large floral from the 4x4 Elements paper to accent the left side of my photo strip. I added a red gem brad to the center of the yellow flower and then added  word die cuts to fill in the empty space in the top right corner of my photo.

I added the "Gone Fishing" die cut below the two smaller photos, along with a bit of journaling on the plaid journal block from the Journal Bits & Pieces pack. I fussy cut the fish from another die cut to accent the right side, and then tucked in a flower sticker on the right.

On the left side, I created a fun little sticker forest scene with the raccoon and a pair of fluffy pine trees. CUTE!

I almost always create three embellishment clusters in my page designs, and when I do, I like to add something that ties them all together. In this case, I used the ADORABLE mosquito die cuts! (Probably, the one and only time I will think mosquitos are adorable. Ha!)  How cute are they buzzing around each section of this page?!

If you haven't had a chance to get out and do some camping yet this summer season, I think the Happy Trails collection gives you the perfect reason to go! *wink!* Get out there and take some outdoorsy photos so you can come home and scrapbook them with this amazing collection! Happy Camping!


If you were excited to see the Say Cheese 4 collection, the new Say Cheese Halloween collection is going to bewitch you. It’s Dorymar today and I want to present my most recent project with this super colorful and fun collection. This album has a lot of space to take pictures of all your family and friends, you can’t leave a photo without documenting because this album is perfect for the occasion.

I decide to use the New Teal 6x8 Sn@p Binder to make this album because the collection has some super bright colors, and this gives the perfect touch to make it a super cute Halloween project.  For the cover I wanted to recreate a Halloween scene and for this I used the “Spooktacular” and the “Boo to You” papers as a base.  I fussy cut the haunted house on the Spooktacular paper, all match with the fun elements and stickers of the collection. This make the cover looks perfect!

These binders have a lot of space for pictures and document stories, but this time I want to share with you how I make additional space in the album and give it an interactive touch.  This gives me the opportunity to have fun finding pockets and opening flaps to find the chilling elements.

Another important detail of this project is how I used the beautiful stamps of the collection to make borders and personalize journaling cards.  In the pictures below you can see how they complement perfectly.

The children in this collection are super adorable the more I see them the more I love them.  They allow me to create funny scenes inside the album, perfect for documenting my pictures soon.

I hope you have enjoyed this project and I hope it will inspire you to create beautiful projects this Halloween!  Thanks for stopping by!


Hello! It's Jennifer here today to share a layout I  created with one of the new Halloween collections!  I  know its only July but I'm always so excited when the new fall and Halloween lines are debuted!  Happy Haunting has the traditional orange and black colors with greys and pinks mixed in! I  began with white cardstock as my background. Using the B side of Jeepers Creepers, I  cut out my spider web on the Silhouette. I  then added different prints to fill in the negative spaces of the web.

For my title, I  popped up the "Trick or Treat" die cut from the Happy Haunting Icon Bits and Pieces pack. The Icons are full of cute Halloween shapes as well as some fun sentiments!  I  also added a few enamel dots from my stash as well as a spider from the 6x12 Chipboard

The Happy Haunting line also includes Journal Bits and Pieces full of additional sentiments and of course, journaling spots! (If you are wondering whether you need both Bits and Pieces packs, you do!).  Here, I  used a grey-lined rectangle journal spot to document a little information about my page.   I  then added a fun sentiment above using pop dots.  

I  really love the whimsical shapes included in the Icons Bits and Pieces! Here I used two die cuts at the left of my photo, popping up the jack-o-lantern with foam tape.  I  also used one of the half-circle die cuts from the Journal Bits and Pieces to slide under the bottom of my picture.

Thank you for reading today! Be sure to check out the entire Happy Haunting collection as well as what Simple Stories has coming up next by visiting the Products page!


Hi everyone! Father's Day may be over but if you are like me, you have some leftovers of the paper collection you used for cards and other Father's Day crafts. Everybody could use a super cute tool caddy for their desk or workbench and I used my extra paper scraps to make this winning tool caddy that is made even more useful with a lazy susan base underneath so it easily turns!

The lazy susan base, which is four inches square, was bought on Amazon. There are other sizes available as well but I thought this would be a great size for the caddy. The sides and bottom of the caddy were put together from heavy chipboard before being covered in the bold and bright patterned papers from the Simple Stories 'Dad Life' paper collection.

The caddy holder is three inches square and almost four inches tall which is plenty big to hold a large assortment of tools. After covering the chipboard sides with the playful patterned paper, I layered on a couple of picture frames along with the charming shape and sentiment stickers. I used lots of foam adhesive too, for extra dimension!

For added pizazz, I topped off the base with colorful brads and added in matching enamel dots on some of the embellishments. The frames, on two sides of the caddy, are open at the top so the pictures can easily be slipped out and changed for lots of variety.  

This caddy is not only adorable but useful as well. Any dad would love to be able to look at and use this every day! You can see this caddy in action and also check out how to make one of your own on my YouTube channel!


Hi there!

Nathalie with you today with a new layout all about the glorious outdoors.   There is nothing like fresh air and good company to create great memories, and when the new Happy Trails collection from Simple Stories arrived at my door, i quickly pulled a few of those memories to create this page.

I am a sucker for wood grain paper, so i quickly pulled the Happy Camper paper to cut the title from it using a cut file from the Silhouette store.  At the same time,  the letters and waves were also cut from the Lakeside paper.

The title was backed with the patterned paper and foam adhesive to create a bit of dimension on the layout.   The waves were then hand stitched to the Love You S'more paper, and then the title was glued in place above the waves.

I used the Happy Trails 3x4 and 4x6 element papers to back the pictures, and then attached them to the bottom of the title.   I used elements from the Chipboard and cardstock stickers as well as both Bits and Pieces packs to create the clusters around them.

To break up all the wood grain of the background, i decided to trim the bottom of the page a bit and back it with a piece of the Lakeside paper.   A small fold was created at the bottom of the page,  here i added a few stickers and pieces of ephemera to bring a bit more interest to the page.

To finish the page,  i chose to add clusters at the  corners of the title work, so that they bring the colors of the collection, and celebrate my daughter's fishing adventure.

I hope this has inspired you to document those sweet and glorious outdoor adventures using the new Simple Stories Happy Trails collection.   Remember to check it out, you are going to love it!