Hi friends and happy Friday! Linsey here sharing my latest altered Simple Stories project with you! Have you ever altered a cupcake tin? I've been wanting to for quite sometime now and I finally did it! I love how this cute little piece turned out and it's just in time for Halloween too! If you haven't gotten your crafty hands on the darling new Simple Vintage Halloween Collection yet, I sure hope you'll want to after seeing this spooktacular showcase!

There's a few different choices when it comes to cupcake tins. Depending on what your project is, you can get a 6, 12 or even a 24 slot tin. The more slots, the smaller they are. For this project, I chose to alter a 6 slot tin. First, spray paint cupcake tin in black inside and out. Let dry, spray paint 2nd layer and let dry again. Next, line inside of each slot with black lace trim. Now our tin is ready to begin decorating! The circle die cuts in the Bits & Pieces are a perfect fit to adhere to the wall of each slot.

Create a main title and build the scene adorable images from the 6x12 Chipboard and Combo Stickers. The smaller images from 4x6 Stickers are just right for the insides of the cupcake slots. Add dimension to some pieces with 3D Foam Squares.

Embellish with extra accents like ribbon, sequins, bling trim, enamel dots, etc. The imagination is the limit! I couldn't help but fill in just about every nook and cranny of my cupcake tin! So. Much. Fun.

Don't forget that there's much more to this darling and festive collection! The 12x12 Collection Kit and 3 Pack Washi Tape is a must-have for any Halloween-loving crafter or planner! For me, another perk to this collection is that it's not too scary or creepy. It's much more on the cute and sweet side, which I love. It's a great collection for the young and the young at heart! I think this will be a super cute addition to this years Halloween décor!  

And that's all for me! Thank you so much for stopping by and allowing me to share my project with you today! I've enjoyed it so much and I hope you have been inspired to create something fabulous with the Simple Vintage Halloween Collection too! Until next time, happy crafting!

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Hello everyone! Jomelle here on the blog today sharing my bewitching Halloween Set Up using the Simple Vintage Halloween. One of the best month of the year is here and I couldn't be more excited. I cannot tell you how much I love Halloween. Oh how I wish I can celebrate Halloween all year long. There's just something about the costumes, candies, spooky decor, witches, ghouls and everything else.
 
I love Halloween so much that I wanted to set up my TN and my A5 planner. Here I am using the Cream Dot Traveler's Notebook and the Black Speckle A5 Planner.
 
To add that "vintage" look for my dashboard, I decided to distressed all the edges. I used a punch to add the fence.
 To create a be-witching theme, I stuffed my pockets with bits and pieces. I used washi tape to keep the pieces stay in place. I also added the orange and gold spider web from my stash. To be honest, I thought the witch with the red outfit sitting on the broom stick looks cute and creepy at the same time. It kinda freaks me out a little.
 
Here are the wicked washi tapes I used to decorate my Halloween set up.
I always want to change things up in my Traveler's Notebook. One of the easy way is by creating a Halloween theme covers for my inserts. I can keep using the same inserts throughout the year. 
For my TN set up, I wanted to only use black, white and orange colors. I picked through my bits & pieces, papers and stickers and chose those colors to decorate my TN.
Creating this insert cover was super easy. All I did was cut the "jeepers creepers" 12x12 paper to the size of my TN. Then I added chipboard stickers to decorate. I also added a washi tape on the bottom of the page. That's it. Super easy huh?
Before the Pen October Monthly Layout. Planner girls love to share this layout before they permanently write down their plans. Sometimes I also use this page as memory keeping in my planner. I love to jot my family's adventures and memories, especially our "food trips"
I used the orange number stickers to add the dates. Then I decorated with washi tapes and stickers.

 
Thank you for stopping by for a spell and I hope you enjoy viewing my bewitching Halloween Planner Set Up. See you next month.

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Hello! It's October and that means cooler temps and of course, Halloween!  This time of year has been my favorite ever since I  can remember and I just love decorating for the trick-or treaters! I also get excited about Halloween scrapbook paper as well and Simple Vintage Halloween did not disappoint! I  love the traditional black and orange colors mixed in with the cremes and yellows!  Honestly, it was tough to pick which pattern is my favorite; I love them all! 

I  began with white cardstock as my background then adhered strips of my top favorites (again tough to narrow it down!) using the star background of "Trick or Treat" as the largest piece. At the right of my page, I  stitched through two patterns and then layered two pieces from the Bits and Pieces pack.  For my title, I  used the "31" from the 6x12 Chipboard Sheet.  

I  know I've written this many times before but I  appreciate a good banner!  And how adorable is this one found on the Combo Sticker Sheet?  I  adhered it at the bottom of my photo using a few pop dots!  

For my journaling, I  utilized one of the 3x4 Elements by turning it upside down and placing the Chipboard Spider Web in the corner, I  also added a few stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet as well.  Inserting a small sticker or die cut is a nice accent and adds a lot to break up a pattern or white space. 

I layered the plaid of "Jeepers Creepers" under my photo and added one of these cute tags from the Bits and Pieces pack.  I  stapled the tag before adhering just to give it extra security.  

Here, you can spy two of the adorable Washi Tape from the collection I  layered at the corner of my journaling.  I  then affixed one of the cute sentiments from the Combo Sticker Sheet.  

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  I  hope this inspires you to do some creating of  your own with Simple Vintage Halloween or any of the other awesome Simple Stories collections!  Have a great day!

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Hey Crafty Friends!

Florence here back with another blog post. In my entry a couple weeks ago I shared my October Daily Project and said I would show you a couple of my project photos :) I actually ended up creating a challenge with my friend for some guidance requested by a handful of people. I also created loose leaf pages for now because I’m indecisive and originally wanted this to be in a TN, then thought hey this would look great in a planner too. First world problems- having options. 

Day One was my October Bucketlist. Normally I have a huge list, but reality sank on things I actually CAN do versus what I want to do. So I kept it simple and picked only 8 things. 

1. Go to the Pumpkin Patch

2. Craft Date in Southern California

3. Apple Hill (my ultimate favorite Fall activity in Northern California)

4. San Francisco Fall Fun

5. Caramel Hot Cocoa at Ghirardelli (San Francisco, CA)

6. Downtown Disneyland

7. Old Sacramento

8. Plan a fun day date

Sometimes simple, less detailed bucket lists are more doable. Sure I could've done a longer list of 31, but what is the likelihood of me actually accomplishing it? 

I also created some creative layered tags. These are so simple!! Especially with layering! I think they look good by themselves or added on to a page as well. These tags can have endless possibilities! 

Lastly, I wanted to share with you my Day 9. This was a throw back photo of 26 years ago with some of my cousins, my brother, and I. Isn't it interesting how photos can just bring back a day and memories can surface? That's one of my most favorite things about memory keeping. In the planning world, we call it memory keeping, in the paper crafting world it's called scrapbooking. I choose to scrapbook in TN's and planners and preserve this through memory keeping LOL! See what I did there?

Are you still a traditional scrapbooker? Or are you a planner girl turned memory keeper? I love how this community has evolved into something SO amazing and we can inspire each other through our photos.

Keep an eye out for my next blog post this month where I will teach you how to make simple box stickers with our digitals!! Did you know that we have a digital store? I love it because it's readily available especially to those who aren't without a storefront scrapbook store. Until next time!!

XO,

Florence

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Hi everyone! Tara here with Secretbees Studio  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate and craft for. I love the rich color combos, the spookiness and the fact that everyone young and old love this festive day! The treats aren't too bad either!

For this project I wanted to combine my love of treats into a decoration and this hanging banner definitely fits the bill!  The 'Simple Vintage Halloween' paper collection from Simple Stories is full of traditional blacks and oranges in amazing designs and the chipboard, ephemera and stickers are cute, quirky and super fun! 

Using the amazing patterned papers as the base of my banner, I cut three different backgrounds for my banner flags. I then created pockets for each flag from card stock and topped those with more fun patterned paper or a 4x6 journal card. The pockets themselves are large enough to hold a good amount of holiday treats and a small decoration!

            

A big variety of the Bits & Pieces, chipboard stickers and word stickers were layered over the top of the pockets adding lots of fabulous visual details! To accent each pocket a bit more, I used strips of the matching washi tapes too!

To hang this jolly banner I used a dowel rod that was cut to size and covered in more washi tape with a strip of ribbon adhered to both ends. I then embellished the banner with  lots of paper curls and more stickers for a jolly look! 

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Hello everyone!  Nathalie with you today with a new layout that celebrates all those past Halloween memories.  My kids are now teenagers, which means they have stopped wearing customes, but i still have lots of pictures of all the Halloweens past, and the new SIMPLE VINTAGE HALLOWEEN was perfect to bring those memories to live.

First i used a cut file from the Cut Shoppe to create all the bats from the Fright Night, Beware and 2x2 element papers.  While the papers were being cut, the background was being constructed with some black paint, orange and gold watercolor.

The bat cut outs were layered, then hand stitched to the page.   A bit of foam adhesive and strong glue was added to create the illusion of movement on the bats's wings.

There are so many cute embellishments in the Simple Vintage Halloween collection, that it was so easy to use them to create layered clusters around the picture.

To create the title of this page, I simply used the bottom left corner of the picture to layer some embellishments in a cluster, and then added the die cut piece on top of it all to form my title.

Love how this turned out!  The new SIMPLE VINTAGE HALLOWEEN from Simple Stories is the perfect collection to document your past and present Halloween memories.  You are going to love it!  Have a Great Halloween!!!

XO

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Hi, I’m back this month with the fabulous Halloween collection, Simple Vintage Halloween. I’m not normally one for decorating my planners for Halloween, but I loved this collection so much, that I went all out and decorated both my A5 Persimmon and my Cream Dot TN! 

Just take a look at all the gorgeous papers and embellishments that come with this collection! The first thing I did was cut out the 12x12 papers to make my insert covers for in my TN. 

I used the 12x12 paper with the 3x4 cut aparts for decorating my inserts and then used washi and ephemera to add some more detail.

I also love to make little shaker pockets to decorate my inserts, this is so easy! All you need is some of the Simple Stories Snap Photo Flip pockets, some of the cut aparts and some sequins! Slide your 3x4 card into the snap pocket, tip some sequins in and then use clear tape to seal the top. Add double sided sticky tape to the back and hey presto!!!...you’ve got a shaker pocket!!

Another fab use for the Snap Photo Flip pockets is to use them as card & sticker storage! I like to cut mine on a horizontal, just stick a line of washi horizontally across your snap pocket and cut, add double sided sticky tape to the back and stick on your insert...and as easy as that, you’ve got yourself more storage!

Here’s my A5 Persimmon all set up, Pockets are stuffed full and I’ve made a fun dashboard, which is so easy with the Carpediem A5 punch! I cut out the word BOO and made a little banner by adding them to some string and then stapling into place. 

My Cream Dot TN is decorated in a similar style, pockets full to bursting! I like my TNs to be nice and chunky, so I have four inserts, each with a decorated insert cover, and I also add a page marker with pockets and a washi card, I’ll have to show you on another blog how I make those!

So there we have it, the gorgeous Vintage Halloween set up in both my tn & A5. 

Thank you for joining me again this month, I do hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my Halloween set ups and will join me again, next month. 

If you would like to see more pictures using Simple Stories products then checkout my IG account 

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Jeanne here today and I’m sharing cards made with the Simple Stories Forever Fall Collection.  Fall is my favorite time of year and this beautiful fresh collection is a new favorite.  The colors are everything you’d expect for fall…warm colors like oranges, reds, and browns with a fun twist of navy and pink.

The background papers are florals, plaids, newsprint and dots that mix and match effortlessly.   I made all my cards with the 12” collection kit.  The first thing I do when I get the pack is to cut apart the journaling cards and then cut the 12” sheets into 6” squares.  This makes the papers more manageable for card making.  

This card features a 3x4” journaling card with a fun fall sentiment.   I embellished it with chipboard stickers and a sentiment and pink tab sticker from the combo pack.

The bits and pieces die cuts available in this collection are the icing on the cake.  You’ll find printed and die cut hearts, flowers, pumpkins, leaves, sentiments and so much more.   Because they’re ready to go they’re so easy to work with! 

I like to spread out the die cut images on my table (bits and pieces and chipboard) so I can get a good look at them all.  I arrange them on sheets of clear plastic the size of my card base so I can experiment with different layouts before I commit and adhere them in place. 

Arranging the elements on a clear sheet of plastic helps me decide on what background papers to use too.  I can pick up the plastic sheet and lay it over different pattern paper backgrounds and decide which one is most pleasing to my eyes

I had lots of fun making with this collection and I know you will too!

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This is halloween, this is halloween... Anyone else have that song stuck in their heads constantly in October? :D Hello lovelies, Iris here sharing a layout using the Simply Vintage Halloween collection.  I love all the traditional colors and especially the stripes and plaids in this collection. 

The photos I chose are of my two girls and our next door neighbor back from trick-or-treating when they were littles, sampling and sorting through their candy.  That's the best part of the night, amiright?!  Because my youngest was wearing a non-traditional color, I wanted to bring some of that into my layout.  So I started off with a sheet of watercolor paper, using Distress Oxide Inks (candied apple, spiced marmalade, worn lipstick, hickory smoke) to paint a background and add splatters.  Just a few sprinkles of the pink help that one photo blend in nicely.

Once dry, I cut the watercolor sheet down to 9"x10.5" rectangle to give it some interest and I backed it with the stripe side of the Trick or Treat paper, which has been cut to 11"x11". To brighten up the layout and concentrate the eye on the center of the page, I further backed the entire thing with white cardstock.  This gives me the opportunity to have ruffled layers but keep the layout looking fresh rather than busy.

I clustered my three photos, each matted in a different paper.  I'm a sucker for tabs and word strips, so I added those up and down the photos, and tucked in a ticket for good measure.

A banner from the sticker sheet - there are tons of great banners in this collection - connects the photos to the chipboard title.  I tucked two halves of a doily on either side of the top layer. I always think of doilies appropriate for vintage designs, yet they are trendy and modern too, so they can work with any look you're going for.  And they look like delicate spiderwebs.

A couple die-cuts peek out on the doilies, and tucked-under chipboard stars form a visual triangle. Because this layout is about the children enjoying their candy, I sprinkled some enamel dots (remember the candy dots from our childhoods?) within the star clusters. They are subtle but add interest. More Oxide sprinkles continue on the bottom cardstock layer to tie it all together.

Making this layout brought back so many Halloween memories that I'm excited to scrapbook.  What memories will you scrap with the Simple Vintage Halloween?

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Hi everyone, it is Kelly here today with a new blogpost. Today I will show you how I have setup my planner for fall and decorate a weekly and monthly spread. I used the pretty Forever Fall collection and my Blush A5 Carpe Diem planner.

For this setup I used lots of fussycut flowers from the ‘Be Grateful’ paper. I tucked these flowers in two of the four planner pockets and decorated the other two pockets with some papers and ephemera pieces.

I used my Silhouette machine to cut an ‘Autumn’ cutfile out of white cardstock. I backed the cutfile with 6 different papers from the collection. I layered the cutfile together with some flowers on my front dashboard. Love all the fall vibes this front dashboard gives me.

I mainly decorated my weekly spread with the three washitapes from the collection and stickers from the planner basics tablet. Little tip: when I plan my weekly spreads, I always leave some blank space in case I have some extra to do’s or new appointments.

For my monthly spread I used the lightpink flag number stickers from the numbers sticker tablet. These stickers match perfectly with the decorative elements from the Forever Fall collection.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog and next month I will be back with part two of my fall setup in my planner. Check out my instagram account createplannernl for more inspiration.

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Hello Simple Stories friends! 

Marcia here today with your Simple Stories inspiration. I couldn't resist using the Dream Big collection to document a special little ladies birthday. She reached double digits ... 10! Not too old though, Destinee is the perfect age for unicorns and fairies. I couldn't get a big unicorn with rainbow hair out of my mind when I saw this collection so I decided to do it big ... I love how he turned out!

I added sparkle to my unicorn with some holographic foil paper. I love the extra magical shimmer it added. The puffy stickers were perfect for adding some flowers near that magical horn.

I used more stickers and some bits and pieces die cuts to embellish my photo. Some machine stitching adds a little texture.

The Sparkle die cut makes for a fabulous title and the rainbow hair really sets the die cuts off.

 

Cupcake Unicorn Carousel

I wanted to make something extra special for this little ladies birthday so I created a cupcake carousel, complete with unicorn ponies.

Using the print and cut unicorns available in the Silhouette Store, I made some cupcake picks. The print and cut files are awesome as you can resize your unicorns to whatever size you need and make enough picks for all your cupcakes.

Would you like to see more?

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to check out the Dream Big collection for your fairy and unicorn lovers!

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Christmas in October?? Why not! When I got the Simple Stories Christmas collections I was so excited. I had only done a couple of pages of my 2017 December album so I decided to start fresh! I’m using a combination of Merry & Bright and Simple Vintage Christmas depending on the feel of the story I’m telling on my pages. They’re both so beautiful. Merry & Bright is perfect for more fun stories and Simple Vintage Christmas is perfect for telling stories about cherished family traditions.Today I’m sharing some pages I’ve done with Merry and Bright. I’m using the Merry & Bright album. It coordinates with the collection perfectly, has some fun add in pages and a wider spine to make room for all of the December goodness.

I decided to start with my cover page. I took one of the pages of 2x2 squares and filled them up with fun things. I used a combination of 2x2 SN@P! cards, chipboard stickers and bits and pieces, all from Merry & Bright. Simple and cute! 

This is my favourite part of my album so far. I had a black and white 8x12 photo of my boys that I took at the garden centre where we had gone to see Santa. I decided to turn it into a flip out page which was SO easy with the 6x8 paper pad. I cut the photo down the middle and then used washi tape on the back to attach them together. I then glued down some 6x8 papers over the backs of the photo which covered the washi tape. I cut a half inch off the end and hole punched the other side. Easy fold out photo!

I added a little tab from the Carpe Diem Planner Tabs sticker tablet (seriously, I use these SO much in my albums, I love tab stickers!) and some red reinforcements to balance the embellishments I added on the other side. It’s a great way to add one of my favourite landscape pictures without having to put it to a protector sideways.

Throughout my album I’m using some of the big numbers from the Merry & Bright collection. They’re in the same great colours as the rest of the collection and slide perfectly into 3x4 pockets. On this page I printed a photo on vellum to slide in behind the number. This page goes with the fold out photo from our trip to the garden centre to see Santa. The Hello Santa card is perfect. I also added some phrase stickers (the ones in the sticker set are so perfect!) and puffy stickers to accent my photos. I wanted to add a bit more journalling without losing the feel of this layout so I added in a photo flip!

I’ve been really into photo flips lately to add more journalling to my layouts. Under the wreath picture I wrote a bit about out trip to see Santa and another Santa journal card. Interactive elements are so much fun! 

I have a few full paged photos throughout the album. I printed them with the giant numbers in mind. The 7 fit perfectly on this page and I kept it simple with a cluster of stickers. My December albums can get so busy so it’s nice to have a few calmer spots.

One more spread from my album to share. These pages were about baking and doughnuts with lots of warm colours. I decided to keep the warm colours going and focus on reds. I added in some journal cards on the left side with various stickers, puffy stickers and bits and pieces. On the right is another large photo with a big number on it. Christmas Eve doughnuts!

Merry & Bright is just the right balance of whimsy and tradition that works so well with all of my photos, from Santa visits to baking and winter coffee shoe-fits. I really like the florals throughout. I can’t wait to see what other people do with it!

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Hello friends! María here with a new post to inspire you in your bullet journaling for the month of November. On this occasion I used the "Forever Fall" collection and some stamps.

I have decorated my notebook with the "Chipboard" and the "Bits & Pieces", I have created a list of favorites for autumn. I do not know about you but I'm looking forward to the cold.

For the interior I played with the cards and papers of the collection. I made a pocket to carry my stickers.

To decorate my sections I used kraft paper and "washi tape" I also used paper, cards and stickers from the Forever Fall collection. For my Habit Tracker I used the "Get It Done" stamps.

For my monthly I have decorated the same and I have also used the stampset "It's a Date" to stamp the days of the month.

You can see more photos and ideas in my instagram account.  

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Hello Friends! 

It's Kristine here today. I am sharing a layout using the gorgeous fall collection called Forever Fall.   I wanted to showcase the papers from this kit and of course the assortment of colors.  The photo is of my niece and a back to school picture. It was perfect for this collection of pinks, blues, and of course the burgundy flowers.

I used a patterned paper for my background instead of a piece of white cardstock. Creating a few layers using strips is a great way to add details and the ability to use more than one piece of paper.  

I did some sewing on the FALL chipboard banner. This helps them stay in place but also adds some texture to the page. The scalloped strip is from the sticker sheet. 

Adding some extra touches to the Fall banner are stickers and also chipboard pieces surrounding the picture.  I placed dimensional adhesive on the photo and some of the embellishments.

This layout is super simple and can easily be duplicated. Once you get your Forever Fall collection try a scraplift of this layout. If you do please share it with me @KristineDavidson.  If you have a few minutes please visit @Simplestories_ on Instagram for behind the scenes, design team projects and so much more!

Enjoy those fall days!

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Happy Fall everyone! It’s Cara here and Fall is my favourite season. Even if here in Luxembourg I don’t get the beautiful leaves that I grew up with in Nova Scotia. I LOVE me some sweater weather!

I was so excited to get to decorate my planner for Fall. I received the Forever Fall collection this summer, when it was about a million degrees out, and I was dreaming of wooly scarves, boots and crisp days and the chance to decorate my Traveler’s Notebook. And it's finally here.

I chose the Typewriter Floral Traveler’s Notebook for the darker colours. I love that chocolate brown interior. I chose my absolute favourites from this collection, because there is so much autumnal goodness, it makes it harder than usual to choose.

I started with the pockets because that’s the part I like best! Not only to decorate, but I love just looking at the pockets as well. I love a planner that makes me smile when I open it up. That’s also why I decorate that first insert a bit more than the others, but we’ll get to that in a minute.

For the pockets I made some clips from the chipboard pieces, I love these patterned acorns.

Oh and that little FOX! So stinkin’ cute. I also made some ribbon and trim clips, because the texture of them has such a Fall feel.

In the pockets I added a mix of clips, die cuts and stickers. I added some washi wrapped on a bit of card to have on hand. Though if I’m completely honest, I never seem to use the washi I take with me, but it still looks super cute in that pocket ;)

In the big long pocket behind all those pockets, I added that gorgeous colourful striped paper and trimmed it with pompoms that, again, have a cosy, fall feel to them. Fittingly, that striped paper is called Get Cosy.

Next I covered all the inserts with patterned papers and decorated the fronts. That first one get a bit more bits and bobs added to it because like I said, along with the pockets, it’s the first thing I see and I want it to be extra pretty. I don’t like to add too too much to the other inserts because it can add a lot of bulk and also because then the cover gets bumpy and it’s harder to write on the pages inside. Sometimes this doesn’t bother me, but lately I’m been in a slim TN kind of phase.

Aren’t these mushrooms adorable? Eep! LOVE!

And of course, I had to add more of the foxes!

Last I made some extra pockets for that back pocket. These new TN’s have a secretarial pocket instead of the slit, which I LOVE! I can stash lots of things in there, like the 4x6 sticker sheets. In my older TNs that have slits, I loved adding lots of different types of pockets. Including a secret one, which I’ve done here. Don’t tell my kids that’s where I stash my emergency 20€. Going on a unplanned trip to the craft store counts as an emergency right? Who am I kidding? Of course it was planned! ;)

If you want to see how I’ve done this, check out my process video for this setup on my YouTube channel: The Hooting Pirate There are lots of other Carpe Diem videos too, so check those out!

You can also see other ways to use that back pocket in the video here: 5 Back Pocket Hacks

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Fall is in the air and I love this new line by Simple Stories Forever Fall. 

Using this line made into the most adorable page and cards!!! 

I love the sticker elements and journaling card. The colors are just adorable!!! 

Products for this project are made using the Forever Fall Collection kit.

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Hello friends! It’s Kylie back today sharing some of my October ‘Spooky’ themed planning pages that I’ve really had loads of fun creating!! This month I am using my lovely Persimmon A5 Carpe Diem planner teamed with the new ‘Simple Vintage Halloween’ collection by Simple Stories. Such a perfect combination!!

I loved all the varying paper prints and how well they all teamed together, making one very Spooktacular planner for the month.

As you will see as I take you through my planner, I have really enjoyed using a lot of the 3 x 4 element sheets. I love to cut apart each card to use and as you can see here I have put some of my favourites in my front pockets. So fun!

I really wanted to create a fold out dashboard for the front of my planner. This was so easy to do as I will explain in a moment. I added lots of fun elements from the collection as well as some rhinestones that I had in my stash. I also had some black pom pom trim to add to the edge of my dashboard. The lettering and spider webs were a cut file I found from the Silhouette Store, that I cut from one of the printed papers.

Here you will see my dashboard folded out. To create it I used my A5 planner divider templates to trace two together side by side so it is double the width. Next I cut it out , and folded it in half before punching the planner ring holes down the left side with my A5 Carpe Diem hole punch. Next, with the top set of ring holes only, I cut a tiny slit from the edge into the ring hole so that it will snap in place when folded back together over the rings. This way you do not need to open the rings to fold it out. A really fun and easy technique and I love being able to add a mood board or some photos to my dashboard.

The back side of my dashboard has yet another 3 x 4 element I have added with some stickers and die cuts to. The flowers were also from my stash.

Do you use your monthly task page?? This is one of my most favourite to fill out thanks to having everything in place to look over at a quick glance.

This closer look shows how I have set my page out. I was totally obsessed with the orange and black polka dot paper so have cut some thin strips to run down the ring side of my pages to look like washi. I also love to use some of the new stamp sets for my pages. I’ve added a few from the Mug Life and Plan it sets.

This month I am using the horizontal inserts again, where I have added more of the polka dot paper to the spine of my pages. Also I have added some of the striped paper to the bottom of each page for some extra colour. I didn’t need the extra space on my inserts for note taking so it was fun to add some more décor to my pages.

I’ve teamed the Bits and Pieces with some more spooky cut files to add décor to my pages as well as elements such as rounded date stickers and more stamps.

I like to use the ruled pages for my note taking each month and have added some strips of paper to opposite corners to co-ordinate with my theme.

Because I can’t resist any of the papers I also made another dashboard featuring both the 3 x 4 elements and 4 x 6 horizontal elements sheets layered together.

Do you like to add mood boards to your planners?? I love to in the form of the 2x2/4x6 Insta-Pocket Pages. Perhaps not so much as a ‘mood’ board but as a creative means of adding a theme for the month. I have used another 4 x6 horizontal card from the elements sheet as well as cutting down some of my favourite papers. I finished it off with some star confetti sealed in some pockets with my fuse tool. These pages are great in your A5 planner. They sit a little wider than my planner and I usually add washi down the spine before re-punching the ring holes.

That concludes my little planner tour for today. I hope you enjoyed seeing it and it has given you some inspiration towards your own ‘Spooky’ Halloween planner. Thanks for stopping by,

Kylie xo

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Hello everyone!!  Jackie G here on the blog today to share a fun set of Halloween Cards using the fabulous “Happy Halloween” Simple Set.  I am so incredibly excited for Halloween!!  It is my favorite holiday!!  How about you??  I can’t wait to send these spooky cards out to family and friends!!

I decided to make a set of six cards and a matching box to keep them all in!!  These little boxes are so easy to make!!  Perfect for those larger scrap pieces you have left over!!  You can find lots of tutorial on YouTube!!

The first two cards I decided to use black cardstock for the base of my card.  I love being able to write my note in a white gel pen.  I find small details like that make it extra fun for your recipient!!  I made sure to use lots of foam tape on my stickers to give extra dimension!!

On the next two cards I cut apart some of the journaling cards to use as my embellishments.  Again, using lots of foam tape for dimension.  I’m a chunky crafter and feel a card can never have “too much” dimension!!  Sometimes it requires extra postage…but that’s okay!!

The last two cards I used journaling cards as my main embellishment.  These two cards are much simpler than the others but still just as cute!!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy these fun and spooky set of cards!!  Make sure to pick up your own “Happy Halloween” Simple Set and craft away!!!

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