Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using the  Birthday Blast collection.  This collection has everything you would want from a birthday collection, the bright colors, the fun embellishments, quotes and saying...  It's a must have!

I rolled up some pattern paper to make some candles for my cake layout.  I then hand cut some flames and added them with pop dots. 

I went a little crazy on the stitching for the first layer of my cake.  I think I tried all the different settings on my machine.  I like the fun look it created!

This layout is fun and bright.  A little busier than my usual but I love how happy it looks!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Hello again, hope you are all well, Emma with you today! I’d like to share with you how I’ve started using the beautiful Coastal collection by Simple Stories. 

I’ve used one of the stunning 12x12 papers to cover the front of the 6x8 Robins Egg sn@p! binder and then used a chalk ink around the edges to finish it off. This print is so gorgeous I didn’t feel the need to add anything else. 

I really enjoy decorating the chipboard dividers that come with the sn@p! 6x8 binders! I thought it would be fun to show how easily you can get three completely different colour ways, using the 12x12 basics papers. 

For each divider I’ve cut out a 6x8 size of paper and then layered it with a coordinating patterned paper & cut a part image. 

And then below I’ve used a smaller piece of the patterned design and one of the banners out of the ‘Bits & Pieces’ pack. ...oh, and of course, edged each piece with my ‘trademark’ black ink faux stitching!, and a few enamel dots! 

I love making large designs to fit in the full 6x8 pocket pages, these pineapples were screaming out to be used! I layered up the images and used some foam dots for the die cuts. 

On this large design I cut some lined paper from the sn@p! Basics 6x6 paper pad, to use for journaling and layered it up on one of the floral designs out the 6x8 paper pad. 

If you’d like to see more of how I use simple stories products, pop over to my IG page.

See you next time! 

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Hi everybody! Welcome back! I’m so excited to show my new project! Would you like to create something sweet and beautiful to keep your summer memories? This is going to be a very special summer… I´m Celes from GuiadeManualidades.com and I want to share with you this lovely mini album!

Summer is coming and as we are all living in a very special situation… This summer is going to be different. Looking for a design in the Simple Stories Store in the Silhouette Design Store, I found this beautiful house from the Happy Together collection. You will find it HERE. So I decided to use it to make a mini book.

The collection for this project is called Summer Farmhouse and its all new! It’s full of lovely details and colors that shout "summer" and make you feel happy and ready for a picnic… Let's get started!

The first thing you need to do is to edit your cut file and separate all the house pieces. I recommend you to edit the house silhouette and modify the base of it (make a straight line). Then, separate all the other pieces without modifying them.

My final project is around  6 3/4” w x 8 1/4” h. I cut 2 pieces of the house silhouette in stable cardboard adding 1 piece of 2” w x 3 3/4” h.

I used two of the collection kit papers for the mini book. One of it to cover all the structure and the other one for the inside. I cut the inside paper using the same house silhouette file.  But, you have to wait to add the inside paper until you prepare the spine.

I made a basic spine. For making it I cut a piece of yellow cardstock paper from the Color Vibe “Brights” Kit of 10 1/4” w x 3 1/4” h. Then you have to scored it in 1 ½”, 2”, 2 ½”, 2 3/4”, 3 1/4”, 3 3/4”, 4” , 4 1/2”, 5”, 5 1/4”, 5 ¾” 6 1/4”, 6 1/2”, 7”, 7 ½”, 7 ¾”,  8 ¼”, 8 ¾”.  As a result you are going to have a spine with 6 hinges. Once it´s ready, you can glue the spine and then add the interior papers. The spine is smaller than your structure. Just leave 1/4” up and down.

Now we are going to work on the cover. We need to prepare all the pieces. You need white cardstock paper, charcoal cardstock paper from the Color Vibe “Basic” Kit, vellum and three of the collection kit papers. For the windows we are going to prepare something special. For each window you need to cut: #1- 3 pieces of the structure of the window in white cardstock paper, #2-  2 pieces of the base of the window:  1 in vellum and 1 in one of the collection kit papers.

Glue 2 of the white paper pieces, the add the vellum piece and add the last white paper piece on top. Finally, add the piece of the design paper at the back. Repeat the process with all the windows.

Besides the windows, you will have 2 pieces for the roof of the house and 1 piece for the fireplace. Cut them in charcoal cardstock paper from the Color Vibe “Basic” Kit. Use one of the design papers to cut the door and another one to cut the front house shape.

Once you have all ready, you can start to assemble the cover. Add the front house shape with 3d foam and then the rest of the pieces. I didn’t use the plants cut file. I preferred to use some of the chipboard for it. Then I added one of the die cuts and some enamel dots to complete the cover.

Let´s go to the inside! We are now going to make special pocket pages… we are going to cut the same house silhouette file for making our pages. Cut all the design papers you like and then add them to the spine.

For doing it, you have to glue them together but leave a “small pocket” between them. You will use that “pocket” to glue the page to the spine. It’s easy! Just check the alignment of the page with the structure. Repeat this process with all your pages.

IMPORTANT: If you are planning to make some inside structures as a cascade or anything else, you have to add them before you glue the pages together. The same thing must happen if you are planning to decorate with some brads as I did.

To decorate the pages you can use all you have. Die cuts, stickers, chipboard, enamels dots and washi tape.

I hope you like this idea! Play with papers and your cutting machine and create something beautiful.

See you next time!
 

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Hi there Simple Stories friends!

Nathalie with you today to share a fun and colorful layout all about celebrating those magical birthdays. I always think of birthdays as a cheerful day, and the new MAGICAL BIRTHDAY collection  from Simple Stories is filled with small details that will help you document your special day.    

I love the colors and designs in the papers, but the reason  i pulled this picture of my niece for the layout is all due to the eight candles that come in the 12x12 sticker combo, call it serendipity.   I used a cake cut file from Handipaper and cut it three times from white cardstock.  These were stacked and glued together so that they add dimension to the page.

All the colorful papers made it so easy to back the cut file.  I pulled the It's Your Party, Birthday Girl, 3x4 Elements, as well as the 6x8 paper pad to bring color to the cut file.  To construct the layout, i cut a 12"x5" white cardstock strip and attached it to the center of the Hey Crafty Girl basic paper.  I fussy cut a scalloped strip from the HB2U paper and layered it under the white cardstock along with the sticker border from the 12x12 sticker combo.

Embellishing this layout was so fun, literally fun.  My idea was to recreate the party in the page, so i started by adding a few of the banners at the top right corner of the layout.  That foiled star banner from the ephemera pack is amazing!  Then i added the picture (i backed the picture with some of the collection papers) then added a few more decoration to the top of the picture ( thinking of the party decor).  Then added a few stickers around the picture.  The brad was perfect to hold the stickers together and bring texture to the page.

I placed all the presents embellishments at the bottom of the cake, and then used the beautiful foil foam stickers to create my title.  A few enamel dots and gold foil stickers complete  the page.

I love how this page came together with the beautiful MAGICAL BIRTHDAY collection, it is a must for your Birthday documenting!!!

XO

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Hello friends, it’s Dorymar today and I am super excited to show this fun Sn@p! Album I created using the lovely Magical Birthday Collection.  These pages were especially fun for me to create because I'm a mom of two girls.  Pink and girly themes are my favorites, and this collection has such a mixture of beautiful colors and gold in the lovely graphics and the designs.

This time I used my 6x8 Pink Sn@p binder in a different way, I decided to use it the horizontal way and I loved it. The binder design is made to be used vertically, but I think this way is a little different twist on a Sn@p! Album and the result is the same, a beautiful project to document my memories. On the cover, I created with the new Color Vibe Lights collection and made four rosettes to mix up the beautiful patterned papers and goodies from the Magical Birthday Collection. I selected different pieces from the ephemera and chipboards stickers and for my title, I selected one of the 4x4 cards included in the 4x4 Element paper. All the pieces were adhered with foam tape to create dimension.

Since my cover is horizontal, I wanted to create my pages and dividers in the same way.  To start, I painted my chipboard dividers with white paint to match perfectly with the papers in the collection. Then I used papers from the 6x8 paper pad to decorate them and add the layers. I just love the way they turned out.

This collection includes the fun new foam stickers, I am delighted with them. I used them to create the titles on my pages and others to highlight pocket pages. I always love to incorporate different textures and add things that will highlight the collection, in this case, I added a lace ribbon and created some beautiful bows with threads and decorated them with the beautiful brads from the collection.

As you know I adore adding pages of different sizes in my albums because this gives an added touch to the project. In this case, I reduced one of the pages included in the Snap binder to 6 inches, then with one of the flower papers included in the 6x8 paper pad,  I made a pocket to house different cards to add photos and journaling inside.

Below you can see some of the beautiful pages of that this lovely project includes.

The 2x2 insta-pocket page could not be missing in my project, I love it too much. I put several of the beautiful 2x2 cards included in the collection and made some shakers to give it a gorgeous look. Many, many beautiful goodies from the collection. I’m totally in love with them.

The cards included in the Elements papers always include messages in vertical as well as  horizontal designs. It's so easy to just slip a card into one of the pocket pages to finish off the design.

I hope you love this project as much as I do and it has inspired you to use the beautiful Magical Birthday Collection and also to try to use your Sn@p! Binders in another way. In my opinion, the result was wonderful, and I think it will be the first of many that I use horizontally.

Stay safe and happy!

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Hello everyone! Are you enjoying this warmer weather? We absolutely love it! Doesn't this kind of weather makes you think about past vacations or the ones you are planning to take this year? Anya here today and I am really excited to share with you a mini book I created using the gorgeous Simple Vintage Coastal collection. I used this fabulous little book to record one of our vacation trips to Myrtle Beach.

As soon as I saw those round chipboard Layered Frames I new I would be doing a mini album with a shaker on the cover. I filled the shaker with tiny white sequins and decorated the cover with additional stickers, chipboard, brads and enamel dots. 

When it comes to decorating the page spreads I like to pick a main color and stick to that color palette. Also, my favorite part in decorating mini books is adding as many 3x4, 4x4 and 4x6 elements as possible. They perfectly coordinate with patterned papers and provide a great decorative piece to any page. I always adhere them to a folded piece of white cardstock first, which adds them a nice border and provides additional space for photos.

By spreading pages apart about 1/4” every double page, it gives me room to add more layers and lets me use bulkier items like chipboard and brads for decoration. This is what I like the most about handmade mini books – you decide how big or small, skinny or wide it will be. My mini book measures about 5x7” and has a 1.5” binder; it includes 12 full pages and a lot of flips and pockets.

Thank you for visiting Simple Stories blog and stop by again soon for more inspiration!

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It feels like life lately has had us getting back to the basics.  Perfect timing to create a layout with some new basic products from Simple Stories, the Color Vibe collection! This collection has basics to help supplement your patterned paper collections or to take out on it's own.  Today I am going to show you how I used it on it's own!

When I am working with simple patterns, I often go to cut files!  Today was no exception!  For this layout I used an older viewfinder cut file from the Simple Stories store.  By enlarging it to fit on a 12 X 12 layout, I was able to add a lot of pictures to it!  

The Color Vibe papers are textured with one side being solid and one side have dots.  I love the dots as an added option!  I utilized that side for my entire layout combining both the Basics & Bolds paper collections.

One advantage to working with Color Vibe is that you can totally tailor the colors to match your photos exactly!  Having a lot of reds, yellows, and blues in my pictures; I opted for those as my main colors!  I cut out stars and the title in those colors.

I also used the Foam Alphabets in coordinating colors to add "7" to my spots without pictures.  This was a nice way to add in a meaningful element!

If you'd like to check out more of this project and how it came together you can find more details in my process video here

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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The Simple Stories Summer Farmhouse collection is packed with bright colours and everyday summer fun! I had so much fun revisiting some summer adventures with this collection. The bold yellows popped out at me so I used the Yellow SN@P! binder with Summer Farmhouse

I was really inspired by the quilt-like pattern of the Simple Pleasures Cardstock and used that inspiration to decorate the chipboard cover of the Yellow SN@P album. I took a few of the papers from the Summer Farmhouse 6x8 paper pad and the regular 12x12 cardstock and cut up a bunch of squares which I then made into triangles. I played around with different quilt inspired configurations and settled on a simple starburst. The different patterns in Summer Farmhouse worked great to make a quilted album cover. It’s so much fun! I then used a bunch of the Bits & Pieces, stickers, enamel dots and brads from Summer Farmhouse to add some embellishments to the cover. I finished it off with some thin strips of the Backyard BBQ cardstock to frame my paper quilt. I really like how it turned out!

Inside there is lots more fun and bold yellows with sky blues accented with perky pinks and primary reds. The journal Bits & Pieces had just the right touches to add some words to my pockets and the Summer Farmhouse 4x6 sticker book has some great little tabs like that cute pink and red heart tab I added to a photo.

To fill this 4x6 pocket I used a handful of the Summer Farmhouse 2x2 Elements adhered to a piece of 4x6 cardstock. I like the cute patchwork effect that ties it in with the cover of the album.

This page is popping with fun! I used the Summer Farmhouse Simple Pleasures cardstock here for more quilty fun with a simple 2x2 Element added to it. My photos all had a lot of sky blue so I used a lot of the yellows from Summer Farmhouse to balance it out. These fun colours and icons are just so cheery!

On this photo I used the new Colour Vibe Foam Alpha stickers in Yellow for a bold accent on my photo. These new Foam Alpha stickers are an instant favourite for me because they come in all of the classic Simple Stories colours and are easy to coordinate with different collections. The yellow on the blue sky goes perfect with the cute 3x4 lemon journal card above it. To balance the bright yellow stickers I added some of the Summer Farmhouse red gingham washi along the bottom with some phrase stickers and a cute Decorative Brad

This pocket is probably my favourite and was the most fun to put together! I cut out a 4x6 piece of the Sunnies & Sandals cardstock and covered it with all things summer. I used a word die cut from the Summer Farmhouse Bits & Pieces in the middle of the pocket and arranged various Bits & Pieces, Chipboard Stickers, Decorative Brads, Enamel Dots and stickers from the 4x6 Sticker book and Combo Sticker sheet. I spent a bit of time rearranging everything just perfect, but it was worth it.

If you need some cheer right now, the bright colours of Summer Farmhouse and some photos of summer fun might help!

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Pinwheels and summer just go together, don't you think?  Today I'm sharing not one, but TWO adorable summertime projects featuring the "Color Vibe Collection" First, let's start with a patriotic set that I'll be displaying from Memorial Day all the way through July 4th!

I ran across this pattern for making pinwheels and thought I'd give it a try.  The pinwheels that I created are approximately 7" in diameter, so adjust the triangle sizes accordingly for larger or smaller versions.

Each pinwheel requires four squares of various colors/patterns.  I cut my squares to 4" and then cut across diagonally to form the triangles. Next, I punched a 1.5" circle to use as an anchor point for building the pinwheel.

Working counter-clockwise, add the triangles as shown above. Alternate the colors as you go! The very last triangle will tuck up under the first one, so be sure that you don't glue it down completely.  

Next, take the left tip of any triangle and glue to the center; repeat with the remaining tips until the pinwheel is complete. You can add these to dowels, straws, or a large clothespin for clipping!

And how about a couple of fireworks to go along with the pinwheels? I made two of the fireworks from a paper towel roll that I cut in half. I covered each of the rolls in patterned paper and then constructed the top:

To make the top, I die cut a 3.5" circle from lightweight chipboard, as well as a circle of patterned paper to match.  I cut a notch as shown above and then gently rolled into a cone shape and glued in place on the tube.

For the streamers at the bottom of the fireworks, I used the leftover 6X12 .  paper (from making the pinwheel) and cut 1/2" strips along the length.  I cut a small piece from each color strip and began winding the colored strips together to form a tassel.  I curled the ends slightly and then hot glued inside the open end of the paper towel roll.  

Again, I attached a large clothespin for clipping! Here is a look at all of the finished pieces after they were clipped on the little tree that I use for seasonal decorations!

As you can see, I used the Foam Alphas and stickers from the sticker books to embellish.  I also used die-cuts of matching papers to create flowers at the centers of the pinwheels. 

While making the patriotic pinwheels, I decided to make a few in the hues of summer!  I mixed and matched colors from the Brights, Lights, Bolds and Basics...they all coordinate beautifully!  

For this set of pinwheels, I decided to make a 'faux' letterboard from strips of dark gray paper.  Here's how it looked:

I simply created paper strips the width of a frame and added a fold to each side.  The sides were glued together and then attached inside the frame.  I wanted the strips to be the same width as the height of the Foam Alphas, so I made them approximately 1.25".  The stickers were attached to create the letterboard look!

So whether you're needing pinwheels for summer parties or holiday decor, I hope that you'll give them a try.  Stay tuned to my YouTube channel, as I will be sharing a tutorial on putting these together. 

Thanks for joining!

Shellye

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Hello friends! It’s Jen today with a new layout using the bright, whimsical Magical Birthday collection. I have to say that I love absolutely everything about this collection – from the patterned papers to the stickers to the die cuts – it is all adorable.

There are so many cute elements included with Magical Birthday, that I had a difficult time not using more embellishments! I began the project by selecting several patterned papers and cutting them into shapes similar to a sunburst. I love the wow factor created by the vibrant patterns against the white cardstock.

To add even more of an impact, I machine-stitched down the middle of each patterned paper with gold thread. To fill in the white space surrounding the papers, I used the Magical Birthday stencil with gold molding paste and added a strip of patterned paper along the right edge for balance. The extra bit of bling looks amazing!

My photo was backed by pink patterned paper and adhere atop the bursts that I stitched to the cardstock. Next, I set about embellishing the project using the accompanying Foam Stickers, Bits & Pieces, Chipboard Stickers, Journal Bits, and 4 x 6 stickers.

In the bottom-right corner of the layout, added some stickers along with the number “3” to document my daughter’s age at the time of this birthday.

I just love all of the bright colors in this layout!

I hope this project using the Magical Birthday collection has inspired you to document all those sweet birthdays and memories in your life. Thank you so much for stopping by today

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Hi there friends –its Tya here, and it’s my turn up on the blog today to introduce the cutest birthday line! I made 6 cards using the awesome “Birthday Blast” collection. In a time when our world looks a little different, it’s not as easy as it used to be to just run out and purchase a greeting card. So why not whip up a batch of your own, handmade birthday cards to keep on hand and send out when you need to! We always need birthday cards so this collection came at the perfect time!

Let me show you some close ups of each of the six cards I created. Isn’t this color pallet just amazing! I love how bright and brilliant the colors are! And while this collection is themed a little more on the masculine side, you can always substitute some of the icons out and make them more neutral.

Card one features a fantastic element from the Chipboard – the “Party” chipboard makes a great focal point! I layered it on top of one of the 3x4 Journaling cards that also said “Party” on it! It is always fun to see if you can layer up the 3x4 cards with matching embellishments like I did here.

Card 2 has this awesome rocket ship 3x4 card that I layered on top of another 3x4 card to get the small teal border. I also trimmed the green dot paper on the diagonal and it creates a great visual interest to the card. Almost like the rocket is going to blast off the page!

Card 3 is a fun one! I loved the 6x6 Stars Stencil and it made for a fun background paper. I simply used some yellow ink on some white cardstock and then layered up my embellishments on top of that!

Card 4 is one of my favorites of the batch. I love using the Journaling Bits and Pieces to create backgrounds for the other embellishments I use. I used the bright yellow circle Journaling spot and then cut 2 strips of the red balloon side of the “Have a Blast” paper to create a ribbon badge type of look! Look for ways you can turn the most basic shapes like a circle into something fun!

Card 5 again uses a basic shape like a circle, and turns it into a decorative element. I used 4 circles from the Journal Bits and Pieces and layered them on bigger circles. I then placed all four of the circles on my card base with some foam tape and added little stickers to each one. This was super fun to make and I really like how it turned out!

Card 6 is our final card and it highlights some of the fabulous pattern papers that come with the collection. I loved the confetti pattern on the “Yay” paper. Mixed with the red and the plaid paper from the “Wish Big” paper, you have a bright and cheery background to the card. The collection also includes lots of banner type stickers and this fringe one is just one of the many found in the 4x6 Sticker Book! Those sticker books are worth their weight in gold I tell ya! So many great stickers in there that are  perfect for card makers! Don’t forget to grab it the next time you make cards!

I hope that I have inspired you to whip up a batch of your own cards using this collection! It is filled to the brim with cute accents, colors and embellishments! I could have created many more cards for sure! Whoever gets your cards will adore them because you took the time to create something for them to make them feel special- that’s what cards are all about in my book! Have a fantastic week and Happy Crafting!

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Hello friends! It’s Kylie back with you today to share some more scrapbooking inspiration. For my layout today, I have been having lots of fun creating with the Simple Vintage Coastal collection. It has a beautiful, tropical and beachy vibe with lots of fun prints and colours. Since I can’t go on a little vacay at the moment, I thought the next best thing is to scrapbook some memories instead!

To create my background page, I have layered together Guava/Sand from the 12 x 12 basic kit papers along with On Island Time and the 2 x 2 Elements papers. Each were cut slightly smaller than the previous sheet to create a layered border. I also distressed all of the edges quite a bit as I wanted to have a lot of texture.

To create the cluster of embellishments to the top of my layout I first added a triangular piece of Ocean/Coral Reef from the Simple Basics paper so that it looked like a corner folded over. Using various stickers, chipboard stickers and die cuts I was able to create lots of dimension across the top of my page.

My photo was printed to 4”x 6” before being added to the lower left-hand corner of the layout. I was then able to add some more die cuts and chipboard stickers. They were the perfect theme to match my photo!

The ‘Paradise’ title chipboard sticker, was added below my photo as the main title for my page. It also gave a nice balance to my completed design.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest page and it gives you some inspiration for your own holiday themed scrapbooking.

Kylie.

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Hello friends! It’s Mik here from Papermiks on the blog today! Today I’ll show you a Sn@p! inspiration using the beautiful SV Garden Disctrict. This collection is perfect for springtime and as a gift to your mom, too. By the way, Mother’s Day is coming!

To make the cover, I started by die-cutting the flower wreath from the SV Garden District 12’x12’ basics kit. Then, I backed the “Choose happy” paper behind the flowers and the “Live today” paper on the leaves. Once my die-cut was ready, I started to make the background. For this I used the “Never stop dreaming” paper to cover my album. I glued my die-cut on the center of the page and started to decorate my cover.

Oh, I almost forgot to say that I also cut some rolled flowers to add on to my decoration. I loved making them and also the dimensions that they bring. Don’t you? When the die-cut was ready it was time to combine some ephemeras, chipboard stickers and ribbons to make this special cover.

I definitely love shakers, so for my first page I decided to make one, using the layered frames and photo flip pockets. I have to confess: I love these frames to make shakers. I believe they’re perfect for it.

Inside, I used pocket pages and one insta-pocket. With this I can have more space for photos and it also gives my album an interactive touch.

I also love using the lined paper, so there I can write notes about the stories of the photos.

Shaker + photos = Love!

Here I decided to do something different. I wanted to use the kraft divider that comes with the binder, so I made a mini album inside the album. I hope you’ve got some inspiration from this idea and enjoyed it! If you have any questions, would like to talk some more about Sn@p! come and check out my IG account.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

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Hi beautiful Simple Stories friends, Cristina here with you today to show you a new project I made with a brand new collection Birthday Blast.

This collection is so perfect for parties, birthdays or any kind of celebration. It is full of warm and bright colors and so many amazing designs. Like all Simple Stories collections this one is also full of wonderful decorations to enrich pages, mini albums, cards or even use to creat your own decorations.

I started with a color vibe brights textured cardstock in a yellow color because it is so bright and it makes the collection colors just shine!!!! I chose to use yellow and red to take the colors of my photo and to add a touch of light I chose some decorative elements with silver details.

In the Birthday Blast collection kit I chose a patterned paper with delicious polka dots of various colors and layered it on the top of the torn bottom sheet to give it a little bit of movement. The result gave me the impression that the paper seemed framed.

This collection was perfect to show off this memory of delicious pizza made by me a few weeks ago. Surely because I was finally able to make it really good!!!

Decorating is the best part of making my pages. I love to use chipboard elements and combined them with die-cuts to create various decorative layers. The brads are my final touch to create a kind of symmetric sense to the whole composition.

Thank you for visiting and allowing me to share my project! I hope that it has inspired you to create your own bright and colorful celebration! Please don’t forget to leave us a comment below and tell us or show us you own idea on how to use this collection, It may be so different than mine. See you next time!

Bye.

Cristina xxx

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Do you have a special girl in your life?  A dreamer, one who loves pink, purple and unicorns?   Then you absolutely NEED the new Simple Stories Magical Birthday collection!!!  It’s fun, fabulous and a celebration for your princess.

I’ll be honest with you.. I don’t think this set is completely for the kiddos!  I know a few grown up ladies that would love this collection too!   I mean who doesn’t love unicorns?   I seriously think growing up is totally unnecessary!  LOL!

This collection has EVERYTHING… pattern papers, die cut bits and pieces, journaling bits and pieces, chipboard, decorative brads, enamel dots, and WASHI too!  With little UNICORNS with GOLD HORNS!!

I wish my photos showed all the gold foil to it’s full advantage here because it’s total eye candy!   There’s gold foil on the chipboard, stickers and bits and pieces.

I used the 6x8” paper pad for all my cards today.  The print is a little smaller than it appears on the 12” sheets making it perfect for smaller layouts like cards.

I love the rainbows on everything from the papers and die cuts to the brads and the washi.  I’m one of those people who think every color is their favorite color so this is eye candy for me!

Squee!! Isn’t that unicorn cupcake adorable?    The “hooray” sentiment is gold foil, and the gorgeous florals are thick chipboard.

If you look close you’ll see I added a little bit of washi on each card as well as some sentiments from the 4x6” sticker pad.   The decorative brads are colorful and shiny and totally fun – can you spot one on each card?

Hooray for this wonderful Magical Birthday Collection!  It’s sure to make the birthday girl feel like a princess!

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Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using the beautiful new Summer  Farmhouse collection.   There's something about this dark royal blue in this collection that just makes me happy.  I feel like this shade of blue goes with everything.  But then you add the red, yellow and teal and if just makes my heart happy!

When my kids were little, we would often do unplanned photo shoots. I would just grab my camera and take a bunch of photos, it's not that easy now that they are teenagers so I often go back through my older photos and find some gems.  I love this sweet one of my girl.  I was unsure about using the wooden title on the wood paper but I like that it created a soft look.

I cut up the Simple Pleasures paper and made little pinwheels with it.  They turned out so cute with the little enamel dot in the middle!

I then added a few phrase strips, stickers, a few pieces of ephemera and some stitching.

I love how the bright colors and florals look on the woodgrain paper!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Hello, hope you are all keeping well! Today I’d like to share with you how I’ve been using the beautiful Garden District collection in the Robins Egg Sn@p binder. 

I’ve always loved gardening and I’m very lucky to have a pretty little garden that over looks fields. Now more than ever, I realise how blooming lucky I am to have this safe outdoor space! What I’m going to use this binder for is to document everything I can think of to do with gardens...

...here’s some of the ideas I have, of what I’m going to fill the pages up with. 

Firstly, and probably the most obvious, I shall include pictures of us enjoying the garden, but also I’m going to document the plants that I grow, changes I’d like to make over time, new flowers I’d like to plant. Stores that I can buy plants, that of course will include the small online stores which are our lifelines at this strange time! 

In the 6x8 sn@p binders you get an assortment of pocket pages, patterned card stock, chipboard dividers and plenty of lined paper. So there’s everything you’ll need for setting it up!

I like to use the patterned card stock as a layout, here I use the lovely little 2x2 images from the Garden District cut apart sheet, and then I’ve made a little framed area where I can add journaling or pop a picture. I’m also going to add pictures from magazines that inspire me, you can even print off pictures you find on Pinterest. 

I hope that I’ve been able to give you some ideas on how you could set up a ‘gardening’ binder. I know that this will be a project that I will keep coming back to, adding more to it throughout the seasons! 

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Hello everybody! So happy to be back! We are living in very special moments in our lives… there is nothing better than to have the chance to share a beautiful moment creating together. I´m Maria Celeste from GuiadeManualidades.com and I have a wonderful idea for all of you!

I've been in my home for more than a month. Everyday is a new challenge. But I´m always thinking that we are very lucky because we love scrapbooking. We have this wonderful hobby/job to help us. I started to imagine a new project with the Simple Stories I Am collection and I was sure about one thing: it was going to be something just for me. A very special mini book full of details and things I love.

The I Am Collection has become one of my favorites. I'm sure I will keep it in my personal collection. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it and I feel it´s just for me.

This mini album has plenty space for photographs and personal memories. And I made lovely and special details with my sewing machine. Let´s get started! As I always tell you, remember you can make this mini album in the size you want. For my project I cut 3 pieces of stable cardboard : #1- 7” w x 8 1/2” h (cut 2 of it), #2- 2” w x 8 1/2” h.

I used three of the collection kit papers to cover all the structure. But, before doing it, I sewed it along the edge. You will see I do that in all of my mini books. Sewing details are a must in this project!

For the inside of my structure I used the same design paper and did the same sewing detail. But, you have to wait until you prepare the spine.

I made a very special spine. To make it cut a piece of white cardsotck paper of 10 1/4” w x 6 1/2” h. Then you have to scored it in 1 ½”, 2”, 2 ½”, 2 3/4”, 3 1/4”, 3 3/4”, 4” , 4 1/2”, 5”, 5 1/4”, 5 ¾” 6 1/4”, 6 1/2”, 7”, 7 ½”, 7 ¾”,  8 ¼”, 8 ¾”.  As a result you are going to have a classic spine with 6 hinges. But, before gluing it in the interior of the mini album structure, we are going to add small strips of the the same paper that we used to cover the middle stable cardboard piece. To do it, just sew them… you will love this detail!

Once it´s ready, you can glue the spine and then add the interior papers. You will find that the spine is smaller than your structure. Don't panic! It's ok! Just leave 1” up and down.

As we have a 6 hinges spine, we are going to make pocket pages.

To get them ready cut 6 pieces of  white cardstock of  6” w x 16 ½”” h. Place the paper on your scoring board (heigth) and scored in 8”, 16”. The last ½” is what your are going to glue to close the pocket. Repeat the proccess with all the other papers.  Pockets pages are ready! And you can add an extra page inside of them using the same white cardstock. One beautiful detail that I added was sewing to them some special words from the “Journal Bits Kit".

Now we are ready! Let's start with the fun work… Put all your decorating elements on the table and start playing with them. As I always say… let's make magic! Every design paper that I used to decorate the album was sewed first. I even sewed the die cuts while I was decorating the album.

First thing to prepare is the cover. For my cover I found inspiration in one of the elements of the collection. I used chipboards, paper flowers, gold and white baker twine, a very special ribbon (with gold details) and some die cuts. With the ribbon I made a small rosette and I combined it with a piece of paper. The result is a lovely and very romantic cover with inspiring words and phrases.

Let´s go to the inside! Use everything you have to decorate the pages. Die cuts, stickers, chipboard, enamels dots and combine them with pieces of papers. Feel free to prepare small interior structures as cascades or small pockets. And remember to use 4x4, 4x6 and 3x4 elements to combine with them. Brads will be a beautiful detail for your interior structures and you can have some small magnets on your desk to add to them.

I hope you like this idea and now you feel inspired to created beautiful mini album just for you. You will see that I Am Collection is lovely!

See you next time!

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